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Past Seminars

Past Seminars

27 February 2023: Dr Umut Genc, Eatron Technologies "Latest Control and ML Challenges in Lithium Ion Battery Management Systems" [ABSTRACT]
20 February 2023: Dr Lucia Marucci, University of Bristol "Steering cellular phenotypes using modelling and feedback control"  [ABSTRACT]
13 February 2023: Professor Pierre Pinson, Imperial College London "Distributionally robust trading strategies for renewable energy producers" [ABSTRACT]
23 January 2023: Dr Jakob Foerster, University of Oxford "Opponent-Shaping and Interference in General-Sum Games" [ABSTRACT]
21 November: Professor Claudio De Persis, University of Groningen "A formula for data-driven control of nonlinear systems" [ABSTRACT]
14 November: Dr Dario Paccagnan, Imperial College London "In Congestion Games, Taxes Achieve Optimal Approximation" [ABSTRACT]
31 October: Professor Domitilla Del Vecchio,MIT "Control Theory for Synthetic Biology"  [ABSTRACT] via MS Teams
17 October: Professor Raphaël Jungers, UC Louvain "Date driven control of hybrid systems and Chance-Constrained optimization" [ABSTRACT]
30 May 2022: Professor James Richard Forbes, McGill University: "Regularization Techniques in Koopman-based System Identification" [ABSTRACT]

23 May 2022: Professor Dorian Gangloff, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford:  "Quantum information technologies with solid-state spin-photon interfaces" [ABSTRACT]

9 May 2022:  Dr Melanie Weber, Mathematical Institute, Oxford: "Optimal Control with learning on the fly" [ABSTRACT]

5 May 2022:  Dr Patrick Kidger, University of Oxford: "Neural Controlled Differential Equations and Diffrax" [ABSTRACT]  Please note this seminar will start at 3pm

28 February 2022:  Professor Necmiye Ozay, University of Michigan:  "Learning models and constraints with limited data" [ABSTRACT]
21 February 2022:  Dr Fei Teng, Imperial College London: "Optimal Scheduling for Future Low Carbon Power Systems" [ABSTRACT]

24 January 2022: Professor Steffi Knorn, TU Berlin; "Girls in Control - Learning sessions in automatic control.  What have we learned (so far)?" [ABSTRACT]

22 November 2021: Franco Blanchini, Udine University "Mathematics of Control Across Disciplines" [ABSTRACT]

15 November 2021: Niao He, ETH Zurich "Three common reinforcement learning tricks: when and why do they work" [ABSTRACT]

8 November 2021: Alessandra Parisio, University of Manchester "Modelling and optimization-based control of flexile energy systems for more sustainable and efficient energy networks" [ABSTRACT]

25 October 2021: Chris Rackauckas, MIT & Julia Computing "The Continuing Advances of Differentiable Simulation" [ABSTRACT]

18 October 2021: Dr Felix Berkenkamp, Bosch Center for AI "Towards Data-efficient Model-based Reinforcement Learning[ABSTRACT]

11 October 2021: Professor Arnob Ghosh, Imperial College London & Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi "Traffic-Light Control at Urban Intersections Using Expected Waiting-Time Information" [ABSTRACT]

Monday 21 June 2021:  Professor Robert Shorten, Imperial College London "Digital Ledger Technology, Social Contracts and the design of Cyber-Physical Systems" [ABSTRACT]

Tuesday 1 June 2021: Dr Marta Zagorowska,  Imperial College London "When is a model good enough for control?"[ABSTRACT]

Monday 24 May 2021: Professor Wu, MIT "Towards Scaling and Deploying mixed Autonomy Traffic" [ABSTRACT]

Monday 17 May 2021: Dr Tong Duy Son, Siemens "Autonomous Driving Algorithms Development and Testing Framework"  [ABSTRACT]

Tuesday 4 May 2021: Professor Martina Maggio, Lund University/Saarland University "Weakly hard-control" [ABSTRACT]

1 March 2020: Professor Dimitra Panagou, University of Michigan "A Framework on Safety and Resilience for Multi-Agent Systems" [ABSTRACT]

8 February 2020: Dr Francesco Ciriello, MathWorks "Training a Humanoid Walker: A Case Study for Physical Modelling, Optimization & Deep Reinforcement Learning for Controls System Design" [ABSTRACT]

1 February 2020: Simone Baldi, Southeast Univ/Delft Univ "On mixed traffic with human-driven and autonomous vehicles" [ABSTRACT]

25 January 2020: Professor Sebastian Trimpe, TWTH Aachen University "Event-triggered Learning" [ABSTRACT]

18 January 2020: Professor Wen Hua Chen, Loughborough University "Stability of Model Predictive Control: a review and new Results" [ABSTRACT]

Mon Nov 16, Na Li, Harvard "Harnessing special properties for Distributed Decision-Making in Network Systems" [ABSTRACT]

Mon Nov 9, Melanie Zeilinger, ETH "Safe learning-based control using a Model Predictive Control framework" [ABSTRACT]

Mon Oct 26, Andrea Simonetto, IBM Research Europe "Personalized Optimization in a Time-varying World" [ABSTRACT]

Mon Oct 19, Harald Pfifer, University of Nottingham "Worst Case Analysis of Linear Time Varying Systems on the Example of a Space Launcher" [ABSTRACT]


Monday 15th June 2020:  Fabrizio Dabbene, CNR - IEIIT, Italy [ABSTRACT]

Monday 8th June 2020:  Erfan Nozari, University of Pennsylvania/ University of California Riverside [ABSTRACT]

Monday 1st June 2020:  Brendan O’Donoghue, DeepMind

Monday 4th May 2020:  Dr Mirco Giacobbe, University of Oxford "How Many Bits Does it Take to Quantize a Neural Network?" [ABSTRACT]

Monday 23 March 2020: Dr Karl Worthmann, TU Ilmenau, Germany "Pitfalls and Solutions in Nonlinear Model Predictive Control" [ABSTRACT]

Monday 9 March 2020: Dr Amanda Prorok, University of Cambridge "Learnable and explainable coordination in multi-robot systems" [ABSTRACT]

Wednesday 26 February 2020: Dr Somenath Bakshi, University of Cambridge "Methods for Engineering Cellular Control" [ABSTRACT]

Monday 10 February 2020: Dr Stefan Banholzer, University of Konstanz "Multiobjective Optimization of PDEs using Reduced-Order Modelling" [ABSTRACT

Wednesday 5 February 2020: Professor Oliver Junge, TU Munich "From Bellman to Dijkstra - set oriented computational methods for optimal control problems" [ABSTRACT

Monday 3 February 2020: Professor Panagiotis (Panos) Patrinos, KU Leuven, Belgium "Proximal envelopes for nonconvex splitting agorithms: Block coordinate and Newton-type variants" [ABSTRACT]

Monday 27 January 2020: Dominic Richards, University of Oxford "Optimal statistical rates for decentralised non-parametric regression with linear speed-up" [ABSTRACT]

Monday 2 December 2019: Professor Antonella Zanna Munthe-Kass, University of Bergen: "On the construction of some symplectic P-stable additive Runge—Kutta methods" [ABSTRACT]

Friday 22 November 2019: Professor Manolis Chatzis, University of Oxford: "Modeling, Identifiability and Identification of Non-Linear and Non-Smooth Dynamic Systems" [ABSTRACT]

Monday 11 November 2019:  Professor Ari Stern, Washington University, St. Louis:  "Structure-preserving numerical integrators for relaxation oscillators" [ABSTRACT]

Monday 4 November 2019:  Dr Mats Vermeeren, TU Berlin:  "Variational integrators for contact Hamiltonian systems"  [ABSTRACT]

Monday 21 October 2019: Professor Jacky Cresson, CNRS: "The Noether's theorem in the fractional calculus of variations : continuous and discrete setting" [ABSTRACT]

Monday 14 October 2019: Professor Arne Strauss, University of Warwick "Control of Delivery Time Slot Availability in E-Fulfilment Across Multiple Delivery Days" [ABSTRACT]

Friday 12 July 2019: Professor Melvin Leok, Professor of Mathematics, UCSD "The Connections Between Discrete Geometric Mechanics, Information Geometry and Machine Learning" [ABSTRACT] 2pm in LR3

Wednesday 12 June 2019:  Professor Nick Hawes (University of Oxford) "Mission Planning for Long-Term Autonomy in Mobile Service Robots" [ABSTRACT] 2pm in MR4

Monday 3 June 2019:  Dr Giovanni Fantuzzi (Imperial College) "Bounding the magnitude of extreme events in nonlinear dynamical systems using convex optimisation" [ABSTRACT] 2pm in MR4

Monday 13 May 2019: Professor Perla Maiolino (University of Oxford) "Robots with a sense of Touch" [ABSTRACT] 2pm in MR4

Friday 10 May 2019: Professor Urbashi Mitra (University of Southern California) "Unimodal Matrix Factorization: Applications to Target Localization and Wireless Propagation Model Learning" [ABSTRACT] 10.30am in LR7

Wednesday 8 May 2019: Professor Steven Low, (Caltech) "Time-varying nonconvex optimization with application to OPF" [ABSTRACT] 2pm in LR8 

Monday 4 March 2019:  Dr Thomas Morstyn (Energy and Power Group, Oxford) "Market Design for Peer-to-Peer Energy Trading and Distribution System Flexibility" [ABSTRACT] 2pm in MR4

Monday 25 February 2019:  Dr Francesca Boem (University College London) "Distributed Monitoring and Fault-tolerant Control for Large-Scale Interconnected Systems" [ABSTRACT] 2pm in MR4

Monday 18 February 2019: Dr George Konstantopoulos (University of Sheffield) "Title TBC" [ABSTRACT] 2pm in MR4

Wednesday 13 February 2019:  Professor Thomas Parisini (Imperial College London) "Distributed Monitoring and Fault-Tolerant Control: Scalable Plug & Play Tools & Industry 4.0 Perspective" [ABSTRACT]

Tuesday 8 January 2019: Professor Anders Rantzer (Lund University) "Towards a Scalable Theory of Control" [ABSTRACT]

Thu 15 November, 2pm,  MR4  Dr. Johannes Buerger (BMW, Munich) "Predictive Energy Management for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles based on Optimal Control - an industry perspective"  [ABSTRACT]

Tue 13 November, 2pm:  MR4  Dr. Francesca Boem (University College London) "Title tbc" [ABSTRACT]

Monday 5 November, 2pm: MR4 Dr. Hamza Fawzi (University of Cambridge) "Semi definite approximations of the matrix logarithm" [ABSTRACT]

Wednesday 31 October, 2pm:  Dr. Thulasi Mylvaganam (Imperial College London) "Control Design Using Differential Games - From Centralised to Decentralised Control" [ABSTRACT]

Monday 15 October, 2pm:  MR4 Professor Martin Skovgaard Andersen, Technical University of Denmark "Optimization with sparse matrix cones" [ABSTRACT]

Thursday 11 October 4pm: LR2 Professor George Pappas, University of Pennsylvania "Cloud Based Estimation and Control with Privacy" [ABSTRACT]

Tuesday 9 October 11am: LR2 Professor George Pappas, University of Pennsylvania "Information Acquisition with Autonomous Robots" [ABSTRACT]

Mon 18 June 2018: Professor Michail Loulakis (National Technical University of Athens) "The stochastic shallow lake problem" [ABSTRACT]

Tue 12 June 2018: Professor Manolis Georgoulis (University of Leicester) "Discontinuous Galerkin methods on polygonal and polyhedral meshes" [ABSTRACT]

Wed 6 June 2018: Dr David Martin de Diego "TBC" [ABSTRACT]

Mon 14 May 2018: Dr. Sebastian Peitz (University of Paderborn), 2pm, MR4 "Data driven feedback control of nonlinear PDEs using the Koopman operator" [ABSTRACT]
Wed 9 May 2018: Professor George Halikias (City University), "Convex relaxations in combinatorial optimization and robust control" [ABSTRACT]

Mon 30 April 2018: Professor Duncan Callaway (UC Berkeley) "Decentralization in Energy Systems: Absorbing Solar and Storage into Grids" [ABSTRACT]

Wed 25 April 2018: Dr. Antonio de Paola (Imperial College) "Distributed control schemes for the smart grid: a Lyapunov approach" [ABSTRACT]

Fri 13 April 2018: Professor Benjamin Recht (UC Berkeley) "The statistical foundations of learning to control" [ABSTRACT]
Monday 8 January 2018: "System Level Synthesis: Scalable Distributed Control" Dr James Anderson, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Caltech [ABSTRACT]

Wednesday 17 January 2018: "Control of metal corming processes" Dr Jos Havinga, University of Oxford [ABSTRACT]

Wednesday 31 January 2018: "A stochastic Sylvester equation for output regulation and model reduction of linear stochastic systems" Dr Giordano Scarciotti, Imperial College London [ABSTRACT]

Tuesday 6 February 2018: "Decentralised optimisation and game-theoretic approaches for market-based coordination of power system operation and planning decisions" Dr Dimitrios Papadaskalopoulos, Imperial College London [ABSTRACT]

Wednesday 14 February 2018:  "Input-to-State Stability for complex dynamics: From global to almost global... and back" Dr David Angeli, Imperial College London [ABSTRACT]

Thursday 15 Feburary 2018:  "The Nash equilibrium with inertia" Dr Basilio Gentile, ETH Zurich [ABSTRACT]
This seminar will be held at 11am in MR4, IEB

Monday 4 December 2017. LR7, IEB: "Domain Specific Languages for Embedded Convex Optimization" Dr Nick Moehle, Stanford University [ABSTRACT]

Wednesday 22 November 2017. LR7, IEB:  "Title tbc"  Dr Jos Havinga, University of Oxford [ABSTRACT]

Monday 20 November 2017 LR7, IEB:  "Model Predictive Control for next generation Energy Management Systems"  Dr Alessandra Parisio, University of Manchester. [ABSTRACT]

Monday 13 November 2017. LR7, IEB:  "Stability and instability in saddle point dynamics"  Dr Ioannis Lestas, University of Cambridge. [ABSTRACT]

Monday 6 November 2017. LR7,IEB:   "Community-based and peer-to-peer electricity markets" Professor Pierre Pinson, Techncal University of Denmark. [ABSTRACT]

Monday 16 October 2017 MR4, IEB:  "Control of Transport PDE-ODE Cascades" Dr Nikolaos Bekiaris-Liberis, Technical University of Crete. [ABSTRACT]

Wednesday 11 October 2017 LR7, IEB: 

2.00-2.45pm "Energy preserving methods for time integration of PDEs on moving grids" Professor Brynjulf Owren, Norwegian University of Science and Technology [ABSTRACT]

2.45-3.30pm "Shape analysis on Lie groups and Homogeneous manifolds with applications to computer animation" Professor Elena Celledoni, Norwegian University of Science and Technology [ABSTRACT]

Thursday 5 October 2017 LR2, Thom Building: "Scenario-optimization: a methodology for control, identification and classification" Professor Marco Campi, IEEE Fellow. This is an IEEE Distinguished Lecture, organized on behalf of the IEEE UK & Ireland Chapter. [ABSTRACT]

Thursday 20 July 2017, "Positive invariant sets for time-delay systems" Prof. Sorin Olaru, Centrale Supelec, 2pm, LR7.[ABSTRACT]

Friday 14 July 2017, "System-Level and Data-Aware Management of Battery Systems "  Prof. Xinfan Lin, University of California at Davis, 2pm, LR7 (jointly with the Energy and Power Group). [ABSTRACT]

Thursday 15 June 2017, "Computer architectures for real-time dynamic optimization"  Prof. Eric Kerrigan, Imperial College London, 2pm, LR7. [ABSTRACT]

Monday 12 June 2017, "Online Optimization in Closed Loop on the Power Flow Manifold"  Dr. Saverio Bolognani, ETH Zurich, 2pm, LR7. [ABSTRACT]

Monday 5 June 2017, "Evolutionary Game Dynamics for Collective Decision Making in Structured and Unstructured Environments"  Prof. Dario Bauso, University of Sheffield, 2pm, LR7. [ABSTRACT]

Monday 15 May 2017, "Semi definite Programming for Power System Stability and Chance-constrained Optimization" Prof. Spyros Chatzivasileiadis, Technical University of Denmark, 2pm, LR7 [ABSTRACT]

Tuesday 9 May 2017, "Sum of squares optimization: scalability improvements and applications to difference of convex programming"  Ms. Georgina Hall, Princeton University, 11am, LR7. [ABSTRACT] Please note this lecture is at 11.00am

Monday 8 May 2017 "Control of interverter-interfaced power networks"  Dr. Nima Monshizadeh, University of Cambridge, 2pm, LR7. [ABSTRACT]

Monday 27 March 2017 "Biological feedback mechanisms for controlling neural activity" Dr Timothy O'Leary, University of Cambridge, 2.00pm in LR7 [ABSTRACT]

Monday 13 March 2017 "Power system control policies driven by high-dimensional ensemble weather forecasts" Dr Joe Warrington, ETH Zurich, 2.00pm in LR7 [ABSTRACT]

Thursday 9 March 2017 "Randomization and Duality for Asynchronous and Big-Data Distributed Optimization" Professor Giuseppe Notarstefano, University of Salento, 2.00pm in LR7 [ABSTRACT]

Monday 6 March 2017 "Distributed Control of Interconnected Systems - Complexity of Design and Analysis" Professor Herbert Werner, Hamburg University of Technology, 2.00pm in LR6 [ABSTRACT] Please note: this lecture is in LR6, Thom Building
Monday 27 February 2017 "From Infinite to Finite Programs: Explicit Error Bounds with Applications to Approximate Dynamic Programming" Mr Tobias Sutter, ETH Zurich, 2.00pm in LR7 [ABSTRACT]

Monday 20 February 2017 "Nonlinear systems analysis by differential positivity" Dr Fulvio Forni, University of Cambridge, 2.00pm in LR7 [ABSTRACT]

Monday 6 February 2017 "Using ideas from control theory in the modelling and management of lithium-sulfur batteries" Dr Daniel Auger, University of Cranfield, 2.00pm in LR7 [ABSTRACT]

Monday 16 January 2017 "State-Exploratory Automatic Verification Methods for Delay Differential Equations" Professor Martin Fraenzle, Oldenburg University, Germany, 2.00pm in LR6 [ABSTRACT] Please note: this lecture is in LR6, Thom Building

Friday 2 December 2016 "Predictive Control Methods for Networked Cyber-Physical Systems" Professor Daniel Quevedo, University of Paderborn, 2:00 pm in LR7 [ABSTRACT]

Thursday 24 November 2016 ''Scenario-based optimization: the wait-and-judge approach" Professor Simone Garatti, Politecnico di Milano, 2:00 pm in LR7 [ABSTRACT]

Monday 21 November 2016 "To optimize or not to optimize: event-based predictive control" Professor Martin Mönnigmann, Ruhr-Universität Bochum [ABSTRACT]

Monday 14 November 2016 "A new FIR technique for tracking multiple sinusoids in real time" Professor Manus Henry, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford [ABSTRACT]

Friday 11 November 2016 "Control of Population Systems: Equilibria and distributed algorithms" Professor John Lygeros, ETH Zurich. [ABSTRACT] Please note this lecture is at 11:00pm in LR3

Monday 31 October 2016 "Molecular circuits for dynamic noise filtering" Dr Christoph Zechner, ETH Zurich [ABSTRACT]

Wednesday 26 October 2016 "Glimpse of the Infinite - the Approximation of Invariant Sets for Delay and Partial Differential Equations" Professor Michael Dellnitz, University of Paderborn [ABSTRACT] Please note this lecture is at 4:00pm

Monday 17 October 2016 "A Control Systems Perspective on Supercapacitor Modelling and Design" Ross Drummond, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford [ABSTRACT] Please note this lecture is in LR3

Tuesday 27 September 2016 at 3 pm in Lecture Room 7: "Optimal Move Blocking Strategies for Computationally-Efficient Model Predictive Control" Dr Rohan Shekhar, University of Melbourne. [ABSTRACT] Please note this lecture is at 3:00pm

Monday 26 September 2016 "Dynamic control of agents playing large-scale aggregative games" Professor Sergio Grammatico, Eindhoven University of Technology [ABSTRACT]

Wednesday 7 September 2016 "Randomized methods for decision making in presence of uncertainty" Professor Maria Prandini, Politecnico di Milano [ABSTRACT] Please note this lecture will be held at 12noon in LR6 Thom Building

Monday 20 June 2016: Dr Falk Hante, Department of Mathematics, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg "Mixed integer optimal control for evolution type PDEs" [ABSTRACT]

Tuesday 14 June 2016: Professor Paul Van den Hof, TU Eindhoven "Data-driven Modelling in Dynamic Networks" [ABSTRACT]

Monday 30 May 2016: Dr Timothy Hughes, University of Cambridge "Passive and non-expansive (uncontrollable) systems". [ABSTRACT]

Monday 25 April 2016: Dr Moritz Schulze Darup, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford. "Linear Constrained Systems - Revisited" [ABSTRACT]

Thursday 21 April 2016: Professor Maryam Kamgarpour, Automatic Control Laboratory, ETH Zurich. "Computational approaches to stochatic reachability" [ABSTRACT]

Monday 4 April 2016: Professor Martin Mönnigmann, Lehrstuhl für Regelungstechnik und Systemtheorie, Ruhr-Universität Bochum. "To optimize or not to optimize: event-based predictive control" [ABSTRACT] Please note: this seminar will be held in LR8, Information Engineering Building.

Monday 7 March 2016: Dr Paul Trodden, Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield "Robust approaches to distributed model predictive control: recent progress and future challenges" [ABSTRACT]

Monday 29 Feb 2016: Dr Chris Guiver, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath "Positive state control systems - controllability and adaptive feedback stabilisation" [ABSTRACT]

Wednesday 17 Feb 2016: Mr Hamza Fawzi, EECS, MIT "Understanding and improving convex formulations via lifted representations"  [ABSTRACT] 

Thursday 3 December 2015, Dr Payman Mohajerin Esfahani, "Fault detection in large scale nonlinear systems: an optimization-based approach with probabilistic performance" [ABSTRACT]

Monday 30 November 2015: Dr William Heath, University of Manchester, "New results for the analysis of Lur'e systems" [ABSTRACT]

Monday 2 November 2015: Professor Mihailo Jovanovic, University of Minnesota, "Sparsity-promoting optimal control of distributed systems" [ABSTRACT]

26th August 2015 Professor John C. Doyle, Caltech "Universal laws and architectures: theory and lessons from brains, nets, hearts, bugs, grids, flows, and zombies". [ABSTRACT]

14th July 2015 Dr John S. Baras, The Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland College Park, USA "Security and Trust in a Network-Immersed World: from Components to Systems and Beyond" [ABSTRACT]

13th July 2015 Dr Marian Anghel, Los Alamos National Labs, USA "A Sum-of-Squares Approach to Distributed Stability Analysis and Control of Dynamic Networks". [ABSTRACT]

11th May 2015 Dr Kendra Lesser, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford "Computational Techniques for Stochastic Reachability". [ABSTRACT]

27th April 2015 Dr Adam Mahdi, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford "How can identifiability and sensitivity analysis help to improve my model?" [ABSTRACT]

13th April 2015 Dr Lassi Paunonen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland "Reduced Order Internal Models in Robust Output Regulation". [ABSTRACT]

27th March 2015 Professor Bassam Bamieh, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Santa Barbara "Network Controllability: Fundamental Limitations of Local vs. Global Feedback" [ABSTRACT]

23rd March 2015 Professor Charles R. Doering, Department of Physics and Maths, University of Michigan "Wall to wall optimal transport" [ABSTRACT]  ***Please note this seminar starts at 12.00noon.***

Week 8 (9th March 2015) Professor Arnaud Doucet, Department of Statistics, University of Oxford "On particle methods for inference in non-linear non-Gaussian state-space models" [ABSTRACT]
Week 5 (16th February 2015): Professor Malcolm Smith, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge "Classical and new results on the synthesis of positive real functions with passive components". [ABSTRACT]

24th November 2014 Professor Florian Dorfler, ETH Zurich "Plug-and-Play Control and Optimization in Microgrids" [ABSTRACT]

20th November 2014, Dr Sina Ober-Blöbaum, University of Paderborn "Discrete Mechanics and Optimal Control: Theory and Applications" [ABSTRACT]

10th November 2014, Dr Michael Chappell, University of Warwick "Structural Identifiability and Indistinguishability Analyses:  Tools for Systems Modelling"  [ABSTRACT]

27th October 2014, Dr Mark Opmeer, University of Bath [ABSTRACT]

14th October 2014, Professor Ali Jadbabaie, University of Pennsylvania "Consensus, Coordination and Social Learning" [ABSTRACT]

13th October 2014, Dr Aivar Sootla, Imperial College "On Simple Controls for Multi-Stable Biological Systems" [ABSTRACT]

14th July, (11.00am)  Dr Lucie Baudouin, LAAS-CNRS and Visiting Fellow, University of Bristol  "Robust control of an inclined cable" [ABSTRACT]

14th July, (2.00pm) Professor Julio Banga, (Bio)Process Engineering Group, IIM,CISC "Building and Exploiting Kinetic Models of Biological Systems" [ABSTRACT]

23rd June:  Professor Bikash Pal, Imperial College, London, "Control and Computation for Future Power Networks" [ABSTRACT]

Week 6: (2 June) Dr Mathieu Claeys, University of Cambridge, "Moment relaxations for the global resolution of optimal control problems" [ABSTRACT]

Week 5: (26 May) Professor David Clarke, Emeritus Professor of Control Engineering, University of Oxford, "Gameinar. Can you beat the self-tuner? Volunteers are required" [ABSTRACT]

Week 1: (28 April) Mr Moritz Lang, ETHZ, Computational Systems Biology, "Cutting the Wires: Modularization of Cellular Networks for Experimental Design" [ABSTRACT]

Week 9: (17 March) Dr Giorgio Valmorbida, University of Oxford "Sum of squares and Integral Inequalities for Lyapunov Analysis of Distributed Parameter Systems" [ABSTRACT]

Week 8: (10 March) Professor Alessendro Astolfi, Imperial College London "Model Reduction by Moment Matching for Linear and Nonlinear Systems". [ABSTRACT]

Week 5: (19 February) Professor Michael Margaliot, School of Electrical Engineering, Tel-Aviv University "The Ribosome Flow Model: Theory and Applications" [ABSTRACT]

Week 5: (17 February) Professor Sanjay Lall, Stanford University "Stochastic control of multi-player systems". [ABSTRACT]

Week 7 (November 26th): Professor Miroslav Krstic, University of California, "Minimum Seeking for Unstable Unmodeled Systems" This seminar starts at 12noon. [ABSTRACT]

Week 7(November 25th): Dr. Andrew Lamperski, University of Cambridge, "Optimal Control with Noisy Time". [ABSTRACT]

Week 6 (November 18th): Dr. Alessandro Abate, University of Oxford, "Computable analysis and control synthesis over complex dynamical systems via formal verification". (ABSTRACT]

Week 5 (November 12th): Dr Sophie Tarbouriech, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, "Constructive LMI Approaches for Anti-Windup Compensator Design for Systems Subject to Saturation".  [ABSTRACT]

Week 5 (November 11th): Professor Luca Zaccarian, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, "Design of hybrid control systems for continous-time plants: from the Clegg integrator to the hybrid H-infinity controller". [ABSTRACT]

Week 1 (October 14th): Dr. Paul Goulart, ETH Zurich, "Performance bounds and distributionally robust control for  constrained systems". [ABSTRACT]

Professor David Hill, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Hong Kong
"Distributed control of smart grids"
Monday 12th August 2013, LR7 (IEB), 11.00am

Professor Miroslav Krstic, University of California, San Diego
"Control of Partial Differential Equations and Delay Systems"
Monday 12th August 2013, LR7 (IEB), 2.00pm

Dr Alessandro Abate, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford
"Computable analysis and control synthesis over complex dynamical systems via formal verification"
Monday 10th June 2013, LR7 (IEB), 2pm

Professor Sarah Spurgeon, School of Engineering & Digital Art, University of Kent, Canterbury
"On discontinuous observers:  from basic properties to a robust fault detection and condition monitoring tool"
Monday 22nd April 2013, LR7 (IEB), 2pm

Professor Keith Glover, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
"Some Challenges in Applied Control"
Monday 20th May 2013, LR7 (IEB,) 2pm

Dr Joaquin Carrasco, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester
"On multipliers theory"
Monday 11th February 2013, LR7 (IEB), 2pm

Ms Sandira Gayadeen, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford
"Analysis and design of electron beam orbit controllers for synchrotrons"
Monday 18th February 2013, LR7 (IEB), 2pm

Professor Richard Vinter, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London
"Solving Nonlinear Optimal Stochastic Control Problems via Nonlinear Filtering"
Monday 25th February 2013, LR7 (IEB), 2pm
Dr Matthew C Turner, Department of Engineering, University of Leicester
"Analysis of systems with slope-restricted nonlinearities"
Monday 4th March 2013, LR7 (IEB), 2pm

Professor Matthew M Peet, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Arizona State University

Applying optimizaton and control theory to problems in Immunology and Fusion Energy
Monday, 5th November 2012, LR7 (IEB), 2pm
Professor Anil V. Rao, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida
Pseudospectral Methods for Optimal Control: Theory and Practice
10th, 11th & 12th December 2012, LR7 (IEB), 9.00-11.00am and 11.15am-1.15pm
Coffee available during breaks
Dr Hayato Nakada, Advanced Engine Development Division, Toyota Motor CorporationReference Management for Aftertreatment Temperature Control of Automotive Diesel Engines
Monday, 22nd October 2012, LR7 (IEB), 2pm.
Dr Bryn Jones, Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield,
Modelling for Feedback Control of Fluid Flows,
Monday, 8th October 2012, LR7 (IEB), 2pm.
Dr Ati Sharma, Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield,
Modelling Structure in Wall Turbulence Using Systems Theory Ideas,
Monday, 28th May 2012, LR7 (IEB), 2pm.
Professor Dario Bauso, Faculty of Engineering, University of Palermo, Italy
Large Population Consensus in an Adversarial Environment
Monday, 7th May 2012, LR7 (IEB), 2pm. 
Professor Steve Evans, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
The potential role of industry and engineers in the transition to a sustainable economy (and why your future jobs will be exciting)
Monday, 27th February 2012, LR7 (IEB), 2pm. 
Dr Matteo Massaro, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padova,
Virtual Drivers & Advanced Driver Assistance Systems for Two-Wheeled Vehicles,
Monday, 20th February 2012, LR7 (IEB), 2pm.
Professor Arend L. Schwab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Delft University of Technology
Bicycle Dynamics and Control,
Monday, 13th February 2012, LR7 (IEB), 2pm.
(ABSTRACT) Jaap P. Meijaard, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente
Feed-forward path following of single-track vehicles,
Monday, 13th February 2012, LR7 (IEB), 3pm.
Dr Guy-Bart Stan, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London 
Data-based optimal control of biological systems,
Monday, 30th January 2012, LR7 (IEB), 2pm.
Dr Saša V. Raković, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford
Lyapunov Equation for Autonomous Linear Systems with Minkowski Stage Functions,
Monday, 5th December 2011, LR7 (IEB), 2pm.
Professor Jean-Charles Delvenne, Department of Applied Mathematics,  Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Consensus, Communities and Centralities for Large Networks,
Monday, 28th November 2011, LR7 (IEB), 2pm.
Dr Bing Chu, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford
Analysis and Control Design of Sustainable Policies for Greenhouse Gas Emissions,
Monday, 21st November 2011, LR7 (IEB), 2pm.

Professor Mircea Lazar, Electrical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology
Polyhedral Lyapunov functions via proper conic partitions,
Monday, 24th October 2011, LR7 (IEB), 2pm.

Dr Mark French, School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton
Robust Stabilization and Performance for Adaptive Controllers,
Monday, 17th October 2011, LR7 (IEB), 2pm.

Professor Naira Hovakimyan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
L1 Adaptive Control and its Transition to Practice,
Thursday, 8th September 2011, LR7 (IEB), 2pm.

**CANCELLED** Prof. Richard H. Middleton, The Hamilton Institute, NUI Maynooth, Ireland
Modelling and Control of HIV Mutation and Escape,
Monday, 6th June 2011, LR7 (IEB), 2pm.

Dr Emmanuel Prempain, Department of Engineering, University of Leicester
A loop shaping LPV/LFT gain-scheduling controller synthesis procedure for parameter-dependent systems,
Monday, 16th May 2011, LR7 (IEB), 2pm.

Mr Peter Fussey, Powertrain Control and Electronics, Ricardo PLC
What's under the bonnet? A review of diesel engines and their control,
Monday, 7th March 2011, LR7 (IEB), 2pm.

Dr Xiaowei Zhao, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford
Controllability and Observability of a class of coupled infinite-dimensional systems,
Monday, 28th February 2011, LR7 (IEB), 2pm.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Allgöwer, Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Dimensions of complexity in interconnected systems: limitations and new perspectives,
Tuesday, 8th February 2011, LR8 (IEB), 2pm.

Prof. George Weiss, Department of Electrical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Synchronverters: Inverters that Mimic Synchronous Generators,
Monday, 31st January 2011, LR7 (IEB), 2pm.

Prof. Reza Moheimani, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Newcastle, Australia
High-Speed Atomic Force Microscopy: Scanner Design and Control Issues,
Monday, 20th December 2010, LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Prof. Dr. Carsten Scherer, Department of Mathematics, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Controller synthesis with dynamic integral quadratic constraints,
Monday, 29th November 2010, LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Prof. Mario di Bernardo, Department of Engineering Mathematics, Univeristy of Bristol
Synchronization and control of complex networks via contraction, adaptation and evolution,
Monday, 22nd November 2010, LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Dr. Manus Henry, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford,
Coriolis mass flow metering in multiphase oil and gas applications,
Monday, 15th November 2010, LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Prof. J. Michael R. Graham, Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London,
Vortex induced damping and excitation forces on bodies in oscillatory motion,
Monday, 8th November 2010, LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Dr. Saša V. Raković, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany,
A step beyond the state of the art robust model predictive control synthetis methods,
Monday, 25th October 2010, LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Prof. Antonis I. G. Vardulakis, Department of Mathematics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece,
Denominator assignment, invariants and canonical forms under dynamic feedback compensation in linear multivariable systems,
Monday, 18th October 2010, LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Prof. Kenji Kashima, Department of Mechanical and Environmental Informatics, Tokyo Institute of Technology,
An optimization approach to weak approximation of Levy-driven stochastic differential equations,
Monday, 19th July 2010, LR7 (IEB), 12:00pm.

Dr Alessandro Saccon, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Optimal Control on Non-Compact Lie Groups: A Projection Operator Approach,
Monday Week 9 (21st June 2010), LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Professor Matthew M. Peet, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Computational Aspects of Control,
Thursday Week 8 (17th June 2010), LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Professor Philip Burrows, University of Oxford
Development of extremely low-latency feedback systems for steering highly relativistic electron beams in particle accelerators,
Monday Week 8 (14th June 2010), LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Professor John Lygeros, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Stochastic model predictive control: tractability, stability and constraint satisfaction,
Monday Week 7 (7th June 2010), LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Professor Rodolphe Sepulchre, University of Liege, Belgium,
Rank-preserving optimization on the cone of positive semidefinite matrices: a geometric approach,
Monday Week 4 (17th May 2010), LR8 (IEB), 3:00pm.

Professor William Helton, University of California at San Diego, USA
Convex Matrix Inequalities vs Linear Matrix Inequalities,
Monday Week 0,(19th April 2010), LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Dr Henrik Sandberg, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden,
The fluctuation-dissipation theorem: a control theoretic perspective,
Monday Week 6 (22nd February 2010), LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Professor Bassam Bamieh, University of California at Santa Barbara,
Formation coherence in large-scale networks: Fundamental limitations of local feedback,
Monday Week 3 (1st February 2010), LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Dr Reiko Tanaka, Imperial College London,
Biological regulatory Mechanisms in Response to Compound Environmental Changes,
Monday Week 1 (18th January 2010), LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Marc Lotz, Technische Universität München,
Inertia friction Welding - Improvement of the production accuracy,
Monday Week 8 (30th November 2009), LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Professor David J N Limebeer, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford,
Suppression of burst oscillations in racing motorcycles,
Monday Week 7 (23rd November 2009), LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolf Findeisen, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg,
Reconstruction of parameters and structures of biochemical reaction networks, or how to obtain certain answers from uncertain informations,
Monday Week 6 (16th November 2009), LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Professor Peter Wellstead, Hamilton Institute, Republic of Ireland,
Analyzing the causes of Parkinson's disease: An energy systems approach,
Monday Week 3 (26th October 2009), LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Professor Richard Murray, Control and Dynamical Systems, California Institute of Technology,
Feedback and Control in Biological Circuit Design,
Tuesday Week 1 (13th October 2009), Seminar Room, New Biochemistry, 2pm.

Professor Richard Murray, Control and Dynamical Systems, California Institute of Technology,
Specification, Design and Verification of distributed embedded systems,
Monday Week 1 (12th October 2009), LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Dr Antonis Papachristodoulou, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford,
Small, Medium, Large: Nonlinear Systems Analysis tools using Sum of Squares,
Monday Week 7 (8th June 2009), LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm

**CANCELLED** Dr Michael Rotkowitz, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Melbourne,
Information Structures, Convexity and Linear Optimality,
Monday Week 6 (1st June 2009), LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm

Dr Plamen Angelov, Department of Communication Systems, Lancaster University,
On-line identification of Non-linear Systems with Evolving structure,
Monday Week 2 (4th May 2009), LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Professor Joseph Bentsman, Dept. of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
Hybrid Dynamical Systems with Controlled Discrete Transitions in Bumpless Transfer, Systems with Impact-Induced Motion, and Distributed Heterogeneous Multiagent Networks under MRAC Laws,
Monday Week 1 (27th April 2009), LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Dr Mauricio Barahona, Dept of Bioengineering & Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Imperial College London,
Multi-Scale Dynamical Community Detection In Directed Networks,
Monday Week 8 (9th March), LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Dr Alf Isaksson, ABB Corporate Research,
R&D In Control and Optimization in ABB Corporate Research,
Monday Week 5 (16th February), LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Dr Arthur Richards, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Bristol,
Model Predictive Control for Vehicle Guidance,
Monday Week 2 (26th January), LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Prof. Dr. Moritz Diehl, Electrical Engineering Department, K. U. Leuven,
Efficient numerical methods for nonlinear MPC and mechatronic applications,
Thursday 8th January 2009, LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Dr Jorge Goncalves, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge,
Reconstruction of Biochemical Networks,
Monday Week 7 (24th November), LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Dr David Angeli, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London,
Input-output stability and persistence of chemical reaction networks,
Monday Week 6 (17th November), LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Mr Ankor Raithatha, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford,
Numerical modelling and tool-path optimisation in incremental sheet forming,
Monday Week 3 (27th October), LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Dr Sasa V. Rakovic, Control Engineering Laboratory, ETH Zurich,
Set dynamics, fixed points and control synthesis,
Monday Week 2 (20th October), LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Dr Carlos Dorea, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil,
Output Feedback Set-Invariant Controllers for Constrained Linear Systems,
Friday Week 9 (20th June 2008), LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Dr Elias August, University of Oxford,
Network analysis of complex biological systems,
Friday Week 7 (6th June 2008), LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Dr Bruce Postlethwaite, University of Strathclyde,
Model-based fuzzy control for the process industries,
Thursday Week 6 (29th May 2008), LR7 (IEB), 2:15pm.

Professor Anders Rantzer, Lund Institute of Technology,
Price mechanisms for distributed control synthesis,
Thursday Week 2 (1st May 2008), LR6 (Thom) 2:15pm.

Mr Monte MacDiarmid, University of Oxford,
Design of Numerical Subsystems for Nonlinear Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulators,
8th Feb. 2008 (4th Week), 2.15pm, LR7.

Dr Declan Bates, University of Leicester,
A control engineering analysis of cAMP signalling networks in aggregating dictyostelium cells,
25th Jan. 2008 (2nd Week), 2.15pm, LR7.

Prof Antonis I. G. Vardulakis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
On the realization theory of polynomial matrices and the algebraic structure of pure generalized state space systems,
18th Jan. 2008 (1st Week), 2.15pm, LR7.

Dr Javier Villegas, University of Oxford,
A Port-Hamiltonian Approach to Distributed Parameter Systems,
30th Nov. 2007 (8th Week), 2.15pm, LR6.

Prof Michael Grimble, University of Strathclyde
Why Industry needs improved and practical nonlinear control,
23rd Nov. 2007 (7th Week), 2.15pm, LR6.

Dr William Heath, University of Manchester,
Robustness of input constrained model predictive control,
26th Oct. 2007 (3rd Week), 2.15pm, LR6.

Prof Qinglin Sun, Nankai University,
Control of energy consumption in wireless sensor networks based on power optimality for the main node,
26th Oct. 2007 (3rd Week), 1pm.

Prof Mustafa Khammash, Santa Barbara, 30th March 2007.

Antonis Papachristodoulou, University of Oxford, 28th Nov 2006.

Chris Spruce, Vestas Wind Systems, 27th Nov 2006.

Prof Sanjay Lall, Stanford University, 16th Nov 2006.