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Distinguished lecture: Speaker Marios M. Polycarpou, University of Cyprus

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Feb 24

Date and time: 24 February 2023, 10:00-11:00 CET
Speaker: Marios M. Polycarpou, University of Cyprus
Title: Distributed Fault Diagnosis of Interconnected Cyber-Physical Systems

Where: Digital Futures hub, Osquars Backe 5, floor 2 at KTH main campus OR Zoom
A maximum of 50 participants are onsite at the Digital Futures hub. First-come, first-served basis.
Meeting ID: 695 6088 7455
Password: 755440

Moderator: Henrik Sandberg
Administrator: Carlos Barrette

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Abstract: The emergence of interconnected cyber-physical systems and sensor/actuator networks has given rise to advanced automation applications, where a large amount of sensor data is collected and processed in order to make suitable real-time decisions and to achieve the desired control objectives. However, in situations where some components behave abnormally or become faulty, this may lead to serious degradation in performance or even to catastrophic system failures, especially due to cascading effects of the interconnected subsystems.

Distributed fault diagnosis refers to monitoring architectures where the overall system is viewed as an interconnection of various subsystems, each of which is monitored by a dedicated fault diagnosis agent that communicates and exchanges information with other “neighboring” agents. The goal of this presentation is to provide insight into various aspects of the design and analysis of intelligent monitoring and control schemes and to discuss directions for future research.

Bio: Marios Polycarpou is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director of the KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence at the University of Cyprus. He is also a Member of the Cyprus Academy of Sciences, Letters, and Arts and an Honorary Professor of Imperial College London. He received a B.A degree in Computer Science and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, both from Rice University, USA, in 1987, and the M.S. and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, in 1989 and 1992, respectively.

His teaching and research interests are in intelligent systems and networks, adaptive and learning control systems, fault diagnosis, machine learning, and critical infrastructure systems. Dr Polycarpou has published more than 400 articles in refereed journals, edited books and refereed conference proceedings, and co-authored seven books. He is also the holder of 6 patents. Prof. Polycarpou received the 2016 IEEE Neural Networks Pioneer Award. He is a Fellow of IEEE and IFAC and the recipient of the 2014 Best Paper Award for the journal Building and Environment (Elsevier).

He served as the President of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (2012-2013), as the President of the European Control Association (2017-2019), and as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (2004-2010). Prof. Polycarpou currently serves on the Editorial Boards of the Proceedings of the IEEE, the Annual Reviews in Control, and the Foundations and Trends in Systems and Control. His research work has been funded by several agencies and industries in Europe and the United States, including the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant, the ERC Synergy Grant and the EU Teaming program. Prof. Polycarpou is the recipient of the 2023 IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Technical Field Award.

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