November 8, 2018
On November 2, 2018, the Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems ran a one-day event titled “Control@MIT.” Organized by Prof. Jonathan How, the event hosted approximately 100 people, which included faculty, PIs, students, and postdocs from the Departments of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Mechanical Engineering, as well as the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, Lincoln Laboratory, and Harvard.
The event focused on the field of systems and control, which is a vibrant and dynamic research area, with a growing impact across an impressive range of domains — from bioengineering and robotics to manufacturing and telecommunications. The aim of Control@MIT was to bring together the numerous MIT sub-communities involved in control and to share current research, discuss challenges and opportunities in the field, and identify opportunities for collaboration and future research.
The event involved a vast number of stimulating talks on a wide array of topics by faculty and researchers spanning from various departments (see the detailed schedule). The talks reinforced the message that control is a central component of the research frontier in a wide variety of contexts, and continues to provide opportunities for deep methodological research.