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Research Areas and Interests
Minimum data rate for stabilization
Multi-agent Systems and Distributed Optimization
Cooperative control of multi-agent systems
Data rate and network topology for distributed
Distributed sensor fusion algorithms
(c) Cooperative Localization in GPS Denied
Cooperative localization algorithms
UWB based cooperative localization
Integrative cooperative localization and control
UAVs and ground robotics for logistics and structure
(d) Indoor Position and Human Activity
indoor positioning system
CSI based human activity recognition system
Compressive sensing algorithms and performance
Sensor array for DOA estimation
- Finalist for Best Paper Award at 2018 IEEE
International Conference on Real-Time Computing and Robotics (IEEE RCAR
2018) for the paper “Distributed Continuous-Time Constrained Convex Optimization
via Nonsmooth Analysis” (co-authored with X. Li
and Y.G. Hong).
o Best Paper Award at 2017 IEEE International Conference
on Unmanned Systems (IEEE ICUS 2017), Beijing, Oct.
2017 for the paper “Infrastructure-free cooperative relative localization for
mobile unmanned aerial vehicles in GPS-denied environments” (co-authored with
o Best Paper Award at the 18th International
Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR 2017), Hong Kong, July 2017 for the paper
“Non-Iterative SLAM” (co-authored with C. Wang and J. Yuan).
o My URECA student Hoang Minh Chung won the Overall
Winner Award of NTU URECA Poster Competition, March 2017.
o Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate
o Highly Cited Researcher by Academic Ranking of World
and Thomson Reuters in 2016.
o Highly Cited Researcher by Academic Ranking of World
and Thomson Reuters in 2015.
o Highly Cited Researcher by Academic Ranking of World
and Thomson Reuters, 2014.
o Elected to Fellow of the Chinese Automation
o Microsoft Indoor Localization Competition Award, 3rd
Place (Infrastructure-free Approaches): WiFi-based
Indoor Localization System by Using Weighted Path Loss and Extreme Learning
Machine, The 13th ACM/IEEE Int. Conf. on Information Processing in
Sensor Networks (IPSN), Berlin, April 2014.
Elected to be an
IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in May 2012.
Prestigious IBM Faculty
Award, June 2011.
Elected to Prestigious
Fellow of IFAC for contribution to robust control and
estimation theory with their application to communications in May 2011.
Guan Zhao Zhi
Award at the 29th Chinese Control Conference for the paper “Mean Square Stabilizability of Linear Systems with Limited Feedback
Data Rates and Markovian Packet Losses,” (co-authored with K. You), July 2010.
Best Paper Award
for the paper “Distributed consensus of multi-agent systems with finite-level
quantization” (co-authored with T. Li, M. Fu and J. Zhang) at the 7th
Asia Control Conference,
Hong Kong, August 26-28, 2009.
Paper Award for the paper “Optimal Filtering for Continuous-time Linear Systems
with Time-varying Delay” (by W. Wang, H. Zhang and L. Xie) at the 6th
Int. Conf. on Information, Communications, and Signal Processing, December
10-13, 2007, Singapore.
Elected to Fellow
of IEEE in Jan. 2007.
Paper Award for the paper “Robust Kalman
filtering for discrete-time systems with measurement delay” (co-authored with
X. Lu, H. Zhang and W. Wang) at the 6PthP World Congress of Intelligent Control and Automation,
China, June 21-23, 2006.
Changjiang Scholar award, Ministry of Education, P.R. China,
Elected to Fellow
of Institution of Engineers, Singapore in 2005.
Occupational Health Best
Practices Award (Excellence and Innovation), Ministry of Manpower, Republic of
Singapore, for the project “Intelligent Monitoring and Control System for
Hazardous Chemical Waste Treatment,” Oct. 2004.
Science and Technology Award,
second prize, by Ministry of Mechanical Industries, P.R. China,
Funded Research Projects
Multi-Robot Sensor Fusion, Localization, Navigation and Control, Joint WASP/NTU
Research Grant, $270,000, Co-PI (allocated amount of $135,000), 1 March 2018 -
28 Feb. 2021.
of Dynamic Reconfigurable Material Handling System, NRF-Delta, $1,794,100, PI,
1 July 2016 - 30 June 2021.
detection and avoidance in GPSless Environment, PI,
$145,000, NRF STE-NTU Corporate Lab, July 2016 to June 2018.
Corporate Lab for Cyber-Physical
Systems, NRF-Delta Electronics-NTU, 1 July 2016-30 June 2021, $45,000,000,
- Continuous Dictionary Compressed Sensing
with Applications, 2015-T1-001-198, AcRF Tier 1,
$169,600.00, PI, 2 Nov. 2105-1 Nov. 2017.
- GPSless Localization for Unmanned
Aerial Verhicles With Self-Organized Distributed
Coverage of 3D Structures, PI, $570,000, NRF STE-NTU Corporate Lab, July
2015 to June 2020.
- Compressed Sensing for Passive Radar,
MINDEF, TL-9014103349-01, PI, $375,000, April 2015 to Oct. 2016.
- Distributed Model Predictive Routing and
Scheduling for Minimizing Network-wise En-Route
and Airport Arrival Delay in Air Traffic Flow Management with an Eulerian-Lagrangian Flow Dynamic Model, Co-PI, ATMRI, $588,500,
April 2015 to April 2018.
- Cognitive team theoretic approach for
Dynamic Airspace Management (CDAM), Co-PI, ATMRI, $588,000, April 2015 to
- Cognitive team theoretic approach for
Dynamic Airspace Management (CDAM), Co-PI, $172,000, April 2015 to April
- Framwork Agreement for Multiple
Projects in the Area of Internet of Things, PI, $2,840,800, EEE-Delta
Joint Lab, Nov. 2014 to Nov. 2019.
- Hub-wide Grid Planning and Management
System for Industrial Hubs, Co-PI, EIRP, $2,710,500, June 2014 to June
- Integrated Fibre
Optic Sensor Based Monitoring System for LNG Terminals,
NRF2014EWT-EIRP003-014, Co-PI, $2,667,600.00, July 2015 to June 2018.
- Topological Analysis & Control Design
for Heterogeneous Multi-agent Systems, Australian Research Council (ARC), A$355100,
2015-2017, Partner Investigator.
- GRUIDAE Multi-UAV Demonstration,
POD0001476, PI, $360,000, MINDEF-TL@NUS, Dec. 2014 to Dec. 2015.
- A Real-time Indoor Positioning and Navigation
System, NRF/NTUitive, $10,000, PI, Oct. 2014 to Apr. 2015.
- Development of Collaborative Localization
and Swarming Technologies for Micro UAVs, TL@NTU, $80,000, PI, Oct. 2014 -
- Fruitdove Rendezvous, TL@NUS (Project
from MINDEF), $180,000, PI, Apr. 2014 to Mar. 2016.
- Adaptive Occupancy based Localized Cooling
Control of ACMV Systems, NRF2013EWT-EIRP004-012, $912,600, PI, 1 August
2014 - 31 July 2017.
- Wireless networked sensing for prognosis
in power electronics and electrical machines, Rolls-Royce@NTU
Corporate Lab, $623,405, PI, 1 August 2013 - 31 July 2018.
- CRANEV, MINDEF POD0713727, $3m, Co-PI, Feb
2014 to Jan. 2016.
- Fusion and Sense Making of Heterogeneous
Sensor Network and Other Sources, Co-PI, $195,925, Mar. 2013 to Sept.
- Model Predictive Based Control and
Navigation for Robots, CTRLWORKS Pte Ltd.,
$40,000, PI, March. 2103- Dec 2013.
- New Generation HVAC Systems - Total Energy
Efficiency Solutions, National Research Foundation, Competitive Research
Programme, $9.95m , one of the six Project PIs, August 2012-July 2017.
- Networked Control Systems in Industrial
Automation, EDB IPP-Pteris Global Pte Ltd, $360,000, PI, Feb. 2012 - Jan. 2016.
- Singapore Berkeley Smart Buildings:
Building Efficiency and Sustainability in the Tropics (SinBerBEST),
Lead PI of Multi-level Control Thrust (with total funding of over $10m),
Feb. 2012-Jan. 2017.
- Distributed Cooperative Estimation over Complex Temporal and Spatial Networks, NSFC, 61120106011,
RMB 2.6m, 1 Jan. 2012 - 31 Dec. 2016, Co-PI.
- Geolocation and Tracking with Networked
Multi-Sensor Platforms, DIRP, POD0713727, $365,297.50, PI, June 2011-May
- Automated Assessment System for Physical
Rehabilitation, Innovative Fund, Ministry of Education, MOE2010-IF-1-005,
$518,265, Co-PI, April 2011 - March. 2014.
- Dynamic Road Pricing for Traffic
Congestion Control, Singapore-MIT Centre for Research and Technology, 5
years program (Sept. 2010-Aug. 2015), $141,600 for year 1, PI.
- Integrative Approach for Controller Design
for Optimal Performance?A*STAR
SERC 092 156 0126, Mar. 2010 - Feb.
2013, PI, $362,530.33.
- Distributed-Cooperative Information
Processing and Control, POD0914267, Temasek Labs, PI, August 2009 to Feb
2013, $482,150.00 (Cash $215,050.00).
- Novel Roof-mounted Solar Energy Assisted
Double Cycle Refrigeration for Energy Efficient Building Air-conditioning
Systems, NRF2008EWT-CERP02-010, Co-PI, May 2009 - April 2012, S$
- Investigation of Network-constrained
Estimation Algorithms for Network-Centric Environments, MINDEF-NTU,
POD0613315, PI, July 2009-June 2010, $50,000.
- Intelligent Fiber-Bragg Grating Sensor
Network for Aircraft Structural Health Monitoring and Diagnosis, A*Star
SERC Aerospace Consortium Project 2, Collaborator, Feb 2009 - Jan 2012,
- Real-time Secure RFID-based Track and
Trace in Aerospace MRO Supply Chain, A*Star SERC Aerospace Consortium
Project 3, Collaborator, Feb 2009 - Jan 2011, $523,745.
- Cooperative Estimation and Control Theory
with Application in Wireless Sensor
Networks, NSFC, China, 60828006, PI, Jan. 2009-Dec. 2010, RMB200,000.
- A Dynamical System Approach to the
Analysis of Scattered Pulse-Tissue Interactions in Medical Ultrasound, MoE Tier 2, PI, May 2008 - April 2011, $643,770.
- Modeling, control and optimization for
complex sensor and control networks (U0735003), NSF of China,
collaborator, Jan. 2008-Dec. 2010, RMB1.4m.
- Integrative Serviceability Management and
Supervisory Control of Networked Manufacturing Systems for Virtual
Enterprises (P0520104), Co-PI, April 2006 - March 2009, $982,190.
- Markov Jump System Theory for
Collaborative Signal and Information Processing in Wireless Sensor
Networks, A*STAR (SERC Grant no. 052 101 0037), PI, Jan. 2006-Dec. 2008,
- Soft Intelligent Sensors and Its
Applications in Magnetic Data Storage Systems, A*STAR (SERC Grant no. 052
101 0036), Co-PI, Jan. 2006 - Dec. 2008,
- Collaborative Signal Processing and
Control in Wireless Sensor Networks, AcRF
(RG12/05), PI, Dec. 2005 - Nov 2008, $85,043.20.
- Distributed Information Processing for
Wireless Sensor Network, RGM 19/05, Feb. 2006, Aug. 2009, PI, $80,000.
- Soft-Sensing Technologies with Application
to Chemical Waste Treatment, EDB/Purechem Pte Ltd/NTU, PI, 2004 -2007, $498,000.
- Analysis and synthesis of two-dimensional
systems for signal processing and control Australian Research Council
(Partner Chief Investigator), 2001-2004, A$163,000.
- Robust Control Systems for Smart
Structures, 2001-2204, PI, $149,177.
- Development of Optimization Technology for
Building HVAC Systems, A*STAR/Matrix Control Pte
Ltd/NTU (Collaborator), Nov. 2000 - Oct. 2002, $800,000.
- Development of Intelligent Monitoring and
Control Systems for Hazardous Waste Chemical Treatment, NSTB/Purechem/NTU (Collaborator), 1999-2001, $1.04m.
- A Robust and Adaptive Filtering Approach
to Active Control of Noise in a Cleanroom, PI, 1998-2000, $71,228.
- Advanced Digital Control Design for
Industrial Processes, PI, 1993-1996, $29,700.
Current Research Staff Members
Dr. Qiu Zhirong, distributed optimization
Dr. Li Xiuxian, distributed optimization
Dr. Long Yushen, model predictive control with application
in energy efficient buildings
Dr. Ran Maopeng, motion control and path/trajectory
Dr. Chen Chun-Lin, sensing and perception for
Dr. Li Maoxun, robot platform design and control
Mr. Cao Muqing, control design for UAVs
Mr. Ji Tete, vision based SLAM
Mr. Wang Han, Lidar based SLAM
Mr. Hoang Minh Chung, fast SLAM and structure
inspection with UAVs
Mr. Yuan Shenghai, sensor
fusion for UAVs
- Xie Shoulie,
1997-1999, Ph.D. (Research
Scientist, I2R, A*Star, Singapore
Thesis title: Robust and nonlinear control of interconnected
- Du Chunling,
1997-1999, Ph.D. (Research
Scientist, Advanced Remanufacturing Center, A*Star, Singapore)
Thesis title: H-infinity filtering and control
of two-dimensional systems.
- Li Luowen,
1997-1999, Ph.D. (Senior Engineer,
Thesis title: Optimal model reduction and
reduced order filtering.
- Zhou Huan, 2000 - 2003, Ph.D. (Research Scientist, I2R, A*Star,
Thesis title: H2 and H-infinity optimal design
of multirate filter bank systems.
- Lu Lilei,
2000- 2004, Ph.D.
Thesis title: Issues in Robust and Networked
- Zhang Sen, 2002-2005, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Beijing
University of Science and Technology)
Thesis title: Simultaneous Localization and Map
Building for Outdoor Mobile Robot Navigation.
- Xu Jun, 2003- 2006, Ph.D. (Lead Consultant Specialist, Applied
Thesis title: Control and Estimation of
Piecewise Affine Systems.
- Cao Chengtao,
2003- 2007, PhD
Thesis title: A Polynomial Approach to Robust
Estimation with Applications in DS-CDMA Systems.
- Lin Jun,
2002- 2007, Ph.D.
Thesis title: Robust Deconvolution and Control
of Uncertain and Time Delay Systems with Applications.
- Teoh Jul Nee, 2003-2007,
Thesis title: High precision servo control in
- Lin Jianyong,
Thesis title: Energy Efficient Sensor
Scheduling and Filtering Algorithms for Target Tracking in Wireless Sensor
- You Keyou., 2007-2011, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Young Thousand
Talent, Outstanding Youth, 青千，优青, Tsinghua University)
Thesis title: Control and Estimation with
Limited Data Rate and Packet Loss)
- Xiao Nan, 2007-2011, Ph.D. (Alibaba,
Thesis title: Filtering and Control of
Networked Systems over Unreliable Channels
- Liu Shuai, 2007-2011, Ph.D. (Professor, Young Thousand Talent, 青千, Shandong
Thesis title: Control of Single and Multiple
Agent Systems with Input and Communication Delays
- Hu Jinwei,
2008-2012, Ph.D. (Associate
Professor, Northwestern Polytechnic University)
Thesis Title: Information Fusion and
Cooperative Control for Target Search and Localization in Multi-Agent Sensor
- Gao Tingting,
Thesis Title: Integrated Plant/Controller
Design and Implementation for High Track Density HDD Servo Systems
- Meng Wei, 2009-2013, Ph.D. (Professor, 青年珠江学者，Guangdong University of Technology)
Thesis Title: Distributed Source Localization
in Wireless Sensor Networks
- Yang Zai,
2009-2013, Ph.D. (Professor,
Nanjing University of Science and Technology)
Thesis Title: Analysis, Algorithms and
Applications of Compressed Sensing
- Yu Chengpu,
2009-2013, Ph.D. (Professor, Young
Thousand Talent, 青千, Beijing Institute of Technology)
Thesis Title: Blind System Identification with
Application to Medical Imaging
- Wang Xuehe,
Aug. 2011-2015, Ph.D. (Research
Fellow, Singapore University of Design and Technology)
Thesis Title: Existence, Convergence and
Efficiency Analysis of Nash Equilibrium and Its Applications
- Zou Han, 2012 - 2016, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California,
Thesis Title: Robust and Accurate Localization
Algorithms for Indoor Positioning and Navigation
- Long Yushen, 2012- 2016, Ph.D. (Research
Thesis Title: Distributed and Cooperative
Control with Applications to Building HVAC Systems
- Qiu Zhirong, 2013-2017, Ph.D. (Research
Thesis Title: Distributed Multi-agent Consensus
- Xu Liang, 2013-2017, Ph.D. (Research
Thesis Title: Control over Networks with Fading
- Niu Junpeng, Jan 2014 -Jan. 2018,
Thesis Title: Hybrid System Analysis and Design
for Scale-out Storage Environments
26. Sampath Kumar Padmanabhan,
2014-Aug. 2018, submitted
Thesis title: Conditioning Monitoring of Brushless Synchronous
Generators Using Wireless Sensors
27. Guo Kexin,
Aug. 2014-Aug. 2018, submitted
Thesis title: Ultra-wideband-based Navigation for Unmanned Aerial
28. Wang Chen, Aug. 2014-Aug. 2018, submitted
Thesis Title: Kernel Learning for Visual Perception
On-going Ph.D. students:
1. Li Juncheng,
August 2017 –
Integrated Trajectory Planning and Control for Mobile Robots
2. Ji Tete, Jan. 2017- (Part-Time)
Visual-Inertial Navigation for MAV
3. Wang Han, Jan. 2017- (Part-Time)
Fast and Responsive Automatic
Collison Avoidance for MAV
4. Fang Xu, Jan. 2017 -
Trajectory and Path Planning for UAV Swarming
5. Cao Kun, Aug. 2016 -
Cooperative Control and Multi-Robot Systems
6. Yang Jianfei,
Aug. 2016 -
Algorithms and Performance
Limitation of Indoor Positioning Systems
7. Abdul Hanif
Bin Zaini, Aug. 2015 –
Collective Motion Strategies for UAV Swarming
8. Nguyen Pham Nhat
Thien Minh, Aug. 2015-
Cooperative Localization of Multiple UAVs Under GPS-Denied Environments
9. Wu Xuepei,
Jan. 2012-, Ph.D., on-going
Networked control in industrial
10. Cao Muqing, Aug. 2018 – (Part-Time)
Control of Unmanned Systems
11. Wang Dazhuo,
Aug. 2018 –
- Su Weizhou, 1995 - 1996, MEng., Robust
control of cascaded uncertain nonlinear systems, Professor, South China University of Technology
- Xie Shoulie, 1995 - 1996, MEng,
Dissipative control of uncertain dynamical systems, Research Scientist, Institute of Info-Comm
- Chen Chang, 1995 - 1996, MEng, Robust and
optimal control of helicopter systems, Defense Science Organization, Singapore.
- Yang Xiao Hua, 1997 - 1999, MEng, Multi-channel active
- Tian Hui, 1997 - 1998, M.E. Nonlinear
composite control of hard disk drive
- Bayu Jayawardhana, 2001-2002, MEng, Active
Noise Control, Professor,
University of Groningen, Netherland.
- Toh Yue Khing,
2007-2009, MEng, Development of A Wireless Sensor
Network Target Tracking System, Institute of Info-Comm
- Saba Salehi,
2007-2009, MEng, Networked Control for Pressure Loop of HVAC System,
National University of Singapore.
- Yu Zhong, 2007-2010, MEng, Cooperative
Control of Multi-robot Systems.
- Ni Wei, 2007-2010, MEng, Process Control,
Institute of Info-Comm Research.
- Eric Toh, 2010-present MEng, Development
of a multi-agent cooperation system.
12. Lu Xiaoxuan,
Aug. 2013-July 2015, MEng, Development of Localization Algorithms for a WiFI Based Indoor Positioning System with Machine Learning
13. Wei Dong, Aug. 2014-, MEng,
Formation flight control of Multiple UAV
14. Zhang Songyuan, Aug. 2014-, MEng,
Vision based Navigation and Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
- Tay Huck Sun, 1995 - 1996, MSc, Precision
headload control of high capacity disk drive.
- Tham Poi Kwan, 1995 - 1997, MSc, Head
positioning control of hard disk drive
- Gao Wei, 1996 - 1998, MSc, H-infinity
iterative control of ball and plate systems
- Zaw Naing
Oo, 1995 - 1999, MSc, Robust control of
simplified helicopter model
- Zheng Hong, 1998-2000, MSc, Active Noise
- Huang Fu Zhong, Master of Science,
1997-2000, Identification and control of a distillation column
- Gao Ronghua,
2002-2003, MSc, Robust estimation with applications in signal dectection
- Li Hui, 2002-2003, MSc, System
identification and active vibration control of a hexpod
- Sai Sai,
2002-2003, MSc, Active vibration control
- Zhang Ling, 2002-2003, Energy optimization
of air distribution and chilled water systems
- Low Cher Wee, 2002-2003, Active noise
control for air handling unit
- Myo Thant Aung, Master of Science,
2002-2003, Modeling and control of a Stewart platform
- Tan Toa You, Master of Science, 2003-2004,
Multirate digital notch filter and resonance
screening for hard disk drive
- Maung Aung Khant,
Master of Science, 2004, Control of Stewart platform – An adaptive
- Du Zhe, MSc., 2005-2006, Control of
- Leng Mei, MSc., 2006-2007, Multi-hop
Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks
- Huang Kang, MSc., 2006-2007, Development
of A Body Sensor Network System
- Liu Jiandong,
MSc., 2007, Quantized Filtering with Application in Wireless Sensor
Network Based Target Tracking System
- Tian Wei, Msc., 2009-2010,
Development of A Multi-Robot Cooperative Tracking System.