Research

I am largely interested in dynamical problems, e.g., designing (optimization) algorithms and control systems. In particular, I like to understand the interplay between the underlying problem structure and achievable qualitative behaviour.

Selected prints

ZO 

Imaginary Zeroth-Order Optimization
Wouter Jongeneel
submitted 2022.
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NCost 

Small Errors in Random Zeroth-Order Optimization are Imaginary
Wouter Jongeneel, Man-Chung Yue and Daniel Kuhn
submitted 2022. As presented at the SIAM Conference on Optimization 2021
|pdf| |arXiv| |bibtex|

MDPdef 

Topological Linear System Identification via Moderate Deviations Theory
Wouter Jongeneel, Tobias Sutter and Daniel Kuhn
IEEE Control Systems Letters 2021. Presented at the 2021 CDC
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eig 

Efficient Learning of a Linear Dynamical System with Stability Guarantees
Wouter Jongeneel, Tobias Sutter and Daniel Kuhn
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control 2023.
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SP 

On Topological Equivalence in Linear Quadratic Optimal Control
Wouter Jongeneel and Daniel Kuhn
European Control Conference (ECC) 2021, (online).
|preprint pdf| |link| |bibtex|

RLQR 

Robust Linear Quadratic Regulator: Exact Tractable Reformulation
Wouter Jongeneel, Tyler Summers and Peyman Mohajerin Esfahani
IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) 2019, Nice, France.
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With special thanks to Daniel Kuhn, Peyman Mohajerin Esfahani, Emmanuel Moulay, Tyler Summers, Tobias Sutter and Man-Chung Yue.

Selected talks

Imaginary Zeroth-Order Optimization, July 2022, International Conference on Continuous Optimization (ICCOPT).
slides coming soon

Topological obstructions to stability and stabilization, March 2022, University of Warsaw, Department of Mathematical Methods in Physics, Theory of Duality seminar.
slides coming soon

Small Errors in Zeroth Order Convex Optimization Are Imaginary, July 2021, SIAM Conference on Optimization.
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On Topological Equivalence in Linear Quadratic Optimal Control, November 2020, Universiteit Utrecht, 15th International Young Researchers Workshop on Geometry, Mechanics, and Control.
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From Correlated Data to Guarantees in Stable Identification, October 2020, ETH Zürich, Institut für Automatik (IfA) Coffee talk
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From Moderate Deviations Theory to Distributionally Robust Optimization: Learning from Correlated Data, September 2020, Robust Optimization Webinar (ROW).
|slides|

Other

Stability via reverse I-projections, a symplectic perspective on the computation
Wouter Jongeneel
technical note, 2022
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From Moderate Deviations Theory to Distributionally Robust Optimization: Learning from Correlated Data
Tobias Sutter, Wouter Jongeneel and Daniel Kuhn
to be submitted
|video at SPS|

Thesis

Controlling the Unknown: A Game Theoretic Perspective
Wouter Jongeneel
MSc. Thesis, Systems & Control, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) 2019, adviser Peyman Mohajerin Esfahani.
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