Systems Theory and Automatic Control

Dipl.-Ing. Benjamin Kern

  Ph.D. Student and Research Assistant
  Institute for Automation Engineering (IFAT)
  Laboratory for Systems Theory and Automatic Control
  Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  39106 Magdeburg - Germany






    My research is focused on set-based and optimization based control-methods. In particular, I am interested in dezentralized control methods for physically interconnected systems.
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Books and Volumes

L. Grüne, F. Allgöwer, R. Findeisen, J. Fischer, D. Groß, U.D. Hanebeck, M. Müller, J. Pannek, M. Reble, O. Stursberg, P. Varutti, K. Worthmann, and B. Kern. Distributed and Networked Model Predictive Control in Control Theory of Digitally Networked Systems. Springer-Verlag, 2013. in press.

Conference Paper

B. Kern and R. Findeisen. Analysis and constrained control of nonlinear interconnected systems exploiting positively invariant family of sets. In 52th IEEE Conf. on Decision and Control, pages 3806-3811, Firenze, Italy, 2013.

P. Varutti, B. Kern, and R. Findeisen. Dissipativity-based distributed nonlinear predictive control for cascaded systems. In Proceedings of International Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes ADCHEM12, pages 439-444, Singapour, 2012. S. Raković, B. Kern, and R. Findeisen. Practical Robust Positive Invariance for Large-Scale Discrete Time Systems. In 18th IFAC World Congress, Milan, Italy, 2011.

P. Varutti, T. Faulwasser, B. Kern, M. Kögel, and R. Findeisen. Event-based reduced-attention predictive control for nonlinear uncertain systems. In Proc. of Computer-Aided Control System Design (CACSD'10), pages 1085-1090, Yokohama, Japan, 2010.

S. Raković, B. Kern, and R. Findeisen. Practical Set Invariance for Decentralized Discrete Time Systems. In 49th IEEE Conf. on Decision and Control, Atlanta, Georgia, 2010.

P. Varutti, B. Kern, and R. Findeisen. Event-based control for networked control systems: An active compensation approach. In Proc. Entwurf komplexer Automatisierungssysteme, EKA'10, pages 29-38, Magdeburg, Germany, 2010.

B. Kern, C. Böhm, R. Findeisen, and F. Allgöwer. Receding horizon control for linear periodic time-varying systems subject to input constraints. In L. Magni, D. Raimundo, and F. Allgöwer, editors, Nonlinear Model Predictive Control: Towards New Challenging Applications, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences LNCIS 384, pages 109-117. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2009.

T. Faulwasser, B. Kern, and R. Findeisen. Model predictive path-following control for nonlinear systems. In 48th IEEE Conf. on Decision and Control, Shanghai, China, 2009.

P. Varutti, B. Kern, T. Faulwasser, and R. Findeisen. Event-based model predictive control for networked control systems. In 48th IEEE Conf. on Decision and Control, Shanghai, China, 2009.

Journal Paper

T. Faulwasser, B. Kern, P. Varutti and R. Findeisen. Optimierungsbasierte Regelung mittels Asynchroner Messinformation und stückweiser Steuerung des offenen Kreises. Automatisierungstechnik, 2008.

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I am a student of the International Max Planck Research School for Analysis, Design and Optimization in Chemical and Biochemical Process Engineering Magdeburg.

Christophe Weibels MINKSUM C++ library, for the computation of Minkowski sums of polytopes.

PyMINKSUM v0.11: Python numpy wrapper for MINKSUM.
Git repository for PyMINKSUM

Coin-OR CSDP library. A C Library for Semidefinite Programming.

pycsdp v0.10: Python numpy wrapper for CSDP (Early Beta).
Git repository for pycsdp

Symbolic mathematics with Python

Scientific computations with Python

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