JCE’s Chair of the Department of Electronics Engineering, and Emeritus Gerard Swope Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Technion, Professor Ezra Zeheb, was invited to give a talk at a 4-day workshop on Variational and Optimal Control Problems on Unbounded Domains, on January 9-12, 2012. Prof. Zeheb’s talk, What is Preferable: Positive or Negative, Real or Imaginary? will discuss his joint work with Professor Robert Shorten and Shravan Sajja on Descriptor Systems.
The conference is being held in memory of Prof. Zeheb’s colleague, Professor of mathematics Arie Leizarowitz, with whom he collaborated with in the past and is organized and sponsored by the Israel Science Foundation (ISF) and the Center for Mathematical Sciences (CMS) at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.
In addition, Professor Zeheb is scheduled to be a plenary speaker on Are Zeros of Zero Worth? at the 5th International Symposium on Communications, Control, and Signal Processing (ISCCSP) organized by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) in Rome on May 2 – 4, 2012.
Recent past invitations include the IEEE’s International Symposium on Signals, Circuits and Systems (ISSCS), in Romania, on June29 – July ,1 2011 at which Professor Zeheb gave a plenary talk on Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Passivity of Descriptor Systems also based on work with Professor Robert Shorten and Shravan Sajja.