Title :

Theory on Singular Systems

Speaker :

Prof. Shengyuan Xu

School of Automation

Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China

Venue :

Room 215, William M. W. Mong Engineering Building, CUHK

Date :

Jul 15, 2010, Thursday
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Abstract :

Singular systems have been widely investigated in the past decades due to their extensive applications. Singular systems are usually described by a set of coupled differential (difference) and algebraic equations, including information on both the dynamic and static constraints of a plant. Many concepts and results based on the theory of state-space systems have been successfully extended to singular systems. This talk mainly surveys the recently developed theory on singular systems. Basic concepts and results on singular systems are reviewed; methods in the study of singular systems are also presented. Further potential research topics on singular systems are discussed.

Biography :

Dr. Shengyuan Xu received his B.Sc. degree from the Hangzhou Normal University, China in 1990, M.Sc. degree from the Qufu Normal University, China in 1996, and Ph.D. degree from the Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China 1999. From 1999 to 2000 he was a Research Associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. From December 2000 to November 2001, and December 2001 to September 2002, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher in CESAME at the Universit癡 catholique de Louvain, Belgium, and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada, respectively. From September 2002 to September 2003, and September 2003 to September 2004, he was a William Mong Young Researcher and an Honorary Associate Professor, respectively, both in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Since November 2002, he has joined the School of Automation at the Nanjing University of Science and Technology as a professor.

Dr. Xu was a recipient of the National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award in the year 2002 from the Ministry of Education of China. He obtained a grant from the National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars of P. R. China In the year 2006. He was awarded a Cheung Kong Professorship in the year 2008 from the Ministry of Education of China.

Dr. Xu is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing, the Circuits Systems and Signal Processing, the International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, and the Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control. His current research interests include robust filtering and control, singular systems, time-delay systems, neural networks, and multidimensional systems and nonlinear systems.

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