ELO-X Fall School and Workshop

2nd Seasonal School of the ELO-X project

Tuesday, October 04, 2022, 9:00 - Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 17:00

KG I, Aula, Platz der Universität 3, FreiburgKollegiengebäude I, Aula, Platz der Universität 3 , D-79098 Freiburg, Germany


The aim of this event is to give both, theoretical background and hands-on practical knowledge in the field of Model Predictive Control (MPC) and Reinforcement Learning (RL). Participants will learn the main concepts of the two approaches along with their similarities and differences.

Flyer of the event: FlyerMPCRL22.pdf

Location

The event takes place in the KG1 building in the central part of Freiburg Google Maps link.

Content:

The event will be divided into two parts. In the first week, an intensive course about Model Predictive Control and Reinforcement Learning will be taught by Prof. Joschka Boedecker and Prof. Moritz Diehl, both from the University of Freiburg. The lecture topics are accompanied by intensive computer exercises.

Course prerequisites and detailed content are available at the teaching page https://www.syscop.de/teaching/ss2022/model-predictive-control-and-reinforcement-learning

The second week will start with a soft skill workshop. The workshop is titled “How to plan and develop a research project” by Dr. Frank Krüger and Christian Jäger both from University of Freiburg. It will be followed by technical seminars. Invited guest lectures will be given by Dr. Stefan Gering (Bosch – Germany), Prof. Dr. Silvia Mastellone (FHNW - Switzerland), Prof. Dr. Toshiyuki Ohtsuka (Kyoto University - Japan), Dr. Rien Quirynen (MERL – Boston US), Dr. Yuval Tassa (Google Deepmind – UK). Some speakers might change.

Registration details:

  • External PhD students (not affiliated with ELO-X) interested in enrolling to the event may expect to pay a participation fee of 450 Euro. This fee will cover, among others, the expenses for the catering, the welcoming receptions and the dinner on Friday 7th October. The optional social event on the weekend will require a minor cost contribution.
  • Please notice that the participation will be limited to approximately 50 people (first come first serve).
  • The registration will close on September 15, 2022
  • The title of the lectures and the exact speaker list will be defined by the end of August.
  • All the participants will receive an email with the payment details by mid September.

Course registration (only for PhD students not affiliated with ELO-X)https://cloud.syscop.de/apps/forms/MbgP4fWHaJj8rdGJ

Preliminary timetable:

Group 1: Master Students
Group 2: PhD Students
Group 3: ELO-X Students

WEEK 1      
  Mon 3-Oct Tue 4-Oct Wed 5-Oct Thu 6-Oct Fri 7-Oct Sat 8-Oct Sun 9-Oct      
  Event: MPC RL School        
Participants: group 1, group 2, group 3      
09:00-10:30   Lecture 1: Lecture 5: Lecture 9: Lecture 13: exam social event free day      
10:30-11:00 coffee break coffee break coffee break coffee break      
11:00-13:00 Lecture 2: Lecture 6: Lecture 10: Lecture 14:      
13:00-14:00 lunch lunch lunch lunch      
14:00-15:30 Lecture 3: Lecture 7: Lecture 11: Lecture 15:      
15:30-16:00 Arrival coffee break coffee break coffee break coffee break      
16:00-18:00 Lecture 4: project phase starter presentation Lecture 8: video tutorial or project work Lecture 12: Lecture 16:      
                     
19:00- Welcome receptions @Peterskeller (group 2 and 3 only)   Snacks and drinks @Feierling (all groups)   Dinner @Dattler (group 2 and 3 only)          
                     
WEEK 2          
  Mon 10-Oct Tue 11-Oct Wed 12-Oct Thu 13-Oct Fri 14-Oct          
Event: Seminars ELO-X meetings Ideas exchange          
Participants: group 2, group 3 group 3 Participants: group 2, group 3          
09:00-10:30 How to plan and develop a research project (by Frank Krüger and Christian Jäger) Seminar 5: internal rooms will be reserved to exchange ideas and discuss among the participants (optional and self-organized) rooms will be reserved to exchange ideas and discuss among the participants (optional and self-organized)          
10:30-11:00 coffee break coffee break coffee break          
11:00-13:00 Seminar 2: Seminar 6: internal          
13:00-14:00 lunch lunch lunch          
14:00-15:30 Seminar 3: Seminar 7: internal          
15:30-16:00 coffee break coffee break coffee break          
16:00-18:00 Seminar 4: Seminar 8: internal          
                     
19:00- Welcome reception @Waldsee (group 2 and 3 only)   Dinner @Colombi (group 3 only)              
                     
                     
                     

 

For any information/doubts/inquiries:

andrea.ghezzi@imtek.uni-freiburg.de

rudolf.reiter@imtek.uni-freiburg.de

per.rutquist@imtek.uni-freiburg.de

 

Committee

General organization: Rudolf Reiter, Per Rutquist, Christine Paasch, Moritz Diehl

Website, Flyer, Forms: Andrea Ghezzi

MPCRL course: Florian Messerer, Jasper Hoffman, Joschka Boedecker, Moritz Diehl