Chief Scientist and Laboratory Fellow in control systems research with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Adjunct Professor, UW Civil Engineering School
Dr. Hong Wang received BSc, MEng and PhD degrees from Huainan University of Mining Engineering and Huazhong University of Science and Technology in the People’s Republic of China in 1982, 1984, and 1987, respectively. He then worked as a postdoc at Salford, Brunel and Southampton Universities between 1988 and 1992 in the United Kingdom.
He joined the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 1992 as a lecturer, and was then promoted to a senior lecturer in August, 1997, to a reader in August, 1999, and to a full chair professor in April, 2002. He had been the deputy head of the Paper Science Department and the director of the UMIST Control Systems Centre, and was a university senate member during his time in Manchester.
Dr. Wang joined PNNL in February, 2016, as a chief scientist and laboratory fellow working in the area of advanced modelling, control and optimization of complex dynamic systems. Dr. Wang is the lead author of five books and has published over 300 papers in international journals and conferences, and has been invited to give keynote/plenary talks at international conferences and workshops.
He originated the research on stochastic distribution control, where the main purpose of control input design is to make the shape of the output probability density functions to follow a targeted function. This area alone has found a wide spectrum of potential applications in modeling, data-mining, signal processing, optimization and distributed control systems design.