Modeling, Estimation and Control [electronic resource] : Festschrift in Honor of Giorgio Picci on the Occasion of his Sixty-Fifth Birthday / edited by Alessandro Chiuso, Stefano Pinzoni, Augusto Ferrante.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences: 364Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2007Description: XXVI, 356 p. Also available online. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540735700Subject(s): Engineering | Systems theory | Engineering | Control Engineering | Systems Theory, ControlAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleOnline resources: Click here to access online
Coefficients of Variations in Analysis of Macro-policy Effects: An Example of Two-Parameter Poisson-Dirichlet Distributions -- How Many Experiments Are Needed to Adapt? -- A Mutual Information Based Distance for Multivariate Gaussian Processes -- Differential Forms and Dynamical Systems -- An Algebraic Framework for Bayes Nets of Time Series -- A Birds Eye View on System Identification -- Further Results on the Byrnes-Georgiou-Lindquist Generalized Moment Problem -- Factor Analysis and Alternating Minimization -- Tensored Polynomial Models -- Distances Between Time-Series and Their Autocorrelation Statistics -- Global Identifiability of Complex Models, Constructed from Simple Submodels -- Identification of Hidden Markov Models - Uniform LLN-s -- Identifiability and Informative Experiments in Open and Closed-Loop Identification -- On Interpolation and the Kimura-Georgiou Parametrization -- The Control of Error in Numerical Methods -- Contour Reconstruction and Matching Using Recursive Smoothing Splines -- Role of LQ Decomposition in Subspace Identification Methods -- Canonical Operators on Graphs -- Prediction-Error Approximation by Convex Optimization -- Patchy Solutions of Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman Partial Differential Equations -- A Geometric Assignment Problem for Robotic Networks -- On the Distance Between Non-stationary Time Series -- Stochastic Realization for Stochastic Control with Partial Observations -- Experiences from Subspace System Identification - Comments from Process Industry Users and Researchers -- Recursive Computation of the MPUM -- New Development of Digital Signal Processing Via Sampled-Data Control Theory.
This Festschrift is intended as a homage to our esteemed colleague, friend and maestro Giorgio Picci on the occasion of his sixty-?fth birthday. We have knownGiorgiosince our undergraduatestudies at the University of Padova, wherewe ?rst experiencedhisfascinatingteachingin theclass ofSystem Identi?cation. While progressing through the PhD program, then continuing to collaborate with him and eventually becoming colleagues, we have had many opportunitiesto appreciate the value of Giorgio as a professor and a scientist, and chie?y as a person. We learned a lot from him and we feel indebted for his scienti?c guidance, his constant support, encouragement and enthusiasm. For these reasons we are proud to dedicate this book to Giorgio. The articles in the volume will be presented by prominent researchers at the “- ternational Conference on Modeling, Estimation and Control: A Symposium in Honor of Giorgio Picci on the Occasion of his Sixty-Fifth Birthday”, to be held in Venice on October 4-5, 2007. The material covers a broad range of topics in mathematical systems theory, esti- tion, identi?cation and control, re?ecting the wide network of scienti?c relationships established during the last thirty years between the authors and Giorgio. Critical d- cussion of fundamental concepts, close collaboration on speci?c topics, joint research programs in this group of talented people have nourished the development of the ?eld, where Giorgio has contributed to establishing several cornerstones.