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25th Anniversary Distinguished Lecture Series - Prof. Derong LiuProf. Derong Liu from the University of Illinois at Chicago visited the Department and delivered a Distinguished Lecture on “Self-Learning Control of Nonlinear Systems based on Iterative Adaptive Dynamic Programming Approach” on 18 November 2013. Prof. Liu illustrated a self-learning control scheme for unknown nonlinear discrete-time systems for solving nonlinear partial difference equations. The algorithm can solve the above optimal control problem and combine the two techniques: HDP and DHP, which expects to be superior to simple ADP methods. After the Lecture, Prof. Liu also shared his expertise and experience with the research postgraduate students.
Prof. Liu received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1994. He was a Staff Fellow with General Motors Research and Development Center, Warren, MI, from 1993 to 1995. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, from 1995 to 1999. He joined the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1999, and became a Full Professor of electrical and computer engineering and of computer science in 2006. He was selected for the "100 Talents Program" by the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2008. He has published 14 books (six research monographs and eight edited volumes). Currently, he is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems. He received the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (1999), the University Scholar Award from University of Illinois (2006-2009), and the Overseas Outstanding Young Scholar Award from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (2008). He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the INNS.