Plenary Lecture

Plenary Lecture

Fault Detection and Diagnosis of Distributed Parameter Systems based on Sensor Networks and Bayesian Networks

Professor Constantin Volosencu
Department of Automatics and Applied Informatics
Faculty of Automatics and Computers
“Politehnica” University of Timisoara
Bd. V. Parvan nr. 2
Timisoara, 300223

Abstract: This paper presents some scientific solutions of the way to use Bayesian networks in the applications of fault detection and diagnosis in distributed parameter systems, using intelligent ad-hoc wireless sensor networks. They may be placed in the areas of distributed parameter systems and they may be seen as distributed measuring sensors for the physical variables of distributed parameter systems. Fault detection and diagnosis in distributed parameter systems became more easily and more performing using these concepts. The paper presents some applications in fault detection and diagnosis based on fuzzy logic and artificial neural networks. Fuzzy logic allows the treatment of physical variables by human reasoning on operator knowledge, with fuzzy concepts of membership functions. Neural networks allow treatment of large and complex systems with many variables by learning and extrapolation. Using sensor networks multivariable estimation techniques may be applied in distributed parameter systems.

Brief Biography of the Speaker:
Constantin Volosencu is a professor at “Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Romania, Faculty of Automatics and Computers, Department of Automatics and Applied Informatics. He graduated “Traian Vuia” Politechnic Institute of Timisoara, Romania in 1981 as an engineer in automatics and computers. He is doctor in automatics at “Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Romania.
Prof. Constatin Volosencu has researches in the field of linear control systems, fuzzy control, neural networks, control of electrical drives, system identification, sensor networks and distributed parameter systems. He is author of author of 10 books, over 130 scientific papers published in journals and conference proceedings and 27 patents. He managed over 30 international and national research projects.
From 1982 to 1991 he worked as a researcher and designer at “Electrotimis” enterprises in the filed of electrical drives. He developed electrical equipments for machine tools, spooling machines, high power ultrasonic installations and other.
Member of the Editorial Review Board of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, BCIS, MIS of Scientific Journals International.
Member of Authors Advisory Board at Journal of Biochemical Technology, Sevas Educational Society. Referee at Journal of Control Engineering and Applied Informatics, Bucharest.
IEEE member of Control Systems Society and Computational Intelligence Society. Member of S.R.A.I.T and S.I.E.A.R. Romania. Onorific member of WSEAS.




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