Southern California (Nonlinear) Control Workshop, 22 May 2009

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This workshop is intended as a forum for students and postdocs working in control systems in the Southern California area to present their research in an informal setting. If you would like to attend, please contact on of the organizers:

  • Caltech: Richard Murray
  • UCI: Ken Mease
  • UCLA: Paulo Tabuada
  • UCSB: Francesco Bullo
  • UCSD: Jorge Cortes
  • USC: Petros Ioannou
  • UCR: Jie Chen


  • The workshop will be held at the Beckman Institute Auditorium on the Caltech campus map. Registration is free.
  • Directions to Caltech. You can use Google Maps
  • The closest place to park is the north Wilson parking structure (building 123 on the campus map). You can pick up a ticket from the kiosk ($6 for the day) and park in any unnamed space. The Beckman Institute is building 74 on the campus map (just across the street from the parking lot).


8:30a   Coffee and pastries
8:45a   Session 1: 4 talks
  • Amir A. Emadzadeh (UCLA) - On Modeling and Pulse Phase Estimation of X-ray Pulsars
  • Erkut Aykutlug (UCI) - Multiple Timescale Structure in Nonlinear Dynamical Systems
  • Srideep Musuvathy (USC) - Chaos control via special euclidean extension
  • Anantha Karthikeyan (USC) - On the LQ feedback formulation of H∞ Output Feedback Control
10:15a   Break
10:30a   Session 2: 3 talks
  • Nok Wongpiromsarn (Caltech) - Receding Horizon Temporal Logic Planning for Dynamical Systems
  • Stephen Smith (UCSB) - Pursuit of Translating Targets in Dynamic and Stochastic Environments
  • Yiqian Li (UCR)
12:15p   Speed talks - 1 PDF slide, 90 seconds each (sign up at workshop)
12:30p   Lunch
1:15p   Session 3: 4 talks
  • Bi Song (UCR) - Scene Analysis, Control and Communication in Distributed Camera Networks
  • Krister Jacobsson (Caltech) - Stability and Robustness Conditions using Frequency Dependent Half Planes
  • Federico S. Cattivelli (UCLA) - Diffusion Strategies for Distributed Kalman Filtering and Smoothing
  • Shujun Liu (UCSD) - Stochastic Averaging in Continuous Time and Its Applications to Extremum Seeking
3:15p   Break
3:30p   Session 4: 3 talks
  • Yanina Landa (UCLA) - Discovering a point source in unknown environments
  • David Zhang (UCSD) - Hybrid Ensemble / Variational Algorithms for Data Assimilation and Adaptive Observation in Multiscale Uncertain Environmental Flow Systems
  • Jason T. Isaacs (UCSB) - Optimal TDOA Sensor Placement For Uncertain Source Locations
5:00p   Adjourn