17th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control

 October 30 - November 2,  2020, Nanjing, China


Professor Shihua Li

Southeast University


        For mechatronic systems, nonlinearities (frictions, backlash, saturation, etc.), complex internal dynamics, time-varying parameters, external disturbances and complex work tasks make control design a very challenging work. Compared with high gain control and integral control methods, disturbance estimation based control provides a different way to handle disturbance. Disturbance estimation based robust control method can effectively improve the disturbance rejection ability and ensure the robustness of closed-loop system. Some new research developments and results on this topic will be introduced. Specially we will discuss on various advanced modeling, analysis and disturbance rejection control techniques for mechatronic control systems with considerations of state constraints. This is motivated by changes to non-cascaded structure for mechatronic control systems instead of conventional cascaded structure. Considering the characteristics of mechatronic control system, several kinds of composite control design schemes based on disturbance estimation and compensation are presented with experimental or application verification results.

Short Bio:

        Shihua Li was born in Pingxiang, Jiangxi Province, China in 1975. He received his bachelor, master,Ph.D. degrees all in Automatic Control from Southeast University, Nanjing, China in 1995, 1998 and 2001, respectively. Since 2001, he has been with School of Automation, Southeast University, where he is currently a professor, Vice Dean of the School of Automation (2016.1~). He is also the Secretary General of Jiangsu Association of Automation. His main research interests include modeling and nonlinear control theory (nonsmooth control, sliding mode control, disturbance rejection control, adaptive control, etc) with applications to mechatronic systems, including motion control, automobile engine control, manipulator, robot, power electronic systems, etc. He serves as asscoiate editors of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, IET Control Theory & Applications, Advanced Control for Applications, etc. He is the chairman of IEEE IES Nanjing Chapter, a member of Technical Committee on Nonlinear Systems and Control,Technical Committee on System Identification and Adaptive Control,Technical Committee on Variable Structure Systems and Sliding Mode Control of the IEEE CSS and a member of Electrical Machines Technical Committee, Motion Control Technical Committee of the IEEE IES. He is a member of the Technical Committee on Control Theory of Chinese Association of Automation. He visited UC Berkeley from 2006.9-2007.9, RMIT University 2011.3-2011.6,University of Minnesota at Twin Cities 2012.4-2012.10, University of Hong Kong 2014.6-2014.8 and University of Western Sydney 2017.7-2017.8. He has published over 200 research papers, among them over 100 international journal papers. He is one of Clarivate Analytics (originally Thomson Reuters) Highly Cited Researchers (Engineering) all over the world in 2017-2019, one of the Most Cited Chinese Researchers from Elsevier (Control and system engineering), 2015-2019. He is a winner of best paper in the IET Control Theory & Applications 2017, a winner of annual ICI prize for best paper in the Transactions of the Institute of Measurement 2016 and a winner of outstanding paper in 2019 SAMCON conference. He is a fellow of IEEE & IET.