Lara Crawford focuses on modeling, control, and optimization in energy systems, the interface between planning and control, and the control and coordination of large-scale distributed, networked, embedded systems. Her other interests include simulation, robotics, learning control, and biologically inspired control.
Dr. Crawford holds a Ph.D. in biophysics and an M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and an A.B. in physics from Harvard.
Recent trends in data center technology have created unprecedented new flexibility in data center configuration and operation, and yet there is still a substantial amount of wasted capacity and wasted energy in current data centers.
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Online Planning to Control a Packaging Infeed System
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15 June 2011 | Freiburg, Germany
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