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Hai Lin


Associate Professor
Distributed Cooperative Systems Research (DISCOVER) Lab
Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA



Office = Fitzpatrick Hall 265
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General Information

Hai Lin obtained his B.S. degree at the University of Science and Technology Beijing and his M.S. degree from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1997 and 2000 respectively. In 2005, he received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Lin is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame. Before returning to his alma mater, Hai had been working as an assistant professor in the National University of Singapore from 2006 to 2011.

Dr. Lin's teaching and research interests are in the multidisciplinary study of the problems at the intersections of control, communication, computation and life sciences. His current research thrust is on cyber-physical systems, multi-robot cooperative tasking, advanced manufacturing systems, systems biology and hybrid control theory.

Hai has been served in several committees and editorial board. He is the Program Chair for IEEE ICCA 2011, IEEE CIS 2011 and the Chair for IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Singapore Chapter for 2009 and 2010. He is a senior member of IEEE and a recipient of 2013 NSF CAREER award.

Detailed Curriculum Vitae

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My long term research goal is to understand how complex systems work and how to build more reliable and efficient engineered complex systems, such as the next generation power grids and transportation systems. In particular, my group focuses on the formal design theory and regulation principles of complex enginneered systems that consist of a large amount of geographically distributed dynamic components and exhibit nontrivial emergent behaviors.


Recent Publications


·  H. Lin and P. J. Antsaklis, "Hybrid Dynamical Systems: An Introduction to Control and Verification," Foundations and Trends® in Systems and Control, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1172, Mar. 2014. doi: 10.1561/2600000001 (PDF)

·  H. Lin, “Mission Accomplished: An Introduction to Formal Methods in Mobile Robot Motion Planning and Control,” Unmanned Systems, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 201-216, 2014 (PDF)


List of Publications


On-going Projects

NSF CPS: Synergy: Resilient Wireless Sensor-Actuator Networks (co-PI), 2012-2015


NSF CAREER: Multi-robot cooperative tasking through local coordination design (PI), 2013-2018

   NSF CPS: TTP Option: Synergy: Collaborative Research: Dependable Multi-Robot Cooperative Tasking in Uncertain and Dynamic Environments (PI), 2015-2018

Completed Projects


Coordination and Control of Multi-Robot Systems: Hybrid System Approaches (PI), 2009-2012 @Singapore


Cooperative Reconfiguration Control for Multiple UAVs (PI), 2008-2011 @Singapore


Efficient Controller Synthesis for Uncertain Hybrid Systems (PI), 2006-2009 @Singapore


The Regulatory Effects of miRNAs in Glioma Cells: Systems Biology Approach (PI), 2007-2008 @Singapore





EE87025 Hybrid Dynamical Systems, Fall, 2015
EE60655 Advanced Control Systems, Spring 2015
EE87030 Cyber-Physical Systems: Verification, Fall 2014
EE67054 Discrete Event Systems, Spring 2014

EE87025 Hybrid Dynamical Systems, Spring 2012, 2013

EE40455 Control Systems, Fall 2012, 2013


EE2013 Matlab for EE, Spring 2008- 2011 @Singapore
   MCH5003 Modeling for Mechatronic Systems, Fall 2008-2011 @Singapore





Ph.D. Research Assistantships are available for intelligent, creative and responsible young fellow who would like to challenge him/herself in the next four to six years by doing multidisciplinary research in the fields like cyber-physical systems, multi-robot coordination, manufacturing systems and/or systems biology.


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Conference Travel Schedule

2014 American Control Conference, Portland,OR, June 4-6, 2014

The 11th IEEE International Conference on Control & Automation, Taichung, Taiwan, June 18-20, 2014.
The 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control,  Los Angeles, CA, December 15-17, 2014





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, 2015