Professor Wei Lin

Dept. of Electrical Eng. and Computer Science
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Ave. (Olin 607)
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Phone: (216)368-4493 (O); Fax: (216)368-6888
E-mail: linwei@case.edu

EDUCATION

D. Sc. Systems Science and Mathematics --- Washington University, St. Louis
M.S. Systems Science and Mathematics --- Washington University, St. Louis
M.S. Electrical Engineering --- Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
B.S Electrical Engineering --- Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Dynamic systems, geometric nonlinear control, homogeneous systems theory, H-infinity and robust control, nonlinear adaptive control, control of nonholonomic or underactuated mechanical systems, robotics and MEMS devices, nonlinear observers and identification, network congestion control, biologically inspired systems, wind power and renewable energy, power systems and smart grids.

PUBLICATIONS

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

HONORS AND AWARDS

2007 Robert J. Herbold Faculty Fellow Award
2003 JSPS Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
1999 NSF CAREER Award
1998-2000 Warren E. Rupp Endowed Assistant Professorship, Case Western Reserve University

EDITORSHIPS

1999-2001 Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
2002-2003 Guest Editor, Special Issue on ``New Directions in Nonlinear Control,'' IEEE Trans. Automat. Contr.
2002-2005 Associate Editor, Automatica
2005-Present Subject Editor, Int. J. of Robust and Nonlinear Control
2003-Present Associate Editor, J. of Control Theory and Applications

INVITED PLENARY ADDRESSES

2011 Plenary Speaker, International Conference on Applied, Computational Mathematics and Optimization, Chiang Mai, Thailand, January 6-10
2009 Plenary Speaker, 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Networks and Systems, Tianjin, China, November 1-3
2009 Semi-Plenary Speaker, 21st Chinese Control and Decision Conference, Guilin, June 17-19
2007 Plenary Speaker, 7th IFAC Symposium on Nonlinear Control Systems (NOLCOS'07), Pretoria, South Africa, August 22-24
2004 Semi-Plenary Speaker, 6th IFAC Symposium on Nonlinear Control Systems (NOLCOS'04), Stuttgart, Germany, September 1-3
2001 Keynote Speaker, 4th Nonlinear Control Network Workshop: Nonlinear and Adaptive Control, Sheffield, U.K., June 25-28

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2005-Present Technical Committee (TC) of Nonlinear Control Systems, International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)
2010 Program Committee, 8th IFAC Symposium on Nonlinear Control Systems (NOLCOS'10), Bologna, Italy, August 30 - Sept. 2
2008 Invited Session Chair, 8th World Congress of Intelligent Control and Automation, Chongqing, China, June 22-24
2007 Program Committee, 7th IFAC Symposium on Nonlinear Control Systems (NOLCOS'07), Pretoria, South Africa, August 22-24
2006 Workshop Chair, 7th World Congress of Intelligent Control and Automation, Dalian, China, June 26-28
2005 Program Committee, 44th IEEE Control and Decision Conference, Seville, Spain, Dec. 12-15
2004 Program Committee, 2004 American Control Conference, Boston, MA, June 28-30
2003-2005 Member of the Board of Governors, IEEE Control Systems Society
2002
  • Vice Program Chair (Invited Sessions), 41st IEEE Control and Decision Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10-13
  • Program Committee, 15th Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS`02) Conference, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, August 12-16
2001 Vice Program Chair (Short Papers), 40th IEEE Control and Decision Conference, Orlando, FL, December 4-7
1999 Program Committee, 38th IEEE Control and Decision Conference, Phoenix, AZ, December 7-10
1996-2000 Chairman, Control Systems Society Chapter, IEEE Cleveland Section
1996-Now NSF Panel; Reviewer for NSF, ARO, ONR and Hong Kong Research Council

RESEARCH FUNDING

1996-1999 PI, Feedback Design for Nonlinear Systems, National Science Foundation (DMS-9634395).
1999-2003 PI, Taking Advantage of Nonlinearity: New Methods for Nonlinear Feedback Design, National Science Foundation (ECS-9875273), CAREER AWARD.
1999-2002 PI, Robust Control of Nonlinear Systems: Passivation and Small Feedback Techniques, National Science Foundation (DMS-9972045).
2000-2002 Co-PI (with K. A. Loparo), Motor Diagnostics and Advanced Control--- Theory and Experiments, NSF GOALI Project (ECS-9906218).
2002-2005 PI, Control of Nonlinear Systems with Uncontrollable Unstable Linearization: A Nonsmooth Feedback Framework, National Science Foundation (DMS-0203387).
2004-2007 PI, Nonsmooth Measurement Feedback Control of Nonlinear Systems with Applications to Biologically-Inspired Systems, National Science Foundation (ECS-0400413).
2005-2007 PI (subcontract), A Novel Biologically-Inspired Multi-Mode MAV, Air Force Research Laboratory (FA8651-05-C-0110).
2006-2008 PI (with Darrin Young, subcontract), Design and Prototyping of High Performance Control Systems for MEMS Gyroscopes, Ohio ICE (CON-102019).

TEACHING AND ADVISING

Courses Taught Control Systems (EE 431), Engineering Mathematics, Ordinary Differential Equations, Nonlinear Systems (SSM 553), Nonlinear Analysis and Stability Theory (ESCI 518), Nonlinear Feedback Design: A Differential Geometric Approach (EECS 519), H-infinity and Robust Control (ESCI 520), Optimization and Optimal Control (ESCI 421), Engineering Optimization (ESCI 346), Control Engineering (EECS 304-305), Digital Control (ESCI 306), Linear Systems Theory (EECS 408), Queueing Theory and Stochastic Models (SEG 3570), Applied Probability and Statistics (SEG 2430), Signal and Systems (EECS212-214).
1996-Present
  • Co-advisor (with R. D. Quinn) for R. M. Kolacinski (1998), Ph.D. Thesis: "Dynamics and Control of an Antagonistic Biomimetic Actuator System," Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, CWRU
  • Advisor for C. Qian (2001), Ph.D. Thesis: "Global Synthesis of Nonlinear Systems with Uncontrollable Linearization," Dept. of Electrical Eng. and Computer Science, CWRU
  • Advisor for P. Radom (2002), Ph.D. Thesis: "Time-Varying Feedback Design for Nonlinearly Parameterized Systems," Dept. of EECS, CWRU
  • Advisor for X. Huang (2003), Ph.D. Thesis: "Finite-Time Stabilization and Detection of Nonlinear Systems," Dept. of EECS, CWRU
  • Advisor for Q. Gong (2003), Ph.D. Thesis: "Robust Output Regulation of Uncertain Nonlinear Systems," Dept. of Electrical Engi. and Computer Science (EECS), CWRU
  • Advisor for B. Yang (2005), Ph.D. Thesis: "Output Feedback Control of Nonlinear Systems with Unstabilizable/Undetectable Linearization, " Dept. of EECS, CWRU
  • Advisor for J. Wei (2006), Ph.D. Thesis: "Observation and Estimation of Nonlinear Systems, " Dept. of Electrical Engi. and Computer Science (EECS), CWRU
  • Advisor for H. Lei (2007), Ph.D. Thesis: "Universal Output Feedback Control of Nonlinear Systems, " Dept. of EECS, CWRU
  • Advisor for Zongtao Lu (2010), Ph.D. Thesis: "A Study of Nonlinear Control for Power Generation Systems, " Dept. of EECS, CWRU

COMMITTEE WORK AND SERVICES

1996-1998 Research Committee, The Case School of Engineering
1996-present Member, ESCI and EECS Graduate Admissions Committee
1999-2000 EECS Dept. Chair Search Committee
2002-2003 Member, EECS Facility Committee
2006-2007 Executive Committee, The Case School of Engineering
2007-2008 Promotion and Tenure Committee, The Case School of Engineering