“The elegance of a mathematical theorem is directly proportional to the number of independent ideas one can see in the theorem and inversely proportional to the effort it takes to see them.”
My research interests lie in the theoretical foundations of mathematical control and systems theory and its applications. In particular, the development of estimation and control algorithms for hybrid and nonlinear dynamical systems (such as cyber-physical systems, networked systems, mutli-agent systems and autonomous systems), with applications to neuroscience (neural stimulation devices), robotics and energy systems. A special aspect of interest is the security, safety and privacy of cyber-physical systems.
I enjoy rigour, and to continuously advance and merge fundamental theory from systems and control theory and optimization, for new insights and applications in current and emerging domains.
July 2023 - New Papers. Accepted at the IEEE CDC 2023.
"Secondary controller design for the safety of nonlinear systems via Sum-of-Squares programming" [paper]
with Yankai Lin and Carlos Murguia.
"Reachable set-based dynamic quantization for the remote state estimation of linear systems" [paper]
with Yaodong Li, who has just published his master's graduation project!
July 2023 - I will be at the IFAC World Congress 2023 in Yokohama, Japan.
We will be presenting the following works:
"Secondary control for the safety of LTI systems under attacks" on Monday at the MoB10 session on modeling and design of secure and resilient control systems. [paper]
"Safety monitoring under stealthy sensor injection attacks using reachable sets" on Monday at the MoC10 session.
July 2023 - Talk at Autonomy Talks, Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control, ETH Zürich.
June 2023 - Talk at Tel Aviv University, Israel. By invitation of Emilia Fridman.
June 2023 - I will be at the European Control Conference (ECC) 2023.
Our paper "Resilient Set-based State Estimation for Linear Time-Invariant Systems Using Zonotopes" will be presented on Thursday at the ThA4 session on Fault Diagnosis.
[paper] This paper has also been invited for submission to the European Journal of Control.
May-June 2023 - I will be giving a course on 'Security and safety of networked cyber-physical systems' at Technion Institute of Technology, Israel. Many thanks to my hosts, Christian Grussler and Leonid Mirkin.
February 2023 - Talk at TU Delft, the Netherlands, in conjuction with being on the committee for the PhD graduation of Twan Keijzer (congratulations!):
"Adventures in secure state estimation for systems under attacks: from both sides"
October 2022 - New paper. Plug-and-Play Secondary Control for Safety of LTI Systems under Attacks.
New paper. Resilient Set-based State Estimation for Linear Time-Invariant Systems Using Zonotopes.
Email : mstchong [at] gmail [dot] com OR m.s.t.chong [at] tue [dot] nl
Office: Gemini-South 0.120
Address: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
Please see my Google Scholar profile page for a most up-to-date list.
Recordings of some of my talks can be found here.