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Dr Maria Seron

Research Fellow

School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Career Summary

Biography

Maria M. Seron received the Electronic Engineer degree from the Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina in 1988 and the PhD degree from The University of Newcastle, Australia in 1996. During 1997-1998, she held post-doctoral positions in Belgium, Australia and the USA. From 1999 to 2002, she was an Associate Professor with the Department of Electronic Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina. Since 2002, she has been a Research Fellow with the Centre for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control, The University of Newcastle. Her research interests include constrained control, fault tolerant control and hybrid systems.
 
Research Expertise
Fault tolerant control, constrained control.

Teaching Expertise
Control systems

Administrative Expertise
None

Collaborations
National collaboration: with A/Prof Jose De Dona and Prof. Graham Goodwin, CDSC, The University of Newcastle; with Dr. Julio Braslavsky, CSIRO Newcastle. International collaboration: with A/Profs M. Romero, E. Kofman and H. Haimovich at the CIFASIS (International French-Argentine Centre for Information and Systems Science, a research institute of the National Council for Science and Technology of Argentine, the Universite d’Aix-Marseille, France and the National University of Rosario, Argentina); with Dr. Jan Richter, Siemens, Germany; with Prof. Sorin Olaru, SUPELEC, France; with A/Prof. John J. Martinez Molina, GIPSA-lab (Control System Department), France.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Electronic Engineer Degree - Equivalent Masters, University of Rosario - Argentina

Keywords

  • Constrained control
  • Control systems
  • Fault tolerant control

Languages

  • Spanish (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
010299 Applied Mathematics not elsewhere classified 20
090699 Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified 80

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Research Fellow University of Newcastle
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/06/2013 - 1/09/2014 Visiting Fellowships

CSIRO:- National Research Flagship Visiting Fellowships

University of Newcastle
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Australia
1/01/2006 - 1/12/2010 ARC - Aust Research Fellowship (level B C) ARC
Australia
1/06/2002 - 1/06/2004 ARC Australian Research Fellow University of Newcastle
ARC Centre of Excellence for Complex Dynamics and Control
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2005 Goodwin GC, Seron MM, De Dona JA, Constrained Control and Estimation: An Optimisation Approach, Springer, Berlin, 411 (2005) [A1]
Co-authors Jose Dedona, Graham Goodwin
1997 Seron MM, Braslavsky JH, Goodwin GC, Fundamental Limitations in Filtering and Control, Springer-Verlag (1997) [A1]
Co-authors Julio Braslavsky

Chapter (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 De Dona JA, Suryawan F, Seron MM, Levine J, 'A flatness-based iterative method for reference trajectory generation in constrained NMPC', Nonlinear Model Predictive Control: Towards New Challenging Applications, Springer, Berlin 325-333 (2009) [B1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-01094-1
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2007 Rojas CR, Goodwin GC, Seron MM, Zhang MM, 'Open-cut mine planning via closed-loop receding-horizon optimal control', Identification and Control: The Gap Between Theory and Practice, Springer, Berlin 43-62 (2007) [B1]
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Graham Goodwin

Journal article (72 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Seron MM, De Doná JA, 'Robust fault estimation and compensation for LPV systems under actuator and sensor faults', Automatica, 52 294-301 (2015)

We propose a fault tolerant control scheme that compensates for actuator and sensor faults in linear parameter varying (LPV) systems by adjusting controller and observer gains bas... [more]

We propose a fault tolerant control scheme that compensates for actuator and sensor faults in linear parameter varying (LPV) systems by adjusting controller and observer gains based on estimates of the fault magnitude. The scheme consists of a plant in closed loop with an observer-based feedback tracking controller, which is adapted to the fault situation diagnosed by a fault detection and isolation (FDI) algorithm. Assuming the presence of unknown but bounded process and measurement disturbances, invariant sets are derived for the relevant system variables, and these sets are used to obtain error bounds in the fault estimate. Using these bounds, we provide conditions that ensure correct FDI and robust stability of the compensated closed-loop system even under errors in the fault magnitude estimation.

DOI 10.1016/j.automatica.2014.12.003
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2015 Osella EN, Haimovich H, Seron MM, 'Integration of invariant-set-based FDI with varying sampling rate virtual actuator and controller', International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, (2015)

We present a new output feedback fault-tolerant control strategy for continuous-time linear systems with bounded disturbances. The strategy combines a digital nominal controller u... [more]

We present a new output feedback fault-tolerant control strategy for continuous-time linear systems with bounded disturbances. The strategy combines a digital nominal controller under controller-driven (varying) sampling with virtual actuator (VA)-based controller reconfiguration to compensate for abrupt actuator faults and invariant-set-based fault detection and isolation. Two independent objectives are considered: (a) closed-loop stability with setpoint tracking and (b) controller reconfiguration under faults. Our main contribution is to extend an existing fault detection and isolation and VA-based controller reconfiguration strategy to systems under controller-driven sampling in such a way that if objective (a) is possible under controller-driven sampling (without VA) and objective (b) is possible under uniform sampling (without controller-driven sampling), then closed-loop stability and setpoint tracking will be preserved under both healthy and faulty operations for any possible sampling rate evolution that may be selected by the controller.

DOI 10.1002/acs.2551
2015 Seron MM, De Doná JA, 'On invariant sets and closed-loop boundedness of Lure-type nonlinear systems by LPV-embedding', International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, (2015)

We address the problem of achieving trajectory boundedness and computing ultimate bounds and invariant sets for Lure-type nonlinear systems with a sector-bounded nonlinearity. Our... [more]

We address the problem of achieving trajectory boundedness and computing ultimate bounds and invariant sets for Lure-type nonlinear systems with a sector-bounded nonlinearity. Our first contribution is to compare two systematic methods to compute invariant sets for Lure systems. In the first method, a linear-like bound is considered for the nonlinearity, and this bound is used to compute an invariant set by regarding the nonlinear system as a linear system with a nonlinear perturbation. In the second method, the sector-bounded nonlinearity is treated as a time-varying parameterised linear function with bounded parameter variations, and then invariant sets are computed by embedding the nonlinear system into a convex polytopic linear parameter varying (LPV) system. We show that under some conditions on the system matrices, these approaches give identical invariant sets, the LPV-embedding method being less conservative in the general case. The second contribution of the paper is to characterise a class of Lure systems, for which an appropriately designed linear state feedback achieves bounded trajectories of the closed-loop nonlinear system and allows for the computation of an invariant set via a simple, closed-form expression. The third contribution is to show that, for disturbances that are 'aligned' with the control input, arbitrarily small ultimate bounds on the system states can be achieved by assigning the eigenvalues of the linear part of the system with 'large enough' negative real part. We illustrate the results via examples of a pendulum system, a Josephson junction circuit and the well-known Chua circuit.

DOI 10.1002/rnc.3354
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2014 Seron MM, De Doná JA, Richter JH, 'Invariant-set-based fault diagnosis in Lure systems', International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 24 2405-2422 (2014) [C1]

In this paper, we present an invariant-set-based method for actuator and sensor fault detection and isolation in Lure systems. The Lure plant is controlled by an observer-based fe... [more]

In this paper, we present an invariant-set-based method for actuator and sensor fault detection and isolation in Lure systems. The Lure plant is controlled by an observer-based feedback tracking controller, designed for the nominal (fault-free) system. Suitable residual signals are constructed from measurable system outputs and estimates associated with the nominal observer. Faults are diagnosed by online contrasting the residual signal trajectories against sets of values that the residuals are shown to attain under healthy or faulty operation. These values are obtained via set-invariance analysis of the system closed-loop trajectories.

DOI 10.1002/rnc.2998
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2014 Haimovich H, Seron MM, 'Bounds and invariant sets for a class of discrete-time switching systems with perturbations', International Journal of Control, 87 371-383 (2014) [C1]

We present a novel method to compute componentwise ultimate bounds and invariant regions for a class of switching discrete-time linear systems with perturbation bounds that may de... [more]

We present a novel method to compute componentwise ultimate bounds and invariant regions for a class of switching discrete-time linear systems with perturbation bounds that may depend nonlinearly on a delayed state. The method has the important advantage that it allows each component of the perturbation vector to have an independent bound and that the bounds and sets obtained are also given componentwise. This componentwise method does not employ a standard norm for bounding either the perturbation or state vectors, and thus may avoid conservativeness due to different perturbation or state vector components having substantially different bounds. We also establish the relationship between the class of switching linear systems to which the proposed method can be applied and those that admit a common quadratic Lyapunov function. We illustrate the application of our method via numerical examples, including the fault tolerance analysis of the feedback control of a winding machine. © 2013 © 2013 Taylor & Francis.

DOI 10.1080/00207179.2013.834536
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2014 Haimovich H, Seron MM, 'Bounds and invariant sets for a class of discrete-time switching systems with perturbations', International Journal of Control, 87 371-383 (2014) [C1]

We present a novel method to compute componentwise ultimate bounds and invariant regions for a class of switching discrete-time linear systems with perturbation bounds that may de... [more]

We present a novel method to compute componentwise ultimate bounds and invariant regions for a class of switching discrete-time linear systems with perturbation bounds that may depend nonlinearly on a delayed state. The method has the important advantage that it allows each component of the perturbation vector to have an independent bound and that the bounds and sets obtained are also given componentwise. This componentwise method does not employ a standard norm for bounding either the perturbation or state vectors, and thus may avoid conservativeness due to different perturbation or state vector components having substantially different bounds. We also establish the relationship between the class of switching linear systems to which the proposed method can be applied and those that admit a common quadratic Lyapunov function. We illustrate the application of our method via numerical examples, including the fault tolerance analysis of the feedback control of a winding machine. © 2013 © 2013 Taylor & Francis.

DOI 10.1080/00207179.2013.834536
Citations Scopus - 2
2014 Stoican F, Olaru S, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'A discussion on sensor recovery techniques for fault tolerant multisensor schemes', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMS SCIENCE, 45 1708-1722 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/00207721.2012.748947
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2014 Seron MM, De Doná JA, 'Robust actuator fault compensation accounting for uncertainty in the fault estimation', International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, 28 1440-1453 (2014)
DOI 10.1002/acs.2453
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2014 Stoican F, Olaru S, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'A fault tolerant control scheme based on sensor-actuation channel switching and dwell time', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ROBUST AND NONLINEAR CONTROL, 24 775-792 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/rnc.2907
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2014 Kong H, Goodwin GC, Seron MM, 'A cost-effective sparse communication strategy for networked linear control systems: An SVD-based approach', International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, (2014)

In networked control, there is often an incentive to communicate only what is absolutely necessary to achieve the desired performance goals. This is true to both the downlink (bet... [more]

In networked control, there is often an incentive to communicate only what is absolutely necessary to achieve the desired performance goals. This is true to both the downlink (between a control base station and actuators) and the uplink (between the sensors and base station). Here, we present a strategy aimed at this problem based on a singular value decomposition of the Hessian of the quadratic performance index generally considered in Model Predictive Control. The singular vectors are employed to generate an orthonormal basis function expansion of the unconstrained solution to the finite horizon optimal control problem. These are preloaded into each actuator and each sensor. On the downlink, the actuators are informed, in real-time, about which basis functions they should use. On the uplink, after a 'burn in period', the sensors need only communicate when their response departs from that pre-calculated for the given basis functions. We show that this strategy facilitates communication in both the downlink and uplink in a cost-effective fashion. We also show that the strategy can be modified so that input constraints are satisfied. We illustrate the proposed results by applying them to a simulation of the cross direction control of a paper machine. Potential extensions and other applications of the proposed strategy are also discussed. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

DOI 10.1002/rnc.3188
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
2014 Seron MM, De Doná JA, Richter JH, 'Invariant-set-based fault diagnosis in Lure systems', International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 24 2405-2422 (2014)
DOI 10.1002/rnc.2998
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2014 Seron MM, De Doná JA, 'Robust actuator fault compensation accounting for uncertainty in the fault estimation', International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, 28 1440-1453 (2014) [C1]

We propose a fault tolerant control scheme that compensates for actuator faults by adjusting the controller gain based on an estimate of the fault magnitude. The scheme consists o... [more]

We propose a fault tolerant control scheme that compensates for actuator faults by adjusting the controller gain based on an estimate of the fault magnitude. The scheme consists of a plant in closed loop with an observer-based feedback tracking controller, which is adapted to the fault situation diagnosed by a fault detection and isolation algorithm. We give conditions for correct fault detection and isolation and for robust closed-loop stability accounting for possible errors in the fault estimation.

DOI 10.1002/acs.2453
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2014 Nazari R, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Fault-tolerant control of systems with convex polytopic linear parameter varying model uncertainty using virtual-sensor-based controller reconfiguration (vol 37, pg 146, 2013)', ANNUAL REVIEWS IN CONTROL, 38 271-271 (2014)
DOI 10.1016/j.arcontrol.2014.09.009
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2014 Goodwin GC, Kong H, Mirzaeva G, Seron MM, 'Robust model predictive control: reflections and opportunities', Journal of Control and Decision, 1 115-148 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/23307706.2014.913837
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
2013 Haimovich H, Seron MM, 'Bounds and invariant sets for a class of switching systems with delayed-state-dependent perturbations', Automatica, 49 748-754 (2013) [C1]

We present a novel method to compute componentwise transient bounds, componentwise ultimate bounds, and invariant regions for a class of switching continuous-time linear systems w... [more]

We present a novel method to compute componentwise transient bounds, componentwise ultimate bounds, and invariant regions for a class of switching continuous-time linear systems with perturbation bounds that may depend nonlinearly on a delayed state. The main advantage of the method is its componentwise nature, i.e. the fact that it allows each component of the perturbation vector to have an independent bound and that the bounds and sets obtained are also given componentwise. This componentwise method does not employ a norm for bounding either the perturbation or state vectors, avoids the need for scaling the different state vector components in order to obtain useful results, and may also reduce conservativeness in some cases. The present paper builds upon and extends to switching systems with delayed-state-dependent perturbations previous results by the authors. In this sense, the contribution is three-fold: the derivation of the aforementioned extension; the elucidation of the precise relationship between the class of switching linear systems to which the proposed method can be applied and those that admit a common quadratic Lyapunov function (a question that was left open in our previous work); and the derivation of a technique to compute a common quadratic Lyapunov function for switching linear systems with perturbations bounded componentwise by affine functions of the absolute value of the state vector components. In this latter case, we also show how our componentwise method can be combined with standard techniques in order to derive bounds possibly tighter than those corresponding to either method applied individually. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1016/j.automatica.2012.10.002
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2013 Kong H, Goodwin G, Seron MM, 'Predictive metamorphic control', Automatica, 49 3670-3676 (2013) [C1]

In spite of its easy implementation, ability to handle constraints and nonlinearities, etc.; model predictive control (MPC) does have drawbacks including tuning difficulties. In t... [more]

In spite of its easy implementation, ability to handle constraints and nonlinearities, etc.; model predictive control (MPC) does have drawbacks including tuning difficulties. In this paper, we propose a refinement to the basic MPC strategy by incorporating a tuning parameter such that one can move smoothly from an existing controller to a new MPC strategy. Each change of this tuning parameter leads to a new stabilising control law, therefore, allowing one to gradually move from an existing control law to a new and better one. For the infinite horizon case without constraints and for the general case with state and input constraints, stability results are established. We also examine the practical applicability of the proposed approach by employing it in the nominal prediction model of the tube-based output feedback robust MPC method. The merits of the proposed method are illustrated by examples. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1016/j.automatica.2013.09.029
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
2013 Seron MM, De Doná JA, Richter JH, 'Integrated sensor and actuator fault-tolerant control', International Journal of Control, 86 689-708 (2013) [C1]

We propose a fault-tolerant control scheme that deals with sensor and actuator faults through the use of a virtual actuator (VA) and a bank of virtual sensors (VSs). A novel featu... [more]

We propose a fault-tolerant control scheme that deals with sensor and actuator faults through the use of a virtual actuator (VA) and a bank of virtual sensors (VSs). A novel feature of the scheme is that the VSs implicitly integrate both fault detection and isolation (FDI) and - in conjunction with the VA - controller reconfiguration tasks. The VA and the bank of VSs operate in closed-loop with an observer-based tracking controller designed for a nominal (fault free) model of the plant. A switching rule that reconfigures the VA and engages the suitable VS from the bank is based on sets defined for measurable residual signals constructed directly from the VS signals. Our method handles abrupt actuator and sensor faults of arbitrary magnitude including complete outage. The overall scheme is shown to guarantee closed-loop boundedness and setpoint tracking under all considered fault situations. Enhancements of the scheme to deal with errors in the fault detection and isolation are also proposed. Applications of the scheme to a winding machine and an interconnected tank system are presented. © 2013 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

DOI 10.1080/00207179.2012.757653
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2013 Seron MM, De Doná JA, Richter JH, 'Invariant-set-based fault diagnosis in Lure systems', International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, (2013) [C1]

In this paper, we present an invariant-set-based method for actuator and sensor fault detection and isolation in Lure systems. The Lure plant is controlled by an observer-based fe... [more]

In this paper, we present an invariant-set-based method for actuator and sensor fault detection and isolation in Lure systems. The Lure plant is controlled by an observer-based feedback tracking controller, designed for the nominal (fault-free) system. Suitable residual signals are constructed from measurable system outputs and estimates associated with the nominal observer. Faults are diagnosed by online contrasting the residual signal trajectories against sets of values that the residuals are shown to attain under healthy or faulty operation. These values are obtained via set-invariance analysis of the system closed-loop trajectories. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

DOI 10.1002/rnc.2998
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2013 Yetendje A, Seron MM, De Doná JA, 'Robust multiactuator fault-tolerant MPC design for constrained systems', International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 23 1828-1845 (2013) [C1]

SUMMARY In this paper, we present a robust actuator fault-tolerant control strategy for constrained linear systems in the presence of bounded state and input disturbances. The sch... [more]

SUMMARY In this paper, we present a robust actuator fault-tolerant control strategy for constrained linear systems in the presence of bounded state and input disturbances. The scheme is based on a bank of state estimators that match different fault situations that can occur in the system. A fault detection and isolation unit verifies that suitable residual variables lie inside pre-computed sets and selects the estimate that matches the current plant behaviour. A bank of robustly stabilizing tube-based model predictive control laws is designed, each associated to a fault scenario, and the appropriate controller is selected among them by using the information provided by the fault detection and isolation module. By means of 'tubes' of trajectories, we ensure robust closed-loop exponential stability of the constrained system and good performance in the fault-free case and under the occurrence of abrupt actuator faults, including actuator outage and loss of effectiveness by an unknown amount. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

DOI 10.1002/rnc.2854
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2013 Nazari R, Seron MM, De Doná JA, 'Fault-tolerant control of systems with convex polytopic linear parameter varying model uncertainty using virtual-sensor-based controller reconfiguration', Annual Reviews in Control, 37 146-153 (2013) [C1]

In this paper, a novel robust sensor fault tolerant control strategy for systems with linear parameter varying (LPV) uncertainty model description is proposed. The strategy combin... [more]

In this paper, a novel robust sensor fault tolerant control strategy for systems with linear parameter varying (LPV) uncertainty model description is proposed. The strategy combines a robust fault detection and identification (FDI) unit based on an invariant-set approach with controller reconfiguration based on the use of a virtual sensor. The robust FDI unit employs a bank of observers that can detect faulty and healthy situations based on the separation of relevant sets, whose computation takes into account system disturbances and model uncertainty. The closed-loop system is reconfigured by means of a virtual sensor which is adapted to the fault situation detected by the FDI unit. The FDI and virtual sensor modules are designed using polytopic LPV techniques and bilinear matrix inequalities. The resulting robust fault tolerant control scheme is guaranteed to preserve boundedness of the closed-loop system trajectories under a wide range of sensor fault scenarios. The performance of the proposed scheme is illustrated by a simulation example. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1016/j.arcontrol.2013.04.004
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2013 Goodwin GC, Middleton RH, Seron MM, Campos B, 'Application of nonlinear model predictive control to an industrial induction heating furnace', Annual Reviews in Control, 37 271-277 (2013) [C1]

Induction Heating Furnaces are used extensively in industry. The basic principle is that induced eddy currents are used to heat a ferromagnetic material as it passes through a ser... [more]

Induction Heating Furnaces are used extensively in industry. The basic principle is that induced eddy currents are used to heat a ferromagnetic material as it passes through a series of coils. Because of the importance of such systems, there has been on-going interest in their design and operation. Past work includes model development from physical principles and optimal design of operational practices. However, previous work has invariably been based on open-loop strategies. Our work is aimed at the design of a closed-loop control strategy incorporating feedback from the available measurements. This paper reports initial work including model development and calibration together with preliminary control system design. Proposed future work includes full scale industrial implementation.© 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1016/j.arcontrol.2013.09.006
Co-authors Richard Middleton, Graham Goodwin
2012 Kofman E, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Probabilistic set invariance and ultimate boundedness', Automatica, 48 2670-2676 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2012 Seron MM, De Dona JA, Olaru S, 'Fault tolerant control allowing sensor healthy-to-faulty and faulty-to-healthy transitions', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 57 1657-1669 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2012 Kong H, Goodwin GC, Seron MM, 'A revisit to inverse optimality of linear systems', International Journal of Control, 85 1506-1514 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
2012 Suryawan F, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Splines and polynomial tools for flatness-based constrained motion planning', International Journal of Systems Science, 43 1396-1411 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2012 Stoican F, Olaru S, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Reference governor design for tracking problems with fault detection guarantees', Journal of Process Control, 22 829-836 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2012 Goodwin GC, Carrasco Yanez DS, Seron MM, 'Predictive control: A historical perspective', International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 22 1296-1313 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
2012 Nacusse MA, Romero ME, Haimovich H, Seron MM, Junco SJ, 'Model predictive control for induction motor control reconfiguration after inverter faults', Journal Europeen des Systemes Automatises, 46 307-321 (2012) [C1]
2012 Yetendje Lemegni AB, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Robust multisensor fault tolerant model-following MPC design for constrained systems', International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, 22 211-223 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2011 Nazari R, Seron MM, Yetendje Lemegni AB, 'Invariant-set-based fault tolerant control using virtual sensors', IET Control Theory and Applications, 5 1092-1103 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1049/iet-cta.2010.0089
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 3
2011 Medioli AM, Seron MM, Middleton R, 'Maximal controllability of input constrained unstable systems by the addition of implicit constraints', Automatica, 47 2260-2266 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.automatica.2011.08.001
Co-authors Richard Middleton
2011 Yetendje Lemegni AB, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Multisensor fusion fault tolerant control', Automatica, 47 1461-1466 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2011 Suryawan F, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Minimum-time trajectory generation for constrained linear systems using flatness and B-splines', International Journal of Control, 84 1565-1585 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/00207179.2011.618514
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2011 Seron MM, De Dona JA, Richter J, 'Fault tolerant control using virtual actuators and set-separation detection principles', International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 22 709-742 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/rnc.1719
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2010 Romero ME, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Sensor fault-tolerant vector control of induction motors', IET Control Theory and Applications, 4 1707-1724 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1049/iet-cta.2009.0464
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2010 Haimovich H, Seron MM, 'Componentwise ultimate bound and invariant set computation for switched linear systems', Automatica, 46 1897-1901 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.automatica.2010.08.018
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 7
2010 Lovaas C, Seron MM, Goodwin GC, 'Robust output-feedback MPC with integral action', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 55 1531-1543 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TAC.2010.2042344
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
2010 Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Actuator fault tolerant multi-controller scheme using set separation based diagnosis', International Journal of Control, 83 2328-2339 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/00207179.2010.520032
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2010 Olaru S, De Dona JA, Seron MM, Stoican F, 'Positive invariant sets for fault tolerant multisensor control schemes', International Journal of Control, 83 2622-2640 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/00207179.2010.535215
Citations Scopus - 35Web of Science - 19
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2010 Ocampo-Martinez C, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Actuator fault-tolerant control based on set separation', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADAPTIVE CONTROL AND SIGNAL PROCESSING, 24 1070-1090 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/acs.1181
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2010 Yetendje Lemegni AB, Seron MM, De Dona JA, Martinez JJ, 'Sensor fault-tolerant control of a magnetic levitation system', International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 20 2108-2121 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/rnc.1572
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2009 Mare JB, De Dona JA, Seron MM, Haimovich H, Ramagge J, 'When does QP yield the exact solution to constrained NMPC?', International Journal of Control, 82 812-821 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/00207170802320285
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2009 Lovaas C, Seron MM, Goodwin GC, 'Inverse minimax optimality of model predictive control policies', Systems and Control Letters, 58 31-38 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.sysconle.2008.07.005
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
2009 Wiklendt LS, Chalup SK, Seron MM, 'Simulated 3D biped walking with an evolution-strategy tuned spiking neural network', Neural Network World, 19 235-246 (2009) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Stephan Chalup
2008 Goodwin GC, Seron MM, Mayne DQ, 'Optimization opportunities in mining, metal and mineral processing', Annual Reviews in Control, 32 17-32 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.arcontrol.2008.02.002
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
2008 Seron MM, Zhuo XW, De Dona JA, Martinez JJ, 'Multisensor switching control strategy with fault tolerance guarantees', Automatica, 44 88-97 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.automatica.2007.05.024
Citations Scopus - 68Web of Science - 44
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2008 Kofman E, Seron MM, Haimovich H, 'Control design with guaranteed ultimate bound for perturbed systems', Automatica, 44 1815-1821 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.automatica.2007.10.022
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 12
2008 Haimovich H, Seron MM, 'Multivariable quadratically-stabilizing quantizers with finite density', Automatica, 44 1880-1885 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.automatica.2007.11.019
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2008 Lovaas C, Seron MM, Goodwin GC, 'Robust output-feedback model predictive control for systems with unstructured uncertainty', Automatica, 44 1933-1943 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.automatica.2007.10.003
Citations Scopus - 56Web of Science - 34
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
2007 Haimovich H, Seron MM, 'A state-space approach to quantization coarseness for quadratic stabilization of single-input systems', Asian Journal of Control, 9 133-143 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1934-6093.2007.tb00316.x
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2007 Haimovich H, Kofman E, Seron MM, 'Systematic ultimate bound computation for sampled-data systems with quantization', Automatica, 43 1117-1123 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.automatica.2006.12.002
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 12
2007 Kofman E, Haimovich H, Seron MM, 'A systematic method to obtain ultimate bounds for perturbed systems', International Journal of Control, 80 167-178 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/00207170600611265
Citations Scopus - 72Web of Science - 44
2006 Haimovich H, Seron MM, Goodwin GC, 'Geometric characterization of multivariable quadratically stabilizing quantizers', International Journal of Control, 79 845-857 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/00207170600627196
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
2006 Goodwin GC, Seron MM, Middleton RH, Zhang MM, Hennessy BF, Stone PM, Menabde M, 'Receding horizon control applied to optimal mine planning', Automatica, 42 1337-1342 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.automatica.2006.01.016
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Richard Middleton, Graham Goodwin
2005 Goodwin GC, De Dona JA, Seron MM, Zhuo XW, 'Lagrangian duality between constrained estimation and control', Automatica, 41 935-944 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.automatica.2004.12.014
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Jose Dedona, Graham Goodwin
2005 Mayne DQ, Seron MM, Rakovic SV, 'Robust model predictive control of constrained linear systems with bounded disturbances', Automatica, 41 219-224 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.automatica.2004.08.019
Citations Scopus - 290Web of Science - 200
2004 Rojas Norman OJ, Goodwin GC, Seron MM, Feuer A, 'An svd based strategy for receding horizon control of input constrained linear systems', International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 1207-1226 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/rnc.940
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
2003 Seron MM, Goodwin GC, De Dona JA, 'Characterisation of Receding Horizon Control for Constrained Linear Systems', Asian Journal of Control, 5 271-286 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1934-6093.2003.tb00118.x
Citations Scopus - 73Web of Science - 52
Co-authors Jose Dedona, Graham Goodwin
2003 Perez T, Goodwin GC, Seron MM, 'Performance Degradation in Feedback Control Due to Constraints', Special Section Technical Notes and Correspondence. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 48 1381-1385 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TAC.2003.815045
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
2002 De Dona JA, Seron MM, Mayne DQ, Goodwin GC, 'Enlarged terminal sets guaranteeing stability of receding horizon control', Systems & Control Letters, 47 57-63 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 30Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Graham Goodwin, Jose Dedona
2002 Woodyatt AR, Seron MM, Freudenberg JS, Middleton RH, 'Cheap control tracking performance for non-right-invertible systems', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ROBUST AND NONLINEAR CONTROL, 12 1253-1273 (2002) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/rnc.671
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Richard Middleton
2002 Goodwin GC, Braslavsky JH, Seron MM, 'Non-stationary stochastic embedding for transfer function estimation', Automatica, 38 47-62 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 17
Co-authors Graham Goodwin, Julio Braslavsky
2000 Arcak M, Seron M, Braslavsky J, Kokotovic P, 'Robustification of backstepping against input unmodeled dynamics', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROL, 45 1358-1363 (2000) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/9.867048
Citations Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Julio Braslavsky
2000 Mulder EF, Kothare MV, Zaccarian L, Teel AR, De Dona JA, Goodwin GC, Seron MM, 'Discussion on: 'Anti-windup and model predictive control: Reflections and connections' by J. A. De Dona, G. C. Goodwin and M. M. Seron', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CONTROL, 6 478-480 (2000)
Co-authors Graham Goodwin, Jose Dedona
2000 De Dona JA, Goodwin GC, Seron M, 'Anti-wind up and model predictive control: Reflections and connections', European Journal of Control, 6 no. 5 467-477 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Graham Goodwin, Jose Dedona
1999 Braslavsky JH, Seron MM, Mayne DQ, Kokotovic PV, 'Limiting performance of optimal linear filters', AUTOMATICA, 35 189-199 (1999) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/S0005-1098(98)00144-7
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 30
Co-authors Julio Braslavsky
1999 Seron MM, Braslavsky JH, Kokotovic PV, Mayne DQ, 'Feedback limitations in nonlinear systems: From bode integrals to cheap control', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROL, 44 829-833 (1999) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/9.754828
Citations Scopus - 98Web of Science - 87
Co-authors Julio Braslavsky
1997 Goodwin GC, Seron MM, 'Fundamental Design Trade-Offs in Filtering, Prediction and Smoothing', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol.42, Nr.9 1240-1251 (1997) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
1996 Seron MM, Goodwin GC, 'Sensitivity limitations in nonlinear feedback control', SYSTEMS & CONTROL LETTERS, 27 249-254 (1996)
DOI 10.1016/0167-6911(95)00058-5
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
1996 Graebe SF, Seron MM, Goodwin GC, 'Nonlinear tracking and input disturbance rejection with application to pH control', JOURNAL OF PROCESS CONTROL, 6 195-202 (1996)
DOI 10.1016/0959-1524(96)86054-9
Citations Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
1995 SERON MM, GOODWIN GC, GRAEBE SF, 'CONTROL-SYSTEM DESIGN ISSUES FOR UNSTABLE LINEAR-SYSTEMS WITH SATURATED INPUTS', IEE PROCEEDINGS-CONTROL THEORY AND APPLICATIONS, 142 335-344 (1995)
DOI 10.1049/ip-cta:19951863
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
1995 SERON MM, HILL DJ, FRADKOV AL, 'NONLINEAR ADAPTIVE-CONTROL OF FEEDBACK PASSIVE SYSTEMS', AUTOMATICA, 31 1053-1060 (1995)
DOI 10.1016/0005-1098(95)00004-G
Citations Scopus - 49Web of Science - 39
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Conference (93 outputs)

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2015 Seron MM, Zhuo XW, De Dona JA, Martinez JJ, 'Fault tolerant multisensor switching control strategy', 2007 European Control Conference, ECC 2007 (2015)

In this paper we investigate the fault tolerance properties of a multisensor switching strategy previously proposed by the authors. We show that closed-loop stability of the resul... [more]

In this paper we investigate the fault tolerance properties of a multisensor switching strategy previously proposed by the authors. We show that closed-loop stability of the resulting switching scheme is guaranteed in the presence of faulty sensors if a set of conditions on the system parameters (such as bounds on the sensor noises, maximum and minimum values of the reference signal, etc.) is satisfied. This constitutes an important step in enhancing and broadening the applicability of the proposed multisensor scheme since it provides guaranteed properties such as fault tolerance and robust closed-loop stability under sensor failure. The results are applied to the problem of automotive longitudinal control.

Co-authors Jose Dedona
2015 McCloy RJ, Seron MM, De Doná JA, 'A sensor fusion approach to the fault tolerant control of linear parameter varying systems', Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (2015)

In this contribution we propose a fault tolerant control (FTC) scheme to compensate for sensor faults in multisensor fusion-based control of linear parameter varying systems. The ... [more]

In this contribution we propose a fault tolerant control (FTC) scheme to compensate for sensor faults in multisensor fusion-based control of linear parameter varying systems. The scheme consists of a closedloop system with an estimator-based feedback tracking controller that combines healthy sensor-estimator pairings via a fusion algorithm. Faulty sensors are detected and discarded based on a set separation criterion, which considers both model uncertainty and system disturbances. We ensure the preservation of closed-loop system boundedness for a wide range of sensor fault situations and for the whole domain of plant model uncertainty. To illustrate the performance of the proposed FTC strategy, a flexible joint robotic arm example is presented.

Co-authors Jose Dedona
2015 McCloy RJ, De Doná JA, Seron MM, 'On the estimation of convergence times to invariant sets in convex polytopic uncertain systems', Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (2015)

In this paper, we first provide a mathematical description and proof for the robust stability of systems with convex polytopic uncertainty through the construction of attractive i... [more]

In this paper, we first provide a mathematical description and proof for the robust stability of systems with convex polytopic uncertainty through the construction of attractive invariant sets. Then, we present the problem of estimating the convergence time to arbitrarily tight over-approximations of an invariant set, from both a known initial condition and for initial conditions belonging to a convex polytopic set. We then propose various analytical and numerical methods for computing the aforementioned convergence time. Finally, a number of numerical examples, including a flexible link robotic manipulator, are given to illustrate the results.

Co-authors Jose Dedona
2014 Heidari R, Seron MM, Braslavsky JH, Haimovich H, 'On Componentwise Ultimate Bound Minimisation for Switched Linear Systems Via Closed-Loop Lie-Algebraic Solvability', Proceedings of the 19th IFAC World Congress, 2014, Cape Town, South Africa (2014) [E1]
DOI 10.3182/20140824-6-ZA-1003.02663
Co-authors Julio Braslavsky
2014 Kofman E, De Dona JA, Seron MM, Pizzi N, 'Computation of Continuous-Time Probabilistic Invariant Sets and Ultimate Bounds', Proceedings of the 19th IFAC World Congress, 2014, Cape Town, South Africa (2014) [E1]
DOI 10.3182/20140824-6-ZA-1003.01996
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2014 Nazari R, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Set-Based Fault-Tolerant Control of Convex Polytopic LPV Systems Using a Bank of Virtual Actuators', Proceedings of the 19th IFAC World Congress, 2014, Cape Town, South Africa (2014) [E1]
DOI 10.3182/20140824-6-ZA-1003.02080
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2013 Osella E, Haimovich H, Seron MM, 'Fault-tolerant control under controller-driven sampling using a virtual actuator strategy', 2013 3rd Australian Control Conference (AUCC), Perth, Australia (2013) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/AUCC.2013.6697287
2013 Seron MM, De Dona JA, Godoy BI, 'Fault tolerant sensor switching scheme for systems with convex polytopic linear parameter varying model uncertainty', RPIC, Bariloche, Argentina (2013) [E1]
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2013 Heidari R, Seron MM, Braslavsky JH, 'On Eigenvalue-Eigenvector Assignment for Componentwise Ultimate Bound Minimisation in MIMO LTI Discrete-Time Systems', 2013 3rd Australian Control Conference (AUCC), Perth, Australia (2013) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/AUCC.2013.6697312
Co-authors Julio Braslavsky
2013 Kong H, Goodwin G, Seron M, 'Sparse networked control of input constrained linear systems', Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Florence, Italy (2013) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/CDC.2013.6760936
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
2013 Heidari R, Seron MM, Braslavsky JH, Haimovich H, 'Eigenvalue assignment for componentwise ultimate bound minimisation in LTI discrete-time systems', 2013 European Control Conference, ECC 2013, Zurich, Switzerland (2013) [E1]
Co-authors Julio Braslavsky
2012 Nazari R, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Fault tolerant control of systems with polytopic uncertainties based on virtual sensor reconfiguration', 2012 Australian Control Conference, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E1]
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2012 Nacusse MA, Romero ME, Seron MM, 'Induction motor control reconfiguration after inverter faults using a combined MPC-SVM technique', Australian Control Conference 2012, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E1]
2012 Goodwin GC, Cea Garrido ME, Seron MM, Ferris DA, Middleton RH, Campos B, 'Opportunities and challenges in the application of nonlinear MPC to industrial problems', 4th IFAC Conference on Nonlinear Model Predictive Control, NMPC'12, Noordwijkerhout, NL (2012) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Graham Goodwin, Richard Middleton
2012 Richter JH, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Virtual actuator for Lure systems with Lipschitz-continuous nonlinearity', 8th IFAC Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes, Mexico City, Mexico (2012) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2012 Seron MM, De Dona JA, Richter JH, 'Set-based actuator fault diagnosis in Lure systems', 8th IFAC Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes, Mexico City, Mexico (2012) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2012 Nazari R, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Fault-tolerant control of convex polytopic linear parameter varying systems using virtual-sensor-based reconfiguration', 8th IFAC Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes, Mexico City, Mexico (2012) [E1]
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2011 Suryawan F, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Constrained minimum-time trajectory generation for a laboratory-scale magnetic-levitation system', Proceedings of the 1st Australian Control Conference, Melbourne, Vic (2011) [E1]
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2011 Haimovich H, Seron MM, 'Componentwise bounds and invariant sets for switched systems with nonlinear delayed-state-dependent perturbations', Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Control Conference, AUCC 2011, Melbourne, Vic (2011) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 3
2011 Kofman E, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Probabilistic ultimate bounds and invariant sets for LTI systems with Gaussian disturbances', Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Control Conference, AUCC 2011, Melbourne, Vic (2011) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2011 Romero ME, Seron MM, 'Sensor fault tolerant control of doubly fed induction machines using multiple switching mechanisms', Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Control Conference, AUCC 2011, Melbourne, Vic (2011) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2011 Suryawan F, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Integrated minimum-time trajectory generation, fault detection, and reconfiguration for a double-tank system using flatness and B-splines', Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Control Conference, AUCC 2011, Melbourne, Vic (2011) [E1]
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2011 Romero ME, Seron MM, Goodwin GC, 'A combined model predictive control/space vector modulation (MPC-SVM) strategy for direct torque and flux control of induction motors', Proceedings - IECON 2011 - 37th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Melbourne, Vic (2011) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
2011 Suryawan F, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Flatness-based minimum-time trajectory generation for constrained linear systems using B-splines', Proceedings of the 18th IFAC World Congress, 2011, Milano, Italy (2011) [E1]
DOI 10.3182/20110828-6-it-1002.03427
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2011 Yetendje Lemegni AB, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Robust MPC multicontroller design for actuator fault tolerance of constrained systems', Proceedings of the 18th IFAC World Congress, 2011, Milano, Italy (2011) [E1]
DOI 10.3182/20110828-6-it-1002.01863
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2011 Seron MM, De Dona JA, Richter JH, 'Bank of virtual actuators for fault tolerant control', Proceedings of the 18th IFAC World Congress, 2011, Milano, Italy (2011) [E1]
DOI 10.3182/20110828-6-it-1002.02699
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2011 Goodwin GC, Carrasco Yanez DS, Mayne DQ, Salgado ME, Seron MM, 'Preview and feedforward in model predictive control: Conceptual and design issues', Proceedings of the 18th IFAC World Congress, 2011, Milano, Italy (2011) [E1]
DOI 10.3182/20110828-6-it-1002.02298
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
2011 Stoican F, Olaru S, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Zonotopic ultimate bounds for linear systems with bounded disturbances', Proceedings of the 18th IFAC World Congress, 2011, Milano, Italy (2011) [E1]
DOI 10.3182/20110828-6-it-1002.03247
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2011 Kong H, Goodwin GC, Seron MM, 'Predictive metamorphic control', ASCC 2011: The Eighth Asian Control Conference. Final Program and Proceedings, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (2011) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
2010 Stoican F, Olaru S, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Improvements in the sensor recovery mechanism for a multisensor control scheme', Proceedings of the 2010 American Control Conference, ACC 2010, Baltimore, MD (2010) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2010 Stoican F, Olaru S, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'A fault tolerant control scheme based on sensor-actuation channel switching and dwell time', Proceedings of the 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Atlanta, GA (2010) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/CDC.2010.5718146
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2010 Nazari R, Yetendje A, Seron MM, 'Fault-tolerant control of a magnetic levitation system using virtual-sensor-based reconfiguration', 18th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED'10 - Conference Proceedings, Marrakech, MOROCCO (2010) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/MED.2010.5547652
2010 Yetendje A, Seron MM, De Doná JA, 'Multisensor fusion fault-tolerant control of a magnetic levitation system', 18th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED'10 - Conference Proceedings, Marrakech, MOROCCO (2010) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/MED.2010.5547654
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2010 Romero ME, Seron MM, 'Speed-sensorless control of induction motors with improved fault tolerance against current sensor failure', 18th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED'10 - Conference Proceedings, Marrakech, MOROCCO (2010) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/MED.2010.5547721
2010 Stoican F, Olaru S, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Reference governor for tracking with fault detection capabilities', 2010 Conference on Control and Fault Tolerant Systems (SysTol), Nice, France (2010) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/SYSTOL.2010.5675962
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2010 Suryawan F, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Fault detection, isolation, and recovery using spline tools and differential flatness with application to a magnetic levitation system', 2010 Conference on Control and Fault Tolerant Systems (SysTol), Nice, France (2010) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/SYSTOL.2010.5675959
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2010 Yetendje Lemegni AB, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Robust MPC design for fault tolerance of constrained multisensor linear systems', 2010 Conference on Control and Fault Tolerant Systems (SysTol), Nice, France (2010) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/SYSTOL.2010.5675963
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2010 Romero ME, Seron MM, 'Switching strategy for sensor fault tolerant vector control of doubly fed induction machines', 2010 Conference on Control and Fault Tolerant Systems (SysTol), Nice, France (2010) [E1]
2010 Nacusse MA, Romero M, Haimovich H, Seron MM, 'DTFC versus MPC for induction motor control reconfiguration after inverter faults', 2010 Conference on Control and Fault Tolerant Systems (SysTol)., Nice, France (2010) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 3
2010 De Dona JA, Zhuo XW, Seron MM, Olaru S, 'A fault tolerant multisensor switching scheme for state estimation fault detection, supervision and safety of technical processes', Proceedings of the 7th IFAC Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes, Barcelona, Spain (2010) [E1]
DOI 10.3182/20090630-4-ES-2003.00117
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2010 Yetendje Lemegni AB, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Fault-tolerant switching control of a magnetic levitation system', Proceedings of the 7th IFAC Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes, Barcelona, Spain (2010) [E1]
DOI 10.3182/20090630-4-ES-2003.00117
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2010 Seron MM, De Dona JA, Martinez-Molina JJ, 'Invariant set approach to actuator fault tolerant control', Proceedings of the 7th IFAC Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes, Barcelona, Spain (2010) [E1]
DOI 10.3182/20090630-4-ES-2003.00117
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2010 Olaru S, Stoican F, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Necessary and sufficient conditions for sensor recovery in a multisensor control scheme', Proceedings of the 7th IFAC Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes, Barcelona, Spain (2010) [E1]
DOI 10.3182/20090630-4-ES-2003.00117
Citations Scopus - 8
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2010 Romero M, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Sensor fault tolerant direct torque and flux control of induction motors', Proceedings of the 7th IFAC Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes, Barcelona, Spain (2010) [E1]
DOI 10.3182/20090630-4-ES-2003.00117
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2009 Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Fault tolerant control using virtual actuators and invariant-set based fault detection and identification', Proceedings of the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2009 held jointly with the 2009 28th Chinese Control Conference, CDC/CCC 2009, Shanghai, China (2009) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/cdc.2009.5399909
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2009 Seron MM, De Dona JA, Martinez JJ, 'Improved multisensor switching scheme for fault tolerant control', Proceedings of the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2009 held jointly with the 2009 28th Chinese Control Conference, CDC/CCC 2009, Shanghai, China (2009) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/cdc.2009.5400078
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2009 De Dona JA, Seron MM, Yetendje Lemegni AB, 'Multisensor fusion fault-tolerant control with diagnosis via a set separation principle', Proceedings of the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2009 held jointly with the 2009 28th Chinese Control Conference, CDC/CCC 2009, Shanghai, China (2009) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/cdc.2009.5400286
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2009 Haimovich H, Seron MM, 'Componentwise ultimate bound computation for switched linear systems', Proceedings of the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2009 held jointly with the 2009 28th Chinese Control Conference, CDC/CCC 2009, Shanghai, China (2009) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/cdc.2009.5399603
Citations Scopus - 3
2009 De Doná JA, Zhuo XW, Seron MM, Olaru S, 'A fault tolerant multisensor switching scheme for state estimation', IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline), Barcelona, Spain (2009) [E1]
DOI 10.3182/20090630-4-ES-2003.0192
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2009 Martinez JJ, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Multi-sensor longitudinal control with fault tolerant guarantees', ECC'09: European Control Conference 2009 Proceedings, Budapest, Hungary (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2009 Medioli AM, Seron MM, Middleton R, 'Null controllable sets of unstable systems and their application to MPC', ECC'09: European Control Conference 2009 Proceedings, Budapest, Hungary (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Richard Middleton
2009 Medioli AM, Seron MM, Middleton R, 'Reduced parameterisation MPC for input-constrained unstable linear systems: Part 1: Implementation', ECC'09: European Control Conference 2009 Proceedings, Budapest, Hungary (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Richard Middleton
2009 Medioli AM, Seron MM, Middleton RH, 'Reduced parameterisation MPC for input-constrained unstable linear systems: Part 2: Properties', ECC'09: European Control Conference 2009 Proceedings, Budapest, Hungary (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Richard Middleton
2008 Lovaas C, Seron MM, Goodwin GC, 'Robust output-feedback MPC with soft state constraints', Proceedings of the 17th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, Seoul, Korea (2008) [E1]
DOI 10.3182/20080706-5-kr-1001.2041
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
2008 Haimovich H, Kofman E, Seron MM, 'Analysis and improvements of a systematic componentwise ultimate-bound computation method', Proceedings of the 17th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, Seoul, Korea (2008) [E1]
DOI 10.3182/20080706-5-kr-1001.1324
2008 Kofman E, Fontenla F, Hernan H, Seron MM, 'Control design with guaranteed ultimate bound for feedback linearizable systems', Proceedings of the 17th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, Seoul, Korea (2008) [E1]
DOI 10.3182/20080706-5-kr-1001.2574
2008 Martinez JJ, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Fault-tolerant switching scheme with multiple sensor-controller pairs', Proceedings of the 17th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, Seoul, Korea (2008) [E1]
DOI 10.3182/20080706-5-kr-1001.2597
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2008 Olaru S, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Positive invariant sets for fault tolerant multisensor control schemes', Proceedings of the 17th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, Seoul, Korea (2008) [E1]
DOI 10.3182/20080706-5-kr-1001.3682
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2008 Seron MM, Romero M, De Dona JA, 'Sensor fault tolerant control of induction motors', Proceedings of the 17th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, Seoul, Korea (2008) [E1]
DOI 10.3182/20080706-5-kr-1001.2278
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2008 Ocampo-Martinez CA, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Actuator fault-tolerant control based on invariant set separation', Proceedings of the 17th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, Seoul, Korea (2008) [E1]
DOI 10.3182/20080706-5-kr-1001.3957
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2008 Wiklendt LS, Chalup SK, Seron MM, 'Quadratic leaky integrate-and-fire neural network tuned with an evolution-strategy for a simulated 3D biped walking controller', Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems, HIS 2008, Barcelona, Spain (2008) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/his.2008.146
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Stephan Chalup
2007 Kofman E, Seron MM, Haimovich H, 'Robust control design with guaranteed state ultimate bound', 3rd Int. Conf. on Advances in Vehicle Control and Safety 2007, AVCS 2007 and 3rd Int. Conf. on Integrated Modeling and Analysis in Applied Control and Automation, IMAACA 2007, Held at the IMSM 2007 (2007)

We present a new control design method which guarantees any prespecified componentwise ultimate bound on the state of multiple-input systems with matched perturbations. The method... [more]

We present a new control design method which guarantees any prespecified componentwise ultimate bound on the state of multiple-input systems with matched perturbations. The method is based on eigenstructure assignment by state feedback and utilises a componentwise bound computation procedure recently proposed by the authors. This procedure exploits both the system and perturbation structures by performing componentwise analysis, thus avoiding the need for bounds on the norm of the perturbation. We present examples which illustrate the simplicity and generality of the method.

2007 Goodwin GC, Seron MM, Mayne DQ, 'Optimisation: A key tool for advanced design in scheduling, estimation and control', IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline) (2007)

Advanced design aims to achieve the best possible performance subject to operational constraints. Such questions can be formulated as optimization problems. The advantages of usin... [more]

Advanced design aims to achieve the best possible performance subject to operational constraints. Such questions can be formulated as optimization problems. The advantages of using an explicit optimization formulation include clear articulation of performance trade-offs and the provision of a clear basis for quantitative comparison of different strategies. In this paper we will briefly review aspects of modern optimization. We will also show how these tools can be deployed in scheduling, estimation and control. We will illustrate the ideas by examples drawn from the mining, mineral and metal processing field. Copyright © 2007 IFAC.

Co-authors Graham Goodwin
2007 Goodwin GC, Seron MM, Mayne DQ, 'Optimisation: A key tool for advanced design in scheduling, estimation and control (Invited Paper)', IFAC MMM'07. 12th IFAC Symposium on Automation in Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing. Proceedings, Quebec (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
2007 Lovaas C, Seron MM, Goodwin GC, 'Robust model predictive control of input-constrained stable systems with unstructured uncertainty', Proceedings of the European Control Conference 2007, Kos, Greece (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
2007 Lovaas C, Seron MM, Goodwin GC, 'A dissipativity approach to robustness in constrained model predictive control', Proceedings of the 46th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, New Orleans (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
2006 Hennessy BF, Goodwin GC, Seron MM, 'Closed Loop Stochastic Control Strategies for Optimal Mine Planning', APC 2006 Advanced Process Control Applications for Industry Workshop, Vancouver, Canada (2006) [E2]
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
2006 Zhuo XW, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Explicit Solution To Constrained Linear Estimation', Proceedings of 16th IFAC World Congress, Prague, Czech Republic (2006) [E1]
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2006 Seron MM, Kyung SY, Goodwin GC, 'Backlash Compensation Using Receding Horizon Control', Proceedings of 16th IFAC World Congress, Prague, Czech Republic (2006) [E1]
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
2006 Lovaas C, Seron MM, Goodwin GC, 'Inverse Minimax Optimality of Model Predictive Control Policies', Proceedings of the 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San Diego, CA, USA (2006) [E1]
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
2006 Lovaas C, Goodwin GC, Seron MM, 'Non-parametric Linear Quadratic Optimal Control in the Frequency Domain', Proceedings of the 2006 American Control Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (2006) [E1]
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
2006 Martinez JJ, Zhuo XW, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Multi-sensor switching strategy for automotive longitudinal control', Proceedings of the 2006 American Control Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (2006) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2006 Zhuo XW, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Explicit Output-Feedback Receding-Horizon Control with Constraints', Proceedings of the 2006 American Control Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (2006) [E1]
Co-authors Jose Dedona
2005 Medioli AM, Seron MM, Middleton RH, 'Best Possible Region of Attraction for a Class of Unstable Systems Using Short Horizon MPC Concepts', Proceedings of 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Seville, Spain (2005) [E1]
Co-authors Richard Middleton
2005 Haimovich H, Seron MM, 'On Infimum Quantization Density for Multiple-input Systems', Proceedings of 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Seville, Spain (2005) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2005 Zhuo XW, De Doná JA, Seron MM, 'Explicit solution to constrained linear estimation', IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline) (2005)

This paper investigates the structure present in constrained linear state estimation problems formulated as a quadratic optimization program subject to linear inequality constrain... [more]

This paper investigates the structure present in constrained linear state estimation problems formulated as a quadratic optimization program subject to linear inequality constraints. Polyhedral constraints on the system disturbance, the measurement noise, and the initial state are considered. The result interprets the measurement data and prior estimate as parameters and the parameter space is partitioned into multiple regions. Within each region the state estimate can be calculated as a piece-wise affine function of the measurement data and prior estimate. The parameterized regions and coefficients of the piece-wise affine function can be precomputed offline allowing a simplified approach in implementing a moving horizon estimation scheme. Copyright © 2005 IFAC.

Co-authors Jose Dedona
2004 Goodwin GC, De Dona JA, Seron MM, Zhuo XW, 'On the duality of constrained estimation and control', CD ROM, Boston (2004) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Jose Dedona, Graham Goodwin
2003 Haimovich H, Seron MM, Goodwin GC, Aguero JC, 'A Neural Approximation to the Explicit Solution of Constrained Linear MPC', Proceedings for ECC 2003, Cambridge, England (2003) [E1]
Co-authors Graham Goodwin, Juan Aguero
2003 Rohman AS, Middleton RH, Seron MM, 'A Multivariable Nonlinear Algebraic Loop as a QP with Applications to MPC', Proceedings for ECC 2003, Cambridge, England (2003) [E1]
Co-authors Richard Middleton
2003 Rojas Norman OJ, Goodwin GC, Feuer A, Seron MM, 'A sub-optimal receding horizon control strategy for constrained linear systems', Proceedings for the 2003 ACC, The Adams Mark Hotel, Denver, Colorado (2003) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 6
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
2003 Rojas Norman OJ, Seron MM, Goodwin GC, 'SVD based receding horizon control for constrained linear systems: stability results', Proceedings for CDC 2003 (CD ROM), Maui, Hawaii, USA (2003) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
2002 Seron MM, Goodwin GC, De Dona JA, 'Finitely Parameterised Implementation of Receding Horizon Control for Constrained Linear Systems', Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Anchorage, Alaska (2002) [E1]
Citations Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Graham Goodwin, Jose Dedona
2000 Seron MM, De Dona JA, Goodwin GC, 'Global analytical model predictive control with input constraints', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 39TH IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-5, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (2000) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 27
Co-authors Jose Dedona
1999 De Dona JA, Goodwin GC, Seron MM, 'Connections between Model Predictive Control and Anti-Windup strategies for Dealing with Saturating Actuators', European Control Conference ECC'99 - Conference Proceedings, Karlsruhe, Germany (1999) [E1]
Co-authors Graham Goodwin, Jose Dedona
1999 Goodwin GC, Seron MM, Salgado ME, 'H(subscript)2 Design of Decentralized Controllers', Proceedings of the American Control Conference, San Diego, California, USA (1999) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 13
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
1998 Braslavsky JH, Seron MM, Kokotovic PV, 'Near-optimal cheap control of nonlinear systems', NONLINEAR CONTROL SYSTEMS DESIGN 1998, VOLS 1& 2, ENSCHEDE, NETHERLANDS (1998)
Co-authors Julio Braslavsky
1998 Woodyatt AR, Seron MM, Freudenberg JS, Middleton RH, 'Cheap Control Tracking Performance for Non-Right-Invertible Systems', Proceedings of the 37th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Tampa, Florida, USA (1998) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Richard Middleton
1996 Braslavsky JH, Seron MM, Goodwin GC, Grainger RW, 'Tradeoffs in multivariable filter design with applications to fault detection', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 35TH IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-4, KOBE, JAPAN (1996)
Co-authors Julio Braslavsky, Graham Goodwin
1995 Goodwin GC, Seron MM, 'Complementarity constraints for nonlinear systems', NONLINEAR CONTROL SYSTEMS DESIGN 1995, VOLS 1 AND 2, TAHOE CITY, CA (1995)
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
1995 Seron MM, Goodwin GC, 'Design limitations in linear filtering', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 34TH IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-4, NEW ORLEANS, LA (1995)
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
1995 Seron MM, Hill DJ, 'Input-output and input-to-state stabilization of cascaded nonlinear systems', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 34TH IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-4, NEW ORLEANS, LA (1995)
Citations Web of Science - 5
1994 SERON MM, GRAEBE SF, GOODWIN GC, 'ALL STABILIZING CONTROLLERS, FEEDBACK LINEARIZATION AND ANTIWINDUP - A UNIFIED REVIEW', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1994 AMERICAN CONTROL CONFERENCE, VOLS 1-3, BALTIMORE, MD (1994)
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
1994 SERON MM, HILL DJ, FRADKOV AL, 'ADAPTIVE PASSIFICATION OF NONLINEAR SYSTEMS', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 33RD IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-4, LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL (1994)
Citations Web of Science - 15
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Report (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Braslavsky JH, Adams GJ, Seron MM, 'Potential Research Areas in Coordinated Voltage Regulation', Energy Australia, 7 (2009) [R1]
Co-authors Julio Braslavsky
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 21
Total funding $16,816,598

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20151 grants / $10,000

Robustness of anti-islanding mechanisms in grid and mini-grid connected smart inverters.$10,000

Funding body: CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Funding body CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Project Team Mr Rahmatollah Heidarihaei, Doctor Maria Seron, Doctor Julio Braslavsky
Scheme Postgraduate Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500936
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20142 grants / $352,400

Analysis and control of distributed energy resources in electrical grids$350,900

Funding body: CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Funding body CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Project Team Doctor Maria Seron, Doctor Julio Braslavsky
Scheme National Research Flagship Visiting Fellowships
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1401392
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

XVI Latin American Automatic Control Congress, Cancun Quintana Roo, Mexico, 14 - 17 October 2014$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Doctor Maria Seron
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1401138
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20133 grants / $123,682

Model-based estimation and control solutions to efficient network energy management$118,182

Funding body: CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Funding body CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Project Team Doctor Maria Seron, Doctor Julio Braslavsky
Scheme National Research Flagship Visiting Fellowships
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300783
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

CSIRO Travel Alvarez$4,000

Funding body: CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Funding body CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Project Team Doctor Maria Seron, Doctor Julio Braslavsky
Scheme Collaborative Relationship Agreement
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300377
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

CSIRO Travel Osella$1,500

Funding body: CSIRO - Energy Technology

Funding body CSIRO - Energy Technology
Project Team Doctor Maria Seron, Doctor Julio Braslavsky
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1201203
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20123 grants / $445,000

Fault tolerant control based on set-theoretic methods: Robustness, nonlinear effects and probabilistic developments$320,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Jose De Dona, Doctor Maria Seron
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100215
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

A Hybrid System Framework for Robust Model Predictive Control$105,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Maria Seron
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100205
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Fault accommodation (Voltage regulation) Stage 2 $20,000

Funding body: Ausgrid

Funding body Ausgrid
Project Team Doctor Maria Seron
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200720
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20111 grants / $25,000

Towards a Hybrid System Framework for Robust Model Predictive Control$25,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Maria Seron
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1001035
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20093 grants / $1,056,000

Power Control and Scheduling for Cellular Communications$666,000

Funding body: Ericsson AB

Funding body Ericsson AB
Project Team Emeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin, Doctor Katrina Lau, Doctor Juan Carlos Aguero, Associate Professor Jose De Dona, Doctor Maria Seron, Dr Linda Brus, Dr Torbjorn Wigren, Dr Stephen Craig
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189678
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Power Control and Scheduling for Cellular Communications$370,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin, Doctor Juan Carlos Aguero, Associate Professor Jose De Dona, Doctor Maria Seron, Dr Linda Brus, Dr Torbjorn Wigren, Dr Stephen Craig
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189161
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Fault Accommodation in Electricity Networks$20,000

Funding body: Ausgrid

Funding body Ausgrid
Project Team Doctor Julio Braslavsky, Doctor Gregory Adams, Doctor Maria Seron
Scheme Sponsorship Agreement
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0900081
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20084 grants / $7,628,084

Centre for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control$5,400,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin, Professor Minyue Fu, Professor Reza Moheimani, Doctor Julio Braslavsky, Doctor Gregory Adams, Associate Professor Jose De Dona, Doctor Maria Seron, Doctor James Welsh, Doctor Andrew Fleming, Associate Professor Tristan Perez, Doctor Damian Marelli, Associate Professor Brailey Sims, Conjoint Professor Kerrie Mengersen, Professor A Pettitt, Dr R Reeves, Professor Ian Turner, Dr Salvatore Crisafulli, Dr M Downey, Mr J Lee, Mr P Stone, Conjoint Professor John Rayner
Scheme ARC Centres of Excellence
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188623
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

CDSC Sub-Account: Control System Design$1,770,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin, Doctor Maria Seron
Scheme ARC Centres of Excellence
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo GS090001
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Centre for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control$323,084

Funding body: NSW Department of State and Regional Development

Funding body NSW Department of State and Regional Development
Project Team Emeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin, Professor Minyue Fu, Professor Reza Moheimani, Doctor Julio Braslavsky, Doctor Gregory Adams, Associate Professor Jose De Dona, Doctor Maria Seron, Doctor James Welsh, Doctor Andrew Fleming, Doctor Damian Marelli, Associate Professor Brailey Sims, Conjoint Professor Kerrie Mengersen, Professor A Pettitt, Dr R Reeves, Professor Ian Turner, Dr Salvatore Crisafulli, Dr M Downey, Mr J Lee, Mr P Stone
Scheme Centres of Excellence (Partner)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189187
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Fault tolerant multisensor feedback control$135,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Jose De Dona, Doctor Maria Seron
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0187438
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20072 grants / $37,000

Fault tolerant multisensor strategies in feedback control systems$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Jose De Dona, Doctor Maria Seron
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187179
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

The implications of differential algebraic concepts for the structure of nonlinear control systems$17,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Jose De Dona, Dr Jacqueline Ramagge, Doctor Maria Seron
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0186681
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20031 grants / $6,929,432

Centre for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control.$6,929,432

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Rick Middleton, Emeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin, Professor Minyue Fu, Conjoint Professor Kerrie Mengersen, Professor Iain Raeburn, Professor Reza Moheimani, Dr William Heath, Doctor Julio Braslavsky, Associate Professor Jose De Dona, Doctor Richard Gerlach, Doctor Maria Seron, Associate Professor Brailey Sims
Scheme ARC Centres of Excellence
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182216
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20021 grants / $210,000

Constrained Receding Horizon Control of Nonlinear Systems$210,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Maria Seron, Emeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181126
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013 Robust Stability of Discrete Time Switching Systems
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2013 Performance and Robustness in Switched Systems
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2013 Fault Tolerant Control of Nonlinear Systems
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2013 Development of Closed-Loop Stability, Constraint Handling and Fault Tolerant Methodologies with an Application to Model Predictive Control Design and Implementation
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2011 Fault Tolerant Control of Uncertain Systems
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2010 Dynamic Control of an Induction Heating Process to Reduce Energy Consumption
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 A Unified Approach to Linear Design and Predictive Control of Constrained Systems
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2014 Spiking Neural Networks for Robot Locomotion Control
Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2012 Constrained Trajectory Generation and Fault Tolerant Control Based on Differential Flatness and B-splines
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2011 Fault Tolerant Control for Linear and Constrained Systems Subject to Sensor and Actuator Faults
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2008 Dissipativity, Optimality and Robustness of Model Predictive Control Policies
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2008 Maximal Controllability via Reduced Complexity Model Predictive Control
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2007 Novel Strategies for Implementing Stochastic Ore Price Models in Open Cut Mine Planning
Elec&Electronic Eng&Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2006 Quantisation Issues in Feedback Control
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Maria Seron

Position

Research Fellow
CDSC
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Contact Details

Email maria.seron@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 492 16810
Fax (02) 496 01712

Office

Room EAG02
Building Engineering A
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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