Ying Shang

Professor of Electrical Engineering
Dean of College of Engineering and Computer Science

PhD, University of Notre Dame, Electrical Engineering

Koch Center Room 250A
812-488-2648
ys46@evansville.edu

Dr. Ying Shang is the first female Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Evansville (UE). Since she began her tenure as the engineering dean at UE in August 2018, she has built strong industrial and academic partnerships, launched the Master of Engineering program, established international partnerships with India and China, built additional revenue model for the college through industrial sponsored projects, launched technology transfer and commercialization engine, instituted First Robotics scholarships and UE Collegiate Robotic Football Conference team, improved philanthropy for the new student project building, faculty development fund, student scholarships, and outreach activities, and enhanced the diversity and inclusion of the university.

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Education:

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2006
  • MS in Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2003
  • BS in Control Engineering, Shandong University, 1998

Experience:

  • Department Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2015-2018
  • Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2012-2018
  • Visiting Professor, University of Angers, France, 2011, 2013
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2006-2012
  • Faculty Advisor, Society of Women Engineers Student Chapter, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2007-2013

Specialty Areas:

  • Max-plus linear systems
  • Discrete Event Systems
  • Hybrid Systems
  • Queueing Networks
  • Transportation Networks
  • High-throughput screening in drug discovery

Professional Memberships:

  • American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • The Council of Chinese American Deans and Presidents (CCADP)

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications:

  • Laurent Hardouin, Bertrand Cottenceau, Ying Shang and Jörg Raisch, "Control and state estimation for max-plus linear systems", Foundations and Trends® in Systems and Control, Vol. 6: No. 1, pp 1-116, 2018.
  • Laurent Hardouin, Ying Shang, Carlos Andrey Maia, Bertrand Cottenceau, “Observer-based controller for max-plus linear systems,” IEEE Transaction on Automatic Control, Vol. 62, Issue 5, pp. 2153-2165, 2017.
  • Ying Shang, Adetola Oke, “Optimal scheduling and control of high throughput screening systems using max-plus linear systems,” International Journal of Control Science and Engineering, Vol. 7, Issue 1, pp. 11-17, 2017.
  • Ying Shang, “Biped robot modeling and control using controlled hybrid automata,” International Journal of Systems Science and Applied Mathematics, Vol. 2, Issue 4, pp. 75-82, 2017.
  • Ying Shang, “Structural Controllability and Observability in Industrial N2 State Charts Applied to a Supervisory Servo Controller,” International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics, Vol. 3, Issue 6, pp. 239-243, 2017.
  • Ying Shang, Laurent Hardouin, Mehdi Lhommeau, Carlos Andrey Maia, “An integrated control strategy in disturbance decoupling of max-plus linear systems with applications to a high throughput screening system,” Automatica, vol. 63, pp. 338-348, 2016.
  • Ying Shang, “Towards geometric control of max-plus linear systems with applications to queueing networks,” International Journal of Systems Science, Vol. 44, Issue 1, pp.34-49, 2013.
  • Ying Shang, Michael K. Sain, “Fixed zeros in the model matching problem for systems over semirings,” Linear Algebra and its Applications, Vol. 434, Issue 1, pp. 18-43, 2011.
  • Ying Shang, “Robust invariance in uncertain discrete event systems with applications to transportation networks,” IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 145-164, 2010.
  • Yoon Kah Leow, Ying Shang, “Mobile robot tracking in wireless sensor networks,” Computers in Education Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 36-44, 2010.
  • Kurt E. Clothier, Ying Shang, “A geometric approach for robotic arm kinematics with hardware design, electrical design, and implementation,” Journal of Robotics, Vol. 2010, article ID 984823, 2010.
  • Ying Shang, Michael K. Sain, “Fixed poles in the model matching problem for systems over semirings,” Linear Algebra and its Applications, Vol. 430, Issue 8, pp. 2368-2388, 2009.

Book Chapter:

  • Ying Shang, Michael K. Sain, “Systems over a semiring: realization and decoupling,” Advances in Statistical Control, Algebraic Systems Theory, and Dynamic Systems Characteristics, ed. by C.-H. Won et al, Birkäuser, 2008, pp. 129-143.

Conference Papers:

  • Adetola Oke, Laurent Hardouin, Mehdi Lhommeau, Ying Shang, “Observer-based controller for disturbance decoupling of max-plus linear systems with applications to a high throughput screening system in drug discovery,” The 56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Melbourne, Australia, Dec. 12-Dec. 15, 2017.
  • Ying Shang, Laurent Hardouin, Mehdi Lhommeau, Carlos Andrey Maia, “Robust controllers in disturbance decoupling of uncertain max-plus linear systems: An application to a high throughput screening system for drug discovery,” The 13th International Workshop on Discrete Event Systems, Xi’an, China May 30-June 1, 2016.
  • Ying Shang, Laurent Hardouin, Mehdi Lhommeau, Carlos Andrey Maia, “An integrated control strategy in disturbance decoupling of max-plus linear systems with applications to a high throughput screening system in drug discovery,” The 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Los Angeles, Dec. 15-Dec. 17, 2014, pp. 5143-5148.
  • Vinicius Goncalves Mariano, Carlos Andrey Maia, Laurent Hardouin, Ying Shang, “An observer for tropical linear event-invariant dynamical systems,” The 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Los Angeles, Dec. 15-Dec. 17, 2014, pp. 5967-5972.
  • Ying Shang, Laurent Hardouin, Mehdi Lhommeau, Carlos Andrey Maia, “Open-loop controller to solve the disturbance decoupling problem for max-plus linear systems,” 2013 European Control Conference, Zurich, Switzerland, July 17-July 19, 2013, pp. 125-130.
  • Laurent Hardouin, Mehdi Lhommeau, Ying Shang, “Towards geometric control of max-plus linear systems with applications to manufacturing networks,” Proceedings of the 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, Orlando, FL, Dec. 2011. (Author names are in alphabetical order)
  • Ying Shang, “A frequency-domain approach for max-plus linear systems,” The 10thInternational Workshop on Discrete Event Systems, Berlin, Germany, Aug. 2010.
  • Yoon Kah Leow, Ying Shang, “Mobile robot tracking in wireless sensor networks,” The 2010 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, Chicago, April 2010.
  • Ying Shang, “Robust invariance in uncertain discrete event systems with applications to transportation networks,” Proceedings of the American Control Conference, St. Louis, MO, June 2009.
  • Ying Shang, Michael K. Sain, “Fixed zeros in the model matching problem for systems over a semiring,” Proceedings of the 46th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, New Orleans, LA, pp. 3381-3386, Dec. 2007.
  • Ying Shang, Michael K. Sain, “Fixed poles in the model matching problem for systems over semirings,” Proceedings of the American Control Conference, New York City, NY, pp. 5670-5675, July 2007.
  • Ying Shang, Michael K. Sain, “On zero semimodules of linear systems over semirings with applications to queueing systems,” Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Portland, OR, pp. 225-230, June 2005.
  • Patrick M. Sain, Ying Shang, Michael K. Sain, “Reachability analysis of N-squared state charts over a Boolean semiring applied to hysteric discrete event structural control model,” Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Portland, OR, pp. 3072-3077, June 2005.
  • Ying Shang, “The maximal robust controlled invariant sets for a class of uncertain switched systems,” Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Boston, MA, pp. 5195-5196, June 2004.
  • Ying Shang, Michael D. Lemmon, “The controlled composition of hybrid automata through the use of inner viability kernels,” The 15th International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, Notre Dame, IN, Aug. 2002

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