Swinburne University of Technology’s pro-vice-chancellor of research quality, Professor Qing-Long Han, has been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow for his Industry 4.0 research contributions to the control and filtering of networked systems.
The IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organisation dedicated to advancing innovative technology that brings significant value to society. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is reserved for researchers who achieve extraordinary accomplishments in the advancement or application of engineering, computing and technology information.
There are just a few IEEE Fellows in Australia and receiving the distinction is considered a significant career achievement.
Professor Han is a world-leader in his research fields of control and filtering of networked systems and time-delay systems. He has developed models to solve major problems in the control and filtering of networked systems.
For example, he came up with a unique model that simultaneously addresses the three most challenging issues facing networked systems: network-induced delays, data packet dropouts and packet disorders. These issues are commonly encountered in in Smart Grid and cyber-physical applications.
Professor Han’s work has been key to making network-based controllers more effective, and improved the reliability, efficiency and productivity of industrial control systems.
“Swinburne has provided me with outstanding support and has established an extremely high-profile research team, allowing me to conduct high-quality research to make impactful contributions to the future of engineering,” Professor Han said.
Professor Han has been named a “Highly-Cited Researcher” by Clarivate Analytics, and was included in their list of their list of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds in 2014, 2014, 2016 and 2018. These analyses identify scientists who have demonstrated their influence through the publication of many highly-cited papers in the last decade.