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Chen, Xudong Assistant Professor

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  • I develop novel engineering methods and advanced mathematical tools for investigating large-scale complex networked systems. Applications include autonomous and self-driving vehicles, unmanned aircrafts, sensor-actuator networks, social networks, and energy networks. I address questions about designing control laws that organize the network systems for achieving global objectives, questions about controlling and stabilizing network systems under the constraint that agents can only access local informations, questions about improving/fixing the robustness issues under perturbations and/or malicious attacks, and questions about optimal allocation of resources—such as power supply, sensor bandwidth, computational capacity—for maximizing performance measures and/or minimizing costs.

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  • geometric control theory, stochastic control, optimization, decision theory, formation control, distributed control, ensemble control, modeling of social networks, emergent behaviors and control of swarms

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global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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