Real-Time Wireless Control Networks for Cyber-Physical Systems


Wireless control systems represent a new frontier of cyber-physical systems. Rapid adoption of wireless sensing and actuation standards has demonstrated the feasibility of reliable wireless communication for industrial process automation. However, wireless control networks face significant challenges in meeting the real-time communication requirements of control systems. Furthermore, close coupling between control and communication demands a holistic approach to wireless control system design. This talk will present recent advance in real-time wireless control: (1) a new real-time wireless scheduling theory for wireless control networks; (2) a cyber-physical co-design approach to control systems sharing a wireless control network; (3) Wireless Cyber-Physical Simulator (WCPS), an integrated environment for realistic simulations of large-scale wireless control systems; and (4) two case studies of wireless structural control for resilient civil infrastructure.


Prof. Chenyang Lu
Cyber-Physical Systems Laboratory
Washington University in St. Louis

Date & Time

3 Dec 2014 (Wednesday) 10:00 - 11:00


E11-4045 (University of Macau)

Organized by

Department of Computer and Information Science


Chenyang Lu is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Lu is Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, Area Editor of IEEE Internet of Things Journal, and Associate Editor of Real-Time Systems. He also chaired premier conferences such as IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS), ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS) and ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys). Professor Lu is the author and co-author of over 100 research papers with over 12,000 citations and an h-index of 50. He received the Ph.D. degree from University of Virginia in 2001, the M.S. degree from Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1997, and the B.S. degree from University of Science and Technology of China in 1995, all in computer science. His research interests include real-time systems, wireless sensor networks, cyber-physical systems and Internet of Things.