Didier Henrion: Course on LMI optimization with applications in control

Mon, 03/10/2014 - Fri, 03/14/2014

This is a course for graduate students or researchers with a background in linear control systems, linear algebra and convex optimization. The focus is on semidefinite programming (SDP), or optimization over linear matrix inequalities (LMIs), an extension of linear programming to the cone of positive semidefinite matrices. Since the 1990s, LMI methods have found numerous applications mostly in combinatorial optimization, systems control and signal processing.

The lecturer - Prof. Didier Henrion - is a well-recognized contributor to the domain of applications of optimization techniques in advanced control. Besides his affiliation with LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France,  he also has a par-time affiliation with Faculty of Electrical Engineering at Czech Technical University in Prague.

The course is given at the Charles Square campus of the Czech Technical University, in the historical center of Prague (Karlovo Namesti 13, 12135 Praha 2) during the second week of March 2014. It consists of six two-hour lectures, given on Monday 10 March, Thursday 13 March and Friday 14 March, from 10am to noon and from 2pm to 4pm.

The course is given in room E14, ground floor, to your left handside when entering building E. Please refer to these maps for instructions to reach this building. The campus entrance is restricted to badge holders, so please ask the doorperson to let you in through the electronic gates.

The course is primarily aimed at students from the Czech Technical University in Prague, yet external participants are welcome. There is no registration fee. Please note that the Czech Technical University will not provide assistance regarding traveling and accomodation in Prague.

More information including the lecture slides can be found on the course website.