Feng Lin

Feng Lin

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electric-drive Vehicle Engineering

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Feng Lin

Biography

Feng Lin received his B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering from Shanghai Jiao-Tong University, Shanghai, China, in 1982, and his M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, in 1984 and 1988, respectively. From 1987 to 1988, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Since 1988, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, where he is currently a professor. His research interests include discrete-event systems, hybrid systems, robust control, and their applications in alternative energy, biomedical systems, and automotive control. He is the author of a book entitled "Robust Control Design: An Optimal Control Approach." He was a consultant for GM, Ford, Hitachi and other auto companies. He co-authored a paper that received a George Axelby outstanding paper award from IEEE Control Systems Society. He is also a recipient of a research initiation award from the National Science Foundation, an outstanding teaching award from Wayne State University, a faculty research award from ANR Pipeline Company, and a research award from Ford. He was an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. He is a fellow of IEEE.

Education

Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1988 (completed in 1987)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, 1987-1988

Research Interests

Systems and control, discrete event systems, hybrid systems, electric-drive vehicles, alternative energy, smart grids, decision analysis for complex processes

Publications

Robust Control

H. Tan, S. Shu, and F. Lin, "An optimal control approach to robust tracking of linear systems," International Journal of Control, 82(3), 2009, pp. 525C540. [Download in PDF form]

F. Lin, "An optimal control approach to robust control design," International Journal of Control, 73(3), 2000, pp. 177-186. [Download in PDF form]

F. Lin, W. Zhang and R. D. Brandt, "Robust hovering control of a PVTOL aircraft," IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 7(3), 1999, pp. 343-351. [Download in PDF form]

F. Lin and R. D. Brandt, "An optimal control approach to robust control of robot manipulators," IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, 14(1), 1998, pp. 69-77. [Download in PDF form]

F. Lin, R. D. Brandt and J. Sun, "Robust control of nonlinear systems: compensating for uncertainty," International Journal of Control, 56(6), 1992, pp. 1453-1459. [Download in PDF form]

Image Processing

R. D. Brandt and F. Lin, "Representations that uniquely characterize image modulo translation, rotation, and scaling," Pattern Recognition Letters, 17, 1996, pp. 1001-1015. [Download in PDF form]

F. Lin and R. D. Brandt, "Towards absolute invariants of images under translation, rotation, and dilation," Pattern Recognition Letters, 14, 1993, pp. 369-379. [Download in PDF form]

Security Systems

M. Yeddes, F. Lin, and N. Ben Hadj-Alouane, "Modifying security policies for the satisfaction of intransitive non-interference," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 54(8), 2009, pp. 1961-1966. [Download in PDF form]

N. Ben Hadj-Alouane, S. Lafrance, F. Lin, J. Mullins, and M. Yeddes, "Characterizing intransitive noninterference for 3-Domain security policies with observability," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 2005, 50(6), pp. 920-925. [Download in PDF form]

N. Ben Hadj-Alouane, S. Lafrance, F. Lin, J. Mullins, and M. Yeddes, "On the verification of intransitive noninterference in multilevel security," IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics - Part B: Cybernetics, 35(5), 2005, pp. 948-958. [Download in PDF form]

Adaptive Interaction

R. D. Brandt and F. Lin, "Adaptive interaction and its applicatio to neural networks to neural networks," Information Sciences, 121, 1999, pp. 201-215. [Download in PDF form]

Hybrid Systems

N. Ben Hadj-Alouane, M. Yeddes, A. B. Hadj-Alouane, and F. Lin, "A mixed integer dynamic programming approach to a class of optimal control problems in hybrid systems," Cybernetics and Systems, 37(5), 2006, pp.481-504. [Download in PDF form]

F. Lin, "Theorem of abstraction for equivalent controllers in hybrid systems; Information Sciences, 173, 2005, pp. 181-195. [Download in PDF form]

M. Heymann, F. Lin, G. Meyer and S. Resmerita, "Analysis of Zeno behaviors in hybrid systems," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 50(3), 2005, pp. 376-384. [Download in PDF form]

M. Heymann, F. Lin and G. Meyer, "Synthesis and viability of minimally interventive legal controllers for hybrid systems," Discrete Event Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications, 8(2), 1998, pp. 105-135. [Download in PDF form]

Vehicle Simulation

S. Alles, C. Swick, M. Hoffman, S. M. Mahmud, and F. Lin, "A real-time hardware-in-the-loop vehicle simulator for traction assist," International Journal of Vehicle Design, 15(6), 1994, pp. 597- 625. [Download in PDF form]

S. Alles, C. Swick, M. Hoffman, S. M. Mahmud, and F. Lin, "The hardware design of a real-time HITL for traction assist simulation," IEEE Transactions on Vehicle Technology, 44(3), 1995, pp. 668-682. [Download in PDF form]

Diagnosis and Detection of Discrete Event Systems

S. Shu and F. Lin, "Detectability of discrete event systems with dynamic event observation," Systems & Control Letters, 59(1), 2010, pp. 9-17. [Download in PDF form]

W.Wang, S. Lafortune, A. R. Girard, and F. Lin, "Optimal sensor activation for diagnosing of discrete event systems," Automatica, 46, 2010, pp. 1165-1175. [Download in PDF form]

S. Shu, F. Lin, and H. Ying, "Detectability of discrete event systems," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 52(12), 2007, pp. 2356-2359. [Download in PDF form]

F. Lin, Z. H. Lin and T. W. Lin, "A uniform approach to mixed signal circuit test," International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications, 25, 1997, pp 81-93. [Download in PDF form]

F. Lin, "Diagnosability of discrete event systems and its applications," Discrete Event Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications, 4(1), 1994, pp. 197-212. [Download in PDF form]

Performance Analysis of Discrete Event Systems

D.S. Kim, D.M. Kulkarni and F. Lin, "An upper bound for carriers in a three-workstation closed serial production system operating under production blocking," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 47(7), 2002, pp. 1134-1138. [Download in PDF form]

F. Lin, "Analysis of temporal performance of supervised discrete event systems," Automatica, 30(3), 1994, pp. 533-536. [Download in PDF form]

F. Lin, "A linguistic approach to stochastic comparison of queueing systems," European Journal of Operations Research, 77, 1994, pp.27-39. [Download in PDF form]

Nondeterministic and Probabilistic Discrete Event Systems

F. Lin and X. Chen, "Estimation of transitional probabilities of discrete event systems from cross-sectional survey and its application in tobacco control," Information Sciences, 180(3), 2010, pp. 432-440. [Download in PDF form]

S. Shu, F. Lin, H. Ying, and X. Chen, "State estimation and detectability of probabilistic discrete event systems," Automatica, 44(12), 2008, pp. 3054-3060. [Download in PDF form]

M. Heymann and F. Lin, "Discrete event control of nondeterministic systems," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 43(1), 1998, pp. 3-17. [Download in PDF form]

Y. Li, F. Lin and Z. H. Lin, "Supervisory control of probabilistic discrete event systems with recovery," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Contro, 44(10), 1999, pp. 1971-1974. [Download in PDF form]

Controllability of Discrete Event Systems

Y. Li, F. Lin and Z. H. Lin, "A generalized framework for supervisory control of discrete event systems," International Journal of Intelligent Control and Systems, 2(1), 1998, pp. 139-159. [Download in PDF form]

R. D. Brandt, V. Garg, R. Kumar, F. Lin, S. I. Marcus and W. M. Wonham, "Formulas for calculating supremal controllable and normal sublanguages," Systems & Control Letters, 15, 1991, pp. 111-117. [Download in PDF form]

Observability of Discrete Event Systems

C. Cao, F. Lin and Z.-H. Lin, "Why event observation: Observability Revisited," Discrete Event Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications, 7, 1997, pp. 127-149. [Download in PDF form]

F. Lin and W. M. Wonham, "Supervisory control of timed discrete event systems under partial observation," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 40(3), 1995, pp. 558-562.[Download in PDF form]

M. Heymann and F. Lin, "On-line control of partially observed discrete event systems," Discrete Event Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications, 4(3), 1994, pp. 221-236. [Download in PDF form]

F. Lin and W. M. Wonham, "On observability of discrete-event systems," Information Sciences, 44(3), 1988, pp. 173-198. [Download in PDF form]

Limited Lookahead Policies for Discrete Event Systems

N. Ben Hadj-Alouane, S. Lafortune and F. Lin, "Centralized and distributed algorithms for on-line synthesis of maximal control policies under partial observation," Discrete Event Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications 6(4), 1996, pp. 379-427. [Download in PDF form]

S. L. Chung, S. Lafortune and F. Lin, "Supervisory control using variable lookahead policies," Discrete Event Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications, 4(3), 1994, pp. 237-268. [Download in PDF form]

N. Ben Hadj-Alouane, S. Lafortune and F. Lin, "Variable lookahead supervisory control with state information," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 39(12), 1994, pp. 2398-2410.[Download in PDF form]

S. L. Chung, S. Lafortune and F. Lin, "Recursive computation of limited lookahead supervisory controls for discrete event systems," Discrete Event Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications, 3(1), 1993, pp. 71-100. [Download in PDF form]

S. L. Chung, S. Lafortune and F. Lin, "Limited lookahead policies in supervisory control of discrete event systems," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 37(12), 1992, pp. 1921-1935.[Download in PDF form]

Decentralized and Hierarchical Control of Discrete Event Systems

W. Wang, S. Lafortune, and F. Lin, "Minimization of communication of event occurrences in acyclic discrete event systems," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 53(9), 2008, pp. 2197-2202. [Download in PDF form]

Y. Huang, K. Rudie, and F. Lin, "Decentralized control of discrete-event systems when supervisors observe particular event occurrences," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 53(2), 2008, pp. 384-389. [Download in PDF form]

F. Lin, K. Rudie, and S. Lafortune, "Minimal communication for essential transitions in a distributed discrete-event system," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 52(8), 2007, pp. 1495-1502. [Download in PDF form]

K. Rudie, S. Lafortune, and F. Lin, "Minimal communication in a distributed discrete-event system," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 48(6), 2003, pp. 1965-1970. [Download in PDF form]

M. Heymann, F. Lin and G. Meyer, "Multiuser discrete-event control with active events," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 47(2), 2002, pp. 314-318. [Download in PDF form]

Y.-L. Chen, S. Lafortune, and F. Lin, "Design of nonblocking modular supervisors using event priority functions," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 45(3), 2000, pp. 432-452.[Download in PDF form]

F. Lin and H. Mortazavian, "A normality theorem for decentralize control of discrete event systems," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 39(5), 1994, pp. 1089-1093.[Download in PDF form]

H. Mortazavian and F. Lin, "Decentralized supervisory control of discrete event systems with nonhomogeneous control structure," Information Sciences, 68(3), 1993, pp. 233-246, 1993. [Download in PDF form]

F. Lin, "Control of large scale discrete event systems: allocation and coordination," Systems & Control Letters, 17, 1991, pp. 169-175. [Download in PDF form]

F. Lin and W. M. Wonham, "Verification of nonblocking in decentralized supervision," Control - Theory and Advanced Technology, 7(1), 1991, pp. 19-29. [Download in PDF form]

F. Lin and W. M. Wonham, "Decentralized control and coordination of discrete-event systems with partial observation," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 35(12), 1990, pp. 1330-1337.[Download in PDF form]

F. Lin and W. M. Wonham, "Decentralized supervisory control of discrete-event systems," Information Sciences, 44(3), 1988, pp. 199-224. [Download in PDF form]

Robust and Tolerable Control in Discrete Event Systems

Y.-L. Chen, S. Lafortune, and F. Lin, "Incremental model evolution and reusability of supervisors for discrete event systems," Automatica, 36, 2000, pp. 243-259 [Download in PDF form]

F. Lin, "Robust and adaptive supervisory control of discrete event systems," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 38(12), 1993, pp. 1848-1852. [Download in PDF form]

S. Lafortune and F. Lin, "On tolerable and desirable behaviors in supervisory control of discrete event systems," Discrete Event Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications, 1(1), 1990, pp. 61-92. [Download in PDF form]

Fuzzy Discrete Event Systems

F. Lin, and H. Ying, "State feedback control of fuzzy discrete event systems," IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part B, 40(3), 2010, pp. 951-956.
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X. Du, H. Ying, and F. Lin, "Theory of extended fuzzy discrete-event systems for handling ranges of knowledge uncertainties and subjectivity," IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, 17(2), 2009, pp. 316-328. [Download in PDF form]

H. Ying, F. Lin, R.D. MacArthur, J.A. Cohn, D.C. Barth-Jones, Hong Ye, and L.R. Crane, "A Self-Learning Fuzzy Discrete Event System for HIV/AIDS Treatment Regimen Selection," IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics - Part B, 37(4), 2007, pp. 966-979. [Download in PDF form]

F. Lin, H. Ying, R.D. MacArthur, J.A. Cohn, D.C. Barth-Jones, Hong Ye, and L.R. Crane, "Decision making in fuzzy discrete event systems," Information Science, 177, 2007, pp. 3749?763. [Download in PDF form]

H. Ying, F. Lin, R.D. MacArthur, J.A. Cohn, D.C. Barth-Jones, Hong Ye, and L.R. Crane, "A fuzzy discrete event system approach to determining optimal HIV/AIDS treatment regimens," IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, 10, 2006, pp. 663-676. [Download in PDF form]

F. Lin and H. Ying, "Modeling and control of fuzzy discrete event systems," IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part B, 32(4), 2002, pp. 408-415. [Download in PDF form]


Other Papers in Discrete Event Systems

W. Wang, S. Lafortune, and F. Lin, "An Algorithm for Calculating Indistinguishable States and Clusters in Finite-State Automata with Partially Observable Transitions," Systems & Control Letters, 56, 2007, pp. 656?661. [Download in PDF form]

F. Lin, "Analysis and synthesis of discrete event systems using temporal logic," Control - Theory and Advanced Technology, 9(1), 1993, pp. 341-350. [Download in PDF form]

F. Lin, A. F. Vaz and W. M. Wonham, "Supervisor specification and synthesis for discrete event systems," International Journal of Control, 48(1), 1988, pp. 321-332. [Download in PDF form]