Robert O'Connor M.Sc.

Robert O'Connor M.Sc.

Member

AICES

Advisor / Co. Advisor

Prof. Grepl 

Thesis Title

Reduced Basis Methods for the Analysis, Simulation, and Control of Noncoercive Parabolic Systems

Contact

AICES Graduate School
RWTH Aachen
Schinkelstr. 2
D- 52062 Aachen

Office: 421/b
Phone: +49 (0) 241 80 99 145
Email: oconnor@aices.rwth-aachen.de
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/oconnorrobert

Education

  • 10/2011 - Present: Doctoral student at Aachen Institute for Advanced Study in Computational Engineering Science (AICES), RWTH Aachen.
  • 02/2011 - 06/2011 Exchange Student, Department of Mathematics, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
  • 09/2008 - 12/2010 Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA, USA.
  • 09/2004 - 04/2008 Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA, USA.
    • Academic year 2006-2007: Study Abroad - Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, México.
    • Academic year 2005-2006: Study Abroad - Nantes, France

Research Interests

Model-order reduction, Optimization, Control, Parameter Estimation/Tracking, machine learning, and Partial differential equations.

Publications

Journals:

  • O'Connor, R.; A Successive Constraint Approach to Solving Parameter-Dependent Linear Matrix Inequalities, C. R. Math., 2017. arXivWebsite.
  • O'Connor, R.; Bounding Stability Constants for Affinely Parameter-Dependent Operators, C. R. Math., 2016, arXiv, PDF, Website.

Book Chapters:

Conferences:

  • O'Connor, R.; Lyapunov-based error bounds for the reduced-basis method, IFAC-PapersOnLine, Volume 49, Issue 8, Pages 1-6, 2016. Website. PDF
  • O'Connor, R.; Reed, G.; Mao, Z. H.; Jones, A.; Improving Renewable Resource Utilization through Integrated Generation Management, Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2010 IEEE. Website

Theses:

  • O'Connor, R.; Reduced Basis Methods for the Analysis Simulation, and Control of Noncoercive Parabolic Systems. Dissertation, RWTH Aachen University, 2018.
  • O'Connor, R.; Benefits of Spatial Smoothing for the Integration of Wind Power. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh, 2011. Website

Presentations

Programming Challenges

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