[Dmbu-l] FW: [Ee-seminars] EE Seminar on Friday, October 10 - John Doyle

Crovella, Mark E crovella at bu.edu
Wed Oct 8 13:34:01 EDT 2014


John Doyle does interesting work on things including networks (data and otherwise) and epidemics.   And he is an entertaining speaker.

Mark



From: <Stewart>, Cheryl R <cstewart at bu.edu<mailto:cstewart at bu.edu>>
Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 11:32 AM
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Subject: FW: [Ee-seminars] EE Seminar on Friday, October 10 - John Doyle




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Harvard EE Seminar Series
Friday, October 10, 2014
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Maxwell Dworkin G125
Light Refreshments





Universal Laws and Architectures: Hearts, Minds, Bugs, Nets, and Grids
John Doyle
Caltech
(doyle at caltech.edu<mailto:doyle at caltech.edu>, www.cds.caltech.edu/~doyle<http://www.cds.caltech.edu/~doyle>)
This talk will focus on progress towards a more “unified” theory for complex networks motivated primarily by neuroscience[4], cell biology[3], medicine[9] and technology (internet, smartgrid, sustainable infrastructure)[1][8], and involving several elements: hard limits, tradeoffs, and constraints  on achievable robust performance ( “laws”), the organizing principles  that succeed or fail in achieving them (architectures and protocols), the resulting high variability data and “robust yet fragile” behavior  observed in real systems and case studies (behavior, data), and the processes by which systems adapt and evolve (variation, selection, design).  We will leverage a series of case studies from neuroscience, particularly vision and sensorimotor control, plus the audience’s familiarity with modern IT and theory of computation.  Other useful case studies to illustrate the implications of recent theoretical developments include medical physiology, particularly heart rate and other control system variability[9], but also cell biology, human physiology, physics (turbulence[5], statistical mechanics[2]), and technology, also drawing on hopefully more familiar and accessible examples from dance, art, music, literature, fashion[4], buildings, cities, law, finance, paleontology, and the recent popular obsession with zombies.
Papers [1]and [4] (and references therein) are the most accessible and broad introduction while the other papers give more domain specific details.  There is related material in a recent blog post: rigorandrelevance.wordpress.com/author/doyleatcalte<http://rigorandrelevance.wordpress.com/author/doyleatcalte>

Selected recent references:
[1]   Alderson DL, Doyle JC (2010) Contrasting views of complexity and their implications for network-centric infrastructures. IEEE Trans Systems Man Cybernetics—Part A: Syst Humans 40:839-852.
[2]   Sandberg H, Delvenne JC, Doyle JC. On Lossless Approximations, the Fluctuation-Dissipation Theorem, and Limitations of Measurements, IEEE Trans Auto Control, Feb 2011
[3]   Chandra F, Buzi G, Doyle JC (2011) Glycolytic oscillations and limits on robust efficiency. Science, Vol 333, pp 187-192.
[4]   Doyle JC, Csete ME(2011) Architecture, Constraints, and Behavior, P Natl Acad Sci USA, vol. 108, Sup 3 15624-15630
[5]   Gayme DF, McKeon BJ, Bamieh B, Papachristodoulou P, Doyle JC (2011) Amplification and Nonlinear Mechanisms in Plane Couette Flow, Physics of Fluids, V23, Issue 6, 065108
[6]   Page, M. T., D. Alderson, and J. Doyle (2011), The magnitude distribution of earthquakes near Southern California faults, J. Geophys. Res., 116, B12309, doi:10.1029/2010JB007933.
[7]   Namas R, Zamora R, An, G, Doyle, J et al, (2012) Sepsis: Something old, something new, and a systems view, Journal Of Critical Care  Volume: 27   Issue: 3
[8]   Chen, L; Ho, T; Chiang, M, Low S; Doyle J,(2012) Congestion Control for Multicast Flows With Network Coding, IEEE Trans On Information Theory  Volume: 58   Issue: 9   Pages: 5908-5921
[9]   Li, Cruz, Chien, Sojoudi, Recht, Stone, Csete, Bahmiller, Doyle (2014)   Robust efficiency and actuator saturation explain healthy heart rate control and variability, PNAS 2014 111 (33) E3476-E3485; published ahead of print August 4, 2014

Speaker:  Jean-Lou Chameau  Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems, Electrical Engineer, and BioEngineering at Caltech.  BS, MS EE, MIT (1977), PhD, Math, UC Berkeley (1984). Research is on mathematical foundations for complex networks with applications in biology, technology, medicine, ecology, and neuroscience. Recent case studies include cell biology, internet architecture and protocol design, medical physiology, smartgrid and other cyberphysical control and optimization, brain architecture, turbulence, theoretical foundations of statistical mechanics, hybrid circuit design, wildfire ecology, and earthquakes.  A particular focus is on hard limits on achievable robustness, efficiency, and performance, the architectures and protocols that allow systems and networks to achieve these limits, scalable algorithms to implement protocols and do statistical and robustness analysis of data and systems, and the nature of adaptation and evolution.  New interests include social insects and cancer. His group contributed to the development of the Robust Control Toolbox, which is the premier computer aided design software used throughout industry and academia, and the Systems Biology Markup Language. Paper prizes include IEEE Baker (top paper in all IEEE publications), IEEE Automatic Control Transactions (twice), and best conference papers in ACM Sigcomm and AACC American Control Conference. Individual awards include AACC Eckman and IEEE Control Systems Field and Centennial Outstanding Young Engineer Awards.  Held national and world records and championships in various sports.
Selected recent publications

1.      M Chiang, SH Low, AR Calderbank, JC. Doyle (2007) Layering As Optimization Decomposition, PROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE, Volume: 95  Issue: 1  Jan 2007

2.      Bowman, Balch, Artaxo, Bond, Carlson, Cochrane, D’Antonio, DeFries, Doyle, et al. Fire in the Earth System, Science, Vol. 324 no. 5926 pp. 481-484 24 April 2009

3.      Willinger W, Alderson D, and Doyle JC (2009) Mathematics and the internet: A source of enormous confusion and great potential. Notices Amer Math Soc 56:586-599.

4.      Alderson DL, Doyle JC (2010) Contrasting views of complexity and their implications for network-centric infrastructures. IEEE Trans Systems Man Cybernetics—Part A: Syst Humans 40:839-852.

5.      Chandra F, Buzi G, Doyle JC (2011) Glycolytic oscillations and limits on robust efficiency. Science, Vol 333, pp 187-192.

6.      JC Doyle, ME Csete (2011) Architecture, Constraints, and Behavior, P Natl Acad Sci USA, vol. 108, Sup 3 15624-15630

7.      Gayme DF, McKeon BJ, Bamieh B, Papachristodoulou P, Doyle JC (2011) Amplification and Nonlinear Mechanisms in Plane Couette Flow, Physics of Fluids, V23, Issue 6, 065108

8.      Page, M. T., D. Alderson, and J. Doyle (2011), The magnitude distribution of earthquakes near Southern California faults, J. Geophys. Res., 116, B12309, doi:10.1029/2010JB007933.

9.      Namas R, Zamora R, An, G, Doyle, J et al, (2012) Sepsis: Something old, something new, and a systems view, Journal Of Critical Care  Volume: 27   Issue: 3

10.   Chen, L; Ho, T; Chiang, M, Low S; Doyle J,(2012) Congestion Control for Multicast Flows With Network Coding, IEEE Trans On Information Theory  Volume: 58   Issue: 9   Pages: 5908-5921

11.   Li, Cruz, Chien, Sojoudi, Recht, Stone, Csete, Bahmiller, Doyle (2014)   Robust efficiency and actuator saturation explain healthy heart rate control and variability, PNAS 2014 111 (33) E3476-E3485; published ahead of print August 4, 2014


Host: Na Li


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