november 2012

Cari colleghi, vi inoltro la newsletter della I-RAS. Cordiali saluti, Gianluca ----------------------- ----------------------- INDICE 1. ANALYSIS OF COMPLEX NETWORKS: STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS 2. euRobotics Week 2012 3. corso di dottorato su Advanced Robotic Grasping 4. Research Position in Urban Autonomous Driving 5. 2013 International EECI Graduate School on Control ----------------------- ----------------------- 1. ANALYSIS OF COMPLEX NETWORKS: STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS February 20-22, 2013, Politecnico di Milano Scientific course organized by DEIB - Politecnico di Milano and SICC - Italian Society for Chaos and Complexity A network is a set of agents pairwise connected by links. Despite the simplicity of this definition, the theoretical properties of networks are extremely rich and diversified. Most notably, networks turn out to be extremely flexible in modeling a wide variety of phenomena characterized by a large number of interconnected elementary units: social networks, the Internet and the WWW, sensor networks, ecological communities, biochemical systems, energy transportation networks, economic and financial networks, are just but a few examples. The course is part of the teaching activities organized by the PhD Program in Information Technology at Politecnico di Milano, yet it is not only addressed to PhD students, but to all researchers working in any areas of science and engineering and interested in the theory and applications of complex networks. The aim is to illustrate the fundamental theoretical notions as well as a number of applications in specific fields. The basic definitions, a few useful indicators, and the most important network models are first introduced ("structure"). Then, dynamical systems interacting through the network will be considered, to illustrate how phenomena such as epidemic/information diffusion or large-scale consensus and synchronization can be dealt with ("dynamics"). LECTURERS Renato Casagrandi, Politecnico di Milano Fabio Dercole, Politecnico di Milano Fabrizio De Vico Fallani, CNRS UMR-7225, CRICM - Hôpital de La Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris Mario Di Bernardo, University of Naples "Federico II" Giorgio Fagiolo, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa Carlo Piccardi, Politecnico di Milano Sergio Rinaldi, Politecnico di Milano Alessandro Rizzo, Politecnico di Bari Roberto Tempo, CNR-IEIIT, Politecnico di Torino PROGRAM - Networks and their topology. Distance, diameter, clustering coefficient, degree distribution, measures of centrality. Network models: random, small-world, scale-free. Community analysis - The PageRank computation in Google, randomized algorithms, web aggregation and consensus of multi-agent systems - The international-trade network: empirical evidence and modeling - Networks in the brain - Contact processes on networks: dynamics of epidemic diseases - Networks of dynamical systems and collective behaviors - Emergence of spatial patterns and Turing instability - Master-slave synchronization - Master Stability Function approach - Connection Graph Stability method - Topological indicators of synchronization propensity - Evolution of biological networks toward synchrony and chaos - Adaptation and evolution for synchronization and control of complex networks - Consensus-based distributed estimation in sensor networks ----------------------- ----------------------- 2. euRobotics Week 2012 La euRobotics Week 2012 ( si terrà dal 26 novembre al 2 dicembre c.a. con modalità analoghe a quelle dello scorso anno. Scuola di Robotica è Coordinatore Nazionale. ----------------------- ----------------------- 3. corso di dottorato su Advanced Robotic Grasping Cari Amici, nella settimana 26-30 Novembre a Siena si terrà un corso di dottorato su Advanced Robotic Grasping. Il corso è organizzato nell'ambito della Scuola di Dottorato in Ingegneria e Scienze dell'Informazione dell'Università di Siena. Il corso è aperto a tutti i dottorandi e ricercatori interessati al tema. Tutte le informazioni sul corso sono disponibili al seguente link Per partecipare al corso è sufficiente inviare una email al sottoscritto. Cordiali Saluti _Domenico Prattichizzo Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione Università di Siena via Roma 56 53100 Siena ----------------------- ----------------------- 4. Research Position in Urban Autonomous Driving The IRA lab. of Dept. Informatica, Sistemistica and Comunicazione of Universita` degli Studi di Milano - Bicocca has an opening for a 1-year research fellowship in the framework of an applied research project, co-funded by Regione Lombardia, the university, and Info Solution S.p.A., a SME specializing in embedded control and guidance applications. One of the objectives of the funding programme is to ease the recruiting of the fellow by the company after the fellowiship, by introducing her/him to the company by sharing the project tasks, spending short period of time at the company premises, and having the company introducing the fellow to their software development process (~MIL-STD-498). Therefore the activity will take place at the university (where both a research vehicle and suitable private spaces for trials are available) as well as at the company premises. The project title is "OMMAVE: Odometria Multi-sensoriale per la Mobilità Automatica di VEicoli" (Multi-sensorial odometry for the automatic mobility of vehicles). In short, the project objective reads: "A localization component for autonomously driven vehicles will be developed. This component will integrate with the GPS signal, overcoming its absences, due to vegetation, buildings. clouds, etc. The component will exploit data from sensors as cameras, laser scanners, and inertials." The candidate one needs to hold a laurea magistrale degree or equivalent degree, implying at least 5 years after completion of high school, in a scientific or technological area; a Ph.D. degree is preferred, but it is not required. The candidate will have to: - have good programming abilities; - have an introductory knowledge of: - analytic and projective geometry, and linear algebra, - mechanics of bodies, representation of rototranslations, - robotics, and Bayesian filtering, - software engineering, - C and C++ programming languages, - Matlab programming environment, - OpenCV library. "Nice to have" competences are: - writing capabilities of contributions to international conferences / journals, - knowledge of the graphic programming environment gnome under linux, - knowledge of the graphic programming environment QT, - knowledge of public domain cartographic systems, - design of printed circuit boards. The fellowship is worth about 1430eur/month. The deadline for submitting the application is November 22nd, 2012. The selection will be performed by a commission of professors of the Department Informatica, Sistemistica e Comunicazione, basing on the evaluation of the submitted documentation, and an interview. The interview is scheduled for November 30th, 2012 at about 11:30am (GMT+1). Candidates can ask to arrange a telematic interview at the same time. The call can be found at the following links: Further details can be asked to prof. Domenico G. Sorrenti tel: +39 026448.7841, email: ----------------------- ----------------------- 5. 2013 International EECI Graduate School on Control The 2013 edition of the *International EECI Graduate School on Control* will take place from mid-January to May 2013. This year, 26 modules are proposed, among which 20 at Gif-sur-Yvette (Supelec, south of Paris, France), 2 at Istanbul (Turkey), 2 at L’Aquila (Italy) and 2 at Belgrade (Serbia). Each of these modules is programmed on one week (21 hours) and will be taught by a renowned expert of the domain. Master and PhD students may apply to financial support to partially cover travel and living expenses. The deadline for advanced registration to the 2013 International EECI Graduate School on control is *20/12/2012*. Full information is available at The program includes: --> Randomized Algorithms for Systems and Control: Theory and Applications by Roberto Tempo, Fabrizio Dabbene --> Uncertain Optimization via Sample-Based Approaches by Marco C. Campi, Simone Garatti --> Model Predictive Control by Eduado F. Camacho --> The Transverse Function Control Approach for Highly Nonlinear Systems by Claude Samson, Pascal Morin --> Design and analysis tools for physical control systems by Antonio Loria, Elena Panteley --> Normal Forms for Nonlinear Control Systems and Their Applications by Witold Respondek --> Decentralized and Distributed Control by Giancarlo Ferrari-Trecate, Marcello Farina --> Modeling and Control of Automotive and Aerospace Engines and Powerplants by Ilya Kolmanovsky --> Stability and Control of Time-delay Systems by Wim Michiels, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu --> Recent Advances of Sliding Mode Control by Vadim I. Utkin --> Control of Nonlinear Delay Systems and PDEs by Miroslav Krstic --> Verification and Correct-by-Construction Synthesis of Control Protocols for Networked Systems by Richard Murray, Ufuk Topcu, Nok Wongpiromsarn --> Input Saturation: Control Design and Anti-windup by Sophie Tarbouriech, Luca Zaccarian --> Traffic Modeling and Estimation at the Age of Smartphones by Alexandre M. Bayen, Dan Work, Christian Claudel --> Model Predictive Control by Jan Maciejowski --> About Nonlinear Digital Control by Dorothée Normand-Cyrot, Salvatore Monaco --> Event-triggered and Self-triggered Control by W.P.M.H. Heemels, Karl-Henrik Johansson, Paulo Tabuada --> Stochastic Control with Contemporary Methods and Applications by Roger W. Brockett --> Symbolic control design of Cyber-Physical systems by Maria Domenica Di Benedetto, Giordano Pola, Alessandro Borri --> Nonlinear and Adaptive Control by Alessandro Astolfi, Romeo Ortega --> Distributed Control by A. Stephen Morse --> Extremum Seeking Control: Analysis and Design by Dragan Nesic --> Robust Hybrid Control Systems by Ricardo Sanfelice --> Optimality, Stabilization, and Feedback in Nonlinear Control by Francis Clarke --> Modeling and estimation for control by Emmanuel Witrant --> Switched Systems and Control by Daniel M. Liberzon Contact: Organisers: Antoine Chaillet, Francoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue, Elena Panteley ----------------------- -----------------------