Nokia’s Distinguished Lecture Series

2008 Lecture Series Schedule

California Center for Innovative Transportation (CCIT), Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), and Nokia present the Distinguished Lecture Series on Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are computing systems that interact with physical processes. The tight integration between the computation and the physical system is what differentiates CPS from other forms of computing, making CPS a kind of embedded system. However, unlike more traditional embedded systems, CPS are typically designed as networks of interacting elements instead of as standalone devices.

All lectures will begin at 12:10pm in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Lunch will be served at noon. Free and open to the public

SEPTEMBER 2 The Mobile Revolution Yet to Come
Bob Iannucci [Head of Nokia Research Center, Nokia’s Corporate Research Unit]

SEPTEMBER 11 Networked Control for Autonomous Systems
Richard Murray [Professor, Control and Dynamical Systems, California Institute of Technology]

SEPTEMBER 18 Distributed Control of Energy Management Systems
Manfred Morari [Professor, Automatic Control Laboratory, ETH Zurich]

SEPTEMBER 23 Control Systems Software Assurance
Eric Feron [Professor, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology]

OCTOBER 21 Long Actuator Delays – Extending the Smith Predictor to Nonlinear Systems and Systems With Unknown Delays
Miroslav Krstic [Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego]

OCTOBER 28 Smart Sensing Technology: A New Paradigm for Structural Health Monitoring
Bill Spencer [Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign]

NOVEMBER 4 Flocks and Fleets: Collective Motion and Sensing Networks in Nature and Robotics
Naomi Leonard [Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University]

NOVEMBER 13 A Theory of Robustness for Cyber-Physical Systems
George Pappas [Professor, Electrical and Systems Engineering , University of Pennsylvania]

NOVEMBER 25 Discrete Mechanics and Optimal Control
Jerrold Marsden [Professor, Engineering and Control & Dynamical Systems, California Institute of Technology]