Date & Time:
Tuesday, July 23, 2013; 12:00 PM
This talk will present the breadth of research activities in the Intelligent Systems, Automation & Control Laboratory at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, ranging from building systems control to additive manufacturing and adaptive optics. In particular, we will focus on the modeling and control design paradigms for intelligent building systems and smart LED lighting systems. Since building systems have substantial variability of occupancy, usage, ambient environment, and physical properties over time, strategies for "model-free" control algorithms for building temperature control will be illustrated. The seminar will also discuss the state-of-the-art in feedback control of lighting systems and demonstrate the efficacy of distributed control and consensus type algorithms for these large-scale lighting systems. Finally, some interesting examples of bio-inspired estimation from blurry images for adaptive optics will be presented.
Dr. Sandipan Mishra
Renssealer Polytechnic Institute
Sandipan Mishra received his B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in 2002 and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California Berkeley in 2008. Dr. Mishra joined RPI's faculty in the Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering Department in Fall 2010. He is the recipient of the NSF Early CAREER award in 2013 on additive manufacturing. His research interests are in the area of systems and control theory, learning control, nonlinear estimation, and precision mechatronics, as applied to additive manufacturing, smart building systems, and adaptive optics.