DIMACS Workshop on Perspectives and Future Directions in Systems and Control Theory (SontagFest 2011)

May 23 - May 25, 2011
DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

Murat Arcak, UC Berkeley, arcak at eecs.berkeley.edu
Patrick De Leenheer, University of Florida, deleenhe at ufl.edu
Yuan Wang, Florida Atlantic University, ywang at math.fau.edu

Workshop Program:

Dinner locations online
Monday, May 23, 2011			
 8:00 -  8:45  Breakfast and registration			
 8:45 -  9:00  Welcome, by organizers M. Arcak, P. de Leenheer, Y. Wang
               Welcome to DIMACS by Associate Director Gene Fiorini

               Welcome to Rutgers by Vice President for Research Mike Pazzani			

 9:00 - 10:30  Session chair: Pramod P Khargonekar, University of Florida

               Sampled-data control and signal processing beyond the
	       Shannon paradigm	
               Yutaka Yamamoto, Kyoto University

               What are the prospects for a large signal theory of
               nonlinear input-output systems? 
               Roger Brockett, Harvard University

               Control of PDEs and nonlinearity
               Jean-Michel Coron, UPMC-Paris 6

10:30 - 11:00  Break			

11:00 - 12:30  Session chair: Daniel Ocone, Rutgers University		

               Rank-constrained optimization algorithms
               Rodolphe Sepulchre, University of Liege

               Lie brackets and stability of switched systems
               Daniel Liberzon, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

               The separation principle in stochastic control revisited
               Tryphon Georgiou, University of Minnesota

12:30 -  2:00  Lunch			

 2:00 -  3:30  Session chair: Benedetto	Piccoli, Rutgers University
               Control of coupled slow and fast dynamics	
               Zvi Artstein, The Weizmann Institute of Science

               The jump from nonlinear to hybrid systems: where's the impact?
	       Andy Teel, Univ. California, Santa Barbara
               Modeling and analysis of stochastic hybrid systems
               Joao Hespanha, Univ. California, Santa Barbara

 3:30 -  4:00  Break			

 4:00 -  5:00  Session chair: Mikhail Krichman, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

               An overview of model reduction for large scale linear and
	       nonlinear systems
               Thanos Antoulas, Rice University

               System interconnection
               Jan Willems, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven 

 5:00 -  5:40  Panel on Theoretical Challenges			
               Moderator: M. Vidyasagar, University of Texas at Dallas
               Peter Caines, McGill University
               Laurent Praly, Mines-ParisTech
	       Jan vanSchuppen, CWI Amsterdam
	       Hector Sussmann, Rutgers
 5:45          Appetizers and dinner (Hill Center, 7th floor)	

Tuesday, May 24, 2011		

 8:00 -  8:45  Breakfast and registration			

 8:45 - 10:30  Session chair: Brian Ingalls, University of Waterloo
               Bistability, trigger waves, and the coordination of mitosis over long
               Jim Ferrell, Stanford

               Adaptation in biology: relations to chemotaxis 	
               Pablo A.	Iglesias, Johns Hopkins University
               Stochastic modeling and analysis of biochemical networks 	
               Mustafa Khammash, University of California at Santa Barbara

10:30 - 11:00  Break and posters			

11:00 - 12:30  Session chair: Gerardo Lafferriere, Portland State University
               The paradox of Chemical Reaction Networks: robustness in the face of
               total uncertainty 	
               David Angeli, Imperial College
               Introduction to synthetic biology: challenges and opportunities for control theory
               Domitilla DelVecchio, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

               Modeling and control of gene regulatory networks 	
               Madalena	Chaves, INRIA Sophia Antipolis - Mediterranee

12:30 -  2:00  Lunch and posters			

 2:00 -  3:30  Session chair: Steve Marcus, University of Maryland
               Geography, community and privacy in complex networks 	
               Vincent Blondel, Université catholique de Louvain
               Computation and control under limited information 	
               Munther A Dahleh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
               Towards a unified view of communication and control  	
               Sanjoy K	Mitter, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 3:30 -  4:00  Break and posters			

 4:00 -  5:00  Session chair: Nuno Martins, University of Maryland
               Convex systems problems entirely specified by a signal flow diagram
               Bill Helton, UC San Diego
               Model predictive control without terminal constraints: stability and
               Lars Gruene, University of Bayreuth

 5:00 -  5:40  Panel: Challenges in applications and education			

               Moderator: Jack Rugh, Retired, Johns Hopkins
               Eyad Abed, University of Maryland
	       Frank Allgower, University of Stuttgart
	       John Baras, University of Maryland
	       Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, University of Kansas
               Matthias Kawski, Arizona State University

 6:00 pm       Reception and banquet, Honorary hosts: T. Georgiou, P. Khargonekar, Y. Yamamoto			
               Location: Busch Dining Hall, 608 Bartholomew Rd, Rutgers Busch campus, Piscataway

Wednesday, May 25, 2011			

 8:00 -  9:00  Breakfast and registration			

 9:00 - 10:30  Session chair: Dragan Nesic, The University of Melbourne
               Minimax Filtering of Linear Systems 	
               Art Krener, Naval Postgraduate School
               Nonlinear stabilization when delay is a function of state 	
               Miroslav Krstic, University of California, San Diego

               Curvatures of control systems 	
               Bronislaw Jakubczyk, Institute of Mathematics, Polish
               Acad Science

10:30 - 11:00  Break			

11:00 - 12:30  Session chair: Leonid Gurvits, Los Alamos National Lab
               Gossiping deterministically 	
               Steve Morse, Yale University

               An optimal architecture for decentralized control over posets	
               Pablo Parrilo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

               Flock logic: Understanding collective animal behavior 	
               Naomi Leonard, Princeton University

12:30 -  2:00  Lunch			

 2:00 -  3:30  Session chair: Felipe Pait, Univ São Paulo

               Monotone systems 
               Hal Smith, Arizona State University
               Closed loops of monotone I/O systems: A unified approach 
               German Enciso, University of California, Irvine
               On coherent dynamical systems 	
               Moe Hirsch, University of California, Berkeley

 3:30 -  4:00  Break			

 4:00 -  6:30  Session chair: Yuan Wang, Florida Atlantic University		
               Output stabilization and observation via discontinuous feedback
               Yuri Ledyaev, Western Michigan University
               Marginal instability for linear switched systems
               Yacine Chitour, Université Paris-Sud 11

               Model selection in gene regulation  and prediction  of oscillations
               Tomas Gedeon, Montana State University

               Mechanisms for noise attenuation in molecular biology signaling
               Liming Wang, University of California, Irvine

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