Prof. Leonid Mirkin
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Tuesday, 2017-10-24 16:00
IST-Seminar-Room 2.255 - Pfaffenwaldring 9 - Campus Stuttgart-Vaihingen
Bode integral relations and Shannon capacity theorems are pillars of feedback and information theories, and they laid the very foundation for the design of control systems and communication systems, respectively. As today’s technological world is increasingly more information-rich and performance-driven, there has been growing recognition that control and communication, the two cornerstones of modern technologies, may and should be integrated ever more closely, and that the design of new engineering systems and networks can benefit from the fusion of control and communication theories. Relating to my own experiences and viewpoints, in this talk I shall present a control theorist’s perspective into this intriguing area of scientific inquiry. Our latest developments in networked control will constitute the primary issues of interest, focused on the intrinsic limits imposed by communication channels on feedback performance. A central and unifying theme throughout the talk is the fundamental limitations of control, under perfect or limited information feedback.
Jie Chen is a Chair Professor in the Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. Prior to joining City University, he was with University of California, Riverside, California, where he was a Professor and served as Professor and Chair for the Department of Electrical Engineering from 2001 to 2006. His main research interests are in the areas of linear multivariable systems theory, system identification, robust control, optimization, time-delay systems, networked control, and multi-agent systems.
An elected Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of AAAS, Fellow of IFAC, Dr. Chen was a recipient of 1996 US National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2004 SICE International Award, and 2006 Natural Science Foundation of China Outstanding Overseas Young Scholar Award. He served on a number of journal editorial boards, as an Associate Editor and a Guest Editor . He is currently an IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) Distinguished Lecturer and serves as an Associate Editor for SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization.