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Hierarchical and distributed model predictive control
of large-scale systems
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Main challenges

The key challenges that will be addressed in this project are:

  • developing new, efficient, robust, and scalable methods for on-line, real-time hierarchical and distributed control of large-scale systems,
  • appropriately dealing with the computational complexity issues, various types of uncertainty, and coordination and cooperation between the controllers both within and across the control levels,
  • integrating the methods within currently deployed embedded sensor and controller structures, so as to allow practical implementation and smooth adoption of the new methods by industry.

In order to address these challenges and to achieve the objectives the research team gathers fundamental and technical core expertise in various fields such as systems and control, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, optimisation, operations research, and computer science.