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Academic Notice: New progresses in nonlinear observer design---from theory to application

Academic Notice: New progresses in nonlinear observer design ---from theory to application
Topic: New progresses in nonlinear observer design---from theory to application
Speaker: Prof. Chunjiang Qian
Time: Monday (july 3, 2017) 10:00 a.m.
Venue:academic lecture hall
Invitation: School of energy and mechanical engineering, Nanjing Normal University


This talk sketches recent progresses in developing genuinely nonlinear observers based on homogeneous system theory. With the help of new observer constructions, several open problems in the field of nonlinear control have been solved. In addition, we will show that these new observers have been widely applied to many practical systems, such as marine surface vehicles, electric vehicles driven by in-wheel motors, and hydraulic turbine systems.  
Dr. Chunjiang Qian received his B.S. and M.S degrees in Control Theory from Fudan University in 1992 and 1994 respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, 2001. Since August 2001, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio, where he is currently Mary Lou Clarke Endowed Distinguished Professor and serving as the Department Chair. His current research interests include robust and adaptive control, nonlinear system theory, optimal control, network control system, power plant control, and biomedical applications. In those areas, so far he has published one monograph and more than 175 papers.
Dr. Qian is a recipient of 2003 U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award and one of the inaugural recipients of the University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award in 2009. He received the 3rd Best Paper Award in the ISA (International Society of Automation) Power Industry Division Symposium (2011) and the Best Poster Paper Award in the 3rd IFAC International Conference on Intelligent Control and Automation Science (2013). He currently serves as an Associate Editor for Automatica and a Subject Editor for International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control.