Shun-Feng Su
IEEE Circuits and Systems Society joint Chapter of the Vancouver/Victoria Sections
IEEE Joint Chapter of Control Systems Society, Robotics and Automation Society, and Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society of the Vancouver Section

Prof. Shun-Feng Su
Department of Electrical Engineering
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Title: Learning Control: Ideas and Problems in Adaptive Fuzzy Control

(Presentation is available in pdf format.)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
IRMACS Centre, ASB 10901 (Board Room), Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada

Light refreshments will be served.
The event is open to public.
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Intelligent control is a promising way of control design in recent decades. Intelligent control design usually needs some knowledge of the system considered. However, such knowledge usually may not be available. Learning becomes a important mechanism for acquiring such knowledge. Learning control seems a good idea for control design for unknown or uncertain systems. To learn controllers is always a good idea, but somehow like a dream. It is because learning is to learn from something. But when there is no good controller, where to learn from? Nevertheless, there still exist approaches, such as adaptive fuzzy control, that can facilitate such an idea. It is called performance based learning (reinforcement learning and Lyapunov stability). This talk is to discuss fundamental ideas and problems in one learning controller -- adaptive fuzzy control. Some deficits of such an approach are discussed. The idea is simple and can be extended to various learning mechanisms. In fact, such an idea can also be employed in various learning control schemes. If you want to use such kind of approaches, those issues must be considered in your study.


Shun-Feng Su received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering, in 1983, from National Taiwan University, Taiwan, R.O.C., and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering, in 1989 and 1991, respectively, from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

He is now a Chair Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, R.O.C. He is an IEEE Fellow and CACS fellow. He has published more than 200 refereed journal and conference papers in the areas of robotics, intelligent control, fuzzy systems, neural networks, and non-derivative optimization. His current research interests include computational intelligence, machine learning, virtual reality simulation, intelligent transportation systems, smart home, robotics, and intelligent control.

Dr. Su is very active in various international/domestic professional societies. He is now the president of the International Fuzzy Systems Association. He now is also in the Boards of Governors of the IEEE SMC society, Chinese Automatic Control Society, the Taiwan Society of Robotics, and the Taiwan Fuzzy System Association. Dr. Su also acted as Program Chair, Program Co-Chair, or PC members for various international and domestic conferences. Dr. Su currently serves as Associate editors of IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, and IEEE Access, a subject editor of Journal of Chinese Institute of Engineers, and the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Fuzzy Systems.

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Thu Jul 21 00:04:53 PDT 2016.