In 2015, at the first event we had a workshop titled Event-based Systems in the year 2020: Analysis and Forecast. That was an attempt to look at the broad area of event-based related research and applications in the year 2020. Seven years after that, we have decided to repeat that initiative to check on the past predictions and look at the way the area may evolve in the coming years. We were very fortunate to secure involvement in this event luminaries from diverse areas of event-based research and applications to mention Christos G. Cassandrass of Boston University and Panos Antsaklis of the University of Notre Dame. The event is going to have a format of a workshop (in the true sense of this word)/ Town Hall meeting offering floor to the audience. Do not miss this event!
Panos Antsaklis is the Brosey Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. He is a graduate of the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and holds MS and PhD degrees from Brown University. His research addresses problems of control and automation and focuses on control systems that exhibit high degree of autonomy. His recent research focuses on the design of Cyber-Physical Systems using passivity and dissipativity. He had co-authored three research monographs on discrete event systems and on model-based control of networked systems, two graduate textbooks on Linear Systems and has coedited six books on Intelligent Autonomous Control, Hybrid Systems and Networked Embedded Control Systems. He is IEEE, IFAC and AAAS Fellow, the 2006 recipient of the Engineering Alumni Medal of Brown University and a 2012 honorary doctorate recipient from the University of Lorraine, France. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.
Christos G. Cassandras is Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Boston University. He is Head of the Division of Systems Engineering, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and co-founder of Boston University’s Center for Information and Systems Engineering (CISE). He receive degrees from Yale University (B.S., 1977), Stanford University (M.S.E.E., 1978), and Harvard University (S.M., 1979; Ph.D., 1982). In 1982-84 he was with ITP Boston, Inc. where he worked on the design of automated manufacturing systems. In 1984-1996 he was a faculty member at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts/Amherst. He specializes in the areas of discrete event and hybrid systems, cooperative control, stochastic optimization, and computer simulation, with applications to computer and sensor networks, manufacturing systems, and transportation systems. He has published over 350 refereed papers in these areas, and five books. He has guest-edited several technical journal issues and serves on several journal Editorial Boards. In addition to his academic activities, he has worked extensively with industrial organizations on various systems integration projects and the development of decision-support software. He has most recently collaborated with The MathWorks, Inc. in the development of the discrete event and hybrid system simulator SimEvents ® .
Dr. Cassandras was Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control from 1998 through 2009 and has also served as Editor for Technical Notes and Correspondence and Associate Editor. He was the 2012 President of the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS). He has also served as Vice President for Publications and on the Board of Governors of the CSS, as well as on several IEEE committees, and has chaired several conferences. He has been a plenary/keynote speaker at numerous international conferences, including the American Control Conference in 2001 and the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control in 2002, and has also been an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. He is the recipient of several awards, including the 2011 IEEE Control Systems Technology Award, the Distinguished Member Award of the IEEE Control Systems Society (2006), the 1999 Harold Chestnut Prize (IFAC Best Control Engineering Textbook) for Discrete Event Systems: Modeling and Performance Analysis, a 2011 prize and a 2014 prize for the IBM/IEEE Smarter Planet Challenge competition (for a “Smart Parking” system and for the analytical engine of the Street Bump system respectively), the 2014 Engineering Distinguished Scholar Award at Boston University, several honorary professorships, a 1991 Lilly Fellowship and a 2012 Kern Fellowship. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi. He is also a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the IFAC.