Title :

On Hybrid Dynamical Systems and Applications to Complex Systems and Complex Networks

Speaker :

Prof. Zhi-Hong Guan

Center for Nonlinear and Complex Systems, Department of Control Science and Engineering

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Venue :

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

Date :

Oct 22, 2009, Thursday
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Abstract :

Many practical systems involve a mixture of continuous and discrete dynamics. Systems in which these two kinds of dynamics coexist and interact are usually called hybrid systems. Switched systems can be considered as a class of hybrid dynamical systems consisting of a family of continuous- or discrete-time subsystems, and a rule that orchestrates the switching between them. Hybrid control, usually, is based on switching between different models and controllers.

In this talk, we will discuss: hybrid impulsive and switching systems and applications to nonlinear control; stability, stabilization and H-infinite control of complex dynamical systems and complex dynamical networks.

Biography :

Prof. Zhi-Hong Guan received the BS degree in mathematics from the Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China, in 1979, and PhD degree in Control Theory and Control Engineering from the South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China, in 1994. From 1994 to 1996, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communications, the South China University of Technology. From 1979 to 1994, he was with the Jianghan Petroleum Institute, Jingzhou, China, where he was Lecturer, Associate Professor, and then Full Professor of Mathematics and Automatic Control. Since December 1997, he has been Full Professor of the Department of Control Science and Engineering, Executive Associate Director of the Centre for Nonlinear and Complex Systems and Director of the Control and Information Technology in the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China. From 1999 to 2003, he held the Vice Chairman in the Department of Control Science and Engineering at HUST. Since 1999, he has held visiting positions at the Central Queensland University, Australia, the National University of Singapore, the University of Hong Kong, the City University of Hong Kong, the Harvard University, USA, and the Loughborough University, UK. He was an Associate Editor of the Journal of Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete and Impulsive Systems (DCDIS ). Currently, he is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Control Theory and Applications, the Associate Editor of the Journal of Nonlinear Systems and Applications, and severs as a Member of the Committee of Control Theory of the Chinese Association of Automation, Executive Committee Member and also Director of the Control Theory Committee of the Hubei Province Association of Automation. His research interests include complex systems and complex networks, impulsive and hybrid control systems, networked control systems, chaos control and synchronization.

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