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Past seminars

Friday November 15 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Marie Ström
Chalmers, Göteborg.
Title:
The Role of the Wideband Ambiguity Function in Future Radar Systems

Friday November 8 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Christian Schulte
Software and Computer systems, KTH.
Title:
The Constraint Programmer's Toolbox

Applied Math Seminar
Friday October 25 at 11.15 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3418
Ilya Schmulevich
Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, USA
Title:
Integrative Analysis and Interactive Exploration of Data from The Cancer Genome Atlas

Friday September 27 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Mathias Stolpe
Technical University of Denmark, Denmark.
Title:
Interior point methods for the variable thickness sheet problem

June 5, at 10.00, F3, Lindstedtsvägen 26, KTH:
Doctoral thesis defense
Albin Fredriksson,
Division of Optimization and Systems Theory,
Department of Mathematics,
KTH
Robust optimization of radiation therapy accounting for geometric uncertainty

May 31, at 11.00, Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Rasmus Bokrantz,
Raysearch and
Division of Optimization and Systems theory, KTH, Sweden.
Title: Multicriteria optimization for managing tradeoffs in radiation therapy treatment planning

May 24, at 11.00, Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Albin Fredriksson,
Raysearch and
Division of Optimization and Systems theory, KTH, Sweden.
Title: Robust optimization of radiation therapy accounting for geometric uncertainty

Friday May 17 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Fabien Seyfert
INRIA, SophiaAntipolis, France.
Title: Generalized NevanlinnaPick
interpolation on
the boundary  Application to impedance matching

Friday May 3 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Elina Rönnberg
Linköpings Universitet, Sweden.
Title: Automatic scheduling of nurses: What does it take in practice?

March 25, at 16.00, room 3733, Lindstedtsvägen 25, KTH:
Philip Gill, Department of Mathematics,
University of California, San Diego.
Title: Stabilized SQP Methods for Nonlinear Optimization

Applied Mathematics seminar
Friday March 22 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Patrik Alfredsson
Systecon, Sweden.
Title: Spares Inventory Modeling and Optimization 
Classic Theory and Supply Flexibility Extensions

Friday March 15 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Anna Burvall
KTH, Sweden.
Title: Xray phasecontrast imaging and 3D reconstruction

Friday March 8 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Karin Thörnblad
Chalmers, Sweden.
Title: Flexible job shop scheduling problems

Friday March 1 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Erik Holmberg
Saab Aeronautics and Linköping University.
Title: Stress and fatigue constrained topology optimization

February 22, at 11.00, room 3721, Lindstedtsvägen 25, KTH:
Kin Cheong Sou, School of Electrical Engineering, KTH.
Title: Power Network Cyberphysical Security Analysis and Its Computation Problem

November 16, at 11.00, room 3721, Lindstedtsvägen 25, KTH:
Martina Maggio, Automatic Control, Lund University
Title: Distributed Management of CPU Resources for TimeSensitive Applications
Friday November 16 at 14.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3424
PerOlof Gutman
Technion, Israel.
Title: Describing Function Models for Friction and Backlash and their Duality

November 9, at 11.00, room 3721, Lindstedtsvägen 25, KTH:
Giulio Bottegal, Department of Information Engineering,
University of Padova
Title: Regularized spectrum estimation using stable spline kernels

November 2, at 11.00, room 3721, Lindstedtsvägen 25, KTH:
Adam Wojciechowski
,Chalmers, Sweden
Title: Opportunistic replacement scheduling

October 26, at 11.00, room 3721, Lindstedtsvägen 25, KTH:
Javier Cano Cancela,
Department of Statistics and Operations Research
Rey Juan Carlos University
Title: Application of a MultiObjective Optimization Tool to Provide Sustainable Agronomic Practices in Africa

October 19, at 11.00, room 3721, Lindstedtsvägen 25, KTH:
AnnBrith Strömberg,Chalmers, Sweden
Title: Lagrangian optimization for inconsistent linear programs

October 12, at 11.00, room 3721, Lindstedtsvägen 25, KTH:
Moritz Diehl, K.U. Leuwen, Belgium
Title: RealTime Iterations based on Sequential Convex Programming

September 28, at 11.00, room 3721, Lindstedtsvägen 25, KTH:
Jeffrey Larson ,
Title: Noisy Derivativefree Optimization

September 21, at 11.00, room 3721, Lindstedtsvägen 25, KTH:
Henrik Ohlsson,
Title: An Extension of Compressive Sensing to the Phase Retrieval Problem

September 7, at 10.00, room 3721, Lindstedtsvägen 25, KTH:
Majid Soleimani Damaneh ,College of Science, University of Tehran, Iran
Title: What is DEA?

September 4, at 11.00, room 3733, Lindstedtsvägen 25, KTH:
Tielong Shen, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan
Title: Applications of Modelbased Control Design in IC Engines

June 1, at 10.00, room 3721, Lindstedtsvägen 25, KTH:
Javier Cano Cancela ,
Department of Statistics and Operations Research
Rey Juan Carlos University
Title: Some Recent Applications of Multiobjective
Optimization Methods on Developing Countries

June 1, at 11.00, room 3721, Lindstedtsvägen 25, KTH:
Jussi Hakanen, Department of Mathematical Information Technology,
University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Title: Interactive Multiobjective Optimization  Applications in Chemical Process Industry

May 21, at 13.00, room 3721, Lindstedtsvägen 25, KTH:
Martin Andersen,
Division of Automatic Control,
Department of Eletrical Engineering,
Linköping University.
Title: Logarithmic barriers for sparse matrix cones

May 11, at 11.00, room 3721, Lindstedtsvägen 25, KTH:
Ingrida Steponavice, Department of Mathematical Information Technology,
University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Title: Interactive Multiobjective Optimization Application in Paper Industry

May 4, at 10.00, F3, Lindstedtsvägen 26, KTH:
Doctoral thesis defense
Anders Möller,
Division of Optimization and Systems Theory,
Department of Mathematics,
KTH
Modeling and Stability Analysis of Rate and Power Control
Systems in Wireless Communication Networks

April 27, at 11.00, room 3721, Lindstedtsvägen 25, KTH:
Anders Möller,
Division of Optimization and Systems Theory,
Department of Mathematics,
KTH
Title: Modeling and Stability Analysis of Rate and Power Control
Systems in Wireless Communication Networks

April 20, at 11.00, room 3721, Lindstedtsvägen 25, KTH:
Markus Hartikainen, Department of Mathematical Information Technology,
University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Title: Approximation through Interpolation in Nonconvex Multiobjective Optimization

March 9, at 11.00, room 3721, Lindstedtsvägen 25, KTH:
Karthik Sindhya, Department of Mathematical Information Technology,
University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Title: An introduction to Evolutionary Multiobjective optimization

February 3, at 11.00, room 3721, Lindstedtsvägen 25, KTH:
Sjur D. Flåm, Department of Economics, Bergen, Norway.
Title: Gradient methods and bilateral barters

Friday December 2 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Kaisa Miettinen
University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Some Interactive and Hybrid Methods and Applications of
Multiobjective Optimization

November 25, at 11.00, room 3721, Lindstedtsvägen 25, KTH:
Timothy C. Y. Chan, Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto
Title: Adaptive and robust optimization methods in intensitymodulated radiation therapy

October 21, at 11.00, room 3721, Lindstedtsvägen 25, KTH:
Docent seminar
Per Enqvist,
Division of Optimization and Systems Theory,
Department of Mathematics,
KTH
Title: Regularized moment matching for robust
spectral estimation from short data sequences

October 14, at 11.00, room 3721, Lindstedtsvägen 25, KTH:
Yanlong Zhao
Assistant Professor,
Institute of Systems Science,
Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Title:
System Identification with Quantized Observations

October 7, at 10.00, D3, Lindstedtsvägen 5, KTH:
Doctoral thesis defense
Mikael Fallgren,
Division of Optimization and Systems Theory,
Department of Mathematics,
KTH
Optimization of joint cell, channel and power allocation in wireless communication networks

October 6, at 14.00, room 3721, Lindstedtsvägen 25, KTH:
Tom Luo:
Department of
Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota
Title: Linear Transceiver Design for Interference Alignment:
Feasibility and Computation

September 30, at 11.00, room 3721, Lindstedtsvägen 25, KTH:
Mikael Fallgren,
Division of Optimization and Systems Theory,
Department of Mathematics,
KTH
Optimization of joint cell, channel and power allocation in wireless communication networks

September 16, at 10.00, F3, Lindstedtsvägen 26, KTH:
Doctoral thesis defense
Enrico Avventi,
Division of Optimization and Systems Theory,
Department of Mathematics,
KTH
Spectral moment problems: Generalizations, implementation and tuning.

September 9, at 11.00, room 3721, Lindstedtsvägen 25, KTH:
Enrico Avventi,
Division of Optimization and Systems Theory,
Department of Mathematics,
KTH
Spectral moment problems: Generalizations, implementation and tuning.

Wednesday May 25 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Romeo Ortega
Laboratoire des Signaux et Systemes, Supelec
France
Title: Control by Interconnection of PortHamiltonian
Systems

Friday March 25 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Ruth Curtain
Department of Mathematics and Computing Science, University of Groningen.
The Netherlands
Title: Algebraic properties of Riccati equations

Friday December 10 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Docent seminar
Amol Sasane
Optimization and Systems Theory, KTH
A new νmetric in Control Theory

Thursday December 9 at 10.15 Lindstedtsvägen 5, room D3
Docent seminar
Petter Ögren
FOI
An Optimization approach to Control of Autonomous Systems

Friday December 3 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Enrico Lovisari
University of Padova
Title: Performance metrics and communication topology design in the consensus
problem

Friday November 26 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Tarun Singh
SUNY Buffalo
Title: Tumor Motion Prediction for Radiation Therapy

Friday November 12 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
PerOlof Gutman
Technion, Israel.
Title: Improved vertex control for timevarying linear discretetime systems with state and control constraints

Friday November 5 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Yasuaki Oishi
Department of Systems Design and Engineering, Nanzan University
and Groupe MAC, LAASCNRS, France
Title: Two Approaches to SampledData Control Systems:
Analysis Based on Passivity and a Robust Linear Matrix Inequality

Friday September 24 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Albin Fredriksson
RaySearch Laboratories and
Division of Optimization and Systems Theory,
Department of Mathematics, KTH.
Title: Minimax optimization for handling range and setup uncertainties
in proton therapy

Tuesday September 14 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Michael Cantoni
University of Melbourne
Title: Robustness analysis for uncertain feedback interconnections of
unstable transfer functions via integral quadratic constraints

Friday September 10 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Mark Opmeer
University of Bath, UK.
Title: Model reduction

Tuesday September 7 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Jing sun
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Title: Modeling, Control and Optimization of Integrated Fuel Cell Power Systems

Friday September 3 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
David Anisi and Markus Högberg
ABB, Forkningssenter for Olje, Gass og Petrokjemi, Norway.
Title: Strategic R&D for the oil and gas industry

Friday May 28 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3733
Jacek Gondzio
University of Edinburgh, Scotland , UK
Matrixfree interior point method

Friday April 16 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Paolo Frasca
Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Broadcast gossip averaging algorithms: interference and asymptotical error

Tuesday April 13 at 10.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Panos M. Pardalos
University of Florida, USA
Optimization and Data Mining in Biomedical Informatics

Friday April 9 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Tzvetan Ivanov
Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Title: The Information Inequality On Function Spaces

Friday March 26 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Elias Jarlebring
K.U. Leuven, Belgium
Computational methods for the H2 norm and the characteristic roots of
timedelay systems

Friday March 19 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Amol Sasane
Optimization and Systems Theory, KTH
Do stabilizable plants admit a coprime factorization?

Friday Januari 22 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Corentin Briat KTH
From stability analysis to resilient and delayscheduled
control of linear timedelay systems

Friday December 11 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3733
Anders Lindquist KTH
What are moment problems and why are they useful in systems and control?

Friday December 4 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3733
Anders Forsgren KTH
A sufficiently exact inexact Newton step based on
reusing matrix information

Monday September 21, at 13.3014.30 Lindstedtsvägen 25, Room 3721,
Virginia Torczon
College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
Active set identification for linearly constrained minimization without explicit derivatives

Tuesday September 1 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3733
Tove Gustavi KTH
Control and Coordination of Mobile MultiAgent Systems

Monday March 27 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
David Anisi KTH
Cooperative Surveillance using Multiple Ground Vehicles

Tuesday March 3 at 14.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Per Olof Gutman, Technion Israel Institute of Technology
Robust stabilization of an unmanned motorcycle

Monday March 2 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Bijoy Ghosh Texas Tech University
On the Problem of Looking Optimally

Friday February 20 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Petter Ögren, FOI
Task planning and control of Semiautonomous Surveillance UGVs

Joint seminar with Optimization and Systems Theory and Automatic Control and Communication Networks
Monday February 16 at 14.15 Osquldas väg 10, room Himmelriket, level 8
Gianluca Antonio Rizzo, EPFL, Switzerland
Stability in networks of aggregate schedulers

Joint seminar with Optimization and Systems Theory and Automatic Control and Communication Networks
Thursday February 12 at 15.15 Osquldas väg 10, room Himmelriket, level 8
Tuan A. Trinh Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Internet Congestion Control: A GameTheoretic Perspective

January 30 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Angelo Cenedese University of Padova, Padova, Italy
Shape analysis and deformation control

November 20 at 10.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Margaret Wright Courant Institute, New York University, USA
Nonderivative optimization: a selection of mathematics, heuristics, and hacks

November 7 at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Andrea Gombani Institute for Miomedical Engineering of the National Research Council (ISIBinformation, CNR) Padova, Italy
Rational interpolation methods and the Sylvester Equation

November 5, at 16.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Jens Eggers, Bristol University, United Kingdom
The role of selfsimilarity in singularites of PDE's

October 31, at 10.30 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Anders Rantzer, Lund University
Price Mechanisms for Distributed Control Synthesis

October 24, at 11.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Johan Karlsson,
Inverse problems in Analytic Interpolation for Robust Control and Spectral Estimation

October 10, at 10.00, F3, Lindstedtsvägen 26, KTH:
Giovanna Fanizza,
Doctoral thesis defence: Modeling and Model Reduction by Analytic Interpolation and Optimization

Tuesday September 30 at 14.00 Lindstedtsvägen 25, room 3721
Giovanna Fanizza Opt&Syst, KTH
Modeling and Model Reduction by Analytic Interpolation and Optimization

Friday September 26 at 11.00
Anders Forsgren, Optimization&Systems Theory, KTH
An elementary proof of optimality conditions for linear programming

Friday August 22 at 11.0012.00
Amol Sasane
Completing to an isomorphism in a Wiener algebra used in control theory

Friday June 13 at 15.15 room 3733
Yohei Kuroiwa
Licentiateseminar: Sensitivity Shaping under Degree Constraint: NevanlinnaPick Interpolation for Multivariable and TimeDelay Systems

Monday May 26 at 11.0012.00
Gilead Tadmor
Control and Estimation With Preview: Differential Games, Geometric & Analytic
Constraints

Friday May 23 at 10.00
Stefan Almér
Thesis defense

Friday May 16 at 11.0012.00
Stefan Almér
Control and Analysis of PulseModulated Systems

Friday May 9 at 11.0012.00
Augusto Ferrante
Multivariate spectrum approximation in the Hellinger distance

Friday April 25
Fredrik Carlsson
Thesis defense

Wednesday April 23 at 15.0016.00
Edwin Romeijn
Supply chain planning problems with market choice

Friday April 18 at 11.0012.00
Fredrik Carlsson
Utilizing problem structure in optimization of radiation therapy

Friday March 14
Mats Werme
Thesis defense

Friday March 7 at 11.0012.00
Mats Werme
On methods for discrete topology optimization of continuum structures

Friday February 29 at 11.0012.00
Magnus Mossberg
Estimation of continuoustime stochastic system parameters from sample covariances

Friday February 15 at 11.0012.00
Erik Wernholt
Some Aspects of System Identification in Robotics

Friday January 18 at 11.0012.00
ChungYao Kao
On robustness of discretetime systems with varying time delays

Tuesday November 27 at 10.0011.00
Ling Shi
State Estimation and Energy Optimization Over Multihop Sensor Networks

Thursday November 15 at 14.0015.00
Shankar S. Sastry
Generalized Principal Component Analysis: An Introduction

Friday November 9
Maben Rabi
Leveltriggered Control

Tuesday October 23 at 11.0012.00
John S. Baras
Dynamic iterations on partially ordered semirings with applications to trust evaluation in networks

Friday September 28
Javier Cano Cancela
Improving directions of negative curvature for constrained problems in an efficient manner

Friday September 21
Hisaya Fujioka, Univ of Kyoto, Japan
Stability analysis for a class of networked/embedded control systems: continuous and discretetime approaches

Friday September 14
Luca Schenato, Univ of Padova, Italy
Some Results on Optimal Estimation and Control for Lossy Networked Control Systems

Friday August 31,
PerOlof Gutman, Technion University, Israel
MRAC of Linear Systems with Input and State Delays

Friday August 24
Mathias Stolpe, DTU
Global optimization of discrete topology design problems

Tuesday August 21 at 14.0015.00
Steve Webb, Institute of Cancer Research, University of London
IMRT  a Clinical Reality for Cancer Treatment

Tuesday June 26
Shinji Hara, Univ of Tokyo, Japan
When is a linear system easy or hard to control?

Friday June 15
Jonathan Bard
Cyclic Nurse Scheduling Using a Bundle Method

Tuesday June 19
Edwin Romeijn, Univ of Florida,
Radiation therapy treatment plan
optimization

Friday May 11
Alessandro Chiuso, Univ of Padova, Italy
An overview of subspace identification methods

Friday May 4
Olaf Schenk, Univ of Basel, Switzerland
Inertia Revealing Preconditioning For LargeScale Nonconvex Optimizations in Biomedical Cancer Therapy

Friday April 20
Martin Enqvist, Linköpings Universitet
Approximate Nonlinear System Identification: Input Distributions and Reweighting Approaches

Friday April 13 at 13.0014.00 Sal D2 Lindstedtsvägen 5
Ozan Öktem, Sidec Technologies
The role of optimization theory in electron tomography  a short overview of methods and challenges.

Friday November 17
Stephen Boyd, Stanford University, USA
Convex Optimization of Graph Laplacian Eigenvalues

November 10, 2006, 10.00, Room 3721, Lindstedtsvägen 25, KTH:
David A. Anisi,
Online Trajectory Planning and Observer Based Control The seminar was David Anisi's licentiate seminar.

Friday October 27
John S. Baras, University of Maryland, USA Short bio
Autonomic Wireless Networks and Computational Problems on Graphs

Friday October 20
Karl Johan Åström, Lund Institute of Technology, Lund, Sweden
Cykelåkning från ett reglertekniskt perspektiv

Monday October 2 at 10.0011.00
Kari Unneland, Dept of Engineering Cybernetics, Trondheim, Norway
Low Order Modelling in Marine Applications

Monday October 2 at 11.0012.00
Geir E. Dullerud, University of Illinois, USA
Switched systems and control over graphs

Friday September 29
Ilya Ioslovich, TechnionIsrael Institut of Technology
Haifa, Israel
On the Wolf's generalized program: presolving of largescale LP problems with group constraints

Tuesday September 26
Hisaya Fujioka, Kyoto University
A cutting plane algorithm for IQC analysis of sampled data feedback systems

Friday September 8
Josh Griffin, Sandia National Labs
Livermore, California
A parallel, asynchronous method for derivativefree nonlinear programs

Friday June 16, 2006
Jérôme Hoepffner, KTH, Mechanics
Estimation and control of large scale flow systems

Tuesday June 13, 2006
SteinErik Fleten, NTNU, Norge
Stochastic Programming for Bidding and Generation Planning
of a Nordic Hydropower Producer

Friday June 9, 2006
Jorge Gonçalves, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
A Conservation of Fragility Law and It's Consequences for Biochemical Network Dynamics

April 28, 2006
Michael Rotkowitz, KTH, Sweden
Tractable Problems in Optimal Decentralized Control

March 10, 2006
Anders Forsgren, KTH, Sweden
On the Behavior of the ConjugateGradient Method on IllConditioned Problems

January 20, 2006
György Michaletzky, Eötvös Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary
On zeros and poles of transfer functions   state methods

January 16, 2006
Anders Rantzer, Reglerteknik, LTH
On opportunities in distributed control theory

December 2, 2005
Guy Dumont, Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering, University of British Columbia
Automation in Clinical Anesthesia

November 29, 2005
George Papafotiou, Automatic Control Laboratory Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Model Predictive Control in Power Electronics: A Hybrid Systems Approach

November 29, 2005
Andrea Beccuti, Automatic Control Laboratory Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Optimal control of the boost dcdc converter

November 24, 2005
Professor Joachim Rosenthal, University of Zurich
Convolutional Codes and Systems over Finite Fields Click here for abstract, page 2.

November 25, 2005
Gianantonio Bortolin, KTH,
Modelling and GreyBox Identification of Curl and Twist in
Paperboard Manufacturing
The seminar gives a summary of Bortolin's doctoral thesis, which he
will defend on Friday December 2, 2005.

October 28, 2005
Erling Andersen, Mosek ApS,
From linear to conic optimization

October 14, 2005
Ryozo Nagamune, KTH
Robust trackfollowing control for dualstage servo systems in hard disk drives

September 30, 2005
Rembert Reemtsen, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus,
Continuous optimization of radiotherapy treatment plans

September 23, 2005
Jakob Björnberg, KTH and University of Cambridge,
Robust model predictive control for constrained,
linear systems through approximate dynamic programming

September 2, 2005
Ahti Salo, Helsinki University of Technology,
Managing incomplete information in decision analytic models

July 15, 2005
Hisaya Fujioka, Kyoto University, IQC analysis for
finitehorizon systems

July 1, 2005
ChungYao Kao, The University of Melbourne, Robust Stability Analysis of Systems
with TimeVarying Delays

June 17, 2005
Petter Ögren, FOI, Autonomous UAV Surveillance

June 3, 2005
JeanLouis Goffin,
McGill University,
Conic column generation

May 27, 2005
Daizhan Cheng,
Institute of Systems Science, CAS,
Semitensor Product of Matrix and its
Applications to Logic

May 20, 2005
Henrik Sandberg,
Lund Institute of Technology,
Frequencydomain analysis of linear timeperiodic systems

May 13, 2005
Bijoy Ghosh,
Washington University,
An Example of Signal Processing in the Visual Cortex

April 1, 2005
Clyde
F. Martin, Texas Tech. University, Lubbock, Texas, USA,
Numerical solution of ODEs and robust control

January 28, 2005
Anders Blomqvist, KTH,
A wellposed approach to ARMA estimation
and Hinf control synthesis
The seminar gives a summary of Blomqvist's doctoral thesis, which he
will defend on Monday February 7, 2005.

February 4, 2005
Bo Thidé,
Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF), LOFAR/LOIS  A wide area sensor network in Europe for Earth and space
observation

February 8, 2005
Michel
Gevers, Université Catholique de Louvain, Identification for control: achievements and open problems

January 14, 2005:
Mathias Stolpe,
Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Design of planar articulated mechanisms using branch and bound

December 9, 2004, 15.0016.00:
Mihailo Jovanovic,
University of Minnesota, Distributed control of systems on lattices

June 11, 2004:
Yasushi Iwatani, Tokyo Institute of Technology,
Stability tests based on eigenvalue loci for piecewise linear systems

June 4, 2004:
Per Olov Lindberg, Linköping
University,
New fast and accurate methods for convex
multicommodity flow problems

May 14, 2004:
Daizhan Cheng, Institute of Systems Science, CAS, China,
Control of switched systems

May 7, 2004:
Fabio Celani, Norwegian
University of Science and Technology,
Observers for EulerLagrange systems with position measurements

April 23, 2004:
Hisaya
Fujioka, Kyoto University, H infinity feedback design and command shaping for digital servo systems

April 2, 2004:
Clyde
F. Martin, Texas Tech. University, Lubbock, Texas, USA,
How many robots can talk at the same time?

March 19, 2004:
Moritz
Diehl, University of Heidelberg, Realtime
optimization of large scale systems

March 12, 2004:
Ragnar Wallin, Linköping
University,
Efficiently solving semidefinite programs
originating from the KalmanYakubovichPopov lemma using general
purpose SDP solvers

February 20, 2004
PerOlof
Gutman, Technion,
On smooth optimal control determination

November 14, 2003:
Mikael Rönnqvist, Linköping
University,
Optimization in forestry  some
applications

September 16, 2003, 11.0012.00
Yutaka Yamamoto, Kyoto University,
Signal processing via sampleddata control
theory

September 15, 2003, 14.0015.00
PerOlof Gutman, Technion,
On the botanic model of plant growth with
intermediate vegetative reproductive stage

August 22, 2003
Yinyu Ye, Stanford University,
Interior point methods and applications

June 16, 2003, 11.0012.00
Michael Friedlander,
Argonne National Laboratory,
An LCL algorithm for constrained
optimization

June 13, 2003
Magnus Egerstedt,
Georgia Institute of Technology,
Autonomous formation switching for multiple
mobile robots

June 4, 2003 (Obs! tid)
Antonio Bicchi,
Università di Pisa,
Quantized control systems and hybrid
nonholonomy

May 23, 2003
Petter Ögren, KTH,
Formation and obstacle avoidance in mobile
robot control
The seminar gives a summary of Ögren's doctoral thesis, which he will
defend on Friday June 6.

April 4, 2003
ChungYao Kao, Institut MittagLeffler,
Efficient computational algorithms for IQC
analysis

March 28, 2003
Amol Sasane, Institut MittagLeffler,
Timeautonomy and timecontrollability with respect
to Ws

March 21, 2003
Henrik Sandberg,
Lund Institute of Technology,
Balanced truncation of linear timevarying
systems

February 28, 2003
Mathias Stolpe, KTH,
Topology optimization of continuum structures
The seminar gave a summary of the second part of Stolpe's doctoral
thesis, which he defended on Friday March 7.

February 21, 2003
Mathias Stolpe, KTH,
Topology optimization of truss structures
The seminar gives a summary of the first part of Stolpe's doctoral
thesis, which he will defend on Friday March 7.

January 31, 2003
Göran Sporre, KTH,
On some properties of interior methods for
optimization
The seminar gave a summary of Sporre's doctoral thesis, which he
defended on Monday February 17.

December 6, 2002
Manfred Morari, ETH,
Optimal control of hybrid systems

November 29, 2002
Oleg Kirillov, Moscow
State Lomonosov University, Overlapping of
the characteristic curves and optimization of
nonconservative systems

November 22, 2002
Maurice Heemels,
Eindhoven University of Technology,
Complementarity systems and other hybrid model classes  Wellposedness issues

November 14, 2002, 10.00:
Gianantonio Bortolin, KTH,
On modelling and estimation of curl and
twist in multiply paperboard
The seminar was Bortolin's licentiate seminar.

October 4, 2002, 13.0014.00
Bjørn Nygreen, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway,
Optimal routing of oil and gas from wells to
separators

September 13, 2002, 14.0015.00
Ryozo Nagamune, KTH,
Robust control with complexity constraint: A
NevanlinnaPick interpolation approach
The seminar gave a summary of Nagamune's doctoral thesis, which he
defended on Friday September 20.

July 19:
Hisaya Fujioka, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan,
Computation of frequency response gain of
sampleddata systems

May 31:
Magnus
Egerstedt, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA,
Linguistic control of mobile robots

May 24:
Luigi Iannelli, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy,
Pricing techniques for network congestion
control

May 17:
Jorge Marí, Bombardier Transportation, Västerås,
Analyses of propulsion system configurations
for dynamic performance at design stage

Docent seminar, April 12, 2002:
Ulf Jönsson,
KTH, On reachability analysis of uncertain systems

March 15, 2002:
Mikael Prytz, KTH,
On optimization in design of
telecommunications networks with multicast and unicast
traffic The seminar gives a summary of Prytz'
doctoral thesis, which he defended on Thursday March 21.

February 8, 2002:
György
Michaletzky, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary,
Risk sensitive identification of ARMA
processes

December 14, 2001:
Torvald
Ersson, KTH,
Active sensing, navigation and online
path planning for mobile robots
The seminar is Ersson's licentiate seminar.

November 16, 2001:
Henrik Rehbinder, KTH,
State estimation for nonlinear robotic
systems The seminar gave a summary of Rehbinder's
doctoral thesis, which he defended at 10.00 on Tuesday November 20 in
the administration building, Valhallavägen 79, KTH.

October 16, 2001, 11.0012.00:
Natalia Balashevich, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Realtime optimization of control systems

October 11, 2001, 13.1514.15:
Vladimir A. Yakubovich,
St. Petersburg State University,
Design of stabilizing controllers with system output
independent of external disturbance

October 5, 2001:
Yulia Gel, St. Petersburg State University and Mälardalen University,
The convergence analysis of the leastsquares
estimates for AR models of infinite order

September 27, 2001, 13.0014.00:
Sven Leyffer,
University of Dundee, A review of mixed integer nonlinear programming

September 25, 2001, 11.0012.00:
Sven Leyffer,
University of Dundee, How the Grinch solved
MPECs, mathematical programs with equilibrium constraints

August 31, 2001:
Mikael Johansson,
Stanford University, Joint optimization
of wireless networks and linear systems

June 8, 2001:
Erik Dotzauer, Birka Energi AB, Energy system operation by Lagrangian relaxation

June 1, 2001:
Anders Dahlén, KTH,
Identification of stochastic systems:
Subspace methods and covariance extension
The seminar gives a summary of
Dahlén's doctoral thesis, which he will defend at 10.00 on Wednesday
June 6 in the administration building, Valhallavägen 79, KTH.

May 18, 2001:
Claudio Altafini, KTH,
Modeling and control of redundant robotic
chains on Riemannian manifolds The seminar gives a
summary of Altafini's doctoral thesis, which he will defend at 13.00 on
Wednesday May 23 in the administration building, Valhallavägen 79,
KTH.

May 15, 2001, 11.0012.00:
Ilya Ioslovich,
Technion, Haifa, Israel,
Optimal planning of industrial investments

May 11, 2001:
Jörgen Blomvall, Linköping
University, Optimization of financial
decisions using a new stochastic programming method

May 4, 2001:
Olof Staffans,
Åbo Akademi University, Åbo, Finland, Wellposed linear systems

April 27, 2001:
Naomi Ehrich Leonard,
Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA, Schooling autonomous vehicles with artificial
potentials

April 20, 2001:
Johan Löf, RaySearch
Laboratories, Stockholm,
A framework for computation of optimal radiation therapy plans

April 5, 14.0015.00, 2001:
Alberto
Isidori, University of Rome, Rome, Italy, Nonlinear output regulation with adaptive
internal model

March 30, 2001:
Per Enqvist, KTH, Spectral estimation by geometric, topological and
optimization methods The seminar gives a summary of
Enqvist's doctoral thesis, which he defended at 10.00 on Friday April
6 in the administration building, Valhallavägen 79, KTH.

March 23, 2001:
Di Yuan, Linköping
University, Optimization of internet
protocol network design and routing

March 16, 2001:
Leonid Engelson, KTH, Projected dynamical
systems with delays: Definition, stability and applications

February 9, 2001:
Camilla Landén, KTH,
An introduction to arbitrage theory with the
focus on problems related to the term structure of forwards, futures
and interest rates

December 15, 2000:
Andreas Wächter, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA,
An interior point algorithm for largescale nonlinear programming

December 8, 2000:
Jarmo Malinen, KTH,
On algebraic Riccati equations

October 13, 2000:
Ilya Ioslovich,
Technion, Haifa, Israel,
Upper bounds for duals of positive
linear programs with boxconstrained uncertainties

October 6, 2000:
Anders Rantzer, Lund
Institute of Technology, On stability and
convergence of nonlinear systems

October 5, 14.3015.30, 2000:
Alexandre Megretski,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts,
USA, Relaxations in nonconvex quadratic
optimization

September 15, 2000:
György
Michaletzky, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary,
On the reduced rank NevanlinnaPick
interpolation problem

April 13, 15.0016.00, 2000:
Bijoy K. Ghosh,
Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA,
Control and signal processing with a population of neurons

April 11, 11.0012.00, 2000:
Magnus Egerstedt, KTH
and Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, On the control
complexity of motion languages
The research presented in the seminar is a continuation of the
research in Egerstedt's doctoral thesis, which he
will defend at 10.00 on Friday April 14 in the administration
building, Valhallavägen 79, KTH.

April 7, 2000:
Joachim
Rosenthal, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA and
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne  EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland,
Reflections on Shannon's three challenges

April 5, 11.0012.00, Room 3733, Lindstedtsv. 25, 2000:
Joachim
Rosenthal, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA and
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne  EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland,
Pole placement problems, inverse
eigenvalue problems and Schubert calculus

March 31, 2000:
Alessandro Chiuso, KTH,
Geometric subspace identification and stochastic
realization with inputs

March 17, 2000:
Anders Hansson, KTH,
A primaldual interiorpoint method for robust
optimal control of linear discretetime systems

Docent seminar, March 10, 2000:
Yishao Zhou,
Stockholm University,
Balanced parametrization
of a class of positive real functions

February 25, 10.0011.00, 2000:
Mikhail Kitaev, Nautsilus Ltd, Moscow, Controlled Markov jump
processes with average cost criterion

February 18, 2000:
Mattias Nordin, KTH,
Nonlinear backlash compensation of speed
controlled elastic systems
The seminar gives a summary of Nordin's doctoral thesis, which he will
defend at 13.00 on Friday February 25 in the administration building,
Valhallavägen 79, KTH.

December 17, 1999:
Thomas Buhl, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark,
Topology optimization of mechanical
structures

November 26, 1999:
Ulf Jönsson,
KTH, Robustness of periodic systems

November 12, 1999:
Andrey Ghulchak, Lund
Institute of Technology, Robust controller design via linear programming

November 11, 15.3016.30, 1999:
Claudio Altafini,
KTH, Motion generation and control for a kinematic mobile manipulator: a geometric framework

November 5, 1999:
Lars Eldén, Linköping
University, Solving constrained linear algebra
problems using a differential geometric approach

October 8, 1999:
Clyde
F. Martin, Texas Tech. University, Lubbock, Texas, USA,
Edge delineation, response surfaces, and
optimal control

September 24, 13.0014.00, 1999:
Zeljko Djurovic, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Robust Kalman filtering

September 1, 11.0012.00, 1999:
Yutaka Yamamoto, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan,
Sampleddata control and its applications
to signal processing

August 31, 11.0012.00, 1999:
John C. Doyle,
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA, Fundamental tradeoffs in robustness of complex
systems

August 30, 14.0015.00, 1999:
Hector J. Sussmann, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA, Generalized differentials, open mapping theorems,
and transversality

August 27, 1999:
Alfredo Piria, Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay, A dual algorithm for power production planning with
uncertain data and transmission network constraints

August 20, 1999:
Jorge Gonçalves, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge,
Massachusetts, USA,
Global quadratic stability of limit cycles
is common in relay feedback systems

August 17, 14.0015.00, 1999:
Magnus Egerstedt, KTH,
Behavior based robotics using hybrid automata

June 24, 14.0015.00, 1999:
Stephen P. Boyd,
Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA,
Optimization over linear matrix inequalities

June 8, 11.0012.00, 1999:
Margaret H. Wright, Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, USA,
Primaldual methods: theory and practice

June 4, 11.0012.00, 1999:
W. P. Dayawansa, Texas Tech. University, Lubbock, Texas, USA, Lyapunov functions for switching systems

June 2, 11.0012.00, 1999:
Claude Lemaréchal, INRIA, Grenoble,
Duality without tears

May 29, 1999:
György Michaletzky, Eötvös Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary,
Stochastic approach to NevanlinnaPick
interpolation problem

May 27, 15.0016.00, 1999:
Shankar Sastry, University of California, Berkeley,
California, USA,
Algorithms for the design of networks of unmanned aerial vehicles

May 26, 15.0016.00, 1999:
Jana Kosecka and Shankar Sastry, University of California, Berkeley,
California, USA,
Euclidean reconstruction and reprojection up to subgroups

May 25, 11.0012.00, 1999:
Jana Kosecka and Shankar Sastry, University of California, Berkeley,
California, USA,
Multiview geometry revisited: A differential geometric approach

April 30, 1999:
Oleg Burdakov, Linköping University,
A greedy algorithm for the optimal basis problem
and its application to interpolation methods

April 23, 1999:
Danny C.
Sorensen, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA,
(visiting professor at KTH, spring 1999),
Krylov projection methods for model reduction

April 16, 1999:
Jorge Marí, Adtranz,
Identification of multivariable stochastic
systems in polynomial time

December 11, 11.0012.00, 1998:
Zhaojun Bai,
University of Kentucky,
Reducedorder modeling of linear dynamical systems

December 8, 11.0012.00, 1998:
Ulf Jönsson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge,
Massachusetts, USA,
Computations in robustness analysis

December 7, 11.0012.00, Room 3733, 1998:
Bertina HoMockQai,
Centre d'Etudes de la Navigation Aerienne, Toulouse, France,
A nonlinear approach to robust stabilization

December 4, 10.0012.00, 1998:
Jöran Petersson,
Mälardalen University,
Algorithms for fitting two classes of exponential sums to empirical data
The seminar is Peterson's licentiate seminar.

December 3, 15.0016.00, 1998:
Clyde F. Martin, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA,
Tracking, data analysis and optimal control

October 12, 14.0015.00, 1998::
Roger J.B. Wets,
University of California, Davis, California, USA,
Variational analysis and statistical estimation

June 17, 13.3014.30, 1998:
Mattias Nordin, KTH,
Switching
controllers for elastic systems with backlash

June 9, 11.0012.00, 1998:
Clyde F. Martin, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA,
Trajectory planning and smoothing splines

May 29, 10.0012.00, 1998:
Anders Dahlén, KTH,
What is wrong with subspace identification of
time series, and what can be done instead?
The seminar is Dahlén's licentiate seminar.

May 18, 11.0012.00, Room 3733, Lindstedtsvägen 25, 1998:
Jan C.
Willems, University of Groningen,
A behavioral approach to robust control

May 15, 11.0012.00, Room 3733, Lindstedtsvägen 25, 1998:
JiGuang Sun, Umeå University,
Perturbation theory for algebraic Riccati
equations

May 8, 1998:
Jorge Marí, KTH,
Rational modeling of time series and applications of
geometric control
The seminar gives a summary of Marí's doctoral thesis, which he will
defend at 10.00 on Tuesday May 26 in the administration building,
Valhallavägen 79, KTH.

April 3, 1998:
Kurt Jörnsten,
Norwegian Institute of Economics and Business Administration
(visiting professor at Stockholm School of Economics, spring 1998),
Optimal relinquishment according to the
Norwegian petroleum law: A combinatorial optimization approach

March 20, 1998:
Jöran Petersson,
Mälardalen University,
How to find initial values for the least
squares problem when estimating parameters in exponential sums?

March 13, 1998:
Yssa DeWoody, Texas Tech University,
A direct approach utilizing musculoskeletal dynamics
and neuromuscular control to determine stress development in bone

February 6, 1998:
Håkan Ekblom,
Luleå University of Technology,
Algorithms for Mestimates

January 30, 1998:
Ioannis Kanellakopoulos,
University of California, Los Angeles,
Nonlinear and adaptive control for advanced
vehicles

December 11, 15.0016.00, 1997:
Ilya Ioslovich,
Technion,
Optimal control of rigid body reorientation:
closed form solution and synthesis

November 28, 1997:
Michael Patriksson, Chalmers University of Technology,
Adaptive sequential quadratic programming
(SQP) algorithms for nonstrictly monotone variational inequality
problems

November 21, 1997:
Andrea
Gombani, LADSEBCNR, Padova, Italy,
On a Hardy space approach to the analysis of
spectral factors

November 14, 1997:
Brett
Ninness, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia,
Generalised Fourier and Toeplitz results for
rational orthonormal bases

October 24, 1997:
Vladimir A. Yakubovich,
St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia,
Abstract theory of optimal control

October 17, 1997:
Tomas Björk, Stockholm School of Economics,
Minimal realizations of forward rates

October 10, 1997:
Krzysztof C. Kiwiel, Systems Research Institute, Warsaw, Poland,
Ballstep subgradient level methods for convex
optimization

September 12, 1997:
Andreas
Nõu, KTH,
Largescale combinatorial optimization with transportation
science applications
The seminar gives a summary of Nõu's doctoral thesis, which he will
defend at 10.00 on Thursday October 9 in the administration building,
Valhallavägen 79, KTH.

August 22, 1997:
Leonid
Faybusovich, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA,
Jordanalgebraic generalization of the
projective method

August 15, 1997:
Panos M.
Pardalos, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA,
Recent approaches for solving quadratic
assignment problems

August 14, 15.0016.00, 1997:
Panos M.
Pardalos, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA,
Global optimization approaches for the maximum
clique problem on general graphs

June 19, 14.0015.00, 1997:
Danny C.
Sorensen, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA,
New approaches to large scale eigenanalysis

June 17, 15.0016.00, 1997:
George Meyer, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, USA,
Guidance of nonlinear systems
(second seminar)

June 16, 11.0012.00, 1997:
Shankar
Sastry, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA,
Hybrid control issues in air traffic
management systems

June 13, 1997:
Michal Pióro, Lund Institute of Technology,
Robust design problems in telecommunication
networks

June 12, 14.0015.00, 1997:
Shankar
Sastry, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA,
Algorithms for the design of distributed, multiagent
control systems

June 10, 11.0012.00, 1997:
George Meyer, NASA Ames Research Center,
Moffett Field, California, USA,
Guidance of nonlinear systems
(first seminar)

May 30, 1997:
Bijoy K. Ghosh,
Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA,
A perspective view of control and visionics

April 28, 14.0015.00, 1997:
Alexander L. Fradkov, Institute for Problems of Mechanical Engineering,
Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia,
Discrete and continuous adaptive control of
nonlinear oscillations and chaos

April 25, 14.0015.00, Room D41, Lindstedtsvägen 17, 1997:
Andrey Barabanov, St. Petersburg State University, Russia,
Design of minimax regulators

April 25, 1997:
Mikael Rönnqvist,
Linköping University,
Production systems in forestry using operations
research techniques

April 4, 1997:
Patrik
Alfredsson, KTH,
Optimization of support systems
The seminar gives a summary of Alfredsson's doctoral thesis, which he will
defend at 10.00 on Friday April 11 in the administration building,
Valhallavägen 79, KTH.

March 21, 14.0015.00, Room D3, Lindstedtsvägen 5, 1997:
Jürgen Ackermann, German Aerospace Research Establishment, Wessling,
Germany,
A robust car driver support system

March 21, 1997:
Tomas Björk, Stockholm School of Economics,
Some system theoretic aspects of interest rate
theory

March 18, 15.1516.15, Room 3721, 1997:
William B. Gragg, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, USA,
Stabilization of the unitary Hessenberg QR
algorithm

March 14, 1997:
Stefan
Feltenmark, KTH,
Optimization of power production
The seminar gives a summary of Feltenmark's doctoral thesis, which he will
defend at 10.00 on Thursday March 20 in the administration building,
Valhallavägen 79, KTH.

March 11, 15.0016.00, Room 3721, 1997:
Enrico Di Bernardo, University of Padova, Padova, Italy,
A system for tracking the human body in 3D from a
sequence of monocular views

February 14, 1997:
Geir Dahl,
University of Oslo,
Optimization in telecommunications

February 7, 1997:
AnnBrith
Strömberg, Linköping University,
Ergodic, primal convergence in dual subgradient
schemes for convex programming

January 31, 1997:
György Michaletzky, Eötvös Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary,
Maximization of the sum of heterogeneous quadratic
forms

January 24, 1997:
Clyde F. Martin, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA,
Control, interpolation, identification and
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