Paper:“Chordal Sparsity, Decomposing SDPs and the Lyapunov Equation”, pages 531-537
Richard Mason received the MEng degree in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford, UK in 2010. Currently, he is working towards the DPhil degree in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Professor Papachristodoulou. His PhD research is focussed on exploiting sparsity within optimisation problems in control theory. Mr. Mason received the Student Best Paper Award at the 2014 American Control Conference.
Antonis Papachristodoulou is an Associate Professor in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford and a Tutorial Fellow at Worcester College. Currently, he is an EPSRC Fellow for Growth in Synthetic Biology and Director of the EPSRC & BBSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Synthetic Biology. He holds an MA/MEng degree in Electrical and Information Sciences from the University of Cambridge (2000) and a PhD in Control and Dynamical Systems from the California Institute of Technology, with a PhD Minor in Aeronautics (2005). In 2015 he was awarded the European Control Award for his contributions to robustness analysis and applications to networked control systems and systems biology. His research interests include large-scale nonlinear systems analysis, sum of squares programming, synthetic and systems biology, networked systems and flow control. He is associate editor for Automatica and IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.
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