IAP DYSCO Study Day: Dynamical systems, control and optimization

Thursday May 19, 2016, Hotel Ibis Styles (Mercure), Louvain-la-Neuve


8:30 Registration of participants and welcome coffee

9:50 Opening remarks

10:00 Plenary lecture: Malcolm SMITH (University of Cambridge, UK), Reciprocity, Passivity and Optimal Control

11:00 Speed dating session

12:00 - 14:00 Lunch with dessert and coffee

14:00 Parallel sessions
1. Optimization

  • Annick Sartenaer (UNamur), Getting some insight on the interaction between the blocks (Hessian vs constraints) in KKT systems arising in constrained optimization
  • François Glineur, Adrien Taylor and Julien Hendrickx (UCL), Performance estimation of first-order methods for (composite) convex optimization
  • Quentin Louveaux (ULiège), Load flexibility in electrical networks: a game-theoretic approach

2. Identification and Machine Learning

  • Michel Verhaegen (TUDelft), Machine Learning and Identification for Smart Optics Systems
  • Francesco Ferranti and Yves Rolain (VUB), Who needs to identify a flexible, adaptive, multi-purpose parameter-varying model?
  • Pierre Geurts (ULiège), Random forests variable importances: application to gene regulatory network inference

3. Modeling and Control

  • Erik Ydstie (Carnegie Mellon University), Reinforcement learning from the perspective of dual control: the value of exploration
  • Ilse Smets (KULeuven), From experiments to models ... and back: a case-study in wastewater treatment processes
  • Frédéric Crevecoeur (UCL), Neural mechanisms underlying fast feedback control during postural control and reaching

15:30 Coffee

16:00 Plenary lecture: Jorge GONCALVES (Univ Luxemburg), Network Inference: from Theory to Applications in Biology

17:00 Drink


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The meeting will be held at the Hotel Ibis Styles, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve.

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