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. Most recent update 10/01/09.


There has been a steady growth in the interactions between control theory and various branches of the physical and biological sciences. These interactions have been significantly influenced by the increasing role of the dynamical systems perspective in these sciences. This series of talks is designed to highlight some of the exciting developments now taking place at the forefront of research in Control and Dynamical Systems and to draw attention to some of the emerging interdisciplinary connections. Since its establishment in 1996, this series has included contributions by engineers, mathematicians, physicists, and biologists engaged at the forefront of research in control systems, computation, cell biology, robotics, networking, cooperative pheonomena and other areas.

This series has been supported in part by the Army Research Office under the ODDR&E MURI97 Program Grant No. DAAG55-97-1-0114 to the Center for Dynamics and Control of Smart Structures (through Harvard University), and the ODDR&E MURI01 Program Grant No. DAAD19-01-1-0465 to the Center for Communicating Networked Control Systems (through Boston University), and by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research under AFOSR Grant No. F49620-01-0415.

The CDS lecture series is associated with the Intelligent Servosystems Laboratory and the Center for Dynamics and Control of Smart Structures. Please visit the listing of all previous CDS lectures.

Lecture Schedule

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009, 2:00 p.m.
A. V. Williams Building, Room 2460
Host: P. S. Krishnaparasad
Inferring the Inter-Individual Interaction Using Empirical Data in Collective Animal Behaviour: The Case of Starlings
Andrea Cavagna

Centre for Statistical Mechanics and Complexity

Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 2:00 p.m.
A. V. Williams Building, Room 2460
Host: P. S. Krishnaprasad
Measures of Unobservability
Arthur J. Krener

Department of Applied Mathematics
Naval Postgraduate School

Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 2:00 p.m.
A.V. Williams Building, Room 2168
Host: P. S. Krishnaprasad
Discovering the Language of Surgery: Automatic Gesture Induction for Manipulative Tasks
Sanjeev Khudanpur

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Computer Science
Center for Language and Speech Processing
The Johns Hopkins University