Professor Jie Bao has been awarded another ARC's Discovery Projects grant starting 2024. The project entitled Big Data-based Distributed Control using a Behavioural Systems Framework. With Industry 4.0 turning into reality, industrial processes are becoming distributed cyber-physical systems which generate, process, store and communicate large amounts of data. Using the behavioural systems framework, this project aims to develop a novel distributed control approach for complex processes directly based on big process data. A new model-free framework will be developed to represent and analyse the process/controller networks and interaction effects, and determine the feasibility of desired control performance under distributed control. Novel big data-based distributed control designs will be developed by extending the dissipativity, contraction and differential dissipativity conditions for behavioural systems. This is Professor Bao’s 12th ARC Discovery Projects/Large grant.