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Control Theory and Optimization Group

Control theory and optimization is one of the core research areas in applied mathematics in the LSU Department of Mathematics. The members of the mathematical control theory and optimization group and their current and recent students are listed below. Please click on their names to find out more about their activities. The current director and contact person for the group is Professor Michael Malisoff. Group members are studying control design and analysis, nonsmooth analytic methods, numerical methods, and other cutting edge topics. Some of their research involves adaptive control, Hamilton-Jacobi equations, marine robotics, state constrained and delayed systems, tracking and stability problems for bioreactors, and gradient and direct methods in nonlinear programming. The group has a strong record of extramural support. Group members have recently been awarded more than $1.6 million as Principal Investigators of federal research grants. A total of 22 Ph.D. students received their degrees under the supervision of group members. Group members have produced many research publications in the top Automation and Control Systems journals, and have presented many conference presentations and seminars at leading universities. They have also served on the editorial boards of several major journals, and have also recently held administrative positions at LSU. The group interacts with a larger interdepartmental control and optimization research group that includes engineering faculty. Some of their other outreach and teaching activities have included the Mathematics Consultation Clinic, which is an applied mathematics capstone course for LSU mathematics students, and the Math Circle, which is a summer enrichment program for high schoolers who are interested in STEM subjects. Their research, teaching, and outreach has been reported on in several magazine and other news articles.

Professorial Group Members:

  1. Guillermo Ferreyra, Professor and Associate Dean for Science Education in the LSU College of Science, Ph.D. (Rutgers, 1983; Advisor: Hector Sussmann): Deterministic and stochastic control theory with finance applications
  2. Jimmie Lawson, Boyd Professor Emeritus, Ph.D. (University of Tennessee, 1967; Advisor: Dennison Brown): Geometric control theory, control systems on Lie groups, Lie semigroups, and coset spaces, Riccati equations
  3. Michael Malisoff, Roy Paul Daniels Professor, Ph.D. (Rutgers, 2000; Advisor: Hector Sussmann): Stabilization theory via Lyapunov functions, engineering applications, optimal control and viscosity solutions of Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equations
  4. Peter Wolenski, Russell B. Long Professor, Ph.D. (University of Washington, 1988; Advisor: R. Tyrrell Rockafellar): Optimal control theory, nonsmooth analysis, optimization, dynamical systems, and Hamilton-Jacobi theory
  5. Hongchao Zhang, Associate Professor, Ph.D. (University of Florida, 2006; Advisor: William W. Hager): Nonlinear optimization and its applications, numerical analysis, numerical linear algebra

Postdocs, Research Associates, and Long Term Visitors:

  1. Christopher Hermosilla, Postdoctoral Researcher (2015-), Ph.D. (ParisTech, France, 2015; Advisors: Frederic Jean and Hasnaa Zidani): Optimal control, feedback control
  2. Hugo Leiva, Adjunct Professor (2015-16), PhD. (Georgia Tech, 1995; Advisor: Shui-Nee Chow): Control theory
  3. Daniella Porto, Research Associate (2014-15), Ph.D. (Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho, UNESP, Brazil, 2012; Advisor: Geraldo N. Silva): Optimal control theory

Current Graduate Students:

  1. Joseph Grenier, PhD. Advisor: Peter Wolenski
  2. Nicholas Lee, MS Advisor: Michael Malisoff
  3. Robert Sizemore, PhD. Advisor: Michael Malisoff
  4. Jesse Paul Varnell, PhD. Advisors: Michael Malisoff and Fumin Zhang
  5. Jerome Weston, PhD. Advisor: Michael Malisoff
  6. Ningshi Yao, PhD. Advisors: Michael Malisoff and Fumin Zhang

News Articles About Group:

  1. The Power of Math: LSU Math Students Create a Detection Interface to Help Pennington Biomedical Researchers Measure Infant Sucking Behavior, The Pursuit 2016-2017, LSU College of Science, 2017, pp. 28-29.
  2. Mathematics Professor Named Roy Paul Daniels Professor, The Pursuit 2013, LSU College of Science, 2013, p. 25.
  3. Robots Unleashed: Mathematics Professor Develops Marine Robotic Methods for Oil Spill Study, The Pursuit 2012, LSU College Of Science, 2012, p. 21.

Recent PhD Graduates:

  1. Xiaoyu Cai (2013), Advisors: Marcio de Queiroz and Michael Malisoff
  2. Lingyan Huang (2012), Advisor: Peter Wolenski
  3. Aleksandra Gruszka (2012), Advisor: Michael Malisoff
  4. Rick Barnard (2010), Advisor: Peter Wolenski
  5. Qingxia Li (2010), Advisor: Peter Wolenski
  6. Wei Cai (2009), Advisor: Peter Wolenski
  7. Alvaro Guevara (2009), Advisor: Peter Wolenski
  8. Norma Ortiz (2005), Advisor: Peter Wolenski
  9. Vinicio Rios (2005), Advisor: Peter Wolenski
  10. Stanislav Zabic (2005), Advisor: Peter Wolenski
  11. Fabiana Cardetti (2002), Advisor: Guillermo Ferreyra
  12. Yongdo Lim (1996), Advisor: Jimmie Lawson

Recent Undergraduate Research Students:

  1. Aaron Faulkner (Major: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Advisors: Michael Malisoff and Marcio de Queiroz)
  2. Marsien Ngoufack (Major: Petroleum Engineering. Minor: Mathematics. Advisors: Michael Malisoff and Mayank Tyagi)

Recent Awards by Group Members:

  1. Aleksandra Gruszka, One of Five Student Best Paper Award Finalists for 2011 American Control Conference. [Plaque for Paper "On tracking for the PVTOL model with bounded feedbacks.'']
  2. Aleksandra Gruszka, One of the 12 US PhD Students Selected to Present Talk in Association for Women in Mathematics Sessions at 2012 Joint Mathematics Meetings.
  3. Xiaoyu Cai, Outstanding Research Assistant for the Year 2012-2013 in LSU Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, 2013.
  4. Guillermo Ferreyra, BASF Professor of Excellence Award, LSU, November 2013.
  5. Michael Malisoff, Flagship Faculty Honor, LSU, 2013.
  6. Michael Malisoff, LSU Mid-Career Scholar Rainmaker Award in the Area of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, March 2014.
  7. Hongchao Zhang, LSU Emerging Scholar Rainmaker Award in the Area of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, March 2014.
  8. Michael Malisoff, Best Presentation in Session Awards for sessions Delay Systems I and Delay Systems II, American Control Conference, Portland, OR, June 4-6, 2014. [Awards for papers "Stabilization of time-varying nonlinear systems with time delays using a trajectory based approach" and "A new tracking controller for neuromuscular electrical stimulation under input delays: Case study in prediction".]
  9. Hongchao Zhang, McGehee Award for Excellent Research by a Junior Faculty Member, March 2016.
  10. Michael Malisoff, Best Presentation in Session Awards for sessions Delay Systems I and Delay Systems III, American Control Conference, Boston, MA, July 6-8, 2016. [Awards for papers "Extension of Razumikhin's theorem for time-varying systems with delay" and "Stabilization in a chemostat with sampled and delayed measurements".]

Recent publications of members of the group:

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Preprints

  1. Hermosilla, C., and P. Wolenski, "Self-dual approximations to fully convex impulsive systems," submitted
  2. Hermosilla, C., P. Wolenski, and H. Zidani, "The Mayer and minimum time problems with stratified state constraints," submitted.
  3. Mazenc, F., J. Harmand, and M. Malisoff, "Stabilization in a chemostat with sampled and delayed measurements and uncertain growth functions," submitted.
  4. Mazenc, F., and M. Malisoff, "Extensions of Razumikhin's theorem and Lyapunov-Krasovskii functional constructions for time-varying systems with delay," submitted.
  5. Mazenc, F., and M. Malisoff, "Stabilization and robustness analysis for time-varying systems with time-varying delays using a sequential subpredictors approach," submitted.
  6. Mazenc, F., M. Malisoff, and S.-I. Niculescu, "Stability and control design for time-varying systems with time-varying delays using a trajectory based approach," submitted.
  7. Mazenc, F., M. Malisoff, and J. Weston, "Bounded backstepping control and robustness analysis for time-varying systems under converging input converging state conditions," submitted.

2016

  1. Ghadimi, S., G. Lan, and H. Zhang, "Mini-batch stochastic approximation methods for nonconvex stochastic composite optimization," Mathematical Programming Series A, Volume 155, Issue 1, 2016, pp. 267-305.
  2. Hager, W., and H. Zhang, "Projection on a polyhedron that exploits sparsity," SIAM Journal on Optimization, to appear.
  3. Hermosilla, C., "Legendre transform and applications to finite and infinite optimization," Set-Valued and Variational Analysis, to appear.
  4. Hermosilla, C., and P. Wolenski, "Self-dual approximations to fully convex impulsive systems," in Proceedings of the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Las Vegas, NV, 12-14 December 2016), to appear.
  5. Malisoff, M., and M. Krstic, "Stabilization and robustness analysis for a chain of exponential integrators using strict Lyapunov functions," Automatica, Volume 68, June 2016, pp. 184-193.
  6. Malisoff, M., R. Sizemore, and F. Zhang, "Robustness of adaptive control for three-dimensional curve tracking under state constraints: effects of scaling control terms," in Proceedings of the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Las Vegas, NV, 12-14 December 2016), to appear.
  7. Malisoff, M., R. Sizemore, and F. Zhang, "Adaptive planar curve tracking control and robustness analysis under state constraints and unknown curvature," Automatica, to appear.
  8. Malisoff, M., and F. Zhang, "Adaptive planar curve tracking control with unknown curvature," in Proceedings of the 2016 American Control Conference (Boston, MA, 6-8 July 2016), pp. 1608-1612.
  9. Mazenc, F., J. Harmand, and M. Malisoff, "Stabilization in a chemostat with sampled and delayed measurements," in Proceedings of the 2016 American Control Conference (Boston, MA, 6-8 July 2016), pp. 1857-1862.
  10. Mazenc, F., and M. Malisoff, "New control design for bounded backstepping under input delays," Automatica, Volume 66, April 2016, pp. 48–55.
  11. Mazenc, F., and M. Malisoff, "Stability analysis for time-varying systems with delay using linear Lyapunov functionals and a positive systems approach," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Volume 61, Number 3, 2016, pp. 771-776.
  12. Mazenc, F., and M. Malisoff, "Reduction model approach for linear time-varying systems with input delays based on extensions of Floquet theory," Systems and Control Letters, Volume 94, August 2016, pp. 70-76.
  13. Mazenc, F., and M. Malisoff, "Extension of Razumikhin's theorem for time-varying systems with delay," in Proceedings of the 2016 American Control Conference (Boston, MA, 6-8 July 2016), pp. 84-88.
  14. Mazenc, F., and M. Malisoff, "Constructions of strict Lyapunov functions: stability, robustness, delays, and state constraints," Extended Mini-Course Abstract, in Proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (11-15 July 2016), pp. 1-3.
  15. Mazenc, F., and M. Malisoff, "New prediction approach for stabilizing time-varying systems under time-varying input delay," in Proceedings of the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Las Vegas, NV, 12-14 December 2016), to appear.
  16. Mazenc, F., and M. Malisoff, "Stabilization of nonlinear time-varying systems through a new prediction based approach," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, to appear
  17. Mazenc, F., M. Malisoff, and J. Weston, "New bounded backstepping control designs for time-varying systems under converging input converging state conditions," in Proceedings of the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Las Vegas, NV, 12-14 December 2016), to appear.
  18. Varnell, P., M. Malisoff, and F. Zhang, "Stability and robustness analysis for human pointing motions with acceleration under feedback delays," International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, to appear.

2015

  1. Drame, A., F. Mazenc, and P. Wolenski, "On the stability of a periodic solution of distributed parameters biochemical system," Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, Volume 432, Number 1, 2015, pp. 196-213.
  2. Hager, W., C. Ngo, M. Yashtini, and H. Zhang, "An alternating direction approximate Newton algorithm for ill-conditioned inverse problems with application to parallel MRI," Journal of the Operations Research Society of China, Volume 3, Number 2, 2015, pp. 139-162.
  3. Hermosilla, C., and H. Zidani, "Infinite horizon problems on stratifiable state-constraints sets," Journal of Differential Equations, Volume 258, Issue 4, February 2015, pp. 1430-1460.
  4. Karafyllis, I., M. Malisoff, M. de Queiroz, M. Krstic, and R. Yang, "Predictor-based tracking for neuromuscular electrical stimulation," International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Volume 25, Issue 14, 2015, pp. 2391-2419.
  5. Karafyllis, I., M. Malisoff, and M. Krstic, "Sampled-data feedback stabilization of age-structured chemostat models,'' in Proceedings of the 2015 American Control Conference (Chicago, IL, 1-3 July 2015), pp. 4549-4554.
  6. Karafyllis, I., M. Malisoff, F. Mazenc, and P. Pepe, "Stabilization of nonlinear delay systems: A tutorial on recent results," in Recent Results on Nonlinear Delay Control Systems, I. Karafyllis, M. Malisoff, F. Mazenc, and P. Pepe, Eds., Advances in Delays and Dynamics Series Volume 4, Springer, New York, 2015, pp. 1-41.
  7. Karafyllis, I., M. Malisoff, F. Mazenc, and P. Pepe, Eds., Recent Results on Nonlinear Delay Control Systems, Advances in Delays and Dynamics Series Volume 4, Springer, New York, 2015.
  8. Malisoff, M., and M. Krstic, "Stabilization of a chain of exponential integrators using a strict Lyapunov function," in Proceedings of the 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Osaka, Japan, 15-18 December 2015), pp. 1841-1845.
  9. Malisoff, M., and F. Zhang, "Robustness of adaptive control under time delays for three-dimensional curve tracking," SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Volume 53, Number 4, 2015, pp. 2203-2236.
  10. Mazenc, F., V. Andrieu, and M. Malisoff, "Continuous-discrete observers for time-varying nonlinear systems: a tutorial on recent results," in Proceedings of the SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (Paris, France, 8-10 July 2015), pp. 181-188.
  11. Mazenc, F., V. Andrieu, and M. Malisoff, "Design of continuous-discrete observers for time-varying nonlinear systems," Automatica, Volume 51, Number 6, June 2015, pp. 135-144.
  12. Mazenc, F., and M. Malisoff, "Reduction model approach for systems with a time-varying delay," in Proceedings of the 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Osaka, Japan, 15-18 December 2015), pp. 7723-7727.
  13. Mazenc, F., and M. Malisoff, "Trajectory based approach for the stability analysis of nonlinear systems with time delays," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Volume 60, Number 6, June 2015, pp. 1716-1721.
  14. Mazenc, F., and M. Malisoff, "Bounded backstepping approach under input delays,'' in Proceedings of the 2015 European Control Conference (Linz, Austria, 15-17 July 2015), pp. 2056-2061.
  15. Mazenc, F., M. Malisoff, and S-I. Niculescu, "Stability analysis for systems with time-varying delay: trajectory based approach," in Proceedings of the 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Osaka, Japan, 15-18 December 2015), pp. 1811-1816.
  16. Wang, X., and H. Zhang, "An augmented Lagrangian affine scaling method for general nonlinear programming," Optimization Methods and Software, Volume 30, Issue 5, 2015, pp. 934-964.

2014

  1. Cai, X., and M. de Queiroz, "Multi-agent formation maneuvering and target interception with double-integrator mode," in Proceedings of the 2014 American Control Conference (Portland, OR, 4-6 June 2014), pp. 287-292.
  2. Cai, X., and M. de Queiroz, "Adaptive rigidity-based formation control of uncertain multi-robotic vehicles," in Proceedings of the 2014 American Control Conference (Portland, OR, 4-6 June 2014), pp. 293-298.
  3. Cai, X., and M. de Queiroz, "Rigidity-based stabilization of multi-agent formations," ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, Volume 136, Number 1, Paper No: DS-13-1040.
  4. De Asmundis, R., D. Serafino, W. Hager, G. Toraldo, and H. Zhang, "An efficient gradient method using the Yuan steplength," Computational Optimization and Applications, Volume 59, Issue 3, 2014, pp. 541-563.
  5. Feng, Y., X. Chen, and G. Gu, "Quantized reedback stabilizing control for multiple-input networked systems with multiplicative random noises: A stochastic approach," in Proceedings of the 2014 American Control Conference (Portland, OR, 4-6 June 2014), pp. 3299-3304.
  6. Hager, W., and H. Zhang, "An affine scaling method for optimization problems with polyhedral constraints," Computational Optimization and Applications, Volume 59, Issue 1-2, October 2014, pp. 163-183.
  7. Karafyllis, I., M. Malisoff, M. de Queiroz, M. Krstic, and R. Yang, "A new tracking controller for neuromuscular electrical stimulation under input delays: Case study in prediction," in Proceedings of the 2014 American Control Conference (Portland, OR, 4-6 June 2014), pp. 4186-4191.
  8. Mazenc, F., and M. Malisoff, "Reduction model method for local stabilization of time-varying nonlinear systems with input delays, structured nonlinearities, and uncertainties," in Proceedings of the 2014 American Control Conference (Portland, OR, 4-6 June 2014), pp. 4169-4174.
  9. Mazenc, F., and M. Malisoff, "Stabilization of time-varying nonlinear systems with time delays using a trajectory based approach," in Proceedings of the 2014 American Control Conference (Portland, OR, 4-6 June 2014), pp. 4854-4858.
  10. Mazenc, F., and M. Malisoff, "Local stabilization of nonlinear systems through the reduction model approach," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Volume 59, Issue 10, November 2014, pp. 3033-3039.
  11. Mazenc, F., and M. Malisoff, "Stability analysis for neutral and time-varying systems using linear Lyapunov functionals and a positive systems approach," in Proceedings of the ASME 2014 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (San Antonio, TX, 22-24 October 2014), Paper DSCC2014-6218.
  12. Mazenc, F., and M. Malisoff, "New technique for stability analysis for time-varying systems with delay," in Proceedings of the 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Los Angeles, CA, 15-17 December 2014), pp. 1215-1220. Also, hal-01088244.
  13. Mazenc, F., M. Malisoff, and S.-I. Niculescu, "Reduction model approach for linear time-varying systems with delays,'' IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Volume 59, Issue 8, August 2014, pp. 2068-2082
  14. Mukhopadhyay, S., C. Wang, M. Patterson, M. Malisoff, and F. Zhang, "Collaborative autonomous surveys in marine environments affected by oil spills," in Cooperative Robots and Sensor Networks 2014, A. Koubaa and A. Khelil, Eds., Studies in Computational Intelligence Series Vol. 554, Springer, New York, 2014, pp. 87-113.
  15. Sadikhov, T., W. Haddad, and M. Malisoff, "A universal feedback controller for discontinuous dynamical systems using nonsmooth control Lyapunov functions," in Proceedings of the 2014 American Control Conference (Portland, OR, 4-6 June 2014), pp. 1174-1179.
  16. Wolenski, P., "Another look at strong invariance on stratified domains," in Proceedings of the 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Los Angeles, CA, 15-17 December 2014), pp. 2304-2309.
  17. Zhang, H., "A nonmonotone approximate sequence algorithm for unconstrained nonlinear optimization," Computational Optimization and Applications, Volume 57, Issue 1, January 2014, pp. 27-43.

2013

  1. Barnard, R., and P. Wolenski, "Flow invariance on stratified domains,'' Set-Valued and Variational Analysis, Volume 21, Issue 2, 2013, pp. 377-403.
  2. Cannarsa, P., F. Marino, and P. Wolenski, "The dual arc inclusion with differential inclusions," Nonlinear Analysis: Theory, Methods, and Applications, Volume 79, March 2013, pp. 176–189.
  3. Colombo, G., A. Marigonda, and P. Wolenski, "The Clarke generalized gradient for functions whose epigraph has positive reach," Mathematics of Operations Research, Volume 38, Number 3, 2013, pp. 451-468.
  4. Drame, A., M. Kothari, and P. Wolenski, "Almost periodic solutions of distributed parameter biochemical systems with time delay and time varying input," Electronic Journal of Differential Equations, Volume 2013, Number 161, pp.1-11.
  5. Gruszka, A., M. Malisoff, and F. Mazenc, ''Bounded tracking controllers and robustness analysis for UAVs,'' IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Volume 58, Number 1, January 2013, pp. 280-287.
  6. Malisoff, M., and F. Zhang, "Adaptive control for planar curve tracking under controller uncertainty,'' Automatica, Volume 49, Issue 5, May 2013, pp. 1411-1418.
  7. Malisoff, M., and F. Zhang, "Robustness of a class of three-dimensional curve tracking control laws under time delays and polygonal state constraints,'' in Proceedings of the American Control Conference (Washington, DC, 17-19 June 2013), pp. 5710-5715.
  8. Malisoff, M., and F. Zhang, "An adaptive control design for 3D curve tracking based on robust forward invariance," in Proceedings of the 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Florence, Italy, 10-13 December 2013), pp. 4473-4478.
  9. Mazenc, F., and M. Malisoff, "Asymptotic stabilization for feedforward systems with delayed feedbacks,'' Automatica, Volume 49, Issue 3, March 2013, pp. 780-787.
  10. Mazenc, F., M. Malisoff, and T. Dinh, "Uniform global asymptotic stability for nonlinear systems under input delays and sampling of the controls,'' in Proceedings of the American Control Conference (Washington, DC, 17-19 June 2013), pp. 4857-4861.
  11. Mazenc, F., M. Malisoff, and T. Dinh, "Robustness of nonlinear systems with respect to delay and sampling of the controls,'' Automatica, Volume 49, Issue 6, June 2013, pp. 1925-1931.
  12. Mazenc, F., M. Malisoff, and S-I. Niculescu, "Stabilization of linear time varying systems with input delays: Application to rapidly time varying systems," in Proceedings of the 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Florence, Italy, 10-13 December 2013), pp. 1584-1589.

2012

  1. Cannarsa, P., F. Marino, and P. Wolenski, "Semiconcavity of the minimum time function for differential inclusions," Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete & Impulsive Systems. Series B. Applications & Algorithms, Volume 19, Numbers 1-2, 2012, pp. 187-206.
  2. Drame, A., D. Dochain, J. Winkin, and P. Wolenski, "Periodic trajectories of distributed parameter biochemical systems with time delay," Applied Mathematics and Computation, Volume 218, Issue 14, 2012, pp. 7395–7405.
  3. Gruszka, A., Some Tracking Problems for Aerospace Models with Input Constraints, Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mathematics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 2012.
  4. Gruszka, A., M. Malisoff, and F. Mazenc, "Tracking and robustness analysis for UAVs with bounded feedbacks," in Proceedings of the 2012 American Control Conference (Montreal, Canada, 27-29 June 2012), pp. 932-937.
  5. Gruszka, A., M. Malisoff, and F. Mazenc, "Tracking control and robustness analysis for PVTOL aircraft under bounded feedbacks," International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Volume 22, Issue 17, November 2012, pp. 1899-1920.
  6. Guevara, A., and P. Wolenski, "Convergence results for a self-dual regularization of convex problems," Optimization, Volume 61, Number 6 (Special Issue: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Parametric Optimization and Related Topics, Karlsruhe, Germany, September 20-24, 2010), 2012, pp. 699-716.
  7. Malisoff, M., F. Mazenc, and F. Zhang, "Stability and robustness analysis for curve tracking control using input-to-state stability," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Volume 57, Number 5, May 2012, pp. 1320-1326.
  8. Malisoff, M., and F. Zhang, "Adaptive controllers and robustness analysis for curve tracking with unknown control gains," in Proceedings of the 2012 American Control Conference (Montreal, Canada, 27-29 June 2012), pp. 344-349.
  9. Mazenc, F., and M. Malisoff, "Stability and stabilization for models of chemostats with multiple limiting substrates,'' Journal of Biological Dynamics, Volume 6, Issue 2, 2012, pp. 612-627.
  10. Mazenc, F., and M. Malisoff, "Stabilization for feedforward systems with delay in the input," in Proceedings of the 51st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Maui, HI, 10-13 December 2012), pp. 3892-3897.
  11. Tavakoli, R., and H. Zhang, "A nonmonotone spectral projected gradient method for large-scale topology optimization," Numerical Algebra, Control and Optimization, Volume 2, Issue 2, 2012, pp. 395-412.
  12. Zhang, H., and A. Conn, "On the local convergence of a derivative-free algorithm for least-squares minimization," Computational Optmization and Applications, Volume 51, Number 2, 2012, pp. 481-507.

2011

  1. Cannarsa, P., and P. Wolenski, "Semiconcavity of the value function for a class of differential inclusions," Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems-Series A, Volume 29, Number 2, 2011, pp. 453-466.
  2. Gonzalez-Lima, W., W. Hager, and H. Zhang, "An affine scaling interior-point method for continuous knapsack constraints with application to support vector machines," SIAM Journal on Optimization, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp. 361-390.
  3. Gruszka, A., M. Malisoff, and F. Mazenc, "On tracking for the PVTOL model with bounded feedbacks," in Proceedings of the 2011 American Control Conference (San Francisco, CA, 29 June-1 July, 2011), pp. 1428-1433.
  4. Hager, W., D. Phan, and H. Zhang, "Gradient-based methods for sparse recovery," SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp. 146-165, 2011.
  5. Malisoff, M., F. Mazenc, and F. Zhang, "Input-to-state stability for curve tracking control: A constructive approach," in Proceedings of the 2011 American Control Conference (San Francisco, CA, 29 June-1 July, 2011), pp. 1984-1989.
  6. Mazenc, F., and M. Malisoff, "Discussion on On a small gain theorem for ISS networks in dissipative Lyapunov form," European Journal of Control, Volume 17, Number 4, 2011, pp. 367-369.
  7. Mazenc, F., and M. Malisoff, ''On stability and stabilization for chemostats with many limiting nutrients,'' in Proceedings of the 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference (Orlando, FL, 12-15 December 2011), pp. 3700-3705.
  8. Mazenc, F., M. Malisoff, and M. de Queiroz, "Uniform global asymptotic stability of adaptive cascaded nonlinear systems with unknown high-frequency gains," Nonlinear Analysis: Theory, Methods, and Applications, Volume 74, Issue 4, 2011, pp. 1132-1145.
  9. Mazenc, F., M. Malisoff, and M. de Queiroz, "Tracking control and robustness analysis for a nonlinear model of human heart rate during exercise," Automatica, Volume 47, Issue 5, May 2011, pp. 968-974.
  10. Shuai, Y., C. White, H. Zhang, and T. Sun, "Using multiscale regularization to obtain realistic optimal control strategies," in Proceedings of the SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium (The Woodlands, TX, 21-23 February 2011), Paper 142043-MS.
  11. Wan, S., Z. Yin, K. Zhang, H. Zhang, and X. Lin, "A topology-preserving optimization algorithm for polycube mapping," Computers and Graphics, Volume 35, Issue 3 (Special issue of Proceedings of the 2011 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Conference on Shape Modeling and Applications), June 2011, pp. 639-649.

2010

  1. Barnard, R., Hamilton-Jacobi Theory for Optimal Control Problems on Stratified Domains, Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mathematics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 2010.
  2. Hjortso, M., and P. Wolenski, Linear Mathematical Models in Chemical Engineering, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., Hackensack, NJ, 2010. ISBN: 978-981-279-415-4.
  3. Mazenc, F., and M. Malisoff, "Strict Lyapunov function constructions under LaSalle conditions with an application to Lotka-Volterra systems," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Volume 55, Issue 4, April 2010, pp. 841-854.
  4. Mazenc, F., and M. Malisoff, "Further results on robust output feedback control for the chemostat dynamics," in Proceedings of the 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Atlanta, GA, 15-17 December 2010), pp. 822-826
  5. Mazenc, F., and M. Malisoff, "Stabilization of two-species chemostats with delayed measurements and Haldane growth functions," in Proceedings of the 2010 American Control Conference (Baltimore, MD, 30 June-2 July, 2010), pp. 6740-6744.
  6. Mazenc, F., M. Malisoff, and M. de Queiroz, "Model-based nonlinear control of the human heart rate during treadmill exercising," in Proceedings of the 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Atlanta, GA, 15-17 December 2010), pp. 1674-1678
  7. Mazenc, F., M. Malisoff, and M. de Queiroz, "On uniform global asymptotic stability of adaptive systems with unknown control gains," in Proceedings of the 2010 American Control Conference (Baltimore, MD, 30 June-2 July, 2010), pp. 166-171.
  8. Mazenc, F., and M. Malisoff, "Stabilization of a chemostat model with Haldane growth functions and a delay in the measurements," Automatica, Volume 46, Issue 9, September 2010, pp. 1428-1436.
  9. Mazenc, F., and M. Malisoff, "Remarks on output feedback stabilization of two-species chemostat models," Automatica, Volume 46, Issue 10, October 2010, pp. 1739-1742.
  10. Zhang, H., A. Conn, and K. Scheinberg, "A derivative-free algorithm for least-squares minimization," SIAM Journal on Optimization, Volume 20, Issue 6, 2010, pp. 3555-3576.

2009

  1. Balasubramanian, M., S. Zabic, C. Bowd, W. Thompson, P. Wolenski, S. Iyengar, B. Karki, and L. Zangwill, "A framework for detecting glaucomatous progression in the optic nerve head of an eye using proper orthogonal decomposition," IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, Volume 13, Issue 5, September 2009, pp.781-793.
  2. Del Vecchio, D., M. Malisoff, and R. Verma, "A separation principle for a class of hybrid automata on a partial order," in Proceedings of the 2009 American Control Conference (St. Louis, MO, 10-12 June 2009), pp. 3638-3643.
  3. Hager, W., B. Mair, and H. Zhang, "An affine-scaling interior-point CBB method for box-constrained optimization," Mathematical Programming, Volume 119, Number 1, 2009, pp. 1-32.
  4. Malisoff, M., and F. Mazenc, Constructions of Strict Lyapunov Functions, Communications and Control Engineering Series, Springer-Verlag London Ltd., London, UK, 2009. ISBN: 978-1-84882-534-5
  5. Manor, B., P. Wolenski, A. Guevara, and L. Li, "Differential effects of plantar desensitization on locomotion dynamics," Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, Volume 19, Issue 5, October 2009, pp. e320-e328.
  6. Mazenc, F., M. de Queiroz, and M. Malisoff, "Uniform global asymptotic stability of a class of adaptively controlled nonlinear systems," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Volume 54, Number 5, May 2009, pp. 1152-1158.
  7. Mazenc, M., and M. Malisoff, "Lyapunov functions under LaSalle conditions with an application to Lotka-Volterra systems,” in Proceedings of the 2009 American Control Conference (St. Louis, MO, 10-12 June 2009), pp. 96-101.
  8. Mazenc, F., M. Malisoff, and O. Bernard,"A simplified design for strict Lyapunov functions under Matrosov conditions," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Volume 54, Number 1, January 2009, pp. 177-183.
  9. Mazenc, F., M. Malisoff, and J. Harmand, "Stabilization in a two-species chemostat with Monod growth functions," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Volume 54, Number 4, April 2009, pp. 855-861.
  10. Nabatilan, M., A. Harhad, P. Wolenski, and W. Moe, "Activated carbon load equalization of transient concentration spikes of gas-phase toluene," Chemical Engineering Journal, Volume 152, Issues 2-3, October 2009, pp. 449-457.

2008

  1. Ancona, F., A. Bressan, P. Cannarsa, F. Clarke, and P. Wolenski, Eds., Geometric Control and Nonsmooth Analysis, Series on Advances in Mathematics for Applied Sciences Vol. 76, World Scientific Publishing, Hackensack, NJ, 2008. ISBN: 981-277-606-0
  2. Malisoff, M., and F. Mazenc, "Constructions of strict Lyapunov functions for discrete time and hybrid time-varying systems," Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems, Volume 2, Number 2, 2008, pp. 394-407.
  3. Malisoff, M., F. Mazenc, and M. de Queiroz, "Tracking and robustness analysis for controlled microelectromechanical relays," International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Volume 18, Issue 18, December 2008, pp. 1637-1656.
  4. Manor, B., P. Wolenski, and L. Li, "Faster walking speeds increase local instability among people with peripheral neuropathy," Journal of Biomechanics, Volume 41, Number 13, 2008, pp. 2787-2792.
  5. Mazenc, F., M. Malisoff, and O. Bernard, "Lyapunov functions and robustness analysis under Matrosov conditions with an application to biological systems," in Proceedings of the 2008 American Control Conference (Seattle, WA, 11-13 June 2008), pp. 2933-2938.
  6. Malisoff, M., F. Mazenc, and M. de Queiroz, "Remarks on tracking and robustness analysis for MEM relays," in Proceedings of the 2008 American Control Conference (Seattle, WA, 11-13 June 2008), pp. 2945-2950.
  7. Mazenc, F., M. Malisoff, and J. Harmand, "Further results on stabilization of periodic trajectories for a chemostat with two species," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Volume 53, Special Issue on Systems Biology, January 2008, pp. 66-74.
  8. Mazenc, F., M. Malisoff, and Z. Lin, "Further results on input-to-state stability for nonlinear systems with delayed feedbacks," Automatica, Volume 44, Issue 9, September 2008, pp. 2415-2421.
  9. Mazenc, F., M. de Queiroz, and M. Malisoff, "Uniform global asymptotic stability of adaptively controlled nonlinear systems via strict Lyapunov functions," in Proceedings of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (Ann Arbor, MI, 20-22 October 2008), Paper DSCC2008-2167.
  10. Rios, V., and P. Wolenski, "Proximal characterization of the reachable set for a discontinuous differential inclusion," in Geometric Control and Nonsmooth Analysis (F. Ancona, A. Bressan, P. Cannarsa, F. Clarke, and P. Wolenski, Eds.), Series on Advances in Mathematics for Applied Sciences Vol. 76, World Scientific Publishing, Hackensack, NJ, 2008, pp. 270-279.

2007

  1. Balasubramanian M., S. Iyengar, R. Beuerman, J. Reynaud, and P. Wolenski, "Real-time restoration of white-light confocal microscope optical sections," Journal of Electronic Imaging, Volume 16, Number 3, 2007, 11 pp.
  2. Lawson, J., and Y. Lim, "A Birkhoff contraction formula with applications to Riccati equations," SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Volume 46, Issue 3, 2007, pp. 930-951.
  3. Lawson, J., and Y. Lim, "A Birkhoff contraction formula with applications to Riccati equations," in Proceedings of the 46th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (New Orleans, LA, December 2007), pp. 797-800.
  4. Manor, B., O. Smith, A. Guevara, P. Wolenski, and L. Li, "The effects of plantar desensitization on the variability and local stability of treadmill walking in healthy adults," Journal of Biomechanics, Volume 40, Supplement 2, 2007, p.S208.
  5. Mazenc, F., M. Malisoff, and P. De Leenheer, "On the stability of periodic solutions in the perturbed chemostat," Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, Volume 4, Number 2, April 2007, pp. 319-338.
  6. Mazenc, F., and M. Malisoff, "Further results on Lyapunov functions for slowly time-varying systems," Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems, Volume 19, Number 1, February 2007, pp. 1-21.
  7. Mazenc, F., M. Malisoff, and J. Harmand, "Stabilization of a periodic trajectory for a chemostat with two species," in Proceedings of the 2007 American Control Conference (New York, NY, 11-13 July 2007), pp. 6128-6132.
  8. Mazenc, F., M. Malisoff, and J. Harmand, "Stabilization and robustness analysis for a chemostat model with two species and Monod growth rates via a Lyapunov approach," in Proceedings of the 46th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (New Orleans, LA, December 2007), pp. 3933-3938.
  9. Mazenc, F., M. Malisoff, and Z. Lin, "On input-to-state stability for nonlinear systems with delayed feedbacks," in Proceedings of the 2007 American Control Conference (New York, NY, 11-13 July 2007), pp. 4804-4809.
  10. Wolenski, P., and S. Zabic, "A sampling method and approximation results for impulsive systems," SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Volume 46, Issue 3, 2007, pp. 983-998.

2006

  1. Colombo, G., A. Marigonda, and P. Wolenski, "Some new regularity properties for the minimal time function," SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Volume 44, 2006, pp. 2285-2299.
  2. Krastanov, M., M. Malisoff, and P. Wolenski, "On the strong invariance property for non-Lipschitz dynamics," Communications on Pure and Applied Analysis, Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2006, pp. 107-124.
  3. Lawson, J., and Y. Lim, "The sympletic semigroup and Riccati differential equations," Journal of Dynamical and Control Systems, Volume 12, Number 1, January 2006, pp. 49-77.
  4. Malisoff, M., and P. De Leenheer, "A small-gain theorem for monotone systems with multi-valued input-state characteristics," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Volume 51, Number 2, February 2006, pp. 287-292.
  5. Malisoff, M., M. Krichman, and E.D. Sontag, "Global stabilization for systems evolving on manifolds," Journal of Dynamical and Control Systems, Volume 12, Number 2, April 2006, pp. 161-184.
  6. Malisoff, M., and F. Mazenc, "Control-Lyapunov functions for hybrid time-varying systems," in Proceedings of the 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (San Diego, CA, December 2006), pp. 3265-3270.
  7. Mazenc, F., P. De Leenheer, and M. Malisoff, "Stabilizing a periodic solution in the chemostat: A case study in tracking," in Proceedings of the 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (San Diego, CA, December 2006), pp. 1794-1799.
  8. Mazenc, F., M. de Queiroz, M. Malisoff, and F. Gao, "Further results on active magnetic bearing control with input saturation," IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Volume 14, Issue 5, September 2006, pp. 914-919.
  9. Mazenc, F., and M. Malisoff, "Further constructions of control-Lyapunov functions and stabilizing feedbacks for systems satisfying the Jurdjevic-Quinn conditions," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Volume 51, Number 2, February 2006, pp. 360-365.
  10. Mazenc, F., and M. Malisoff, "Lyapunov function constructions for slowly time-varying systems," in Proceedings of the 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (San Diego, CA, December 2006), pp. 5108-5113.
  11. Mazenc, F., M. Malisoff, and M. de Queiroz, "On strict Lyapunov functions for rapidly time-varying nonlinear systems," in Proceedings of the American Control Conference (Minneapolis, MN, 14-16 June 2006), pp. 2303-2308.
  12. Mazenc, F., M. Malisoff, and M. de Queiroz, "Further results on strict Lyapunov functions for rapidly time-varying nonlinear systems," Automatica, Volume 42, Issue 10, October 2006, pp. 1663-1671.
  13. Wolenski, P., and S. Zabic, "A differential solution concept for impulsive systems," Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete and Impulsive Systems Series A Mathematical Analysis, Volume 13B (supplement), 2006, pp. 199-210.

2005

  1. Balasubramanian, M., S. Iyengar, P. Wolenski, J. Reynaud, and R. Beuerman, "Adaptive noise filtering of white-light confocal microscope images using Karhunen-Loeve expansion," in Applications of Digital Image Processing XXVIII (A. Tescher, Ed.), Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 5909, 2005, pp. 33-44.
  2. De Leenheer, P., and M. Malisoff, "Remarks on monotone control systems with multi-valued input-state characteristics," in Proceedings of the 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference ECC 05 (Seville, Spain, 12-15 December 2005), pp. 8012-8017.
  3. Donchev, T., V. Rios, and P. Wolenski, "Strong invariance and one-sided Lipschitz multifunctions," Nonlinear Analysis, Volume 60, 2005, pp. 849-862.
  4. Donchev, T., V. Rios, and P. Wolenski, "Strong invariance for discontinuous Hilbert space differential inclusions," An. Stiint. Univ. Al. I. Cuza Iasi. Mat. (N.S.) (Iasi Annals), Volume 51, Number 2, 2005, pp. 265-279.
  5. Malisoff, M., "Further results on Lyapunov functions and domains of attraction for perturbed asymptotically stable systems," Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete and Impulsive Systems Series A: Mathematical Analysis, Volume 12, Number 2, 2005, pp. 193-225.
  6. Malisoff, M., and F. Mazenc, "Further remarks on strict input-to-state stable Lyapunov functions for time-varying systems," Automatica, Volume 41, Issue 11, November 2005, pp. 1973-1978.
  7. Malisoff, M., and F. Mazenc, "Further constructions of strict Lyapunov functions for time-varying systems," in Proceedings of the American Control Conference (Portland, OR, 8-10 June 2005), Volume 3, pp. 1889-1894.
  8. Mazenc, F., M. de Queiroz, and M. Malisoff, "On active magnetic bearing control with input saturation," in Proceedings of the 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference ECC 05 (Seville, Spain, 12-15 December 2005), pp. 1090-1095.
  9. Mazenc, F., and M. Malisoff, "Control-Lyapunov functions for systems satisfying the conditions of the Jurdjevic-Quinn Theorem," in Proceedings of the 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference ECC 05 (Seville, Spain, 12-15 December 2005), pp. 4724-4729.
  10. Wolenski, P., and S. Zabic, "Approximate trajectories and sampling methods for impulsive systems,'' in Proceedings of the 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference ECC 05 (Seville, Spain, 12-15 December 2005), pp. 6934-6939.

2004

  1. Colombo, G., and P. Wolenski, "Variational analysis for a class of minimal time functions in Hilbert spaces," Journal of Convex Analysis, Volume 11, Number 2, 2004, pp. 335-361.
  2. Colombo, G., and P. Wolenski, "The subgradient formula for the minimal time function in the case of constant dynamics in Hilbert space," Journal of Global Optimization, Volume 28, Numbers 3-4, 2004, pp. 269-282.
  3. Colombo, G., and P. Wolenski, "The subgradent formula for the minimal time function with linear dynamics and convex target," Proceedings of Controlo 2004, Faro, Portugal, 2004.
  4. de Queiroz, M., M. Malisoff, and P. Wolenski, Eds., Optimal Control, Stabilization, and Nonsmooth Analysis, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences Vol. 301, Springer-Verlag, New York, 2004. ISBN: 3-540-21330-9
  5. Donchev, T., V. Rios, and P. Wolenski, "A characterization of strong invariance for perturbed dissipative systems," in Optimal Control, Stabilization, and Nonsmooth Analysis, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences Volume 301, Springer-Verlag, New York, 2004, pp. 343-349.
  6. Malisoff, M., "Bounded-from-below solutions of the Hamilton-Jacobi equation for optimal control problems with exit times: Vanishing Lagrangians, eikonal equations, and shape-from-shading," NoDEA Nonlinear Differential Equations and Applications, Volume 11, Number 1, February 2004, pp. 95-122.
  7. Malisoff, M., L. Rifford, and E.D. Sontag, "Global asymptotic controllability implies input-to-state stabilization," SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Volume 42, Number 6, 2004, pp. 2221-2238.
  8. Malisoff, M., and E.D. Sontag, "Asymptotic controllability and input-to-state stabilization: The effect of actuator errors," in Optimal Control, Stabilization, and Nonsmooth Analysis, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences Volume 301, Springer-Verlag, New York, 2004, pp. 155-171.
  9. Ortiz, N., and P. Wolenski, "The decoupling technique for continuously varying time delay systems," Set-Valued Analysis, Volume 12, Numbers 1-2, 2004, pp. 225-239.
  10. Ortiz, N., and P. Wolenski, "An existence theorem for neutral variational problems of Bolza," Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, Volume 289, Number 1, 2004, pp. 260-265.
  11. Wolenski, P., and S. Zabic, "Direct solution concept for impulsive systems," Proceedings of Controlo 2004, Faro, Portugal, 2004.

2003

  1. Donchev, T., E. Farkhi, and P. Wolenski, "Characterization of reachable sets for a class of differential inclusions," Functional Differential Equations, Volume 19, 2003, pp. 473-483.
  2. Malisoff, M., "Further results on the Bellman equation for optimal control problems with exit times and nonnegative Lagrangians," Systems and Control Letters, Volume 50, Issue 1, 2003, pp. 65-79.
  3. Malisoff, M., L. Rifford, and E.D. Sontag, "Remarks on input to state stabilization," in Proceedings of the 42nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Maui, HI, 9-12 December 2003), pp. 1053-1058.
  4. Ortiz, N., and P. Wolenski, "Optimal control of neutral variational systems," Proceedings of the 4th IFAC Workshop on Time Delay Systems, Rocquencourt, France, 2003.
  5. Rios, V., and P. Wolenski, "A characterization of strongly invariant systems for a class of non-Lipschitz multifunctions," in Proceedings of the 42nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Maui, HI, 9-12 December 2003), pp. 2593-2594.

Recent Presentations by Control and Optimization Group

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2017

  1. Michael Malisoff, Stabilization in a Chemostat with Sampled and Delayed Measurements, Invited Differential Equations Seminar, Department of Mathematics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, October 12, 2017.
  2. Michael Malisoff, Bounded Backstepping for Nonlinear Control Systems, Invited Talk in Special Session on Fractal Geometry, Dynamical Systems, and Their Applications, American Mathematical Society Fall Southeastern Sectional Meeting, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, September 23-24, 2017.
  3. Michael Malisoff, Robustness Analysis for a Multispecies Chemostat Model with Delays in the Growth Rates and Uncertainties, Invited Talk in Special Session on Differential Equations in Mathematical Biology, American Mathematical Society Fall Southeastern Sectional Meeting, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, September 23-24, 2017.
  4. Michael Malisoff, Delay Compensation in Control Systems, Fall 2017 Seminar Series, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, September 22, 2017.
  5. Daniel Schmidt, Computer Simulation, Mathematical Model, and Experimental Analysis of Severe Slugging in a Riser, Poster Presentation, LSU Summer Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF), Baton Rouge, LA, June 28, 2017. [Based on Summer Research Experience For Undergraduates Project Co-Supervised by Michael Malisoff and Mayank Tyagi.]
  6. Michael Malisoff, Stability Analysis of Switched Systems with Time-Varying Discontinuous Delays, Switched Systems Session II, 2017 American Control Conference, Seattle, WA, May 24-26, 2017.
  7. Michael Malisoff, Stability and Robustness Analysis for a Multi-Species Chemostat Model with Uncertainties, Biological Systems Session, 2017 American Control Conference, Seattle, WA, May 24-26, 2017.
  8. Michael Malisoff, New Prediction Approach for Stabilizing Time-Varying Systems under Time-Varying Input Delay, Invited Talk at Mini-Workshop on Control Theory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, May 22, 2017.
  9. Michael Malisoff, Stability and Robustness Analysis for a Multi-Species Chemostat Model with Uncertainties, Invited Talk at Mini-Workshop on Control Theory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, May 22, 2017.
  10. Michael Malisoff, Contention Resolving Optimal Priority Assignment for Event-Triggered Model Predictive Controllers, Invited Talk at Mini-Workshop on Control Theory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, May 22, 2017.
  11. Michael Malisoff, Stability Analysis of Switched Systems with Time-Varying Discontinuous Delays, Invited Talk at Mini-Workshop on Control Theory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, May 22, 2017.
  12. Michael Malisoff, Matrosov's Approach, Differential Equations Seminar, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, April 21, 2017.
  13. Michael Malisoff, Feedback Control Under Input Delays, Technical Presentation, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Alabama in Huntsville, April 18, 2017.
  14. Michael Malisoff, Adaptive Tracking and Parameter Identification: Theory and Marine Robotic Applications, William Maxwell Reed Seminar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, February 17, 2017.
  15. Michael Malisoff, Extension of Razumikhin’s Theorem for Time-Varying Systems with Delay, Invited Talk in AMS Special Session on Nonlinear Systems and Applications, 2017 Joint Mathematics Meetings, Atlanta, GA, January 4-7, 2017.
  16. Michael Malisoff, Stabilization in a Chemostat with Sampled and Delayed Measurements, Invited Talk in AMS Special Session on Analytical and Computational Studies in Mathematical Biology, 2017 Joint Mathematics Meetings, Atlanta, GA, January 4-7, 2017.

2016

  1. Cristopher Hermosilla, Self-Dual Approximations to Fully Convex Impulsive Systems, Talk in Session Optimization II, 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Las Vegas, NV, December 12-14, 2016.
  2. Michael Malisoff, Robustness of Adaptive Control for Three-Dimensional Curve Tracking under State Constraints: Effects of Scaling Control Terms, Invited Talk in Robust Adaptive Control Session, 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Las Vegas, NV, December 12-14, 2016.
  3. Michael Malisoff, New Prediction Approach for Stabilizing Time-Varying Systems under Time-Varying Input Delay, Talk in Session Delay Systems IV, 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Las Vegas, NV, December 12-14, 2016.
  4. Jerome Weston, New Bounded Backstepping Control Designs for Time-Varying Systems under Converging-Input-Converging-State Conditions, Talk in Session Delay Systems IV, 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Las Vegas, NV, December 12-14, 2016.
  5. Michael Malisoff, Robust Forward Invariance (Presentation #3 in Lecture Series "Constructions of Strict Lyapunov Functions: Stability, Robustness, Delays, and State Constraints"), Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, November 18, 2016.
  6. Michael Malisoff, Lyapunov-Krasovskii Methods (Presentation #2 in Lecture Series "Constructions of Strict Lyapunov Functions: Stability, Robustness, Delays, and State Constraints"), Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, November 18, 2016.
  7. Michael Malisoff, Matrosov's Approach (Department Seminar in Lecture Series "Constructions of Strict Lyapunov Functions: Stability, Robustness, Delays, and State Constraints"), Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, November 17, 2016.
  8. Michael Malisoff, Adaptive Planar Curve Tracking Control with Unknown Curvature (Presentation #1 in Lecture Series "Constructions of Strict Lyapunov Functions: Stability, Robustness, Delays, and State Constraints"), Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, November 17, 2016.
  9. Robert Sizemore, Adaptive Planar Curve Tracking Control and Robustness Analysis under State Constraints and Unknown Curvature, Invited Talk in Special Session on Control, Optimization, and Differential Games, AMS Fall Southeastern Sectional Meeting, Raleigh, NC, November 12-13, 2016.
  10. Peter Wolenski, Fully Convex Control Problems with State Constraints and Impulses, Invited Talk in Special Session on Control, Optimization, and Differential Games, AMS Fall Southeastern Sectional Meeting, Raleigh, NC, November 12-13, 2016.
  11. Jerome Weston, Bounded Backstepping Control Designs for Time-Varying Systems, Invited Talk at 2016 Midwest Optimization Meeting, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, October 22, 2016.
  12. Michael Malisoff, Constructions of Strict Lyapunov Functions: Stability, Robustness, Delays, and State Constraints, 3-Lecture Minicourse at 22nd International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, July 12-15, 2016.
  13. Jerome Weston, Bounded Backstepping and Robustness, Applications Friday Poster, 2016 American Control Conference, Boston, MA, July 6-8, 2016.
  14. Michael Malisoff, Stabilization in a Chemostat with Sampled and Delayed Measurements, Time Delay Systems Session III, 2016 American Control Conference, Boston, MA, July 6-8, 2016.
  15. Michael Malisoff, Adaptive Planar Curve Tracking Control with Unknown Curvature, Adaptive Control Session II, 2016 American Control Conference, Boston, MA, July 6-8, 2016.
  16. Michael Malisoff, Extension of Razumikhin's Theorem for Time-Varying Systems with Delay, Time Delay Systems Session I, 2016 American Control Conference, Boston, MA, July 6-8, 2016.
  17. Paul Varnell, Analysis of Human Pointing Motions with Acceleration, Poster at 2016 Decision and Control Laboratory Student Symposium, Georgia Institute of Technology, April 8, 2016. [Based on Joint Research with Michael Malisoff and Fumin Zhang.]
  18. Hongchao Zhang, Optimal Gradient Methods for Nonlinear Optimization, IMA Workshop on Optimization and Parsimonious Modeling, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, January 25-29, 2016.

2015

  1. Michael Malisoff and Miroslav Krstic (Presented by Krstic), Stabilization of a Chain of Exponential Integrators Using a Strict Lyapunov Function, Invited Talk in Session Lyapunov Tools for ISS and Stabilization, 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Osaka, Japan, December 15-18, 2015.
  2. Michael Malisoff, Stabilization and Robustness Analysis under Feedback Delays, NSF FREEDM Systems Center, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, November 5, 2015.
  3. Michael Malisoff, Adaptive Tracking and Parameter Identification for Nonlinear Control Systems, Applied Mathematics Colloquium, Department of Mathematics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, November 4, 2015.
  4. Michael Malisoff, Robustness of Adaptive Control under Time Delays for Three-Dimensional Curve Tracking, Special Session on Variational Analysis, Optimization, and Control III, American Mathematical Society Central Fall Sectional Meeting, Chicago, IL, October 2-4, 2015.
  5. Michael Malisoff, Tracking Control for Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation, Department Seminar, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, October 2, 2015.
  6. Marsien Ngoufack, Slugging Flow Control with Time Delay in Oil and Gas Production, Poster Presentation at 22nd Annual Summer Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF), LSU, July 31, 2015.
  7. Jerome Weston, Control Theory, Invited Guest Speaker at LSU Math Circle Summer Program, June 18, 2015.
  8. Michael Malisoff, Adaptive Control with Parameter Identification with an Application to Curve Tracking, Invited Guest Speaker, Georgia Tech Decision and Control Student Symposium 2015, Atlanta, GA, April 24, 2015.
  9. Michael Malisoff, Systems and Control: An Introduction and a Marine Robotics Application, Colloquium, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, April 23, 2015.
  10. Michael Malisoff, Tracking Control for Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation, Invited Applied and Computational Mathematics Seminar, School of Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, April 20, 2015.
  11. Michael Malisoff, Tracking Control for Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation, Invited Applied Mathematics Colloquium, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, March 4, 2015.
  12. Aaron Faulkner, Comparing the Performances of Controllers under Time Delays using a Rotary Servo Plant, Invited Speaker at Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM, Washington, DC, February 19-21, 2015.
  13. Michael Malisoff, Tracking Control for Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation, Joint Differential Equations and Mechanical Engineering Seminar, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, January 30, 2015.
  14. Michael Malisoff, Tracking Control for Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation, Department Seminar, Spring 2015 Seminar Series Presented by ECE Division, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, January 26, 2015.
  15. Peter Wolenski, Structured Discontinuous Systems, AMS Session on Ordinary Differential Equations, 2015 Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, TX, January 11, 2015.

2014

  1. Michael Malisoff, New Technique for Stability Analysis for Time-Varying Systems with Delay, Delay Systems Session II, 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Los Angeles, CA, December 15-17, 2014.
  2. Peter Wolenski, Another Look at the Strong Invariance Property, Invited Talk in Variational Analysis in Dynamics and Control Session I, 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Los Angeles, CA, December 15-17, 2014.
  3. Michael Malisoff, Designs and Theory for State-Constrained Nonlinear Feedback Controls for Delay Systems: An Infomercial, Applied Analysis Seminar, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, November 17, 2014.
  4. Peter Wolenski, Structured Discontinuous Systems, Colloquium, Department of Mathematics, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo MI, November 13, 2014.
  5. Michael Malisoff, Stability Analysis for Neutral and Time-Varying Systems using Linear Lyapunov Functionals and a Positive Systems Approach, Time Delay Systems and Stability Session, ASME 2014 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, San Antonio, TX, October 22-24, 2014.
  6. Michael Malisoff, Predictor-Based Tracking for Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation, Invited Talk in minisymposium Engineering Applications of Mathematics, SIAM Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, July 7-11, 2014.
  7. Michael Malisoff, Curve Tracking for Marine Robots: A Case Study in Feedback Control, invited Department Seminar in Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, July 8, 2014.
  8. Peter Wolenski, Another Look at the Strong Invariance Property, invited 30-minute talk at workshop Analysis and Geometry in Control Theory and its Applications with a Special Tribute to Helene Frankowska and Hector J. Sussmann, INDAM, Rome, Italy, June 9-13, 2014.
  9. Michael Malisoff, Stabilization of Time-Varying Nonlinear Systems with Time Delays using a Trajectory Based Approach, Delay Systems Session II, 2014 American Control Conference, Portland, OR, June 4-6, 2014.
  10. Michael Malisoff, A New Tracking Controller for Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation under Input Delays: Case Study in Prediction, Delay Systems Session I, 2014 American Control Conference, Portland, OR, June 4-6, 2014.
  11. Michael Malisoff, Reduction Model Method for Local Stabilization of Time-Varying Nonlinear Systems with Input Delays, Structured Nonlinearities, and Uncertainties, Delay Systems Session I, 2014 American Control Conference, Portland, OR, June 4-6, 2014.
  12. Ruzhou Yang, Predictor-Based Tracking for Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation, Special Session on Mechanics and Control I, American Mathematical Society Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 29-30, 2014.
  13. Ruzhou Yang, Predictor-Based Tracking for Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation, Differential Equations Weekend, University of Memphis, February 22, 2014.
  14. Michael Malisoff, Curve Tracking for Marine Robots: A Case Study in Feedback Control, Invited Seminar at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio, February 21, 2014.
  15. Michael Malisoff, Using Feedback Control to Improve Oil Production and Oil Drilling Safety, Invited Talk at Baker Hughes Innovation Challenge, LSU, February 14, 2014.

2013

  1. Michael Malisoff, Robustness of Nonlinear Systems with Respect to Delay and Sampling of the Controls, 25-minute Invited Talk in Minisymposium on Time Delay Systems with Applications (as substitute speaker for Frederic Mazenc), SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications, San Diego, CA, July 8-10, 2013.
  2. Michael Malisoff, Asymptotic Stabilization for Feedforward Systems with Delayed Feedbacks, 25-minute Invited Talk in Minisymposium on Nonlinear Systems Part I of II, SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications, San Diego, CA, July 8-10, 2013.
  3. Michael Malisoff, Uniform Global Asymptotic Stability for Nonlinear Systems under Input Delays and Sampling of the Controls, 20-minute talk in Stability of Nonlinear Systems Session II, American Control Conference, Washington, DC, June 17-19, 2013.
  4. Michael Malisoff, Robustness of a Class of Three-Dimensional Curve Tracking Control Laws under Time Delays and Polygonal State Constraints, 20-minute talk in Supervisory Control and Emerging Control Theory Session, American Control Conference, Washington, DC, June 17-19, 2013.
  5. Peter Wolenski, Introduction to Differential Inclusions, Summer Course at Instituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica "F. Severi", Rome, Italy, May 15, 2013 through July 15, 2013.
  6. Michael Malisoff, Asymptotic Stabilization for Feedforward Systems with Delayed Feedbacks, 25-Minute Talk in Special Session on Control Theory and Qualitative Analysis of Partial Differential Equations, 2013 American Mathematical Society Spring Central Section Meeting, Ames, IA, April 27-28, 2013.
  7. Michael Malisoff, Asymptotic Stabilization for Feedforward Systems with Delayed Feedbacks, Invited 60-Minute Cymer Center Lab Seminar, Cymer Center for Control Systems and Dynamics, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California at San Diego, January 11, 2013.
  8. Michael Malisoff, Control and Robustness Analysis for Curve Tracking with Unknown Control Gains, 25-Minute Invited Talk in Special Session on Theory and Interdisciplinary Applications of Dynamical Systems, 2013 Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego, CA, January 9-12, 2013.

2012

  1. Michael Malisoff, Asymptotic Stabilization for Feedforward Systems with Delayed Feedbacks, Department of Mathematics Applied Analysis Seminar, Louisiana State University, November 19, 2012.
  2. Michael Malisoff, Adaptive Tracking and Parameter Identification for Nonlinear Control Systems, Department of Mathematics Colloquium Talk, Louisiana State University, September 13, 2012.
  3. Michael Malisoff, Tracking and Robustness Analysis for UAVs under Input Constraints, Invited 60-Minute Seminar at Georgia Institute of Technology School of Aerospace Engineering, Atlanta, GA, May 29, 2012.
  4. Michael Malisoff, Adaptive Control for Curve Tracking under Controller Uncertainty: A Case Study in Strictification, Invited 60-Minute Controls Seminar, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, May 23, 2012.
  5. Michael Malisoff, Bounded Tracking Controllers and Robustness Analysis for UAVs, 25-Minute Talk in AMS Special Session on Nonlinear Dynamical Systems and Applications IV, 2012 Spring Central Section Meeting, Lawrence, KS, March 30-April 1, 2012.
  6. Peter Wolenski, Structured Discontinuous Dynamics in Hamilton-Jacobi Theory, Invited Lecture at A Control Day and a Half, University of Padova, Italy, February 24-25, 2012.
  7. Michael Malisoff, Adaptive Tracking and Parameter Identification for Nonlinear Control Systems, Colloquium, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, February 16, 2012.
  8. Peter Wolenski, Hamilton-Jacobi Theory for Stratified Systems and for Problems with State Constraints and Reflected Dynamics, Seminari Di Equazioni Diffenziali E Applicazioni, Department of Mathematics, University of Padova, January 25, 2012.
  9. Michael Malisoff, Stability and Stabilization for Chemostat Models: A Survey, 25-Minute Invited Talk in Special Session on Recent Advances in Mathematical Biology, Ecology, and Epidemiology III, 2012 Joint Mathematics Meetings, Boston, MA, January 4-7, 2012.
  10. Aleksandra Gruszka, Tracking and Robustness Analysis for UAVs with Bounded Feedbacks, 25-Minute Invited Talk in AMS Special Session on Control of Biological and Physical Systems II, 2012 Joint Mathematics Meetings, Boston, MA, January 4-7, 2012.
  11. Aleksandra Gruszka, Tracking Control and Robustness Analysis for PVTOL Aircraft under Bounded Feedbacks, Invited Presentation at AWM Workshop: Poster Session with Presentations from Women Graduate Students, 2012 Joint Mathematics Meetings, Boston, MA, January 4-7, 2012.

2011

  1. Michael Malisoff, On Stability and Stabilization for Chemostats with Many Limiting Nutrients, 20-Minute Talk in Biological Systems Session II, 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, Orlando, FL, December 12-15, 2011.
  2. Aleksandra Gruszka, Tracking and Robustness Analysis for UAVs with Bounded Feedbacks, 60-Minute Invited Controls Seminar, LSU Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, December 1, 2011.
  3. Michael Malisoff, Lyapunov Functions, Point Stabilization, and Strictification, 50-Minute Invited University of Michigan College of Engineering Control Seminar, Ann Arbor, MI, October 7, 2011.
  4. Peter Wolenski, Tutorial Lectures on "Nonsmooth Analysis and Control" (1, 2 and 3), Applied Mathematics Department, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Techniques Avancees, ParisTech, October 3, October 7, and October 21, 2011.
  5. Peter Wolenski, Semiconcavity Properties for Differential Inclusion Problems, 30-minute invited talk in minisymposium Generalized Differentiation and Applications to Control Problems at 25th IFIP TC7 Conference on System Modeling and Optimization, Berlin, Germany, September 12-16, 2011.
  6. Peter Wolenski, Semiconcavity and Optimal Control: An Intrinsic Approach, 30-minute invited talk at Sensitivity Analysis for Deterministic Controller Design (SADCO) Summer School and Workshop on Optimal Control, London, UK, September 5-9, 2011.
  7. Michael Malisoff, Adaptive Tracking and Parameter Estimation with Unknown High Frequency Gains: A Case Study in Strictification, 25 minute invited talk in minisymposium Recent Developments in Adaptive Control with Applications, SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications, Baltimore, MD, July 25-27, 2011.
  8. Peter Wolenski, Optimal Control on Stratified Domains, 25 minute invited talk in minisymposium Optimal Control and Its Applications Part I of III, SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications, Baltimore, MD, July 25-27, 2011.
  9. Michael Malisoff, Input-To-State Stability for Curve Tracking Control: A Constructive Approach, 20 minute talk in session Stability of Nonlinear Systems, 2011 American Control Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 29-July 1, 2011.
  10. Aleksandra Gruszka, On Tracking for the PVTOL Model with Bounded Feedbacks, 20 minute talk in session Nonlinear Systems III, 2011 American Control Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 29-July 1, 2011.
  11. Michael Malisoff, Theory, Methods, and Applications of Nonlinear Control: Progress Report, AFOSR Dynamics and Control Program Review, Arlington, VA, June 14-17, 2011.
  12. Aleksandra Gruszka, On Tracking for the PVTOL Model with Bounded Feedbacks, invited poster presentation at 2011 National Control Engineering Students Workshop, University of Maryland, April 29, 2011.
  13. Michael Malisoff, Robotic Methods for Surveying the Impacts of Oil Spills, invited poster presentation at Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Conference: Research from the Four University Consortium and LUMCON, LSU, April 29, 2011.
  14. Aleksandra Gruszka, On Tracking for the PVTOL Model with Bounded Feedbacks, 15-minute invited talk at 2011 National Control Engineering Students Workshop, University of Maryland, April 28, 2011.
  15. Aleksandra Gruszka, Bounded Feedback Tracking Controllers and Input-to-State Stability Analysis for Planar Vertical Takeoff and Landing Aircraft, 30-minute invited talk at Second Georgia Tech Savannah Robotics Technical Interchange Meeting, Savannah, GA, March 14-15, 2011.
  16. Michael Malisoff, Stability and Robustness Analysis for Curve Tracking Control using Input-to-State Stability, 30-minute invited talk at Second Georgia Tech Savannah Robotics Technical Interchange Meeting, Savannah, GA, March 14-15, 2011.
  17. Michael Malisoff, Uniform Global Asymptotic Stability of Adaptive Cascaded Nonlinear Systems with Unknown High-Frequency Gains, 45-minute invited talk at Special Session on Control Systems and Signal Processing, American Mathematical Society Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting, Statesboro, GA, March 12-13, 2011.
  18. Aleksandra Gruszka, Tracking Control and Robustness for Planar Vertical Takeoff and Landing Aircraft under Bounded Feedbacks, 25-minute invited talk at Special Session on Control Systems and Signal Processing, American Mathematical Society Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting, Statesboro, GA, March 12-13, 2011.
  19. Michael Malisoff, Controlling Human Heart Rate Response During Treadmill Exercise, 45-minute invited talk at Special Session on Advances in Biomedical Mathematics, American Mathematical Society Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting, Statesboro, GA, March 12-13, 2011.
  20. Michael Malisoff, Adaptive Tracking and Estimation for Nonlinear Control Systems, 30-minute invited talk at AMS-SIAM Special Session on Control and Inverse Problems for Partial Differential Equations, Joint Mathematics Meetings, New Orleans, LA, January 6-9, 2011.
  21. Peter Wolenski, New Regularity Conditions for the Minimal Time Function, 30-minute invited talk at AMS-SIAM Special Session on Control and Inverse Problems for Partial Differential Equations, Joint Mathematics Meetings, New Orleans, LA, January 6-9, 2011.
  22. Michael Malisoff, Recent Results on Control Problems for Chemostats, 30-minute invited talk at SIAM Minisymposium on Applications of Difference and Di fferential Equations in Ecology and Epidemiology, Joint Mathematics Meetings, New Orleans, LA, January 6-9, 2011. Also given in Special Session on Control Systems and Signal Processing, American Mathematical Society Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting, Statesboro, GA, March 12-13, 2011 as Substitute Speaker for Position 64 in Program.

2010

  1. Michael Malisoff, Lyapunov Functions, Point Stabilization, and Stricti fication, 3 hour presentation (in 2 90-minute lectures) at Georgia Tech Workshop on Constructive Lyapunov Control and Strictifi cation with Applications, Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Atlanta, GA, December 18, 2010.
  2. Michael Malisoff, Model-Based Nonlinear Control of the Human Heart Rate During Treadmill Exercising, 20 minute contributed talk (based on joint work with Frederic Mazenc and Marcio de Queiroz) in Biological and Biomedical Systems Session II, 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Atlanta, GA, December 15-17, 2010.
  3. Michael Malisoff, Further Results on Robust Output Feedback Control for the Chemostat Dynamics, 20 minute contributed talk (based on joint work with Frederic Mazenc) in Biological and Biomedical Systems Session I, 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Atlanta, GA, December 15-17, 2010.
  4. Michael Malisoff, Tracking Control and Robustness Analysis for a Nonlinear Model of Human Heart Rate During Exercise, 20 minute invited talk (based on joint work with Frederic Mazenc and Marcio de Queiroz) given in Special Session on Mathematical Models in Biology and Medicine at the American Mathematical Society Fall Southeastern Sectional Meeting, Richmond, VA, November 6-7, 2010.
  5. Michael Malisoff, Stabilization of a Chemostat Model with Haldane Growth Functions and a Delay in the Measurements, 20 minute invited talk (based on joint work with Frederic Mazenc) given in Special Session on Differential Equations and Applications to Physics and Biology at the American Mathematical Society Fall Southeastern Sectional Meeting, Richmond, VA, November 6-7, 2010.
  6. Michael Malisoff, Autonomous Control and Sensing Algorithms for Surveying the Impacts of Oil Spills on Coastal Environments, NSF RAPID Awardee Poster Presentation (joint with Fumin Zhang), Collaborative Scientific Research Opportunities Relative to the Gulf Oil Spill, New Orleans, LA, November 1-2, 2010.
  7. Michael Malisoff, On Uniform Global Asymptotic Stability of Adaptive Systems with Unknown Control Gains, 20 minute talk (based on joint work with Frederic Mazenc and Marcio de Queiroz) given in Air Force Office of Scientific Research Dynamics and Control Program Review, Arlington, VA, August 9-12, 2010.
  8. Peter Wolenski, Dynamic Optimization Problems with Arcs of Bounded Variation, 30 minute talk given at 2010 Workshop on Hybrid Dynamic Systems, University of Waterloo, Canada, July 29-31, 2010.
  9. Hongchao Zhang, A Derivative-Free Regularized Trust Region Approach for Least-squares Minimization, 20 minute presentation in minisymposium Recent Advances in Optimization Methods and Applications at SIAM Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, July 12-16, 2010.
  10. Hongchao Zhang, Organizer of minisymposium Recent Advances in Optimization Methods and Applications at SIAM Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, July 12-16, 2010.
  11. Peter Wolenski, Semiconcavity of the Value Function for a Class of Differential Inclusions, invited talk given in session Set-Valued Analysis for Control Problems at the 24th European Conference on Operations Research (Euro 2010), Lisbon, Portugal, July 11-14, 2010.
  12. Michael Malisoff, Stabilization of Two-Species Chemostats with Delayed Measurements and Haldane Growth Functions, 20 minute talk (based on joint work with Frederic Mazenc) given in Biological Systems Session at American Control Conference, Baltimore, MD, June 30-July 2, 2010.
  13. Michael Malisoff, On Uniform Global Asymptotic Stability of Adaptive Systems with Unknown Control Gains, 20 minute talk (based on joint work with Frederic Mazenc and Marcio de Queiroz) given in session New Directions in Stability and Stabilization at American Control Conference, Baltimore, MD, June 30-July 2, 2010.
  14. Michael Malisoff, Co-Organizer of session New Directions in Stability and Stabilization at American Control Conference, Baltimore, MD, June 30-July 2, 2010.
  15. Peter Wolenski, A Propagation Formula for the Value Function in a Mayer Problem, Keynote Lectures 7, 9th Brazilian Conference on Dynamics, Control and Their Applications (DINCON 2010), Serra Negra, Brazil, June 7-11, 2010.

2009

  1. Michael Malisoff, Strict Lyapunov Function Constructions Under LaSalle Conditions with an Application to Lotka-Volterra Systems, 20 minute invited presentation (based on joint work with Frederic Mazenc) given in Special Session on Dynamical Systems, American Mathematical Society Fall Southeastern Sectional Meeting, Boca Raton, FL, October 30-November 1, 2009.
  2. Peter Wolenski, New Sufficient Conditions for Semiconcavity in Mayer Problem, invited presentation at XXXII Congresso Nacional de Matematica Aplicada e Computacional, Cuiaba, Brazil, September 7 -11, 2009.
  3. Peter Wolenski, Nonsmooth Analysis: The Mathematics of Optimization, invited semi-plenary talk at XXXII Congresso Nacional de Matematica Aplicada e Computacional, Cuiaba, Brazil, September 7 -11, 2009.
  4. Peter Wolenski, Fully Convex Control, invited presentation at 20th International Symposium on Mathematical Programming, Chicago, IL, August 23-28, 2009.
  5. Michael Malisoff, Towards a General Theory of Constructive Nonlinear Control for Hybrid Time-Varying Systems, 25 minute invited presentation (based on joint work with Frederic Mazenc) given at Air Force Office of Scientific Research Dynamics and Control Program Review, Washington DC, July 14-16, 2009.
  6. Michael Malisoff, Lyapunov Functions under LaSalle Conditions with an Application to Lotka-Volterra Systems, 20 minute contributed talk (based on joint work with Frederic Mazenc) given in Stability of Nonlinear Systems Session at American Control Conference, St. Louis, MO, June 10-12, 2009.
  7. Peter Wolenski, Fully Convex Control, 40 minute invited talk at Nonsmooth Analysis, Control Theory and Differential Equations, Rome, Italy, June 8-12, 2009.
  8. Peter Wolenski, Impulsive Systems in Spiking Models of Synaptic Behavior, invited talk at Workshop on Control, Nonsmooth Analysis, and Optimization in Honor of the 60th Birthdays of Francis Clarke and Richard Vinter, Porto, Portugal, May 4-9, 2009.

2008

  1. Michael Malisoff, Remarks on Tracking and Robustness Analysis for MEM Relays, 20 minute talk (based on joint work with Frederic Mazenc and Marcio de Queiroz) given in Stability of Nonlinear Systems-Applications Session at American Control Conference, Seattle, WA, June 11-13, 2008.
  2. Michael Malisoff, Lyapunov Functions and Robustness Analysis under Matrosov Conditions with an Application to Biological Systems, 20 minute talk (based on joint work with Frederic Mazenc and Olivier Bernard) given in Stability of Nonlinear Systems-Applications Session at American Control Conference, Seattle, WA, June 11-13, 2008.
  3. Michael Malisoff, Stabilization and Robustness Analysis for a Chemostat Model With Two Species, 30-minute talk (based on joint work with Frederic Mazenc and Jerome Harmand) given in Special Session on Mathematical Modeling in Biology, IV at March 2008 American Mathematical Society Spring Southeastern Meeting, Baton Rouge, LA, March 28-30, 2008.

2007

  1. Michael Malisoff, Stabilization and Robustness Analysis for a Chemostat Model with Two Species and Monod Growth Rates via a Lyapunov Approach, 20-Minute Presentation (based on joint work with Frederic Mazenc and Jerome Harmand) given in Control of Biological Systems Session at 46th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, New Orleans, LA, December 12-14, 2007.
  2. Michael Malisoff, Stabilization of a Periodic Trajectory for a Chemostat with Two Species, 30-Minute Presentation (based on joint work with Frederic Mazenc and Jerome Harmand) at Workshop on Control Theory and Mathematical Biology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, July 26-27, 2007; and 20-Minute Presentation given in Biochemical Reactors and Reaction Networks Session at American Control Conference, New York, NY, July 11-13, 2007.
  3. Peter Wolenski, Impulsive Dynamical Systems, 45-Minute Presentation (based on joint work with Stan Zabic) at Workshop on Control Theory and Mathematical Biology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, July 26-27, 2007.
  4. Michael Malisoff, Organizer for Workshop on Control Theory and Mathematical Biology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, July 26-27, 2007.
  5. Michael Malisoff, On Input-to-State Stability for Nonlinear Systems with Delayed Feedbacks, 20-Minute Presentation (based on joint work with Frederic Mazenc and Zongli Lin) given in Lyapunov-Based Stability of Nonlinear Systems Session at American Control Conference, New York, NY, July 11-13, 2007.
  6. Michael Malisoff, On the Stability of Periodic Solutions in the Perturbed Chemostat, 25-Minute Presentation (based on joint work with Frederic Mazenc and Patrick De Leenheer) given in SIAM Minisymposium on Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems in Biology I at Joint Mathematics Meetings (113th Annual Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and 90th Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America), New Orleans, LA, January 6, 2007.

2006

  1. Michael Malisoff, Lyapunov Function Constructions for Slowly Time-Varying Systems, Contributed Paper Presentation (based on joint work with Frederic Mazenc) given in Stability Session at 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San Diego, CA, December 13-15, 2006.
  2. Michael Malisoff, On Control-Lyapunov Functions for Hybrid Time-Varying Systems, Contributed Paper Presentation (based on joint work with Frederic Mazenc) given in Nonlinear and Hybrid Control Session at 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San Diego, CA, December 13-15, 2006.
  3. Michael Malisoff, Stabilizing a Periodic Solution in the Chemostat: A Case Study in Tracking, Interactive Poster Presentation (based on joint work with Patrick De Leenheer and Frederic Mazenc) given in Tracking Session at 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San Diego, CA, December 13-15, 2006.
  4. Michael Malisoff, On Strict Lyapunov Functions For Rapidly Time-Varying Nonlinear Systems, Contributed Talk (based on joint work with Frederic Mazenc and Marcio de Queiroz) given in Stability Analysis Session at 2006 American Control Conference, Minneapolis, MN, June 14-16, 2006.
  5. Peter Wolenski, Member of Organizing Committee for Geometric Control and Nonsmooth Analysis, Rome, Italy, June 5-9, 2006.
  6. Michael Malisoff, Strict Lyapunov Functions for Discrete Time and Hybrid Time-Varying Systems, Invited Talk (based on joint work with Frederic Mazenc) given at International Conference on Hybrid Systems and Applications, International Federation of Nonlinear Analysts, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, May 22-26, 2006.
  7. Michael Malisoff, On Strict Lyapunov Functions for Discrete Time, Continuous Time, and Hybrid Time-Varying Systems, Contributed Hour Talk at Louisiana Workshop on Mathematical Control Theory (MCT'06), Baton Rouge, LA, May 16-25, 2006.
  8. Michael Malisoff and Peter Wolenski, Committee Members for Louisiana Workshop on Mathematical Control Theory, Baton Rouge, LA, May 16-25, 2006.

2005

  1. Peter Wolenski, Approximate Trajectories and Sampling Methods for Impulsive Systems, Contributed Talk (based on joint work with Stanislav Zabic) given at 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference ECC 05, Seville, Spain, December 12-15, 2005.
  2. Peter Wolenski, A Sampling Method and Weak Invariance For Impulsive Systems, Talk (based on joint work with Stanislav Zabic) given at the International Workshop on Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems, Guelph, Canada, July 29-31, 2005.
  3. Peter Wolenski, A Solution Concept for Impulsive Dynamical Systems, Invited Talk (based on joint paper with Stanislav Zabic) given at session "Control of Nonlinear Systems (Minisymposium MS5)" at Sixth SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications, New Orleans, LA, July 11-14, 2005.
  4. Michael Malisoff, Further Constructions of Strict Lyapunov Functions for Time-Varying Systems, Contributed Talk (based on joint paper with Frederic Mazenc) given in sessions (a) "Stability of Nonlinear Systems I" at 2005 American Control Conference, Portland, OR, June 8-10, 2005 and (b) "Control of Nonlinear Systems (Minisymposium MS5)" at Sixth SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications, New Orleans, LA, July 11-14, 2005.
  5. Michael Malisoff, Global Stabilization for Systems Evolving on Manifolds, Invited Talk (based on joint paper with Mikhail Krichman and Eduardo Sontag) given at session "Control of Nonlinear Systems (Minisymposium MS5)" at Sixth SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications, New Orleans, LA, July 11-14, 2005.
  6. Michael Malisoff, A Small-Gain Theorem for Monotone Systems with Multi-Valued Input-State Characteristics, Invited Talk (based on joint paper with Patrick De Leenheer) given at session "Monotone Systems and Their Applications (Minisymposium MS17)" at Sixth SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications, New Orleans, LA, July 11-14, 2005.
  7. Michael Malisoff, Co-Organizer of Minisymposia "Control of Nonlinear Systems" (joint with William McEneaney) and "Monotone Systems and Their Applications" (joint with Patrick De Leenheer) at Sixth SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications, New Orleans, LA, July 11-14, 2005.

2004

  1. Peter Wolenski, Direct Solutions and a Sampling Method for Impulsive Differential Inclusions, talk given at Workshop on Variational Limits, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, June 15-18, 2004.
  2. Peter Wolenski, Invariance Results for Impulsive Differential Inclusions, talk given in Session on Differential Equations and Control at First Joint Canada-France Meeting of the Mathematical Sciences, Toulouse, France, July 12-15, 2004.
  3. Peter Wolenski, The Subgradent Formula for the Minimal Time Function with Linear Dynamics and Convex Target, talk (based on joint paper with Giovanni Colombo) given at 6th Portuguese Conference on Automatic Control (CONTROLO 2004), University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal, June 7-9, 2004.
  4. Peter Wolenski, Direct Solution of Impulsive Systems, Talk (based on joint paper with Stanislav Zabic) given at 6th Portuguese Conference on Automatic Control (CONTROLO 2004), University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal, June 7-9, 2004.
  5. Peter Wolenski, A Direct Solution and Sampling Method for Impulsive Differential Inclusions, Plenary Talk given at workshop Partial Differential Equations, Vector Fields, and Controls at the University of Padova, Italy, February 20-21, 2004.

2003

  1. Peter Wolenski, Optimal Control of Neutral Variational Systems, IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, INRIA, Rocquencourt, France, September 8-10, 2003.
  2. Michael Malisoff, Remarks on Input-to-State Stabilization, Louisiana Conference on Mathematical Control Theory, Baton Rouge, LA, April 10-13, 2003 and Rutgers Nonlinear Control Workshop, New Brunswick, NJ, August 4-8, 2003.
  3. Michael Malisoff and Peter Wolenski, Co-Chairs for Louisiana Conference on Mathematical Control Theory, Baton Rouge, LA, April 10-13, 2003.

Principal Investigators of Federal Research or Other Grants

  1. Hongchao Zhang, US National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Mathematical Sciences, Acceleration Techniques for Lower-Order Algorithms in Nonlinear Optimization, $177,771, 2015-2018.
  2. Michael Malisoff, NSF Energy, Power, Control, and Networks Program, Collaborative Research: Designs and Theory of State Constrained Nonlinear Predictor Feedbacks for Delay and Partial Differential Equation Systems, $220,000, 2014-2017.
  3. Michael Malisoff, NSF Sensors, Dynamics, and Control Program, Collaborative Research: Robustness of Networked Model Predictive Control Satisfying Critical Timing Constraints, $160,928, 2014-2017.
  4. Peter Wolenski, Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund Enhancement Subprogram, The LSU Mathematics Consultation Clinic: Customizing Technical Tools for Industrial and Academic Applications, $205,934, 2014-2016.
  5. Michael Malisoff, NSF Energy Power and Adaptive Systems Program, Theory Methods and Applications of Nonlinear Control Systems with Time Delays, $324,439, 2011−2014.
  6. Michael Malisoff, NSF Energy Power and Adaptive Systems Program, Collaborative Research: RAPID: Autonomous Control and Sensing Algorithms for Surveying the Impacts of Oil Spills on Coastal Environments, $99,999, 2010-2011.
  7. Hongchao Zhang, NSF Computational Mathematics Program, The Analysis and Design of Gradient Methods for Large-Scale Nonlinear Optimization and Applications, $141,602, 2010−2013.
  8. Michael Malisoff, Air Force Office of Scientific Research Dynamics and Control Program, Theory Methods and Applications of Nonlinear Control, $312,597, 2009-2012.
  9. Michael Malisoff, NSF Applied Mathematics Program, Research in Nonlinear Control Systems Theory: Lyapunov Functions, Stabilization, and Engineering Applications II, $187,917, 2007−2010.
  10. Michael Malisoff, NSF Applied Mathematics Program, Research in Nonlinear Control Systems Theory: Lyapunov Functions, Stabilization, and Engineering Applications, $171,143, 2004-2007.
  11. Michael Malisoff, National Academies of Science Collaboration in Basic Science and Engineering Project Initiation Program, Theory and Applications of Nonsmooth Dynamical Systems: Stabilization, Differential Inclusions, and Hamilton-Jacobi Equations, $8,200, 2002−2004.
  12. Peter Wolenski, NSF Applied Mathematics Program, Nonsmooth Methods in Optimal Control Theory, $184,047, 2004-2007.
  13. Michael Malisoff, Louisiana Board of Regents Research Competitiveness Subprogram, Research in Nonlinear Control Systems Theory: Lyapunov Functions, Output Signals, and Stability Basins, $55,959 for 2003-2006.

Editorial Board Appointments

  1. Michael Malisoff, Associate Editor for IEEE Control Systems Society Conference Editorial Board, 2008-11.
  2. Michael Malisoff, Associate Editor of journals Automatica (2008-11), IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (2011-), Mathematical Problems in Engineering (2008-9), SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization (2014-), and Systems and Control Letters (2008-14).
  3. Michael Malisoff, Member of Editorial Board for International Journal of Differential Equations (2008-9).
  4. Peter Wolenski, Editorial Board Member of journals Mathematical Problems in Engineering (2010-14) and Set-Valued and Variational Analysis (2014-).
  5. Hongchao Zhang, Member of Editorial Board for Computational Optimization and Applications (2008-14), Numerical Algebra, Control, and Optmization (2011-14), and Optimization Letters (2013-14).

Other Administrative Appointments

  1. Guillermo Ferreyra, LSU College of Science Co-Director of the GeauxTeach Program
  2. Guillermo Ferreyra, Graduate Director of LSU Master of Natural Sciences Program

Other LSU Systems and Control Group Members

  1. Marcio de Queiroz (nonlinear control with emphasis on electromechanical and aerospace applications, Roy O. Martin Lumber Company Professor of Mechanical Engineering)
  2. Guoxiang Gu (nonlinear uncertain systems with industrial applications, F. Hugh Coughlin/CLECO Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  3. Shahab Mehraeen (controls and power systems, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  4. Kemin Zhou (robust and optimal control, Mark and Carolyn C. Guidry Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering)