Prof. Dr. Daniel E. Quevedo

Biography

I was born in Lima, Perú, and brought up in Germany and Chile, where I studied electronics engineering at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María. In 1998, I received the B. Eng. degree, worked then as a part-time lecturer, and in 2000 graduated with Ingeniero Civil Electrónico and M.Sc. degrees. I then moved to Australia to pursue postgraduate studies under supervision of Professor Graham Goodwin. In 2005 I was conferred the Ph.D. degree from The University of Newcastle for my work on quantized moving horizon optimization.

After working as a research associate from 2006 to 2008, I was awarded a five-year Australian Research Fellowship, which allowed me to investigate networked control systems.  From 2011 to 2013 I led an Australian Research Council Discovery Project on controller design for power converters and, since 2013, have been leading an ABB research project on modular energy systems. Since March 2015 I have been the Chair of Automatic Control at Paderborn University in Germany.

Research

My research has focused on several issues which arise in networked control systems, quantisation schemes having explicit or implicit feedback, and predictive control formulations. To develop original and high-performance designs, I am interested in combining elements of systems control, signal processing, and telecommunications.

Keywords

  • Control Systems
  • Cyber-physical Systems
  • Model Predictive Control
  • Networked Estimation and Control
  • Control of Power Converters

Selected Recent Publications

  1. D. E. Quevedo, A. Ahlén, and K. H. Johansson, “State Estimation over Sensor Networks with
    Correlated Wireless Fading Channels,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 58, no. 3,
    pp. 581–593, March 2013
  2. D. E. Quevedo and D. Nešic, “Robust Stability of Packetized Predictive Control of Nonlinear Systems
    with Disturbances and Markovian Packet Losses,” Automatica, vol. 48, no. 8, pp. 1803–1811, 2012.
  3. D. E. Quevedo, R. P. Aguilera, M. A. Pérez, P. Cortés, and R. Lizana “Model Predictive Control of
    an AFE Rectifier with Dynamic References,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 27, no. 7,
    pp. 3128–3136, July 2012.
  4. D. E. Quevedo, A. Ahlén and J. Østergaard, “Energy Efficient State Estimation with Wireless
    Sensors through the use of Predictive Power Control and Coding,” IEEE Transactions on Signal
    Processing, vol. 58, no. 9, pp. 4811–4823, September 2010.
  5. D. E. Quevedo, H. Bölcskei and G. C. Goodwin, “Quantization of Filter Bank Frame Expansions
    through Moving Horizon Optimization,” IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 57, no. 2, 2009.

A (soon) complete list of references can be found here.

Collaboration

I have had the pleasure of collaborating with various distinguished researchers from Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia, each with their own style. My coauthors include:

Prof. Anders Ahlén, Uppsala University, Sweden

Prof. Helmut Bölcskei, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Prof. Jiming Chen, Zhejiang University, China

Prof. Subhrakanti Dey, Uppsala University, Sweden

Prof. Minyue Fu, The University of Newcastle, Australia

Dr. Tobias Geyer, ABB Corporate Research, Switzerland

Prof Graham C. Goodwin, The University of Newcastle, Australia

Prof. Vijay Gupta, University of Notre Dame, USA

Prof. Karl Henrik Johansson, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Prof. Mikael Johansson, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Prof. Vincent Lau, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China

Dr. Alex Leong, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Prof. Pablo Lezana, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile

Prof. Keck Voon Ling, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr. Masaaki Nagahara, Kyoto University, Japan

Prof. Dragan Nešic, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Prof. Jan Østergaard, Aalborg University, Denmark

Prof. José Rodríguez, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile

Prof. Ling Shi, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China

A/Prof. Serdar Yüksel, Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada