Dr. Fumin Zhang
Professor,
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Georgia Institute of Technology,
Atlanta, GA 30332
T 404.385.2751
fumin@gatech.edu
http://users.ece.gatech.edu/~fumin/
APPOINTMENTS
Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA — 2017-present
Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA — 2013-2016
Tenured position in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA — 2007-2013
Tenure track position in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ — 2004-2007
Performed research in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Taught both
undergraduate and graduate courses.
E D U C AT I O N
University of Maryland, College Park
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
PhD
MS
BS
2004
1998
1995
H O N O R S A N D A WA R D S
Distinguished Lecturer on Cyber-Systems and Control, 2011
Awarded by Zhejiang University, China, for scholarly achievements in cyber-physical systems theory.
Roger P. Webb Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, 2011
Awarded by School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech, for academic achievements.
ONR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award, 2010
Awarded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for research in marine autonomy and environmental
modeling.
Lockheed Inspirational Young Faculty Award, 2010. Awarded by Georgia Tech for teaching and outreach activities performed at the Savannah Campus.
NSF CAREER Award, 2009
Awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research in the foundations of cyber-physical
systems theory.
GRANTS AND CONTRACTS
[1] ONR:Automation Middleware and Algorithms for Robotic Underwater Sensor Networks. June 1st,
2008-May 30th, 2011, single PI, amount: $298,979.
[2] NSF SGER: Feasible control tasks on battery powered embedded computers. September 1st, 2008August 31st, 2009, single PI, amount $74,998.
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[3] GT FRP: Research Focus Program in Amphibious Robotics. May 1st, 2008-April 30th, 2009, PI, amount
$15,000, total $30,000.
[4] ONR: Bio-Inspired Autonomous Control for Optimal Exploration and Exploitation in Marine
Environments. July 1st, 2009-June 30th, 2014, PI, amount $638,791, subcontract from Princeton
University.
[5] NSF CPS: MPSoC based Control and Scheduling Co-design for Battery Powered Cyber-Physical
System. September 1st, 2009-August 31st, 2012, PI, amount $225,000, total $450,000.
[6] NSF CAREER: Feasibility of Control Tasks-Towards Control-Computing-Power Co-design. September
1st, 2009-August 31st, 2014, Single PI, amount $400,000.
[7] ONR YIP: Generic Environment Models (GEMs) for Agile Marine Autonomy. June 1st, 2010-May 31st,
2013, Single PI, amount $510,000.
[8] NSF: Collaborative Research: Mechanisms of Nutrient Input at the Shelf Margin Supporting Persistent
Winter Phytoplankton Blooms Downstream of the Charleston Bump. October 15th, 2010-October 14th,
2013, PI, amount $112,238, subcontract from Skidaway Institute of Oceanography.
[9] NSF: Collaborative Research: RAPID: Autonomous Control and Sensing Algorithms for Surveying the
Impacts of Oil Spills on Coastal Environments. August 15th, 2010-August 14th, 2011, Co-PI, amount
$50,441, total, $100,000.
[10] Exelis Inc.: Tools, Languages and Methods for Distributed Systems Coordination. August 16th, 2012June 30th, 2014, PI, amount $120,000.
[11] NASA JPL: Maximization of Data Rate in a Free Space Optical Communication System. November 1st,
2013-June 30th, 2014, PI, amount $42,028.
[12] NSF: Collaborative Research: Bio-inspired Collaborative Sensing with Novel Gliding Robotic Fish.
June 16th, 2013-June 15th, 2016. Co-PI, amount $242,676, total, $500,000.
[13] NSF: Collaborative Research: Robustness of Networked Model Predictive Control under Scheduling
Constraints. Sept 1st, 2014-August 31st, 2017, Co-PI, amount $280,072, total 500,000.
[14] ONR: Bio-Inspired Scalable Collaboration of Autonomous Vehicles that Sense, Learn and Decide. July
1st, 2014-June 30th, 2018, Subcontracting from Princeton University, PI, amount $569,500.
[15] NSF: Collaborative Research: Collaborative Research: Processes driving Exchange At Cape Hatteras
(PEACH). April 1st, 2016-March 31st, 2020, Subcontract from University of Georgia, PI, amount $224,369.
[16] ONR: Scanning the Ocean with Motion Tomography. June 1st, 2016-May 30th, 2019, PI, amount
$450,000.
[17] Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA): Regional Glider Observatory
NOAA/IOOS. July 1st, 2016-June 30th, 2021, Co-PI, amount (20%) $103,160.
S C H O L A R LY A C C O M P L I S H M E N T S
Journal Publications:
[1] F. Zhang and P. S. Krishnaprasad, “Co-ordinated Orbit Transfer of Satellite Clusters,” Astrodynamics,
Space Missions, and Chaos, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1017:112-137, 2004. CURRICULUM VITAE: Dr. Fumin Zhang, fumin@gatech.edu, (912)247-5459
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[2] F. Zhang and N. E. Leonard, “Coordinated Patterns of Unit Speed Particles on a Closed Curve,” Systems
& Control Letters 56(6): 397-407, 2007.
[3] F. Zhang, D. M. Fratantoni, D. Paley, J. Lund and N.E. Leonard, “Control of Coordinated Patterns for
Ocean Sampling,” International Journal of Control 80(7): 1186-1199, 2007.
[4] D. Paley, F. Zhang, and N. E. Leonard, “Cooperative Control for Ocean Sampling: The Glider
Coordinated Control System,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 16(4): 735-744, 2008.
[5] J. Kim, F. Zhang, and M. Egerstedt, “Curve Tracking Control for Autonomous Vehicles with Rigidly
Mounted Range Sensors,” Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 56(1-2): 177-197, 2009.
[6] F. Zhang and N. E. Leonard, “Cooperative Control and Filtering for Cooperative Exploration,” IEEE
Transactions on Automatic Control, 55(3): 650-663, 2010.
[7] F. Zhang, “Geometric Cooperative Control of Particle Formations,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic
Control, 55(3): 800-803, 2010.
[8] J. Kim, F. Zhang, and M. Egerstedt, “A Provably Complete Exploration Strategy by Constructing Voronoi
Diagrams,” Autonomous Robots 29(3): 367-380, 2010.
[9] N. E. Leonard, D. A. Paley, R. E. Davis, D. M. Fratantoni, F. Lekien, and F. Zhang “Coordinated Control
of an Underwater Glider Fleet in an Adaptive Ocean Sampling Field Experiment in Monterey Bay,” Journal
of Field Robotics 27(6): 718-740, 2010.
[10] W. Wu and F. Zhang, “Cooperative Exploration of Level Surfaces of Three Dimensional Scalar Fields,”
Automatica, the IFAC Journal 47(9): 2044-2051, 2011.
[11] M. Malisoff, F. Mazenc, and F. Zhang, “Stability and Robustness Analysis for Curve Tracking Control
using Input-to-State Stability,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 57(5):1320-1326, 2012.
[12] H. Yang and F. Zhang, “Robust Control of Formation Dynamics for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
in Horizontal Plane,” ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, 134(3): 031009 (7 pages),
2012.
[13] W. Wu and F. Zhang, “Robust Cooperative Exploration with a Switching Strategy,” IEEE Transactions on
Robotics, 28(4):828-839, 2012.
[14] S. Zhang, J. Yu, A. Zhang, and F. Zhang, “Spiraling Motion of Underwater Gliders: Modeling, Analysis,
and Experimental Results,” Ocean Engineering, 60: 1-13, 2013.
[15] J. Yu, F. Zhang, A. Zhang, W. Jin, and Y. Tian, “Motion Parameter Optimization and Sensor Scheduling
for the Sea-Wing Underwater Glider,” IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 38(2):243-254, 2013.
[16] W. Wu and F. Zhang, “A Switching Strategy for Target Tracking by Mobile Sensing Agents,” Journal of
Communications, 8(1):47-54, 2013.
[17] F. Zhang, Z. Shi, and S. Mukhopadhyay, “Robustness Analysis of Battery Supported Cyber-Physical
Systems,” ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, 12(3):69.1-27, 2013.
[18] M. Malisoff and F. Zhang, “Adaptive Control for Curve Tracking under Controller Uncertainty,”
Automatica, the IFAC Journal, 49(5):1411-1418, 2013.
[19] H. Yang, C. Wang and F. Zhang, “A Decoupled Controller Design Approach for Formation Control of
Autonomous Underwater Vehicles with Time Delays,” IET Control Theory & Applications,7(15):1950-1958,
2013.
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[20] K. Szwaykowska and F. Zhang, “Trend and Bounds for Error Growth in Controlled Lagrangian Particle
Tracking,” IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 39(1): 10-25, 2014.
[21] S. Mukhopadhyay and F. Zhang, “A High-Gain Adaptive Observer for Detecting Li-Ion Battery
Terminal Voltage Collapse,” Automatica, the IFAC Journal, 50(3): 896-902, 2014.
[22] F. Zhang, Fumin Zhang, and X-B. Tan, “Tail-enabled Spiraling Maneuver for Gliding Robotic Fish,”
ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, 136(4): 041028, 2014.
[23] C. Wang, F. Zhang, and D. Schaefer, “Dynamic Modeling of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle,”
Springer Journal of Marine Science and Technology, 20(2):199-212, 2015.
[24] D. Chang, C. R. Edwards, and F. Zhang, “Real-Time Guidance of Underwater Gliders Assisted by
Predictive Ocean Models,” Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 32(3):562-578, 2015.
[25] F. Zhang, G. Marani, R. N. Smith, and H. T. Choi, “Future Trends in Marine Robotics,” IEEE Robotics
and Automation Magazine, 22(1):14-122, 2015.
[26] M. Malisoff and F. Zhang, “Robustness of Adaptive Control under Time Delays for Three-Dimensional
Curve Tracking,” SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, 53(4):2203-2236, 2015.
[27] X. Wang, Z. Shi, F. Zhang and Y. Wang, “Dynamic Real-time Scheduling for Human-agent
Collaboration Systems Based on Mutual Trust,” Cyber-Physical Systems, 1(2-4):76-90, 2015.
[28] W. Wu and F. Zhang, “A Speeding-up and Slowing-down Strategy for Distributed Source Seeking
with Robustness Analysis,” IEEE Transactions on Control of Networked Systems, 3(3):231-240, 2016.
[29] Z. Chen, J. Yu, A. Zhang, and F. Zhang, “Design and Analysis of Folding Propulsion Mechanism for
Hybrid-Driven Underwater Gliders,” Ocean Engineering, 119:125-134, 2016.
[30] F. Zhang, “Cyber-Maritime Cycle: Autonomy of Marine Robots for Ocean Sensing”, Foundations and
Trends in Robotics, 5(1): 1-115, 2016.
[31] M. Malisoff, R. Sizemore, and F. Zhang, “Adaptive Planar Curve Tracking Control and Robustness
Analysis under State Constraints and Unknown Curvature,” Automatica, 75(1):133-143, 2017.
[32] J. P. Varnell, M. Malisoff and F. Zhang, “Stability and Robustness Analysis for Human Pointing Motions
with Acceleration under Feedback Delays,” International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control,
27(5)703-721, 2017.
[33] D. Chang, W. Wu, C. R. Edwards, and F. Zhang, “Motion Tomography: Mapping Flow Fields Using
Autonomous Underwater Vehicles,” International Journal of Robotics Research, Letter of acceptance received
April 6, 2016.
[34] Z. Shi and F. Zhang, “Model Predictive Control under Timing Constraints induced by Controller Area
Networks,” Real Time Systems, 53(2):196-227, 2017.
Book Chapters
[1] F. Zhang, E. W. Justh, and P. S. Krishnaprasad, "Boundary Tracking and Obstacle Avoidance Using
Gyroscopic Control," Recent Trends in Dynamical Systems, Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics.
Volume 35, 417-446, 2013.
[2] D. Chang, X. Liang, W. Wu, C. R. Edwards, and F. Zhang, "Real-Time Modeling of Ocean Currents for
Navigating Underwater Glider Sensing Networks," Cooperative Robots and Sensor Networks, Studies in
Computational Intelligence, Volume 507, 61-75, 2014.
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[3] S. Mukhopadhyay, C. Wang, M. Patterson, M. Malisoff, and F. Zhang, "Collaborative Autonomous Surveys
in Marine Environments Affected by Oil Spills," Cooperative Robots and Sensor Networks, Studies in
Computational Intelligence, Volume 554, 87-113, 2014.
[4] Y. Wang, Z. Shi, C. Wang, and F. Zhang, "Human-Robot Mutual Trust in (Semi)autonomous Underwater
Robots," Cooperative Robots and Sensor Networks, Studies in Computational Intelligence, Volume 554,
115-137, 2014.
[5] Z. Shi, N. Yao, and F. Zhang, "Scheduling Feasibility of Energy Management in Micro-grids Based on
Significant Moment Analysis,"in Cyber-Physical Systems: Foundations, Principles and Applications, edited by H.
Song, D. B. Rawat, S. Jeschke and C. Brecher, 431-450, Elseiver, 2017.
Patents
[1] S. Mukhopadhyay and F. Zhang, “Battery Failure Detection Using Universal Adaptive Stabilization,”
Provisional patent (61/567,903) filed on December 7th, 2011.
Edited Books
[1] Y. Wang and F. Zhang (edit), Trends in Control and Decision-Making for Human–Robot Collaboration Systems,
Springer, in print, 2016.
Computer Science Premium Conferences
[1] F. Zhang, K. Szwaykowska, V. Mooney, and W. Wolf, “Task Scheduling for Control Oriented
Requirements for Cyber-Physical Systems,” in Proc. of IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS 2008),
47-56, 2008.
[2] X. Liang, W. Wu, D. Chang, F. Zhang, “Real-time Modelling of Tidal Current for Navigating Underwater
Glider Sensing Networks,” Procedia Computer Science, 10:1121-1126, 2012.
[3] Z. Shi, and F. Zhang, “An Analytical Model of the CAN Bus for Online Schedulability Test,” in Proc. of
the 3rd Analytic Virtual Integration of Cyber-Physical Systems Workshop (AVICPS), held in conjunction with the
33rd IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS2012), Puerto Rico, 2012.
[4] Z. Shi and F. Zhang, “Predicting Time-Delays under Real-time Scheduling for Linear Model Predictive
Control,” in Proc. 2013 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communication Workshops: the
International Workshop on Cyber-Physical System(CPS) and Its Computing and Network Design, 205-209, 2012.
[5] W. Wu, D. Chang, and F. Zhang, “Glider CT: Reconstructing Flow Fields from Predicted Motion of
Underwater Gliders, ” in Proc. the 8th ACM International Conference on Underwater Networks & Systems,
Article no. 47, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2013.
[6 ]S. Liu, J. Yu, A. Zhang and F. Zhang, “Cooperative Path Planning for Networked Gliders under Weak
Communication,” in Proc. the 9th ACM International Conference on Underwater Networks & Systems, Article
no. 5, Rome, Italy, 2014.
[7]W. Wu, A. Song, P. Varnell and F. Zhang, “Cooperatively Mapping of the Underwater Acoustic Channel
by Robot Swarms,” in Proc. the 9th ACM International Conference on Underwater Networks & Systems, Article
no. 20, Rome, Italy, 2014.
[8] S. Cho, and F. Zhang, “Localization of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Incorporating Flow Models
and Acoustic Detection,” in Proceedings of the 10th ACM International Conference on Underwater Networks and
Systems (WuWNet'15), Article no. 34, Washington DC, USA, October 22-24, 2015.
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[9] S. Cho, and F. Zhang, “An adaptive control law for controlled Lagrangian particle tracking,” in
Proceedings of the 11th ACM International Conference on Underwater Networks and Systems (WuWNet'16),
Article no. 11, Shanghai, China, October 24-26, 2016.
Engineering Conferences
[1] F. Zhang, J. Chen, Z. Wang, and Y. Han, “Fault Recognition of A 20 MVAR Statcom Main Circuit Using
Artificial Neural Network,” in Proc. 33rd Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (IECEC 98)-98I164, 1998.
[2] F. Zhang and P. S. Krishnaprasad, “Coordinated Orbit Transfer of Satellite Clusters,” in Proc. of 41st
IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2002), 4095-4100, 2002.
[3] F. Zhang and P. S. Krishnaprasad, “Formation Dynamics under a Class of Control Laws,” in Proc. of 2002
American Control Conference (ACC 2002), 1678-1685, 2002.
[4] F. Zhang, M. Goldgeier, and P. S. Krishnaprasad, “Control of Small Formations using Shape
Coordinates,” in Proc. of 2003 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2003),
2510-2515, 2003.
[5] F. Zhang, A. O’Connor, D. Luebke, and P.S. Krishnaprasad, “Experimental Study of Curvature-based
Control Laws for Obstacle Avoidance,” in Proc. of 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and
Automation (ICRA 2004), 3849-3854, 2004.
[6] F. Zhang, E. Justh, and P. S. Krishnaprasad, “Boundary Following using Gyroscopic Control,” in Proc.
of 43rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2004), 5204-5209, 2004.
[7] F. Zhang, and N. E. Leonard, “Generating Contour Plots Using Multiple Sensor Platforms,” in Proc. of
2005 IEEE Swarm Intelligence Symposium (SIS 2005), 309-316, 2005.
[8] P. Bhatta, E. Fiorelli, F. Lekien, N. E. Leonard, D. A. Paley, F. Zhang, R. Bachmayer, R. E. Davis, D. M.
Fratantoni, and R. Sepulchre, “Coordination of an Underwater Glider Fleet for Adaptive Ocean Sampling,”
in Proc. Int. Workshop on Underwater Robotics for Sustainable Management of Marine Ecosystems and
Environmental Monitoring, 61–69, 2005.
[9] F. Zhang and N. E. Leonard, “Coordinated Patterns on Smooth Curves,” in Proc. of 2006 IEEE
International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC 2006), 434-439, 2006.
[10] F. Zhang, “Curve Tracking Control for Legged Locomotion,” in Proc. of 2007 American Control Conference
(ACC 2007), 2836-2841, 2007.
[11] F. Zhang, “Cooperative Shape Control of Particle Formations,” in Proc. of 46th IEEE Conference on
Decision and Control (CDC 2007), 2516-2521, 2007.
[12] F. Zhang, E. Fiorelli, and N. E. Leonard, “Exploring Scalar Fields Using Multiple Sensor Platforms:
Tracking Level Curves,” in Proc. of 46th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2007), 3579-3584, 2007.
[13] F. Zhang and N. E. Leonard, “A Controller Design Method Under Infrequent, Asynchronous Sensing.”
Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4416: 790-794, Springer, 2007.
[14] F. Zhang and S. Haq, “Boundary Following by Robot Formations without GPS,” in Proc. of 2008
International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2008), 152-157, 2008.
[15] F. Zhang and N.E. Leonard, “Cooperative Kalman Filters for Cooperative Exploration,” in Proc. of 2008
American Control Conference (ACC 2008), 2654-2659, 2008.
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[16] J. Kim, F. Zhang, and M. Egerstedt, “Curve Tracking Control for Autonomous Vehicles with Rigidly
Mounted Range Sensors,” in Proc. of 47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2008), 5036-5041,
2008.
[17] F. Zhang, Z. Shi, and W. Wolf, “A Dynamic Battery Model for Co-design in Cyber-physical systems,” in
Proc. of 2nd International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems (WCPS 2009), 51-56, 2009.
[18] K. Szwaykowska, F. Zhang, and W. Wolf, “Tracking Performance under Time Delay and Asynchronicity
in Distributed Camera Systems,” in Proc. of American Control Conferences (ACC 2009), 4886-4891, 2009.
[19] J. Kim, F. Zhang, and M. Egerstedt, “An Exploration Strategy based on Construction of Voronoi
Diagrams,” in Proc.48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2009), 7024-7029, 2009.
[20] F. Zhang, and Z. Shi, “Optimal and Adaptive Battery Discharge Strategies for Cyber-Physical Systems,”
in Proc.48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2009), 6232-6237, 2009.
[21] J. Kim, F. Zhang and M. Egerstedt, “Simultaneous Cooperative Exploration and Networking Based on
Voronoi Diagrams,” in Proc. 2009 IFAC Workshop on Networked Robotics, 1-6, 2009.
[22] H. Yang and F. Zhang, “Geometric Formation Control for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles,” in Proc.
2010 IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2010), 4288-4293, 2010.
[23] W. Wu and F. Zhang, “Curvature Based Cooperative Exploration of Three Dimensional Scalar Fields,”
in Proc. 2010 American Control Conferences (ACC 2010), 2909-2915, 2010.
[24] J. Kim, F. Zhang and M. Egerstedt, “Battery Level Estimation for Mobile Agents Under Communication
Constraints,” in Proc. 3rd IEEE International Conference on Sensor Networks, Ubiquitous, and Trustworthy
Computing (SUTC 2010), 291-295, 2010.
[25] W. Wu and F. Zhang, “A Switching Strategy for Robust Cooperative Exploration,” in Proc.49th IEEE
Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2010), 5493-5498, 2010.
[26] K. Szwaykowska and F. Zhang, “A Lower Bound for Controlled Lagrangian Particle Tracking Error, ” in
Proc.49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2010), 4353-4358, 2010.
[27] H. Yang and F. Zhang, “Robust Control of Horizontal Formation Dynamics for Autonomous
Underwater Vehicles,” in Proc. 2011 IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2011), 3364-3369,
2011.
[28] S. Zhang, J. Yu, A. Zhang, and F. Zhang, “Steady Three Dimensional Gliding Motion of an Underwater
Glider,” in Proc. 2011 IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2011), 2392-2397, 2011.
[29] W. Wu and F. Zhang, “Experimental Validation of Source Seeking with a Switching Strategy,” in Proc.
2011 IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2011), 3835-3840, 2011.
[30] M. Malisoff, F. Mazenc, and F. Zhang, “Input-to-State Stability for Curve Tracking Control: A
Constructive Approach,” in Proc. 2011 American Control Conference (ACC 2011), 1984-1989, 2011.
[31] D. Chang, F. Zhang, and M. West, “Diagnosis and Prognosis of Scrubber Faults for Underwater
Rebreathers based on Stochastic Event Models,” in Proc. 2011 IEEE International Conference on Prognostics
and Health Management (PHM 2011), 2011.
[32] K. Szwaykowska and F. Zhang, “A Lower Bound on Navigation Error for Marine Robots Guided by
Ocean Circulation Models,” in Proc. 2011 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
(IROS 2011), 3583-3588, 2011.
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[33] J. Kim, S. Maxon, M. Egerstedt, and F. Zhang, “Intruder Capturing Game on a Topological Map Assisted
by Information Networks,” in Proc. 2011 IEEE International Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2011),
6266-6271, 2011.
[34] W. Wu and F. Zhang, “Explorability of Noisy Scalar Fields,” in Proc. 50th IEEE International Conference
on Decision and Control (CDC 2011), 6439-6444, 2011.
[35] M. Malisoff and F. Zhang, “Adaptive Controllers and Robustness Analysis for Curve Tracking with
Unknown Control Gains,” in Proc. 2012 American Control Conference (ACC 2012), 344-349, 2012. [36] W. Wu, I. D. Couzin, and F. Zhang, “Bio-inspired Source Seeking with no Explicit Gradient
Estimation” in Proc. 3rd IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems
(NecSys’12), 240-245, 2012.
[37] F-T. Zhang, F. Zhang, and X-B. Tan, “Steady Spiraling Motion of Gliding Robotic Fish,” in Proc. 2012
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2012), 1754-1759, 2012.
[38] S. Mukhopadhyay, C. Wang, S. Bradshaw, S. Maxon, M. Patterson, and F. Zhang, “Controller
Performance of Marine Robots in Reminiscent Oil Surveys,” in Proc. 2012 IEEE/RSJ International
Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2012), 1766-1771, 2012.
[39] W. Wu and F. Zhang, “Coherent Steps of Mobile Sensing Agents in Gaussian Scalar Fields,” in Proc.
51st IEEE International Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2012), 2814-2819, 2012.
[40] S. Mukhopadhyay and F. Zhang, “Adaptive Detection of Terminal Voltage Collapses for Li-Ion
Batteries,” in Proc. 51st IEEE International Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2012), 4799-4804, 2012.
[41] D. Chang, W. Wu, D. Webster, M. Weissburg, and F. Zhang, “A Bio-inspired Plume Tracking Algorithm
for Mobile Sensing Swarms in Turbulent Flow,” in Proc. 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and
Automation (ICRA 2013), 921-926, May, 2013.
[42] K. Szwaykowska and F. Zhang, "Controlled Lagrangian Particle Tracking Error Under Biased Flow
Prediction," in Proc. 2013 American Control Conference (ACC 2013), 2581-2586, June, 2013.
[43] H. Yang, C. Wang, and F. Zhang, “Robust Geometric Formation Control of Multiple Autonomous
Underwater Vehicles with Time Delays,” in Proc. 2013 American Control Conference (ACC 2013), June,
1382-1387, 2013.
[44] M. Malisoff and F. Zhang, "Robustness of a Class of Three-Dimensional Curve Tracking Control Laws
under Time Delays and Polygonal State Constraints," Proc. 2013 American Control Conference (ACC 2013),
5710-5715, June, 2013.
[45] W. Wu, F. Zhang, and Y. Wardi, "Energy-Information Tradeoffs in Motion and Sensing for Target
Localization," Proc. of 2013 European Control Conference (ECC 2013), 1250-1255, July, 2013.
[46] P. Varnell and F. Zhang, "Dissipativity-Based Teleoperation with Time-Varying Communication Delays,"
Proc. 4th IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems (NecSys'13), 369-376, Sept,
2013.
[47] W. Wu, D. Chang, and F. Zhang, “A Bio-inspired 3D Plume Tracking Strategy Using Mobile Sensor
Networks”, in Proc. of 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2013), 4571-4578, Dec, 2013.
[48] M. Malisoff and F. Zhang, “An Adaptive Control Design for 3D Curve Tracking based on Robust
Forward Invariance,” in Proc. of 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2013), 4473-4478, Dec,
2013.
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[49] S. Mukhopadhyay and F. Zhang, “A Path Planning Approach to Compute the Smallest Robust Forward
Invariant Sets,” in Proc. of 2014 American Control Conference (ACC 2014), 1851-1856, June, 2014.
[50] H. Zhang, F. Zhang, Q. Hui, “A speed-up and speed-down strategy for swarm optimization,” in Proc. of
2014 conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation (GECCO2014), 1481-1482, July, 2014.
[51] D. Chang, W. Wu, and F. Zhang, “Glider CT: Analysis and Experimental Validation,” in Proc. of the 12th
International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS 2014), 196-209, Nov, 2014.
[52] W. Wu, F. Zhang, and Y. Wardi, “Target Localization: Energy-Information Trade-offs using Mobile
Sensor Networks,” in Proc. of 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2014), 2944-2949, Dec, 2014.
[53] S. Mukhopadhyay, F. Zhang, E. Warren, and C. Payne, “A Model for Controlling the Resting Membrane
Potential of Cells using Nanoparticles,” in Proc. of 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC2014),
6017-6022, Dec, 2014.
[54] X. Wang, Z. Shi, F. Zhang, and Y. Wang, “Mutual Trust Based Scheduling for (Semi)autonomous Multiagent Systems,” in Proc. of 2015 American Control Conference (ACC2015), 459-464, July, 2015.
[55] Y. Tian, W. Li, and F. Zhang, “Moth-inspired plume tracing via autonomous underwater vehicle with
only a pair of separated chemical sensors,” in Proc. of IEEE/MTS Oceans 2015, (8 pages), Washington D.C.,
October, 2015.
[56] J. P. Varnell and F. Zhang, “Characteristics of Human Pointing Motions with Acceleration,” in Proc. of
54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC2015), 5364-5369, December, 2015.
[57] J. Sun, S. Liu, J. Yu, A. Zhang and F. Zhang, “Localization of underwater gliders with acoustic traveltime in an observation network,” in Proc. of IEEE/MTS Oceans 2016, (5 pages), Shanghai, China, April,
2016.
[58] D. Chang and F. Zhang, “Distributed motion tomography for time-varying flow fields,” in Proc. of
IEEE/MTS Oceans 2016, (7 pages), Shanghai, China, April, 2016.
[59] S. Fan, W. Xu, Z. Chen, and F. Zhang, “Nonlinear observer design for current estimation based on
underwater vehicle dynamic model,” in Proc. of IEEE/MTS Oceans 2016, (5 pages), Shanghai, China, April,
2016.
[60] S. Liu, J. Sun, J. Yu, A. Zhang and F. Zhang, “Sampling optimization for networked underwater gliders,”
in Proc. of IEEE/MTS Oceans 2016, (4 pages), Shanghai, China, April, 2016.
[61] C. Young, and F. Zhang, “A Learning Algorithm to Select Consistent Reactions to Human Movements,”
in Proc. of 2016 American Control Conferences, 6152-6157, 2016.
[62] M. Malisoff and F. Zhang, “Adaptive Planar Curve Tracking Control with Unknown Curvature,” in Proc.
of 2016 American Control Conferences, 1608-1612, 2016.
[63] M. A. Rana, N. Yao, S. Mukhopadhyay, F. Zhang, E. Warren and C. Payne, “Modeling the Effect of
Nanoparticles & Bistability of Transmembrane Potential in Nonexcitable Cells,” in Proc. of 2016 American
Control Conferences, 400-405, 2016.
[64] M. Malisoff, R. Sizemore and F. Zhang, “Robustness of Adaptive Control for Three-Dimensional Curve
Tracking under State Constraints: Effects of Scaling Control Terms,”in Proc. of 55th IEEE Conference on
Decision and Control, 3825 - 3830, 2016.
[65] J. You, F. Zhang and W. Wu, “Cooperative Filtering for Parameter Identification of Diffusion Processes,”
in Proc. of 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 4327 - 4333, 2016.
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[66] A. Khan, V. Mishra, and F. Zhang, “Bio-Inspired Source Seeking: A Hybrid Speeding up and Slowing
down Algorithm,” in Proc. of 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 4334 - 4339, 2016.
[67] P. Varnell, S. Mukhopadhyay, and F. Zhang, “Discretized Boundary Methods for Computing Smallest
Forward Invariant Sets,” in Proc. of 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 6518 - 6524, 2016.
[68] V. Mishra and F. Zhang, “A Stochastic Optimization Framework for Source Seeking with Infotaxis-Like
Algorithms,” in Proc. of 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 6845 - 6850, 2016.
[69] S. Cho, F. Zhang, and C. Edwards, “Tidal Variability of Acoustic Detection,” in Proc. 2016 IEEE
International Conferences on Sustainable Computing and Communications, Atlanta, GA, 2016.
[70] J. You, Y. Zhang, M. Li, K. Su, F. Zhang and W. Wu, “Cooperative Parameter Identification of Advectiondiffusion Processes Using a Mobile Sensor Network,” in Proc. 2017 American Control Conference, Seattle, WA,
2017.
[71] C. Young, A. Khan and F. Zhang, “Adaptiveness and Consistency of Expert based Learning Algorithms
Selecting Reactions to Human Movements,” in Proc. 2017 American Control Conference, Seattle, WA, 2017.
[72] V. Mishra and F. Zhang, “Explorability of a Turbulent Scalar Field,” in Proc. 2017 American Control
Conference, Seattle, WA, 2017.
[73] N. Yao, M. Malisoff and F. Zhang, “Contention Resolving Optimal Priority Assignment for EventTriggered Model Predictive Controllers,” in Proc. 2017 American Control Conference, Seattle, WA, 2017.
[74] N. Yao, E. Anaya,Q. Tao, S. Cho, H. Zheng and F. Zhang, “Monocular Vision-based Human Following on
Miniature Robotic Blimp,” in Proc. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation,
Singapore, 2017
I N V I T E D TA L K S
Keynote Speech
[1] “Control and Sensing Co-Design for Maritime Robotic Sensor Networks,” 4th International Workshop on
Wireless Networking and Control for Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles, December 9th, 2013.
Recent Seminars (Since 2015)
[1] “Cyber Physical Systems,” School of Electrical Engineering, Sichuan University, China, Oct, 2015.
[2] “Bio-Inspired Autonomy” School of Mechanical Engineering, Shenzhen University, China, Oct, 2015.
[3] “Bio-Inspired Marine Autonomy” School of Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang Oceanic University, China,
Oct, 2015.
[4] “Bio-Inspired Autonomy” School of Electrical Engineering, South China University of Science and
Technology, China, Oct, 2015.
[5] “Motion Tomography and Collective Mobile Sensing in the Ocean,” School of Electrical and Computer
Engineering, University of Alabama, Nov. 2016.
[6] “Networked Mobile Sensing in Marine Environments,” Full day tutorial at IEEE/MTS Oceans 16,
Shanghai, China, April 10th, 2016.
E D U C AT I O NA L A C C O M P L I S H M E N T S
Individual Student Guidance
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1. Graduated 7 Ph.D. and 5 Masters. Advising 11 Ph.D. students.
2. Individual guidance for 50 undergraduate students who have received BS degrees. Advising 15 undergraduate students for research projects.
Courses Taught
ECE4560 Introduction to Automation and Robotics (undergraduate).
ECE6558 Stochastic Systems and Control (graduate).
ECE3085 Introduction to Systems and Control (undergraduate).
ECE6562 Control of Robotic Systems (graduate)
ECE6559 Advanced Linear Systems (graduate)
SERVICE
Professional Contributions
1. Chair for Technical Committee on Control and Robotics, IEEE Control Systems Society 2012-2016.
Associate Chair for Marine Robotics Technical Committee, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society 2010present.
2. Local Arrangements Chair for 2010 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2010) in Atlanta.
Publication Chair for 2014 American Control Conference (ACC 2014) in Portland.
Program Chair for 9th ACM International Conference on Underwater Networks & Systems
(WuWNet’14) in Rome, Italy.
3. Deputy Editor in Chief for Cyber Physical Systems Journal
Associate Editor for Robotic and Automation Letters
Associate Editor for Conference Editorial Board of IEEE Control Systems Society.
Associate Editors for IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2010-2016), and
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2011).
4. Program committee: Robosense 2012, 2013, IEEE ICNC 2013 CPS workshop, American Control
Conference (since 2012), IEEE CDC (since 2013). ACM/IEEE ICCPS (since 2013).
Campus Contributions
1. Member of the ECE Student-Faculty Committee. 2008-2010.
2. Member of the ECE Faculty Honor Committee, 2010-2011.
3. Member of the Advanced Center for Embedded Systems (ACES), 2008-present.
4. Member of the Interdisciplinary Robotics PhD Program, 2008-present.
5. PhD proposal committees and thesis defense committees for a number PhD students.
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