EECI-IGSC 2024: Control and Machine Learning

Next year, our Head Prof. Enrique Zuazua (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg) joint with Prof. Martin Lazar (University of Dubrovnik) will talk on “Control and Machine Learning” (M18 DUBROVNIK module) on July 1-5, 2024 at the IEECI-IGSC 2024: International Graduate School on Control 2024 organized by EECI – European Embedded Control Institute and IEEE CSS and IFAC – International Federation of Automatic Control.

Module M18 DUBROVNIK: Control and Machine Learning
Prof. Enrique Zuazua | Prof. Martin Lazar
Abstract. Control is a classical field in the intersection of Applied Mathematics and Engineering, arising in most applications to other sciences, industry and new technologies. Nowadays the field of Control experiences a revival due to its strong links with the broad and dynamic field of Machine Learning (ML). On the one hand, classical mathematical and computational methods developed in Control are complemented with new techniques emanating from ML, thus improving their performance. On the other hand, the, sometimes amazing, efficiency of the computational methods developed in ML, e.g. in Supervised and Reinforcement Learning, is not yet well understood analytically. And the knowledge accumulated over decades in the area of Control provides powerful tools to gain understanding.

This course is aimed to introduce some of the fundamental tools in control theory and machine learning and their computational counterparts, showing how they can be combined and employed to address applications efficiently, in an holistic manner, interrogating the know-how in each of these areas.

• Historical preliminaries
• Control of linear finite-dimensional systems
• The universal approximation theorem
• Control formulation of supervised learning
• Simultaeneous controllability of neural differential equations
• Width versus depth
• Introduction to unsupervised learning
• Introduction to federated learning
• ML in control of parameter dependent systems
• Turnpike, control and ML
• Introduction to Physics-Informed Neural Networks (PINNs)
• Solving differential equations by PINNs


The entire program is about 18 modules from February 12 to July 5, 2024.
Module 18 (M18, Prof. Zuazua & Prof. Lazar): July 1-5, 2024.
Take a look the official site and the EECI-IGSC 2024 program/summary of modules

Attending this event

A registration and an admin-fee< might be required to confirm your registration. Please check the official site for the announcements and more information.

View the EECI-IGSC 2024 Program – Summary of modules

This program is organized by EECI every year with independent modules of different topics about network and control. Every module is 3 ECTS, 21 hours/week and is eligible for Master degrees credits (second year) and Scientific thesis modules.

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