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Wei Liu, Henan Polytechnic University, China
He has delivered a large number of plenary/keynote
I began to collaborate with Prof. Shi in late 2015, and I was
speeches at international conferences, symposia, and
a visiting scholar in Prof. Shi's group through May 2018.
workshops. He served as general chair, workshop chair,
After collaborative research with Prof. Shi, the following
and international program committee member for numer-
have been obtained, published, or are under review in jour-
ous international conferences and workshops. His re -
nals: algorithms for state estimation of discrete-time
search work has been continuously supported by the
Markov jump linear systems with time-correlated and mode-
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in
dependent measurement noise; a novel distributed mea-
the United Kingdom, Australian Research Council, and
surement differencing method; a new model for networked
National Science Foundation in China.
control systems affected by fading channels, where each
He is member-at-large of the Board of Governors,
fading channel is modeled as a one-dimensional discrete-
IEEE SMCS, and a Fellow of the IEEE, the Institution of
time uncertain system with random distur-
Engineering and Technology, and the Insti-
bance; and sufficient conditions for the
tution of Engineers, Australia. He was an
convergence of the Kalman filtering of dis-
IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in the SMCS
crete-time linear systems with finite-step
and a member of the College of Experts,
auto-correlated measurement noise.
Australian Research Council.
Throughout our collaboration, Prof. Shi
He has actively served on the editorial
has provided me many new ideas, research
board of a number of leading international
direction, instructive guidance, and con-
journals as an editor and associate editor,
stant support.
including IEEE Transactions on Cybernet-
ics, IEEE Transactions on Automatic
Sing Kiong Nguan, The University
Control, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Sys-
of Auckland, New Zealand
tems, IEEE Transactions on Circuits
It is my pleasure to be able to collaborate
and Systems, IEEE Control Systems Let-
with Prof. Shi, selected as one of the World's
ters, Automatica, Information Sciences,
Figure 1. Prof. Peng Shi of
Most Influential Scientific Minds (2014-
and Signal Processing.
the University of adelaide,
2017) by Thomson Reuters. I have been
The following testimonials by friends,
australia.
collaborating with him since 1992, when
colleagues, and former students provide
we both were postgraduate students at the University of
technical perspectives on his accomplishments as well as
Newcastle, Australia. We worked on many topics, such as
insights into his style, ideas, and personality. Many thanks
sampled data systems, fuzzy systems, fault detection and
to all those who have contributed to this article.
isolation, multiagent systems, and more.
As a representative pioneer, Prof. Shi has made consid-
Choon Ki Ahn, Korea University,
erable and significant contributions to Markovian jump
South Korea
systems, such as the novel concepts he proposed, partial
I am so happy to recall my research collaboration with my
knowledge about system modes transition, and asynchro-
friend, Prof. Shi. He visited my laboratory at Korea Univer-
nous switching. In addition, his contributions to sampled
sity and my home with Mei, his wife. We had a very nice
data systems and fuzzy systems have had a lasting impact
time and enjoyed delicious food in Seoul with so many dis-
on the engineering science and technology of networked
cussions about our collaboration and future direction for
fuzzy control systems, very much easing the associated
important control and filtering problems. I have really
design difficulties and expanding the application areas.
enjoyed our collaboration on interesting research topics,
including multidimensional systems, fuzzy systems, neural
Qing Sun, Jiangnan University, China
networks, stochastic control, robust filtering, and other
I was a joint Ph.D. degree student studying with Prof. Shi
topics of mutual interest.
at the University of Adelaide from December 2014 to
He has provided so many exceptional contributions for
December 2016, but our collaboration started in 2012. Our
hybrid systems, such as Markovian jump systems,
research area focuses on state estimation and control for
switched systems, and fuzzy systems. He is a true pioneer
stochastic jump systems. We stay in touch for further col-
of modern approaches to Markovian jump systems and
laboration on our corporate research areas.
related control and filtering problems. Moreover, his con-
Prof. Shi has been a considerable asset throughout my
tributions to intelligent controller and filter design based
studies. His patient and rigorous scientific attitude
on fuzzy models and neural networks have led to a signifi-
toward academic research work affected me deeply. He
cant impact on control science and engineering with sever-
has always provided me with instructive advice with
al real-world applications.
great patience. Our hard work in pursuing quality research
It is my pleasure to describe my friend, Prof. Shi, as a
is coming to fruition. Under his guidance, I have pub-
true gentleman with an excellent personality and a great
lished four papers in leading international journals.
scientist with a perfect academic career.
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