SEMTE Controls Symposium: "Advanced Control Methods for Emerging Applications," December 12, 2014, Memorial Union, ASU Tempe Campus


The School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy along with the Control Systems Engineering Laboratory, Cybernetic Systems and Control Laboratory,the Autonomous Collective Systems Laboratory, and the Human-Oriented Robotics and Control Laboratory  are pleased to announce a symposium featuring recognized international and local speakers on the theme of "Advanced Control Methods for Emerging Applications." The symposium will be held on Friday, December 12, 2014, from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm in the Memorial Union La Paz Room 242, which is located in the Arizona State University Tempe campus.

Symposium Schedule

The schedule for the symposium is as follows:

8:30 am:  Greeting by Prof. Kyle D. Squires, Director, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy (SEMTE) 

8:45 - 9:45 am:  Keynote lecture by Prof. Emilia Fridman, Tel-Aviv University, ISRAEL, "A convex optimization approach to control of infinite- dimensional systems."

9:45 - 10:15 am:  Research presentation by Prof. Panagiotis (Panos) K. Artemiadis, SEMTE, ASU, "Advanced human-machine decision and control interfaces."

10:15 - 10:30 am Break

10:30 - 11:30 am Keynote lecture by Prof. Diego Regruto, Politecnico di Torino, ITALY, "System identification and parameter estimation in presence of bounded noise: a convex relaxation-based approach."

11:30 am - noon Research presentation by Prof. Matthew Peet, SEMTE, ASU,  "A convex approach to control of nonlinear, delayed and PDE systems with application to magnetic confinement of plasma in fusion reactors."

noon - 1:15 pm Lunch (will be provided)

1:15 - 2:15 pm  Keynote lecture by Prof. Stephen Smith, University of Waterloo, CANADA, "The role of submodularity and greedy algorithms in sensor scheduling problems."

2:15 - 2:45 pm Research presentation by Prof. Spring Berman, SEMTE, ASU, "Control of swarm robotic systems for coverage and manipulation tasks."

2:45 - 3:00 pm Break

3:00 - 4:00 pm Keynote lecture by Prof. Paulo Lopes dos Santos, University of Porto, PORTUGAL, "Linear parameter varying system identification: state-space approaches."

4:00 - 4:30 pm Research presentation by Prof. Daniel E. Rivera, SEMTE, ASU, "Control systems engineering of human behavior change: the final frontier."

4:30 Symposium closure.

Registering for the Event

The event is free of charge and open to all members of the ASU community.  Refreshments and lunch will be provided to all registered participants.  Please RSVP by sending an email message to Professor Daniel E. Rivera at  Indicate in your email message whether you prefer a vegetarian or non-vegetarian lunch.