Four Lectures on Optimal Control Problem

September 21, 22, 26, 28, 2016
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  • Matthias Gerdts, Institute of Mathematics and Applied Computing Department of Aerospace Engineering Universität der Bundeswehr München

Venue: Department of Industrial Engineering via Sommarive 9, Povo - Trento

Lecture September 21, 2016 (room B105 11:00-13:00)
ntroduction to Optimal Control Problems (OCP), overview and examples.

Lecture September 22, 2016 (room B104 15:00-17:00)
heoretical foundations and necessary conditions for problems with Ordinary Differential Equations (ODE) or Differential Algebraic Equations (DAE). Indirect methods solution technique.

Lecture September 26, 2016 (room B104 9:00-11:00)
Direct discretisation, collocation and shooting approaches. Link to control techniques such as Model Predictive Control (MPC).

Lecture September 28, 2016 (room B105 11:00-13:00)
Advanced technique for OCP. Mixed integer formulations, sensitivity analysis, bilevel OCP.

Matthias Gerdts is full professor in Engineering Mathematics at Universität der Bundeswehr München and is actively working on optimal control and parameter identification with ODEs, DAEs and PDEs, semismooth Newton methods, nonlinear programming, mixedinteger optimal control, realtime optimization and realtime optimal control, scientific computing and applications in engineering sciences and industry. Is author of 2 books, 36 publication in peer-reviewed journals and 26 publications in proceedings and book chapters. He done more than 100 scientific talks at international conferences and workshops, amongst them 5 plenary talks and keynote lectures.