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Seminar: Henk Nijmeijer (TU/Eindhoven, NL) - "Synchronization in Networks: clocks and brains"

When:Tu 17-09-2019 11:00 - 12:00
Where:5159.0291 (Energy Academy - Nijenborgh 6)


Abstract
Synchronization is almost everywhere: in nature, in biology, in science and technology. In this talk I will review some work in the context of synchronization of multiple pendulum clocks which is actually demonstrated in an experiment at Relojes Centenario in Puebla, Mexico. In the same spirit I will discuss synchronization in a larger network of (electronic neuronal) cells and show how this appears in an experimental electronic brain.

About Henk Nijmeijer
Henk Nijmeijer is a Full Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Chair of the Dynamics and Control group. Henk’s research focuses on Control Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Automotive Engineering. His areas of expertise include (advanced) control theory and systems, robotics, mechatronics, (system) dynamics and control systems engineering. The current project is 'Extremum seeking control in large-scale information systems. Henk is also Program Leader of TU/e research program ‘Integrated Cooperative Automated Vehicles’ (i-CAVE). This focuses on development of Autonomous vehicles that can drive independently on non-public roads and drive together on public roads.

Henk Nijmeijer obtained his MSc and PhD in Mathematics from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He has published a large number of journal and conference papers, and several books, and is or was at the editorial board of numerous journals. Henk is an editor of Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulations. He is a fellow of the IEEE since 2000. Henk Nijmeijer is honorary knight of the ‘Golden Feedback Loop’, NTNU, Trondheim. Henk is editor in chief of the Journal of Applied Mathematics, corresponding editor of the SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, and board member of the International Journal of Control, Automatica, European Journal of Control, Journal of Dynamical Control Systems, SACTA, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, and the Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. Since 2017, he has been director of the Graduate Program Automotive Technology of the TU/e.