Distributed Control of Cyber-physical Systems: Security, Economics, and Smart grid

Open Access
Kim, Hunmin
Graduate Program:
Electrical Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy
Document Type:
Date of Defense:
August 15, 2018
Committee Members:
  • Minghui Zhu, Dissertation Advisor
  • Constantino Manuel Lagoa, Committee Chair
  • Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, Committee Member
  • Asok Ray, Committee Member
  • Asok Ray, Outside Member
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Distributed control
We have witnessed rapid emergence of cyber-physical systems (CPS), which integrate control systems with advanced technologies of sensing, computation and communication. Many CPS consist of a population of agents which operate in heterogeneous spatial and temporal scales, and interact with one another in various ways. Thus, it is mandatory to develop practical distributed control methodologies for agents, which provide autonomous decision making given local information, while guaranteeing satisfactory network-wide performance. This dissertation contributes to the broad field of distributed control of CPS and investigates three emerging problems: cyber-physical security, cyber-physical economics, and smart grid.