Cédric M. Campos

Cédris is Spanish. He was recruited as a postdoc by the University of Bayreuth where he worked on discrete mechanics and optimal control. He was seconded to the INRIA team, in France. Cédric now works at the Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas in Madrid, Spain.

Cédric Martinez Campos - Universität Bayreuth


Dr. Cédric M. Campos (Brecherspitz)

  • Main host organisations: Technische Universität München & Universität Bayreuth, Germany
  • Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Oliver Junge, Technische Universität München, Germany
  • Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Lars Grüne, Universität Bayreuth, Germany
  • Secondment organisation: INRIA, France
  • Nationality: Spanish
  • Fellowship duration: Spetember 2011 - February 2013
  • Email address: cedricmc[AT]icmat[DOT]es
  • Background: Cédric holds a master's degree in geometry and analysis from the University of Valencia, Spain, that he obtained in 2006. In 2010, he obtained a PhD from the Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas (ICMAT) and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Spain, on the following subject: "Higher-Order Classical Field Theory and Continuum Media".


  • SADCO project subject: Discrete mechanics and optimal control

Recently, a new numerical approach to the solution of optimal control problems for mechanical systems has been proposed which is based on a direct discretization of the Lagrange-d’Alembert Principle, rather than on a direct discretization of the equations of motion. This approach yields a finite-difference type discretization of the dynamic constraints on configuration space only which, by construction, preserves important structural properties of the system, such as the evolution of the momentum maps associated with the symmetries of the Lagrangian and energy evolution. The method has already been applied successfully to a wide variety of exemplar systems. We propose to extend this so called Discrete Mechanics and Optimal Control approach to apply to more general classes of problems, and to develop accurate and stable numerical tools in order to further improve its effectiveness.  


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