Graduate Seminar Series:ME 691

Author: DJ Wilkinson
Event Date: September 18, 2014
Speaker: Graham C. Goodwin
BSc, BE, PhD, FRS, FIEEE, Hon.FIE.Aust., FTSE, FAA,
Director, ARC, Centre of Excellence for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control
Speaker Affiliation: The University of New Castle
Time: 4:30-5:30 PM
Location: ME 1061
Contact Name: DJ Wilkinson
Contact Phone: 765-494-2689
Contact Email: djwilkin@purdue.edu
Open To: Faculty and Graduate Students
Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control
Gracam C. Goodwin, BSc, BE, PhD, FRS, FIEEE, Hon.FIE.Aust., FTSE, FAA, Director of ARC Centre of Excellence for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control
Towards an Artificial Pancreas for Type 1 Diabetes: Control Theory Implications and Practical Issues

Abstract:

     Diabetes is a major health issue in the world. Over 8% of Americans suffer from some form of diabetes and approximately 10% of these have Type 1 diabetes. The usual treatment for these patients is to externally apply insulin so as to lower blood glucose levels. Prolonged high blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia) can lead to long term health issues including cardiovascular disease and blindness. Extremely low blood glucose levels (hypoglycemia) can lead to coma and even death.

     Due to the central importance of diabetes as a public health issue, there has been substantial effort aimed at improving treatment options. In recent years, continuous blood glucose measurements (CGM) and insulin infusion pumps (IIP) have been developed. The availability of these devices has led to the possibility of autonomous closed loop control of blood glucose levels by interconnecting a CGM and an IIP via a computer based control algorithm. This is commonly termed an “Artificial Pancreas”.

     The talk will emphasise control issues associated with the development of an Artificial Pancreas.

Biography:

     Graham Goodwin received B.Sc., B.E. and Ph.D. from the University of New South Wales. In 2010 he was awarded the IEEE Control Systems Field Award and in 2013 he received the Rufus T. Oldenburger Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He was twice awarded the International Federation of Automatic Control Best Engineering Text Book. He is a Fellow of IEEE; an Honorary Fellow of Institute of Engineers, Australia; a Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science; a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology, Science and Engineering; a Member of the International Statistical Institute; a Fellow of the Royal Society, London and a Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. He holds Honorary Doctorates from Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden and the Technion Israel. He is the co-author of nine books, four edited books, and several hundred papers. Graham is a Distinguished Professor at Harbin Institute of Technology (China), Northwestern University (China), Zhengzhou University (China) and Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (Chile). He holds 16 International Patents covering rolling mill technology, telecommunications, mine planning and mineral exploration.