June 3, 2022, 10 am - 5 pm PST, University of California, Santa Cruz

4th NorCal Control Workshop


Theme: Current challenges and future directions in automation, systems, and controls.

Goals: Our overarching goal is to spark discussions around the following questions: What are the key challenges in the development of control and automation solutions to the complex problems of today? What are unique future opportunities and problems where control and automation would play a key role? How do we increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in our branches of engineering?

The 4th NorCal Control Workshop provides a forum to bring together university students, postdocs, and faculty, along with industry representatives, working in the broad area of systems and control. The workshop aims to share knowledge and build new connections in the Northern California region.

Prior Workshops: [2018] [2019] [2021]


UC Santa Cruz, Baskin Engineering, E2 180 (Baskin Events Center)


Registration is currently closed. Talks will be posted below


Presenter Affiliation Title Time
Ricardo/Gabe UCSC Welcome and logistics 10am-10:10am
Zhonyu Li UC Berkeley Bridging Model-based Safety and Model-free Reinforcement Learning through System Identification of Low Dimensional Linear Models 10:10am-10:25am
Samuel Pfrommer UC Berkeley Safe Reinforcement Learning with Chance-constrained Model Predictive Control 10:25am-10:40am
Shreyas Kousik Stanford University Safe Control in Uncertain, Dynamic, Multi-Agent Scenes 10:40am-10:55am
Anni Zhao UC Merced Robustness and performance of reduced order model based control design 10:55am-11:10am
Break, Poster Sessions 11:10am-11:25am
Aaron Hunter UCSC A Distributed Control System for Resource Constrained Autonomous Vehicles 11:25am-11:40am
Jerry Tang UC Berkeley Design of passively morphing drone 11:40am-11:55am
Jay Ryan Roldan UCSC Suture Looping Task Pose Planner in a Constrained Surgical Environment 11:55am-12:10pm
Nan Wang UCSC Hybrid RRT: Motion Planning for Hybrid Dynamical Systems 12:10pm-12:25pm
Lunch and Keynote Speaker Dave Powell of Stanford University 12:25pm-2:00pm
Giovanny Marquez UCSC Controlling cellular response with bioelectronics and feedback control 2:15pm-2:30pm
Shourya Bose UCSC Microgrid Load Restoration: Formluation and Solution Strategies 2:30pm-2:45pm
Iman Nodozi UCSC Neural Schrodinger Bridge for Minimum Effort Self Assembly 2:45pm-3:00pm
Kimberly Chan UC Berkeley Automated Tuning of Generic Embedded Controllers using Multi-objective Bayesian Optimization 3:00pm-3:15pm
Break, Poster Sessions 3:15pm-3:30pm
Jon Wagstaff UCSC Gaussian Process Kernel Selection for Performance Prediction based on Physiological Data 3:30pm-3:45pm
Luis Burbano and Juanita Gomez UCSC Private Anomaly Detection 3:45pm-4:00pm
Neelay Junnarkar UC Berkeley Synthesis of Stabilizing Recurrent Equilibrium Network Controllers 4:00pm-4:15pm


Directions: UCSC campus maps and directions. Directions to Baskin Engineering Complex.

Parking lots: Core West Structure (closest parking lot to the Engineering Building 2). Additional campus parking lots.

Parking permits: You must purchase a parking permit from the Information Kiosk located on Coolidge Drive near the main campus entrance at Bay and High Streets. A map of this location is available here. Parking permits are available at the kiosk for $10.

Food: Breakfast, lunch and coffee will be available for the workshop participants.

WiFi: eduroam


Ricardo Sanfelice (ricardo@ucsc.edu)
Gabriel Elkaim (elkaim@soe.ucsc.edu)