The Fifth CSL Student Symposium

With many parts of the world currently facing social and economic challenges, the study of social and economic behavior has emerged as an increasingly important discipline with many interesting problems relating to control and modeling. This symposium aims to foster communication and collaboration between research fields in the academic, industry, and government sectors, to expose and discuss innovative theories and methodologies to help overcome current and future social and economic challenges.

This two day, single track event is the 5th in a series of symposia on Emerging Topics in Control and Modeling hosted at the Coordinated Science Laboratory of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It follows the Symposium on Network Systems in 2012, the Symposium on Cyber-Physical Systems in 2011,  the Symposium on Biomedical Systems in 2010, and the Symposium on Alternative Energy Systems in 2009.

The main objective of this symposium is to expose researchers and graduate students, to some of the important challenges that exist in various networked systems applications, especially from a modeling and controls perspective. This symposium will benefit students who aspire to be future leaders in innovation and research in the area of social and economic behavior, in the following ways:

  • Invited Talks: Nine invited speakers, who are renowned experts in one or multiple application areas of networked systems will share their insight on the control and modeling challenges in these systems through a series of interactive, hour-long presentations. These speakers will consist of leaders from academia, industry, and government agencies, representing diverse applications of networked systems.
  • Poster Session: One poster session provides a great opportunity to the students to interact with the invited speakers and other attendees. See poster information here.
  • Panel Discussion: A cross section of the invited speakers and some faculty members would interact with the audience and share a strategic vision of the networked systems area via a panel discussion.
  • Networking opportunities: The reception and lunch sessions also provide immense networking opportunities to students in a less formal setting to interact with their peers from other universities and foster potential collaborations.

About CSL

The University of Illinois’ Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL) is a premier, multidisciplinary research laboratory that focuses on information technology at the crossroads of computing, control and communications.

With a rich history of nearly 60 years of innovation, CSL has developed and deployed new technologies that have achieved international scientific recognition and transformed society.

Led by a faculty of world-renowned experts and researchers, CSL uses these innovations to explore critical issues in defense, medicine, environmental sciences, robotics, life-enhancement for the disabled and aeronautics.

For more information on the Coordinated Science Laboratory, please click here