Inaugural ICON Student Research Conference

Event Date: February 23, 2023
Time: 9:15 AM – 4:15 PM
Location: Rice Design Studio, MSEE 190
Contact Name: Brooks Butler
Contact Phone: 704-254-8992
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The conference will offer students the chance to present their research and network with faculty members and keynote speakers to explore new research avenues and interdisciplinary partnerships. A diverse array of topics will be covered during presentations, aimed at fostering communication and collaboration between researchers from diverse backgrounds. These topics include complex networks, multi-agent system optimization, reinforcement learning, data science for autonomy and control, resilient and secure autonomy, human-autonomy interaction, infrastructure systems control and optimization, and autonomy validation and verification.

The conference is open to the public with no pre-registration required; lunch registrations have been closed.



9:15 AM – Welcome

9:30 AM – Keynote Talk, Rayadurgam Srikant, Grainger Chair in Engineering/Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Coordinated Science Lab, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

10:30 AM – Student Presentations Session 1

Noon – Lunch/Poster Session

1:30 PM - Keynote Talk, Kira Barton, tenure-track faculty member at the University of Michigan specializing in Controls, Manufacturing, Mechatronics & Robotics

2:30 PM – Student Presentations Session 2

4 PM – Conclusion


Organizing Committee:

The conference is organized by students in the Institute for Control, Optimization and Networks (ICON).


For More Information:

Contact Brooks Butler,, 704-254-8992