Blending Human-Robot Intelligence for Collaborative Autonomous Systems

Nisar Ahmed
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
Friday, December 7, 2018, 3 PM
Woodward Hall, Room 147

Talk Abstract: The age of autonomous machines has arrived. Yet, as products of imperfect human engineering designed to make decisions in an uncertain world, the promise of “set-it-and-forget-it” autonomy is still quite far off: autonomous systems […]

2018-12-06T06:13:56+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Seminar|

Providing Verifiably Safe Assurance for Medical Best Practice Guideline Systems

Chunhui Guo
PhD Candidate, Illinois Institute of Technology
Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 2:15 PM
ECE, Room 118

Talk abstract: In the United States, preventable medical errors are considered the third leading cause of death and may cost the economy up to $1 trillion in “lost human potential and contributions” every year. Preventable medical errors […]

2018-09-18T21:47:24+00:00September 18th, 2018|Seminar|

Robust and Optimal Switching Linear Parameter-Varying Control with Applications

Pan Zhao
PhD Candidate, The University of British Columbia
Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 2 PM
ECE, Room 118

Talk abstract: Linear parameter-varying (LPV) control is a systematic way for gain-scheduling control of a nonlinear or time-varying system that has dynamic variations in its operating range. However, when the dynamic variations are large, LPV control […]

2018-07-26T15:58:15+00:00July 26th, 2018|Seminar|

Trust-Based Control of Robotic Manipulators in Human-Robot Collaborative Assembly

Behzad Sadrfaridpour
Ph.D. Candidate, Clemson University
Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 2 PM
ECE, Room 118

Talk abstract: The recent emergence of safe, lightweight, and human-friendly robots has opened a new realm for human-robot collaboration (HRC) in collaborative manufacturing. For such robots with the new human-robot interaction (HRI) functionalities to interact closely and effectively with […]

2018-07-05T22:03:36+00:00July 5th, 2018|Seminar|

Sample truncation in scenario-based stochastic control using an approximate convex hull

Dr. Hossein Sartipizadeh
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas at Austin
Visiting Scientist, Aeronautics & Astronautics, University of Washington Seattle
Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 2–3 PM
ECE, Room 118

Talk abstract: In this talk we focus on the sampling-based techniques, including the well-known scenario approach for stochastic/robust control of uncertain dynamical systems under input and state […]

2018-06-25T16:56:20+00:00June 10th, 2018|Seminar|

Statistical Verification and Differential Privacy in Cyber-Physical Systems

Yu Wang
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 10 AM
ECE, Room 125E

Talk abstract: Cyber-physical systems, which interconnect continuous physical processes and discrete controlling embedded computers by a complex communication network, appear in almost every aspect of daily life: transportation, energy, medical systems, and food production. In this talk, […]

2018-06-25T17:12:09+00:00May 13th, 2018|Seminar|

Formation Control of Nonholonomic Multi-agent Systems

Milad Khaledyan
PhD Candidate, Louisiana State University
Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 10 AM
ECE, Room 125E

Talk abstract: This talk is concerned with the formation control problem of multiple agents modeled as nonholonomic wheeled mobile robots. Both kinematic and dynamic robot models are considered. Solutions are presented for a class of formation problems that […]

2018-06-25T17:11:19+00:00May 5th, 2018|Seminar|

From Diabetes to the Power Grid: Solving Problems with Control and Optimization

Dr. David Copp
Postdoctoral Associate, Sandia National Laboratories
Friday, March 9, 2018, at 3 PM
Woodward Hall, Room 147

Talk abstract: In this talk, we discuss the use of control and optimization for solving sophisticated engineering problems, with motivating examples in bioengineering and energy systems. Model predictive control is a particularly popular online optimal […]

2018-03-09T14:16:45+00:00March 9th, 2018|Seminar|

A Stochastic Control Approach to Dynamic Defense of Large-Scale Cyber Networks

Erik Miehling
PhD Candidate, University of Michigan
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 2–3 PM
ECE, Room 118

Talk abstract: The ubiquity of security breaches in modern times necessitates the development of systems that are able to automatically detect and react to attacks, with the goal of preventing the attacker from reaching its goal. In this […]

2018-07-03T21:53:57+00:00October 30th, 2017|Seminar|