IDeA Labs Students Attend Conference on Decision and Control in Las Vegas

December 12, 2016

Eight IDeA Labs graduate and undergraduate students, and their resident postdoctoral associate Alma Wilson, made the trek with their advisor, Professor Warnick, to Las Vegas to attend the 2016 Conference on Decision and Control, December 12th - 14th. This premier meeting, sponsored by IEEE, SIAM, and INFORMS, brings leading researchers from around the world together to present the latest results in systems and control theory and its applications.

Three former lab members welcomed their lab-mates at the conference. Daniel Fullmer, a Ph.D. candidate at Yale University, presented his paper entitledA Distributed Algorithm for Computing a Common Fixed Point of a Family of Paracontractions, David Grimsman, a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of California at Santa Barbara presented his paper entitled Deadbeat-Like Approximations for Sequencing Non-Rigid Heaps, whilePhilip Pare, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, presented his paper entitled On the Analysis of a Continuous-Time Bi-Virus Model. Also,Professor Richard Murry of Caltech, Ph.D. advisor of former IDeA Labs member Enoch Yeung, presented the Bode Lecture onFuture Directions in Control: A Look Backwards and Forwards.

The group reported that the trip was a tremendous learning experience, giving them a chance to see the latest research, meet leaders in the field, and be inspired with new ideas for their own work. The lab will follow-up by reading and discussing the best papers from the meeting in the subsequent semesters weekly group meeting.