JULY 06-07, 2023
Professor and Chair of the Aerospace Engineering Department，
San Diego State University
Research Interest: Aerospace guidance, flight control, and autonomous trajectory planning and optimization.
Title: Convex Optimization in Aerospace Guidance and Control
Abstract: Over the last decade convex optimization has found tremendous growth in aerospace guidance and control applications. This presentation will review the key traits of convex optimization, highlight the reasons for its growing popularity, point to some on-going research on numerical methods in the area, and identify remaining challenges. The presentation will include examples and demonstration by the speaker’s own research.
Short-biography: Ping Lu received his BS degree from then Beijing Institute of Aeronautics, and PhD degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan. His research expertise and interests are in computational guidance and control. He was a professor of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University until 2016, and presently a Professor and the Chair of the Aerospace Engineering Department at San Diego State University. Prof. Lu is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He was the recipient of the AIAA Mechanics and Control of Flight Award in 2008, and NASA Johnson Space Center Director’s Innovation Group Achievement Award in 2016. Prof. Lu is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics.