主讲概况：Chunjiang Qian，University of Texas at San Antonio教授、院长。研究专长：非线性系统控制。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 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. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for Automatica and a Subject Editor for International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control.
主讲内容：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.