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Texas Systems Day 2016 2

Texas Systems Day is a one day event to promote interaction between researchers in Texas who are working in the area of systems, controls and robotics. 2016 Texas Systems Day is hosted on the UT Austin campusFriday, April 8, 2016.



Texas Systems Day will be held in the Texas Union Building, 2308 Whitis Ave, Austin, TX 78712-1462.
Check-in at the Texas Union Theatre (Room 2.228).

Parking Information

Once on campus, park in one of our campus parking garages, mapped out here: http://www.utexas.edu/parking/maps/images/visitor-map.pdf. When you check into Texas Systems Day, you will receive a pass to get one vehicle out of a garage for free (card is valid for one-day parking only).

Tip! The closest garage to the event is SAG (San Antonio), and SJG (San Jacinto) is also a good option.

UT Austin Visitor Resources

Map of UT Austin: http://maps.utexas.edu/
Find other helpful resources here: http://www.utexas.edu/visitor-resources


Registration is now closed, but feel free to attend any and all symposium presentations throughout the day.

Symposium Schedule

 8:00 a.m. ~


 9:00 a.m. ~ 9:15 a.m.

 Dr. Ahmed Tewfik, Chairman of ECE, The University of Texas at Austin

 9:15 a.m. ~ 10:45 a.m.

 Faculty Presentations I  (25 mins + 5 mins discussion each)
 Chair: Maruthi R. Akella, The University of Texas at Austin

 Topic: Integrating Production Scheduling and Supervisory Control for Smarter Operation of Chemical Processes
 Speaker: Michael Baldea, The University of Texas at Austin

 Topic: Combinatorial Motion Planning Algorithms involving Unmanned Vehicles
 Speaker: Sivakumar Rathinam, Texas A&M University

 Topic: Topology design in complex dynamical networks
 Speaker: Tyler Summers, The University of Texas at Dallas

 10:45 a.m. ~ 11:00 a.m.


 11:00 a.m. ~ 12:30 p.m.

 Faculty Presentations II  (25 mins + 5 mins discussion each)
 Chair: Efstathios Bakolas, The University of Texas at Austin

 Topic: Binocular Control Challenges
 Speaker: Bijoy Ghosh, Texas Tech University

 Topic: Synchrophasor data-enabled monitoring and control of future grid
 Speaker: Le Xie, Texas A&M University

 Topic: Fast estimation of amplitude and phase in high-speed dynamic mode atomic force microscopy
 Speaker: S. O. Reza Moheimani, The University of Texas at Dallas

 12:30 p.m. ~ 1:30 p.m.

 Lunch Break

 1:30 p.m. ~ 2:30 p.m.

 Invited Plenary Talk
 Chair: Ari Arapostathis, The University of Texas at Austin

 Topic: Extending spacecraft operational life: Challenges and opportunities for control
 Speaker: Ilya Kolmanovsky, The University of Michigan

 2:30 p.m. ~ 4:00 p.m.

 Faculty Presentations III  (25 mins + 5 mins discussion each)
 Chair: Raktim Bhattacharya, Texas A&M University

 Topic: Resilient control of distributed autonomous systems
 Speaker: Hamidreza Modares, The University of Texas at Arlington

 Topic: Distributed Partitioning Algorithms for Locational Optimization of Multi-Agent Networks with Planar Rigid Body Dynamics
 Speaker: Efstathios Bakolas, The University of Texas at Austin

 Topic: Multivariate Random Forest Design using Copulas for Sensitivity Prediction
 Speaker: Ranadip Pal, Texas Tech University

 4:00 p.m. ~ 5:30 p.m.

 Coffee Break in Parallel with Student Poster Presentations


Poster Presentation Participants

Texas A&M

    • I. D. Diaz-Rodriguez and S. P. Bhattacharyya, "PI Controller Design in the Achievable Gain-Phase Margin Plane"
    • S. Agarwal, S. Chakravorty, "Motion Planning for Active Data Association and Localization in Non-Gaussian Belief Spaces"
    • W. Faber, S. Chakravorty, "Multi-Object Tracking using a Randomized Sampling Based Approach (R-FISST)"
    • M. RafieiSakhaei, S. Chakravorty, "Simultaneous Localization and Planning under Process and Measurement Uncertainties"
    • D. Raihan, S. Chakravorty, "Particle Gaussian Mixture(PGM) Filters"
    • A. Tamjidi, S. Chakravorty, "Decentralized State Estimation via a Hybrid of Consensus and Covariance intersection"
    • D. Yu, S. Chakravorty, "A Computationally Optimal Randomized Proper Orthogonal Decomposition Technique"
    • M. Coen, D. Kuether, G. Chamitoff, "Cohesive Autonomous Navigation System"
    • P. S. Venkat, K. R. Narayanan, A. Datta, "Detecting key nodes in the plant defense pathway using a Bayesian network based approach"
    • H. Yoon, P. Hur, "Effect of customized haptic feedback on navigation characteristics and performance"
    • Y. Pan, H. Yoon, P. Hur, "A Portable Sensory Augmentation Device for Balance Rehabilitation Using Fingertip Skin Stretch Feedback"
    • M. Nazifi, P. Hur, "Shared and task-specific muscle synergies during normal walking and slipping"
    • K. Chao, P. Hur, "Unification of Locomotion Pattern Generation and Control Lyapunov Function-Based Quadratic Programs"
    • V. Paredes, W. Hong, S. Patrick, P. Hur, "Upslope Walking with Transfemoral Prosthesis using Optimization based Spline Generation"
    • O. A. Arshad, H. Jeong, N. Ghaffari, J. Thiltges, P. Blood, M. F. Criscitiello, B. Yoon, A. Datta, C. D. Johnson, "Examining De Novo Transcriptome Assemblies via a Quality Assessment Pipeline"
    • A. Zeiaee, R. Soltani-zarrin, F. A.C.C. Fontes, R. Langari, "Constrained Directions: A Uniform Control for Stabilization and Tracking of Differential Drive Robots Subject to Hard Input Constraints"
    • Jan Dufek, R. Murphy, "Prevention of irrigation channel breaches using UAVs and multispectral image processing"
    • Traci Sarmiento, R. Murphy, "Flying Animal Behavior-Based Reactive Control for Obstacle Avoidance on UAVs in Indoor Disaster Environments"
    • Carlos Xavier Soto, R. Murphy, "Improving Gesture Interaction for Novice Users with Visual Affordances and Feedback"
    • Grant Wilde, R. Murphy, "Path Plan Performance Evaluation of the Challenge 1: A Small Unmanned Surface Vehicle for Radiation Detection and Mapping"
    • X. Xiao, R. Murphy, "Motion Planning for Visual Assistant in Unstructured and Confined Spaces"
    • Y. Zhang, D. Shell, "Tracking with Privacy Bounds"
    • H. Lu, J. Valasek, P. Singla, "Nonlinear System Identification of Aircraft Dynamics using GLO-MAP"
    • D. Saha, J. Valasek, "Observer-Based Sequential Control of Two-Time-Scale Systems"
    • Z. Duan, M. N. C. Bournazou, C. Kravaris, "Dynamic Modeling, Optimization and Stabilization of a Two-Stage Biogas Production Process"

Texas Tech

    • N. Perera, B. K. Ghosh, "Discrimination of target motion parameters using a model turtle retina under noise"
    • R. N. Jayawardhana, "Neuronal Learning with Iterative Learning Control"

UT Arlington

    • B. Kiumarsi, F. L. Lewis, "Reinforcement Learning for Optimal Control of Discrete-time Systems"

UT Austin

    • Baldea’s group, "Integrating Production Scheduling and Supervisory Control for Smarter Operation of Chemical Processes"
    • D. Pylorof, E. Bakolas, "Design of Nonlinear Controllers for Input Constrained Systems Using Convex Optimization Techniques"
    • J. Selvakumar, E. Bakolas, "Linear Pursuit Evasion Games - Modeling Uncertainty & Evasion in Unfavorable Environments"
    • C. Olson, R. P. Russell, R. Carpenter, "Small Body Autonomous Optical Navigation and Spin State Estimation"
    • E. Pellegrini, R. P. Russell, T. Secretin, "Hybrid Differential Dynamic Programming for Robust Constrained Optimization"

UT Dallas

    • K. Fathian, N. Gans, "Distributed Formation Control Using Local Position Measurements"
    • T. Elery, E. Bolivar, R. Gregg, "Structure and Actuator Design for Lower-Limb Rehabilitation Exoskeletons"
    • D. Quintero, R. Gregg, "Preliminary Experimental Results of a Unified Controller for a Powered Knee-Ankle Prosthetic Leg"
    • F. Tajaddodianfar, R. Moheimani, "Scanning Tunneling Microscopy: System Identification for Ultra-High-Precision Control"
    • H. K. Achanta, B. Misganaw, M. Vidyasagar, "A Transfer Learning Approach to Multi-Platform Data Integration in Computational Cancer Biology"
    • M. Pyne, S. Yurkovich, "Supervisory Control of a DC Microgrid"
    • M. Ramaswamy, L. Guo, S. Yurkovich, "Automotive Li-Ion Battery Pack Modeling and Verification"

Poster Guidelines

› The participants will bring posters with them.
› Conference will provide boards, pins and easels.
› Boards are 30"x40".
› Please submit name of the student, advisor and title.

Hotel Information

Hampton Inn & Suites University/Capitol
1701 Lavaca St.
Austin, Tx 78701
Texas Systems Day attendees will receive the event rate of $189 per room with the promotional code of ECE.
This promotion lasts until 5 p.m. on 3/25/16, while rooms are available. Book now.

Other Hotels

Steering Committee

› Ari Arapostathis (UT Austin)
› P. R. Kumar (TAMU)
› Mark Spong (UT Dallas)

2016 Organizing Committee

› Maruthi R. Akella (UT Austin)
› Ari Arapostathis (UT Austin)
› Efstathios Bakolas (UT Austin)
› Raktim Bhattacharya (TAMU)
› Steve Yurkovich (UT Dallas)