Professor Liuping Wang

Position

Professor

School /
Work Unit

Electrical and Computer Eng

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 2100

liuping.wang@rmit.edu.au

Location

Building: 10
Level: 8
Room: 8

City Campus

College/Portfolio

Science, Engineering & Health

"A. Professor Liuping Wang"


Qualifications

  • PhD (Sheffield, UK, 1989)

Current position

  • Professor

Employment history

  • April 2005 –current, Head of Discipline, Electrical Energy and Control Systems, RMIT University
  • Jan 2007- current, Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, RMIT University
  • Jan 2003-December 2006, Associate Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, RMIT University
  • Feb 2002-Dec 2002, Senior Lecturer, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, RMIT University
  • Feb 1998-Jan 2002, Senior Lecturer and Research Coordinator, Centre for Integrated Dynamics and Control, University of Newcastle
  • Jan 1995-Jan 1998, Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept Chemical Engineering, Uni of Toronto, Canada.
  • April 1992-Dec 1994, Research Associate, Dept Chemical Engineering, Uni of Toronto, Canada.

Teaching / Work responsibilities

  • Professor in Control Theory and its applications.
  • Head of Discipline, Electrical Energy and Control Systems.
  • Teaching of Advanced Control Systems (EEET 2100).
  • Teaching of Real Time Estimation and Control (EEET 2221).

Research interests

  • Model Predictive Control
  • System Identification
  • Robust Control
  • Auto-tuning of PI controllers
  • Control of AC motors
  • Use of subspace methods in identification and model predictive control.
  • Systems and Control applications to biomedical research
  • Product quality control for food processes
  • Soft sensor design for product quality monitoring

Industry collaboration

  • ANCA
  • Australian Power Academy
  • Advanced Manufacturing CRC

Publications

Sole author, first author or major contributing author of three books and more than 130 articles in the areas of process control, process identification, Proportional-Integral-Derivative Controller design, adaptive control, model predictive control and robust control.More than one-third of my publications have appeared in referred International Journals, e.g.

Books

Liuping Wang . “ Model Predictive Control System Design and Implementation using MATLAB” . Publisher: Springer-Verlag, 2009. (http://www.springer.com/new+%26+forthcoming+titles+%28default%29/book/978-1-84882-330-3)

Hugues Garnier and Liuping Wang (eds).” Continuous Time System Identification from Sampled Data” . Publisher: Springer-Verlag, 2008.

(http://www.springer.com/new+%26+forthcoming+titles+%28default%29/book/978-1-84800-160-2)

Liuping Wang and William R. Cluett. “From Plant Data to Process Control: Ideas for Process Identification and PID Design”, .Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Systems and Control Book Series.2000. ISBN: 0-748-40701-4.

(http://books.google.com/books?id=HaMq070g5l0C&dq=From+Plant+Data+to+Process+Control:+Ideas+for+Process+Identification+and+PID+Design&printsec=frontcover&source=bl&ots=Cma9yH5zNH&sig=BeS_WE73uWp17SgJuWVCHkzRZ0U&hl=en&ei=pvFKSt_FHZOINvGUrZsB&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1)

Book Chapters

H. Garnier, L. Wang, and P. Young, "Direct Identification of Continuous-time Models from Sampled Data: Issues, Basic Solutions and Relevance," in Identification of Continuous-time Models from Sampled Data, H. Garnier and L. Wang, Eds., London: Springer-Verlag, 2008, pp. 1-29.

L. Wang and P. Young, "Model Order Identification for Continuous-time Models," in Identification of Continuous-time Models from Sampled Data, H. Garnier and L. Wang, Eds., London: Springer-Verlag, 2008, pp. 161-187.

L. Wang and P. J. Gawthrop, "Estimation of the Parameters of Continuous-time Systems Using Data Compression," in Identification of Continuous-time Models from Sampled Data, H. Garnier and L. Wang, Eds., London: Springer-Verlag, 2008, pp. 189-213.

Journal Articles

N. V. Truong, L. Wang, and P. K. C. Wong(2008). "Modelling and short-term forecasting of daily peak power demand in Victoria using two-dimensional wavelet based SDP models," International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, vol. 30, pp. 511-518

L. Wang, S. Smith, and C. Chessari(2008). "Continuous-time model predictive control of food extruder," Control Engineering Practice, vol. 16, pp. 1173-1183, Oct 2008.

Gawthrop, P. & Wang, L. (2007). 'Intermittent predictive control' in Proceedings of Mechanical Engineering: Part I, Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, 221, 1007 – 1018.

Mohd Mokhtar, R. & Wang, L. (2007). 'Continuous-time System Identification using Subspace Methods' in Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics Journal (ANZIAM), 47, 712 – 732.

Truong, N., Wang, L. & Young, P. (2007). 'Nonlinear system modelling based on non-parametric identification and linear wavelet estimation of SDP models' in International Journal of Control, 80, 774 – 788.

Wang, L., Gawthrop, P. & Young, P. (2007). 'Continuous-time non-minimal state space design' in International Journal of Control, 80, 1690 – 1697.

L. Wang and P. C. Young (2006). “An improved model structure for model predictive control using a non-minimal state space realization”. Journal of Process Control, Vol. 16 pp.355-371.

P.J. Gawthrop and L. Wang (2006). “Intermittent predictive control of an inverted pendulum”. Control Engineering Practice, Vol 14, pp 1347-1356

A. Kalafatis, L. Wang , and W. R. Cluett (2005). “Identification of time-varying pH processes using sinusoidal signals”, Automatica, Vol. 41, pp. 685-691.

Y. Yang, Q-G. Wang and L. Wang (2005). “Decoupling Control Design via LMI”, Proceedings of IEE, PtD. Control Theory and Applications, Vol. 152, pp. 357-362.

A. Kalafatis, L. Wang and W. R. Cluett (2005). “Linearizing feedback-feedforward control of pH processes based on the Wiener model”, Journal of Process Control, Vol.15, pp. 103-112.

P. J. Gawthrop and L. Wang (2005). “Data compression for estimation of physical parameters of stable and unstable systems”, Automatica, Vol. 41, pp. 1313-1321.

L. Wang (2004). “ A tutorial on model predictive control using velocity form model”, Developments of Chemical Engineering and Mineral Processing, Vol. 12, pp.573-614.

L. Wang , P.J. Gawthrop, C. Chessari and T. Podsiadely (2004). “ Indirect approach to continuous time system identification of food extruder”. Journal of Process Control, Vol 14, pp. 603-615.

L. Wang (2004): “Discrete model predictive controller design using Laguerre functions” Journal of Process Control, Vol. 14 pp 131-142, 2004.

P. J.Gawthrop and L. Wang (2002): “Transfer function and frequency response estimation using resonant filters”.Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part 1: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, Vol 216, I6. pp.441-453.

J. Gilmure and L. Wang (2002): “On detection of abnormality in a food cooking extruder using principle component analysis”.Chemical Engineering Science, Vol 57, pp.1091-1098.

L. Wang (2001): `` Continuous time model predictive control design using orthonormal functions’’. International Journal of Control, vol. 74, pp. 1588-1600.

L. Wang and P. J. Gawthrop (2001): “On the estimation of continuous time transfer function”, International Journal of Control, Vol, 74, pp. 889-904.

L. Wang , C. Chessari and E. Karpiel(2001): “Inferential control of product quality attributes: application to food cooking extrusion process”,Journal of Process Control, Vol. 11, pp. 621-636.

Wang , L., M. Desarmo and W. R. Cluett (1999): “Recursive estimation of process frequency response and step response from relay feedback experiments”. Automatica, Vol. 35, pp.1427-1436.

Wang , L. and W. R. Cluett (1997): “PID controller design for integrating processes”. Proc. of IEE - Pt.D, Control Theory and Applications, September, 1997.

Wang , L. and W. R. Cluett(1997): “Frequency sampling filters: an improved modelstructure for step response identification”. Automatica,Vol. 33, pp. 939-944.

W. R. Cluett, L. Wang (1997): “New tuning rules for PID controllers”.Journal of Pulp- Paper Canada, Vol. 98:6, pp.52-55.

Kalafatis, A.,L. Wang and W. R. Cluett (1997): “Identification of Wiener- type nonlinear systems in a noisy environment”. International Journal of Control, Vol. 66, pp. 923-941.

W. R. Cluett, L. Wang and A. Zivkovic (1997): “The development of model quality bounds for frequency domain and time domain models”.Journal of Process Control, Vol.7, No.1, pp.75-80.

Wang , L. and W. R. Cluett (1996): " Use of PRESS residuals in dynamic system identification", Automatica, Vol. 32, No. 5, pp.781-784.

Wang , L., T. J. D. Barnes and W. R. Cluett (1995): “A new frequency domain design method for PID controllers” IEE Proc.-Control Theory and Applications, Vol.142, No.4 pp.265-271.

Kalafatis, A., N. Arifin, L. Wang and W. R. Cluett(1995): “A new approach; to identification of pH systems using the Wiener model”. Chemical Engineering Science, Vol.50, pp.3693-3701.

Wang , L. and W. R. Cluett (1995): “Building transfer function models from noisy step response data using the Laguerre network”.Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 50, pp.149-161.

Arifin, N., L. Wang , E. Goberdhansingh and W. R. Cluett (1995): “Identification of the Shell distillation column using the frequency sampling filter model”.Journal of Process Control, Vol. 5, pp.71-76.

Wang , L. and W. R. Cluett (1994): “Optimal choice of time-scaling factor for linear system approximations using Laguerre models”, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol.39, No.7, pp.1463-1467.

Wang , L. and W. R. Cluett (1994): “System identification based on closed- loop step response data”. IEE Proc.-Control Theory and Applications, Vol.141, No.2, pp.107-110.

Wang , L. and D. H. Owens (1992): “The alpha-adaptive performance in pole-assignment adaptive controller design”, International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, Vol.6, pp.471-480.

Goberdhansingh, E., L. Wang and W. R. Cluett (1992): "Robust frequency domain identification” Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 47., No.8, pp.1989-1999.

Cluett, W. R. and L. Wang (1992): “Frequency smoothing using Laguerre model”, IEE Proc.-Pt.D Control Theory and Applications,Vol. 139, No.1, pp.88-96.

Cluett, W. R. and L. Wang (1991): “Modelling and robust controller design using step response data”, Chemical Engineering Science, Vol.46, No.8, pp.2065-2077.

Selected Conference papers / proceedings

P. Gawthrop and L. Wang (2006). “Constrained estimation of physical parameters”. Proceedings of IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Newcastle, Australia, 2006.

L. Wang and P.J. Gawthrop (2006). “Data compression approach to continuous time identification of the benchmark system”. Proceedings of IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Newcastle, Australia, 2006.

L. Wang , P.J. Gawthrop and P.C. Young (2005). “Continuous time system identification of non-parametric models with constraints”, Proceedings of the 16th IFAC World Congress, Prague, July 2005.

P.J. Gawthrop, W.H. Chen and L. Wang (2005). “Continuous time LQ predictive pole-placement control”, Proceedings of the 16th IFAC World Congress, Prague, July 2005.

R. Mohd Mokhtar and L. Wang (2005). “Subspace multi-variable system identification of magnetic bearing system”, IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, July 2005, Taipai, Taiwan.

L. Wang , A. Giles and R. Peirce (2004). “Detection of process abnormality in a continuous pan”. Proceedings of 8th International conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, Kumin, China, 2004.

P. Gawthrop and L. Wang (2004). “Estimation of physical parameters of stable and unstable systems via estimation of step response”. Proceedings of 8th International conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, Kumin, China, 2004.

A. Kalafatis, L. Wang , and W. R. Cluett (2004). “Design of an on-line titrator for nonlinear pH control” , Proceedings of 7th International Symposium on Dynamics and Control of Process Systems, July, 2004, Boston, United States.

T. Barry and L. Wang (2004). “Subspace-based model predictive control using Laguerre polynomial”. Proceedings of 5th Asian Control, July 2004, Melbourne, Australia.

R. Mohd-Mokhtar, L. Wang , L. Qin and T. Barry (2004). “Continuous time system identification of magnetic bearing systems using frequency response data”, Proceedings of 5th Asian Control, July 2004, Melbourne, Australia.

A. Giles, L. Wang and C. Chessari (2003) “Soft sensor design for prediction of product quality attributes”.Proceeding of IASTED International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Control. June, 2003, Salzburg, Austria.

L. Wang , P. Gawthrop, C. Chessari and T. Podsiadley(2003): “Continuous time system identification of food extruder: experiment design and data analysis”.Proceedings of IFAC Symposium on System Identification and Parameter Estimation, 2003, Holland.

L. Wang (2003) ‘Model predictive control using Laguerre functions: numerical sensitivity analysis’ Proceedings of American Control Conference, Denver, USA, 2003.

L. Wang (2002): “A tutorial on model predictive control”. Proceedings of the 4th Asian Control Conference, Singapore, September, 2002.

P. Gawthrop and L. Wang (2002): “Infinite impulse and finite impulse response filters for parameter estimation”.Proceedings of 15th World IFAC Congress, Spain, July, 2002.

L. Wang (2001) “Use of exponential data weighting in model predictive control design”, Proceedings of 40th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Orlando, USA, pp. 4857-4862.

L. Wang (2001) “Discrete model predictive control design using Laguerre functions” Proceedings of American Control Conference, Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A., June, 2001.

L. Wang (2001) `Use of exponential data weighting in model predictive control design', Proceedings of the 40th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Florida, U.S.A.

L. Wang and G.C. Goodwin (2000): “Integrating identification with robust control: a mixed H2/H_infinity approach”, 39th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Sydney, Australia.

P. J.Gawthrop and L. Wang (2000): “Transfer function and frequency response estimation using resonant filters’’. IFAC Symposium on System Identification and Parameter Estimation, June, 2000, United States.

D. Smektala, W. R. Cluett and L. Wang (2000): “Design of identification experiments for step response models: open loop case”, IFAC Symposium on System Identification and Parameter Estimation, June, 2000, United States.

L. Wang (2000): “Continuous time model predictive controller design using orthonormal functions”.IEE International Conference on Control, September, 2000, United Kingdom.

L. Wang (1999): “Robust control of multivariable systems using statistical confidence bounds” the 38th Conference on Decision and Control, Phoenix, U.S.A.

L. Wang and G. C. Goodwin (1999): “Robust control for unstable systems” European Control Conference, 1999, Germany.

S. J. Henriksen, L. Wang , G. C. Goodwin and A. Shook (1999): “Application of a genetic algorithm in crane movement scheduling”, Proceedings of IFAC World Congress, Beijing, 1999.

G. C. Goodwin, L. Wang and D. Miller (1999): “Bias-variance trade-off issues in robust controller design using statistical confidence bounds”, Proceedings of IFAC World Congress, Bejing, 1999.