Tribute to Jan Willems

Tribute to Jan Willems – scholar and friend
Monday July 7, 2014, 15.30 – 20.00, Aula of the Academy building, University of Groningen

On August 31, 2013, Jan C. Willems passed away.

In order to commemorate his scientific legacy and friendship, and to honor his contributions to the Systems & Control scientific community, a memorial meeting will be organized in the Aula of the University of Groningen; the place where he acted as promotor for many of his PhD students, and where he held his inaugural speech and farewell lecture for the University of Groningen.

The memorial meeting will take place after an early ending of the regular MTNS2014 program on Monday July 7, and will be open to everybody.


15.30 Opening (Harry Trentelman)
15.40 Roger Brockett: “Jan Willems: Clear thinking and its consequences”
16.10 Rodolphe Sepulchre: Dissipativity theory
16.40 Carsten Scherer: Algebraic Riccati equation and LQ control

17.10 – 17.50 Extended break

17.50 Malo Hautus: Geometric control
18.20 Jan Willem Polderman: Behavioral theory
18.50 Bart de Moor: Identification theory
19.20 Yutaka Yamamoto: Jan’s international role
19.35 Paul van den Hof: Jan’s role within The Netherlands
19.50 Closing

The Organizing Committee

Bart De Moor, KU Leuven and DYSCO
Harry Trentelman, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Paul Van den Hof, Scientific director DISC
Arjan van der Schaft, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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