Associate Professor Peter Dower

  • Room: Level: 03 Room: 3.9
  • Building: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

    Personal webpage

    http://people.eng.unimelb.edu.au/pdower/

    Biography

    Peter Dower is an academic with the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne (Australia). Peter received a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering (with Honours and University Medal) from the University of Newcastle (Australia), and a PhD in Engineering from the Australian National University (Canberra). He completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California at San Diego, and returned to Australia as a Lecturer at La Trobe University (located in Melbourne). Peter joined the University of Melbourne in 2003. His expertise is in the area of stability analysis and optimal control for nonlinear systems.

    Recent publications

    1. Kennedy J, Chapman A, Dower P. Generalized coverage control for time-varying density functions. 2019 18th European Control Conference, ECC 2019. 2019. DOI: 10.23919/ECC.2019.8796308
    2. Maass Martinez A, Nesic D, Postoyan R, Dower P. Lp stability of networked control systems implemented on WirelessHART. Automatica. Pergamon-Elsevier Science. 2019, Vol. 109. DOI: 10.1016/j.automatica.2019.108514
    3. Maass Martinez A, Nesic D, Postoyan R, Dower P. Observer design for non-linear networked control systems with persistently exciting protocols. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2019. DOI: 10.1109/TAC.2019.2940319
    4. McEneaney WM, Dower P. Staticization-based representations for Schrodinger equations driven by Coulomb potentials. 3rd International-Federation-of-Automatic-Control (IFAC) Workshop on Thermodynamic Foundations for a Mathematical Systems Theory (TFMST). Excerpta Medica. 2019, Vol. 52, Issue 7. DOI: 10.1016/j.ifacol.2019.07.005
    5. Dower P, Grune L, Egorov I. A characteristics based curse-of-dimensionality-free approach for approximating control Lyapunov functions and feedback stabilization. 23rd International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems. 2018.
    6. Dower P, McEneaney WM. An action principle for constructing fundamental solution groups for wave equations. 23rd International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems. 2018.
    7. Dower P. An adaptive max-plus eigenvector method for continuous time optimal control problems. Numerical Methods for Optimal Control Problems. 2018, Vol. 29. Editors: Falcone M, Ferretti R, GrĂśne L, McEneaney WM. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-01959-4_10
    8. Dower P. Basis adaptation for a max-plus eigenvector method arising in optimal control. 23rd International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems. 2018.
    9. Yegorov I, Dower P, Gruene L. Global extension of local control Lyapunov functions via exit-time optimal control. 2018 IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL (CDC). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2018.
    10. Dower P, Gruene L. Hamiltonian based a posteriori error estimation for Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation. 23rd International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems. 2018.
    11. Maass Martinez A, Nesic D, Postoyan R, Dower P. Observer design for networked control systems implemented over WirelessHART. 2018 IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL (CDC). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2018. DOI: 10.1109/CDC.2018.8619754
    12. Dower P, Nesic D, Taringoo F, Tan Y. Optimization Methods on Riemannian Manifolds via Extremum Seeking Algorithms. SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization. Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. 2018, Vol. 56, Issue 5. DOI: 10.1137/15M1018022
    13. Yegorov I, Dower P. Perspectives on Characteristics Based Curse-of-Dimensionality-Free Numerical Approaches for Solving Hamilton–Jacobi Equations. Applied Mathematics and Optimization. 2018. DOI: 10.1007/s00245-018-9509-6
    14. McEneaney W, Dower P. Static duality and a stationary-action application. JOURNAL OF DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. Academic Press. 2018, Vol. 264, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1016/j.jde.2017.08.054
    15. Dower P, Zhang H. A max-plus primal space fundamental solution for a class of differential Riccati equations. 21st International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS). Springer-Verlag UK. 2017, Vol. 29, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1007/s00498-017-0200-2

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