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  • Center for Systems and Control (CSC@USC) and Ming Hsieh Institute for Electrical Engineering

    Tue, Nov 07, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Francesco Bullo, University of California, Santa Barbara

    Talk Title: Network Systems and Kuramoto Oscillators

    Series: Fall 2017 Joint CSC@USC/CommNetS-MHI Seminar Series

    Abstract: Network systems are mathematical models for the study of cooperation,
    propagation, synchronization and other dynamical phenomena that arise
    among interconnected agents. Network systems are widespread in science
    as fundamental modeling tools. They also play a key growing role in
    technology, e.g., in the design of power grids, cooperative robotic
    behaviors and distributed computing algorithms. Their study pervades
    applied mathematics.

    This talk will review established and emerging frameworks for
    modeling, analysis and design of network systems. I will survey the
    available comprehensive theory for linear network systems and then
    highlight selected nonlinear concepts. Next, I will focus on recent
    developments on the analysis of security and transmission capacity in
    power grids. I will review the Kuramoto model of coupled oscillators
    and present recent results on its synchronization behavior.

    Biography: Francesco Bullo is a Professor with the Mechanical
    Engineering Department and the Center for Control, Dynamical Systems
    and Computation at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was
    previously associated with the University of Padova, the California
    Institute of Technology, and the University of Illinois. His research
    interests focus on network systems and distributed control with
    application to robotic coordination, power grids and social
    networks. He is the coauthor of "Geometric Control of Mechanical
    Systems" (Springer, 2004) and "Distributed Control of Robotic
    Networks" (Princeton, 2009); his forthcoming "Lectures on Network
    Systems" is available on his website. He received best paper awards
    for his work in IEEE Control Systems, Automatica, SIAM Journal on
    Control and Optimization, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems,
    and IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems. He is a Fellow of
    IEEE and IFAC. He has served on the editorial boards of IEEE, SIAM,
    and ESAIM journals, and will serve as IEEE CSS President in 2018.

    Host: Ketan Savla, ksavla@usc.edu

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 132

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Gerrielyn Ramos

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