CSC@USC Seminar Series is sponsored by the Ming Hsieh Institute and it presents a unique opportunity to engage students, faculty, and industry, and exchange ideas and experiences in interdisciplinary research topics within the overarching theme of Control and Dynamical Systems. To this end, our objective is to organize a seminar series that builds on the ongoing activities within the Center for Systems and Control at the University of Southern California (CSC@USC). We aim to provide an invaluable educational forum for our graduate students by bringing in leading researchers and industrial talent to our campus.

To optimize the use of resources and avoid potential overlap, the seminar series is jointly organized and cross-listed with MHI CommNetS Seminars. Unless otherwise noted, the seminars are taking place on Mondays, at 2pm, in Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) 132.

To suggest speakers and visitors, please contact Mihailo Jovanovic, Eva Kanso, Ashutosh Nayyar, or Ketan Savla.

Spring 2018

 

Steven Brunton, University of Washington
Data-driven discovery and control of nonlinear systems
Abstract

Apr 23, 2018, 2:00pm; EEB 132

 

John Baras, University of Maryland
Networked Cyber-Physical Systems (Net-CPS)
Abstract

Apr 16, 2018, 2:00pm; EEB 132

 

Anders Rantzer, Lund University
Towards a scalable theory of control
Abstract

Apr 9, 2018, 2:00pm; EEB 132

 

Jorge Poveda, University of California, Santa Barbara
Robust model-free control, optimization, and learning in cyber-physical societal systems
Abstract

Apr 2, 2018, 2:00pm; EEB 132

 

B. Ross Barmish, University of Wisconsin, Madison
From the Kelly-Shannon collaboration to stock trading based on feedback control
Abstract

Mar 26, 2018, 2:00pm; EEB 132

 

Ali Jadbabaie, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Near-optimal sparse sensor and actuator selection
Abstract

Mar 19, 2018, 2:00pm; EEB 132

 

Pramod Khargonekar, University of California, Irvine
Electric grid integration of renewable generation and distributed control
Abstract

Mar 5, 2018, 11:00am; EEB 132 (note time change)

 

Magnus Egerstedt, Georgia Institute of Technology
Long-range autonomy and constraint-based coordination of multi-robot systems
Abstract

Feb 28, 2018, 2:00pm; EEB 132 (note day change)
Cross-listed with CCI-MHI Joint Seminar Series on Cyber-Physical Systems

 

Frank Doyle, Harvard University
Controlling the artificial pancreas
Abstract

Feb 26, 2018, 2:00pm; EEB 132

 

Sean Meyn, University of Florida
Reinforcement learning: hidden theory, and new super-fast algorithms
Abstract

Feb 21, 2018, 2:00pm; EEB 132 (note day change)
Cross-listed with CCI-MHI Joint Seminar Series on Cyber-Physical Systems

 

Richard Murray, California Institute of Technology
Safety-critical autonomous systems: What is possible? What is required?
Abstract

Feb 12, 2018, 11:00am; EEB 132 (note time change)

 

Douglas Smith, Air Force Office of Scientific Research
AFOSR – Unsteady Aerodynamics and Turbulent Flows: An introduction
Abstract

Feb 5, 2018, 2:00pm; EEB 132

 

Zhisheng Niu, Tsinghua University
A wait-and-see two-threshold optimal sleeping policy for a single server queue with bursty traffic
Abstract

Feb 2, 2018, 11:00am; EEB 132 (note day change)

 

Ulrich Muenz, Siemens
Future power system control functions: an industry perspective
Abstract

Jan 29, 2018, 2:00pm; EEB 132

 

Miroslav Krstic, University of California, San Diego
Traffic congestion control: A PDE backstepping perspective
Abstract

Jan 22, 2018, 2:00pm; EEB 132

 

Bassam Bamieh, University of California, Santa Barbara
Multiplicative noise as a structured stochastic uncertainty problem
Abstract

Jan 8, 2018, 2:00pm; EEB 132

Fall 2017

 

Maxim Raginsky, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Decentralized online optimization with global objectives and local communication
Abstract

Nov 27, 2017, 2:00pm; EEB 132

 

Srinivas Shakkottai, Texas A&M University
Towards a market-mediated software defined communications ecosystem at the wireless edge
Abstract

Nov 20, 2017, 2:00pm; EEB 132

 

Victor Preciado, University of Pennsylvania
From local network structure to global graph spectrum
Abstract

Nov 15, 2017, 2:00pm; EEB 132 (note day change)
Cross-listed with CCI-MHI Joint Seminar Series on Cyber-Physical Systems

 

Francesco Bullo, University of California, Santa Barbara
Network systems and Kuramoto oscillators
Abstract

Nov 7, 2017, 2:00pm; EEB 132 (note day change)

 

Jordan Berg, National Science Foundation
Dynamics, controls, and robotics programs at NSF: a biased perspective
Abstract

Nov 6, 2017, 2:00pm; EEB 132

 

Anil Aswani, University of California, Berkeley
Making robust decisions from data
Abstract

Oct 30, 2017, 2:00pm; EEB 132

 

Fabio Pasqualetti, University of California, Riverside
Synchronization patterns in networks of Kuramoto oscillators: A network-theoretic approach for analysis and control
Abstract

Oct 23, 2017, 2:00pm; EEB 132

 

Bin Hu, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dissipativity theory for optimization and machine learning research
Abstract

Oct 16, 2017, 2:00pm; EEB 132

 

Allen Tannenbaum, Stony Brook University
Optimal mass transport and the robustness of complex networks
Abstract

Oct 9, 2017, 2:00pm; EEB 132

 

Carolyn Beck, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Epidemic processes over topologically varying networks
Abstract

Oct 4, 2017, 2:00pm; EEB 132 (note day change)
Cross-listed with CCI-MHI Joint Seminar Series on Cyber-Physical Systems

 

Aaron Ames, California Institute of Technology
Unified control of dynamic robotic systems
Abstract
Oct 2, 2017, 2:00pm; EEB 132

 

Evangelos Theodorou, Georgia Institute of Technology
The science of autonomy: a “happy” symbiosis among learning, control, and physics
Abstract

Sep 26, 2017, 2:00pm; EEB 248 (note day/room change)

 

Angelia Nedich, Arizona State University
Fast distributed algorithms for optimization and resource sharing in networks
Abstract

Sep 25, 2017, 11:00am; EEB 248 (note time/room change)

Andrzej Banaszuk, Andrew Sparks, and Fu Lin, United Technologies Research Center
Systems and control research at United Technologies Research Center
Abstract

Sep 18, 2017, 2:00pm; EEB 132
 

Ramtin Pedarsani, University of California, Santa Barbara
Robust scheduling for flexible stochastic networks
Abstract

Sep 11, 2017, 2:00pm; EEB 248 (note room change)

 

Terence Sanger, University of Southern California
Rate coding, spike coding, and biological control
Abstract

Aug 28, 2017, 2:00pm; EEB 132

 

Peter Schmid, Imperial College, London
Model-based and data-based flow analysis using optimization
Abstract

Aug 21, 2017, 2:00pm; EEB 132