Zdeněk Hurák: A few words and whole lotta photos from California...
Fri, 03/27/2015

2pm at K14 room. Informal reporting on the seven-month stay at University of California at Santa Barbara within Fulbright Program in the winter thru summer 2014. A few words, a whole lotta photos from all around California...

Eva Žáčeková and Matěj Pčolka: Identification and Control Aspects of Model Predictive Control
Fri, 03/20/2015

The presentation will introduce some topics related to practical use of model predictive control. Apart from many advantages which MPC brings, a need for reliable mathematical model of the controlled system can be seen as a requirement that is rather complicated to fulfill. This becomes even more delicate in case of real operation where identification experiments are inacceptable due to many economical/operational reasons. Therefore, the first part of the presentation will focus on challenges that accompany identification for model-based control.

Kamil Dolinský: Method of maximum likelihood and its application to identification of mechanical systems
Fri, 03/13/2015

Friday control theory seminar. In K14 at 2pm. One hour. Kamil's talk will be devoted to the experimental identification of mechanical systems such as manipulator robots and similar machines via the method of Least Squares and the Maximum Likelihood method. Related to this problem is the regression problem when regressors are measured with an error with known statistical properties. An introduction to this topic will be also covered.

Kristian Hengster-Movric: Synchronizing Region Approach to Identical LTI System State Synchronization Distributed Control - Continuous and discrete-time systems, state, output-feedback and delays
Fri, 02/27/2015

Friday control theory seminar. Starts as usual: 2pm at K14. Open to anyone, even interested students and colleagues from other departments.

AIME@CZ - Czech workshop on applied mathematics in engineering
Mon, 02/23/2015 - Wed, 02/25/2015

The workshop, organized by Didier Henrion, Josef Malek, Tomas Pajdla, Zdenek Strakos and Miroslav Tuma, aims at reporting recent achievements in applied mathematics in engineering on the Czech scene. It is a follow-up of a series of previous similar workshops that took place in Prague in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014. See more at


Jiří Dostál: Decentralized Pumping in Hydronic Networks
Fri, 02/20/2015

Friday control theory seminar, starting at 2pm at K14 room. Estimated time one hour including discussion. 

Jiří Dostál is a doctoral student at our department (his advisor is prof. Vladimír Havlena) and he is going to inform us about his lates achievements for which he was even awarded the best paper award at 2014 CACS International Automatic Control Conference (CACS 2014).

Dan Martinec: Wave based control - irrational transfer function in control of vehicular platoons
Fri, 02/13/2015

This talk will present an update on a doctoral research in the domain of distributed control of vehicular platoons.  After a brief introduction of basic platooning control algorithms, principles of the Wave based control (WBC) will be explained. We start by deriving the irrational Wave Transfer Function and show a few novel methods how to approximate it with a rational transfer function. Later will be presented how the WBC can be applied in control of vehicular platoons. The talk will be concluded by presenting open problems in the WBC field.

Doc. Petr Horáček: Modeling and simulation of dynamical systems in industry
Fri, 02/06/2015

Friday control theory seminar. This time we will start at 1pm (beware that normally we start the regular friday seminars at 2pm)! The expected duration is 60 to 90 minutes including the discussion. The seminar will be exceptionally held in Zengerova posluchárna on Karlovo náměstí campus.

Dr. Prateek Benhal: AC Electric Field Induced Dipole-Based On-Chip 3D Cell Rotation
Fri, 01/30/2015

Friday control theory seminar starting at 2pm in K14 room.  Our new postdoctoral researcher - Prateek Benhal, who joined the AA4CC team in the late fall 2014, is going to inform us about his achievements during his previous (doctoral) research at University of Canterbury, New Zealand. 

Ivo Herman: Research in distributed control in Jan Lunze's group in Bochum
Fri, 12/12/2014

Starts at 14:00 in K14 room. Abstrakt: A few days ago I returned from a short visit to lab of professor Jan Lunze at Bochum University. I got the opportunity to talk to Ph.D. students there who have been working in distributed control and think that many of their research topics might be also interesting for us. The topics they explore are, e. g., LQR control of heterogenous formations, self-organizing networks or plug and play distributed controller reconfiguration. In some papers they even cite works of our colleagues.