

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, 1/20106/2013
• Lecturer, The University
of Newcastle, 11/200612/2009
• Research Associate,
University of Virginia, 20052006
• Guest Professor (Chu
Tian Chair 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 
Mechatronics IFAC, 2016date
• Subject Editor 
International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 2015date
• Associate Editor  IEEE
Transactions on Automatic Control, 2012date
• Associate Editor  IEEE
Transactions on Cybernetics, 2014date
• Associate Editor 
Systems and Control Letters, 20102014
• Associate Editor  Asian
Journal of Control, 20102013
• Associate Editor 
Conference Editorial Board, IEEE Control Systems Society, 20092013
• Associate Editor 
Journal of Control Science and Engineering, 20092012
• Member  IFAC Technical
Committee on Mechatronic Systems, 2016date
• Lead Guest Editor 
Special issue on “Advanced Techniques for Networked Systems with
Applications,” Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2016
• Guest Editor  Special
issue on “ConsensusBased Applications in Networked Systems,” International
Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 2015
• Sponsorship Chair  The
56^{th} IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Australia, 2017
• Publication Chair 
Australian Control Conference, Australia, 2016
• Publicity Chair  The 12^{th}
World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, China, 2016
• General Chair 
Symposium on New Tides of Control Theory and Applications, Hong Kong, 2015
• 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; AIM/Banff~Canada/2016,
WCICA/Guilin~China/2016;
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;
IASTEDAsiaRC/Bangkok~Thailand/2010;
ICICIP/Dalian~China/2010;
WCICA/Jinan~China/2010; IASTEDCA/Alberta~Canada/2010;
IEEE~CDC&CCC/Shanghai~China/2009; IASTEDICA/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 multiagent
systems, ARC Discovery Grant, Australia, AUD355,100, 20152017.
• Chief Investigator,
Dynamics and feedback in networked biological systems, ARC Discovery Grant,
Australia, AUD330,000, 20132015.
• Chief Investigator,
Biological pattern generators for control and optimization of locomotion
systems, ARC Discovery Grant, Australia, AUD220,000, 20082010.
• Chief Investigator,
University of Newcastle Emerging Research Leader Grant, AUD10,000, 2012.
• Principal Investigator,
Dynamics and control in nanopositioning systems,
National Natural Science Foundation of China  Overseas Collaboration
Scheme, RMB200,000, 20142015.
• Principal Investigator,
Nonlinear control problems in nanopositioning
systems, Openproject of the State Key Lab of Digital Manufacturing Equipment
and Technology of China, RMB100,000, 2012.
• Principal Investigator,
Redundant design and control for ultrafast nanopositioning
systems, Openproject 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.
CoPrincipal Investigator
• CoPrincipal Investigator,
Advanced active control technology research for highefficiency and
highprecision fiveaxis machining systems of complex surfaces, National
Natural Science Foundation of China, RMB3,000,000, 20122016.
• CoPrincipal
Investigator, Model predictive microenvironment control for nanojet printing platform, National Natural Science
Foundation of China, 20112013
• CoPrincipal Investigator,
Biomedically inspired model predictive control of
distributed parameter systems, National Natural Science Foundation of
China, 20082010.


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 9783319088334.
v
Integrated approach to
teaching stateoftheart 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 selfcontained
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
stateofthe 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 uptodate 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 appliedmathematical 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 inputtostate stability and small gain theorem for nonlinear
systems containing timevarying uncertainty," In D. Cheng, Y. Sun, T.
Shen and H. Ohmori (eds),
Advanced Robust and Adaptive Control Theory and Applications,
SpringerTsinghua, 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
9783642112782.
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 9783642408489.
Referred
journal papers:
1.
L. Zhu, X. Shi, Z. Chen,
H. Zhang, and C.Xiong, “Adaptive servomechanism
of pneumatic muscle actuators with uncertainties,” IEEE Transactions on
Industrial Electronics [regular paper].
2.
H. Zhang, Q. Wang, Z.
Chen, and FL. Wei, “Dynamics and feedback control of electrospinning
processes,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology.
3.
L. Zhu, Z. Chen, and R.
Middleton, “Robust asymptotic model matching and its application to output
synchronization of heterogenous multiagent
systems,” Systems and Control Letters.
4.
Z. Lin, L. Wang, Z. Chen,
M. Fu, and Z. Han, “Necessary and sufficient graphical conditions for affine formation control,” IEEE
Transactions on Automatic Control [regular paper], DOI 10.1109/TAC.2015.2504265
5.
L. Zhu, Z. Chen, and R.
Middleton, “A general framework for robust output synchronization of
heterogeneous nonlinear networked systems,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic
Control [regular paper], DOI 10.1109/TAC.2015.2492141.
6.
H. Meng, Z. Chen, L. Zhu,
and R. Middleton, “Consensus of a class of secondorder nonlinear
heterogeneous multiagent systems with uncertainty and communication
delay,” International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, DOI:
10.1002/rnc.3508.
7.
S. Knorn, Z. Chen, and R.
Middleton, “Overview: collective control of multiagent systems,” IEEE
Transactions on Control of Network Systems [regular paper], DOI
10.1109/TCNS.2015.2468991.
8.
X. Chen and Z. Chen,
“Robust perturbed output regulation and synchronization of nonlinear
heterogeneous multiagents,” IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics [regular
paper], DOI 10.1109/TCYB.2015.2497359.
9.
Z. Chen and D. Xu, “Output
regulation and active disturbance rejection control: unified
formulation and comparison,” Asian Journal of Control [regular paper], DOI:
10.1002/asjc.1262.
10. X. Chen, Z. Chen, and C. Mei, “Sampled measurement output feedback
control of multiagent systems with jointlyconnected topologies,” IEEE
Transactions on Automatic Control, DOI 10.1109/TAC.2015.2479113.
11. H. Jin, L. Zhu, and Z. Chen, “Trajectory
control of snakelike robots in natural oscillation,” Asian Journal of
Control, DOI:
10.1002/asjc.1271.
12. H. Zhang, Z. Chen, and M. Fan, “Collaborative control of
multivehicle systems in diverse motion patterns," IEEE Transactions
on Control Systems Technology, DOI 10.1109/TCST.2015.2487864
13. X. Chen and Z. Chen, “Robust sampleddata output synchronization of
nonlinear heterogeneous multiagents,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic
Control.
14. C. Mei, L. Zhu, and Z. Chen, “Robustness analysis of locomotion
controllers for mechanical rectifier systems in natural oscillation,” IET
Control Theory & Applications, DOI: 10.1049/ietcta.2015.1162.
2016
15. D. Xu, X. Wang, and Z. Chen, “Output regulation of nonlinear output
feedback systems with exponential parameter convergence,” Systems and
Control Letters, vol. 88, pp. 8190, 2016.
16. J. V. Flores, A. T. Salton, J.M. Gomes da Silva Jr. N. B. Neto, and Z. Chen, “A discretetime framework for
proximate timeoptimal performance of damped servomechanisms,”
Mechatronics, vol. 36, pp. 2735, 2016.
17. A. T. Salton, Z. Chen, J. Zheng, and M. Fu, “Constrained optimal
preview control of dualstage actuators,” IEEE Transactions on
Mechatronics, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 11791184, 2016.
18. H. Zhang, Z. Chen, P. Chen, X. Zhang, and H. Ding, “Saturated output
regulation approach for active vibration control of thinwalled flexible
workpieces with voice coil actuators,” IEEE/ASME Transactions on
Mechatronics [regular paper], vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 266275, 2016.
19. J. Zhang, L. Zhu and Z. Chen, Control of natural oscillation gait
for mechanical locomotors in threedimensional space, Asian Journal of
Control [regular paper], vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 302315, 2016.
2015
20. Z. Chen, H. Zhang, X. Chen, D. Chen, and T. Zhou, “Twolevel
leaderfollower organization in pigeon flocks,” EPL (Europhysics
Letters), vol. 112, no. 2, pp. 20008, 2015.
21. W. He, H. Zhang, Z. Chen, J. Lin, K. Tian, B. Shan, R. Chen,
Temperature control for nanoscale films by
spatiallyseparated atomic layer deposition based on generalized predictive
control, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology [regular paper], vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 10941103, 2015.
22. 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, vol.
23, no. 6, pp. 24082415, 2015.
23. 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.
24. 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. 12941306, 2015.
25. 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. 16471656,
2015.
26. Z. Han, Z. Lin, M. Fu, and Z. Chen, “[Review] Distributed coordination in multiagent
systems: a graph Laplacian perspective,” Frontiers of Information
Technology & Electronic Engineering, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 429448, 2015.
27. Z. Chen, “A novel adaptive control approach for nonlinearly
parameterized systems,” International Journal of Adaptive Control and
Signal Processing, vol. 29, pp.8198, 2015.
28. Z. Chen and J. Huang, “Global robust adaptive output regulation for
nonlinear systems of relative degree up to two,” Communications in
Information and Systems, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 1533, 2015.
29. 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. 991996, 2015.
2014
30. Z. Chen, “Pattern synchronization of nonlinear heterogeneous
multiagent networks with jointly connected topologies,” IEEE Transactions
on Control of Network Systems [regular paper], vol
1, no. 4, 349359, 2014.
31. H.Zhang, Z.
Chen, T.Vicsek, G. Feng, L. Sun, R. Su, and T.
Zhou, Routedependent switch between hierarchical and egalitarian
strategies in pigeon flocks, Scientific Reports, 4, No. 5805, 2014.
32. M. N. Islam and Z. Chen, “Natural gaits for multilink mechanical
systems,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 765771, 2014.
33. 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. 12271234, 2014.
34. Z. Chen and H. Fujioka, “Performance analysis of nonlinear
sampleddata emulated controllers,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control,
vol. 59, no.10, pp.27782783, 2014.
35. M.C. Fan, Z. Chen, H.T. Zhang, “Semiglobal consensus of nonlinear
secondorder multiagent systems with measurement output feedback,” IEEE
Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 59, no. 8, pp. 22222227, 2014.
36. 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. 19211927, 2014.
37. 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.
38. L. Zhu and Z. Chen, “Robust homogenization and consensus of
nonlinear multiagent systems,” Systems and Control Letters, vol. 65,
pp.5055, 2014.
39. 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. 15441549, 2014.
40. 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. 22312242, 2014.
2013
41. Z. Chen, T. Iwasaki, and L. Zhu, “Neural control for coordinated
natural oscillation patterns,” Systems and Control Letters, vol. 62, pp.693698,
2013.
42. L. Zhu, Z. Chen, and T. Iwasaki, "Oscillation, orientation, and
locomotion of underactuated multilink mechanical
systems," IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology [regular
paper], vol.21, pp.15371548, 2013.
43. Z. Chen, and H. Zhang, "A remark on collective circular motion
of heterogeneous multiagents," Automatica,
vol. 49, 12361241, 2013.
44. Z. Chen and H. Zhang, "Analysis of joint connectivity condition
for multiagents with boundary constraints," IEEE Transactions on
Cybernetics [regular paper], vol. 43, 437444, 2013.
45. H. Zhang, Z. Chen, L. Yan, and W. Yu, "Applications of
collective circular motion control to multirobot systems," IEEE
Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 21, 14161422, 2013.
46. 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,
513520, 2013.
2012
47. M. N. Islam and Z. Chen, "Natural Oscillation Control of
Prototype Mechanical Rectifiers," IEEE Transactions on Control Systems
Technology, vol. 20, 15591566, 2012.
48. A. Salton, Z. Chen, and M. Fu, "Improved control design methods
for proximate timeoptimal servomechanisms, " IEEE/ASME Transactions
on Mechatronics [regular paper], vol 7,
10491058, 2012.
2011
49. Z. Chen and H. Zhang, "Nobeacon collective circular motion of
jointly connected multiagents," Automatica
[regular paper], vol. 47, 19291937, 2011.
50. 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,
16901695, 2011.
51. H. Zhang, Z. Chao, and Z. Chen, "A general alignment repulsion
algorithm for flocking of multiagent systems," IEEE Transactions on
Automatic Control, vol 56, pp. 430435, 2011.
52. A. Salton, Z. Chen, J. Zheng, and M. Fu, "Preview control of
dualstage actuator systems for super fast transition time, "
IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 16, pp.758763, 2011.
2010
53. Z. Chen, "On observability of nonlinear steadystate
generators," Automatica, vol. 46,
pp.17121718, 2010.
54. H.T. Zhang, M.Z. Chen, and Z. Chen, "Nonlinear LaguerreVolterra observercontroller and its application to
process control," International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear
Control, vol. 20, pp. 412423, 2010.
2009
55. Z. Chen, "A remark on sensor disturbance rejection of nonlinear
systems," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 54, no. 9,
pp.22062210, 2009.
56. Z. Chen and T. Iwasaki, "Matrix perturbation analysis for
weakly coupled oscillators," Systems and Control Letters, vol. 58, pp.
148154, 2009.
57. Z. Chen, "Global stabilization of nonlinear cascaded systems
with a Lyapunov function in superposition
form," Automatica, vol. 45, pp. 20412045,
2009.
58. L. Liu, Z. Chen, and J. Huang, "Parameter convergence and
minimal internal model with an adaptive output regulation problem," Automatica, vol.45, pp.13061311, 2009.
59. Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Attitude tracking and disturbance
rejection of rigid spacecraft by adaptive control," IEEE Transactions
on Automatic Control, vol. 54, pp. 600605, 2009.
2008
60. 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.583606, 2008.
61. 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, pp273286, 2008.
62. 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
63. Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Global robust servomechanism of a class
of nonlinear systems using output feedback," Asian Journal of Control,
vol. 9, pp. 292305, 2007.
2005
64. W. Lan, Z. Chen and J. Huang,
"Semiglobal robust output regulation for nonlinear systems in normal
form using output feedback," Communications in Information and
Systems, vol. 5, pp. 285 400, 2005.
65. Z. Chen and J. Huang, "A simplified small gain theorem for
timevarying nonlinear systems," IEEE Transactions on Automatic
Control, vol 50, pp.19041908, 2005.
66. Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Robust output regulation with nonlinear exosystems," Automatica,
vol. 41, pp. 14471454, 2005
67. 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.448462, 2005.
68. Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Global robust output regulation for
output feedback systems," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol.
50, pp.117121, 2005.
2004
69. J. Huang, and Z. Chen, "A general framework for tackling the
output regulation problem," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
[regular paper], vol. 49, pp. 22032218, 2004.
70. Z. Chen, J. Huang, "Dissipativity,
stabilization, and regulation of cascadeconnected systems," IEEE
Transactions on Automatic Control [regular paper], vol. 49, pp. 635650,
2004.
71. Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Global robust servomechanism of lower
triangular systems in the general case," Systems and Control Letters,
vol. 52, pp. 209220, 2004.
2002
72. 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.803813, 2002.
73. Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Global robust stabilization of cascaded
polynomial systems," Systems and Control Letters, vol. 47, pp.
445453, 2002.
2001
74. Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Robust output regulation of singular
nonlinear systems," Communications in Information and Systems, vol. 1,
No. 4, pp. 381394, 2001.



Referred
conference papers:
2016
75.
T. Zhu, B. Liu, H.T. Zhang, and Z. Chen, “A design
of novel damping controller combined with PID for nanopositioners,”
Proceedings of the 35th Chinese Control Conference, 2016.
76.
L. Zhu, Z. Chen and X. Chen, “Robust inputtooutput
stabilization of nonlinear systems with a specified gain,” Proceedings of
the 12th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, 2016.
2015
77.
H. Meng, Z. Chen, L. Zhu, and R. Middleton,
“Consensus of a class of secondorder nonlinear heterogeneous multiagent
systems with uniform time delay,” Proceedings of the 54th IEEE Conference
on Decision and Control, 2015.
78.
Z. Han, Z. Lin, Z. Chen, and M. Fu, “Formation
maneuvering with collision avoidance and connectivity maintenance,” 2015
IEEE MultiConference on Systems and Control, pp. 652657, Sydney
Australia, September 2015.
79.
H.T. Zhang, Z. Chen, and M. Fan, “Algorithms and
experiments for multivehicle systems in diverse motion patterns,”
Proceedings of the 34th Chinese Control Conference, Hangzhou, July 2015.
2014
80.
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.
81. X. Chen, Z. Chen, and H.
Zhang, “Robust Perturbed Output Regulation and Its Application to Synchronization of Nonlinear
Heterogeneous MultiAgents” Proceedings of the 53rd IEEE Conference on
Decision and Control, Los Angeles, December 2014.
82. A. Salton, J. Flores, J. Gomes Da Silva Jr, J. Zheng, and Z.
Chen, “A Framework for the Nonlinear Control of
DualStage System,” Proceedings of the 19th IFAC World Congress, Cape Town,
South Africa, 2014.
83.
X. Chen and Z. Chen, “Sampled position feedback
consensus of multiple double integrators with jointly connected topologies.”
Proceeedigs of the 11^{th} World Congress
on Intelligent Control and Automation, Shenyang, China, June 2014.
84. J. Zhong, Z. Lin, Z. Chen, and W. Xu, "Cooperative localization
using angleofarrival information", Proceedings of the 11th IEEE
International Conference on Control and Automation, Taichung, Taiwan, June
1820, 2014
2013
85.
L. Zhu and Z. Chen, “Robust consensus of nonlinear
heterogeneous multiagent systems,” Proceedings of the 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 67246728,
Firenze, Italy, December 2013.
86.
Z. Lin, Z. Chen, and M. Fu, “A linear control
approach to distributed multiagent formations in ddimensional space,”
Proceedings of the 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp.
60496054, Firenze, Italy, December 2013.
87.
M. Fan, H. Zhang, and Z. Chen, “Experiments on
flocking of multirobots in a bounded plane,” Proceedings of the 13th IFAC
Symposium on Large Scale Complex Systems: Theory and Applications, pp.
2530, Shanghai, July 2013.
88.
Z. Chen, H. Zhang, and M. Fan, “A flocking
algorithm for multiagents in a bounded space,”
Proceedings of the 32nd Chinese Control Conference, pp.71317135, Xi’an,
July 2013.
89.
M. Fan, Z. Chen, and H. Zhang, “Position feedback
pinning control for nonlinear multiagent systems,” Proceedings of the 2013
Asian Control Conference, pp. 15, Istanbul, June 2013.
90.
M. Fan, Z. Chen, and H. Zhang, “Velocityfree
compact rigid flock control with input saturations,” Proceedings of the 25^{th}
Chinese Control and Decision Conference, pp.316321, Guiyang China, May
2013.
91.
A. Salton, Z. Chen, J. Zheng, and M. Fu, “Optimal
trajectories for the preview control of dualstage actuators,” Proceedings
of the 2013 American Control Conference, pp. 50055010, Washington DC, June
2013.
92.
M. Islam and Z. Chen, “Multilink mechanical
locomotors in natural gaits  controller design and experiments,”
Proceedings of the 2013 American Control Conference, pp. 64806485,
Washington DC, June 2013.
2012
93.
Z. Chen, "Robust stability analysis of
nonlinear sampleddata control systems with time delay," Proceedings
of the 2nd Australian Control Conference, pp. 110115, Sydney, Dec 2012.
94.
L. Zhu and Z. Chen, "Control of flappingwing
rectifier systems in natural oscillation," Proceedings of the 51st
IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 17901795, Maui, Dec 2012.
95.
Z. Chen, "Robust sampleddata control of
nonlinear output feedback systems," Proceedings of the 12th
International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision,
pp.782786, Guangzhou China, Dec 2012.
96.
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.167171, Seoul Korea, Aug 2012.
97. Z. Chen and H.T. Zhang, "Decentralized control of heterogeneous
multiagents in collective circular motion," Proceedings of the 30th
Chinese Control Conference, pp.60216026, Hefei China, July 2012.
98.
H. Zhang, Z. Chen, L. Yan, and W. Yu,
"Multirobot systems' torus collective behavior control,"
Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of
Networks and Systems, Melbourne Australia, July 2012.
99. 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.49955000, Beijing China, July 2012.
100.
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.14181423, Beijing China, July 2012.
2011
101.
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. 11511155, Dec 2011.
102.
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.32463251, Orlando, Dec 2011.
103.
M. Islam and Z. Chen, "Natural oscillation
control experiments on a prototype mechanical rectifier," Preprints of
the18th IFAC World Congress, pp.1376413769, Milano Italy, AugSep 2011.
104.
L. Zhu and Z. Chen, "Control of underactuated multisegmental mechanical systems in
natural oscillation," Preprints of the18th IFAC World Congress, pp.
1374113746, Milano Italy, AugSep 2011.
105.
A. Salton, Z. Chen, and M. Fu, "Improved
servomechanism control design  nonswitching
case," Preprints of the18th IFAC World Congress, pp.86148619, Milano Italy, AugSep 2011.
106.
Z. Chen and H.T. Zhang, "Almost satisfaction
of a joint connectivity condition for multiagents in a bounded
plane," Proceedings of the 30th Chinese Control Conference, pp.60126017,
Yantai China, July 2011.
107.
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.36223627, Shanghai China, May 2011.
108.
Z. Chen, "Forward/backward adaptation law for
nonlinearly parameterized systems", Proceedings of the 2011 American
Control Conference, pp. 35303535, San Francisco, 2011.
109.
Z. Chen and H.T. Zhang, "Consensus
acceleration of multiagent systems via model prediction", Proceedings
of the 2011 American Control Conference, pp.53365341, San Francisco, 2011.
2010
110.
Z. Chen and H.T. Zhang, "Torus problems in
jointlyconnected nobeacon networks," Proceedings of the 49th IEEE
Conference on Decision and Control, pp.71477152, Atlanta, Dec 2010.
111.
Z. Chen, L. Zhu, and T. Iwasaki, "Autonomous
locomotion of multilink mechanical systems via natural oscillation
pattern," Proceedings of the 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and
Control, pp.60346039, Atlanta, Dec 2010.
112.
A. Salton, Z. Chen, J. Zheng and M. Fu,
"Continuous Preview Control of DualStage Actuator Systems for Reduced
Transition Time," Proceedings of the 49th IEEE Conference on Decision
and Control, pp.51685173, Atlanta, Dec 2010.
113.
Z. Chen and H.T. Zhang, "Asymptotic
synchronization and collision avoidance for multiagent flocking,"
Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Control, Automation,
Robotics and Vision, pp.263268, Singapore, Nov 2010.
114.
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. 969974, Jinan, 2010.
115.
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.709713, Jinan, 2010.
2009
116.
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. 29542959, Shanghai, 2009.
117.
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.
52755280, Shanghai, 2009.
118.
A. Salton, Z. Chen, and M. Fu, "A class of
preview control for dualstage actuator systems," Proceedings of the
IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation, pp. 110115, Christchurch, 2009.
119.
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. 5358, Christchurch, 2009.
2008
120.
Z. Chen, "Minimal dimension internal models
for lower triangular systems," Proceedings of the 47th IEEE Conference
on Decision and Control, pp.44484453, Cancun, Mexico, 2008.
121.
H.T. Zhang, M. Chen, and Z. Chen, "LaguerreVolterra observercontroller design and its applications,"
Proceedings of the IFAC 21st Triennial World Congress, Seoul, Korea, 2008.
122.
Z. Chen, "Changing supply function in
superposition form and its applications," Proceedings of the 27th
Chinese Control Conference, pp. 363367, Kunming, 2008.
123.
Z. Chen, "Global observability of the steady
state generator in output regulation problem," Proceedings of the 2008
American Control Conference, pp.30343039, Seattle, June 2008.
124.
L. Liu, Z. Chen, and J. Huang "Parameter
convergence with an adaptive output regulation problem," Proceedings
of the 2008 American Control Conference, pp.48274832, Seattle, June 2008.
2007
125.
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.46314636, New Orleans,
2007.
126.
Z. Chen, "Internal model principle for
measurement feedback problem," Proceedings of the 2007 American
Control Conference, pp.26062611, New York, 2007.
127.
Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Asymptotic rejection of
a class of persistent disturbance for spacecraft systems," Proceedings
of the 2007 American Control Conference, pp.906911, New York, 2007.
128.
Z. Chen, "Global robust regulation of lower
triangular systems via measurement feedback," Proceedings of the 2007
IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation, pp.14961500,
Guangzhou, China, 2007.
2006
129.
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.661666, San Diego, 2006.
130.
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. 415422, Kyoto, Japan, 2006.
131.
Z. Chen and T. Iwasaki, "Exact synthesis of
biological pattern generation: a circulant
paradigm," Proceedings of the 25th American Control Conference,
pp.41124117, Minneapolis, June 2006.
132.
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
133.
W. Lan, Z. Chen and J.
Huang, "Semiglobal robust output regulation for a class of nonlinear
systems using output feedback," Proceedings of the 24th American
Control Conference, pp.51275132, Portland, June 2005.
2004
134.
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.45834588, Bahamas, Dec. 2004.
135.
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.338343, Kunming, China,
Dec. 2004.
136.
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. 101106, Stuttgart, Germany, Sept. 2004.
137.
Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Robust output
regulation with nonlinear exosystems,"
Proceedings of the 2004 American Control Conference, pp. 24032408, Boston,
Massachusetts, July 2004.
138.
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. 30473052, Boston, Massachusetts, July 2004.
2003
139.
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.
10711079, Maui, Hawaii, Dec. 2003.
140.
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. 2530, Changsha, China, Oct. 2003.
141.
Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Asymptotic tracking
and disturbance rejection in uncertain nonlinear cascaded systems,"
Proceedings of 2003 Chinese Control Conference, pp. 5460, Yichang, China,
Aug. 2003.
142.
Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Global robust
servomechanism problem of lowertriangular systems in the general
case," Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Control and
Automation, pp. 610614, Montreal, Canada, June 2003.
143.
Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Nonlinear Internal
model and the robust output regulation problem," Proceedings of the
2003 American Control Conference, pp. 15601565, Denver, Colorado, June
2003.
144.
Z. Chen and J. Huang, "On global robust
adaptive stabilization for cascaded nonlinear systems," Proceedings of
the 2003 American Control Conference, pp. 30143019, Denver, Colorado, June
2003.
2002
145.
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.
38553862, Las Vegas, Nevada, Dec. 2002.
146.
Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Global output
regulation of nonlinear triangular systems with uncertain exosystem," Proceedings of the 4th Asian Control
Conference, pp. 833838, Singapore, Sep. 2002.
147.
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.
148.
Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Robust output
regulation of singular nonlinear systems," Proceedings of the IFAC
19th Triennial World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, July 2002.
149.
Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Global robust
stabilization of cascaded polynomial systems," Proceedings of the 2002
International Conference on Control and Automation, pp.13191323, Xiamen,
China, June 2002.
150.
J. Huang and Z. Chen, "A general framework
for output regulation problem,"Proceedings
of the 2002 American Control Conference, pp. 102109, Anchorage, Alaska,
May 2002.
2001
151.
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.
167172, Dalian, China, Aug. 2001.









