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Silvia Ferrari

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  • Silvia Ferrari
  • Dept: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Title: Professor
  • Address: 543 Upson Hall
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Selected Publications

  • Zhang, X U., G R. Foderaro, C R. Henriquez, S I Ferrari. 2017. "A Scalable Weight-Free Learning Algorithm for Regulatory Control of Cell Activity in Spiking Neuronal Networks." International Journal of Neural Systems 1750015.
  • Wei, H., W. Lu, P. Zhu, S. Ferrari, M. Liu, R H. Klein, S. Omidshafiei, J P How. 2016. "Information Value in Nonparametric Dirichlet Process Gaussian Process (DPGP) Mixture Models of Target Kinematics." Automatica 74: 360-368.
  • Foderaro, G., A. Swingler, S Ferrari. 2016. "A Model-based Approach to Optimizing Ms. Pac-Man Game Strategies in Real Time." IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games 1-1.
  • Foderaro, G., P. Zhu, H. Wei, T A. Wettergren, S Ferrari. 2016. "Distributed Optimal Control of Sensor Networks for Dynamic Target Tracking." IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems 1-1.
  • Zhu, P., J. Morelli, S. Ferrari. 2016. "Proc. of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Las Vegas, NV." Paper presented at Value Function Approximation for the Control of Multiscale Dynamical Systems, December.
  • Clawson, T. S., S. Ferrari, S. B. Fuller, R. J. Wood. 2016. "Proc. of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Las Vegas, NV." Paper presented at Spiking Neural Network (SNN) Control of a Flapping Insect-Scale Robot, December.
  • Lu, W., P. Zhu, S Ferrari. 2016. "A Hybrid-Adaptive Dynamic Programming Approach for the Model-Free Control of Nonlinear Switched Systems." IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control 61 (10): 3203-3208.
  • Mazumder, P., D. Hu, I. Ebong, X. Zhang, Z. Xu, S Ferrari. 2016. "Digital implementation of a virtual insect trained by spike-timing dependent plasticity." Integration, the VLSI Journal 54: 109-117.
  • Ferrari, S., G. Foderaro, P. Zhu, T A Wettergren. 2016. "Distributed Optimal Control of Multiscale Dynamical Systems: A Tutorial." IEEE Control Systems 36 (2): 102-116.
  • Albertson, J D., T. Harvey, G. Foderaro, P. Zhu, X. Zhou, S. Ferrari, M S. Amin, M. Modrak, H. Brantley, E D Thoma. 2016. "A Mobile Sensing Approach for Regional Surveillance of Fugitive Methane Emissions in Oil and Gas Production." Environmental Science & Technology 50 (5): 2487-2497.
  • Ferrari, Silvia, T. A. Wettergren. 2016. Information-driven Planning and Control. CRC Press.
  • Oh, H., J M. Beck, P. Zhu, M A. Sommer, S. Ferrari, T Egner. 2016. "Satisficing in Split-Second Decision Making Is Characterized by Strategic Cue Discounting." Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 42 (12): 1937-1956.
  • Clawson, T. S., S. B. Fuller, R. J. Wood, S. Ferrari. 2016. "A Blade Element Approach to Modeling Aerodynamic Flight of an Insect-Scale Robot." Paper presented at Proc. of the American Control Conference
  • Hernandez-Bennetts, V., A. J. Lilienthal, E. Schaffernicht, Silvia Ferrari, J. Albertson. 2015. "Integrated Simulation of Gas Dispersion and Mobile Sensing Systems." Rome, Italy July (3rd Quarter/Summer).
  • Rudd, K., Silvia Ferrari. 2015. "A constrained integration (CINT) approach to solving partial differential equations using artificial neural networks." Neurocomputing 155: 277-285.
  • Zhu, P., H. Wei, W. Lu, Silvia Ferrari. 2015. "Multi-kernel probability distribution regression."
  • Ferrari, Silvia, X. Zhang, C. Henriquez. 2015. "Spike-Based Training for Neural Control of Insect Locomotion". New Haven, CT, United States: The Seventeenth Yale Workshop on Adaptive and Learning Systems.
  • Ferrari, Silvia, H. Rao, M. Ryoo, A. Toader, J. Beck, H. Oh, T. Egner, M. Sommer. 2015. "Satisficing strategies in monkeys during probabilistic decision-making task under time pressure." Chicago, IL, United States
  • Ferrari, Silvia, A. Swingler, G. Foderaro. 2015. "A Model-based Approach to Optimizing Decision Strategies in the Video Game Ms. Pac-Man." IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games.
  • Hu, D., X. Zhang, Z. Xu, Silvia Ferrari, P. Mazumder. 2015. "Digital Chip Design and Implementa-tion for a Spiking Neural Network with Indirect Training." IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems.
  • Ferrari, Silvia. 2015. "Digital Implementation of a Spiking Neural Network (SNN) Capable of Spike-Timing-Dependent Plasticity (STDP) Learning Integration." VLSI Journal.
  • Zhang, X., Z. Xu, G. Foderaro, C. Henriquez, Silvia Ferrari. 2015. "Spike-induced Learning for Locomotory Control." International Journal of Neural Systems.
  • Wei, H., W. Lu, P. Zhu, Silvia Ferrari, R. H. Klein, S. Omidshafiei, J. P. How. 2014. "Camera Control for Learning Nonlinear Target Dynamics via Bayesian Nonparametric Dirichlet-Process Gaussian-Process (DP-GP) Models." Chicago, IL September.
  • Wei, H., W. Lu, P. Zhu, G. Huang, J. Leonard, Silvia Ferrari. 2014. "Optimized Visibility Motion Planning for Target Tracking and Localization," Proc. of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2014)." Chicago, IL September.
  • Rudd, K., J D. Albertson, Silvia Ferrari. 2014. "Optimal root profiles in water-limited ecosystems." Advances in Water Resources 71: 16-22.
  • Hu, D., X. Zhang, Z. Xu, Silvia Ferrari, P. Mazumder. 2014. "Digital Implementation of a Spiking Neural Network (SNN) Capable of Spike-Timing-Dependent Plasticity (STDP) Learning." Toronto, Canada August.
  • Lu, W., G. Zhang, Silvia Ferrari. 2014. "An Information Potential Approach to Integrated Sensor Path Planning and Control." IEEE Transactions on Robotics 30 (4): 919-934.
  • Bellini, A. C., W. Lu, R. Naldi, Silvia Ferrari. 2014. "Information driven path planning and control for collaborative aerial robotic sensors using artificial potential functions." Portland, OR June.
  • Rudd, K., G. Di Muro, Silvia Ferrari. 2014. "A Constrained Backpropagation Approach for the Adaptive Solution of Partial Differential Equations." IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems 25 (3): 571-584.
  • Ferrari, Silvia, H. Oh, P. Zhu, K. Rafie, J. Beck, T. Egner, M. Sommer. 2014. "Measuring and manipulating satisficing decision strategies in primates." Washington, DC, United States
  • Ferrari, Silvia, H. Oh, P. Zhu, K. Rafie, M. Sommer, J. Beck, T. Egner. 2014. "Satisficing decision-making under time pressure." Boston, MA, United States
  • Ferrari, Silvia, H. Oh, P. Zhu, K. Rafie, M. Sommer, J. Beck, T. Egner. 2014. "Satisficing decision-making under time pressure." Durham, NC, United States
  • Wei, H., Silvia Ferrari. 2014. "A Geometric Transversals Approach to Analyzing the Probability of Track Detection for Maneuvering Targets." IEEE Transactions on Computers 63 (11): 2633-2646.
  • Foderaro, G., Silvia Ferrari, T A Wettergren. 2014. "Distributed optimal control for multi-agent trajectory optimization." Automatica 50 (1): 149-154.
  • Ferrari, Silvia. 2013. "pike-Based Indirect Training of a Spiking Neural Network (SNN)-Controlled Virtual Insect." Florence, Italy December.
  • Lu, W., Silvia Ferrari. 2013. "An Approximate Dynamic Programming Approach for Model-free Control of Switched Systems," Proc. of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control." Florence, Italy December.
  • Wei, H., W. Ross, S. Varisco, P. Krief, Silvia Ferrari. 2013. "Modeling of Human Driver Behavior via Receding Horizon and Artificial Neural Network Controllers." Florence, Italy December.
  • Rudd, K., G. Foderaro, Silvia Ferrari. 2013. "A Generalized Reduced Gradient Method for the Optimal Control of Multiscale Dynamical Systems." Florence, Italy December.
  • Swingler, A., Silvia Ferrari. 2013. "On the Duality of Robot and Sensor Path Planning." Florence, Italy December.
  • Cruz, P., R. Fierro, W. Lu, Silvia Ferrari, T. A. Wettergren. 2013. "Maintaining Robust Connectivity in Heterogeneous Robotic Networks." Baltimore, MD April (2nd Quarter/Spring).
  • Zielinski, D., R. McMahan, W. Lu, Silvia Ferrari. 2013. "ML2VR: Providing MATLAB Users an Easy Transition to Virtual Reality and Immersive Interactivity." Orlando, Florida March.
  • Wei, J., W. Lu, Silvia Ferrari. 2012. "An Information Value Function for Nonparametric Gaussian Processes." Lake Tahoe, NV December.
  • Foderaro, G., Silvia Ferrari, M. Zavlanos. 2012. "A Decentralized Kernel Density Estimation Approach to Distributed Robot Path Planning." Lake Tahoe, NV December.
  • Tolic, D., R. Fierro, Silvia Ferrari. 2012. "Optimal Self-Triggering for Nonlinear Systems via Approximate Dynamic Programming." Dubrovnik, Croatia October (4th Quarter/Autumn).
  • Foderaro, G., A. Swingler, Silvia Ferrari. 2012. "A Model-based Cell Decomposition Approach to Online Pursuit-Evasion Path Planning and the Video Game Ms. Pac-Man." Granada, Spain September.
  • Ferrari, Silvia, K. Rudd, G. DiMuro. 2012. "A Constrained Backpropagation (CPROP) Approach to Function Approximation and Approximate Dynamic Programming." In Reinforcement Learning and Approximate Dynamic Programming for Feedback Control , edited by Frank Lewis and Derong Liu. .
  • Zhang, G., Silvia Ferrari, W. Lu. 2012. "A Comparison of Information Theoretic Functions for Tracking Maneuvering Targets." Ann Arbor, MI August.
  • Lu, W., Silvia Ferrari, R. Fierro, T. Wettergren. 2012. "Approximate Dynamic Programming (ADP) Recurrence Relationships for a Hybrid Optimal Control Problem". 8387 Baltimore, MD: Proc. Of SPIE, Vol. 8387 83870C-2, Unmanned Systems Technology XIII, Session on Intelligent Behaviors.
  • Zhang, X., G. Foderaro, C. Henriquez, A M. VanDongen, S Ferrari. 2012. "A Radial Basis Function Spike Model for Indirect Learning via Integrate-and-Fire Sampling and Reconstruction Techniques." Advances in Artificial Neural Systems 2012: 1-16.
  • Maheswaranathan, N., Silvia Ferrari, A.M.J. VanDongen, C. Henriquez. 2012. "Emergent Bursting and Synchrony in Computer Simulations of Neuronal Cultures." Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 6 (15).
  • Zielinski, D., R. McMahan, W. Lu, Silvia Ferrari. 2011. "Intercept Tags: Enhancing Intercept-based Systems." Paper presented at 263-266, Singapore, October (4th Quarter/Autumn).