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DCL Seminar Series: Xudong Chen, "Structure Theory for Ensemble Control and Estimation of Nonholonomic Systems"

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Decision and Control Laboratory
Location
B02 CSL Auditorium
Date
Nov 14, 2018   3:00 - 4:00 pm  
Speaker
Assistant Professor Xudong Chen, University of Colorado, Boulder
Contact
Angie Ellis
E-Mail
amellis@illinois.edu
Phone
217-300-1910
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Decision and Control Laboratory Lecture Series

Coordinated Science Laboratory

 

Structure Theory for Ensemble Control andEstimation of Nonholonomic Systems


Xudong Chen

Assistant Professor

Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

University of Colorado, Boulder

 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

CSL Auditorium (B02)

Title:  Structure Theory for Ensemble Control and Estimation of Nonholonomic Systems

Abstract:

Ensemble control deals with the problem of using a finite number of control inputs to simultaneously steer a large population (in the limit, a continuum) of individual control systems. As a dual, ensemble estimation deals with the problem of using a finite number of measurement outputs to estimate the initial state of every individual system in the (continuum) ensemble. We introduce in the talk a novel class of ensembles of nonlinear control systems, termed distinguished ensemble systems. Every such system has two key components, namely a set of finely structured control vector fields and a set of co-structured observation functions. In the first half of the talk, we demonstrate that the structure of a distinguished ensemble system can significantly simplify the analysis of ensemble controllability and observability. Moreover, such a structure can be used as a principle for ensemble system design. In the second half of the talk, we address the issue about existence of a distinguished ensemble system for a given manifold. We will focus on the case where the underlying space of every individual system is an arbitrary semi-simple Lie group or its homogeneous space.

Bio:

Xudong Chen is Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Before that, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He obtained the B.S. degree from Tsinghua University, China, in 2009, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Harvard University in 2014. His research interests are in the area of control theory, stochastic processes, optimization, game theory and their applications in modeling and control of large-scale networked systems

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