Xinghuo Yu

Distinguished Professor Xinghuo Yu

Vice-Chancellors Professorial Fellow

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Contact details

STEM | School of Engineering


Intelligent Informatics and Control Research Group


Emailxinghuo.yu@rmit.edu.au


Phone: +61 7 99255317


Campus: Melbourne City


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Profile photo of Xinghuo Yu smiling towards the camera against a solid grey background

Contact details

STEM | School of Engineering


Intelligent Informatics and Control Research Group


Emailxinghuo.yu@rmit.edu.au


Phone: +61 7 99255317


Campus: Melbourne City


More information

Distinguished Professor Xinghuo Yu specialises in electrical and electronic engineering, and is passionate about making an impact through his theoretical and applied research.

Overview

Distinguished Professor Xinghuo Yu is an Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor and the Chair of RMIT Professorial Academy at RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), Melbourne, Australia. He is also a Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow in the School of Engineering. He was the President of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society for 2018 and 2019.

He started his academic career in 1989 as a Postdoctoral Fellow with the University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia. In 1991, he joined Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Australia, where, before he left in 2002, he was Professor of Intelligent Systems and Associate Dean (Research) of Faculty of Informatics & Communication. Since 2002, he has been with RMIT University, where he has occupied various senior academic and administrative positions such as Full Professor, Associate Dean and Institute Director.

He has published extensively in Control Systems, Intelligent and Complex Systems, and Energy Systems. He was named a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate in 2015-2021 consecutively. He received many awards and honours for his contributions, including the 2013 Dr.-Ing. Eugene Mittelmann Achievement Award of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, the 2018 M A Sargent Medal of Engineers Australia, and the 2018 Australasian AI Distinguished Research Contribution Award of Australian Computer Society. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Engineers Australia, Australian Computer Society, and Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is also an Engineering Executive and a Chartered Professional Engineer of Engineers Australia.

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Industry experience

Distinguished Professor Xinghuo Yu was on the Board of Governors of the Australian Photonics Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) (2003-2006) and the Science Advisory Committee of the Advanced Manufacturing CRC (2008-2013), and served as a Non-Executive Director of Oceania Cyber Security Centre Limited (2016-2021) and its Interim Chair from April 2020 to January 2021.

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Research

Distinguished Professor Xinghuo Yu has worked extensively with industries in energy, security, resources, and manufacturing, nationally and internationally.

Research keywords

Control Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Complex Networks, Cyber-Physical Systems, Smart Grids

Research output summary

1100+

Publications

26

Projects

3

Awards

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Supervisor interest areas

  • Control Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Complex Networks
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Smart Grids

Feature publications

Smart Grids: A cyber-physical systems perspective

Proceedings of the IEEE, 104(5), 1058-1070

X. Yu, Y. Xue (2016).

Continuous finite-time control for robotic manipulators with terminal sliding mode

Automatica 41 (11), 1957-1964

S Yu, X Yu, B Shirinzadeh, Z Man (2005).

Non-singular terminal sliding mode control of rigid manipulators

Automatica, 38 (12), 2159-2167

Y Feng, X Yu, Z Man (2002).

Key publications by year

  • Ning, B.,Yu, X.,Han, Q.,Cao, Z.,Wen, G.,Man, Z. (2021). Settling Time Estimation in Synchronization of Impulsive Networks With Switching Topologies In: IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, , 1 - 12
  • Liu, L.,Ding, S.,Yu, X. (2021). Second-order sliding mode control design subject to an asymmetric output constraint In: IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, 68, 1278 - 1282
  • Zhu, S.,Zhou, J.,Yu, X.,Lu, J. (2021). Bounded Synchronization of Heterogeneous Complex Dynamical Networks: A Unified Approach In: IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 66, 1756 - 1762
  • Zhu, Y.,Wen, G.,Yu, W.,Yu, X. (2021). Nonsmooth Resource Allocation of Multi-Agent Systems with Disturbances: A Proximal Approach In: IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, , 1 - 11
  • Zhou, J.,Lv, Y.,Wen, G.,Yu, X. (2021). Resilient Consensus of Multiagent Systems Under Malicious Attacks: Appointed-Time Observer-Based Approach In: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, , 1 - 13
  • Zhang, K.,Fang, X.,Wang, D.,Lv, Y.,Yu, X. (2021). Distributed Nash Equilibrium Seeking Under Event-Triggered Mechanism In: IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, , 1 - 5
  • Shen, D.,Yu, X. (2021). Learning Tracking Control over Unknown Fading Channels without System Information In: IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, 32, 2721 - 2732
  • Mishra, J.,Yu, X. (2021). On Fixed-Time Convergent Sliding Mode Control Design and Applications In: Emerging Trends in Sliding Mode Control: Theory and Application, Springer Nature, Singapore
  • Chen, L.,Yu, X.,Sun, C. (2021). Characteristic Modeling Approach for High-Order Linear Dynamical Systems In: IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, 51, 5405 - 5413
  • Ling, W.,Dalzell, G.,Yu, X.,McGrath, B.,Sokolowski, P. (2021). Solar PV Detection Using an Optimal Template Approach with Genetic Algorithm In: Proceedings of the 47th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2021), Toronto, Canada, 13-16 October 2021
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Feature projects

Switching Dynamics Approach for Distributed Global Optimisation

Funding - Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant

2020 - 2022

Dynamics and Resilience of Complex Network Systems with Switching Topology

Funding - ARC Discovery Grant

2020 - 2023

Engineering Evolving Complex Network Systems through Structure Intervention

Funding - ARC Discovery Grant

2017 - 2019

Key projects by year

  • Alice Springs Energy Modelling
    Funding - Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund
    Industry Partner: Desert Knowledge Australia.
    2021-2023
  • Switching Dynamics Approach for Distributed Global Optimisation,
    Funding - Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant
    2020-2022
  • Dynamics and Resilience of Complex Network Systems with Switching Topology
    Funding - ARC Discovery Grant
    2020-2023
  • Dynamic Deep Learning for Electricity Demand Forecasting,
    ARC Linkage Grant
    Industry Partner: Powercor
    2019-2022
  • Engineering Evolving Complex Network Systems through Structure Intervention
    Funding - ARC Discovery Grant
    2017-2019
  • Exploring Emerging Collective Behaviours in Large-Scale Data-Driven Networked System
    Funding - ARC Discovery Grant
    2014-2016
  • Structure Inference and Adaptive Intervention of Evolving Complex Networks
    Funding - ARC Discovery Grant
    2013-2015
  • An Integrated and Real-Time Passenger Travel and Public Transport Service Information System,
    Funding - ARC Linkage Grant
    Industry Partners: Victorian Department of Transport, Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing
    2013-2015
  • Data Mining Complex Transactional and Criminal Networks
    Funding - ARC Linkage Grant
    Industry Partner: AUSTRAC
    2013-2015
  • Implement supervisory/advisory control of pan and fugal stations
    Funding - Sugar Research and Development Corporation (SRDC) Grant
    Industry Partner: Sugar Research Institute
    2010-2012
  • Practice-based Systematised Nomenclature of Medicine (SNOMED) Concept Learning for Drug-Disease Precaution Early Detection and Refinement
    Funding - ARC Linkage Grant
    Industry Partner: FirstData Bank Australia
    2010-2013 
  • Developing Smart Embedded Host Based Intrusion Detection Systems
    Funding - ARC Linkage Grant
    Industry Partners: Seculand, All Tables Sports
    2010-2013 
  • Variable Structure Control Systems in Networked Environments
    Funding - ARC Discovery Grant
    2009-2011. 
  • Modelling and Removal of Noise and Artefacts in Surveillance and Security Video for Forensic Image Analysis and Enhancement,
    Funding - ARC Discovery Grant
    2009-2011
  • Control Systems – I,
    Funding - Advanced Manufacturing CRC
    Industry Partner: ANCA
    2009-2012
  • Automated Knowledge Based Feature Recognition System
    Funding - Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Automotive Technology (AutoCRC)
    Industry Partner: GKN Aerospace Engineering Services
    2008-2010
  • Developing a Smart Explanatory and Advisory Functionality in Knowledge-based Engineering Systems for Manufacturing Design
    Funding - AutoCRC Grant
    Industry Partner: GKN Engineering Services
    2008-2011
  • Building a Smart Diagnostic System for Low Back Ailments
    ARC Linkage Grant
    Industry Partner: Medec
    2008-2010
  • Smart Task Allocation Support for Small-Scale Printing Factories,
    Funding - ARC Linkage Grant
    Industry Partner: Valonia MG P/L
    2007-2009
  • Developing a Smart Monitoring System for Leakage Currents of Insulators on Wooden Poles
    Funding - ARC Linkage Grant
    Industry Partners: Alinta and Powercor
    2006-2009
  • Studying Discretisation Behaviours in Variable Structure Control Systems
    Funding - ARC Discovery Grant
    Funding - 2005-2007
  • Developing an e-Platform for Application of Clinic Management in the Human Respiratory and Vascular System
    Funding - ARC eResearch Grant,
    2005-2006
  • Application of Knowledge-Based Engineering (KBE) Technology to Intelligent Design Systems Engineering
    Funding - ARC Linkage Grant
    Industry Partner: GKN Engineering Services Australia
    2004-2006
  • Developing a Smart Supervisory Control System for Pan Stage Operations in Sugar Factories
    Funding - ARC Linkage Grant
    Industry Partner: Sugar Research Institute Australia.
    2002-2004
  • A Computerised Intelligent Planning Support System for Forest Landuse Assessment
    Funding - ARC SPIRT Grant
    Industry Partner: Queensland Department of Natural Resources.
    1999-2001
  • Finite Time Variable Structure Control and its Application to Robotic Systems
    Funding - ARC Large Grant
    1999-2001
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Awards


Australasian Artificial Intelligence Distinguished Research Contribution Award

Award date: 2018

Recipients: Xinghuo Yu

M A Sargent Medal

Award date: 2018

Recipients: Xinghuo Yu

Dr.-Ing. Eugene Mittelmann Achievement Award

Award date: 2013

Recipients: Xinghuo Yu

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.