Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Antonio Cosmin Ionita
Lagrange rational interpolation and its applications to approximation of large-scale dynamical systems
Friday, August 30, 2013
to 11:00 AM
1044 George R. Brown Hall
We present a new, efficient algorithm that extracts low complexity models from frequency response measurements.
Our work is motivated by the fact that, in many applications, analytical models of a dynamical system are seldom available.
Instead, we may only have access to its frequency response measurements. For example, for a system with multiple inputs
and outputs, we may only have access to data sets of S-parameters. In this setting, our new approach extracts models that
interpolate the given measurements. The extracted models have low complexity (or reduced order) and, thus, lead to short
simulation times and low data storage requirements.
The main tool used by our approach is Lagrange rational interpolation -- a generalization of the classic result of Lagrange
polynomial interpolation. We present an in-depth look at Lagrange rational interpolation and provide several new insights
and straightforward proofs. This analysis leads to new algorithms that rely on the singular value decomposition (SVD) of
the Loewner matrix pencil formed directly from the measurements.
We show several new results on rational interpolation for measurements of linear, bi-linear and quadratic-linear systems.
Furthermore, we generalize these results to parametrized measurements, that is, we show how to interpolate frequency
response measurements that depend on parameters.
We showcase this new approach through a series of relevant numerical examples such as n-port systems and
parametrized partial differential equations.