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Keynote Speech 1:


Pinning Control and Controllability of

Complex Networked MIMO Systems


Prof. Guanrong (Ron) Chen

City University of Hong Kong



This talk will briefly review the notion of pinning control for complex dynamical networks. Then, the controllability of networked MIMO (multi-input/multi-output) LTI (linear time-invariant) dynamical systems will be discussed in detail, for which both structural controllability and state controllability will be addressed, with necessary and/or sufficient conditions presented.


This is a joint work with Lin Wang and Xiaofan Wang from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.





Guanrong (Ron) Chen has been a Chair Professor and the Director of the Centre for Chaos and Complex Networks at the City University of Hong Kong since 2000, prior to that he was a tenured Full Professor at the University of Houston, Texas, USA. He was awarded the 2011 Euler Gold Medal, Russia, and conferred Honorary Doctorates by the Saint Petersburg State University, Russia in 2011 and by the University of Le Havre, France in 2014. He is a Fellow of the IEEE (1997), a Member of the Academy of Europe (2014), and a Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences (2015). He is a Highly Cited Researcher in Engineering as well as in Mathematics according to Thomson Reuters.



Keynote Speech 2:


Prof. Jay A. Farrell

University of California, Riverside

Jay A. Farrell received B.S. degrees (1986) in physics and electrical engineering from Iowa State University, and M.S. (1988) and Ph.D. (1989) degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame. At Charles Stark Draper Lab (1989-1994), he was principal investigator on projects involving intelligent and learning control systems for autonomous vehicles. Dr. Farrell received the Engineering Vice President's Best Technical Publication Award in 1990, and Recognition Awards for Outstanding Performance and Achievement in 1991 and 1993. He is a Professor and former Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Riverside. He has served as Vice President Finance and Vice President of Technical Activities for the IEEE Control Systems Society. He is Vice General Chair of the 2011 and Genral Chair of the 2012 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. He is a Fellow of the IEEE (2008) and author of over 150 technical publications. He is author of the book “Aided Navigation: GPS with High Rate Sensors” (McGraw-Hill 2008). He is also co-author of the books “The Global Positioning System and Inertial Navigation” (McGraw-Hill, 1998) and “Adaptive Approximation Based Control: Unifying Neural, Fuzzy and Traditional Adaptive Approximation Approaches” (John Wiley 2006).