Joint IFAC/IEEE CSS webinar series

The main objectives of the webinar series are to bring forward IFAC values on open science in automatic control, to reach nonlinear control researchers and practitioners in all parts of the world and to promote the latest research activities in the field of nonlinear control systems worldwide. The invited speakers will present their works based on the latest pre-print in journals that has not been presented in conferences. The next speaker is Rodolphe Sepulchre on the 26th of January. See below for more information.


The next webinar in this series will be given by Prof. Rodolphe Sepulchre, KU Leuven/Cambridge. BE/UK.

Date: 5PM Central Europe Time / 8AM Pacific Time on Thursday, January 26th.


Live streaming on youtube: 

The recorded session will be made available in the IFAC youtube channel: to be updated

Title:  Nonlinear feedback analysis: back to the future

Abstract:  Zames proposal in 1960 was to ground the theory of feedback systems in incremental input-output analysis. Sixty years later, nonlinear control is predominantly state-space and non-incremental. The talk will examine current practical limitations of nonlinear control in the light of that history. I will then describe the potential of recent operator-theoretic results to overcome some of those limitations and to motivate a revival of Zames proposal. Joint work with Tom Chaffey, Fulvio Forni, and Henk Van Waarde.

The webinar is organized by Claudia Califano (vice-chair education of IFAC TC 2.3), Bayu Jayawardhana (vice-chair publication of IFAC TC 2.3), Christophe Prieur (chair of IFAC TC 2.3 Non-linear Control Systems) and Andrea Serrani (chair of IEEE TC Nonlinear Systems and Control).

Past webinars: