37th Southern California Control Workshop

Technical program

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8:30-9:00 Breakfast
Session I Chair: Ketan Savla
9:00-9:20 Data-driven control with performance guarantees: variable speed limit design for highways
Presenter: Dan Li (UC San Diego), Advisor: Sonia Martinez
9:20-9:40 Accuracy prevents robustness in data-driven algorithms
Presenter: Abed AlRahman Al Makdah (UC Riverside), Advisor: Fabio Pasqualetti
9:40-10:00 Robust model-free learning and control without prior knowledge
Presenter: Dimitar Ho (Caltech), Advisor: John C. Doyle
10:00-10:20 Efficient identification of linear evolutions in nonlinear vector fields: Koopman invariant subspaces
Presenter: Masih Haseli (UC San Diego), Advisor: Jorge Cortes
10:20-10:40 Convergence and sample complexity of gradient methods for the model-free linear quadratic regulator problem
Presenter: Hesameddin Mohammadi (USC), Advisor: Mihailo Jovanovic
10:40-11:10 Coffee Break
Session II Chair: Sonia Martinez
11:10-11:30 Robust controller design for stochastic nonlinear systems via convex optimization
Presenter: Hiroyasu Tsukamoto (Caltech), Advisor: Soon-Jo Chung
11:30-11:50 Extremum seeking without persistent control oscillation
Presenter: Mahmoud Abdelgalil (UC Irvine), Advisor: Haithem Taha
11:50-12:10 A simple hierarchy for computing controlled invariant sets
Presenter: Janis Anevlavis (UC Los Angeles), Advisor: Paulo Tabuada
12:10-12:30 On the gap between system level synthesis and structured controller design: the case of relative feedback
Presenter: Emily Jensen (UC Santa Barbara), Advisor: Bassam Bamieh
12:30-14:00 Lunch
Session III Chair: Solmaz Kia
14:00-14:20 Smarts or strength? Asymmetric information in Blotto games
Presenter: Keith Paarporn (UC Santa Barbara), Advisors: Jason Marden and Mahnoosh Alizadeh
14:20-14:40 Information design for non-atomic routing games: revelation principle and long run behavior
Presenter: Yixian Zhu (USC), Advisor: Ketan Savla
14:40-15:00 Adaptive learning in two-player Stackelberg games with continuous action sets
Presenter: Guosong Yang (UC Santa Barbara), Advisor: Joao Hespanha
15:00-15:20 Dynamic locomotion and control of a Cassie bipedal robot
Presenter: Jenna Reher (Caltech), Advisor: Aaron D. Ames
15:20-15:50 Coffee Break
Session IV Chair: Fabio Pasqualetti
15:50-16:10 Optimizing the power output of a stochastic thermodynamic engine
Presenter: Rui Fu (UC Irvine), Advisor: Tryphon T. Georgiou
16:10-16:30 Balancing and suppression of oscillations of tension and cage in dual-cable mining elevators
Presenter: Ji Wang (UC San Diego), Advisor: Miroslav Krstic
16:30-16:50 A cyber-secure control-detector architecture for nonlinear processes 
Presenter: Scarlett Chen (UC Los Angeles), Advisor: Panagiotis D. Christofides
16:50-17:10 Dynamic control allocation for a class of over-actuated aircraft
Presenter: Raffaele Bagi (UC Riverside), Advisors: Elisa Franco (UC Los Angeles) and Andrea Serrani (Ohio State)
17:10-17:30 Opportunistic integrity monitoring for enhanced safety of autonomous vehicles
Presenter: Mahdi Maaref (UC Irvine), Advisor: Zak Kassas