Seminar – Optimal Control Applications in Railway and Road Traffic

December 6, 2017 13.00 - 15.30 h

On 6 December 2017, TRAIL PhD researcher Pengling Wang will defend her PhD thesis ‘Train Trajectory Optimization Methods for Energy-Efficient Railway Operations’ at Delft University of Technology. The defence is public, and you are invited to join.

Moreover, on the occasion of this public defence, TRAIL and TU Delft have set up a seminar on: Optimal control applications in railway and road traffic.

In this seminar two invited international speakers will present recent applications of optimal control to traffic systems. Dr. Ronghui Liu presents the latest development carried out by the railway operations research group at ITS Leeds, which proposes a novel approach to solve a complex optimal train control problem that involves a leader-follower train pair. The objective is to both control the safe headway between the train pair and to obtain energy-efficient driving for both trains. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lei Ma presents the latest developments carried out at SWJTU on optimal state estimation with diverse extensions and applications of the celebrated Kalman Filter. These include fault diagnosis of high-speed train running bogies, estimation of battery State of Charge (SOC), integrated localization and navigation of autonomous vehicles, and distributed coordinated target position determination.


Programme seminar
Chairman: Prof. Rob Goverde

13:00 – 13:30 Lunch

13.30 – 13.35 Opening and welcome

13.35 – 14.20  Dr. Ronghui Liu (University of Leeds, UK) – A simultaneous optimisation of a leader-follower train pair for safe and energy-efficient train control

14.20 – 15.05 Prof.Dr.-Ing. Lei Ma (Southwest Jiaotong University, China) – On State Estimation of Engineering Systems

15.05 – 15.30  Discussion

TU Delft, Aula – Commissiekamer 4

Participation is free, registration is required: click here.


Public defence Pengling Wang
At 10:00 h the public defence starts in the Senaatszaal of the Aula.
At 9:30 h Pengling will give a brief presentation about her research in the same room.

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