Einladung zum Vortrag im Kolloquium Technische Kybernetik
Periodic Control: Theory and Applications
Prof. Sergio Bittanti
Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione
Politecnico di Milano
Zeit: Dienstag · 7. 2. 2006 · 16:00 Uhr
Ort: Seminarraum 3.241 · Pfaffenwaldring 9 · Campus Stuttgart-Vaihingen
In control engineering, the typical design approach is based on a common paradigm, that the controller be linear and time-invariant. This is the subject of thousands of papers, text books and monographs. However, there are problems for which a time invariant controller may lead to poor performances, and other problems which cannot be solved by time invariant methods. Controllers with a periodically varying control law offer more degrees of freedom which can be usefully exploited; they may be considered as a bridge between time invariant and generic time varying controllers. In this seminar we will start from some challenging engineering problems in order to motivate the consideration of periodic controllers.
Then we will overview some main results achieved over the last 3 decades. A few hints towards future research lines will conclude the lecture.
Sergio Bittanti (Electronics Engineering degree, Mathematics degree) is a professor in the Politecnico di Milano (the Technical University of Milan, Italy) where he holds the chair of "Model Identification and Data Analysis". The number of students of this course has grown tremendously from its early days; currently one counts about a dozen of courses offered in a number of branches of Engineering, for a total of about 1000 students. He also taught various courses in Systems and Control, such as System Theory or Automatic Control. During the period 1993 - 1998, he acted as supervisor of the PhD Program in Computer and Control Engineering .
Professor Bittanti served the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) in various capacities. In particular he was a member of the Council during the triennium 2002 -2005, the triennium during which it has been decided that the IFAC World Congress of 2011 will be held in Milan, Italy. Moreover, since 01.01.01, he has been a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Finally, he is one of the founders of the European Union Control Association.
He has been and is Associate Editor for various journals; currently he is Editor in Chief of the European Journal of Control.
His research focuses on the methods of system identification and control, with a variety of applications to engineering and science.