Intelligent Informatics and Control Research Group

The Intelligent Informatics and Control Research Group focuses on all aspects of intelligent data-driven modelling, control and optimisation in complex network environments, and their applications in industries such as energy, automotive, manufacturing, sociology and biology.

Intelligent Informatics and Control (I2C) is a group of highly performing researchers interested in intelligent data-driven modelling, control and optimisation and their applications.

Key research areas 

  • Control and automation
  • Intelligent systems
  • Complex systems
  • Intelligent informatics
  • Energy systems

Key research projects

Australian Research Council Discovery Projects:

  • Dynamics and Resilience of Complex Network Systems with Switching Topology — DP200101199 
  • Switching Dynamics Approach for Distributed Global Optimisation — DP200101197
  • Engineering evolving complex network systems through structure intervention — DP170102303
  • A direct drive linear tube generator for ocean wave energy conversion — DP170101039
  • Advanced inverter control for distributed energy systems — DP180103200

Australian Research Council Linkage Project:

  •  Dynamic Deep Learning for Electricity Demand Forecasting — LP180101309

Key publications

  • G. Wen, X. Yu, W. Yu, and J. Lu, “Coordination and control of complex network systems with switching topologies: A survey,” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, DOI: 10.1109/TSMC.2019.2961753, January 2020. 
  • L. Chen, X. Yu, X. Xin, and C. Sun, “Characteristic model-based control approach for complex network systems,” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, DOI: 10.1109/TSMC.2019.2931309, August 2019.
  • N Gaeini, AM Amani, M Jalili, X Yu, Optimization of Communication Network Topology in Distributed Control Systems Subject to Prescribed Decay Rate, IEEE transactions on cybernetics, 2019.
  • H Zare, M Hajiabadi, M Jalili, Detection of Community Structures in Networks with Nodal Features based on Generative Probabilistic Approach IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 2019.
  • F Rezaeimehr, P Moradi, S Ahmadian, NN Qader, M Jalili, TCARS: time-and community-aware recommendation system  Future Generation Computer Systems 78, 419-429, 2018.
  • R. Patel, C. Li, L. Meegahapola, B. McGrath, X. Yu, “Enhancing Optimal Automatic Generation Control in a Multi-Area Power System with Diverse Energy Resources,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 34, no. 5, pp. 3465 – 3475, Sept. 2019.
  • R. Patel, L. Meegahapola, L. Wang, X. Yu, B. McGrath, “Automatic Generation Control of a Multi-Area Power System with Network Constraints and Communication Delay,” Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy, 2020.
  • Mishra, J.P., Xu, Q., Yu, X. and Jalili, M., 2018. Precision position tracking for piezoelectric-driven motion system using continuous third-order sliding mode control. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics23(4), pp.1521-1531.
  • Mishra, J.P., Yu, X. and Jalili, M., 2018. Arbitrary-order continuous finite-time sliding mode controller for fixed-time convergence. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs65(12), pp.1988-1992.
  • Mishra, J., Wang, L., Zhu, Y., Yu, X. and Jalili, M., 2018. A novel mixed cascade finite-time switching control design for induction motor. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics66(2), pp.1172-1181.
  • Mishra, J.P., Li, C., Jalili, M. and Yu, X., 2018. Robust second-order consensus using a fixed-time convergent sliding surface in multiagent systems. IEEE transactions on cybernetics50(2), pp.846-855.
  • Mishra, J., Patel, R., Yu, X. and Jalili, M., 2018. Recursive surface structure for fixed-time convergence with applications to power systems. IET Control Theory & Applications12(18), pp.2595-2604.
  • Wang, L., Mishra, J., Zhu, Y. and Yu, X., 2019. An Improved Sliding Mode Current Control of Induction Machine in Presence of Voltage Constraints. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics.
  • B.P. McGrath, D.G.Holmes and L. McNabb. A Signal Conditioning Antiwindup Approach for Digital Stationary Frame Current Regulators. IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 55, no. 6, pp. 6036-6046, 2019.
  • J. Riedel, D.G. Holmes, B.P. McGrath and C.A. Teixeira. Maintaining continuous ZVS operation of a dual active bridge by reduced coupling transformers. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 65, no. 12, pp. 9438-9448, 2018.


Group Leader

Distinguished Professor Xinghuo Yu


Research candidates

  • Nameer Mahdi
  • Mingchen Gu
  • Zhiyi Chen
  • Wenting Lin
  • Chen Liu
  • Sebastian Lange
  • Nima Joorabloo
  • Mohammdreza Radmanesh
  • Hassan Mohammad
  • Dominic Goh
  • Jack Bryant
  • Enkhtsetseg Munkhchuluun
  • Moudud Ahmed
  • L. McNabb
  • A. Sattar
  • A. Hoshu
  • Y. Sun
  • Y. Zhu
  • B. Gladysz
  • Junaid Saeed
  • Ahmad Afif Nazib
  • Peishuo Mu
  • Haris Siraj
  • Xiaoming Li


The group is interested in exploring collaborations and recruiting research staff and students within the scope of our group.

Prizes and awards

  • 2018 M A Sargent Medal, Engineers Australia
  • 2018 Australasian AI Distinguished Research Contribution Award,  Australian Computer Society
  • 2013 Dr.-Ing. Eugene Mittelmann Achievement Award, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
  • 2015-2019 Highly Cited Researcher Award, Clarivate Analytics
  • 2012 Best Paper Award IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine


Group Leader Distinguished Professor Xinghuo Yu


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