The weight of traditional process control now has a smaller role than it used to have. Control methods are developed more, for example, to study active vibration attenuation as well as how to control electrical manufacturing processes and human-machine systems.
Vibration control of electrical machines involves using first principles modelling and estimating the model’s parameter, e.g. by using nature-inspired optimisation techniques, developing advanced control algorithms and conducting research on time-varying systems with time-periodic parameter variations.
Theoretical research on control engineering mainly focuses on two different areas: time-varying differential systems and adaptive robust control. The former mainly studies systems with time-varying periodic parameters, while the latter provides a theory of self-adaptation for complex, interconnected, dynamic systems under the influence of the environment.
Group leaders: Kai Zenger and Professor Arto Visala.