Applied Mathematics for Some Industrial Problems

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 1:25pm - 2:25pm
Lind 305
Mouhacine Benosman (Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories)
In this talk I will briefly present an overview of MERL, where I will mention how applied mathematics is used in our different projects, and then I will focus on a specific applied math. field, namely, nonlinear control theory. I will show the application of nonlinear control to some industrial problems. Some examples are nonlinear Lyapunov-based control for rope sway mitigation, continuous optimization-based control for electromagnetic brakes, and Lithiun-Ion batteries model estimation using Guassian processes.


Dr. Benosman is a Senior Research Scientist at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) in Cambdrige, USA, before joining MERL he worked at universities in Reims university, France, Strathclyde University, Scotland, and National University of Singapore. His research interests include modeling and nonlinear control of flexible systems, nonlinear robust and fault tolerant control, vibration suppression in industrial systems, multi-agent distributed control with applications to smart-grid, and machine learning and adaptive control for nonlinear systems. Mouhacine has published a monograph about learning-based adaptive control, more than 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers, and more than 20 patents in the field of mechatronics systems control. He is a senior member of the IEEE and an Associate Editor of the Control System Society Conference Editorial Board.