Mr Mengbin (Ben) Ye

I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Auckland from 2010-2013, obtaining a Bachelor's of Engineering with First Class Honours in Mechanical Engineering. In 2014, I joined the ANU as a PhD student under the supervision of Associate Professor Brad Yu and Emeritus Professor Brian Anderson. As part of the Networked Systems team in the Systems and Control group, I am conducting research broadly in the area of multi-agent systems. My current main focus is on modelling and studying the dynamics of individuals' opinions in social networks.

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Presentations

  • Various conferences in cluding IEEE Conference on Decision and Control in 2013 (Florence, Italy), 2015 (Osaka, Japan), 2016 (Las Vegas, USA) and the 20th IFAC World Congress (Toulouse, France)
  • Various seminars to Defence Science and Technology Group scientists (Australian Defence)
  • At Zhejiang University, Kyoto University, the University of California, Riverside, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, and University of Groningen

Visiting PhD student at

  • Zhejiang University, China (2015)
  • Osaka City University, Japan (2015)
  • University of California, Riverside (2016)
  • Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea (2017)
  • University of Groningen, The Netherlands (2017)

Recent article on research of UAVs

My current research interests are in the broad field of multi-agent systems and fall into the following areas

  • Control and Dynamics in Social networks
    • Opinion dynamics
    • Evolution of individual social power 
    • Modelling and analysis of social phenomena
  • Consensus and synchronisation
    • Model-independent coordination of Euler-Lagrange agents
    • Event-based multi-agent coordination
  • Localisation of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) using bearing-only measurements and in GPS-denied environments (Australian Defence project)

If you are interested in working on the above topics, please send me an email. I am available to supervise R&D and 4200 students in 2018.

 

Peer reviewed journal papers

[J1] M. Ye, B. D.O. Anderson and C. Yu, “Bearing-Only Measurement Self-Localization, Velocity Consensus and Formation Control,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 53(2): 575-586, April 2017

[J2] M. Ye, B. D.O. Anderson and C. Yu, “Distributed Model-Independent Consensus of Euler-Lagrange Agents on Directed Networks,” International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 27(14): 2428-2450, September 2017

 

Peer reviewed conference papers

[C1] M. Ye, B.D.O. Anderson and C. Yu, “Multiagent Self-Localization Using Bearing Only Measurements,” in Proc. 52nd IEEE Conf. on Decision and Control, Florence, Italy, 2013, pp. 2157-2162.

[C2] M. Ye, C. Yu and B. D.O. Anderson, “Model-Independent Rendezvous of Euler-Lagrange Agents on Directed Networks,” in Proc. 54th IEEE Conf. on Decision and Control, Osaka, Japan, 2015, pp.3499-3505.

[C3] M. Ye, B. D.O. Anderson and C. Yu, “A Variable Gain Model-Independent Algorithm for Rendezvous of Euler-Lagrange Agents on Directed Networks,” in Australian Control Conference, Newcastle, Australia, 2016, pp.153-158.

[C4] M. Ye, B. D.O. Anderson and C. Yu, “Model-Independent Trajectory Tracking of Euler-Lagrange Agents on Directed Networks,” in Proc. 55th IEEE Conf. on Decision and Control, Las Vegas, USA, 2016, pp. 6921-6927.

[C5] Q. Liu, M. Ye, J. Qin and C. Yu, “Event-Based Leader-Follower Consensus for Multiple Euler-Lagrange Systems with Parametric Uncertainties,” in Proc. 55th IEEE Conf. on Decision and Control, Las Vegas, USA, 2016, pp. 2240-2246.

[C6] L. Zhang, M. Ye, B. D.O. Anderson, P. Sarunic and H. Hmam, “Cooperative Localisation of UAVs in a GPS-denied Environment Using Bearing Measurements,” in Proc. 55th IEEE Conf. on Decision and Control, Las Vegas, USA, 2016, pp. 4320-4326.

[C7] M. Ye, J. Liu, B. D.O. Anderson, C. Yu and T. Başar, “On the Analysis of the DeGroot-Friedkin Model with Dynamic Relative Interaction Matrices,” in 20th IFAC World Congress, pp. 12408-12413, Toulouse, France, 2017

[C8] Q. Liu, M. Ye, Z. Sun, J. Qin and C. Yu, “Coverage Control of Unicycle Agents Under Constant Speed Constraints,” in 20th IFAC World Congress, pp. 2526-2531, Toulouse, France, 2017

[C9] J. Russell, M. Ye, B. D.O. Anderson, H. Hmam and P. Sarunic, “Cooperative Localisation of a GPS-Denied UAV in 3-Dimensional Space Using Direction of Arrival Measurements,” in 20th IFAC World Congress, pp. 8291-8296, Toulouse, France, 2017

[C10] M. Ye, J. Liu, B. D.O. Anderson, C. Yu and T. Başar, “Modification of Social Dominance in Social Networks by Selective Adjustment of Interpersonal Weights” to appear in the 56th IEEE Conf. on Decision and Control, Melbourne, Australia, arXiv: https://arxiv.org/abs/1703.03166

[C11] M.H. Trinh, M. Ye, B. D.O. Anderson and H.-S. Ahn, “Matrix-Weighted Consensus With Leader-Following Topologies” to appear in Asian Control Conference 2017

 

Under Review

[R1] M. Ye, J. Liu, B. D.O. Anderson, C. Yu and T. Başar, “Evolution of Social Power in Social Networks with Dynamic Topology” submitted to IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (regular journal paper), arXiv: https://arxiv.org/abs/1705.09756

[R2] M. Ye, B. D.O. Anderson and C. Yu, “Leader Tracking of Euler-Lagrange Agents on Directed Switching Networks Using A Model-Independent Algorithm,” submitted to IEEE Transactions on Control of Networked Systems (regular journal paper)

[R3] Q. Liu, M. Ye, J. Qin and C. Yu, “Event-Triggered Algorithms for Leader-Follower Consensus of Networked Euler-Lagrange Agents,” submitted to IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems (regular journal paper): arXiv: https://arxiv.org/abs/1705.07305

[R4] J. Liu, M. Ye, B. D.O. Anderson, T. Başar, A. Nedić, “Discrete-Time Polar Opinion Dynamics,” submitted to American Control Conference 2018 (regular conference paper), arXiv: https://arxiv.org/abs/1709.07121

[R5] B. D.O. Anderson, M. Ye, “Nonlinear Mapping Convergence and Application to Social Networks,” submitted to European Control Conference 2018 (regular conference paper), arXiv: https://arxiv.org/abs/1709.08840 

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