Kalman Met Zadeh
报告题目：When Kalman Met Zadeh （当卡尔曼遇上札德）
Rudolf E. Kalman (1930-2016) made groundbreaking contributions
to modern systems and control theory in the 50’s and 60’s. His Kalman
filtering, LQG, and state space representations have set the foundations for
researchers and practitioners in this area for the past 50 years. He is
generally recognized as the father of modern control theory. Lotfi A. Zadeh
(1921-2017) proposed the unique idea of fuzzy theory in 1965. Since then,
numerous development in the theory and applications in this area have emerged.
He is generally recognized as the father of fuzzy theory. In 1972, they met in
a conference in France. After Zadeh delivered a presentation regarding fuzzy
decision making, Kalman fiercely criticized the very idea of fuzzy theory. The criticism not only represented Kalman’s
own lack of confidence in this new area, but also set the tone for all major
skepticism toward fuzzy theory in the years to come. We will review the
transcript of this contention. In addition, we will seek reconciliation between
the two very different schools of research, represented by Kalman and Zadeh. Embarking
from here, we will present a new frontier for system and control theory. In
2002, exactly 30 years since they last met, they were set to meet again at a
conference in Los Angeles. So, guess what happened?
Ye-Hwa Chen received his B.S. in
Chemical Engineering from the National Taiwan University in 1979. He then received his M.S. and Ph.D. in
Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1983 and
1985, respectively. He served as a faculty in Syracuse University during
1986-1988. Since 1988, he has been with the School of Mechanical Engineering of
Georgia Institute of Technology. He is currently a full professor with tenure.
He has been serving as regional editor
and associate editor for four journals. He has received the IEEE Transactions
on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award, Sigma Xi Best Research Paper Award,
and Sigma Xi Junior Faculty Award. A paper of his received the second highest
citation in the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. He is the
recipient of the Campanile Award from the Georgia Institute of Technology, the
highest honor of the institute. His research interests include fuzzy dynamical
systems and mechatronic systems modeling and control.