Zhiyong Chen PhD

陈智勇

 

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

The University of Newcastle

Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia

Phone: +61 2 4921 6352

Fax: +61 2 4921 6993

Email: zhiyong.chen at newcastle.edu.au

  

 

 

 

Degrees Conferred

 

Ph.D., The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2005

M.Phil., The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2002

B.E., University of Science and Technology of China, 2000
LL.B. (second degree), University of Science and Technology of China, 2000

 

 

Awards and Prizes:

 

• Vice Chancellor's Award for Supervision Excellence, University of Newcastle, 2013. 

SUPCON Best Paper Award, The 10th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, 2012.

Emerging Research Leaders, University of Newcastle, 2012.

Natural Science Paper Award (Class I), Hubei China, 2012.

• National Natural Science Award of China, 2010.

• Vice Chancellor's Award for Research Excellence, University of Newcastle, 2010.

• Pro Vice Chancellor's Award for Research Excellence, University of Newcastle, 2010.

• Steve Hsia Biomedical Paper Award, The 8th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, 2010.

• Best PhD Thesis Award (Engineering), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2005

• Best Paper Award, The Eighth International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, 2004

• Li Po Chun Charitable Trust Fund Postgraduate Scholarship, 2003 - 2004

• Lee Hysan Foundation Postgraduate Studentship for Mainland China Students, 2002 - 2003

 

 

Positions Held:

 

Associate Professor, The University of Newcastle, 7/2013-

Senior Lecturer, The University of Newcastle, 1/2010-6/2013

• Lecturer, The University of Newcastle, 11/2006-12/2009

• Research Associate, University of Virginia, 2005-2006

 

• Guest Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

• Guest Professor, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology

• Guest Professor, Zhejiang Science and Technology University

 

 

Research Interests:

 

Robust Control, Adaptive Control

• Linear and Nonlinear Systems and Control

• Biological Control Systems

• Robotics

• Complex Network Dynamics, Flock/Swarm Control

 

 

Services:

 

• Senior Member, IEEE

 

• Associate Editor - IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 2012-date

• Associate Editor - IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 2014-date

• Associate Editor - Systems and Control Letters, 2010-2014

• Associate Editor - Asian Journal of Control, 2010-2013

• Associate Editor - Conference Editorial Board,  IEEE Control Systems Society, 2009-2013

• Associate Editor - Journal of Control Science and Engineering, 2009-2012

 

• Local Arrangement Chair - 2013 IEEE/ASME International conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Wollongong Australia, 2013

• Regional Chair - The 3rd Annual IEEE International Conference on CYBER Technology in Automation, Control, and Intelligent Systems, Nanjing China,2013

 

• International Program Committee -

ASCC/Istanbul~Turkey/2013; CCC/Xi’an~China/2013;

ICRA/Karlsruhe~Germany/2013; CCDC/Guiyang~China/2013;

ICICIP/Dalian~China/2012; WCICA/Beijing~China/2012;

ICRA/St. Paul~USA/2012;CCC/Hefei~China/2012; CCDC/Taiyuan~China/2012;

CCC/Yantai~China/2011; AUCC/Melbourne~Australia/2011; ASCC/Taiwan~China/2011;
CCDC/Mianyang~China/2011; IEEE MSC/Yokohama~Japan/2010;
IASTED-AsiaRC/Bangkok~Thailand/2010; ICICIP/Dalian~China/2010;
WCICA/Jinan~China/2010; IASTED-CA/Alberta~Canada/2010;
IEEE~CDC&CCC/Shanghai~China/2009; IASTED-ICA/Hawaii~USA/2009;
ASCC/Hong~Kong~China/2009; IEEE~ICCA/Guangzhou~China/2007.

 

 

 

Teaching:

 

• ELEC3240 - Electronics

• ELEC2400 - Signals and Systems

• ELEC2200 - Introduction to Electronics

• ELEC2131 - Machines and Sensors

• ELEC2320 - Electrical Circuits

• ELEC2700 - Computer Engineering

 

 

 

Research Grants:

 

Chief/Principle Investigator

Chief Investigator, Dynamics and feedback in networked biological systems, ARC Discovery Grant, Australia, AUD330,000, 2013-2015.

Chief Investigator, Biological pattern generators for control and optimization of locomotion systems, ARC Discovery Grant, Australia, AUD220,000, 2008-2010.

Chief Investigator, University of Newcastle Emerging Research Leader Grant, AUD10,000, 2012.

Principal Investigator, Dynamics and control in nano-positioning systems,  National Natural Science Foundation of China – Overseas Collaboration Scheme, RMB200,000, 2014-2015.

Principal Investigator, Nonlinear control problems in nano-positioning systems, Open-project of the State Key Lab of Digital Manufacturing Equipment and Technology of China, RMB100,000, 2012.

Principal Investigator, Redundant design and control for ultrafast nano-positioning systems, Open-project of the State Key Lab of Digital Manufacturing Equipment and Technology of China, RMB200,000, 2011.

Chief Investigator, New controller design techniques for sensor disturbance rejection, University of Newcastle ECR Grant, AUD11,000, 2007.
Principal Investigator, Adaptive robust output regulation of nonlinear systems,  National Natural Science Foundation of China, RMB60,000, 2006.

 

Co-Principle Investigator

Co-Principle Investigator, Advanced active control technology research for high-efficiency and high-precision five-axis machining systems of complex surfaces, National Natural Science Foundation of China, RMB3,000,000, 2012-2016.

Co-Principal Investigator, Model predictive micro-environment control for nano-jet printing platform, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2011-2013

Co-Principal Investigator, Biomedically inspired model predictive control of distributed parameter systems, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2008-2010. 

 

 

Selected Publications:                      Full publications

 


Book:

 

Z. Chen and J. Huang, Stabilization and Regulation of Nonlinear Systems – A Robust and Adaptive Approach, Series of Advanced Textbooks in Control and Signal Processing, Springer, 2015. ISBN 978-3-319-08833-4.

 

v  Integrated approach to teaching state-of-the-art methods for dealing with central problems of nonlinear control

v  Every design method illustrated in detail not only by worked examples, but also by real systems

v  Many exercises are provided to facilitate study and learning

v  Solutions available for download save the instructor time

The core of this textbook is a systematic and self-contained treatment of the nonlinear stabilization and output regulation problems. Its coverage embraces both fundamental concepts and advanced research outcomes and includes many numerical and practical examples. Several classes of important uncertain nonlinear systems are discussed. The state-of-the art solution presented uses robust and adaptive control design ideas in an integrated approach which demonstrates connections between global stabilization and global output regulation allowing both to be treated as stabilization problems.

Stabilization and Regulation of Nonlinear Systems takes advantage of rich new results to give students up-to-date instruction in the central design problems of nonlinear control, problems which are a driving force behind the furtherance of modern control theory and its application. The diversity of systems in which stabilization and output regulation become significant concerns in the mathematical formulation of practical control solutions—whether in disturbance rejection in flying vehicles or synchronization of Lorenz systems with harmonic systems—makes the text relevant to readers from a wide variety of backgrounds. Many exercises are provided to facilitate study and solutions are freely available to instructors via a download from springerextras.com.

Striking a balance between rigorous mathematical treatment and engineering practicality,Stabilization and Regulation of Nonlinear Systems is an ideal text for graduate students from many engineering and applied-mathematical disciplines seeking a contemporary course in nonlinear control. Practitioners and academic theorists will also find this book a useful reference on recent thinking in this field.

 

book

 

 

Book chapters:

1.  Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Robust input-to-state stability and small gain theorem for nonlinear systems containing time-varying uncertainty," In D. Cheng, Y. Sun, T. Shen and H. Ohmori (eds), Advanced Robust and Adaptive Control -Theory and Applications, Springer-Tsinghua, 2005. ISBN 7302107270.

2.  Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Global output regulation with uncertain exosystems," Three Decades of Progress in Control Science, Springer, 2009. ISBN 978-3-642-11278-2.

 

Referred journal papers:

3.      Z.Chen, T. Iwasaki, and L. Zhu, Feedback control for natural oscillations of locomotion systems under continuous interactions with environment, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology [regular paper], 2014.

4.      Z. Chen, Pattern synchronization of nonlinear heterogeneous multi-agent networks with jointly connected topologies, IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems [regular paper], 10.1109/TCNS.2014.2357551, 2014.

5.      Z. Chen, M.-C. Fan, and H.-T. Zhang, How much control is enough for network connectivity preservation and collision avoidance, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics [regular paper], accepted.

6.      H.Zhang, Z. Chen, T.Vicsek, G. Feng, L. Sun, R. Su, and T. Zhou, Route-dependent switch between hierarchical and egalitarian strategies in pigeon flocks, Scientific Reports, 4, No. 5805, 2014.

7.      L. Zhu and Z. Chen, Control of natural oscillation gait for mechanical locomotors in three-dimensional space, Asian Journal of Control, accepted.

8.      H. Meng, Y. Kang, Z. Chen, Y. Zhao, and G. Liu, “Stability analysis and stabilization of a class of cutting systems with chatter suppression,” IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics, accepted.

9.      M. N. Islam and Z. Chen, “Natural gaits for multi-link mechanical systems,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 765-771, 2014.

10.  P. Colaneri, R. Middleton, Z. Chen, D. Caporale, and F. Blanchini, “Convexity of the cost functional in an optimal control problem for a class of positive switched systems,” Automatica, vol. 50, no. 4, pp. 1227-1234, 2014.

11.  Z. Chen, “A novel adaptive control approach for nonlinearly parameterized systems,” International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, DOI: 10.1002/acs.2462.

12.  Z. Chen and H. Fujioka, “Performance analysis of nonlinear sampled-data emulated controllers,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, accepted.

13.  M.-C. Fan, Z. Chen, H.-T. Zhang, “Semi-global consensus of nonlinear second-order multi-agent systems with measurement output feedback,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 59, no. 8, pp. 2222-2227, 2014.

14.  H. Zhang and Z. Chen, “Consensus acceleration in a class of predictive networks,” IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, DOI:10.1109/TNNLS.2013.2294674.

15.  Z. Chen, H. Zhang, X. Zhang, and H. Ding, “Adaptive active chatter control in milling processes,” ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, vol.136, no.2, pp.021007, 2014.

16.  L. Zhu and Z. Chen, “Robust homogenization and consensus of nonlinear multi-agent systems,” Systems and Control Letters, vol. 65, pp.50-55, 2014.

17.  Z. Chen, H. Zhang, M. Fan, D. Wang, and D. Li, “Algorithms and experiments on flocking of multiagents in a bounded space,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 1544-1549, 2014.

18.  Z. Chen, and J Huang, "Attitude tracking of rigid spacecraft subject to disturbances of unknown frequencies," International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, DOI: 10.1002/rnc.2983, 2013.

19.  Z. Chen, T. Iwasaki, and L. Zhu, “Neural control for coordinated natural oscillation patterns,” Systems and Control Letters, vol. 62, pp.693-698, 2013.

20.L. Zhu, Z. Chen, and T. Iwasaki, "Oscillation, orientation, and locomotion of underactuated multi-link mechanical systems," IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology [regular paper], vol.21, pp.1537-1548, 2013.

21.Z. Chen, and H. Zhang, "A remark on collective circular motion of heterogeneous multi-agents," Automatica, vol. 49, 1236-1241, 2013.

22.Z. Chen and H. Zhang, "Analysis of joint connectivity condition for multi-agents with boundary constraints," IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics [regular paper], vol. 43, 437-444, 2013.

23.  H. Zhang, Z. Chen, L. Yan, and W. Yu, "Applications of collective circular motion control to multi-robot systems," IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 21, 1416-1422, 2013.

24.  Z. Peng, D. Wang, Z. Chen, X. Hu, and W. Lan, "Adaptive dynamic surface control for formation of autonomous surface vehicles with uncertain dynamics," IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 21, 513-520, 2013.

25.  M. N. Islam and Z. Chen, "Natural Oscillation Control of Prototype Mechanical Rectifiers," IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 20, 1559-1566, 2012.

26.  A. Salton, Z. Chen, and M. Fu, "Improved control design methods for proximate time-optimal servomechanisms, " IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics [regular paper], vol 7, 1049-1058, 2012.

27.  Z. Chen and H. Zhang, "No-beacon collective circular motion of jointly connected multi-agents," Automatica [regular paper], vol. 47, 1929-1937, 2011.

28.  L. Liu, Z. Chen, and J. Huang, "Global disturbance rejection of lower triangular systems with an unknown linear exosystem," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 56,  1690-1695, 2011.

29.  H. Zhang, Z. Chao, and Z. Chen, "A general alignment repulsion algorithm for flocking of multi-agent systems," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol 56, pp. 430-435, 2011.

30.A. Salton, Z. Chen, J. Zheng, and M. Fu, "Preview control of dual-stage actuator systems for super fast transition time, " IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 16, pp.758-763, 2011.

31.Z. Chen, "On observability of nonlinear steady-state generators," Automatica, vol. 46, pp.1712-1718, 2010.

32.H.-T. Zhang, M.Z. Chen, and Z. Chen, "Nonlinear Laguerre-Volterra observer-controller and its application to process control," International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, vol. 20, pp. 412-423, 2010.

33.Z. Chen, "A remark on sensor disturbance rejection of nonlinear systems," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 54, no. 9, pp.2206-2210, 2009.

34.Z. Chen and T. Iwasaki, "Matrix perturbation analysis for weakly coupled oscillators," Systems and Control Letters, vol. 58, pp. 148-154, 2009.

35.Z. Chen, "Global stabilization of nonlinear cascaded systems with a Lyapunov function in superposition form," Automatica, vol. 45, pp. 2041-2045, 2009.

36.L. Liu, Z. Chen, and J. Huang, "Parameter convergence and minimal internal model with an adaptive output regulation problem," Automatica, vol.45, pp.1306-1311, 2009.

37.Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Attitude tracking and disturbance rejection of rigid spacecraft by adaptive control," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 54, pp. 600-605, 2009.

38.Z. Chen, M. Zheng, W. O. Friesen, and T. Iwasaki, "Multivariable harmonic balance analysis of neuronal oscillator for leech swimming," Journal of Computational Neuroscience, vol. 25, no. 3, pp.583-606, 2008.

39.Z. Chen and T. Iwasaki, "Circulant synthesis of central pattern generators with application to control of rectifier systems," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control [regular paper], vol. 53, pp273-286, 2008.

40.Z. Chen and J. Huang, "A Lyapunov's direct method for the global robust stabilization of nonlinear cascaded systems," Automatica, vol. 44, pp745 - 752, 2008.

41.Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Global robust servomechanism of a class of nonlinear systems using output feedback," Asian Journal of Control, vol. 9, pp. 292-305, 2007.

42.W. Lan, Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Semi-global robust output regulation for nonlinear systems in normal form using output feedback," Communications in Information and Systems, vol. 5, pp. 285 400, 2005.

43.Z. Chen and J. Huang, "A simplified small gain theorem for time-varying nonlinear systems," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol 50, pp.1904-1908, 2005.

44.Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Robust output regulation with nonlinear exosystems," Automatica, vol. 41, pp. 1447-1454, 2005

45.Z. Chen and J. Huang, "A general formulation and solvability of the global robust output regulation problem" IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control [regular paper], vol.50, pp.448-462, 2005.

46.Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Global robust output regulation for output feedback systems," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 50, pp.117-121, 2005.

47.J. Huang, and Z. Chen, "A general framework for tackling the output regulation problem," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control [regular paper], vol. 49, pp. 2203-2218, 2004.

48.Z. Chen, J. Huang, "Dissipativity, stabilization, and regulation of cascade-connected systems," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control [regular paper], vol. 49, pp. 635-650, 2004.

49.Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Global robust servomechanism of lower triangular systems in the general case," Systems and Control Letters, vol. 52, pp. 209-220, 2004.

50.Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Solution of output regulation of singular nonlinear systems by normal output feedback," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 47, pp.803-813, 2002.

51.Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Global robust stabilization of cascaded polynomial systems," Systems and Control Letters, vol. 47, pp. 445-453, 2002.

52.Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Robust output regulation of singular nonlinear systems," Communications in Information and Systems, vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 381-394, 2001.