Project Code: AvH-1065182-SVK
Project Duration: 2017-2020
Abstract:The aim of the project supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is to establish research cooperation between the group of prof. M. Fikar, DrSc at Institute of Information Technology, Automation and Mathematics, Faculty of Food and Chemical Technology of the Slovak University of Technology (STU) in Bratislava (Slovakia) and the group of prof. Dr. M. Mönnigmann at Department of Automatic Control and Systems Theory, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB). The cooperation will be focused on optimal model-based control and optimisation primarily targeted at embedded control systems. The group at STU is particularly strong at geometric techniques in explicit model predictive control (MPC) and in software development whereas the group at RUB excells in complexity reduction techniques of both explicit and on-line MPC. The main research idea of the project is to take advantage of the interdisciplinary communication and collaboration between specialists from both groups, foster new cooperation activities, and common European research projects. The project includes short-term visits mainly of young scientists from both groups, organisation as well as participation in conferences and lectures at partner groups.