

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:
• Changjiang (Yangtze River) Scholar award (Chaired
Professor), Ministry of Education, China, 2016.
• 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
• Changjiang Chair Professor
(Guest Professor), Central South University, China
• 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, Global Connections Fund
Priming Grant, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and
Engineering, Australia, AUD7,000, 20162017.
• 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 and Z. Chen, “Robust inputtooutput stabilization of nonlinear
systems with a specified gain,” Automatica.
2. A. Ponomarev, Z. Chen, and H. Zhang, “Discretetime predictor
feedback for consensus of multiagent systems with delays,” IEEE
Transactions on Automatic Control.
3. Z. Chen and H.T. Zhang, “A minimal control multiagent model for
collision avoidance and velocity alignment," IEEE Transactions on
Cybernetics [regular paper], DOI (identifier) 10.1109/TCYB.2017.2712641.
4. H. Zhang, Z. Chen, and X. Mo, “Effect of adding edges to consensus
networks with directed acyclic graphs,” IEEE Transactions on
Automatic Control.
5. D. Xu, Z. Chen, and X. Wang, “Global robust
stabilization of nonlinear cascaded systems with integral ISS dynamic
uncertainties,” Automatica, DOI:
10.1016/j.automatica.2017.02.023.
6. A. Bazaei, Z.Chen, Y. Yong, and R.
Moheimani, “A novel state transformation approach to tracking of piecewise
linear trajectories,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
[regular paper], DOI: 10.1109/TCST.2017.2654061.
7. C. Zhong, Z. Chen, and Y. Guo, “Attitude control for flexible
spacecraft with disturbance rejection,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and
Electronic Systems, DOI: 10.1109/TAES.2017.2649259.
8. C. Zhong, L. Wu, Y. Guo, and Z. Chen, “Robust adaptive attitude
manoeuvre control with finitetime convergence for a flexible spacecraft,”
Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, DOI:
10.1177/0142331216659337.
9. 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], DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2016.2573266.
10. Z. Chen, J. Zheng, H. Zhang, and H. Ding, “Tracking of piezoelectric
actuators with hysteresis: a nonlinear robust output regulation approach,”
International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, DOI:
10.1002/rnc.3702
11. X. Chen and Z. Chen, “Robust sampleddata output synchronization of
nonlinear heterogeneous multiagents,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic
Control, DOI 10.1109/TAC.2016.2585306.
2017
12. H. Zhang, Q. Wang, Z. Chen, and FL. Wei, “Dynamics and feedback
control of electrospinning processes,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems
Technology, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 611618, 2017.
2016
13. 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], vol. 61, no. 10, pp.
28772891, 2016.
14. Z. Cheng, Z. Chen, T. Vicsek, D. Chen, H. Zhang, “Pattern phase
transitions of selfpropelled particles: gases, crystals, liquids, and
mills,” New Journal of Physics, vol. 18, pp. 103005, 2016.
15. S. Knorn, Z. Chen, and R. Middleton, “Overview: collective control
of multiagent systems,” IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems
[regular paper], vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 334347, 2016.
16. X. Chen and Z. Chen, “Robust perturbed output regulation and
synchronization of nonlinear heterogeneous multiagents,” IEEE Transactions
on Cybernetics [regular paper], vol. 46, no. 12, pp. 31113122, 2016.
17. X. Chen, Z. Chen, and C. Mei, “Sampled measurement output feedback
control of multiagent systems with jointlyconnected topologies,” IEEE
Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 61, no.6, pp. 16701675, 2016.
18. H. Zhang, Z. Chen, and M. Fan, “Collaborative control of
multivehicle systems in diverse motion patterns," IEEE Transactions
on Control Systems Technology, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 14881494, 2016.
19. C. Mei, L. Zhu, and Z. Chen, “Robustness analysis of locomotion
controllers for mechanical rectifier systems in natural oscillation,” IET
Control Theory & Applications, vol. 10, no. 7, pp. 833837, 2016.
20. 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], vol. 61, no. 8, pp.
20922107, 2016.
21. 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, vol. 26, no. 15, pp.
33113329, 2016.
22. H. Jin, L. Zhu, and Z. Chen, “Trajectory control of snakelike
robots in natural oscillation,” Asian Journal of Control, vol 18, no. 5, pp. 19081913, 2016.
23. Z. Chen and D. Xu, “Output regulation and active disturbance
rejection control: unified formulation and comparison,” Asian
Journal of Control [regular paper], vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 16681678, 2016.
24. 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, vol. 94, pp. 3745,
2016.
25. 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.
26. 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.
27. 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.
28. 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.
29. 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
30. 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.
31. 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.
32. 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.
33. 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.
34. 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.
35. 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.
36. 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.
37. Z. Chen, “A novel adaptive control approach for nonlinearly
parameterized systems,” International Journal of Adaptive Control and
Signal Processing, vol. 29, pp.8198, 2015.
38. 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.
39. 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
40. 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.
41. 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.
42. M. N. Islam and Z. Chen, “Natural gaits for multilink mechanical
systems,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 765771, 2014.
43. 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.
44. Z. Chen and H. Fujioka, “Performance analysis of nonlinear
sampleddata emulated controllers,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control,
vol. 59, no.10, pp.27782783, 2014.
45. 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.
46. 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.
47. 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.
48. L. Zhu and Z. Chen, “Robust homogenization and consensus of
nonlinear multiagent systems,” Systems and Control Letters, vol. 65,
pp.5055, 2014.
49. 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.
50. 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
51. Z. Chen, T. Iwasaki, and L. Zhu, “Neural control for coordinated
natural oscillation patterns,” Systems and Control Letters, vol. 62,
pp.693698, 2013.
52. 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.
53. Z. Chen, and H. Zhang, "A remark on collective circular motion
of heterogeneous multiagents," Automatica,
vol. 49, 12361241, 2013.
54. 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.
55. 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.
56. 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
57. M. N. Islam and Z. Chen, "Natural Oscillation Control of
Prototype Mechanical Rectifiers," IEEE Transactions on Control Systems
Technology, vol. 20, 15591566, 2012.
58. 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
59. Z. Chen and H. Zhang, "Nobeacon collective circular motion of
jointly connected multiagents," Automatica
[regular paper], vol. 47, 19291937, 2011.
60. 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.
61. 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.
62. 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
63. Z. Chen, "On observability of nonlinear steadystate
generators," Automatica, vol. 46, pp.17121718,
2010.
64. 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
65. Z. Chen, "A remark on sensor disturbance rejection of nonlinear
systems," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 54, no. 9,
pp.22062210, 2009.
66. Z. Chen and T. Iwasaki, "Matrix perturbation analysis for
weakly coupled oscillators," Systems and Control Letters, vol. 58, pp.
148154, 2009.
67. Z. Chen, "Global stabilization of nonlinear cascaded systems
with a Lyapunov function in superposition
form," Automatica, vol. 45, pp. 20412045,
2009.
68. 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.
69. 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
70. 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.
71. 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.
72. 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
73. 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
74. 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.
75. Z. Chen and J. Huang, "A simplified small gain theorem for timevarying
nonlinear systems," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol 50, pp.19041908, 2005.
76. Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Robust output regulation with nonlinear exosystems," Automatica,
vol. 41, pp. 14471454, 2005
77. 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.
78. Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Global robust output regulation for
output feedback systems," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol.
50, pp.117121, 2005.
2004
79. 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.
80. Z. Chen, J. Huang, "Dissipativity,
stabilization, and regulation of cascadeconnected systems," IEEE
Transactions on Automatic Control [regular paper], vol. 49, pp. 635650,
2004.
81. 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
82. 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.
83. Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Global robust stabilization of cascaded
polynomial systems," Systems and Control Letters, vol. 47, pp.
445453, 2002.
2001
84. 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
85.
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.
86.
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
87.
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.
88.
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.
89.
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
90.
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.
91. 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.
92. 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.
93.
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.
94. 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
95.
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.
96.
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.
97.
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.
98.
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.
99.
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.
100.
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.
101.
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.
102.
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
103.
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.
104.
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.
105.
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.
106.
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.
107.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.
108.
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.
109.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.
110.
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
111.
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.
112.
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.
113.
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.
114.
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.
115.
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.
116.
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.
117.
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.
118.
Z. Chen, "Forward/backward adaptation law for
nonlinearly parameterized systems", Proceedings of the 2011 American
Control Conference, pp. 35303535, San Francisco, 2011.
119.
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
120.
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.
121.
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.
122.
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.
123.
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.
124.
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.
125.
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
126.
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.
127.
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.
128.
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.
129.
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
130.
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.
131.
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.
132.
Z. Chen, "Changing supply function in
superposition form and its applications," Proceedings of the 27th
Chinese Control Conference, pp. 363367, Kunming, 2008.
133.
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.
134.
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
135.
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.
136.
Z. Chen, "Internal model principle for
measurement feedback problem," Proceedings of the 2007 American
Control Conference, pp.26062611, New York, 2007.
137.
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.
138.
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
139.
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.
140.
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.
141.
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.
142.
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
143.
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
144.
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.
145.
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.
146.
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.
147.
Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Robust output
regulation with nonlinear exosystems,"
Proceedings of the 2004 American Control Conference, pp. 24032408, Boston,
Massachusetts, July 2004.
148.
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
149.
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.
150.
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.
151.
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.
152.
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.
153.
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.
154.
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
155.
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.
156.
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.
157.
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.
158.
Z. Chen and J. Huang, "Robust output
regulation of singular nonlinear systems," Proceedings of the IFAC
19th Triennial World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, July 2002.
159.
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.
160.
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
161.
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.









