MECC 2021 2021 Modeling, Estimation and Control Conference October 24-27, 2021. Online and UT Austin, USA
  
2021 Modeling, Estimation and Control Conference
October 24-27, 2021, Online and UT Austin, USA

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Last updated on October 10, 2021. This conference program is tentative and subject to change

Technical Program for Monday October 25, 2021

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MoP1L Room T6
Plenary Talk: Modeling and Mitigating Molecular Loads for Genetic Circuit
Engineering
Plenary Session
Chair: Fathy, Hosam K.University of Maryland
Co-Chair: Wang, JunminUniversity of Texas at Austin
 
09:00-09:55, Paper MoP1L.1 
Modeling and Mitigating Molecular Loads for Genetic Circuit Engineering

Del Vecchio, DomitillaMIT
 
MoAT1 Room T1
Modeling, Estimation, and Control Applications Regular Session
Chair: Brennan, SeanPennsylvania State University
Co-Chair: Xu, ChuThe University of Maryland
 
10:00-10:20, Paper MoAT1.1 
A Digital Twin Framework for Mechanical System Health State Estimation

Toothman, MaxwellUniversity of Michigan
Braun, BirgitDow
Bury, Scott J.Dow Chemical Company
Dessauer, MichaelDow Chemical Company
Henderson, KaytlinDow Chemical Company
Phillips, StevenDow Chemical Company
Yixin, YeDow Chemical Company
Tilbury, Dawn M.Univ of Michigan
Moyne, JamesUniv of Michigan
Barton, KiraUniversity of Michigan
 
10:20-10:40, Paper MoAT1.2 
Weighted Expectation-Maximisation Algorithm for Parameter Estimation of Misspecified Dynamical Models: Application to Vehicle Dynamics

Matz, JulesUniversité De Haute-Alsace
Birouche, AbderazikUniversité of Haute Alsace
Mourllion, BenjaminUHA
Bouziani, FethiINPG
Basset, MichelUniversité De Haute-Alsace
 
10:40-11:00, Paper MoAT1.3 
Iterative Learning Control Strategy for a Furuta Pendulum System with Variable-Order Linearization

Ehlers Binz, RicardoCentraleSupélec
Aranovskiy, StanislavCentraleSupelec - IETR
 
11:00-11:20, Paper MoAT1.4 
Realization of Excavator Loading Operation by Nonlinear Model Predictive Control with Bucket Load Estimation

Ishihara, ShinjiHitachi, Ltd., Research & Development Group
Kanazawa, AkiraHitachi Ltd,
Narikawa, RyuHitachi, Ltd
 
11:20-11:40, Paper MoAT1.5 
Fast Allan Variance (FAVAR) and Dynamic Fast Allan Variance (D-FAVAR) Algorithms for Both Regularly and Irregularly Sampled Data

Maddipatla, Srivenkata Satya PrasadPennsylvania State University
Haeri, HosseinUniversity of Massachusetts Lowell
Jerath, KshitijUniversity of Massachusetts Lowell
Brennan, SeanPennsylvania State University
 
MoAT2 Room T2
Machine Learning in Modeling, Estimation, and Control Regular Session
Chair: Ren, JuanIowa State University
Co-Chair: Chen, YangQuanUniversity of California, Merced
 
10:00-10:20, Paper MoAT2.1 
Modelling Vortex-Induced Loads Using Recurrent Neural Networks

Foster, Joshua AVrije Universiteit Brussel
De Troyer, TimVrije Universiteit Brussel
Runacres, Mark CVrije Universiteit Brussel
Decuyper, JanVrije Universiteit Brussel
 
10:20-10:40, Paper MoAT2.2 
Long Short-Term Memory Neural Network-Based System Identification and Augmented Predictive Control of Piezoelectric Actuators for Precise Trajectory Tracking

Patil, MayurIowa State University
Charuku, BharatIowa State University
Ren, JuanIowa State University
 
10:40-11:00, Paper MoAT2.3 
Learning-Based Robust Model Predictive Control for Sector-Bounded Lur'e Systems

Seel, KatrineNTNU
Haring, MarkSINTEF Digital
Grøtli, Esten IngarSINTEF ICT
Pettersen, Kristin Y.Norwegian Univ. of Science and Tech
Gravdahl, Jan TommyNorwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
 
11:00-11:20, Paper MoAT2.4 
Fault Cause Assignment with Physics Informed Transfer Learning

Guc, FurkanUniversity of California, Merced
Chen, YangQuanUniversity of California, Merced
 
11:20-11:40, Paper MoAT2.5 
Cautious Nonlinear Covariance Steering Using Variational Gaussian Process Predictive Models

Tsolovikos, AlexandrosThe University of Texas at Austin
Bakolas, EfstathiosThe University of Texas at Austin
 
11:40-12:00, Paper MoAT2.6 
A Gaussian Process Based Approach to Estimate Wind Speed Using SCADA Measurements from a Wind Turbine

Bezerra Rufino Ferreira Paiva, EduardoIFP Energies Nouvelles
Nguyen, Hoai-NamIFP Energies Nouvelles
Lepreux, OlivierIFP Energies Nouvelles
Bresch-Pietri, DelphineMINES ParisTech
 
MoAT3 Room T3
Robotics and Biomechanics Regular Session
Chair: Ashrafiuon, HashemVillanova Univesity
Co-Chair: Kumar, ManishUniversity of Cincinnati
 
10:00-10:20, Paper MoAT3.1 
Extended Capture Point and Optimization-Based Control for Quadrupedal Robot Walking on Dynamic Rigid Surfaces

Iqbal, AmirUniversity of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
Gu, YanUniversity of Massachusetts Lowell
 
10:20-10:40, Paper MoAT3.2 
Mixed Use of Analytical Derivatives and Algorithmic Differentiation for NMPC of Robot Manipulators

Astudillo, AlejandroKU Leuven
Carpentier, JustinInria, Ecole Normale Supérieure, PSL Research University
Gillis, JorisKU Leuven
Pipeleers, GoeleKatholieke Universiteit Leuven
Swevers, JanK. U. Leuven
 
10:40-11:00, Paper MoAT3.3 
Disturbance Attenuation through Real-Time Optimization of PD Gains for a Two-Link Robot

Naseradinmousavi, PeimanSan Diego State University
Ashrafiuon, HashemVillanova Univesity
Bertino, AlexanderSan Diego State University
 
11:00-11:20, Paper MoAT3.4 
Robust Deep Reinforcement Learning for Quadcopter Control

Deshpande, Aditya MilindUniversity of Cincinnati
Minai, AliUniversity of Cincinnati
Kumar, ManishUniversity of Cincinnati
 
11:20-11:40, Paper MoAT3.5 
Model Predictive Control of Biomechanical Sit-To-Stand

Iqbal, KamranUniv of Arkansas at Little Rock
 
11:40-12:00, Paper MoAT3.6 
Variance Reduction of Quadcopter Trajectory Tracking in Turbulent Wind

Tabassum, AsmaOklahoma State University
Vuppala, Rohit K S SOklahoma State University
Bai, HeOklahoma State University
Kara, KursatOklahoma State University
 
MoAT4 Room T4
Soft, Space, and Marine Robotics Regular Session
Chair: Zheng, MinghuiUniversity at Buffalo
Co-Chair: Zhang, JunUniversity of Nevada Reno
 
10:00-10:20, Paper MoAT4.1 
Adaptive Parameter Estimation of a Steerable Drifter

Gaskell, EricMichigan State University
Tan, XiaoboMichigan State Univ
 
10:20-10:40, Paper MoAT4.2 
Averaged Modeling of Pectoral Fin-Actuated Robotic Fish

Castaño, MariaMichigan States University
Tan, XiaoboMichigan State Univ
 
10:40-11:00, Paper MoAT4.3 
Model-Based Estimation of the Line Tension in a fishing Reel

Dettù, FedericoPolitecnico Di Milano
Centurioni, MarcoPolitecnico Di Milano
Formentin, SimonePolitecnico Di Milano
Savaresi, SergioPolitecnico Di Milano
 
11:00-11:20, Paper MoAT4.4 
Burrowing Locomotion Via Crack Propagation of a Bio-Inspired Soft Robot

Lathrop, JohnUniversity of Maryland
Paley, Derek A.University of Maryland
 
11:20-11:40, Paper MoAT4.5 
Robust Control of Rotation-Floating Space Robots with Flexible Appendages for On-Orbit Servicing

Kraïem, SofianeISAE-SUPAERO
Rognant, MathieuONERA
Biannic, Jean-MarcONERA
Briere, YvesUniversity of Toulouse
 
11:40-12:00, Paper MoAT4.6 
A Twisted String Actuator-Driven Soft Robotic Manipulator

Bombara, DavidUniversity of Nevada, Reno
Coulter, RyanUniversity of Nevada, Reno
Konda, RevanthAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
Zhang, JunUniversity of Nevada Reno
 
MoAT5 Room T5
Advanced Vehicle Safety Controls Invited Session
Chair: Chen, YanArizona State University
Co-Chair: Chen, PingenTennessee Technological University
Organizer: HomChaudhuri, BaisravanIllinois Institute of Technology
Organizer: Jerath, KshitijUniversity of Massachusetts Lowell
Organizer: Chen, PingenTennessee Technological University
 
10:00-10:20, Paper MoAT5.1 
Real-Time Adaptive Threshold Adjustment for Lane Detection Application under Different Lighting Conditions Using Model-Free Control (I)

Zhou, YujingThe University of Texas at Austin
Wang, ZejiangThe University of Texas at Austin
Wang, JunminUniversity of Texas at Austin
 
10:20-10:40, Paper MoAT5.2 
Safety-Guaranteed Driving Control of Automated Vehicles Via Integrated CLFs and CDBFs (I)

Huang, YiwenArizona State University
Chen, YanArizona State University
 
10:40-11:00, Paper MoAT5.3 
A Three-Phase Framework for Global Path Planning for Nonholonomic Autonomous Vehicles on 3D Terrains (I)

Shen, CongkaiUniversity of Michigan
Yu, SiyuanUniversity of Michigan
Ersal, TulgaUniversity of Michigan
 
11:00-11:20, Paper MoAT5.4 
Adaptive and Reference Shaping Control for Steer-By-Wire Vehicles in High Speed Maneuvers (I)

Srinivasan, SrivatsanClemson University
Schmid, MatthiasClemson University
Krovi, VenkatClemson University
 
11:20-11:40, Paper MoAT5.5 
A Safety Guaranteed Control Framework to Integrate Actuator Dynamics Via Control-Dependent Barrier Functions (I)

Huang, YiwenArizona State University
Chen, YanArizona State University
 
11:40-12:00, Paper MoAT5.6 
A Novel IDS-Based Control Design for Tire Blowout (I)

Li, AoArizona State University
Chen, YanArizona State University
Lin, Wen-ChiaoUniv. of Michigan
Du, XinyuGeneral Motors Global R&D
 
MoSPL1 Room T9
Semi-Plenary Talk: Bridging the Gap: Using Real World Problems to Unveil
Deep Control Principles
Semi-Plenary Session
Chair: Fathy, Hosam K.University of Maryland
Co-Chair: Sarkar, SoumikIowa State University
 
12:05-12:55, Paper MoSPL1.1 
Bridging the Gap: Using Real World Problems to Unveil Deep Control Principles

Abramovitch, Daniel Y.Agilent Technologies
 
MoSPL2 Room T6
Semi-Plenary Talk: Trust and Risk in Human-Autonomy Interaction: A Systems
and Control Perspective
Semi-Plenary Session
Chair: Wang, JunminUniversity of Texas at Austin
Co-Chair: Hoelzle, DavidOhio State University
 
12:05-12:55, Paper MoSPL2.1 
Trust and Risk in Human-Autonomy Interaction: A Systems and Control Perspective

Wang, YueClemson Univeristy
 
MoNW1 Room T8
Industry-Led Research Roadmap Panel on Control Engineering in the Age of AI Special Session
Chair: Sarkar, SoumikIowa State University
Co-Chair: Siegel, JasonUniversity of Michigan
 
MoNW2 Room T7
Social Networking Session 1 Social Session
Chair: Djurdjanovic, DraganUniversity of Texas
Co-Chair: Wang, JunminUniversity of Texas at Austin
 
MoBT1 Room T1
Vibrations: Modeling, Analysis, and Control Invited Session
Chair: Zheng, MinghuiUniversity at Buffalo
Co-Chair: Zuo, LeiVirginia Tech
Organizer: Zheng, MinghuiUniversity at Buffalo
 
14:00-14:20, Paper MoBT1.1 
Electromagnetic Energy Harvesting from Train Induced Railway Bridge Vibrations (I)

Mi, Jia2768804508
Zuo, LeiVirginia Tech
 
14:20-14:40, Paper MoBT1.2 
On the Problem of On-Board Early Detection of Hunting on Rail Vehicles: An Exploratory Study (I)

Kritikakos, KiriakosUniversity of Patras
Fassois, Spilios D.Univ. of Patras
Sakellariou, John S.University of Patras
Chronopoulos, IliasAttiko Metro S.A
Deloukas, AlexandrosAttiko Metro S.A
Iliopoulos, Ilias A.University of Patras
Leoutsakos, GeorgeAttiko Metro S.A
Tountas, IliasAttiko Metro S.A
Vlachospyros, GeorgiosUniversity of Patras
 
14:40-15:00, Paper MoBT1.3 
Control Co-Design and Characterization of a Power Takeoff for Wave Energy Conversion Based on Active Mechanical Motion Rectification (I)

Yang, LishengVirginia Tech
Huang, JianuoVirginia Tech
Congpuong, NobVirginia Tech
Chen, ShuoVirginia Tech
Mi, JiaVirginia Tech
Bacelli, GiorgioSandia National Laboratories
Zuo, LeiVirginia Tech
 
15:00-15:20, Paper MoBT1.4 
Closed-Form Solutions of Bending-Torsion Coupled Forced Vibrations of a Piezoelectric Energy Harvester under a Fluid Vortex (I)

Zhao, XiangSouthwest Petroleum University
Zhu, WeidongUniv. of Maryland Baltimore County
Li, YinghuiSouthwest Jiaotong University
 
15:20-15:40, Paper MoBT1.5 
Multi-Resonance Phenomena in Stochastic Resonance Energy Harvesting: Influence of Periodic Signal Magnitude and Noise Intensity to the Dynamics (I)

Kim, HongjibVirginia Tech
Zuo, LeiVirginia Tech
 
15:40-16:00, Paper MoBT1.6 
Intelligent Autonomous Navigation of Car-Like Unmanned Ground Vehicle Via Deep Reinforcement Learning (I)

Sivashangaran, ShathushanState University of New York at Buffalo
Zheng, MinghuiUniversity at Buffalo
 
MoBT2 Room T2
Control Applications to Healthcare and Medical Systems Invited Session
Chair: Hahn, Jin-OhUniversity of Maryland
Co-Chair: Zhang, WenlongArizona State University
Organizer: Hahn, Jin-OhUniversity of Maryland
Organizer: Zhang, WenlongArizona State University
Organizer: Rajamani, RajeshUniv. of Minnesota
Organizer: Ashrafiuon, HashemVillanova Univesity
Organizer: Medvedev, AlexanderUppsala University
Organizer: Doosthosseini, MahsaThe University of Maryland
 
14:00-14:20, Paper MoBT2.1 
Improved Motor Imagery Classification Using Regularized Common Spatial Pattern with Majority Voting Strategy (I)

Wahid, MdTexas A&M University at Qatar
Tafreshi, RezaProfessor
 
14:20-14:40, Paper MoBT2.2 
Control-Theoretic Modeling and Prediction of Blood Clot Viscoelasticity in Trauma Patients (I)

Ghetmiri, DamonUniversity of Florida
Perez Blanco, Miguel E.University of Florida
Cohen, MitchellMitchell Cohen
Menezes, AmorUniv. of Florida
 
14:40-15:00, Paper MoBT2.3 
Design and Control of an Autonomous Robot for Mobility-Impaired Patients (I)

Deb, AaryaVillanova Univesity
Wypych, ZacheryVillanova Univesity
Lonner, JessAmbulatus Robitics, Inc
Ashrafiuon, HashemVillanova Univesity
 
15:00-15:20, Paper MoBT2.4 
Electromyographic Classification to Control the SPAR Glove (I)

Britt, JohnRice University
O'Malley, Marcia K.Rice Univ
Rose, ChadAuburn University
 
15:20-15:40, Paper MoBT2.5 
Estimation of the Basic Reproduction Number for the COVID-19 Pandemic in Minnesota (I)

Movahedi, HamidrezaUniversity of Minneota
Zemouche, AliCRAN UMR CNRS 7039, University of Lorraine
Rajamani, RajeshUniv. of Minnesota
 
MoBT3 Room T3
Human-Robot Interaction and Bipedal Robotics Regular Session
Chair: Yi, JingangRutgers University
Co-Chair: Ueda, JunGeorgia Tech
 
14:00-14:20, Paper MoBT3.1 
Physical Human-UAV Interaction with Commercial Drones Using Admittance Control

Banks, ChristopherGeorgia Institute of Technology
Bono, AntonioUniversity of Calabria
Coogan, SamuelGeorgia Tech
 
14:20-14:40, Paper MoBT3.2 
Parameter Optimization for Variable Admittance Control of Haptic Systems

Moualeu, Antonio Marius WilfredGeorgia Institute of Technology
Ueda, JunGeorgia Tech
 
14:40-15:00, Paper MoBT3.3 
Safe Human-Robot Coetaneousness through Model Predictive Control Barrier Functions and Motion Distributions

Davoodi, MohammadrezaUniversity of Texas at Arlington
Cloud, JoeUniversity of Texas at Arlington
Iqbal, AsifUniversity of Texas at Arlington
Beksi, WilliamUniversity of Texas at Arlington
Gans, NicholasUniversity of Texas at Arlington
 
15:00-15:20, Paper MoBT3.4 
Control of a Bipedal Walker under Foot Slipping Condition Using Whole-Body Operational Space Framework

Mihalec, MarkoRutgers University
Yi, JingangRutgers University
 
15:20-15:40, Paper MoBT3.5 
Human Gesture Robot Control Using a Camera/Accelerometer-In-Palm Sensor

Floersch, JaredUniversity of Minnesota
Li, Perry Y.Univ. of Minnesota
 
15:40-16:00, Paper MoBT3.6 
Invariant Extended Kalman Filtering for Hybrid Models of Bipedal Robot Walking

Gao, YuanUniversity of Massachusetts Lowell
Yuan, ChengzhiUniversity of Rhode Island
Gu, YanUniversity of Massachusetts Lowell
 
MoBT4 Room T4
Biomedical Systems and Soft Actuators Regular Session
Chair: Ren, JuanIowa State University
Co-Chair: Sarkar, AnweshaIowa State University
 
14:00-14:20, Paper MoBT4.1 
Noninvasive Systemic Vascular Resistance Estimation Using a Photoplethysmogram and a Piezoelectric Sensor

Zhang, Zixiao1998
Ansari, SardarUniversity of Michigan
Wang, LuUniversity of Michigan
Aaronson, KeithUniversity of Michigan
Golbus, JessicaUniversity of Michigan
Oldham, KennUniv of California, Berkeley
 
14:20-14:40, Paper MoBT4.2 
Control-Oriented Nonlinear Modeling of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Gel Actuators

Al-Rubaiai, MohammedMichigan State University
Qi, XindaMichigan State University
Frank, ZacharyUniversity of Nevada
Tsuruta, RyoheiToyota Motor North America
Gandhi, UmeshToyota Motor North America
Kim, Kwang J.University of Nevada
Tan, XiaoboMichigan State Univ
 
14:40-15:00, Paper MoBT4.3 
Observer Design and Analysis for Non-Invasive Hemorrhage Detection

Jin, XinUniversity of Maryland
Chalumuri, Yekanth RamUniversity of Maryland
Tivay, AliUniversity of Maryland
Hahn, Jin-OhUniversity of Maryland
 
15:00-15:20, Paper MoBT4.4 
AI Guided Measurement of Live Cells Using AFM

Rade, JaydeepIowa State University
Zhang, JuntaoIowa State University
Sarkar, SoumikIowa State University
Krishnamurthy, AdarshIowa State University
Ren, JuanIowa State University
Sarkar, AnweshaIowa State University
 
15:20-15:40, Paper MoBT4.5 
Analysis of Epidemic Spread Dynamics Using a PDE Model and COVID-19 Data from Hamilton County OH USA

Majid, FarayUniversity of Cincinnati
Deshpande, Aditya MilindUniversity of Cincinnati
Ramakrishnan, SubramanianUniversity of Minnesota Duluth
Ehrlich, ShelleyCincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Kumar, ManishUniversity of Cincinnati
 
15:40-16:00, Paper MoBT4.6 
Actin Cytoskeleton Morphology Modeling Using Graph Embedding and Classification in Machine Learning

Liu, YiIowa State University
Zhang, JuntaoIowa State University
Charuku, BharatIowa State University
Ren, JuanIowa State University
 
MoBT5 Room T5
Identification, Estimation, and Adaptive Control Regular Session
Chair: Chen, JianyuTsinghua University
Co-Chair: Liu, ChangliuCarnegie Mellon University
 
14:00-14:20, Paper MoBT5.1 
Robust State Estimations in Controlled ARMA Processes with the Non-Gaussian Noises: Applications to the Delayed Dynamics

Azhmyakov, VadimUniversidad Central
Jose Perea Arango, Jose Perea ArangoEPM
Bonilla, Moises E.CINVESTAV-IPN
Fernández-Gutiérrez, Juan PabloUniversidad De Medellín
Pickl, StefanUniversität Der Bundeswehr München
 
14:20-14:40, Paper MoBT5.2 
Model Segmentation in Single Particle Tracking

Godoy, Boris IThe University of New South Wales
Vickers, NicholasBoston University
Andersson, SeanBoston University
 
14:40-15:00, Paper MoBT5.3 
System Identification for Safe Controllers Using Inverse Optimization

Grover, Jaskaran SinghCarnegie Mellon University
Liu, ChangliuCarnegie Mellon University
Sycara, KatiaCarnegie Mellon
 
15:00-15:20, Paper MoBT5.4 
Indirect Adaptive Inverse Control Design Based on the FASS-NLMS Algorithm

Noronha, RodrigoFederal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Maranh
 
15:20-15:40, Paper MoBT5.5 
Safe Adaptation with Multiplicative Uncertainties Using Robust Safe Set Algorithm

Noren, CharlesCarnegie Mellon University
Zhao, WeiyeCarnegie Mellon University
Liu, ChangliuCarnegie Mellon University
 
15:40-16:00, Paper MoBT5.6 
Reinforced Optimal Estimator

Cao, WenhanTsinghua University
Chen, JianyuTsinghua University
Duan, JingliangTsinghua University
Li, ShengboTsinghua University
Lyu, YaoTsinghua University
Gu, ZiqingTsinghua University
Zhang, YuhangTsinghua University
 
MoN2W1 Room T8
The Impact of Inclusivity on Innovation Special Session
Chair: Rasmussen, BryanTexas A&M Univ
Co-Chair: Ren, BeibeiTexas Tech University
 
MoN2W2 Room T7
Social Networking Session 2 Social Session
Chair: Djurdjanovic, DraganUniversity of Texas
Co-Chair: Wang, JunminUniversity of Texas at Austin
 
MoSNN3 Room T8
Social Networking Session 3 Social Session
Chair: Djurdjanovic, DraganUniversity of Texas
Co-Chair: Wang, JunminUniversity of Texas at Austin

 
 

 
 

 

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