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Third HIT workshop on Mathematics and Control Theory

This is the third consecutive year that a workshop on "Mathematics and Control Theory" is organized at HIT, by the department of Applied Mathematics.
Control Theory is a classical discipline in applied mathematics. The industrial impact of this branch of applied mathematics is colossal. New researches in this field are constantly initiated. The theory of linear systems is well established and attention naturally focuses on fractional systems and non-linear systems, making the domain of application even broader.
Prof. Michael Margaliot, TAU
Prof. Michael Margaliot, TAU
The mathematical tools used in the field are numerous: analysis, geometry, algebra. It is very natural for a department of Applied Mathematics to hold a yearly event in this field.
Dr. Kaminski : The workshop, being an international meeting, contributes to promote HIT at a world-wide level. Since the different lectures were given by leading researchers in the field, it makes HIT a center of innovation and excellency for applied mathematics in general and control theory in particular".
This year seven top researchers will give lectures during the workshop.
Two of them are from leading institutions from France:
Prof. Jean Levine from MinesParisTech (Ecole des Mines de Paris) and Institut Henri Poincarre , who lectured about :"Towards global analysis of differential flatness, with application to global motion planning"- a joint work with Dr. Yirmiyahu Kaminski and Prof. François Ollivier: "we study the singularities of locally differentially flat systems, in the perspective of providing global or semi-global motion planning solutions for such systems: flat outputs may fail to be globally defined, thus potentially preventing from planning trajectories  leaving their domain of definition, the complement of which we call singular.
Prof. Zeheb Dean of the Faculty of Sciences HIT
Prof. Ezra Zeheb Dean of the Faculty of Sciences HIT

Prof. François Ollivier lectured about: "Monotone dynamical systems and monotone control systems" joint work with Brahim Sadik and Guillaume Cheze:" We focused on flatness criteria that rely on the construction of some involutive system of derivations. Systems linearizable by static feedback, a sufficient flatness condition, enter in this category.
Cartan's criterion for driftless systems with two inputs will also produce, if the test is positive, a family of involutive distributions, of which independent pairs of common first intergrals will be flat outputs. We provide a new general criterion for systems with two inputs"
The five other researchers are from Israeli leading institutions: Weizmann Institute, Technion and Tel-Aviv University. More precisely:
Prof. Michael Margaliot, TAU - gave a lecture on monotone dynamical systems and their applications in engineering and biology.
Prof. Zvi Artstein, the Weizmann Institute- gave a lecture on his research in the past twenty years concerning dynamical systems with both low and fast dynamics. He showed impressive results.
Prof. Emilia Fridman, TAU- gave a survey on her vast research about system stabilization using delays, including sampled systems.
Prof Pet-Olog Gutman, Technion and Prof. Ilya Ioslovich from the Technion gave both lectures on common works on optimal control for some mechanical system and traffic control system.
The workshop's Organizing committee:
Yirmeyahu KaminskiHead of the Applied Mathematics Department HIT
Ezra ZehebDean of the Faculty of Sciences HIT
Dr. Alex Zaslavski (TECHNION)