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)

ANU 3 Minute Thesis Final Speech: I presented a short speech to a general audience on some of the potential applications and impacts of my research on social network analysis (the ideas draw from the 2017 CDC paper).

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
  • Localisation of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) using bearing-only measurements and in GPS-denied environments (Australian Defence project)
  • Consensus and synchronisation
    • Model-independent coordination of Euler-Lagrange agents
    • Event-based multi-agent coordination

If you are interested in working on the above topics, please send me an email.

Peer reviewed journal papers

[J1] M. Ye, J. Liu, B. D.O. Anderson, C. Yu and T. Başar, “Evolution of Social Power in Social Networks with Dynamic Topology” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, accepted (regular journal paper), https://doi.org/10.1109/TAC.2018.2805261

[J2] Q. Liu, M. Ye, J. Qin and C. Yu, “Event-Triggered Algorithms for Leader-Follower Consensus of Networked Euler-Lagrange Agents,” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, https://doi.org/10.1109/TSMC.2017.2772820

[J3] 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

[J4] 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

 

Peer reviewed conference papers

[C1] B. D.O. Anderson, and M. Ye, “Beyond consensus and polarization: complex social phenomena in social networks,” to appear in Chinese Control Conference, Wuhan, China, 2018

[C2] M. H. Trinh, B.-H. Lee, M. Ye, and H.-S. Ahn, “Bearing-based Formation Control and Network Localization via Global Orientation Estimation”, to appear in 2nd IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2018.

[C3] B. D.O. Anderson, and M. Ye, “Nonlinear Mapping Convergence and Application to Social Networks,” to appear in European Control Conference, Limassol, Cyprus, 2018

[C4] 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” in the 56th IEEE Conf. on Decision and Control, pp. 2906-2911, Melbourne, Australia, 2017.

[C5] M. H. Trinh, M. Ye, B. D.O. Anderson and H.-S. Ahn, “Matrix-Weighted Consensus With Leader-Following Topologies” in Asian Control Conference, pp. 1795-1800, Gold Coast, Australia, 2017

[C6] 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

[C7] 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

[C8] 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

[C9] 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.

[C10] 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.

[C11] 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.

[C12] 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.

[C13] 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.

[C14] 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.
 

 

Extended abstracts
 
[E1] M.Ye, J. Liu, and B. D.O. Anderson, “Opinion Dynamics with State-Dependent Susceptibility to Influence”, to appear in 23rd International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, Hong Kong, 2018
 
[E2] S. Kawamura, K. Cai, and M. Ye, “Tight Bound on Parameter of Surplus-Based Averaging Algorithm over Balanced Digraphs”, to appear in 23rd International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, Hong Kong, 2018

 

Under review

[R1] M.Ye, Y. Qin, A. Govaert, B. D.O. Anderson, and M. Cao, “Discrepancies in Expressed and Private Opinions Arise Due to Stubbornness and Pressure to Conform,” submitted to Nature Human Behaviour

[R2] M. Ye, M. H. Trinh, Y.-H. Lim, B. D.O. Anderson, and H.-S. Ahn, “Continuous-Time Opinion Dynamics on Multiple Interdependent Topics”, submitted to Automatica (regular paper)

[R3] J. Russell, M. Ye, B. D.O. Anderson, H. Hmam and P. Sarunic, “Cooperative Localisation of GPS-Denied UAVs Using Direction-of-Arrival Measurements,” submitted to IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems (regular journal paper).

[R4] 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)

[R5] M. Ye, J. Liu and B. D.O. Anderson, “On the Effects of Heterogeneous Logical Interdependencies in Multi-Dimensional Opinion Dynamics Models,” submitted to IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2018 (regular conference paper).

[R6] J. Liu, M. Ye, B. D.O. Anderson, Tamer Basar, and Angelia Nedic “Discrete-Time Polar Opinion Dynamics with Heterogeneous Individuals”, submitted to IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2018 (regular conference paper).

[R7] M. H. Trinh, B.-H. Lee, M. Ye, H.-S. Ahn, “Bearing-based Formation Control and Network Localization via Global Orientation Estimation”, submitted to 2nd IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications (regular conference paper)

[R8] S. Kawamura, K. Cai, M. Ye, and Z. Lin “Tight Bound on Parameter of Surplus-Based Averaging Algorithm over Balanced Digraphs”, submitted to International Journal of Control 

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