Fourth Biannual Meeting on Systems and Control Theory

Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario
May 13-15, 2010


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All talks are in Chernoff Hall, Room 202. See the local page for location information.

Thursday, May 13

Time Speaker Title
8:30-9:30 Velimir Jurdjevic Optimal Control, Geometry and Mechanics
9:30-10:00 Maria Barbero-Liñán How to Describe Infinitesimally the Symmetric Product?
10:00-10:30 Dmitry Gromov Hybrid Thermodynamic Control Systems with Phase Transitions
10:30-10:50 Coffee Break
10:50-11:50 Peter Caines Mean Field Social Dynamics with Egoistic and Altruistic Agents: A Nash Game Formulation
11:50-12:20 Mojtaba Nourian Adaptive Mean Field (NCE) Methodology in Leader-Follower Stochastic Dynamic Games
12:20-12:50 Arman Kizilkale Stochastic Adaptive Nash Certainty Equivalence Control with Population Parameter Estimation
12:50-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:00 Lacra Pavel Global Classical Solvability of Initial-Boundary Problems for Hyperbolic Lotka-Volterra Systems and Lyapunov-Based Boundary Control
3:00-4:00 Kirsten Morris Second-Order Systems with Acceleration Measurements
4:00-4:20 Coffee Break
4:20-5:20 Minyi Huang Stochastic Approximation for Consensus: Asynchronous Algorithms and Mean Square Convergence
5:20-5:50 Peng Jia Analysis of Two Classes of Decentralized Decision Systems: Quantized Single and Double-Sided Auctions in Competitive Markets

Friday, May 14

Time Speaker Title
8:30-9:30 Manfredi Maggiore Virtual Holonomic Constraints for Euler-Lagrange Systems
9:30-10:00 Farzin Taringoo Gradient-Geodesic HMP Algorithms and the Optimization of Hybrid Systems
10:00-10:30 Cesar Aguilar Small-Time Local Controllability of Homogeneous Control-Affine Systems
10:30-10:50 Coffee Break
10:50-11:50 Mireille Broucke Reach Control Problem
11:50-12:20 Bruce Francis Switched-Mode Systems: Problems Motivated by Power Converters, Part I
12:20-12:50 Ben Tsai Switched-Mode Systems: Problems Motivated by Power Converters, Part II
12:50-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:00 Brian Ingalls Negative Feedback and Robustness Trade-offs in Systems Biology
3:00-3:30 Dhanaraja Kasinathan Optimal Actuator Location for H Control
3:30-4:00 Jordan Ang Integral Feedback Control in the Context of Synthetic Regulatory Gene Networks
4:00-4:30 Pantelis Isaiah A Connection Between Feedback Stabilisation and Local Controllability
4:30-4:50 Coffee Break
4:50-5:20 Kai Hoeffner Constructive Decomposition of the Design Parameters in IDA-PBC
5:20-5:50 Nick Hudon Dissipative Decomposition and Local Stabilization of Control Affine Systems
5:50-6:20 James Forbes Flexible Manipulator Control Accommodating Passivity Violations: Theory and Experiments

Saturday, May 15

Time Speaker Title
8:30-9:30 Roland Malhamé Complex Systems: The Case of Unreliable Manufacturing Transfer Lines
9:30-10:30 Shreyas Sundaram Structured System Theory and its Application to Information Dissemination in Distributed Systems
10:30-11:30 Serdar Yuksel On Optimization of Information Channels in Stochastic Control

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