We are very happy to announce the following keynote speakers for the International Conference on Control, Dynamic Systems, and Robotics (CDSR'19).

Dr. Kaan Erkorkmaz

University of Waterloo, Canada

Dr. Hannah Michalska

McGill University, Canada

Dr. Davide Spinello

University of Ottawa, Canada

Dr. Howard Schwarz

Carleton University, Canada

Dr. Davide Spinello

Davide Spinello received the B.Sc. And the Laurea degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 2001 and 2005, respectively, and the PhD. in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech in 2006, working under the supervision of Romesh Batra. From January 2007 to July 2009 he has been a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Autonomous Systems and Control Laboratory at Virginia Tech. In September 2009 he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ottawa, where he teaches courses on control, dynamical systems, and continuum mechanics. His research interests include cooperative and distributed control and estimation, dynamical systems, continuum mechanics and distributed parameter systems, micro- and nanoelectromechanical systems, multi-physics systems, and numerical methods

Topic of Keynote: Distributed cooperative control and estimation with multi-agent robotic systems: stabilization notwithstanding unreliable communications, and optimization in evolving environments

Keynote Abstract

Dr. Howard Schwarz

Dr. Howard Schwartz received his BEng. degree in Civil Engineering from McGill University, and his MSc. and Ph.D. degrees from M.I.T., in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, respectfully. He is currently Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carleton University. He served as Department Chairman of the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University from 2009 to 2013.

Dr. Schwartz’s research is in the field of Machine Learning, Adaptive Control and Multi-Agent Machine Learning for teams of mobile robots. He has published over 100 technical papers in leading journals and international conferences. He is Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics and is the author of the book Multi-Agent Machine Learning: A Reinforcement Approach, Wiley, 2014.

Dr. Schwartz developed early versions of high performance GPS receivers while employed with the Canadian Marconi Co. (1982-1984). He has spent sabbaticals at March Networks (2001- 2002) developing real time video analytics, at CMC Electronics working on software quality control (2008) and most recently he spent a sabbatical year at Espial Inc. (2014-2015) as a software developer.

Topic of Keynote: Multi-Agent Machine Learning for Mobile Robots: A Reinforcement Learning Approach

Keynote Abstract

For more information about the CDSR'19 Conference, please view the Conference Flyer.

Upcoming Dates

Nov. 30, 2018
Paper Submission Deadline
Dec. 27, 2018
Notification to Authors
Jan. 10, 2019
Early-Bird Registration


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