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Hybrid (Switched) Systems in Engineering

Many dynamical systems in engineering can be modeled well by switched linear systems. I will show some practical examples and introduce our modeling formalism. The control of these systems can be expressed as a mixed integer linear or quadratic program. The program must be solved on-line in real time or off-line (parametric programming) with the solution stored in the form of a look-up table. I will discuss our approaches and their successful applications as well as a long list of open research issues and problems.
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Public Seminar
Prof. Manfred Morari
Nov 03, 2003   16:15

University of Zürich, center, lecture hall KO2-F-172
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Biographical Sketch:
In 1994 Manfred Morari was appointed head of the Automatic Control Laboratory at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. Before that he was the McCollum-Corcoran Professor of Chemical Engineering and Executive Officer for Control and Dynamical Systems at the California Institute of Technology. He obtained the diploma from ETH Zurich and the Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, both in chemical engineering. His interests are in hybrid systems and the control of biomedical systems. In recognition of his research contributions, he received numerous awards, among them the Donald P. Eckman Award of the Automatic Control Council, the Allan P. Colburn Award and the Professional Progress Award of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the Curtis W. McGraw Research Award of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), Doctor Honoris Causa from Babes-Bolyai University, and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (U.S.). Professor Morari has held appointments with Exxon R & E and ICI and is a member of the technical board of several major corporations.