Exhibitors 2020


OPT4SMART (Distributed Optimization Methods for Smart Cyber-Physical Networks)

OPT4SMART (Distributed Optimization Methods for Smart Cyber-Physical Networks)

OPT4SMART goals: i) provide a theoretical framework to solve distributed optimization problems; ii) develop numerical optimization tools for cyber-physical networks.


Activities of the OPT4SMART project on large-scale distributed optimization will be shown with application to distributed federated learning and cooperative robotics. Two main Python toolboxes will be presented: DISROPT and ChoiRbot. DISROPT is a Python framework for distributed optimization that allows the user to: i) easily implement distributed computing schemes ii) execute distributed protocols on multi-processor architectures as, e.g., HPC clusters. The ChoiRbot toolbox, based on the novel ROS 2 framework, provides functionalities to easily reshaping a robotic team in a smart, collective intelligence. It allows to: i) easily implement distributed computing schemes directly interfacing with DISROPT ii) simulate and run experiments on teams of heterogeneous robots iii) easily interface with external software and hardware.


Italy


Giuseppe Notarstefano

Giuseppe Notarstefano is a Professor in the Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Information Engineering G. Marconi at Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna. He was Associate Professor (from June ‘16 to June ‘18) and previously Assistant Professor, Ricercatore, (from February ‘07) at the Università del Salento, Lecce, Italy. He received the Laurea degree “summa cum laude” in Electronics Engineering from the Università di Pisa in 2003 and the Ph.D. degree in Automation and Operation Research from the Università di Padova in 2007. He has been visiting scholar at the University of Stuttgart, University of California Santa Barbara and University of Colorado Boulder. His research interests include distributed optimization, cooperative control in complex networks, applied nonlinear optimal control, and trajectory optimization and maneuvering of aerial and car vehicles.
He serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology and IEEE Control Systems Letters. He is also part of the Conference Editorial Board of IEEE CSS and EUCA. He is recipient of an ERC Starting Grant 2014.



 Research
  Giuseppe Notarstefano
 2020

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