CONTROL SEMINAR SERIES (Winter 2011)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Sponsored by
Bosch,  Eaton,  Ford,  General Motors, Toyota, Whirlpool and the MathWorks

 

Fridays 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Rm. 1500 EECS Building

 


 

January 7:             Pulkit Grover, Post-doc, University of California – Berkeley, “Decentralized control:  when actions break”.

                   

 (Abstract)

 

 


January 14:           Dr. Assen L. Dontchev, Mathematical Reviews,  A division of the American Mathematical Society, “Control Theoretic Splines with Constraints”.

                   

 (Abstract)

                   

 


January 21:           Professor Warren Dixon, University of Florida, Gainesville, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,  “Nonlinear Control of Uncertain Fatigued Human Skeletal Muscle:  Theory and Experiments”.

                   

 (Abstract)

                   

 


January 28:           Professor Eric Johnson, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Aerospace Engineering, “Making Small Unmanned Systems do Big Things”.

                   

 (Abstract)

                   


 

February 4:           Professor Elias Strangas Michigan State University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, “Affordable Reliability Improvement of Electrical Drives”.

                   

 (Abstract)

 


February 11:         Professor Yi Lu Murphey, Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Michigan – Dearborn, MI, “Machine Learning Approaches to Vehicle Power Management”.

                   

 (Abstract)

 

 


February 18:         Professor Gabor Orosz, University of Michigan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, “Traffic Jams:  Dynamics and Control”.

                   

 (Abstract)

 

 


 

February 25:     NO SEMINARS   ------ SPRING BREAK

 

March 4:           NO SEMINARS   ------ SPRING BREAK

 

 


March 11:             Ryan McGee, Supervisor, Vehicle Controls Architecture and Algorithm Design, Ford Motor Company, “Powertrain Electrification: Taking advanced control systems out of the lab and on to the road”.

                   

 (Abstract)

 


March 18:             Professor Naira Hovakimyan, University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, “Adaptive Control and its Transition to Practice”.

                   

 (Abstract)

 


March 25:             Professor Mingyan Liu, University of Michigan, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, “In-situ Soil Moisture Sensing From Physical Models to Optimal Control to Field Deployment”.

                   

 (Abstract)

 


April 1:                 Dr. Bhaskar Saha,  NASA – AMES Research Center,  “Battery Health Management for Electrical Vehicles”.

                   

 (Abstract)

 


April 8:                 Professor Kenn Richard Oldham, University of Michigan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, “Low-power motion control of microactuators with expensive voltage conversion and sensing”.

                   

 (Abstract)

 


 

For more information please contact:

 

Professor James Freudenberg

email:  jfr@umich.edu

 

and

 

Professor Ilya Kolmanovsky

email:  ilya@umich.edu


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