Control and Optimization of Discrete Event Systems (CODES) Laboratory


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Overview

We model, design, analyze, evaluate, control, and optimize discrete event and hybrid systems with applications on Communication and Sensor Networks, Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Transportation Networks, and a variety of Multi-Agent Systems. read more


Recent Journal Publications

  • Xiao, W., Cassandras, C.G., and Belta, C. “Bridging the Gap between Optimal Trajectory Planning and Safety-Critical Control with Applications to Autonomous Vehicles“. Automatica, 2021, to appear.
  • Xiao, W., and Cassandras, C.G., “Decentralized Optimal Merging Control for Connected and Automated Vehicles with Safety Constraint Guarantees“, Automatica, Volume 123, 109333, 2021.
  • Meng, X., and Cassandras, C.G., “Eco-driving of Autonomous Vehicles for Non-stop Crossing of Signalized Intersections“, IEEE Trans. on Automation Science and Engineering, To appear, 2020.
  • Chen, R., and Cassandras, C.G., “Optimal Assignments in Mobility-on-Demand Systems Using Event-driven Receding Horizon Control“, IEEE Trans. on Intelligent Transportation Systems, pp. 1-15, 2020.
  • Wollenstein-Betech, S., Silva, A.A.B., Fleck, J.L., Cassandras, C.G., and Paschalidis, I.C., “Physiological and Socioeconomic Characteristics Predict COVID-19 Mortality and Resource Utilization in Brazil“, PLOS One, pp. 1-15, 2020.
  • Xu, H., Zhang, Y., Cassandras, C.G., and Feng, S., “A Bi-Level Cooperative Driving Strategy Allowing Lane Changes“, Transportation Research Part C Vol. 120, pp. 1-17, 2020.
  • Wollenstein-Betech, S., Cassandras, C.G., and Paschalidis, I.C., “Personalized Predictive Models for Symptomatic COVID-19 Patients Using Basic Preconditions: Hospitalizations, Mortality, and the Need for an ICU or Ventilator“, Intl. Journal of Medical Informatics, Vol. 142, pp. 1-8, 2020.
  •  Meng, X., and Cassandras, C.G., “Trajectory Optimization of Autonomous Agents with Spatio-Temporal Constraints”, to appear in IEEE Trans. on Control of Network Systems, 2020.
  • Sun, C., Welikala, S., and Cassandras, C.G., “Optimal Composition of Heterogeneous Multi-Agent Teams for Coverage Problems with Performance Bound Guarantees”, Automatica, Vol. 117, pp. 1-10, 2020.
  • Feng, Z., Hu, G., and Cassandras, C.G., “Finite-Time Distributed Convex Optimization for Continuous-Time Multi-Agent Systems with Disturbance Rejection”, IEEE Trans. on Control of Network Systems, Vol. 7, 2, pp. 686-698.
  • Wang, Y-W., Zhao, M-J., Yang, W., Zhou, N., and Cassandras, C.G., “Collision-Free Trajectory Design for 2D Persistent Monitoring Using Second-Order Agents”, IEEE Trans. on Control of Network Systems, Vol. 7, 2, pp. 545-557.
  • Yu, X., Andersson, S.B., Zhou, N., and Cassandras C.G., “Scheduling Multiple Agents in a Persistent Monitoring Task Using Reachability Analysis”, IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control, Vol. 65, 4, pp. 1499-1513.
  • Swaszek, R. M. A., and Cassandras, C.G., “Receding Horizon Control for Station Inventory Management in a Bike Sharing System”, IEEE Trans. on Automation Science and Engineering, Vol. 17, 1, pp. 407-417, 2020.

Recent Conference Publications

  • Meng, X., Sun, X.,  Cassandras, C.G., and Xu, K., Comparison of Centralized and Decentralized Approaches in Cooperative Coverage Problems with Energy-Constrained Agents, to appear in 59th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2020.
  • Welikala, S., and Cassandras, C.G., Event-Driven Receding Horizon Control For Distributed Persistent Monitoring on Graphs, to appear in 59th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2020.
  • Wollenstein-Betech, Paschalidis, I. Ch., and Cassandras, C.G., Joint Pricing and Rebalancing of Autonomous Mobility-on-Demand Systems, to appear in Proc. of 59th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2020.
  • Xiao, W., Belta, C., and Cassandras, C.G., Feasibility-Guided Learning for Constrained Optimal Control Problems, to appear in Proc. of 59th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2020.
  • Wollenstein-Betech, S., Houshmand, A., Salazar, M., Pavone, M., Cassandras, C.G, and Paschalidis, I. Ch., Congestion-aware Routing and Rebalancing of Autonomous Mobility-on-Demand Systems in Mixed Traffic, to appear in Proc. of 23rd IEEE Intl. Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2020.
  • Wollenstein-Betech, S., Muise, S. Cassandras, C.G, Paschalidis, I. Ch., and Khazaeni, Y., Explainability of Intelligent Transportation Systems Using Knowledge Compilation: a Traffic Light Controller Case, to appear in Proc. of 23rd IEEE Intl. Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2020.
  • Xiao, W., Cassandras, C.G., and Belta, C., Decentralized Optimal Control in Multi-lane Merging for Connected and Automated Vehicles, to appear in Proc. of 23rd IEEE Intl. Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2020.
  • Pinto, S.C., Andersson, S.B., Hendrickx, J.M., and Cassandras, C.G., Multi-Agent Infinite Horizon Persistent Monitoring of Targets with Uncertain States in Multi-Dimensional Environments, to appear in Proc. of 21st IFAC World Congress, 2020.
  • Welikala, S., and Cassandras, C.G., Asymptotic Analysis for Greedy Initialization of Threshold-Based Distributed Optimization of Persistent Monitoring on Graphs, to appear in Proc. of 21st IFAC World Congress, 2020.
  • Chen, R. and Cassandras, C.G., Optimization of Ride Sharing Systems Using Event-driven Receding Horizon Control, to appear in Proc. of 2020 Intl. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems, 2020.
  • Xiao, W., and Cassandras, C.G., Decentralized Optimal Merging Control for Connected and Automated Vehicles with Optimal Dynamic Resequencing, Proc. of 2020 American Control Conference, pp. 4090-4095, 2020.
  • Pinto, S.C., Andersson, S.B., Hendrickx, J.M., and Cassandras, C.G., Optimal Periodic Multi-Agent Persistent Monitoring of a Finite Set of Targets with Uncertain States, to appear in Proc. of 2020 American Control Conference, pp. 5207-5212, 2020.
  • Welikala, S., and Cassandras, C.G., Distributed Non-convex Optimization of Multi-agent Systems Using Boosting Functions to Escape Local Optima, Proc. of 2020 American Control Conference, pp. 2723-2728, 2020.

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Contact

Address: PHO 416 and PHO 446
8 Saint Mary’s Street, Boston, MA, 02215Tel:  (617) 353-7154.
Email: cgc@bu.edu, salomonw@bu.edu