Siep Weiland

Controlling complexity

16:30 – 17:00

A consistent trend in the development, design, implementation and control of high-tech systems is their progressive increase of complexity. The request for accurate models, high-precision engineering, increased demands on performance in controlled systems and the persistent need to combine multiple physical domains in mathematical models in the high-tech industry are important causes for this trend. It has become clear that increased computer power is not the only solution to this problem. In this presentation we address the problem of controlling the complexity of high tech engineered system. We focus on questions and methods in model reduction, reduced order controller design and novel techniques for the discretization of physical models.

Siep Weiland is full professor in the Control Systems Group of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology. His research interests are the general theory of systems and control, robust control, model approximation, modelling and control of hybrid systems, identification, and model predictive control. Weiland was associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control from 1995 to 1999, of the European Journal of Control from 1999 to 2003, of the International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control from 2001 to 2004. He is currently an associate editor for Automatica. He was co-organizer of the 13th IFAC Symposium on System Identification in 2003. Weiland has also been on the board of the Dutch Institute of Systems and Control (DISC), and is still a staff member there.

Siep Weiland

TU Eindhoven