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.

Under review

  1. M.Ye, Y. Qin, A. Govaert, B. D.O. Anderson, and M. Cao, “An Influence Network Model to Study Discrepancies in Expressed and Private Opinions,” submitted to Automatica (regular paper). ArXiv extended version.
  2. 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). ArXiv extended version.
  3. 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. ArXiv.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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

Peer reviewed journal papers

  1. M. Ye, B. D.O. Anderson and C. Yu“Leader Tracking of Euler-Lagrange Agents on Directed Switching Networks Using A Model-Independent Algorithm,” to appear in IEEE Transactions on Control of Networked Systems. ArXiv extended version.
  2. 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, Early Access: https://doi.org/10.1109/TAC.2018.2805261
  3. 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, Early Access: https://doi.org/10.1109/TSMC.2017.2772820
  4. 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
  5. 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

  1. 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, July 2018
  2. 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, August 2018
  3. B. D.O. Anderson, and M. Ye, “Nonlinear Mapping Convergence and Application to Social Networks,” in European Control Conference, pp. 557-562, Limassol, Cyprus, June 2018.
  4. 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, December 2017.
  5. 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, December 2017
  6. 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, July 2017
  7. 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, July 2017
  8. 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, July 2017
  9. 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, December 2016, pp. 6921-6927.
  10. 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, December USA, 2016, pp. 2240-2246.
  11. 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, December USA, 2016, pp. 4320-4326.
  12. 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, December 2016, pp.153-158.
  13. 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, December 2015, pp.3499-3505.
  14. 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, December 2013, pp. 2157-2162.
 
Extended abstracts
  1.  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, July 2018
  2. 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, July 2018

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