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Profs. Wei Kang and Hong Zhou receive best paper award at IEEE meeting

Prof. Wei Kang at IEEE 2022 meeting

Prof. Wei Kang | Article by Math Department

NPS Professors of Applied Mathematics Wei Kang and Hong Zhou, along with Dr. Liang Xu from the Naval Research Laboratory in Monterey, received the Best Paper Award at the 17th IEEE International Conference on Control & Automation (ICCA) for their work “The Observability in Unobservable Systems.” The paper advances the state-of-the-art in the field of optimal estimation of high dimensional nonlinear dynamical systems. The paper consists of new concepts about observability and associated computational algorithms as well as a deep filter, a learning-based method of estimating state variables and parameters based on sensor information. The research work published in this paper is supported in part by the National Science Foundation under lnteragency Agreement #2202668 and the Marine Meteorology Division, Naval Research Laboratory. In addition to the award winning paper, Professor Wei Kang gave a keynote lecture in the same conference on “Topics at the Intersection of Deep Learning, Dynamical Systems and Control Theory.”

The 17th IEEE ICCA (June 27-30, 2022) was held in Naples, Italy. The conference was technically sponsored by IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS), IEEE CSS Italy Chapter and IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Italy Chapter. It was organized by IEEE Control Systems Chapter, Singapore. The conference series has a 30-year history with the first one held in 1992.