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Michael Garstka

Department of Engineering
University of Oxford
ETB Room 3023, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PJ, UK

michael.garstka@eng.ox.ac.uk
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About me

I am a DPhil (PhD) student at the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford under the supervision of Prof. Paul Goulart and Prof. Mark Cannon in the Control Group. I am associated with Trinity College and supported by the Clarendon Scholarship.

Research interests

I am interested in model predictive control and optimization. My current project investigates ADMM algorithms to solve convex conic programs. I am especially focusing on improving computation times using chordal decomposition techniques and acceleration methods.

Software

COSMO.jl: An ADMM-based solver for convex conic problems

Background

Talks

Publications

  • A clique graph based merging strategy for decomposable SDPs
    M. Garstka, M. Cannon, and P. Goulart
    ArXiv e-prints, 2019
    @article{garstka_2019b,
      author = {Garstka, Michael and Cannon, Mark and Goulart, Paul},
      journal = {ArXiv e-prints},
      title = {A clique graph based merging strategy for decomposable {SDPs}},
      year = {2019},
      archiveprefix = {arXiv},
      eprint = {1911.05615},
      keywords = {Mathematics - Optimization and Control},
      primaryclass = {math.OC},
      url = {https://arxiv.org/abs/1911.05615}
    }
    

  • COSMO: A conic operator splitting method for large convex problems
    M. Garstka, M. Cannon, and P. Goulart
    European Control Conference, 2019
    @inproceedings{Garstka_2019a,
      author = {Garstka, Michael and Cannon, Mark and Goulart, Paul},
      booktitle = {European Control Conference},
      title = {{COSMO}: A conic operator splitting method for large convex problems},
      year = {2019},
      archiveprefix = {arXiv},
      doi = {10.23919/ECC.2019.8796161},
      eprint = {1901.10887},
      keywords = {Mathematics - Optimization and Control},
      location = {Naples, Italy},
      primaryclass = {math.OC},
      url = {https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.10887}
    }
    

Teaching

Hilary 2019 Demonstrator - 3rd year Laboratory Control Systems
Hilary 2019 Demonstrator - 2nd year Laboratory Instrumentation and Control
Michelmas 2018 Tutor - 3rd year Tutorials Control Systems
Hilary 2018 Demonstrator - 3rd year Laboratory Control Systems
Hilary 2018 Demonstrator - 2nd year Laboratory Instrumentation and Control