The Department of Chemical Engineering welcomes Professor Xunyuan Yin from University of Alberta for a seminar about Distributed Estimation and Subsystem Decomposition – Enabling Smart Manufacturing. All are welcome.
With the current trend in globalization, industrial manufacturing is challenged to meet the continuously growing and dynamically changing demand for consumer goods by simultaneously ensuring sustainable development in social, environmental and economic dimensions. To cope with this challenge, there is a growing trend moving away from traditional manufacturing towards smart manufacturing. This dynamic environment will require much more flexible decision-making structures, in which the decision-making agents at different levels of the hierarchy need to coordinate and collaborate with each other tightly. Accordingly, the industry is facing new challenges with respect to the development of network-based advanced control and monitoring systems for large-scale processes of complex structures and highly integrated units. These challenges will be discussed in this presentation.
This presentation will introduce solutions to the problems of distributed state estimation for nonlinear process networks as well as subsystem decomposition and configuration for distributed monitoring and control. The application of the proposed algorithms and procedures for various industrial processes will be shown. The presentation will conclude with a discussion on potential research directions in the areas of plant-wide estimation/monitoring/control using networked communication as well as subsystem decomposition using graph-theory and data-driven concepts, which are essential for facilitating efficient and flexible process operation in the era of smart manufacturing.
Xunyuan Yin received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the Department of Control Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, in 2010 and 2012, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in process control from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, in 2018, under the supervision of Prof. Jinfeng Liu.
He is a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta. His research interests include distributed state estimation and control, subsystem decomposition, model order reduction and the application to large-scale processes. He received some prestigious awards, including Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship, Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship and TW Fraser and Shirley Russell Teaching Fellowship.
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