In this webinar, Dr. Leonid Fridman, Professor of Control at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), focused on the logic of the evolution of sliding mode control. He revisited two main approaches to the first-order sliding mode design and discussed the second-order discontinuous sliding mode control algorithms and their specific features. Further, Dr. Fridman presented super-twisting algorithm as a first continuous sliding mode controller, and explain the idea of homogeneity-based design of arbitrary order sliding mode controllers. He will also demonstrate the advantages of continuous arbitrary order sliding mode controllers and illustrate the properties of the main sliding mode algorithms with videos of various experiments.
Leonid M. Fridman received an M.S. degree in mathematics from Kuibyshev (Samara) State University, Samara, Russia, in 1976, a Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics from the Institute of Control Science, Moscow, Russia, in 1988, and a Dr. Sc. degree in control science from Moscow State University of Mathematics and Electronics, Moscow, Russia, in 1998. From 1976 to 1999, he was with the Department of Mathematics, Samara State Architecture & Civil Engineering University. From 2000 to 2002, he was with the Department of Postgraduate Study and Investigations at the Chihuahua Institute of Technology, Chihuahua, Mexico. In 2002, he joined the Department of Control Engineering and Robotics, Division of Electrical Engineering of Engineering Faculty at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico.His research interest includes variable structure systems. He has co-authored and has been a Co-Editor for 11 books and 17 special issues devoted to the sliding mode control. In 2014-2018 he served as a Chair of TC on Variable Structure and Sliding Mode Control of IEEE Control Systems Society. He was a recipient of a Scopus prize for the best cited Mexican Scientists in Mathematics and Engineering and the best researcher of UNAM in exact science. Prof. Fridman served and serves as an associated editor in different leading journals of control theory and applied mathematics. He was working as an invited professor in more than 20 universities and research laboratories of Argentina, Australia, Austria, China, France, Germany, Italy, Israel, and Spain. Actually, Professor Fridman is also an International Chair of INRIA, France, and a High-Level Foreign Expert of Ministry of Education of China.