Distinguished Lecturers Program

Program Description

The Control Systems Society is continuing to fund a Distinguished Lecture Series.

The primary purpose is to help Society chapters provide interesting and informative programs for the membership, but the Distinguished Lecture Series may also be of interest to industry, universities, and other parties.

The Control Systems Society has agreed to a cost sharing plan which may be used by IEEE Chapters, sections, subsections, and student groups. IEEE student groups are especially encouraged to make use of this opportunity to have excellent speakers at moderate cost.

At the request of a Society Chapter, (or other IEEE groups as mentioned above), a lecture will be scheduled at a place and time that is mutually agreeable to both the Chapter and the Distinguished Lecturer. The Control Systems Society will pay ground transportation at the origin, and Economy Class air fare up to a maximum limit of $1,000 for trips within the same continent and $2,000 for intercontinental trips. The chapter will pay the ground transportation at the destination, hotel, meals, and other incidental expenses. Lecturers will receive no honorarium. Note that the group organizing the lecture must have some IEEE affiliation, the lecture must be free to attend by IEEE members.

Procedures

When you wish to use this program, you may contact the Distinguished Lecturer directly to work out a tentative itinerary. Then, you must submit a formal proposal to the Distinguished Lecturer Program Chair for his/her approval. The proposal should be sent to the Distinguished Lecturer Program Chair by someone in the local chapter, who should identify their role in the chapter, and provide some details of the invitation, including the dates. The proposal should contain a budgetary quotation for air fare from an authorized source (air line/ travel agent), and a confirmation that the local chapter will pay their share of the expenses associated with the trip. If the trip is approved, then IEEE CSS would pay ground transportation at the origin, and Economy Class air fare up to a maximum limit of $1,000 for trips within the same continent and $2,000 for intercontinental trips. The chapter will pay the ground transportation at the destination, hotel, meals, and other incidental expenses. Procedures for unusual situations (such as when the speaker has other business on the trip) should be cleared through the Distinguished Lecturer Program Chair.

The expense claim filed by the distinguished lecturer upon the conclusion of the trip should contain receipts for the airfare and ground transportation at the origin.

Each distinguished lecturer will be limited to two trips per year, out of which at most one can be inter-continental.

Distinguished Lecturers Program Chair

Tariq Samad

President - 2009
Honeywell Labs

Distinguished Lecturers

Andrew G. Alleyne

Distinguished Lecturer
Talk(s)
Modeling and Control of Transient Thermal Systems
A Hierarchical Approach to Control of Complex Energy and Power Systems for Air Vehicles
Precision Motion Control for Manufacturing Applications

Anuradha Annaswamy

Distinguished Lecturer
Talk(s)
Transactive Control in Smart Cities
A Dynamic Framework for Integration of Renewables in Smart Grids
Practical Adaptive Control

Murat Arcak

Distinguished Lecturer
Talk(s)
Compositional certification of stability, performance, and safety for interconnected systems
Formal synthesis for traffic control
Pattern formation and synchronization in biology

Bassam Bamieh

Distinguished Lecturer
Talk(s)
Multiplicative Noise as a Structured Stochastic Uncertainty Problem
Scaling Limits in Networked Control Systems

Calin A. Belta

Distinguished Lecturer
Talk(s)
Formal Synthesis of Control Strategies for Dynamical Systems

Raffaello D'Andrea

Distinguished Lecturer
Talk(s)
So you want to be a wizard: a career in robotics, systems, and control

Masayuki Fujita

Distinguished Lecturer
Talk(s)
Passivity-Based Control in Robotics: Networks, Vision and Human
Distributed Energy Management Systems toward Smart Cities: International Research Collaboration

Karl Johansson

Distinguished Lecturer
Talk(s)
Cyber-physical control of road freight transport
Cyber-secure control systems
Wireless event-based control

Sanjay Lall

Distinguished Lecturer
Talk(s)
Computation of decentralized control systems

Iven Mareels

Distinguished Lecturer
Talk(s)
Renewable Energy Based Grid Futures - A View from the Last Mile

Kristin Pettersen

Distinguished Lecturer
Talk(s)
Snake Robots: from biology, through university, towards industry

Jeff Shamma

Distinguished Lecturer
Talk(s)
Game theory and multi-agent control
Exploring Bounded Rationality in Game Theory