Envisioning Smart CPHS that Deliver Societal Benefits, Presentation at the Workshop on Systems and Control for Smart Society and Cyber-Physical & Human Systems, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Nice, France, December 2019.

Cognitive Cyber-Physical Systems:  Vision for the Next CPS Frontier, Plenary Presentation, ESWEEK, New York City, October 16, 2019. [A more detailed presentation with multiple hyperlinks can be downloaded here.]

Elmer Gilbert and Foundations of Linear Systems and Control Theory, A Symposium to Honoring the Life of Elmer Gilbert, University of Michigan, September 14, 2019.

Leveraging Machine Learning for Advancing Smart-X Systems and Control, Keynote Presentation, GE Edge and Controls Symposium, September 10-12, 2019.

Convergence Research Paradigm: A Powerful Approach to Enable Major Advances, Keynote Presentation, SUNY Research Council Meeting, August 6-7, 2019.

The Future of Work and Jobs, Invited Presentation, Future of Work Workshop, Oxford-UIDP Summit, July 30, 2019, Oxford University, Oxford, UK.

Deep Learning, Generative Adversarial Networks, Reinforcement Learning and Control, Workshop on Learning and Control, IIT Mandi, India, July 22-26, 2019.

Socially Responsible Automation,” (with Meera Sampath), EmTechNext, MIT Technology Review, Boston, June 12, 2019.

Envisioning Smart Cities that Deliver Societal Benefits,” Smart Cities for Sustainable Globalization, National Academy of Engineering Regional Meeting, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, April 24, 2019.

“Future of ECE in the Era of ML and AI,” Invited Panelist, ECE Department Heads Association Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ, March 25, 2019

“Grid Integration of Renewable Energy and Distributed Control,” Plenary Talk, Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), Johns Hopkins University, March 20, 2019.

Bruce Francis and H-infinity Control Theory,” Session to Honor Bruce Francis, December 18, 2018, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control

Panel Session “Interface between engineers and social-scientists: Low-hanging fruits, language barriers, and synergy,” Prepared Remarks, 2nd IFAC Conference on Cyber-Physical-Human Systems (CPHS), Miami, December 2018.

“Future Directions in Control in the Era of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence,” UCI-TAU Intelligence 2025 Conference, November 12, 2018

Envisioning Smart Technologies and Innovations for Societal Good, Invited Presentation at the Super Smart Society Consortium, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, October 22, 2018.

Food-Energy-Water Nexus: Convergence Framing for Research and Innovation, CONFOMA2018, Future of Food and the Role of Technology, Minneapolis, MN, September 8-9, 2018.

Real-Time Decision and Control for Power Grid Resilience, Plenary Talk, Workshop on Real-Time Data Analytics for Resilient Electric Grid, Portland, OR, August 4-5, 2018.

Research to Innovation: Future Directions for Systems and Control, Presentation at the Workshop, From Theory to Practice in Control: Enhancing Innovation and Impact, American Control Conference, June 26, 2018.

Visions for Systems and Control in the Era of Learning and Data Science, Presentation at the Workshop, New Problems on Learning and Data Science in Control Theory , American Control Conference, June 26, 2018.

Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and Manufacturing, Afternoon Keynote Presentation, Automation: The Next Generation of Lean, Industry 4.0 for Manufacturing, CNMI Summit, June 7, 2018.

Convergence, Grand Challenges, Team Science, and Inclusion, Keynote Presentation, NSF EFRI Workshop on Convergence and Interdisciplinarity for Larger Scale Research, NSF, Alexandria, VA, May 14-15, 2018.

Future of Smart Manufacturing in a Global Economy, 2018 Asia Pacific Workshop, Broadcom Foundation, Pasadena, CA, May 7, 2018.

Grid Integration of Renewable Energy and Distributed Control, seminar at the Center for Systems and Control, University of Southern California, March 2018

Grid Integration of Renewable Energy and Distributed Control, Emerging Applications of Control and Systems Theory, September 2017

Opportunities and Challenges in Integration of Renewable Generation in Electric Grids, Plenary Presentation, 1st IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications, Hawaii, August 2017

Professor R. E. Kalman – Reflections on His Way of Thinking, IFAC World Congress, Toulouse, France, July 2017

Grid Integration of Renewable Energy – Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities – Keynote presentation at the 4th JST-NSF-DFG-RCN Workshop, Tokyo, Japan, June 2017 

Renewable Energy, Electric Grid Integration, and Distributed Control, University of Stuttgart, February 2017

Recent presentations by students at conferences:

Development of a Deep Recurrent Neural Network Controller for Flight Applications, ACC 2017

Improving Long-Term Learning of Model Reference Adaptive Controllers for Flight Applications: A Sparse Neural Network Approach

Selected Presentations as NSF Assistant Director for Engineering

INFEWS: Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems, Community College Innovation Workshop, June 2016

Future of Energy Systems, ETH Zurich, Workshop in honor of Professor Manfred Morari’s retirement, May 2016

Enabling Greater Research Achievements by Transforming the Inception Phase, GERMINATION Workshop, May 2016, Arlington, VA

Opportunities in Engineering Research, Education and Innovation: A Perspective from NSF, Grove School of Engineering The City College of New York, May 2016

Electric Energy Systems Transformation, Columbia University, May 2016

Advanced Bio/Cell Manufacturing: A Perspective from NSF, National Materials and Manufacturing Board, The National Academies of Sciences Building, April 2016, Washington, DC

Energy and Sustainability Research and Education enabled by NSF, Keynote Presentation, “Energy from Renewables: Envisioning a Brighter Future”, University of Minnesota April 16, 2016

Wireless Communications Research at NSF, EARS PI Meeting, Vienna, VA, March 2016

Opportunities in Engineering Research, Education and Innovation: A Perspective from NSF, Carnegie Mellon University, December 2015

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING RESEARCH AND INNOVATION AT NSF, Congressional Briefing, “Advanced Manufacturing: Gaining the Advantage in a Fiercely Competitive Global Economy,” February 2016

Broader Impacts: Achieving Greater Goals, Boston University, December 2015

The Future of Center-Based Multidisciplinary Engineering Research, The National Academies Committee on the Future of Center-Based, Multidisciplinary Engineering Research, December 2015, Washington, DC

Photonics Research— NSF Enabling Exploration at the Frontiers, Boston University, December 2015

Engineering for the 21st Century – A Perspective from the National Science Foundation, William R. and Erlyn J. Gould Distinguished Lecture, University of Utah, November 2015

Enabling Research for the Future Electric Energy Grid – NSF Role, Keynote Presentation,  IEEE SmartGridComm, November 2015, Miami, FL

Innovative Neurotechnologies for Brain Research: A Perspective from the NSF Engineering Directorate, IEEE EMBS BRAIN Grand Challenges Conference, November 2014, Washington, DC

Cyber-Physical-Social Systems and Resilient Infrastructures – A Perspective from NSF, Human-Machine Networks and Intelligent Infrastructure, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, October 2015

Opportunities in Engineering Research, Education and Innovation: A Perspective from NSF, Lehigh University, October 2015

Enabling Research for Infrastructure Resilience: An NSF Perspective, Keynote Presentation, Resilience Week,  August 2015, Philadelphia, PA

Communications and Computing Research at NSF, Keynote Presentation, IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, Cyprus, July 2015

Building Energy Efficiency: A Perspective from NSF, SinBerBEST Mini Symposium, National University of Singapore, July 2015

Advanced Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: A Perspective from the NSF Engineering Directorate, Future of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing FDA/Industry/Academic Workshop, Rutgers University, May 2015

NSF Engineering and High Performance Computing, CASC Workshop, April 2015

Perspective on Accessible Remote Testbeds, ART Workshop, Arlington, VA, October 2015

Foundational Knowledge for Smart Service Systems: Towards an NSF Vision, MIT Workshop on Smart Service Systems, November 2014.

Emerging Frontiers in Robotics and Smart Systems, Presentation at the US Naval Academy November 2014

STEM Innovations and Future of Workforce, FedScoop Tech Town Hall September 2014

Research and Policy: A View from NSF, CDS@20, Caltech, August 2014

NSF ADVANCE Program: A Perspective from Engineering Directorate, ADVANCE PI Meeting, Alexandria, VA, March 2014

Building Innovation Ecosystem – Catalyzing Technology Commercialization and Cultivating Entrepreneurship, Japan Science and Technology (JST), February 2014

Systems Science and Engineering @ NSF ENG, JST Symposium, February 2014, Tokyo, Japan

Critical Role of Academic-Industry Partnerships in Future Science and Engineering Research, GUIRR Workshop October 2013, Washington DC

STEM: Engineering Is at the Heart of It, STEMSmart, June 2013, Atlanta, GA