4th Midwest Workshop on Control and Game Theory

Saturday, April 25, 2015



12:45 pm to 1:00 pm

Venue: 3043 Coover Hall



Saturday, April 25, 2015





1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Venue: 3043 Coover Hall


Invited Speaker Session 1 [Chair: Sourabh Bhattacharya]


Invited Talk: Stochastic Dynamic Teams with Asymmetric Information

Speaker: Tamer Başar

1:30 pm to 2:00 pm


Invited Talk: Distributed computing under uncertainty

Speaker: Nicola Elia


2:00 pm to 2:45 pm




2:45 pm to 3:00 pm

Oral Presentation Session 1 [Chair: Matt Rich]

Consensus with Objective Maps: Xudong Chen

Strategic Communication and Control: Emrah Akyol

Synchronization in complex network system with uncertainty: Amit Diwadkar


Coffee Break




3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Invited Speaker Session 2 [Chair: Nicola Elia]


Invited Talk: Characterization and Optimization of l∞ Gains of Linear Switched Systems

Speaker: Petros Voulgaris

3:30 pm to 4:00 pm


Invited Talk: Sparsity-promoting optimal control of distributed systems

Speaker:  Mihailo Jovanovic

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm




Oral Presentation Session 2 [Chair: Amit Diwadkar]

Stability of Discrete-Time Altafini Model of Opinion Dynamics with Antagonism: Ji Liu

Reconstruction of Networks of Cyclostationary Processes: Saurav Talukdar

Low-complexity modeling of partially available second-order statistics via matrix completion: Armin Zare

Optimal Sensor Scheduling and Remote Estimation over an Additive Noise Channel: Xiaobin Gao


Invited Speaker Session 3 [Chair: Atul Kelkar]


5:00 pm to 5:30 pm




5:30 pm to 6:00 pm

  Invited Talk: Reconstruction of interconnectedness in networks of dynamical systems based on passive observations

Speaker: Murti Salapaka


Invited Talk: The Enabling Role of Utility Theory, Game Theory and Mechanism Design in a new Value-based System Engineering Approach for Large-scale Complex System Design

Speaker: Christina Bloebaum



6:00 pm to 6:30 pm




 Invited Talk: A differential game of active target defense and missile guidance

Speaker: Eloy Garcia

7:00 pm onwards

Banquet (By invitation only)

VENUE: Hilton Garden Inn

1325 Dickinson Avenue 

Ames Iowa  50014


Sunday, April 26, 2015






8:00 am to 8:30 am

Venue: 3043 Coover Hall


Invited Speaker Session 4 [Chair: Umesh Vaidya]



Invited Talk: Dynamic Coverage and Graph Aggregation: An Entropy Based Approach

Speaker: Vasu Salapaka

8:30 am to 9:00 am


Invited Talk: The Strategic Formation of Multi-Layer Networks

Speaker: Shreyas Sundaram




9:00 am to 9:45 am




9:45 am to 10:00 am


Oral Presentation Session 3 [Chair: Ruchir Bhatnagar]

A Stackelberg Game for Multi-Period Demand Response Management in the Smart Grid: Khaled Alshehri

Pursuit-evasion games on polyhedral surfaces: Narges Noori

Linear-Quadratic Stochastic Differential Stackelberg Games with a High Population of Followers: Jun Moon




Coffee Break


Invited Speaker Session 5 [Chair: Soumik Sarkar]

10:00 am to 10:30 am

Invited Talk: Model-Based Testing and Monitoring for Embedded Software

Speaker: Ratnesh Kumar

10:30 am to 11:30 am


Oral Presentation Session 4 [Chair: Soumik Sarkar]

Fragility of the Commons under Prospect-Theoretic Risk Attitudes: Ashish Hota

Multi-stage Pricing for Coordination of Thermostatically Controlled Loads: A Dynamic Stackelberg Game Approach: Sen Li

Game-Theoretic Analysis of the Hegselmann-Krause Model for Opinion Dynamics in  Finite Dimensions:  Seyed Rasoul Etesami

Stability analysis and controller synthesis for continuous-time stochastic systems: Sai Pushpak







11:30 am to 11:45  am




11:45 pm to 1:00 pm



























Poster Session (Lunch) [Atrium, 1016 Coover]


An Information Theoretic Measure for Secrecy Loss in Partially Observed Markov Chains: Mariam Ibrahim

An Iterative Method for Nonconvex Quadratically Constrained Quadratic Programs: Chuangchuang Sun

Distributed Path Planning for Building Evacuation Guidance: Yue Zu

A Kernel-Based Algorithm for Identifying NonGaussian and Nonlinear Processes: Adedotun Akintayo

Topology Control in Mobile Sensor Networks using Information Space Feedback: Kin Gwn Lore

Prognostic control of aircraft using network of Flush Air Data sensors: Ruchir Goswami

Mean-Square Performance for Networked Control Systems with Unreliable Communication: Matt Rich

A Game Theory approach to Bargaining and Acquisition of Complex Systems in the context of Value-Driven Design: Garima Bhatia

Human-Robot Cooperation Strategy based on the Interaction Model of a Human-Human Collaborative Object Manipulation: Noohi Ehsan

A Holistic Approach for the Design of Complex Engineered Systems to enable Large-Scale System Optimization: Hanumanthrao Kanna, Benjamin Kwasa

Further Results on a Class of Nonlinear Protocols in Networked Systems: Hamid Emadi

Solving Optimal Power Flows via Continuous-Time Optimization Dynamics: A Naturally Distributed Approach: Xu Ma

Surveillance Strategies for Vision-based Tracking Using Multi-robot Teams: A Game Theoretic Perspective: Rui Zou

Application of game-theoretic approaches for cyber-physical security of the Smart Grid: Ashok Aditya

Development and System Analysis of a Two-Dimensional Rotational Freeplay Nonlinearity Model: David Asjes

Analysis of a Cancer Dormancy Model and Control of Immuno-Therapy: Benjamin Sheller

Subgradient Methods and Generalized Gossip Algorithms for Solving Distributed Optimization Problems: Zhanhong Jiang

Step Simulation/Overapproximation-Based Verification of Nonlinear Deterministic Hybrid System with Inputs: Hao Ren