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The special sessions at the conference will cover the following topics:
Controls Teaching Made Easier with MATLAB and Simulink
Tuesday, December 12, Lunch Break, Plenary Hall
Sponsor: The MathWorks Inc.
Project based learning and inverted classroom are changing the way control
systems classes are taught. With project based learning, instructors focus on
developing hardware labs where students learn practical skills required by the
industry. Inverted classroom necessitates creation of materials that students
can use to learn controls concepts outside of the classroom. To help educators
focus on teaching, MathWorks offers tools and resources that instructors can use
for development of hardware labs and learning materials. In this talk we will
discuss such tools and resources, including:
- Free hardware support packages
and experiments enabling students to control drones, drive motors, read
encoders, use light sensors, and build other projects with popular platforms
like LEGO, Arduino, and Parrot Minidrones straight from MATLAB and Simulink.
- Online resources for self-learning including MATLAB Tech Talks, tutorials, and
- MATLAB and Simulink capabilities for easier and more intuitive
explanation of controls concepts.
- Downloadable sets of curriculum
materials for developing and enhancing curriculum, facilitating lectures and
classroom examples, and inspiring student learning.
- MATLAB Cody Coursework for
- Access to MATLAB and Simulink through campus wide
licenses, student software, MATLAB Online, MATLAB Home, and MATLAB Mobile.
Systems and Control Research Overview and
Career Opportunities at United Technologies Research Center
Wednesday, December 13, Lunch Break, Plenary Hall
Sponsor: United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford, CT
Academic Collaborator/Guest Speaker:
- Dr. Andrzej Banaszuk (Senior Director, Systems Department)
- Dr. Andrew Sparks (Principal Engineer, Control Systems Group Leader)
- Dr. Amit Surana (Principal Engineer, System Dynamics and Optimization Group)
- Dr. Shaunak D. Bopardikar (Staff Engineer, Control Systems Group)
- Dr. Milos Ilak (Staff Engineer, Control Systems Group)
- Dr. Zohaib Mian (Staff Engineer, Control Systems Group)
- Dr. Mahmoud El Chamie (Senior Engineer, System Dynamics and Optimization Group)
- Professor Robert Bitmead, University of California, San Diego
We will give an overview of United Technologies Corporation and United
Technologies Research Center (UTRC) and then present a broad overview of
research from UTRC’s Systems Department, with particular focus on autonomous and
intelligent systems, dynamical analysis and advanced controls for complex
systems, and machine learning. The research, conducted by a diverse team of
researchers in robotics, dynamical systems, estimation, control, applied
mathematics, computer vision, computer science, and human factors in partnership
with academic partners includes interdisciplinary approaches combining ideas
from dynamical systems, control theory and machine learning for data driven
systems and control as well as sequential decision making. We will conclude with
a discussion of career and internship opportunities in the broad area of
autonomy, controls, machine learning, and human-machine interactions.
Scaling Heights: Our Times Shared with Roberto Tempo
Thursday, December 14th, Lunch Break, Plenary Hall
- Prof. John Baillieul
- Prof. Bob Barmish
- Prof. Christos Cassandras
- Prof. Patrizio Colaneri
- Prof. Alberto Isidori
- Prof. Rick Middleton
- Prof. Thomas Parisini
A special session is planned to honor the the memory of our dear colleague
Roberto Tempo, who suddenly passed away on January 14th, 2017.
Roberto's research contributions to our field are well known and range from
pioneering the area of probabilistic and randomized methods, to the study of
distributed PageRank computations and to his recent fundamental advancements in
the study of dynamical social networks. Roberto was also a generous volunteer in
our Society, which he served in several roles, culminating with his presidency
In this session colleagues and friends who worked with Roberto in
various roles will share their experience and memories. This session is paired
with the Technical Tutorial session "Scaling Heights: A Journey through Roberto
Tempo’s Research Activity" held on Thursday 10:00-12:00.
Meet the Faculty Candidate Poster Session.
Thursday, December 14th, 4pm-6pm, Main Foyer of
the Melbourne Convention Centre
Building on the successful event during the 2016 CDC, the program of the 2017
CDC will also feature the poster session entitled "Meet the Faculty Candidate."
This poster session provides a great opportunity for faculty, search committee
members, and recruiters to speak directly with current graduate students and
postdoctoral researchers who are seeking faculty positions.
Faculty candidates, registered for the conference, are invited to register for
this poster session by compiling this
online registration form
by Monday October 31st, 2016.
The session will be held on Thursday 14th December, 4pm-6pm in the Main Foyer of
the Melbourne Convention Centre. Space will be available on a first-come
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Key dates (2017)
|Submission Site Open:||January 4 |
|Initial Paper |
Submissions to L-CSS with CDC Option Due:
|Initial Paper |
|Workshop Proposals Due:||May 1|
|Paper and Workshop|
|Best Student Paper|
|Final Submission Open:||August 1|
|Registration Opens:||August 1|
|Best Student Paper|
|Accepted Papers Due:||September 20|
|Early Bird Closes:||October 1|
|Online Registration Closes:||December 5|
|Conference opens:||December 12|
|Conference closes:||December 15|
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