SEMINAR: Coordinated Control to Enable Mega-Scale Cyber Physical Systems
Cyber Physical Systems are present in nearly every aspect of our lives, however the scale over which CPS operate is in the process of growing dramatically. However, the control, coordination, and monitoring mechanisms that manage these mega-scale networks are not well understood. This talk will present an architecture for possible control of CPS as well as experiences applying it in a number of domains including spacecraft power systems, terrestrial smart power grid, and campus/building automation. These systems have a number of common characteristics including interoperability, large geographic distribution, large range of key timescales, dynamic system state, frequent failures, and critical safety considerations.
Ryan May is the Chief Engineer of Intwine Connect, an IoT service provider in Cleveland, Ohio. He has previously worked in automotive controls for Bendix as well as aeronautics and spacecraft controls while at NASA Glenn Research Center. His areas of research include mega-scale decentralized control systems, control of electric power systems, autonomous systems, and nonlinear optimization. Ryan is currently pursuing his PhD at Case Western Reserve University.