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Qian Wang

Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

325 Leonhard Building

quw6@psu.edu

814-865-8281

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Mechanical Sciences, Sensors & Controls

Interest Areas:

Robust control, optimization, application to aerospace, mechanical, and computer systems.

 
 

 

Education

Publications

Book Reviews

  • Qian Wang, 2004, Review of Isidori, A., Marconi, L., and Serrani, A., pp. 97-98
  • Qian Wang, 2004, Review of "Optimal estimation of dynamic systems" by Crassidis, J. L. and Junkins, J. L.

Parts of Book

  • Qian Wang and R. F. Stengel, 2006, Probabilistic control of nonlinear uncertain systems, Springer-Verlag, London, UK, pp. 381-414

Journal Articles

  • X. Chen, Qian Wang and J. Srebric, 2016, "Occupant feedback based model predictive control for thermal comfort and energy optimization: A chamber experimental evaluation", Applied Energy, 164, pp. 10
  • Qian Wang, Jianyi Li, Michael Gouge, A. R. Nassar, P. Michaleris and E. W. Reutzel, 2016, "Physics-based multivariable modeling and feedback linearization control of melt-pool geometry and temperature in directed energy deposition", ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 139, (2), pp. 12
  • J. Xie and Qian Wang, 2016, "A variable state dimension approach to meal detection and meal size estimation: in silico evaluation through basal-bolus insulin therapy for type 1 diabetes", IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, pp. 12
  • Xiao Chen, Qian Wang and J. Srebric, 2015, "Model predictive control for indoor thermal comfort and energy optimization using occupant feedback", Energy and Buildings, 102, pp. 12
  • A. Ataei and Qian Wang, 2015, "A probabilistic ellipsoid algorithm for linear optimization problems with uncertain LMI constraints", Automatica, 52, pp. 6
  • X. Mao and Qian Wang, 2015, "Adaptive control design for a supercavitating vehicle model based on fin force parameter estimation", Journal of Vibration and Control, 21, (6), pp. 13
  • X. Chen, Qian Wang and J. Srebric, 2015, "A data-driven state-space model of indoor thermal sensation using occupant feedback for low-energy buildings", Energy and Buildings, 91, pp. 11
  • Qian Wang, J. Xie, P. Molenaar and J. Ulbrechet, 2015, "Model predictive control for type 1 diabetes based on personalized linear time-varying subject model consisting of both insulin and meal inputs: An in silico evaluation", Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, 9, (4), pp. 2
  • Qian Wang, P. Molenaar, S. Harsh, K. Freeman, J. Xie, C. Gold, M. Rovine and J. Ulbrecht, 2014, "Personalized state-space modeling of glucose dynamics for type 1 diabetes using continuously monitored glucose, insulin dose and meal intake: An extended Kalman filter approach", Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, 8, (2), pp. 331-345
  • C. Wang*, B. Urgaonkar, Qian Wang, G. Kesidis and A. Sivasubramaniam, 2013, "Data center power cost optimization via workload modulation"
  • A. Ataei-Esfahani and Qian Wang, 2012, "Nonlinear control of an uncertain hypersonic aircraft model using robust sum-of-squares method", IET Control Theory & Applications, 6, (2), pp. 203-215
  • X. Mao and Qian Wang, 2011, "Delay-dependent control design for a time-delay supercavitating vehicle mode", Journal of Vibration and Control, 17, (3), pp. 431-448
  • W. Qin, Qian Wang and A. Sivasubramaniam, 2009, "An alpha-stable model based linear-parameter-varying control for managing server performance under self-similar workloads", IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 17, (1), pp. 123-134
  • X. Mao and Qian Wang, 2009, "Nonlinear robust control design for a supercavitating vehicle", IEEE Transactions on Control System Technology, 17, (4), pp. 816-832
  • J. Zhou and Qian Wang, 2009, "Convergence speed in distributed consensus over dynamically switching random networks", Automatica, 45, (6), pp. 1455-1461
  • J. L. Hellerstein, S. Singhal and Qian Wang, 2009, "Research challenges in control engineering of computing systems", IEEE Transactions on Network Service Management, 6, (4), pp. 1-6
  • A. Ataei-Esfahani and Qian Wang, 2008, "Exploring feasibility of using sum-of-squares method in nonlinear control design of a hypersonic aircraft model"
  • Qian Wang, 2008, "On convex parameterization of robust control design for minimizing (conditional) performance at risk", International Journal of Nonlinear and Robust Control, 18, (17), pp. 1575-1591
  • J. Choi, Y. Kim, A. Sivasubramaniam, J. Srebric, Qian Wang and J. Lee, 2008, "A CFD-based tool for studying temperature in rack-mounted servers", IEEE Transactions on Computers, 57, (8), pp. 1129-1142
  • W. Qin and Qian Wang, 2007, "An LPV approximation for admission control of an internet web server: Identification and control", Control Engineering Practice, 15, (12), pp. 1457-1467
  • W. Qin and Qian Wang, 2007, "Modeling and control design for performance management of web servers via an LPV approach", IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 15, (2), pp. 259-275
  • A. Ataei-Esfahani and Qian Wang, 2007, "Robust failure compensation for a morphing aircraft model using a probabilisitic approach", IEEE Transactions on Control System Technology, 15, (2), pp. 324-331
  • J. Zhang, A. Riska, A. Sivasubramaniam, Qian Wang and E. Riedel, 2006, "Storage performance virtualization via throughput and latency control", ACM Transactions on Storage, 2, (3), pp. 283-308
  • E. Anderson, S. Spence, R. Swaminathan, M. Kallahalla and Qian Wang, 2006, "Quickly finding near-optimal storage designs", ACM Transactions on Computer Systems, 23, (4), pp. 337-374
  • Y. Chen, A. Das, Qian Wang, A. Sivasubramaniam, R. Harper and M. Bland, 2006, "Consolidating clients on back-end servers with co-location and frequency control", ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review, 34, (1), pp. 383-384
  • J. Horn, D. Tolani, C. Lagoa, Qian Wang and A. Ray, 2005, "Probabilistic robust control of rotorcraft", Control Engineering Practice, 13, (5), pp. 1037-1046
  • Qian Wang and R. F. Stengel, 2005, "Robust flight control of a high performance aircraft", IEEE Transactions on Control System Technology, 13, (1), pp. 15-26
  • Y. Chen, A. Das, W. Qin, A. Sivasubramaniam, Qian Wang and N. Gautam, 2005, "Managing server energy and operational costs in hosting centers", ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review, 33, (1), pp. 303-314
  • J. Zhang, A. Sivasubramaniam, A. Riska, Qian Wang and E. Riedel, 2005, "An interposed two level I/O scheduling framework for performance virtualization", ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review, 33, (1), pp. 406-407
  • Y. Chen, A. Das, N. Gautam, Qian Wang and A. Sivasubramaniam, 2004, "Pricing-based strategies for autonomic control of web servers for time-varying request arrivals", Journal of Engineering Application of Artificial Intelligence, Special Issue on Autonomic Computing, 17, (7), pp. 841-854
  • Qian Wang and R. F. Stengel, 2002, "Robust control of nonlinear systems with parametric uncertainty", Automatica, 38, pp. 1591-1599

Conference Proceedings

  • J. Xie and Qian Wang, 2016, "A nonlinear data-driven model of glucose dynamics accounting for physical activity for type 1 diabetes: an in silico study", Proceedings of ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, pp. 10
  • X. Chen, Qian Wang and J. Srebric, 2016, "Experimental analysis of occupant feedback based model predictive control for thermal comfort and energy optimization", Proceedings of American Control Conference, pp. 7
  • Qian Wang, J. Li, M. Gouge, A. R. Nassar, P. Michaleris and E. R. Reutzel, 2016, "Reduced-order multivariable modeling and nonlinear control of melt-pool geometry and temperature in directed energy deposition", Proceedings of American Control Conference, pp. 7
  • J. Xie and Qian Wang, 2015, "Meal detection and meal size estimation for type 1 diabetes treatment: A variable state dimension approach", Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, pp. 6
  • C. Wang, N. Nasiriani, G. Kesidis, B. Urgaonkar, Qian Wang, L. Chen, A. Gupta and R. Berke, 2015, "Recouping energy costs from cloud tenants: Tenant demand response aware pricing design", ACM e-Energy, Bangalore, India, pp. 10
  • Qian Wang, J. Xie, P. Molenaar and J. Ulbrechet, 2015, "Model predictive control for type 1 diabetes based on personalized linear time-varying subject model consisting of both insulin and meal inputs: An in silico evaluation", Proceedings of American Control Conference, pp. 6
  • X. Chen and Qian Wang, 2014, "A data-driven thermal sensation model based predictive controller for indoor thermal comfort and energy optimization", 2014 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, San Antonio, TX, pp. 8
  • C. Wang, B. Urgaonkar, Qian Wang and G. Kesidis, 2014, "A hierarchical demand response framework for data center power cost optimization under real-world electricity pricing", 22nd International Symposium on Modeling Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication System (Mascots 2014), Paris, France, pp. 10
  • X. Chen, Qian Wang, J. Srebric and M. O. Fadeyi, 2014, "Data-driven state-space modeling of indoor thermal sensation using occupant feedback", 2014 American Control Conference, Portland, OR, pp. 1710-1715
  • Qian Wang, B. Urgaonkar, G. Kesidis, U. V. Shanbhag and Q. Wang, 2014, "A case for virtualizing the electric utility in cloud data centers", 6th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing (HotCloud 2014), Philadelphia, PA, USA, 7
  • Qian Wang, S. Harsh*, P. Molenaar and K. Freeman*, 2013, "Developing personalized empirical models for type-I diabetes: An extended Kalman filter approach", Proceedings of American Control Conference, pp. 2929-2934
  • K. A. Freeman, Qian Wang, P. Molenaar, J. Zhou, J. Ulbrecht, C. Gold and M. Rovine, 2012, "Development of an adaptive dual controller for glucose management in patients with insulin-deficient diabetes", Proceedings of 2012 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
  • A. Ataei and Qian Wang, 2012, "Estimating the region of attraction for uncertain polynomial systems using polynomial chaos functions and sum of squares method", Proceedings of 2012 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
  • A. Ataei* and Qian Wang, 2012, "An ellipsoid algorithm for linear optimization with uncertain LMI constraints", Proceedings of American Control Conference, pp. 857-862
  • X. Mao and Qian Wang, 2011, "Robust adaptive backstepping control design for a supercavitating vehicle model", Proceedings of the 2011 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC)
  • A. Ataei-Esfahani and Qian Wang, 2010, "Robust nonlinear control design for a hypersonic aircraft using sum-of-squares method", Proceedings of the ASME DSCC Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
  • J. Zhou and Qian Wang, 2010, "Stochastic semistability with application to agreement problems over random networks", Proceedings of American Control Conference, pp. 568-573
  • J. Zhou, Qian Wang, P. Molenaar, J. Ulbrecht, C. Gold and M. Rovine, 2010, "Receding horizon control of type-I diabetes based on a data-driven linear time-varying state-space model", Proceedings of American Control Conference, pp. 2033-2038
  • S. Srikantaiah, M. Kandemir and Qian Wang, 2009, "SHARP control: Controlled shared cache management in chip multiprocessors", Proceedings of 42nd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture
  • J. Zhou and Qian Wang, 2009, "Characterizing convergence speed for consensus seeking over dynamically switching directed random networks", American Control Conference, pp. 629-634
  • J. Zhou and Qian Wang, 2009, "Finite horizon linear quadratic regulation for linear discrete time-varying systems with single/multiple input delay(s)", Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 4050-4055
  • J. Zhou and Qian Wang, 2009, "Distributed discrete-time nonlinear consensus protocols", Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 4759-4764
  • X. Mao and Qian Wang, 2008, "Robust control of time-delay systems with application to a supercavitating vehicle", Proceedings of ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
  • J. Zhou and Qian Wang, 2008, "Second-order consensus over directed random networks", Proceedings of 2008 NSF Engineering Research and Innovation Conference
  • W. Qin and Qian Wang, 2007, "Using stochastic linear-parameter-varying control for CPU management of internet servers", Proceedings of the 46th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 3824-3829
  • A. Ataei-Esfahani and Qian Wang, 2007, "Nonlinear control of a hypersonic aircraft via sum-of-squares approach", Proceedings of American Control Conference, pp. 5278-5283
  • W. Qin and Qian Wang, 2007, "An LPV approach to performance control of web servers under self-similar workloads", Second IEEE International Workshop on Feedback Control Implementation and Design in Computing Systems and Networks
  • J. Choi, Y. Kim, A. Sivasubramaniam, J. Srebric, Qian Wang and J. Lee, 2007, "Modeling and managing thermal profiles of rack-mounted servers with ThermoStat", Proceedings of the International Symposium on High Preformance Computer Architecture (HPCA)
  • W. Qin, Qian Wang, Y. Chen and N. Gautam, 2006, "A first-principles based LPV modeling and design for performance management of internet web servers", American Control Conference, pp. 2939-2944
  • A. Ataei-Esfahani and Qian Wang, 2006, "Robust failure compensation for a morphing aircraft model using a probabilistic approach", American Control Conference, pp. 351-356
  • X. Mao and Qian Wang, 2006, "Nonlinear robust control design for a supercavitating vehicle", Proceedings of ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • W. Qin and Qian Wang, 2005, "Feedback performance control for computer systems: An LPV approach", Proceedings of American Control Conference, pp. 4760-4765
  • J. Zhang, A. Sivasubramaniam, A. Riska, Qian Wang and E. Riedel, 2005, "Storage performance virtualization via throughput and latency control", Proceedings of 13th IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, pp. 135-142
  • Y. Chen, A. Das, N. Gautam, Qian Wang and A. Sivasubramaniam, 2004, "Pricing and autonomic control of web server with time-varying request patterns", Internal Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC)
  • M. Kallahalla, E. Riedel, R. Swaminathan, Qian Wang and K. Fu, 2003, "Plutus: Scalable secure sharing on untrusted storage", Proceedings of USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST), pp. 29-42
  • Qian Wang, 2003, "Probabilistic robust control design of polynomial vector fields", Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 2447-2452
  • J. Horn, D. Tolani, C. Lagoa, Qian Wang and A. Ray, 2003, "Reliable operation of rotorcraft using probabilistic robust control", Proceedings of IFAC Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes, pp. 181-186

Research Projects

  • January 2013 - December 2016, "Modeling, Identification, and Control towards Adaptive Personalized Glucose Management for Insulin-Deficient Diabetes," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • June 2010 - May 2015, "SHF: Medium: Automatic Control Driven Resource Management in Chip Multiprocessors," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation (CCF)).
  • September 2010 - August 2015, "EFRI: Creating Opportunities for Adaptation Based on PULSE (Population in Urban Landscape for Sustainable Built Environment)," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation (EFRI)).

Honors and Awards

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Chairperson, Faculty Search Committee on Mechanical Systems, September 2016 - May 2017
  • , Coordinator for Candidacy Exam on System Dynamics, 2016 - 2017
  • , Mechanical Engineering Required Course Caucus Chair on ME370, 2016 - 2017
  • Committee Member, Physics 214 Assessment Task Force Committee, Physics 214 Assessment Task Force Committee, August 2015 - May 2016
  • Member, Environmental Committee, September 2014 - May 2016
  • Member, Faculty Search Committee on Advanced Manufacturing, September 2015 - May 2016

Service to External Organizations:

  • Committee Member, Honors and Award Committee, 2016 - 2019
  • , Session Co-Chair, October 2016
  • , Session Co-Chair, July 2016
  • OtherAssociate Editor from DSCD, American Control Conference, June 2015
  • External Reviewer, October 2015
  • , Session Co-Chair, October 2015
  • OtherSession Co-Chair, American Control Conference, June 2014 - June 2014
 


 

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