Control of Multiple Dynamic Systems with Multiple Objectives

Speaker: Dusan Stipanovic
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Venue: Packard 101
Time: 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2016


The challenges of controlling dynamic systems with multiple objectives are related to and furthermore include problems in multi-player dynamic games, multiobjective optimization, and decentralized control and estimation. The additional complexity is introduced by nonlinearities, time delays and perturbations in dynamic models, as well as various state, input and communication constraints. In this talk, a number of results related to control and coordination of multiple dynamic systems pursuing multiple objectives, will be presented. To illustrate these results some particular examples of controlling multiple agents pursuing multiple objectives such as guaranteed capture or evasion, collision avoidance, and coverage control, will be presented.

Speaker Bio

Professor Dusan Stipanovic received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, in 1994, and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees (under supervision of Professor Dragoslav iljak) in electrical engineering from Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California, in 1996 and 2000, respectively. Dr. Stipanovic had been an Adjunct Lecturer and Research Associate with the Department of Electrical Engineering at Santa Clara University (1998-2001), and a Research Associate in Professor Claire Tomlins Hybrid Systems Laboratory of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University (2001-2004). In 2004 he joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he is now Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering and Coordinated Science Laboratory. He is a visiting Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia, and in the Robotics and Telematics Department at the University of Wuerzburg, Germany, and also held a visiting faculty position in the EECS Department at the University of California at Berkeley. His research interests include decentralized control and estimation, stability theory, optimal control, and dynamic games with applications in control of autonomous vehicles, circuits, and medical robotics. Dr. Stipanovic served as an Associate Editor on the Editorial Boards of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I and II. Currently he is an Associate Editor for Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications.