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:

 

• Outstanding Alumni Award, Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2014.

• 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

 

• Subject Editor - International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 2015-date

• 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

 

• Sponsorship Chair - The 56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Australia, 2017

• 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

ACC/Seattle~USA/2017; 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/Principal Investigator

Chief Investigator, Topological analysis and control design for heterogeneous multi-agent systems, ARC Discovery Grant, Australia, AUD355,100, 2015-2017.

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-Principal Investigator

Co-Principal 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. 

 

 

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 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.

3.    H. Zhang, Z. Chen, and H. Ding, “Adaptive LQR control to attenuate chatters in milling processes,” Intelligent Robotics and Applications, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013, ISBN 978-3-642-40848-9.

 

Referred journal papers:

1.    S. Knorn, Z. Chen, and R. Middleton, “Overview: collective control of multi-agent systems,” IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems [regular paper].

2.    X. Chen, Z. Chen, and C. Mei, “Sampled Measurement Output Feedback Control of Multi-agent Systems with Jointly-Connected Topologies,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.

3.    W-J. He, H.-T. Zhang, Z. Chen, B. Zhu, J.-L. Lin, K. Tian, B. Shan, R. Chen, Temperature control for nano-scale films by spatially-separated atomic layer deposition based on generalized predictive control, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology [regular paper].

4.    H. Jin, L. Zhu, and Z. Chen, “Trajectory control of snake-like robots in natural oscillation,” Asian Journal of Control.

5.    H. Zhang, Z. Chen, P. Chen, X. Zhang, and H. Ding, “Saturated output regulation approach for active vibration control of thin-walled flexible workpieces with voice coil actuators,” IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics [regular paper], DOI 10.1109/TMECH.2015.2440425.

6.    W. J. He, H.-T. Zhang, Z. Chen, B. Chu, K. Cao, B. Shan, and R. Chen, “Generalized predictive control of temperature on an atomic layer deposition reactor,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, DOI 10.1109/TCST.2015.240489.

2015

7.    T. Huang, Z. Chen, H. Zhang, and H. Ding, “Active control of an AMBs supported spindle for chatter suppression in milling process,” ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control [regular paper], vol. 137, pp.111003, 2015.

8.    J. Zhang, L. Zhu and Z. Chen, Control of natural oscillation gait for mechanical locomotors in three-dimensional space, Asian Journal of Control, vol. 17, no. 6, pp. 1-14, 2015.

9.    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], vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 1294-1306, 2015.

10. 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], vol. 45, no. 8, pp. 1647-1656, 2015.

11. Z. Han, Z. Lin, M. Fu, and Z. Chen, “[Review] Distributed coordination in multi-agent systems: a graph Laplacian perspective,” Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 429-448, 2015.

12. Z. Chen, “A novel adaptive control approach for nonlinearly parameterized systems,” International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, vol. 29, pp.81-98, 2015.

13. 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/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 991-996, 2015.

2014

14. Z. Chen, “Pattern synchronization of nonlinear heterogeneous multi-agent networks with jointly connected topologies,” IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems [regular paper], vol 1, no. 4, 349-359, 2014.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. Z. Chen and H. Fujioka, “Performance analysis of nonlinear sampled-data emulated controllers,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 59, no.10, pp.2778-2783, 2014.

19. 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.

20. H. Zhang and Z. Chen, “Consensus acceleration in a class of predictive networks,” IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, vol.25, no. 10, pp. 1921-1927, 2014.

21. 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.

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

23. 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.

24. Z. Chen, and J Huang, "Attitude tracking of rigid spacecraft subject to disturbances of unknown frequencies," International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, vol. 24, no. 16, pp. 2231-2242, 2014.

2013

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

26. 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.

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

28. 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.

29. 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.

30. 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.

2012

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

32. 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.

2011

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

34. 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.

35. 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.

36. 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.

2010

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

38. 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.

2009

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

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

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

42. 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.

43. 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.

2008

44. 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.

45. 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.

46. 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.

2007

47. 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.

2005

48. 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.

49. 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.

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

51. 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.

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

2004

53. 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.

54. 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.

55. 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.

2002

56. 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.

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

2001

58.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.

 

 

 

Referred conference papers:

 

2015

59.  H. Meng, Z. Chen, L. Zhu, and R. Middleton, “Consensus of a class of second-order nonlinear heterogeneous multi-agent systems with uniform time delay,” Proceedings of the 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2015.

60.  Z. Han, Z. Lin, Z. Chen, and M. Fu, “Formation maneuvering with collision avoidance and connectivity maintenance,” 2015 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control. 2015.

61.  H.-T. Zhang, Z. Chen, and M. Fan, “Algorithms and experiments for multi-vehicle systems in diverse motion patterns,” Proceedings of the 34th Chinese Control Conference, Hangzhou, July 2015.

2014

62.  Z. Chen, “Synchronization of nonlinear heterogeneous multiple agents in diverse patterns,” Proceedings of the 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Los Angeles, December 2014.

63.  X. Chen, Z. Chen, and H. Zhang, “Robust Perturbed Output Regulation and Its Application to Synchronization of Nonlinear Heterogeneous Multi-Agents” Proceedings of the 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Los Angeles, December 2014.

64.  A. Salton, J. Flores, J.  Gomes Da Silva Jr, J. Zheng, and Z. Chen, “A Framework for the Nonlinear Control of Dual-Stage System,” Proceedings of the 19th IFAC World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, 2014.

65.  X. Chen and Z. Chen, “Sampled position feedback consensus of multiple double integrators with jointly connected topologies.” Proceeedigs of the 11th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, Shenyang, China, June 2014.

66.  J. Zhong, Z. Lin, Z. Chen, and W. Xu, "Cooperative localization using angle-of-arrival information", Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation, Taichung, Taiwan, June 18-20, 2014

2013

67.  L. Zhu and Z. Chen, “Robust consensus of nonlinear heterogeneous multi-agent systems,” Proceedings of the 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 6724-6728, Firenze, Italy, December 2013.

68.  Z. Lin, Z. Chen, and M. Fu, “A linear control approach to distributed multi-agent formations in d-dimensional space,” Proceedings of the 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 6049-6054, Firenze, Italy, December 2013.

69.  M. Fan, H. Zhang, and Z. Chen, “Experiments on flocking of multi-robots in a bounded plane,” Proceedings of the 13th IFAC Symposium on Large Scale Complex Systems: Theory and Applications, pp. 25-30, Shanghai, July 2013.

70.  Z. Chen, H. Zhang, and M. Fan, “A flocking algorithm for multi-agents in a bounded space, Proceedings of the 32nd Chinese Control Conference, pp.7131-7135, Xi’an, July 2013.

71.  M. Fan, Z. Chen, and H. Zhang, “Position feedback pinning control for nonlinear multi-agent systems,” Proceedings of the 2013 Asian Control Conference, pp. 1-5,  Istanbul, June 2013.

72.  M. Fan, Z. Chen, and H. Zhang, “Velocity-free compact rigid flock control with input saturations,” Proceedings of the 25th Chinese Control and Decision Conference, pp.316-321, Guiyang China, May 2013.

73.  A. Salton, Z. Chen, J. Zheng, and M. Fu, “Optimal trajectories for the preview control of dual-stage actuators,” Proceedings of the 2013 American Control Conference, pp. 5005-5010, Washington DC, June 2013.

74.  M. Islam and Z. Chen, “Multi-link mechanical locomotors in natural gaits - controller design and experiments,” Proceedings of the 2013 American Control Conference, pp. 6480-6485, Washington DC, June 2013.

2012

75.  Z. Chen, "Robust stability analysis of nonlinear sampled-data control systems with time delay," Proceedings of the 2nd Australian Control Conference, pp. 110-115, Sydney, Dec 2012.

76.  L. Zhu and Z. Chen, "Control of flapping-wing rectifier systems in natural oscillation," Proceedings of the 51st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 1790-1795, Maui, Dec 2012.

77.  Z. Chen, "Robust sampled-data control of nonlinear output feedback systems," Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, pp.782-786, Guangzhou China, Dec 2012.

78.  Z. Chen, H.-T. Zhang, and H. Ding, "Mitigation of chatter instability in milling processes by active Fourier series compensation," IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, pp.167-171, Seoul Korea, Aug 2012.

79.    Z. Chen and H.-T. Zhang, "Decentralized control of heterogeneous multi-agents in collective circular motion," Proceedings of the 30th Chinese Control Conference, pp.6021-6026, Hefei China, July 2012.

80.  H. Zhang, Z. Chen, L. Yan, and W. Yu,  "Multi-robot systems' torus collective behavior control," Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, Melbourne Australia, July 2012.

81.    Z. Chen and H. Zhang, "Neuronal network control for robust entrainment to natural oscillations - a case study," Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, pp.4995-5000, Beijing China, July 2012.

82.  Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Parameter convergence analysis in adaptive disturbance rejection problem of rigid spacecraft," Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, pp.1418-1423, Beijing China, July 2012.

2011

83.  A. Salton, Z. Chen, and M. Fu, "Improved servomechanism control design - dynamically damped case," Proceedings of The 9th IEEE International Conference on Control & Automation, Santiago Chile, pp. 1151-1155, Dec 2011.

84.  Z. Chen, H.-T. Zhang, and H. Ding, "Asymptotic tracking control of piezoelectric actuators with hysteresis," Proceedings of the 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp.3246-3251, Orlando, Dec 2011.

85.  M. Islam and Z. Chen, "Natural oscillation control experiments on a prototype mechanical rectifier," Preprints of the18th IFAC World Congress, pp.13764-13769, Milano Italy, Aug-Sep 2011.

86.  L. Zhu and Z. Chen, "Control of underactuated multi-segmental mechanical systems in natural oscillation," Preprints of the18th IFAC World Congress, pp. 13741-13746, Milano Italy, Aug-Sep 2011.

87.  A. Salton, Z. Chen, and M. Fu, "Improved servomechanism control design - nonswitching case," Preprints of the18th IFAC World Congress, pp.8614-8619,  Milano Italy, Aug-Sep 2011.

88.  Z. Chen and H.-T. Zhang, "Almost satisfaction of a joint connectivity condition for multi-agents in a bounded plane," Proceedings of the 30th Chinese Control Conference, pp.6012-6017, Yantai China, July 2011.

89.  H.-T. Zhang, X. Chen, and Z. Chen, "Dual mode predictive control for ultrafast piezoelectric nanopositioning stages," Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International  Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp.3622-3627, Shanghai China, May 2011.

90.  Z. Chen, "Forward/backward adaptation law for nonlinearly parameterized systems", Proceedings of the 2011 American Control Conference, pp. 3530-3535, San Francisco, 2011.

91.  Z. Chen and H.-T. Zhang, "Consensus acceleration of multi-agent systems via model prediction", Proceedings of the 2011 American Control Conference, pp.5336-5341, San Francisco, 2011.

2010

92.  Z. Chen and H.-T. Zhang, "Torus problems in jointly-connected no-beacon networks," Proceedings of the 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp.7147-7152, Atlanta, Dec 2010.

93.  Z. Chen, L. Zhu, and T. Iwasaki, "Autonomous locomotion of multi-link mechanical systems via natural oscillation pattern," Proceedings of the 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp.6034-6039, Atlanta, Dec 2010.

94.  A. Salton, Z. Chen, J. Zheng and M. Fu, "Continuous Preview Control of Dual-Stage Actuator Systems for Reduced Transition Time," Proceedings of the 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp.5168-5173, Atlanta, Dec 2010.

95.  Z. Chen and H.-T. Zhang, "Asymptotic synchronization and collision avoidance for multi-agent flocking," Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, pp.263-268, Singapore, Nov 2010.

96.  Z. Chen and T. Iwasaki, "Analysis of weakly coupled neuronal oscillators and its applications to leech swimming," Proceedings of the 8th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, pp. 969-974, Jinan, 2010.

97.  L. Zhu, Z. Chen, and T. Iwasaki, "Synthesis of controllers for exact entrainment to natural oscillation," Proceedings of the 8th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, pp.709-713, Jinan, 2010.

2009

98.  Z. Chen and T. Iwasaki, "Robust entrainment to natural oscillations of asymmetric systems arising from animal locomotion," Proceedings of the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 2954-2959, Shanghai, 2009.

99.  Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Robust adaptive regulation of polynomial systems with dynamic uncertainties," Proceedings of the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 5275-5280, Shanghai, 2009.

100.                      A. Salton, Z. Chen, and M. Fu, "A class of preview control for dual-stage actuator systems," Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation, pp. 110-115,  Christchurch, 2009.

101.                      Z. Chen, L. Liu and J. Huang, "Global tracking and disturbance rejection of a class of lower triangular systems subject to an unknown exosystem," Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation, pp. 53-58,  Christchurch, 2009.

2008

102.                      Z. Chen, "Minimal dimension internal models for lower triangular systems," Proceedings of the 47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp.4448-4453, Cancun, Mexico, 2008.

103.                      H.-T. Zhang, M. Chen, and Z. Chen, "Laguerre-Volterra observer-controller design and its applications," Proceedings of the IFAC 21st Triennial World Congress, Seoul, Korea, 2008.

104.                      Z. Chen, "Changing supply function in superposition form and its applications," Proceedings of the 27th Chinese Control Conference, pp. 363-367, Kunming, 2008.

105.                      Z. Chen, "Global observability of the steady state generator in output regulation problem," Proceedings of the 2008 American Control Conference, pp.3034-3039, Seattle, June 2008.

106.                      L. Liu, Z. Chen, and J. Huang "Parameter convergence with an adaptive output regulation problem," Proceedings of the 2008 American Control Conference, pp.4827-4832, Seattle, June 2008.

2007

107.                      Z. Chen and J. Huang, "An adaptive regulation problem and its application to spacecraft systems," Proceedings of the 46th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp.4631-4636, New Orleans, 2007.

108.                      Z. Chen, "Internal model principle for measurement feedback problem," Proceedings of the 2007 American Control Conference, pp.2606-2611, New York, 2007.

109.                      Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Asymptotic rejection of a class of persistent disturbance for spacecraft systems," Proceedings of the 2007 American Control Conference, pp.906-911, New York, 2007.

110.                      Z. Chen, "Global robust regulation of lower triangular systems via measurement feedback," Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation, pp.1496-1500, Guangzhou, China, 2007.

2006

111.                      Z. Chen and T. Iwasaki, "Analysis and synthesis of weakly coupled oscillators by multivariable harmonic balance approach," Proceedings of the 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp.661-666, San Diego, 2006.

112.                      Z. Chen and T. Iwasaki, "State pattern generation of rectifier systems by circulant neuronal oscillators,"17th International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, pp. 415-422, Kyoto, Japan, 2006.

113.                      Z. Chen and T. Iwasaki, "Exact synthesis of biological pattern generation: a circulant paradigm," Proceedings of the 25th American Control Conference, pp.4112-4117, Minneapolis, June 2006.

114.                      Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Construction of a Lyapunov function for nonlinear cascaded systems with dynamic uncertainties," Proceedings of 2006 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, Florida, 2006.

2005

115.                      W. Lan, Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Semi-global robust output regulation for a class of nonlinear systems using output feedback," Proceedings of the 24th American Control Conference, pp.5127-5132, Portland, June 2005.

2004

116.                      Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Global robust servomechanism problem for uncertain lower triangular nonlinear systems by output feedback Control," Proceedings of the 43rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp.4583-4588, Bahamas, Dec. 2004.

117.                      Z. Chen and J. Huang, "A variation of the small gain theorem," Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, pp.338-343, Kunming, China, Dec. 2004.

118.                      Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Global adaptive robust servomechanism of lower triangular systems via nonlinear internal model," Preprints of the 6th IFAC Symposium on Nonlinear Control Systems, pp. 101-106, Stuttgart, Germany, Sept. 2004.

119.                      Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Robust output regulation with nonlinear exosystems," Proceedings of the 2004 American Control Conference, pp. 2403-2408, Boston, Massachusetts, July 2004.

120.                      Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Global output feedback stabilization for uncertain nonlinear systems with output dependent incremental rate," Proceedings of the 2004 American Control Conference, pp. 3047-3052, Boston, Massachusetts, July 2004.

2003

121.                      Z. Chen and J. Huang, "A general formulation and solvability of the global robust output regulation problem," Proceedings of the 42nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 1071-1079, Maui, Hawaii, Dec. 2003.

122.                      Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Global robust output regulation for output feedback systems," Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE International Conference on Robotics, Intelligent Systems and Signal Processing, pp. 25-30, Changsha, China, Oct. 2003.

123.                      Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Asymptotic tracking and disturbance rejection in uncertain nonlinear cascaded systems," Proceedings of 2003 Chinese Control Conference, pp. 54-60, Yichang, China, Aug. 2003.

124.                      Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Global robust servomechanism problem of lower-triangular systems in the general case," Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Control and Automation, pp. 610-614, Montreal, Canada, June 2003.

125.                      Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Nonlinear Internal model and the robust output regulation problem," Proceedings of the 2003 American Control Conference, pp. 1560-1565, Denver, Colorado, June 2003.

126.                      Z. Chen and J. Huang, "On global robust adaptive stabilization for cascaded nonlinear systems," Proceedings of the 2003 American Control Conference, pp. 3014-3019, Denver, Colorado, June 2003.

2002

127.                      Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Global Tracking of Uncertain Nonlinear Cascaded Systems with Adaptive Internal Model," Proceedings of the 41st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 3855-3862, Las Vegas, Nevada, Dec. 2002.

128.                      Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Global output regulation of nonlinear triangular systems with uncertain exosystem," Proceedings of the 4th Asian Control Conference, pp. 833-838, Singapore, Sep. 2002.

129.                      Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Global output regulation for lower triangular nonlinear systems," Proceedings of the IFAC 19th Triennial World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, July 2002.

130.                      Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Robust output regulation of singular nonlinear systems," Proceedings of the IFAC 19th Triennial World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, July 2002.

131.                      Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Global robust stabilization of cascaded polynomial systems," Proceedings of the 2002 International Conference on Control and Automation, pp.1319-1323, Xiamen, China, June 2002.

132.                      J. Huang and Z. Chen, "A general framework for output regulation problem,"Proceedings of the 2002 American Control Conference, pp. 102-109, Anchorage, Alaska, May 2002.

2001

133.                      Z. Chen and J. Huang, "A complete solution of output regulation of singular nonlinear systems by normal output feedback," Proceedings of 2001 Chinese Control Conference, pp. 167-172, Dalian, China, Aug. 2001.