First American Summer School on Model Predictive Control (MPC)
July 25, 2017 – July 28, 2017
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Registration opens May 1, 2017, closes May 14, 2017 or when the class is full.
The first American summer school on MPC will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from July 25, 2017 to July 28, 2017. The summer school is organized by Sasa V. Rakovic, James B. Rawlings and Ilya V. Kolmanovsky and is supported in part by the National Science Foundation.
The summer school will enable up to 50 participants (university graduate students as well as interested researchers and control practitioners) from a cross-cutting set of disciplines in engineering, science, and applied mathematics to receive advanced education and training in the theory, implementation and applications of MPC. The instructors are international experts and leading researchers with diversity of backgrounds and disciplines in engineering, science and applied mathematics.
The main topics of the Summer School are:
• Introduction to MPC and MPC essentials (by William S. Levine).
• Classical MPC: regulation, estimation, and disturbance models (by James B. Rawlings).
• Robust MPC (by Sasa V. Rakovic).
• Stochastic MPC (by Ilya V. Kolmanovsky).
• Economic MPC (by David Angeli).
• Online optimization for MPC (by Lorentz T. Biegler).
• Industrial applications of MPC (by Thomas A. Badgwell).
The summer school will provide a carefully crafted overview of the theoretical fundamentals of MPC and state-of-the-art numerical methods and software for implementing the advanced MPC methods on difficult and challenging examples and industrial applications. The summer school will also feature mini-projects and discussions that will enable all attendees to present, and discuss, problems of direct interest to their research/professional work, and also to receive feedback from a set of instructors with valuable expertise in all areas of MPC research.
Registration: The registration is a two-stage process. The first stage consists
of online registration at http://mpc-summer-school.che.
Travel and accommodation support: We anticipate being able to offer a limited number of travel stipends to graduate students from American universities attending the summer school to partially offset their travel costs. The admitted participants who apply for a stipend will be notified about the travel stipend decision and the amount that will be reimbursed. The stipend will be paid after the completion of the summer school. In terms of accommodation arrangements, an on-campus housing option at about $25 per night will be made available.
Further information about the Summer School will be made available at