Program


Important dates

October 8 Abstract submission deadline
October 28 Decision notification
November 29-30 SECC 2021!

Conference schedule

Day 1 (November 29) -- Skelton Conference Center

Time Event Speaker Affiliation Title
7:30 AM Registration opens
8:00 AM-8:30 AM Welcome
8:30 AM-8:50 AM Oral session 1 Fahmi, Jean-Michel Virginia Tech Port-Hamiltonian Flight Cross-Track Control of a Fixed-Wing Aircraft
8:50 AM-9:10 AM Oral session 1 Jafarpour, Saber Georgia Tech Robust Implicit Neural Networks via Contraction Theory
9:10 AM-9:30 AM Oral session 1 Edwards, Sage U. of Florida A Topologically Inspired Path-Following Method with Intermittent State Feedback
9:30 AM-9:45 AM Coffee break
9:45 AM-10:05 AM Oral session 2 Habibian, Soheil Virginia Tech Leveraging roles in robot teams to encourage human participation
10:05 AM-10:25 AM Oral session 2 Pressgrove, Isaac Virginia Tech Development of a Compact and Easily Packageable Serpentine Robotic Tail System
10:25 AM-10:45 AM Oral session 2 Khattar, Vanshaj Virginia Tech Zeroth-Order Implicit-Reinforcement Learning for Sequential Decision-Making in Distributed Control Systems
10:45 AM-11:00 AM Coffee break
11:00 AM-11:20 AM Oral session 3 Ubl, Matthew U. of Florida Totally Asynchronous Large-Scale Quadratic Programming: Regularization, Convergence Rates, and Parameter Selection
11:20 AM-11:40 AM Oral session 3 Cao, Michael Georgia Tech Estimating High Probability Reachable Sets using Gaussian Processes
Noon-1:00PM Lunch break
1:00 PM-2:15 PM Poster presentations -- Session 1
2:30 PM-3:30 PM Guest speaker's presentation Dr. Carolyn Beck U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Modeling and Stability Analysis of Epidemic Processes over Networks
4:00 PM-5:15 PM Poster presentations -- Session 2
6:00 PM-8:00 PM Banquet

Day 2 (November 30) -- Skelton Conference Center

Time Event Speaker Affiliation Title
7:30 AM Registration opens
8:00 AM-8:30 AM Welcome and announcements
8:30 AM-8:50 AM Oral session 4 Rajendran, Sunil Kumar George Mason University Design, Modeling, Learning-based Control of Super-Coiled Polymer Actuated Bio-inspired Robots
8:50 AM-9:10 AM Oral session 4 Bhogaraju, Indra Narayana Sandilya Louisiana State University Delay Compensating Chain Predictors for Bilinear Systems with Power Systems Applications
9:10 AM-9:30 AM Oral session 4 Hawkins, Calvin U. of Florida Differentially Private Formation Control: Privacy and Network Co-Design
9:30 AM-9:45 AM Coffee break
9:45 AM-10:05 AM Oral session 5 Tellez-Castro, Duvan Clemson University Data-Driven Stochastic Optimal Control using Linear Transfer Operators
10:05 AM-10:25 AM Oral session 5 Zhang, Boyang Duke University Unified Position-Attitude Control of A Nonlinear Quadrotor Swarm
10:25 AM-10:45 AM Oral session 5 Dutta, Amit Virginia Tech Convergence Rate of Decentralized Gradient Method over Cluster Networks
10:45 AM-11:00 AM Coffee break
11:00 AM-11:20 AM Oral session 6 Jimenez Cortes, Carmen Georgia Tech Task Persistification for Robots with Control-Dependent Energy Dynamics
11:20 AM-11:40 AM Oral session 6 Isaly, Axton U. of Florida On the Feasibility and Continuity of Feedback Controllers Defined by Multiple Control Barrier Functions
11:40 AM-noon Oral session 6 Chen, Zaiwei Georgia Tech A Lyapunov Theory for Finite-Sample Analysis of Reinforcement Learning Algorithms
noon-12:20 PM Oral session 6 Marwen, Zrida North Carolina State University Agent Based Models and Q-learning in Pandemic Mitigation Strategies
12:20 PM-12:30 PM Concluding remarks and final acknowledgments

Poster presentations (November 29) -- Skelton Conference Center

Section 1

Section 2

Speaker* Affiliation Title
Ameli, Sina Florida State University A Distributed Robust Adaptive Control for a Class of Nonlinearly Coupled Hierarchical Systems with Actuator Faults
Behrendt, Gabriel U. of Florida A Totally Asynchronous Algorithm for Tracking Solutions to Time-Varying Convex Optimization Problems
Beiter, Benjamin Virginia Tech Whole Body Control for Haptic Interaction with VR
Feng, Shumin Virginia Tech A Modular Robotic System with Self-Reconfiguration Strategy
He, Anchi Virginia Tech ForceBot: A Full-body Scale Force and Position Feedback System in Virtual Reality
Lavei Mashhadi, Mohammad Reza Duke University Optimization-Based Simultaneous Controller and Lyapunov Function Design for Constrained Nonlinear Systems Using CPA Functions
Le, Duc (Daniel) U. of Florida Integral Concurrent Learning-Based Accelerated Gradient Adaptive Control of Uncertain Euler-Lagrange Systems
LoCicero, Ethan Duke University Fixed-Order Sparsity Promoting H2-Conic Control
Patil, Omkar Sudhir U. of Florida Lyapunov-Derived Control and Adaptive Update Laws for Inner and Outer Layer Weights of a Deep Neural Network
Samanipour, Pouya U. of Kentucky Stability Analysis and Controller Synthesis for RNNs Using ReLU Neural Networks
Xu, Wenda Virginia Tech Data Driven Calibration and Model-based Backlash Compensation of Compact Series Elastic Actuators for Robotic Exoskeleton Gloves Control
Zeng, Sihan Georgia Tech Two Stochastic Approximation Frameworks with Applications in Control and Reinforcement Learning
(*) Poster presentation speakers are listed in alphabetical order