Dept. of Electrical Engineering
University of Notre Dame
(Michael.D.Lemmon.1 AT nd. edu)
Biography: Michael Lemmon was born in Tacoma Washington and raised in California.
He did his undergraduate work at Stanford University with an emphasis
on mathematical control theory. After graduating from Stanford in
1979, he worked for seven years as an aerospace
engineer in companies such as TRW, Lockheed,and General Electric. He
returned to graduate
school in 1986 and obtained the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical
from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1990. His doctoral work focused on
the use of
neural networks in statistical signal processing. He joined the
faculty of electrical
engineering at the University of Notre Dame in 1990. His current research interests concern networked control systems.
Research: Many large-scale systems are automatically managed through networks of computers that are tied to sensors and actuators. The resulting
sensor-actuator networks (also called networked control systems) fuse computational and physical processes in a manner that is often
poorly understood. Dr. Lemmon's current research seeks to understand
inter-relationship between communication, computation, and control in
large-scale sensor-actuator networks. His recent work has been studying
the use of an "event-triggered" approach to control, estimation, and
in which agents in a sensor-actuator network transmit information to
neighbors when some internal measure of information novelty exceeds a
specified threshold. Event-triggered communication and feedback appear
to provide a way of dramatically reducing communication network usage while
maintaining a specified level of overall networked system
performance. Dr. Lemmon's
research seeks to better understand the benefits and limitations of
networked control systems from both a theoretical and practical
His theoretical work explores the fundamental principles
that limited communication and computational resources have on a
system's performance. Dr. Lemmon's work has also applied these ideas to
real-life sensor-actuator networks used in managing important components
of the nation's civil infrastructure such as municipal wastewater
and the national power grid.
- T. Tamba and M.D. Lemmon (2013), Using First Passage
Times to Manage Eco-system Regime Shifts, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Firenze, IT, December 2013
- Lichun 'Lucinda' Li and M.D. Lemmon (2013),
Polynomial Approximations of Optimal Event Triggers for State Estimation Problems using SOSTOOLS, American Control Conference, Washington D.C., 2013.
- Z. Wang, M. Xia, and M.D. Lemmon (2013),
Voltage Stability of Weak Power Distribution Networks with Inverter Connected Sources, American Control Conference, Washington D.C., 2013.
- Bin Hu and M.D. Lemmon (2013), Using channel state feedback to achieve resiilence to deep fades in wireless networked control systems, Conference on High Confidence Networked Systems, April 9-11, 2013, Philadelphia PA
- M.D. Lemmon (2012),
Towards a Passivity Framework for Power Control and Response Time Management in Cloud Computing,
7th International Workshop on Feedback Computing, San Jose, CA, Sept 17, 2012.
(best paper award)
- Lichun "Lucinda" Li, Bin Hu, and M.D. Lemmon (2012),
Resilient Event Triggered Systems with Limited Communication, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Hawaii, USA, 2012.
- Lichun "Lucinda" Li, X. Wang and M.D. Lemmon (2012),
Stabilizing Bit-Rates for Perturbed Event-Triggered Control Systems, IFAC
Conference on Analysis and Design of Hybrid Systems, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2012.
- X. Wang and M.D. Lemmon (2012), On Event Design in Event-Triggered Feedback Systems, Automatica, volume 47 number 10, pages 2319-2322, October 2012.
- L. Li, M.D.Lemmon, and X. Wang (2012),
Stabilizing Bit-Rates in Quantized Event Triggered Control Systems, Hybrid Systems: computation and control, Beijing, China, April 2012.
- X. Wang and M.D. Lemmon (2011),
distributed networked control systems, IEEE Transactions on Automatic
Control, volume 56, number 3, pages 586-601, March 2011.
- M.D. Lemmon (2010),
Event-triggered Feedback in
Control, Estimation, and Optimization, in Networked Control Systems,
editors A. Bemporad, M. Heemels, M. Johansson, Volume 405 Lecture
Notes in Control and Information Sciences,pages 293-358, Springer-Verlag Berlin
- X. Wang and M.D. Lemmon (2010),
state-independent disturbances, IEEE
Transactions of Automatic Control, vol 55, no. 6, pages
- Q. Ling, M.D. Lemmon, and H. Lin (2010),
Asymptotic stabilization of dynamically quantized nonlinear systems in feedfforward form, Journal of
Control Theory and Applications, volume 8, number 1, pages 27-33, February 2010.
- X. Wang and M. Lemmon (2009),
Self-triggered Feedback Control Systems with Finite-Gain L2
Stability, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Volume 54, number 3, pages 452-467, March 2009.
- Thidapat Chantem, Xiaobo Sharon Hu, and M.D. Lemmon (2009),
Generalized Elastic Scheduling for Real-Time Tasks,
IEEE Transactions on Computers, Volume 58, number 4, pages 480-495, March 2009.