Rien Quirynen

Rien Quirynen
  • Biography

    Rien's research interests are in model predictive control and moving horizon estimation, numerical algorithms for (nonlinear) dynamic optimization and real-time control applications. His doctoral research was focused on numerical simulation methods with efficient sensitivity propagation for real-time optimal control algorithms.

  • Other Publications

    •  Frison, G.; Quirynen, R.; Zanelli, A.; Diehl, M.; Jorgensen, J. B., "Hardware Tailored Linear Algebra for Implicit Integrators in Embedded NMPC", Proceedings of the IFAC World Congress, 2017.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Frison2017,
      • author = {Frison, G. and Quirynen, R. and Zanelli, A. and Diehl, M. and Jorgensen, J. B.},
      • title = {Hardware Tailored Linear Algebra for Implicit Integrators in Embedded NMPC},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IFAC World Congress},
      • year = 2017
      • }
    •  Gros, S.; Quirynen, R.; Schild, A.; Diehl, M., "Implicit Integrators for Linear Dynamics Coupled to a Nonlinear Static Feedback and Application to Wind Turbine Control", Proceedings of the IFAC World Congress, 2017.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Gros2017,
      • author = {Gros, S. and Quirynen, R. and Schild, A. and Diehl, M.},
      • title = {Implicit Integrators for Linear Dynamics Coupled to a Nonlinear Static Feedback and Application to Wind Turbine Control},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IFAC World Congress},
      • year = 2017
      • }
    •  Quirynen, R., "Numerical Simulation Methods for Embedded Optimization", 2017, KU Leuven and University of Freiburg.
      BibTeX
      • @Phdthesis{Quirynen2017,
      • author = {Quirynen, R.},
      • title = {Numerical Simulation Methods for Embedded Optimization},
      • school = {KU Leuven and University of Freiburg},
      • year = 2017
      • }
    •  Quirynen, R.; Houska, B.; Diehl, M., "Efficient Symmetric Hessian Propagation for Direct Optimal Control", Journal of Process Control, Vol. 50, pp. 19-28, 2017.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{Quirynen2017a,
      • author = {Quirynen, R. and Houska, B. and Diehl, M.},
      • title = {Efficient Symmetric Hessian Propagation for Direct Optimal Control},
      • journal = {Journal of Process Control},
      • year = 2017,
      • volume = 50,
      • pages = {19--28}
      • }
    •  Villanueva, M. E.; Quirynen, R.; Diehl, M.; Chachuat, B.; Houska, B., "Robust MPC via min-max differential inequalities", Automatica, Vol. 77, pp. 311-321, March 2017.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{Villanueva2017,
      • author = {Villanueva, M. E. and Quirynen, R. and Diehl, M. and Chachuat, B. and Houska, B.},
      • title = {Robust MPC via min-max differential inequalities},
      • journal = {Automatica},
      • year = 2017,
      • volume = 77,
      • pages = {311--321},
      • month = mar
      • }
    •  Zanelli, A.; Quirynen, R.; Jerez, J.; Diehl, M., "A Homotopy-based Nonlinear Interior Point Method for NMPC Applications", Proceedings of the IFAC World Congress, 2017.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Zanelli2017,
      • author = {Zanelli, A. and Quirynen, R. and Jerez, J. and Diehl, M.},
      • title = {A Homotopy-based Nonlinear Interior Point Method for NMPC Applications},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IFAC World Congress},
      • year = 2017
      • }
    •  Albin, T.; Frank, F.; Ritter, D.; Abel, D.; Quirynen, R.; Diehl, M., "Nonlinear MPC for Combustion Engine Control: A Parameter Study for Realizing Real-Time Feasibility", Proceedings of the IEEE Multi-conference on Systems and Control (MSC), 2016, pp. 311-316.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Albin2016,
      • author = {Albin, T. and Frank, F. and Ritter, D. and Abel, D. and Quirynen, R. and Diehl, M.},
      • title = {Nonlinear MPC for Combustion Engine Control: A Parameter Study for Realizing Real-Time Feasibility},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Multi-conference on Systems and Control (MSC)},
      • year = 2016,
      • pages = {311--316}
      • }
    •  Albin, T.; Ritter, D.; Quirynen, R.; Diehl, M., "In-Vehicle Realization of Nonlinear MPC for Gasoline Two-Stage Turbocharging Airpath Control", IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 2016.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{Albin2016a,
      • author = {Albin, T. and Ritter, D. and Quirynen, R. and Diehl, M.},
      • title = {In-Vehicle Realization of Nonlinear MPC for Gasoline Two-Stage Turbocharging Airpath Control},
      • journal = {IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology},
      • year = 2016,
      • note = {(submitted)}
      • }
    •  Gros, S.; Zanon, M.; Quirynen, R.; Bemporad, A.; Diehl, M., "From Linear to Nonlinear MPC: bridging the gap via the Real-Time Iteration", International Journal of Control, 2016.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{Gros2016,
      • author = {Gros, S. and Zanon, M. and Quirynen, R. and Bemporad, A. and Diehl, M.},
      • title = {From Linear to Nonlinear MPC: bridging the gap via the Real-Time Iteration},
      • journal = {International Journal of Control},
      • year = 2016
      • }
    •  Kouzoupis, D.; Quirynen, R.; Houska, B.; Diehl, M., "A Block Based ALADIN Scheme for Highly Parallelizable Direct Optimal Control", Proceedings of the American Control Conference (ACC), 2016, pp. 1124-1129.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Kouzoupis2016,
      • author = {Kouzoupis, D. and Quirynen, R. and Houska, B. and Diehl, M.},
      • title = {A Block Based ALADIN Scheme for Highly Parallelizable Direct Optimal Control},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the American Control Conference (ACC)},
      • year = 2016,
      • pages = {1124--1129}
      • }
    •  Kouzoupis, D.; Quirynen, R.; Girrbach, F.; Diehl, M., "An Efficient SQP Algorithm for Moving Horizon Estimation with Huber Penalties and Multi-Rate Measurements", Proceedings of the IEEE Multi-conference on Systems and Control (MSC), 2016, pp. 1482-1487.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Kouzoupis2016a,
      • author = {Kouzoupis, D. and Quirynen, R. and Girrbach, F. and Diehl, M.},
      • title = {An Efficient SQP Algorithm for Moving Horizon Estimation with Huber Penalties and Multi-Rate Measurements},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Multi-conference on Systems and Control (MSC)},
      • year = 2016,
      • pages = {1482--1487}
      • }
    •  Kouzoupis, D.; Quirynen, R.; Lago Garcia, J.; Erhard, M.; Diehl, M., "A Quadratically Convergent Primal Decomposition Algorithm with Soft Coupling for Nonlinear Parameter Estimation", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2016.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Kouzoupis2016b,
      • author = {Kouzoupis, D. and Quirynen, R. and Lago Garcia, J. and Erhard, M. and Diehl, M.},
      • title = {A Quadratically Convergent Primal Decomposition Algorithm with Soft Coupling for Nonlinear Parameter Estimation},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)},
      • year = 2016
      • }
    •  Quirynen, R.; Houska, B.; Diehl, M., "Symmetric Hessian propagation for lifted collocation integrators in direct optimal control.", Proceedings of the American Control Conference (ACC), 2016, pp. 1117-1123.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Quirynen2016,
      • author = {Quirynen, R. and Houska, B. and Diehl, M.},
      • title = {Symmetric Hessian propagation for lifted collocation integrators in direct optimal control.},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the American Control Conference (ACC)},
      • year = 2016,
      • pages = {1117--1123}
      • }
    •  Quirynen, R.; Gros, S.; Diehl, M., "Inexact Newton-Type Optimization with Iterated Sensitivities", SIAM Journal on Optimization (accepted, preprint available at Optimization Online, 2016-06-5502), 2016.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{Quirynen2016a,
      • author = {Quirynen, R. and Gros, S. and Diehl, M.},
      • title = {Inexact Newton-Type Optimization with Iterated Sensitivities},
      • journal = {SIAM Journal on Optimization (accepted, preprint available at Optimization Online, 2016-06-5502)},
      • year = 2016
      • }
    •  Quirynen, R.; Gros, S.; Houska, B.; Diehl, M., "Lifted Collocation Integrators for Direct Optimal Control in ACADO Toolkit", Mathematical Programming Computation (accepted, preprint available at Optimization Online, 2016-05-5468), 2016.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{Quirynen2016b,
      • author = {Quirynen, R. and Gros, S. and Houska, B. and Diehl, M.},
      • title = {Lifted Collocation Integrators for Direct Optimal Control in ACADO Toolkit},
      • journal = {Mathematical Programming Computation (accepted, preprint available at Optimization Online, 2016-05-5468)},
      • year = 2016
      • }
    •  Verschueren, R.; van Duijkeren, N.; Quirynen, R.; Diehl, M., "Exploiting Convexity in Direct Optimal Control: a Sequential Convex Quadratic Programming Method", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2016.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Verschueren2016,
      • author = {Verschueren, R. and van Duijkeren, N. and Quirynen, R. and Diehl, M.},
      • title = {Exploiting Convexity in Direct Optimal Control: a Sequential Convex Quadratic Programming Method},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)},
      • year = 2016
      • }
    •  Verschueren, R.; Zanon, M.; Quirynen, R.; Diehl, M., "Time-optimal Race Car Driving using an Online Exact Hessian based Nonlinear MPC Algorithm", Proceedings of the European Control Conference (ECC), 2016.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Verschueren2016b,
      • author = {Verschueren, R. and Zanon, M. and Quirynen, R. and Diehl, M.},
      • title = {Time-optimal Race Car Driving using an Online Exact Hessian based Nonlinear MPC Algorithm},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the European Control Conference (ECC)},
      • year = 2016
      • }
    •  Verschueren, R.; Zanon, M.; Quirynen, R.; Diehl, M., "A Sparsity Preserving Convexification Procedure for Indefinite Quadratic Programs Arising in Direct Optimal Control", SIAM Journal on Optimization (accepted, preprint available at Optimization Online, 2016-06-5512), 2016.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{Verschueren2016c,
      • author = {Verschueren, R. and Zanon, M. and Quirynen, R. and Diehl, M.},
      • title = {A Sparsity Preserving Convexification Procedure for Indefinite Quadratic Programs Arising in Direct Optimal Control},
      • journal = {SIAM Journal on Optimization (accepted, preprint available at Optimization Online, 2016-06-5512)},
      • year = 2016
      • }
    •  Zanelli, A.; Quirynen, R.; Diehl, M., "An efficient inexact NMPC scheme with stability and feasibility guarantees", Proceedings of 10th IFAC Symposium on Nonlinear Control Systems, August 2016.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Zanelli2016,
      • author = {Zanelli, A. and Quirynen, R. and Diehl, M.},
      • title = {An efficient inexact NMPC scheme with stability and feasibility guarantees},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of 10th IFAC Symposium on Nonlinear Control Systems},
      • year = 2016,
      • address = {Monterey, CA, USA},
      • month = aug
      • }
    •  Albin, T.; Ritter, D.; Abel, D.; Liberda, N.; Quirynen, R.; Diehl, M., "Nonlinear MPC for a Two-Stage Turbocharged Gasoline Engine Airpath", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2015, pp. 849-856.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Albin2015,
      • author = {Albin, T. and Ritter, D. and Abel, D. and Liberda, N. and Quirynen, R. and Diehl, M.},
      • title = {Nonlinear MPC for a Two-Stage Turbocharged Gasoline Engine Airpath},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)},
      • year = 2015,
      • pages = {849--856}
      • }
    •  Kouzoupis, D.; Quirynen, R.; Frasch, J. V.; Diehl, M., "Block Condensing for Fast Nonlinear MPC with the Dual Newton Strategy", Proceedings of the IFAC Conference on Nonlinear Model Predictive Control (NMPC), 2015, vol. 48, pp. 26-31.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Kouzoupis2015b,
      • author = {Kouzoupis, D. and Quirynen, R. and Frasch, J. V. and Diehl, M.},
      • title = {Block Condensing for Fast Nonlinear MPC with the Dual Newton Strategy},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IFAC Conference on Nonlinear Model Predictive Control (NMPC)},
      • year = 2015,
      • volume = 48,
      • number = 23,
      • pages = {26--31}
      • }
    •  Quirynen, R.; Zanon, M.; Kozma, A.; Diehl, M., "A Compression Algorithm for Real-Time Distributed Nonlinear MPC", Proceedings of the European Control Conference (ECC), 2015, pp. 3422-3427.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Quirynen2015,
      • author = {Quirynen, R. and Zanon, M. and Kozma, A. and Diehl, M.},
      • title = {A Compression Algorithm for Real-Time Distributed Nonlinear MPC},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the European Control Conference (ECC)},
      • year = 2015,
      • pages = {3422--3427}
      • }
    •  Quirynen, R.; Gros, S.; Diehl, M., "Lifted implicit integrators for direct optimal control", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2015, pp. 3212-3217.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Quirynen2015a,
      • author = {Quirynen, R. and Gros, S. and Diehl, M.},
      • title = {Lifted implicit integrators for direct optimal control},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)},
      • year = 2015,
      • pages = {3212--3217}
      • }
    •  Quirynen, R.; Gros, S.; Diehl, M., "Inexact Newton based Lifted Implicit Integrators for fast Nonlinear MPC", Proceedings of the IFAC Conference on Nonlinear Model Predictive Control (NMPC), 2015, pp. 32-38.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Quirynen2015b,
      • author = {Quirynen, R. and Gros, S. and Diehl, M.},
      • title = {Inexact Newton based Lifted Implicit Integrators for fast Nonlinear MPC},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IFAC Conference on Nonlinear Model Predictive Control (NMPC)},
      • year = 2015,
      • pages = {32--38}
      • }
    •  Quirynen, R.; Vukov, M.; Diehl, M., "Multiple Shooting in a Microsecond" in Multiple Shooting and Time Domain Decomposition Methods, pp. 183-201, Springer, 2015.
      BibTeX
      • @Incollection{Quirynen2015c,
      • author = {Quirynen, R. and Vukov, M. and Diehl, M.},
      • title = {Multiple Shooting in a Microsecond},
      • booktitle = {Multiple Shooting and Time Domain Decomposition Methods},
      • year = 2015,
      • pages = {183--201},
      • publisher = {Springer}
      • }
    •  Schmied, R.; Waschl, H.; Quirynen, R.; Diehl, M.; del Re, L., "Nonlinear MPC for Emission Efficient Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control", Proceedings of the IFAC Conference on Nonlinear Model Predictive Control (NMPC), 2015.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Schmied2015,
      • author = {Schmied, R. and Waschl, H. and Quirynen, R. and Diehl, M. and del Re, L.},
      • title = {Nonlinear MPC for Emission Efficient Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IFAC Conference on Nonlinear Model Predictive Control (NMPC)},
      • year = 2015
      • }
    •  Debrouwere, F.; Vukov, M.; Quirynen, R.; Diehl, M.; Swevers, J., "Experimental Validation of Combined Nonlinear Optimal Control and Estimation of an Overhead Crane", Proceedings of the IFAC World Congress, 2014, pp. 9617-9622.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Debrouwere2014,
      • author = {Debrouwere, F. and Vukov, M. and Quirynen, R. and Diehl, M. and Swevers, J.},
      • title = {Experimental Validation of Combined Nonlinear Optimal Control and Estimation of an Overhead Crane},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IFAC World Congress},
      • year = 2014,
      • pages = {9617--9622}
      • }
    •  Gros, S.; Quirynen, R.; Diehl, M., "An Improved Real-time NMPC Scheme for Wind Turbine Control using Spline-Interpolated Aerodynamic Coefficients", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2014.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Gros2014b,
      • author = {Gros, S. and Quirynen, R. and Diehl, M.},
      • title = {An Improved Real-time NMPC Scheme for Wind Turbine Control using Spline-Interpolated Aerodynamic Coefficients},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)},
      • year = 2014
      • }
    •  Mehrkanoon, S.; Quirynen, R.; Diehl, M.; Suykens, J. AK, "LSSVM based initialization approach for parameter estimation of dynamical systems", Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 2014.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{Mehrkanoon2014,
      • author = {Mehrkanoon, S. and Quirynen, R. and Diehl, M. and Suykens, J. AK},
      • title = {LSSVM based initialization approach for parameter estimation of dynamical systems},
      • journal = {Journal of Physics: Conference Series},
      • year = 2014
      • }
    •  Quirynen, R.; Vukov, M.; Zanon, M.; Diehl, M., "Autogenerating Microsecond Solvers for Nonlinear MPC: a Tutorial Using ACADO Integrators", Optimal Control Applications and Methods, Vol. 36, pp. 685-704, 2014.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{Quirynen2014a,
      • author = {Quirynen, R. and Vukov, M. and Zanon, M. and Diehl, M.},
      • title = {Autogenerating Microsecond Solvers for Nonlinear MPC: a Tutorial Using ACADO Integrators},
      • journal = {Optimal Control Applications and Methods},
      • year = 2014,
      • volume = 36,
      • pages = {685--704}
      • }
    •  Quirynen, R.; Houska, B.; Vallerio, M.; Telen, D.; Logist, F.; Impe, J. Van; Diehl, M., "Symmetric Algorithmic Differentiation Based Exact Hessian SQP Method and Software for Economic MPC", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2014, pp. 2752-2757.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Quirynen2014c,
      • author = {Quirynen, R. and Houska, B. and Vallerio, M. and Telen, D. and Logist, F. and Impe, J. Van and Diehl, M.},
      • title = {Symmetric Algorithmic Differentiation Based Exact Hessian SQP Method and Software for Economic MPC},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)},
      • year = 2014,
      • pages = {2752--2757}
      • }
    •  Telen, D.; Logist, F.; Quirynen, R.; Houska, B.; Diehl, M.; Impe, J. Van, "Optimal experiment design for nonlinear dynamic (bio)chemical systems using sequential semidefinite programming", AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) Journal, Vol. 60, No. 5, pp. 1728-1739, 2014.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{Telen2014,
      • author = {Telen, D. and Logist, F. and Quirynen, R. and Houska, B. and Diehl, M. and Impe, J. Van},
      • title = {Optimal experiment design for nonlinear dynamic (bio)chemical systems using sequential semidefinite programming},
      • journal = {AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) Journal},
      • year = 2014,
      • volume = 60,
      • number = 5,
      • pages = {1728--1739}
      • }
    •  Quirynen, R.; Gros, S.; Diehl, M., "Fast auto generated ACADO integrators and application to MHE with multi-rate measurements", Proceedings of the European Control Conference (ECC), 2013, pp. 3077-3082.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Quirynen2013,
      • author = {Quirynen, R. and Gros, S. and Diehl, M.},
      • title = {Fast auto generated ACADO integrators and application to MHE with multi-rate measurements},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the European Control Conference (ECC)},
      • year = 2013,
      • pages = {3077--3082}
      • }
    •  Quirynen, R.; Gros, S.; Diehl, M., "Efficient NMPC for nonlinear models with linear subsystems", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2013, pp. 5101-5106.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Quirynen2013a,
      • author = {Quirynen, R. and Gros, S. and Diehl, M.},
      • title = {Efficient NMPC for nonlinear models with linear subsystems},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)},
      • year = 2013,
      • pages = {5101--5106}
      • }
    •  Gros, S.; Quirynen, R.; Diehl, M., "Aircraft Control Based on Fast Nonlinear MPC & Multiple-shooting", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2012.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Gros2012e,
      • author = {Gros, S. and Quirynen, R. and Diehl, M.},
      • title = {Aircraft Control Based on Fast Nonlinear MPC & Multiple-shooting},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)},
      • year = 2012
      • }
    •  Quirynen, R., "Automatic code generation of Implicit Runge-Kutta integrators with continuous output for fast embedded optimization", 2012, KU Leuven.
      BibTeX
      • @Mastersthesis{Quirynen2012,
      • author = {Quirynen, R.},
      • title = {Automatic code generation of Implicit Runge-Kutta integrators with continuous output for fast embedded optimization},
      • school = {KU Leuven},
      • year = 2012
      • }
    •  Quirynen, R.; Vukov, M.; Diehl, M., "Auto Generation of Implicit Integrators for Embedded NMPC with Microsecond Sampling Times", Proceedings of the 4th IFAC Nonlinear Model Predictive Control Conference, 2012, pp. 175-180.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Quirynen2012a,
      • author = {Quirynen, R. and Vukov, M. and Diehl, M.},
      • title = {Auto Generation of Implicit Integrators for Embedded NMPC with Microsecond Sampling Times},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the 4th IFAC Nonlinear Model Predictive Control Conference},
      • year = 2012,
      • pages = {175--180}
      • }