Program

7th International Conference of Control, Dynamic Systems, and Robotics (CDSR'20)
November 9 - 11, 2020 | Niagara Falls, Canada Virtual Conference

Our program is based on EST (Eastern Standard Time - Time zone in Ottawa)


Our program is based on EST (Eastern Standard Time - Time zone in Ottawa)

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Registrations

CDSR'20 Scientific Committee Chairs:


Dr. Aparicio Carranza


New York City College of Technology, USA
Conference Chair
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Dr. Yang Shi


University of Victoria, Canada
Conference Co-Chair
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Our program is based on EST (Eastern Standard Time - Time zone in Ottawa)


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registrations

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Official Opening
Dr. Aparicio Carranza, New York City College of Technology, USA
9:10 AM - 10:10 AM Plenary Lecture
Combining Hydraulic and Electric Actuations To Improve Efficiency and Control Effectiveness for Off-Road Mobile Machines
Dr. Perry Y. Li, University of Minnesota, USA
10:10 AM - 10:55 AM Keynote Lecture
Advanced Robot Design and Control Strategies for Human-Robot Cooperation
Dr. Gary M. Bone, McMaster University , Canada
10:55 AM - 11:05 AM

Break

11:05 AM - 11:50 AM Keynote Lecture
Approximate Planning and Learning for Partially Observed Systems
Dr. Aditya Mahajan, McGill University, Canada
11:50 AM - 12:55 PM Session
Estimation and Identification
12:35 PM - 12:55 PM

Lunch Break

12:55 PM - 2:10 PM Session
Control in Healthcare






Plenary Lecture

November 10 | 9:10 AM - 10:10 AM | Session Chair: Dr. Aparicio Carranza, New York City College of Technology, USA


Combining Hydraulic and Electric Actuations To Improve Efficiency and Control Effectiveness for Off-Road Mobile Machines
Dr. Perry Y. Li, University of Minnesota, USA


Perry Li is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. His research interests are in design, control and sensing of mechatronics and fluid power systems. Current applications include improving power-train efficiency of on-road and off-road vehicles, compressed air energy storage for renewable energy, human interactive robots and underwater vehicles. Between 2006-2013, he was the founding deputy director for the NSF Engineering Research Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP). He was the recipient of the 2002 Japan/USA Symposium on Flexible Automation. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota in 1997, he was on the research staff of Xerox Corporate Research. Dr. Li received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley; his MS in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University; and MA in Electrical and Information Sciences from Cambridge University, England.


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Keynote Lecture

November 10 | 10:10 AM - 10:55 AM | Session Chair: Dr. Aparicio Carranza, New York City College of Technology, USA


Advanced Robot Design and Control Strategies for Human-Robot Cooperation
Dr. Gary M. Bone, McMaster University , Canada


Gary M. Bone received the B.Sc. (Ap.Sc.) degree in mechanical engineering from Queen’s University, Canada, and the M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from McMaster University, Canada, in 1986, 1988, and 1993, respectively.

He joined the Faculty of Engineering, McMaster University, in 1994, where he is currently a Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His current research interests include robot design and control; collaborative robots (Cobots); 3D machine vision for robots; robot learning from demonstration; soft pneumatic actuators; hybrid pneumatic-electric actuators; and advanced control algorithms for pneumatic and hybrid actuators.


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Keynote Lecture

November 10 | 11:05 AM - 11:45 AM | Session Chair: Dr. Aparicio Carranza, New York City College of Technology, USA


Approximate Planning and Learning for Partially Observed Systems
Dr. Aditya Mahajan, McGill University, Canada


Aditya Mahajan is Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He received the B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India in 2003 and the MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA in 2006 and 2008. From 2008 to 2010, he was postdoctoral researcher in the department of Electrical Engineering at Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA. From 2016 to 2017, he was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley.

He is the recipient of the 2015 George Axelby Outstanding Paper Award, the 2016 NSERC Discovery Accelerator Award, the 2014 CDC Best Student Paper Award (as supervisor), and the 2016 NecSys Best Student Paper Award (as supervisor). His principal research interests include decentralized stochastic control, team theory, reinforcement learning, multi-armed bandits and information theory.


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Session

November 10 | 11:50 AM - 12:35 PM | Session Chair: Dr. Aparicio Carranza, New York City College of Technology, USA


Estimation and Identification


CDSR 125
Time: 11:50 - 12:05
Presenter: Alejandro Ramirez-Serrano, University of Calgary, Canada
Authors: Alejandro Ramirez-Serrano, Shadi Moghaddasi
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CDSR 139
Time: 12:05 - 12:20
Presenter: Susan Schneider, Marquette University - EECE Department, United States
Authors: Alia R. Strandt, Andrew P. Strandt, Susan C. Schneider, Edwin E. Yaz
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CDSR 140
Time: 12:20 - 12:35
Presenter: Susan Schneider, Marquette University - EECE Department, United States
Authors: Jiayi Su, Yuqin Weng, Susan Schneider, Edwin Yaz
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Session

November 10 | 12:55 PM - 2:10 PM | Session Chair: Dr. Aditya Mahajan, McGill University, Canada


Control in Healthcare


CDSR 138
Time: 12:55 - 1:10
Presenter: Parya Khoshroo, University of Waterloo, Canada
Authors: Parya Khoshroo, Behzad Danaei, John McPhee, Jennifer Boger
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CDSR 144
Time: 1:10 - 1:25
Presenter: Ali Nasr, University of Waterloo, Canada
Authors: Ali Nasr, John McPhee
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CDSR 156
Time: 1:25 - 1:40
Presenter: Daniel G. Kyrollos, Carleton University, Canada
Authors: Daniel G. Kyrollos, Terrin Stachiw, James R. Green, Robert G. Langlois
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CDSR 146
Time: 1:40 - 1:55
Presenter: Ali Nasr, University of Waterloo, Canada
Authors: Ali Nasr, Jiayuan He, Ning Jiang, and John McPhee
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CDSR 134
Time: 1:55 - 2:10
Presenter: Arash Hashemi, University of Waterloo, Canada
Authors: Arash Hashemi, John McPhee
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Our program is based on EST (Eastern Standard Time - Time zone in Ottawa)


9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Keynote Lecture
Learning to Grasp for Robotics Applications in Uncertain Environments
Dr. Medhat Moussa,University of Guelph, Canada
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM Keynote Lecture
Mitigating the Impact of High-Speed Craft
Dr. Robert Langlois, Carleton University, Canada
10:30 AM - 10:40 AM

Break

10:40 AM - 11:25 AM Keynote Lecture
Reconstruction of Interconnectedness in Networks of Dynamical Systems Based on Passive Observations
Dr. Murti Salapaka, University of Minnesota, USA
11:25 AM - 12:40 PM Session
Control Systems
12:40 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch Break

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Session
Robotics and Mechatronics






Keynote Lecture

November 11 | 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM | Session Chair: Dr. Aparicio Carranza, New York City College of Technology, USA


Learning to Grasp for Robotics Applications in Uncertain Environments
Dr. Medhat Moussa,University of Guelph, Canada


Professor Medhat Moussa received his PhD in Systems design Engineering from the University of Waterloo, MASc in from the Université de Moncton, and BSc. from American University in Cairo in 1996, 1992, and 1987 respectively. In 2000, he joined the University of Guelph’s School of Engineering, where he is now a full professor. Professor Moussa’s research is focused on developing robots that sense, learn, and act in non-structured, uncertain, and cluttered environments. He has an extensive publication record in robotics grasping, machine learning, machine vision, and Human-Robot Interaction. He holds several US and international patents in machine learning. He maintains strong collaborative relationships with various industry partners.


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Keynote Lecture

November 11 | 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM | Session Chair: Dr. Aparicio Carranza, New York City College of Technology, USA


Mitigating the Impact of High-Speed Craft
Dr. Robert Langlois, Carleton University, Canada


Rob Langlois is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Associate Dean, Student Success in the Faculty of Engineering and Design at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He received his Engineering Diploma from St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1987; and BASc, MASc, and PhD degrees from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada in 1990, 1991, and 1996, respectively. Upon graduation, he gained industrial experience as the Senior Dynamicist and subsequently Manager of Dynamic Analysis at Indal Technologies Inc. (now Curtiss-Wright Indal Technologies), a leader in shipboard aircraft handling systems. Upon joining Carleton University in 2001 he founded the Applied Dynamics Laboratory. Since that time, his research has involved theoretical, computational, and experimental components focused on practical safety-related problems related to shipboard aircraft operation, human performance at sea, neonatal patient transport, vehicle dynamics, cost-accessible flight simulation, and high-speed craft suspension seats. Dr. Langlois has an extensive publication record and is the recipient of four best-paper awards.


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Keynote Lecture

November 11 | 10:40 AM - 11:25 AM | Session Chair: Dr. Aparicio Carranza, New York City College of Technology, USA


Reconstruction of Interconnectedness in Networks of Dynamical Systems Based on Passive Observations
Dr. Murti Salapaka, University of Minnesota, USA


Professor Salapaka is in the area of Control and Dynamical Systems. He obtained his Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 1991. He obtained his Masters and PhD. degrees from University of California, Santa Barbara in the years 1993 and 1997 respectively. He was at Electrical Engineering department at Iowa State University from1997-2007. He is currently a faculty in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of Minnesota at Minneapolis where he holds the Vincentes-Hermes Luh Chair. He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award for the year 1998 and is a IEEE Fellow. His research interests span, controls and systems theory and its applications to nanotechnology, single molecule physics and power systems.


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Session

November 11 | 11:25 AM - 12:40 PM | Session Chair: Ali Nasr, University of Waterloo, Canada


Control Systems


CDSR 118
Time: 11:25 - 11:40
Presenter: Liyan Wen, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, CHINA
Authors: Liyan Wen, Gang Tao
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CDSR 129
Time: 11:40 - 11:55
Presenter: Gabriel De Cunto, Carleton University, Canada
Authors: Cunto, G. G., Sasiadek, J. Z.
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CDSR 135
Time: 11:55 - 12:10
Presenter: Aparicio Carranza, New York City College of Technology, USA
Authors: Aparicio Carranza, Xiaolin Chen, Heesang Kim, Casimer DeCusatis, Harrison Carranza
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CDSR 155
Time: 12:10 - 12:25
Presenter: Mehran Zamani Abnili, University of Waterloo, Canada
Authors: Mehran Zamani Abnili, Nasser L. Azad
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CDSR 127
Time: 12:25 - 12:40
Presenter: Saeed Mohammed A Alshahrani, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
Authors: Sashaa Nagrikar, Saeed Alshahrani, Daryl Johnson
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Session

November 11 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Session Chair: Ali Nasr, University of Waterloo, Canada


Robotics and Mechatronics


CDSR 137
Time: 1:00 - 1:15
Presenter: Gary M. Bone, McMaster University, Canada
Authors: Behrad Rouzbeh, Gary M. Bone
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CDSR 148
Time: 1:15 - 1:30
Presenter: Alejandro Ramirez-Serrano, University of Calgary, Canada
Authors: Parastoo Dastangoo, Alex Ramirez-Serrano
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CDSR 149
Time: 1:30 - 1:45
Presenter: Alejandro Ramirez-Serrano, University of Calgary, Canada
Authors: Prabin Kumar Rath, Alejandro Ramirez-Serrano, Dilip Kumar Pratihar
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CDSR 150
Time: 1:45 - 2:00
Presenter: Alejandro Ramirez-Serrano, University of Calgary, Canada
Authors: Pablo Segura Parra, Odette Lobato Calleros, Alejandro Ramirez-Serrano
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CDSR 151
Time: 2:00 - 2:15
Presenter: Yue Yuan, The Graduate Institute of Design Science, Tatung University, Taiwan
Authors: Yue Yuan, Chih-Fu Wu, Kai-Chieh Lin, Xiao Dou
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CDSR 154
Time: 2:15 - 2:30
Presenter: Bin Wei, Algoma university, Canada
Authors: Bin Wei
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