Texas Systems Day is a one day event to promote interaction between researchers in Texas who are working in the area of systems, controls and robotics.
March 28th, 2014.
Symposium: Rm 301, Rudder Tower, College Station, TX.
Reception/Poster Session: Room 110 Koldus Building, College Station, TX
Rm 301, Rudder Tower, College Station, TX.
8:30 Opening Remarks
9:00 – 10:00 Plenary Talk. Speaker: Dr. Jessy W. Grizzle.
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 12:15 Presentations (20 mins each)
- Translational Control Design for Lower-Limb Prosthetics and Orthotics: Lessons from Robot Locomotion Dr. Robert Gregg, Mechanical Engineering & Bio Engineering, UT Dallas
- Real-Time Optimization with Applications in Visual Search Dr. Nick Gans, Electrical Engineering, UT Dallas
- Multiscale Robotics and Control: from Microns and Millimeters to Human Size, Dr. Dan Popa, Electrical Engineering, Next Generation Systems (NGS) lab and UT Arlington Research Institute
- Modeling and Simulation of Simultaneous Multi-Point Impact and Contact with Friction, Dr. Alan Bowling, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, UT Arlington.
- Architectures for Learning and Representation in Robotics, Dr. Mohan Sridharan, Computer Science, Texas Tech.
- UDE-Based Robust Control for a Class of Nonlinear Non-Affine Systems, Dr. Beibei Ren, Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech.
12:15 – 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 – 3:30 Presentations (20 mins each)
- Decentralized Spatial Partitioning Algorithms Based on State-Transition Cost Metrics Dr. Efstathios Bakolas, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, UT Austin
- Convexification and Real-Time Convex Optimization for Constrained Robot Motion Planning and Control, Dr. Behcet Acikmese, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, UT Austin
- Tracking and Optimal Control in Head/Eye Coordination, Dr. Indika Wijayasinghe, Mathematics, Sam Houston State University
- Automatic Safety Verification of Distributed Cyber-Physical Systems, Dr. Taylor Johnson,Computer Science & Engineering, UT Arlington.
- Distributed Control of Building Energy Systems, Dr. Bryan Rasmussen, Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University
- Computational Uncertainty in Cyber Physical Systems, Dr. Raktim Bhattacharya, Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University.
3:30 – 3:45 Break
3:45 – 5:00 Roundtable discussion “Future Directions in Systems, Control & Robotics“.
- Confirmed Panelists: Dr. Ari Arapostathis, Dr. Mathukumalli Vidyasagar, Dr. Mark Spong, Dr. Aniruddha Dutta, Dr. Clyde Martin.
5:00 – 6:30 Poster Session (with 30sec/poster introduction) and Reception (Room 110 Koldus Building, College Station, TX)
- Near-Ideal Behavior of Compressed Sensing Algorithms, M. Eren Ahsen, M. Vidyasagar
- Collision-free Formation Control with Decentralized Connectivity Preservation for Nonholonomic Wheeled Mobile Robots, Aykut Satici, Dr. M. Spong
- A Survey of Phase Variable Candidates of Human Locomotion, Dario Villarreal, Dr. R. Gregg
- Moving Target Acquisition Through State Uncertainty Minimization, Pablo Ramirez, Dr. Nick Gans
- Transient Thermal Conductivity Measurement of Geological Samples, Chandika Annasiwatta, Dr. Jordan Berg
- Optimal Control Problems in Binocular Vision, Methma M. Rajamuni, Dr. Bijoy Ghosh
- On the Existence of Classical Solutions for a Two-point Boundary Value Problem for the Navier-Stokes Equations, Bhagya Athukorallage, Dr. Ram Iyer
- Dimensionality Reduction of Synchrophasor Data for Early Event Detection in Power Grids, Yang Chen, Dr. Le Xie, Dr. P. R. Kumar.
- Model-Based Design and Analysis of a Continuous-Culture Bioreactor for Systems Biology Experiments, Luan Viet Nguyen and Dr. Taylor Johnson.
- Autonomous UAVs for Conducting Building Energy Audits, Christopher Bay and Trevor Terrill, Dr. Bryan Rasmussen.
- Convexification and Real-Time Convex Optimization for Constrained Robot Motion Planning and Control, Daniel Dueri, Dr. Behcet Acikmese
- Quantifying Uncertainty in Networked Robotic Systems, Tahir Ahmed, Dr. Dylan Shell
- Modeling Resource Contention and Interference in Multi-Robot Task-Allocation, Changjoo Nam, Dr. Dylan Shell.
- Computing Cell-Based Decompositions Dynamically for Planning Motions of Tethered Robots, Reza Hosseini Teshnizi, Dr. Dylan Shell
- Control and Coordination Among Heterogeneous Swarms Subject to Imperfect Communication Topologies , Miki Szmuk, Dr. Maruthi R. Akella
- Closed-Loop Control of Shock Location to Prevent Scramjet Inlet Unstart, Jonathan Ashley, Dr. Maruthi R. Akella
- Terrain-Aided Navigation Through Recursive Bayesian Estimation, Brian Copp, Dr. Kamesh Subbarao
- SkinSim: A Multimodal Simulation Environment for Robot Skin, Md. Ahsan Habib, Isura Ranatunga, Kyle Shook, Dr. Dan Popa
- Advanced Human-Machine Interfaces for Assistive Robotics, Rommel Alonzo, Sven Cremer, Nahum A. Torres, Dr. Dan Popa.
- Coordinated Control for Hanson Androids, Corina Bogdan, Sumit Das, Ahsan Habib, Abhishek Thakurdesai, Dr. Dan Popa.
- Iterative Temporal Motion Planning for Hybrid Systems in Partially Unknown Environments, Morteza Lahijanian, Dr. Lydia Kavraki
- The participants will bring posters (single chart, standard conference 36″ tall, 48″ wide) with them.
- Conference will provide boards and pins.
- If there is need for a custom size, we will try to accommodate them. Please make request in advance
- Please submit name of the student, advisor and title.
The College Station Hilton and Conference Center has a block of 20 rooms for the Texas Systems Day. The rooms are for Thursday and Friday, March 27 and 28, 2014. The rate is $97.00 per night (plus applicable taxes), which is the state rate for this area. The cutoff date is March 6, 2014, 5:00 PM. Please make your reservations before that date.
To reserve a room, please call the central reservation system at 1-800-445-8667 and request reservations under the Texas Systems Day.
List of other nearby hotels are available here: http://www.visitaggieland.com/hotels/hotels-motels-inns/