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joint work in the control for sto-
(HIT), China. I met Prof. Shi in
chastic systems can generally be
summer 2007 when he was visiting
Even now, years
classified into three areas: 1) the
HIT. Since then, he has supervised
control of the output properties,
me on the topic of networked con-
after I completed my
such as mean values and varianc-
trol systems with extreme patience
Ph.D. degree, he still
es, 2) the control of closed-loop
and thorough guidance. I was very
dedicates time to
joint probability density functions
impressed by his professional aca-
using a randomized control struc-
demic knowledge, rigorous scien-
help me solve difficult
ture, and 3) direct control of out-
tific attitude, and gentleness. After
problems I encounter.
put probability density functions.
graduation, I became an associate
We have collaborated on many
professor of Shandong University,
topics, such as Markovian jump
China. Prof. Shi has continued to
systems, fuzzy systems, sliding
provide me his full support to enrich
mode control, fault detection and isolation, and neural
my academic research experience and further my profes-
networks. Under Prof. Shi's supervision, we have pub-
sional development as a research fellow at Western Sydney
lished one research monograph, one book chapter, and
University, Australia.
more than 20 research papers in international journals
Under Prof. Shi's guidance, I have published more than
such as Automatica and IEEE transactions. I wish to
ten papers in top-tier international journals such as Auto-
express my deep thanks to Prof. Shi for his enlightening
matica, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE
guidance, invaluable discussions, and insightful ideas
Transactions on Neural Networks, and IEEE Transactions
throughout the years. What I have benefited from most in
on Industrial Electronics. Our work includes stability
being his student is probably his rigorous and diligent
analysis and robust control for stochastic systems, predic-
attitude toward scientific research.
tive output feedback control for networked control sys-
tems, stabilization for two-dimensional switched systems,
Hongjun Yu, University of Adelaide, Australia
and more. My collaboration with Prof. Shi has lasted more
It is a great honor to be invited to contribute to a cele-
than 10 years, and I have gained so much from his supervi-
bration of Prof. Shi's research achievements. Prof. Shi
sion. His constant guidance and help in my research is a
was my Ph.D. degree supervisor from September 2013
lifelong treasure that I will always appreciate.
to September 2017, and he imparted wisdom from his
rich knowledge and experience in control science and
Dezhi Xu, Jiangnan University, China
engineering. Now, I am a postdoctoral researcher in
I was a Ph.D. degree student of Prof. Shi from 2010 to 2014.
the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,
We have many overlapping areas of interest, including
University of Adelaide, and our collaboration contin-
robust near-space vehicle fault-tolerant control, multiarea
ues. So far, four papers have been published in collabo-
interconnected power systems with hybrid energy storage,
ration with Prof. Shi and six papers are on the way.
multiagent control system for a class of nonlinear dynamic
These works are predominantly in the field of forma-
systems, data-driven control, and others. Even now, years
tion control and multiagent systems. We focused on
after I completed my Ph.D. degree, he still dedicates time
searching and designing new ways to build self-orga-
to help me solve difficult problems I encounter. Under
nizing mobile agents that minimize the requirements
Prof. Shi's guidance, I have published more than 20 papers
on sensing and communicating. The methods and algo-
on topics that include decentralized fault-tolerant control,
rithms of distributed control and computing aim at
multiobserver model-free control, smart grid, and hybrid
providing solutions in complex and large-scale sys-
energy storage systems, among others. During our collabo-
tems. For the guidance and teaching he offered, I owe
ration, Prof. Shi's truth-seeking scientific style and pro-
unreserved gratitude to Prof. Shi.
found academic knowledge were vital to the success of our
reearch; these admirable traits will also become a valuable
About the Author
treasure in my life.
Choon Ki Ahn (hironaka@korea.ac.kr) earned his B.S. and
M.S. degrees from the School of Electrical Engineering at
Fanbiao Li, Central South University, China
Korea University, Seoul, in 2000 and 2002, respectively. He
I was a Ph.D. degree student of Prof. Shi at Harbin Insti-
earned his Ph.D. degree from the School of Electrical Engi-
tute of Technology, from 2012 to 2015. From December
neering and Computer Science from Seoul National Univer-
2013 to April 2015, I was a joint-training Ph.D. degree stu-
sity, South Korea, in 2006. He is currently a Crimson Profes-
dent with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engi-
sor of Excellence with the College of Engineering and a pro-
neering in Prof. Shi's research group at the University of
fessor in the School of Electrical Engineering at Korea
Adelaide, Australia. From April 2015 to February 2016, I
University, Seoul. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
was a research associate in the School of Electrical and
Electronic Engineering at the University of Adelaide. Our
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