WashU to host Midwest Workshop on Control and Game Theory

The two-day conference will invite researchers to discuss innovative applications and new developments in the field

Danielle Lacey 
The university will host the annual conference this spring.
The university will host the annual conference this spring.

The McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis will host the eighth annual Midwest Workshop on Control and Game Theory April 27-28. Nearly 100 faculty members, researchers, students from across the region are expected to attend the event.

Each year, the workshop brings together practitioners in the field of control and game theory to discuss new research, innovative applications and perspectives on future developments.

Jr-Shin Li, professor, and Shen Zeng, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering, will serve as the workshop's co-chairs, with ShiNung Ching, assistant professor, as the program co-chair.

"WashU is one of the leading institutions in the area of systems and control," Li said. "Hosting this workshop will significantly increase visibility of research and institutional activities of the McKelvey School of Engineering and Washington University in St. Louis, as well as the academic community in St. Louis."

The workshop will consist of a single track of presentations and student/postdoc posters, covering a broad spectrum of topics within control and game theory, including “Complex Networks and Large-scale Control Systems,” “Game Theory for Economic and Societal Systems,” “Optimization, Learning, and Computational Methods,” and “Emerging Applications and Technologies.”

"The objective of the workshop is to facilitate a vibrant exchange of ideas and research interactions," Li said. "We aim to provide a focused, extended forum among leading researchers at the crossroads of dynamics, control and game theory."

The co-chairs stated that they also hope the workshop can serve as another opportunity for academic and professional development for graduate students and junior faculty.

"Many of our first- and second-year graduate students have already been anticipating the workshop weeks in advance," Zeng said. "In many cases, this will also be their first experience of a major gathering of leading researchers, some of whom are in fact the authors of standard references of our field that our students have been learning from since the beginning."

To learn more about the workshop and to register, visit mwcgt2019.wustl.edu.


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