Dear DISC colleagues,
We wish you all the best for 2016 and we are pleased to welcome you to the first DISC newsletter of the new year. Also the first newsletter published on our new website! The site was completed just before the new year and we hope you will like it. If you miss anything or if you have suggestions for its improvement please let us know. The DISC forum website will also be restyled and some new features will be added. More on that in due course.
For the coming months we have several activities coming up: first of all of course the Benelux Meeting. Abstract submission and registration are open so please register and make sure the DISC community is well represented. In February the winter course is coming up. We are glad that so many of you have registered for this!
There are several new courses starting and we are also busy planning the DISC Summer School. More information will be available soon!
With best regards,
DISC Courses 2015-2016
This Academic year the following courses are scheduled:
Check the course program for dates and times.
Constructive Lyapunov Methods for Stability Analysis of Dynamical Systems
Energy-Based Modeling for Control of Physical Systems
Design Methods for Control Systems
Nonlinear Control Systems
Distributed Control and Optimization in Multi-agent Systems
Mathematical Models of Systems
System Identification for Control
The courses are taught at Hogeschool Domstad in Utrecht, location Koningsbergerstraat 9. For more information see their website
In January 2016 the following course will start:
Distributed Control and Optimization in Multi-agent Systems 2016
Lecturers: T. Keviczky and M. Cao
Don’t forget to register before you participate
The organizers have the pleasure of inviting you to participate in the 35th Benelux Meeting on Systems and Control which will take place in “Kontakt der Kontinenten”, Soesterberg, The Netherlands on March 22-24 2016.
Abstract submission: now open!
Registration : now open!
Deadline Abstract Submission: January 20, 2016
Deadline Final Abstract Submission February 24, 2016
Deadline Early Registration February 8, 2016
The IEEE Control Systems Technology Award 2015 has been awarded by the IEEE
Control Systems Society to a team of four researchers including three members of
DISC: Nathan van de Wouw ; Henk Nijmeijer ; Marcel Heertjes (ASML) and Alexey Pavlov (Statoil).
The Control Systems Technology Award is awarded annually by the IEEE Control Systems Society to an individual or team of researchers “for outstanding control systems technology
contributions”. In 2015, Nathan van de Wouw, Henk Nijmeijer, Marcel Heertjes and Alexey Pavlov receive the prize for “the development of variable gain nonlinear control methods and
their application to multiple motion control problems all the way to commercialization.”
The Control Systems Technology Award was presented on December 17, 2015, during the
54th Conference on Decision and Control, in Osaka, Japan.
An article written by, amongst others, Tom Oomen and Maarten Steinbuch has been awarded the 2015 IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology Outstanding Paper Award.The award has been presented during the annual CDC conference.
The article was published in 2014 in the journal IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. Besides Tom Oomen and Maarten Steinbuch, Okko Bosgra , Marc van de Wal (Philips Innovation Services), and Sander Quist and Robbert van Herpen co-authored the article.
Nathan will combine this position with a part-time professor position at the Delft Center for Systems and Control of the Delft University of Technology, focusing on ‘Nonlinear Systems’, and an adjunct professor position at the Civil, Environmental & Geo- Engineering Department of the University of Minnesota, U.S.A., focusing on the ‘Dynamics and Control of Drilling Systems’.
As of January 1, 2016, Frank Willems has been appointed as part-time Professor of Integrated Powertrain Control in the research group Control Systems Technology of the Technical University of Eindhoven. In this new position, made possible by TNO, he will focus on the development of optimal and robust control methods for vehicle powertrain systems.
The next course of the Graduate School in Systems, Optimization, Control and Networks will start on February 2, 2016
Introduction to Theory and Practice of Adaptive Linear Control
Lecturer : B. Erik Ydstie (Carnegie Mellon University)
Dates & schedule :
February 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 and March 1, 2016 (10:00 – 12:20)
The courses will take place at UCL, Bâtiment Euler, 4 av. Georges Lemaître, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve (room A002, ground floor).
Check the website for more information.
IFAC will no longer send out paper copies as default to all NMOs and IFAC affiliates but are transitioning to all-electronic distribution. The latest IFAC Newsletter is now available in the Newsletter section of the IFAC website.
University of Twente,
Candidate: Nanda van der Stap
Group: Robotics and Mechatronics
Thesis: Image-based endoscope navigation and clinical applications
Promotor: Prof.dr. I.A.M.J. Broeders MD
Date: 22 januari
Location: Prof.dr. G. Berkhoff zaal, Universiteit Twente
Time: 14.30 uur
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