2015 – 2016 Seminars

Spring 2016

DNA Coded Randomized Algorithms for Cellular Inference – Ken Duffy, Ph.D., Hamilton Institute, National University of Ireland Maynooth – April 20, 2016

“Robust Control Tools for Unmanned Aircraft Systems” Mazen Farhood, Ph.D., Virginia Tech – April 6, 2016

“Distributed Coordination and Coverage Control for Multi-Agent Systems in Constrained Environments” Dimitra Panagou, Ph.D., University of Michigan – March 30, 2016

Coupling-based Converse Methods in Information Theory and Control– Yihong Wu, Ph.D., University of Illinois – March 16, 2016

“Intermediation in Online Advertising” – Ozan Candogan, Ph.D., University of Chicago – March 2, 2016

“Computational Control Engines For Robotic Systems”Todd Murphey, Ph.D., Northwestern University – February 24, 2016

“Monge-Kantorovich Optimal Mass Transport and the Schrödinger Bridge Problem” – Tryphon Georgiou, Ph.D., University of Minnesota – February 17, 2016

Stability Analysis of Discrete-Time Linear Switching Systems with Graph-Constrained Switching Sequences” – Matthew Philippe, Ph.D. Student, Université catholique de Louvain –
February 10, 2016

Dynamic Walking and Running Robots” – Dr. Hae-Won Park, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – February 3, 2016

Fall 2015

“An Axiomatic Foundation for Non-Bayesian Learning in Networks” – Dr. Ali Jadbabaie, Sociotechnical Systems Research Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology – October 28, 2015

“Functional Electrical Stimulation, Prostheses, and Brain-Computer Interfaces for Restoring Motor and Sensory Functions: Past, Present and Future funding directions from an NSF Perspective – Dr. Alexander Leonessa, National Science Foundation – October 21, 2015

“Direct adaptive control of  infinite dimensional systems for fun and profit” – Dr. Mark Balas, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – October 7, 2015

“Accuracy Guarantees for a Class of Randomized Averaging Algorithms” – Dr. Julien Hendrickx, Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain (Belgium) – September 23, 2015

“Task-Based Control for Robots with Finite-Time Convergence and Smooth Input Signals” – Dr. Gustavo Arechavaleta, Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Group, CINVESTAV, (Mexico) – September 16, 2015

“Design paradigm shift toward mobile robots” – Professor Sangbae Kim, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology – September 2, 2015