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Seminar: Chaos and Chaos Control - from understanding to engineering applications - Prof Zhong Li, Fern Universität in Hagen, Germany

Presenter: Prof Zhong Li, Fern Universität in Hagen, Germany (invited by Prof Jie Lu)

Abstract: As an essential phenomenon of nonlinear systems, chaos exists ubiquitously in nature. The concept of chaos can be understood through examples from nature and our daily life, such as the weather forecast and the population growth law. Chaos can be harmful in a normal sense, and for this I introduce “chaos control”, which stabilises a chaotic system. Chaos can be also useful or desirable, and for these situations I introduce “anti-control of chaos”, which generates chaos purposely from a stable or non-chaotic system. The presentation will conclude with demonstrations of chaos applications.

Short bio: Prof Zhong Li is an Adjunct Professor at the FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany. He received his BSc, MSc (both in Mathematics), and PhD (in control theory and control engineering) from Sichuan University, Jinan University, and South China University of Technology in 1989, 1996, and 2000, respectively. He obtained his Dr of Science (Habilitation) higher degree from FernUniversität in Hagen in 2007.

Prof Li was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, and he is a senior member of IEEE. He serves as an associate editor for six international journals. He has published three books, 18 book chapters, 100 journal and conference papers, and holds one German patent.


26 October 2012
14:00 - 15:00
City - Broadway CB10 Level 2, Room 330
All Welcome
Barbara Munday

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