Title: Renaissance of Phase
Speaker: Professor Li Qiu, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Abstract: The phase or argument of a complex number is an important concept known to most of the university students in STEM. We will begin the talk by asking the following question: What are the phases of a complex matrix? A novel answer to this question will then be followed by further questions:
- What are the phases of a MIMO system?
- What are the phases of a nonlinear system (e.g., robot, UAV)?
- What are the phases of a dynamic network (e.g., power network, social network)?
- What are the phases of a data set (e.g., data cube)?
These are the questions to be answered in the newly developed phase theory for complex systems, in which we will also be shown why the phases are important in system analysis and data analytics. In this talk we will give a glimpse of the phase theory and we will also give some future speculations.
Biography: Professor Li Qiu is currently a professor in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
He was born in the city of Changsha (the capital of Hunan province) in the People’s Republic of China. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Hunan University in 1981 and his Masters and PhD degrees from the University of Toronto in 1987 and 1990 respectively.
Since 1990, Dr. Li Qiu has held research and teaching positions at the University of Toronto, the Canadian Space Agency, the University of Waterloo, the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, and the University of Minnesota. He joined the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1993 and has also held visiting positions at Zhejiang University, Australian Defense Force Academy, and Harbin Institute of Technology.
Dr. Li Qiu is a fellow of IEEE and a fellow of IFAC. He was a member of the IEEE Control Systems Society Board of Governors in 2012. He served as a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Control Systems Society from 2007 to 2009 and the general chair of the 7th Asian Control Conference which was held in Hong Kong in August 2009. He has served as an associate editor of the publications IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and Automatica. He is now a member of the editorial board of International Journal of Control.
Invited by Professor Daniel Miller, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo
ALL ARE WELCOME!