In the last three decades or so, numerically viable algorithms and the associated computational software have been developed for many core linear algebra problems arising in the design and analysis of control systems. Unfortunately, these algorithms and software are not very widely known to most practicing engineers and even to some academic researchers working on systems and control and a variety of application areas. The purpose of this two-day workshop is to give a brief overview of these algorithms and software. Mathematical jargons will be kept to a minimum and basic numerical linear algebra techniques which are absolutely necessary to understand learn the material will be done during the workshop itself. All the major aspects, including numerically viable tests for state-space and frequency response computations, controllability and observability, stability and feedback stabilization, pole placement, solutions of Lyapunov and Riccati equations, design of observer, Kalman Filter, H-infinity control, and LQG design will be covered. If time permits, some aspects of active vibration control will be discussed too. The workshop will be of interest to applied and computational mathematicians, control, vibration, aerospace, biomedical and other practicing engineers and academic researchers working on various application areas of control. The lectures will be based on the author's book " Numerical Methods for Control Systems Design and Analysis", Elsevier-Academic Press, 2003 (Indian Edition now available).
Prof Biswa Nath Datta, an IEEE Fellow and Distinguished Research Professor at Northern Illinois University is visiting the Department of Electrical Engineering on November 19th and 20th. He has kindly agreed to conduct a workshop on Numerical linear algebra as applied to Control theory.Prof Datta shall give two talks (a) Nov 19th at 1600 hours in EEG 302 (b) Nov 20th at 1530 hours in EEG 303