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Applied Fractional Calculus Workshop Series at MESA Lab, UC Merced

This page documents our AFC (Applied Fractional Calculus) Workshop Series at UC Merced since April 2014. Previously we had over 200 documents talks on various apsects in AFC at Utah State University here.

Please check our AFC homepage for news/activities at ( You are welcome to check our old AFC page at Utah State University)


  • 04/21/2014.
  • 05/05/2014.
  • 05/19/2014.
  • 06/02/2014. Fractional Calculus Day at UC Merced 2014 Edition cum The Fourth AFC Workshop @ MESA LAB @ UC MERCED - flyer.doc.
    • Dr. YangQuan Chen (10min) FC Day Introduction (PPT) [Event photos]
    • Dr. Yan Li (90 min) Recent developments in fractional-order dynamic systems: stability, control and optimization (Part-I and Part-II) ( (Invited speaker)
    • Dr. Ying Luo (45 min) Fractional Order Motion Control and Industrial Perspectives ( (Invited speaker)
    • Dr. Tomas Oppenheim (20min). Attention quantification and fractional calculus.
    • Yousef Naranjani (20min). Multi-objective optimal distributed order damping. (Invited speaker)
    • Dr. Jiacai Huang (20min). Motion control with human in the loop.
    • Dr. Xiaodong Sun (20min). Fractional Random Number Generators.
    • Dr. Guimei Zhang (20min). Fractional Order Image Processing: Multiview case.
    • Dr. Zhanbing Bai (20min). An Issue in Fractional Order Mechanics.
    • Dr. Zhigang Lian (20min). More optimal Levy search.
    • Jianxiong Cao (20min). Optimal spraying of fractional dynamic pest spreading in precision agriculture.
    • Yanan Qiu (20min). Fractional order friction compensation experiments.
    • Xiaobao Jia (20min). Occupancy engaged building energy efficiency: An overview.
    • Taizhi Lyu (20min). Hurst parameter of Hurst parameter series.
    • Zhuo Li (20min). Fractional order decoupler design.
    • Tiebiao Zhao (20min). Embedded RIOTS:A research roadmap.
    • Marwin Ko (20min). Human stress observer/estimator: A progress report.
    • Dr. YangQuan Chen (20min). Jitter dynamics, outlier’s data right and fractional calculus (PPT).
  • 06/16/2014.
    • Dr. YangQuan Chen. Comments on fractional calculus related papers at ACC2014  and ICRA2014.
    • Dr.  Tomas Oppenheim. CTRW Toolbox Tutorial (PPT).
    • Dr. Guimei Zhang. Multiview image stitching (PPT).
    • Dr. Jiacai Huang.  Mathematical models of human pilot behavior.
    • Dr. Zhanbing Bai. Montone iterative method for a class of fractional differential equations (PPT).
  • 06/30/2014. ICFDA2014 paper reading, roundtable discussion and personal research presentations.
    • Tomas Oppenheim. Main viewpoints of “Book of Extremes” and Why Fractional Calculus is the Tool (PPT).
    •  Dr. Guimei Zhang (PPT).
    •  Dr. Jiacai Huang (PPT).
    •  Dr. Xiaodong Sun (PPT).
    •  Dr. Zhigang Lian (PPT).
    •  Xiaobao Jia (PPT).
    •  Zhuo Li (PPT).
    •  Tiebiao Zhao (PPT).
  • 07/14/2014. Cancelled.
  • 07/28/2014.
    • Dr. Chen, QUO vadimus applied fractional calculus. (PPT)
    • Dr. Tomas Oppenheim (PPT).
    • Zhuo Li (PPT).
    • Niloufar Irannejad (PPT).
  • 08/11/2014. Prof. Igor Podlubny's visit.
    • Prof. Igor Podlubny, Fractional calculus and musical insruments: what is common?
    • Dr. Jiacai Huang, Human operator modeling using fractional calculus- old data with new interpretation.
    • Dr. Jiacai Huang, Applied fractional calculus related papers in China, a snap shot of 2014.
    • Jianxiong Cao, DRONE MATH-Optimal unmanned cropdusting for pest mangement:  the case of time-fractional, space-fractional and time-space fractional pest spreading dynamics.
    • Dr. Guimei Zhang, Fractional calculus and image processing.
    • Dr. Xiaodong Sun, Fractional calculus in sea clutter-A survey.
    • Dr. Yongli Song, Turing-Hopf bifurcations in the reaction-diffusion equations and its application to an autocatalysis model.
    • Yanan Qiu, Barrier Lyapunov Functions(BLF)-based output-constrained control for Brushless DC Motor with its application to ABS system.
    • Prof. Chen, What is new in Fall 2014 offering of ME 280 "Fractional Order Mechnics" @UC Merced.
  • 08/25/2014.
    • Dr. Zhigang Lian, Based on L´evy distribution searching scheme for the target and application to crashed flight.
    • Jianxiong Cao, Solving diffusion equations with two dimensional space variables from the prospective of control.
    • Yanan Qiu, Adaptive backstepping dynamic surface control for output constrained dynamic brushless DC motor. 
  • 09/08/2014. IFAC2014 paper reading, roundtable discussion and personal research presentations.
    • Dr. Chen, IFAC2014 trip sharing and research discussion.
    • Dr. Guimei Zhang (PPT).
    • Dr. Xiaodong Sun (PPT).
    • Xiaobao Jia (PPT).
    • Zhuo Li (PPT).
    • Yanan Qiu (PPT).
    • Tiebiao Zhao (PPT).
    • Jianxiong Cao (PPT).
  • 09/22/2014.
    • Prof. Liu (PPT).
    • Prof. Zhang (PPT).
    • Prof. Sun (PPT).


Group photo 04/21/2014 @ MESA Lab