Control For Energy and Sustainability

EPSRC Programme Grant


Seminars in the areas of control, energy and transportation (occurring, on average, two or three times a week) take place at the participating universities. In addition, a series of seminars highlighted for special relevance to Programme Grant themes are listed as follows:

Forthcoming Seminars

Past Seminars

  • ‘Distributed control for power networks with high renewables’

    Speaker: Professor David Hill, University of Hong Kong
    Imperial College, 9 September 2014, 15:00-16:00
  • ‘Controller Design of a Grid-tie Inverter to Enhance Fault-Ride-Through Capability’

    Yoshito Ohta, Kyoto University.
    Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR5.
    Tuesday 26 August 2014, 14:00-15:00
  • ‘A multi-function approach to passivity-based control: The linear case’.

    Dr Fernando Castanos, Cinvestav Mexico.
    Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR3.
    Tuesday 24 June 2014, 16:30-17:30
  • ‘Symbiotic Relations: Control Theory and Practice’

    Professor Keith Glover, University of Cambridge.
    Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR5.
    Monday 23 June 2014, 16:00-17:00
  • ‘Nonlinear Control of Delay and PDE Systems: Methods and Applications’

    Nikolaos Bekiaris-Liberis, Berkeley
    Imperial College, 23 June 2014, 14:00-15:00
  • ‘Signal Processing via Sampled-Data Control - A Challenge to Go Beyond Shannon’

    Professor Yutaka Yamamoto, Kyoto University.
    Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR3.
    Friday 13 June 2014, 14:00-15:00
  • ‘A scalable approach to the design of large networks’

    Richard Pates, University of Cambridge.
    Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR6.
    Thursday 22 May 2014, 14:00-15:00
  • ‘Invariant Kalman Filtering’

    Silvere Bonnabel, Mines Paris-Tech.
    Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR6.
    Tuesday 13 May 2014, 14:00-15:00

    ‘Forecasts and Control: Theory and Practice’

    Francesco Borrelli, University of California at Berkeley.
    Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR3.
    Tuesday 25 March 2014, 14:00-15:00

    ‘The Ribosome Flow Model: theory and Applications’

    Michael Margaliot, School of Electrical Engineering, Tel-Aviv University
    Imperial College, 18 February 2014, 14:00 - 15:00
  • ‘An introduction to bi-level programming in control’

    Professor Morten Hovd, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
    Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR6.
    Friday 14 February 2014, 14:00-15:00
  • ‘Multi Physics Modelling for Automotive Control Development’

    Akira Ohata, Toyota Motor Corporation.
    Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR3.
    10 February 2014, 14:00-15:00
  • ‘Observer design with applications in neuroscience’

    Michelle S. Chong‬, University of Melbourne
    Imperial College, 5 December 2013, 16:00-17:00
  • ‘Case Studies of Optimal Control Problems with Delays’

    Helmut Maurer, Professor Emeritus, University of Munster
    Imperial College, 2 December 2013 14:00-15:00
  • `Model Predictive Control for Production Machines: Learning and Stability Certificates’

    Abhishek Dutta, University of Cambridge
    Imperial College, 29 November 2013, 11:00-12:00
  • ‘Minimum Seeking for Unstable Unmodeled Systems’

    Miroslav Krstic, UCSD
    Imperial College, 27 November 2013, 14:30-15:30
  • ‘Optimal Control with Noisy Time’

    Andrew Lamperski, University of Cambridge.
    Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR5.
    Thursday 14 November 2013, 14:00-15:15
  • ‘Numerical modelling of distributed parameter systems: an introduction to the Algebraic Formulation and an application to fault diagnosis’

    Dr. Riccardo Ferrari, Danieli Automation S.p.A.
    Imperial College, 29 October 2013, 11:00-12:00
  • ‘Control of PDE and Delay Systems Inspired by Applications in Fluids and Structures’

    Professor Miroslav Krstic, University of California, San Diego.
    Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR6.
    Wednesday 14 August 2013, 14:00-15:15
  • ‘Inference in non-linear dynamical systems -- a machine learning perspective’

    Carl Edward Rasmussen and Andrew McHutchon, Engineering Department, University of Cambridge.
    Cambridge University Engineering Department, CBL Seminar room BE4-38.
    Monday 15 July 2013, 16:00-17:15
  • ‘Symbolic Code Generation of Optimal Control Problems: Large and Real Time Engineering Applications’

    Dr. Enrico Bertolazzi and Dr. Francesco Biral
    Imperial College, 10 July 2013, 16:00-17:30
  • ‘Economic Model Predictive Control: basic theory and future directions’

    Dr. David Angeli, Reader, Control and Power Group, EEE Dept, Imperial College.
    Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR2.
    Friday 21 June 2013, 14:00-15:15
  • ‘Robust mean field games’

    Dr. Dario Bauso (Università di Palermo)
    Imperial College, 5 June 2013, 14:00-15:00
  • ‘Next-Generation Smart Grid: Completely Autonomous Power Systems (CAPS)’

    Professor Qing-Chang Zhong, University of Sheffield.
    Imperial College, 16 May 2013, 14:00:00-15:00, and
    Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR3B.
    Friday 31 May 2013, 14:00-15:00
  • ‘Research Challenges in Applying Control to Wheel-Rail Contact Problems’

    Professor T X Mei, Chair in Control and Mechatronics, University of Salford.
    Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR6.
    Friday 10 May 2013, 14:00-15:15
  • ‘Plug-and-Play Synthesis and Computation of Predictive Controllers’

    Dr. Colin Jones, Assistant Professor, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL). Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR6.
    Friday 26 April 2013, 14:00-15:15
  • ‘Sensor fusion and parameter inference in nonlinear dynamical systems’

    Thomas B. Schön, Associate Professor, Linköping University.
    Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR3A.
    Thursday 18 April 2013, 11:00-12:30
  • ‘Lyapunov Strictification and Filter Embedment: Powerful New Techniques for Control of Agile Aerospace Systems’

    Professor M. Akella, The University of Texas at Austin
    Imperial College, 20 March 2013, 14:00-15:00
  • ‘Periodic Image Trajectories in Earth-Moon Space’

    Dr. Mauro Pontani (University of Rome) and Prof. Angelo Miele (Rice University)
    Imperial College, 14 March 2013, 14:00-15:00
  • ‘Algorithms and computer architectures for efficient real-time optimization and linear algebra solvers’

    Dr. Eric Kerrigan, Imperial College,
    Imperial College, 21 November 2012, 14:00-15:00
  • ‘Modelling and optimization of Hybrid Electric Vehicles’

    Roberto Lot, University of Padova.
    CAP Seminar Room .
    Tuesday 20 November 2012, 12:00-13:00
  • ‘Optimal control and lap time optimization of race vehicles’

    Prof. Roberto Lot, University of Padova,
    Imperial College, 16 November 2012, 14:00-15:00
  • ‘Control of CPS using Passivity and Symmetry’,

    Prof. P. Antsaklis, University of Notre Dame.
    Imperial College, October 16 2012, 14:00-15:00.
  • ‘Innovation in Cambridge Engineering- how to foster it?’

    Pieter Knook, Sam Beale & Rick Mitchell Cambridge University Engineering Department,
    October 12 2012, 14:00-15:00.
  • ‘Passivity Violations and Feedback-Loop Stability -- On Optimality Criteria for Reverse Charging of Electric Vehicles’,

    Dr. Wynita Griggs, The Hamilton Institute,
    Imperial College, June 14 2012, 14:00-15:00
  • ‘Modern Control Systems for Modern Automotive Control Applications’

    Sajjad Fekriasl, Department of Automotive Engineering, Cranfield University.
    CAP Seminar Room.
    Monday 11 June 2012, 14:00-15:00
  • ‘Economic MPC and the role of exponential turnpike properties’

    Prof. Dr. Lars Gruene, Chair of Applied Mathematics, Bayreuth University.
    Imperial College, Friday 13 April 2012, 14:00-15:00, and
    Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR5.
    Friday 18 May 2012, 14:00-15:00
  • ‘Decentralized Optimal Control and Connections to the Human Motor System’

    Dr Andrew Lamperski, California Institute of Technology.
    Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR6.
    Friday 02 March 2012, 14:00-15:00
  • ‘Design and flight testing of nonlinear flight control laws’

    Dr Thomas Lombaerts (German Aerospace Centre DLR).
    Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR6.
    Friday 02 December 2011, 14:00-15:00
  • ‘Hankel structured low rank matrix completion’

    Dr Ivan Markovsky (University of Southampton).
    Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR12.
    Friday 18 November 2011, 14:00-15:00
  • ‘Open Stochastic Systems’.

    J.C. Willems, K.U. Leuven, Flanders, Belgium.
    CAP Seminar Room.
    Thursday 10 November 2011, 14:00-15:00
  • ‘Stochastic Dissipative Systems’.

    S.K. Mitter, MIT.
    CAP Seminar Room .
    Thursday 27 October 2011, 14:00-15:00
  • ‘An internal model principle for consensus in heterogeneous multi-agent systems’

    Prof Frank Allgower (University of Stuttgart).
    Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR12.
    Thursday 06 October 2011, 14:00-15:00
  • ‘Universal laws, architectures, and behaviors of robust, evolvable networks’,

    John Doyle (Caltech)
    Cambridge, Monday 12 September 2011.
  • L1 Adaptive Control and Its Transition to Practice,

    Prof Naira Hovakimyan (UIUC)
    Cambridge, Monday 05 September 2011 and Imperial College, Wednesday 07 September 2011.
  • ‘Quantify the Unstable’,

    Li Qiu, Hong Kong University of Science and Tech
    Imperial College, Wednesday 27 July 2011.
  • ‘Control Challenges in Powertrain, Combustion and Drilling Control’

    Keith Glover (University of Cambridge)
    Cambridge, Friday 17 June 2011.
  • ‘What's under the bonnet? A review of Diesel Engines and their control’

    Peter Fussey, Ricardo
    Cambridge, Friday 06 May 2011.
  • ‘A Systems View of "Smart Grid"?’

    Ian A. Hiskens, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor
    Imperial College, Monday 04 April 2011
  • ‘Specification, Design and Verification of Distributed Embedded Systems’

    Professor Richard Murray (Caltech)
    Cambridge, Wednesday 16 March 2011.
  • ‘Aeroelastic Control of Long-Span Suspension Bridges’

    David Limebeer, University of Oxford
    Imperial College, Wednesday 23 February 2011.
  • ‘Approximation and Learning in Monitoring and Control: Concepts, Results and Perspectives’

    Prof. Thomas Parisini. Imperial College
    Imperial College, Tuesday 21 September 2010.
  • ‘Geometrical methods in observer design: observers and symmetries’

    Silvère Bonnabel, Mines ParisTech
    Imperial College, Wednesday 09 June 2010.
  • ‘Stochastic Model Predictive Control: Tractability, stability, and constraint satisfaction’

    John Lygeros, ETH Zurich
    Imperial College, Tuesday 08 June 2010
  • ‘Rank-preserving optimization on the cone of positive semidefinite matrices: a geometric approach’

    Rodolphe Sepulchre, University of Liege, Belgium
    Imperial College, Wednesday 19 May 2010
  • ‘Robust stabilization and Performance for Adaptive Controllers’

    Mark C French, University of Southampton
    Imperial College, Wednesday 10 March 2010
  • ‘Mathematical and Design Aspects of Sliding Mode Control’

    Leverhulme Lecture, joint with IEEE Control Systems Society UK&RI Chapter
    Vadim Utkin The Ohio State University
    Imperial College, Friday 26 February 2010
  • ‘Energy Flow in Interconnected Systems’

    Professor Jan Willems (K.U. Leuven)
    Cambridge University, February 5 2010
  • ‘Recent Theoretical Developments in Optimal Control’

    Professor Richard Vinter (Imperial College London)
    Cambridge University, Friday 6 November 2009
  • ‘Vehicle-to-grid power: Electric vehicles for grid stabilization, reserves and renewable backup’

    Willett Kempton, Director of the Centre for Carbon-free Power Integration, University of Delaware
    Imperial College, Friday 18 September 2009