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07/2017
Jakub Prüher received the Best Student Paper Award at FUSION 2017
News: The paper by Jakub Prüher, Filip Tronarp, Toni Karvonen, Simo Särkkä, and Ondřej Straka titled "Student-t Process Quadratures for Filtering of Non-Linear Systems with Heavy-Tailed Noise" was awarded the Tammy Blair Best Student Paper Award (First Runner-up) at the 20th International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION 2017) (http://www.fusion2017.org).
Photos: Best Student Paper Award FUSION 2017
05/2017
Multi-Sensor Navigation tutorial attendance
News: Members of the Identification and Decision Making Research Group (IDM) attended the Multi-Sensor Navigation tutorial which was held from May 22nd to May 24th in Galileo Supervising Authority (GSA) headquaters in Prague.
05/2017
Survey paper published in international journal
News: The paper "Noise covariance matrices in state-space models: A survey and comparison of estimation methods-Part I" by J. Duník, O. Straka, O. Kost, and J. Havlík was published in International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing (doi: 10.1002/acs.2783).
05/2017
Five papers accepted for FUSION 2017
News: The papers "From Competitive to Cooperative Filter Design" by J. Duník, O. Straka, J. Ajgl, and E. Blash, "Performance Evaluation of Nonlinearity and Non-Gaussianity Measures in State Estimation" by J. Duník, O. Straka, and A. Garcia-Fernandez, "Stochastic Integration Student's-t Filter" by O. Straka and J. Duník, "A Geometrical Perspective on Fusion under Unknown Correlations based on Minkowski Sums" by J. Ajgl and O. Straka, and "Student-t Process Quadratures for Filtering of Non-Linear Systems with Heavy-Tailed Noise" by J. Prüher, F. Tronarp, T. Karvonen, O. Straka, and S. Särkka were accepted for the 20th International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION) (http://www.fusion2017.org).
04/2017
Paper accepted for MED 2017
News: The paper "Efficient MPC for Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor" by M. Fehér, O. Straka, and V. Šmídl was accepted for the 25th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED) (www.um.edu.mt/events/med2017).
02/2017
Three papers accepted for the IFAC WC 2017
News: The papers "Input Design for Fault Detection Using Extended Kalman Filter and Reinforcement Learning" by J. Škach and I. Punčochář, "Active Fault Diagnosis for Jump Markov Nonlinear Systems" by J. Škach, I. Punčochář, and O. Straka, and "Nonlinear Estimator Design for MEMS Gyroscope with Time-Varying Angular Rate" by L. Král and O. Straka were accepted for the IFAC World Congress 2017 (IFAC 2017) (http://www.ifac2017.org).
02/2017
Visit from Aalto University
News: IDM Research Group hosts two Ph.D. students from Aalto University in Finland from the reseach group of Simo Särkka (https://users.aalto.fi/~ssarkka/) for two weeks. A purpose of the research stay is to collaborate in field of nonlinear filtering, specifically the use of Student's t-processes quadrature in σ-point filtering. Both students also gave presentations about their research interests: Filip Tronarp with the topic "Some remarks on Stundet's t filters" and Toni Karvonen with the topic "Second order Poincaré inequalities for non-linear Kalman filter."
10/2016
Two papers accepted for ACD 2016
News: The papers "Noise Covariance Matrices Estimation for Nonlinear Systems with TimeVarying Availability of Sensors" by O. Kost, J. Duník, and O. Straka and "Constrained Time-Optimal Control of Double-Integrator System and Its Application in MPC" by M. Fehér, O. Straka, and V. Šmídl were accepted for the 13th European Workshop on Advanced Control and Diagnosis (ACD) (http://www.acd2016.eu).
09/2016
Jiří Ajgl received the Best Paper Award at MFI 2016
News: The paper by Jiří Ajgl and Ondřej Straka titled "Covariance Intersection in Track-to-Track Fusion With Memory" was awarded the Best Paper Award at the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems (MFI 2016) (http://mfi2016.org).
Photos: Best Paper Award MFI 2016 Best Paper Award MFI 2016 Best Paper Award MFI 2016
09/2016
Jakub Prüher received the Best Student Paper Award at MLSP 2016
News: The paper by Jakub Prüher and Simo Särkkä titled "On The Use Of Gradient Information In Gaussian Process Quadratures" was awarded the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Pprocessing (MLSP 2016) (http://mlsp2016.conwiz.dk).
07/2016
Paper by Jindřich Havlík among the five best student papers at ICINCO 2016
News: The paper by J. Havlík, O. Straka, J. Dunik, and J. Ajgl titled "On Nonlinearity Measuring Aspects of Stochastic Integration Filter" was nominated for the Best Student Paper Award at the 13th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO 2016) (http://www.icinco.org/?y=2016).
07/2016
Two papers accepted for CDC 2016
News: The papers "Optimal Active Fault Diagnosis by Temporal-Difference Learning" by J. Škach, I. Punčochář, and F. L. Lewis and "Measurement Difference Autocovariance Method for Noise Covariance Matrices Estimation" by J. Duník, O. Straka, and O. Kost were accepted for the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) (http://cdc2016.ieeecss.org).
07/2016
Paper accepted for MLSP 2016
News: The paper "On the Use of Gradient Information in Gaussian Process Quadratures" by J. Prüher and S. Särkkä was accepted for the 26th IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing (MLSP) (http://mlsp2016.conwiz.dk).
06/2016
Paper accepted for SysTol 2016
News: The paper "Temporal-Difference Q-learning in Active Fault Diagnosis" by J. Škach, I. Punčochář, and F. L. Lewis was accepted for the 3rd International Conference on Control and Fault-Tolerant Systems (SysTol) (http://systol16.cs2ac.upc.edu).
06/2016
Journal of Advances in Information Fusion (JAIF) Special issue
News: The special issue is focused on the design of local, i.e., nonlinear Kalman-filter-based, derivative-free filters for nonlinear stochastic dynamic time-varying systems with an emphasis on the theoretical advances in the field of study. In particular, the focus of the issue is laid on both the design of novel algorithms for state and parameter estimation and the in-depth analysis and further development of existing methods. The special issue consists of six papers all from renowned research groups systematically working in the area of the state estimation. Some of the papers are significantly extended versions of the papers presented at the 17th International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION 2014) within the special session “Advanced Sigma-Point Filters: Analysis, Sigma-Point Set Design, and Applications”. Editor-in-Chief of the Special issue are J. Duník and O. Straka. More information can be found on http://isif.org.
Photos: Journal of Advances in Information Fusion Volume 11 2016
06/2016
Looking back the visit of the Air Force Research Laboratory
News: Under the program Window on Science (WoS), O. Straka and J. Duník presented two lectures that summarized the latest results of their research in the area of the state estimation of nonlinear systems with uncertainty. The lectures were held at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in Rome, NY. The laboratory employs about 10,000 military and civilian personnel. It manages a scientific and technological program worth several billion dollars anually, which covers the fundamental research, applied research, and development of advanced technologies. The visit was ended with an intensive discussion of further long-term cooperation in the area of tracking moving objects. More information in Czech language can be found on http://info.zcu.cz.
Photos: Air Force Research Laboratory 2016 Air Force Research Laboratory 2016 Air Force Research Laboratory 2016 Air Force Research Laboratory 2016
05/2016
Three papers accepted for FUSION 2016
News: The papers "Covariance Intersection in Track-to-Track Fusion Without Memory" by J. Ajgl and O. Straka, "Characteristic Function Based Performance Index for Bayesian Filters" by O. Straka and J. Duník, and "Survey of Nonlinearity and Non-Gaussianity Measures for State Estimation" by Jindřich Duník, Ondřej Straka, Mahendra Mallick, and Erik Blasch were accepted for the 19th International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION) (http://fusion2016.org).
05/2016
Lectures at Air Force Research Laboratory
News: Lectures on "Nonlinear Sigma-Point-Based State Estimation" by Jindřich Duník and "Nonlinearity Measures for State Estimation" by Ondřej Straka will be presented at Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, NY on June 6th 2016. The lectures are supported by the program WOS - Window On Science.
05/2016
Paper accepted for ICINCO 2016
News: The paper "On Nonlinearity Measuring Aspects of Stochastic Integration Filter" by J. Havlík, O. Straka, J. Duník, and J. Ajgl was accepted for the 13th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO) (http://www.icinco.org).
03/2016
Jan Škach back from research stay
News: In February, Jan Škach returned from his research stay at The University of Texas at Arlington, USA.
02/2016
Jindřich Duník back from research stay
News: In January and February 2016, Jindřich Duník completed his research stay at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.
01/2016
Paper accepted for ACC 2016
News: The paper "Directional Splitting for Structure Adaptation of Bayesian Filters" by O. Straka, J. Duník, and I. Punčochář was accepted for the 2016 American Control Conference (http://acc2016.a2c2.org).
01/2016
Jakub Prüher left for research stay
News: Ph.D. student Jakub Prüher left for a five month research stay at Aalto University, Finland.
11/2015
European Workshop ACD 2015
News: European Workshop on Advanced Control Diagnosis (ACD 2015) organized by the IDM Research Group was held on November 19th-20th, 2015. There were 4 plenary lectures given by the prominent experts in the field of automatic control and detection. During the two days, 50 papers of authors from all around the world were presented. The next ACD workshop will be held on November 2016 in Lille, France.
Photos: Advanced Control Diagnosis 2015 Advanced Control Diagnosis 2015 Advanced Control Diagnosis 2015 Advanced Control Diagnosis 2015 Advanced Control Diagnosis 2015 Advanced Control Diagnosis 2015
06/2015
Paper accepted for CDC 2015
News: The paper "Infinite Time Horizon Active Fault Diagnosis based on Approximate Dynamic Programming" by I. Punčochář, J. Škach, and M. Šimandl was accepted for the 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (http://www.cdc2015.ctrl.titech.ac.jp).
06/2015
12th European Workshop on Advanced Control and Diagnosis (ACD 2015)
News: The IDM research group organizes the 12th European Workshop on Advanced Control and Diagnosis (ACD 2015) that will take place at the European Centre of Excellence - NTIS, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia (UWB), Pilsen, Czech Republic, on November 19-20, 2015.
The theme of ACD 2015 is Advances in Automatic Control, Fault Detection, and Signal Processing. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed and all the accepted papers will be published in the IOP Journal of Physics: Conference Series.
More information about the conference can be found at the website http://acd2015.zcu.cz.
Flyer: ACD 2015
06/2015
Three papers accepted for IFAC SYSID 2015
News: The papers "Estimation of Noise Covariance Matrices for Linear Systems with Nonlinear Measurements" by J. Duník, O. Straka, and M. Šimandl, "A New Practically Oriented Generation of Nonlinear Filtering Toolbox" by J. Havlík, M. Šimandl, and O. Straka, and "Parameter Estimation of MEMS Gyroscope Using Local State Estimation Methods" by L. Král and M. Šimandl were accepted for the IFAC Symposium on System Idetification 2015 (http://sysid2015.info).
06/2015
Congratulations, doc. Straka!
News: Congratulations to the Head of the Research Group, Ondřej Straka, who received the highest academic qualification for a scholar (doc.) on June 1st, 2015.
Ondřej Straka received his Ph.D. degree in cybernetics from the University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic in 2004. Since 2003 he has been with the Department of Cybernetics, University of West Bohemia, where he has worked as a researcher in several academic projects in the areas of particle filtering, sigma-point filtering, constrained estimation and signal processing. At the department he is engaged in teaching in the area of identification, state estimation and control theory. His current research interests include sigma-point filters, adaptive techniques for sample size setting and sampling density design in particle filtering, Gaussian mixture methods, constrained estimation, and software package for nonlinear state estimation. He is author or co-author of 55 publications dealing with nonlinear state estimation.
05/2015
Jindřich Duník receives DAAD scholarship
News: Jindřich Duník was awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship for a one month research stay at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in the research group of prof. Hanebeck (http://isas.uka.de).
03/2015
Paper accepted for SafeProcess 2015
News: The paper "Adaptive Generalized Policy Iteration in Active Fault Detection and Control" by I. Punčochář, J. Škach, and M. Šimandl was accepted for the 9th IFAC Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes (http://safeprocess15.sciencesconf.org).
02/2015
Werner von Siemens Excellence Award 2015
News: The team of young researchers from the Department of Cybernetics, Faculty of Applied Sciences at the University of West Bohemia was awarded for the most significant result of a basic research - one of the most respected Werner von Siemens awards.
In 2015 a committee of experts evaluated 109 Master's and Ph.D. Thesis and awarded talented students, promising young researchers and university lecturers from technical and science universities and academic institution from the Czech Republic. In the category The Most Significant Result of a Basic Research was awarded the research team prof. Miroslav Šimandl, Jindřich Duník, Ivo Punčochář, and Ondřej Straka for the research of Novel Approaches and Methods of Nonlinear State Estimation and Optimal Decision under Uncertainty. The ceremonial was held in Bethlehem Chapel in Prague on February 5th, 2015.
Photos: Cena Siemens 2015 Cena Siemens 2015
02/2015
Jan Škach receives Fulbright-Masaryk scholarship
News: Ph.D. student Jan Škach was awarded by a competitive Fulbright-Masaryk scholarship. Under a supervision of Prof. Frank L. Lewis from the University of Texas at Arlington (http://www.uta.edu/utari/acs/), he will research approximation methods with application to the area of active fault detection.