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The goal of the research projects in “networked dynamical systems” and “adaptive control in networked control systems” is to understand mechanisms that drive global dynamic behavior in complex systems and develop methods for technological conversion of achieved theoretical results. Electric infrastructures are chosen as application due to its significance in science and technology with an impetus for societal changes and vice versa.

 

Theory of large-scale interconnected systems

Global dynamic behavior is characterized in a modus ponens through local dynamical systems that interact with each other in a certain way: a graph structure assigns pair-wise relations, and communication allows for information exchange. Specific performance criteria for operation in the context of robustness and efficiency require specific laws for local controls and local-to-local interactions. Understanding complexity in this context means to understand how global behavior as operational mode of a network can be shaped by intrinsically enhancing the collective's interaction in a desired direction: how does a network of dynamical systems process information and how does this processed quantity lead to desired functionality?!

Control, communication & optimization

In a systems and control context these issues are handled in the emerging field of distributed control and cyber-physical adaptive control systems: a “cyber-structure” monitors, predicts and manages a networks function in parallel to local operation. Hence, “cyber-physical” systems require methods for the co-design of control and communication architectures, which combine adaptive switching controllers with a multi-modal real-time system.

Dynamics of energy markets

On the other hand, a large portion of uncertainty comes from the interaction of technology (smart grid as cyber-physical infrastructure) with consumers. Demand and supply of electric power need to be balanced in real-time, and additionally, the production and transport of electrical energy shall be accomplished in an economically efficient way. Energy markets are meant to handle organizational issues on this level, whereat new problems arise: Pricing mechanism that couple demand and supply via generation and transportation costs are seen to produce dynamics in energy markets in terms of feedback-loops. Pricing schemes as control laws have to be designed adequate to produce well-behaved closed-loop systems. Estimation techniques and performance-oriented control play a crucial role in diminishing uncertainty and volatility in pricing and power generation.

 

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14.02.17

Registration now open: IGSSE Forum 2017

29-31 May 2017, TUM Science and Study Center Raitenhaslach, Burghausen

25.04.17

EuroTech postdoc workshop: Success in academia?

20-22 September 2017, Technical University of Denmark, Lynby Campus

18.04.17

Project team ROLITOS in a German documentary

10 May 2017, 11.30 pm Suedwestrundfunk (TV)

30 May 2017, 10.30 pm Bayerischer Rundfunk (TV)

11.04.17

Apply now: McKinsey 'Forschergeist' symposium

9-11 June 2017, Berlin

For doctoral researchers and postdocs!

10.04.17

Register now: ICMSB 2017

26-28 July 2017, TUM Study and Science Center, Raitenhaslach

14.02.17

Registration now open: IGSSE Forum 2017

29-31 May 2017, TUM Science and Study Center Raitenhaslach, Burghausen

05.06.16

10th IGSSE Forum

Smart cooperation - science and technology in, with and for society

15.12.15

The Science of Cooking

Doctoral Candidates explore the Secrets of a great Dinner

26.11.15

ATUMS@IGSSE

Having heard of a great Canadian Kick-Off Meeting, everyone at IGSSE was thrilled to welcome the...

20.11.15

Breakfast at IGSSE´s

Meet the IGSSE team every other month! All the things IGSSE members wanted to asked but never dared...

13.10.15

Save the Date: Canadian ATUMS Speaker on "Global Science- Global Career"

26. November 2015, 6-8 pm, IAS Faculty Club, Garching Campus

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Wednesday, 10. May 2017
Project team ROLITOS in a German documentary
10 May 2017, 11.30 pm Suedwestrundfunk (TV) 30 May 2017, 10.30 pm Bayerischer Rundfunk (TV)
Wednesday, 17. May 2017
Podiumsdiskussion: Frauenförderung - Quo vadis?
17. Mai 2017, 14- 16 Uhr, Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf, Weidenbach
Friday, 19. May 2017
Tuesday, 23. May 2017
Monday, 29. May 2017
Registration now open: IGSSE Forum 2017
29-31 May 2017, TUM Science and Study Center Raitenhaslach, Burghausen