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Xiang Yin receives honorable mention for ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

Yin researched cyber-physical systems and discrete-event systems. | Short Read
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IMAGE:  Xiang Yin, Associate Professor, Department of Automation at Shanhai Jiao Tong University

Xiang Yin (MSE PhD EE:S 2013 2017) received an honorable mention for the ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award, which “recognizes exceptional and unusually interesting work.”

Yin, now Associate Professor in the Department of Automation at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, researched cyber-physical systems and discrete-event systems with Professor Stéphane Lafortune.

Yin’s dissertation, “Property Enforcement for Partially-Observed Discrete-Event Systems,” focused on developing new methods to create different control and sensing strategies in a discrete-event system. He developed “a uniform approach that can be applied to a variety of requirements while accounting for sensor noise, environmental disturbances, and other limitations.”

Yin’s research has been published in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, and Automatica, the leading journals in the field of control engineering. He serves on the Youth Editorial Board for the Journal of Control Theory and Technology. He was also selected as an Outstanding Reviewer by IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.

Yin holds a bachelor’s degree in power electronics and control from Zhejiang University, and a master’s degree and PhD in Electrical Engineering: Systems from the University of Michigan.

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