Contents and objectives

Dynamical models play a key role in many branches of science. In engineering they have a paramount role in model-based simulation, health monitoring, control and optimization. The accuracy of the models is often crucial to their subsequent use in model-based operations.

Data-driven modeling and statistical parameter estimation are established fields for determining mathematical models of dynamical systems on the basis of measurement data from dedicated experiments.

The 4-days Spring School aims at covering the fundamentals of data-driven modeling approaches (ranging from parameter estimation algorithms (PEM and ETFE) and experiment design to model validation) as well as more advanced topics. In this year edition, these advanced topics will pertain to the identification of hybrid systems and to the use of statistical tools (such as the maximum likelihood theory) for learning the dynamics of linear and nonlinear systems.

The school consists of a series of lectures and of (computer) exercise sessions.

For the computer exercices,  participants  should bring their own laptop with one of the latest versions of Matlab (version R2014a at least)  installed with stand alone license. The Matlab System Identification Toolbox must be available.

The school is mainly aimed at an audience of PhD students in control engineering (or related fields), but the course is also open to any other persons interested in the topic of data-based modeling

The course is eligible for scientific doctoral modules (23 hours). A certificate of attendance will be delivered to all participants at the end of the course.

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