主 讲 人：陈智勇（澳大利亚纽卡斯尔大学教授、长江学者）
Title: Synchronization of Frequency Modulated Multi-Agent Systems
Oscillation synchronization phenomenon is widely observed in natural systems through frequency modulated signals, especially in biological neural networks. Frequency modulation is also one of most widely used technologies in engineering. However, due to the technical difficulty, oscillations are always simplified as unmodulated sinusoidal-like waves in studying the synchronization mechanism in the bulky literature over the decades. It lacks mathematical principles, especially systems and control theories, for frequency modulated multi-agent systems. This work aims to bring a new formulation of synchronization of frequency modulated multi-agent systems. It develops new tools to solve the synchronization problem by addressing three issues including frequency observation in nonlinear frequency modulated oscillators subject to network influence, frequency consensus via network interaction subject to observation error, and a well-placed small gain condition among them.
报告人简介(About the speaker):
Zhiyong Chen received the B.E. degree in automation from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, in 2000, and the M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical and automation engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, in 2002 and 2005, respectively. He worked as a Research Associate at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA from 2005 to 2006. In 2006, he joined the University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia, where he is currently a Professor. He was also a Changjiang Chair Professor with Central South University, Changsha, China. His research interests include nonlinear systems and control, biological systems, and reinforcement learning. Dr. Chen is/was an Associate Editor of Automatica, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics.