Research Topics

  • Networked robotic systems for industrial automation
  • Distributed control of multi-agent discrete-event systems
  • Supervisory control of discrete-event systems
  • Cooperative control of networked multi-agent systems
  • Complex networks and cybersecurity
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New Book

W.M. Wonham and K. Cai, "Supervisory Control of Discrete-Event Systems", Springer 2018.

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K. Cai and W.M. Wonham, "Supervisor localization", Springer 2016.

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Selected Latest Publications

  1. W.M. Wonham, K. Cai, and K. Rudie, "Supervisory control of discrete-event systems: a brief history", Annual Reviews in Control, vol. 45, pp. 250-256, 2018.
  2. Y. Xu, T. Han, K. Cai, Z. Lin, G. Yan, and M. Fu, "A distributed algorithm for resource allocation over dynamic digraphs", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 65, no. 10, pp. 2600-2612, May 2017.
  3. K. Cai, R. Zhang, W.M. Wonham, "Relative observability and coobservability of timed discrete-event systems", IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 61, no. 11, pp. 3382-3395, Nov. 2016.
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