CDS Lecture: Daniel Liberzon, "Nonlinear Control with Limited Information"

Wednesday, November 15, 2006
2:00 p.m.
2168 A.V. Williams Building
Pamela White
301 405 6576

Control and Dynamical Systems Invited Lecture Series

Nonlinear Control with Limited Information

Daniel Liberzon
Coordinated Science Laboratory
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois

We consider control problems where the plant and the controller communicate with each other using a finite alphabet. We discuss recent results related to the following questions: What is the best communication protocol for a given control objective? What robustness should the controller possess in view of the incomplete knowledge of the system state? How much communication is really needed? The set of relevant theoretical tools is a blend of nonlinear control, hybrid systems, Lyapunov stability, and geometric optimization.

Daniel Liberzon was born in the former Soviet Union in 1973. He was a student in the Department of Mechanics and Mathematics at Moscow State University from 1989 to 1993 and received the Ph.D. degree in mathematics from Brandeis University in 1998 (under the supervision of Prof. Roger W. Brockett of Harvard University). Following a postdoctoral position in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Yale University from 1998 to 2000, he joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is now an associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and a research associate professor in the Coordinated Science Laboratory. Dr. Liberzon's research interests include nonlinear control theory, analysis and synthesis of switched systems, control with limited information, and uncertain and stochastic systems. He is the author of the book Switching in Systems and Control (Birkhauser, 2003) and the author or coauthor of over thirty journal articles on the above topics. Dr. Liberzon served as an Associate Editor on the IEEE Control Systems Society Conference Editorial Board in 1999-2000. He received the IFAC Young Author Prize and the NSF CAREER Award, both in 2002, and was elected a senior member of IEEE in 2004.

Nuno Martins and P.S. Krishnaprasad

Audience: Public  Clark School  Graduate  Faculty  Post-Docs  Alumni 

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