Educational aspects of non-linear control

About the workshop:

This two-day workshop is dedicated to all educational aspects of nonlinear control. It aims to give the opportunity to share with all the control community educational tools, materials and supports for instructors in nonlinear control theory and its applications, at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as to share new ideas in the educational field.

List of confirmed speakers:

  • Craig Buhr, MathWorks;

  • Stefano Di Cairano, MERL - Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Cambridge,MA, USA;

  • Mustafa Dogan, ITU Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Control and Automation Engineering Department, Istanbul, Turkey;

  • Dale F. Enns, Honeywell Aerospace;

  • Chris Kellett, School of Engineering at the Australian National University, Australia;

  • Manfredi Maggiore, Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada;

  • Salvatore Monaco, University of Rome La Sapienza, Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering ”Antonio Ruberti”, Italy;

  • Arjan Van der Schaft, University of Groningen Johann Bernoulli, Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science, The Netherlands.


  • Christophe Prieur, CNRS, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France, Chair of the IFAC TC 2.3 Non-Linear Control Systems;

  • Andrea Serrani, The Ohio State University, USA, Chair of the IEEE TC On Nonlinear Systems And Control;

  • Claudia Califano, Universita di Roma La Sapienza, Italy, Vice Chair for education in the IFAC TC 2.3 Non-Linear Control Systems.


(all hours in PM, UTC Coordinated Universal Time):

December 11th, 2021

  • 1:00-1:15 PM: Welcome message by the organizers

  • 1:15-2:00 PM: Arjan Van der Schaft, The importance of geometry in teaching nonlinear control

  • 2:00-2:45 PM: Chris Kellett, An Undergraduate Curriculum for Introductory Nonlinear Control and Estimation

  • 2:45-3:00 PM: Break

  • 3:00-3:45 PM: Salvatore Monaco, May nonlinear paradigms contribute to disclose the hidden side of automatic control?

December 12th, 2021

  • 1:00-1:45 PM: Craig Buhr, Nonlinear Control Design, Simulation, and Testing with MATLAB and Simulink

  • 1:45-2:30 PM: Manfredi Maggiore, Reviving the teaching of nonlinear control: challenges and ideas

  • 2:30-3:30 PM: Mustafa Dogan, Teaching Nonlinear Delay Differential Equations (DDE) and Chaos: A Simple Chaotic System based on Time-Delay and Hyper-Chaos

  • 3:30-3:45 PM: Break

  • 3:45-4-45 PM: Dale Enns, Stefano Di Cairano, and the speakers, Panel discussion and closing remarks

  • 4:45 PM: Virtual photo group

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