In residence at
Prof. Driss Boutat
Observer Design for Distributed-Parameter Systems and Fractional Order Systems
Yiming Chen is a professor researching on applied mathematics and automatic control in Yanshan University, China. He will be invited to the region Centre for three months each year for four consecutive years. The objective of the proposed project is to strengthen the research and teaching of the laboratories of PRISME, LMR, U930 INSERM and INSA Centre Val de Loire (CVL) in the region Centre, and to create the link among these laboratories, INSA CVL and Yanshan University. In this project, two series of courses on partial differential equations and fractional calculus will be provided in English by Prof. Chen for the students and for the researchers in the form of seminar in the universities and laboratories in the region Centre. These courses will be organized in INSA CVL every year during the visit of Prof. Chen. The proposed research project is on observer design for distributed-parameter systems and fractional order systems, and applications to nonlinear acoustics and viscoelastically damped structures. This is an interdisciplinary research project, where the observer theory will be developed and applied to other fields as a new concept. Four researchers in the region Centre will be involved in the project: Prof. Boutat (the host scientist) and Dr. Liu belonging to the PRISME Laboratory, Dr. Serra and Dr. Dos Santos belonging to the laboratories of LMR and U930 INSERM respectively. Meanwhile, they also belong to INSA CVL, where they will work with Prof. Chen. Consequently, this project provides not only an opportunity of international collaboration between the laboratories in the region Centre and Yanshan University in China, but also an opportunity of inner collaboration among researchers of INSA CVL.