Seminar: “Transactive Control in Smart Cities,” Anuradha M. Annaswamy (MIT), EA-409, 10:40AM May 15 (EN)

Title: Transactive Control in Smart Cities

Speaker: Anuradha M. Annaswamy, MIT, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Time/Place: 10.40am, May 15, EA-409

Abstract: “The concept of Smart City is gaining popular attention with the goal of sustainability and efficiency, the needs of enhancing quality and performance, and the explosion of technological advances in communication and computation. Given that 50% of the world’s population lives in urban regions, critical infrastructures of energy, transportation, and health and their growing interdependencies have to be collectively analyzed and designed to provide the substrate for the realization of the Smart City Concept. This talk will address one of these infrastructures, Urban Mobility, and in particular the concept of dynamic toll pricing to alleviate congestion.

Dr. Anuradha Annaswamy received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Yale University in 1985. She has been a member of the faculty at Yale, Boston University, and MIT where currently she is the director of the Active-Adaptive Control Laboratory and a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Her research interests pertain to adaptive control theory and applications to aerospace, automotive, and propulsion systems, cyber physical systems science, and CPS applications to Smart Grids, Smart Cities, and Smart Infrastructures. She is the author of a hundred journal publications and numerous conference publications, co-author of a graduate textbook on adaptive control (2004), co-editor of two reports, IEEE Vision for Smart Grid Control: 2030 and Beyond,” and Impact of Control Technology, (,