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Guoqiang Hu, PhD

Director, Centre for System Intelligence and Efficiency

Associate Professor (Tenured), School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798

Tel: (+65) 6790 4362

E-mail: gqhu@ntu.edu.sg

Personal information

Guoqiang Hu joined the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2011, where he is currently a Tenured Associate Professor. He was an Assistant Professor at Kansas State University from 2008 to 2011. He received B.Eng. in Automation from University of Science and Technology of China in 2002, M.Phil. in Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2004, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Florida in 2007.

Research interests

Analysis, control, design and optimization of distributed intelligent systems

  1. Theoretical research: Distributed control and estimation, distributed optimization and games, distributed decision making

  2. Systems/applications:

    1. Cooperative robotics: multi-robot coordination, cloud robotics, swarm intelligence, visual servo control and autonomous systems

    2. Smart city systems (buildings and energy): energy management and optimization, fault diagnostics, building automation and control

Main on-going professional services:

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology

  • Technical Editor, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering

  • Subject Editor, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control

  • General Chair, the 15th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV), Singapore, November 18-21, 2018 https://icarcv.net/

Research and teaching awards:

  • Best Paper in Automation Award, the 14th IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation (ICIA), Macau, Jul 2017. (Paper: Z. Feng, G. Hu, “Distributed Secure Leader-Following Consensus of Linear Multi-Agent Systems Under DoS Attacks And Directed Topology”)

  • Best Paper Award (Guan Zhao-Zhi Award), the 36th Chinese Control Conference (CCC), Dalian, China, Jul 2017. (Paper: M. Ye, G. Hu, “Simultaneous Social Cost Minimization and Nash Equilibrium Seeking in Non-cooperative Games”)

  • Finalist for Best Paper Award, the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Real-time Computing and Robotics (IEEE RCAR), Kandima, Maldives, Aug 2018. (Paper: Z. Feng, G. Hu, “Formation Tracking Control for a Team of Networked Underwater Robot Systems with Uncertain Hydrodynamics”)

  • Finalist for Zhang Si-Ying Outstanding Youth Paper Award, the 29th Chinese Control and Decision Conference (CCDC), Chongqing, China, May 2017. (Paper: H. Cai, G. Hu, “Cooperative Output Regulation for a Class of Nonlinear Heterogeneous Multi-Agent Systems”)

  • Nominated for Nanyang Education Award, School of EEE, Nanyang Technological University, 2016

  • Early Career Teaching Excellence Award, School of EEE, Nanyang Technological University, 2015

Plenary and Keynote talks:

  • Keynote talk, The 2nd World Conference on Robotics & Artificial Intelligence (WCRAI 2019), Osaka, Japan, Jun 10-12, 2019.

  • Plenary talk, International Conference on Power, Electrical and Energy Engineering (CP3E 2019), Shanghai, China, Apr 26-28, 2019.

  • Keynote talk, “Design of Distributed Game Strategies for Networked Agents,” The 5th Annual International Conference on Network and Information Systems for Computers (ICNISC 2019), Wuhan, China, Apr 19-20, 2019.

  • Keynote talk, The 3rd International Conference on Robotics (ICR 2018), Foshan National Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone, Guangdong, China, 2019.

  • Keynote talk, “Distributed Nash Equilibrium Seeking for Multi-Agent Games,” The 3rd Chinese Nonlinear Systems and Control Conference (NSCC 2018), Guiyang, China, Oct 31-Nov 3, 2018.

  • Keynote talk, “Robust Coordination of Networked Multi-Robot Systems,” The 8th Annual IEEE International Conference on CYBER Technology in Automation, Control, and Intelligent Systems (IEEE-CYBER 2018), Tianjin, China, Jul 19-23, 2018.

  • Keynote talk, “Sensing, Data mining and Modeling – Thrust 1 Overview of SinBerBEST,” International Conference on Building Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Technologies (ICBEST 2015), Singapore, Aug 31, 2015.

Selected journal papers by topics:

  • Distributed control and optimization, distributed decision making

  1. C. Sun, G. Hu, L. Xie, “Controllability of Multi-agent Networks with Antagonistic Interactions,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 62 (10), 5457-5462, 2017.

  2. M. Ye, G. Hu, “Distributed Nash Equilibrium Seeking by A Consensus Based Approach,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 62 (9), 4811-4818, 2017.

  3. C. Sun, M. Ye, G. Hu, “Distributed Time-varying Quadratic Optimization for Multiple Agents under Undirected Graphs,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 62 (7), 3687-3694, 2017.

  4. H. Cai, G. Hu, “Distributed Tracking Control of an Interconnected Leader-follower Multi-agent System,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 62 (7), 3494-3501, 2017.

  5. Z. Feng, G. Wen, G. Hu, “Distributed Secure Coordinated Control for Multi-Agent Systems under Strategic Attacks,” IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 47 (5), 1273-1284, 2017.

  6. H. Cai, F. L. Lewis, G. Hu, and J. Huang, “Cooperative Output Regulation of Linear Multi-Agent Systems utilizing the Adaptive Distributed Observer,” Automatica, 75, 299-305, 2017.

  7. M. Ye, G. Hu, “Game Design and Analysis for Price based Demand Response: An Aggregate Game Approach,” IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 47 (3), 720-730, 2017.

  8. B. Chen, G. Hu, D. W. C. Ho, and L. Yu, “Distributed Covariance Intersection Fusion Estimation for Cyber-Physical Systems with Communication Constraints,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 61 (12), 4020-4026, 2016.

  9. M. Ye, G. Hu, “A Robust Extremum Seeking Scheme for Dynamic Systems with Uncertainties and Disturbances,” Automatica, 66, 172–178, 2016.

  10. B. Chen, G. Hu, W. Zhang, L. Yu, “Distributed Mixed H2H_infinity Fusion Estimation with Limited Communication Capacity,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 61 (3), 805-810, 2016.

  11. M. Ye, G. Hu, “Distributed Extremum Seeking for Constrained Networked Optimization and Its Application to Energy Consumption Control in Smart Grid,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 24 (6), 2048-2058, 2016.

  • Multi-robot systems

  1. Z. Feng, G. Hu, W. Ren, W.E. Dixon, and J. Mei, “Distributed Coordination of Multiple Unknown Euler-Lagrange Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, 5 (1), 55-66, 2018.

  2. C. Sun, G. Hu, L. Xie, and M. Egerstedt, “Robust Finite-Time Connectivity Preserving Coordination of Second-Order Multi-Agent Systems,” Automatica, 89, 21-27, 2018.

  3. Z. Feng, C. Sun, G. Hu, “Robust Connectivity Preserving Rendezvous of Multirobot Systems Under Unknown Dynamics and Disturbances,” IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, 4 (4), 725-735, 2017.

  4. X. Dong, G. Hu, “Time-varying Formation Tracking for Linear Multi-agent Systems with Multiple Leaders,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 62 (7), 3658-3664, 2017.

  5. X. Dong, G. Hu, “Time-varying output formation for general linear multi-agent systems via dynamic output feedback control,” IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, 4 (2), 236-245, 2017.

  6. X. Dong, G. Hu, “Time-varying Formation Control for General Linear Multi-agent Systems with Switching Directed Topologies,” Automatica, 73, 47-55, 2016.

  7. G. Hu, W. Tay, and Y. Wen, “Cloud Robotics: Architecture, Challenges and Applications,” IEEE Network, 28 (3), 21-28, 2012.

  • Smart building and energy systems

  1. H. Cai, G. Hu, “Distributed Nonlinear Hierarchical Control of AC Microgrid via Unreliable Communication,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 9 (4), 2429-2441, 2018.

  2. K. Ma, G. Hu, C.J. Spanos, “Energy Management Considering Load Operations and Forecast Errors with Application to HVAC Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 9 (2), 605-614, 2018.

  3. Z. Xu, G. Hu, C.J. Spanos, “Coordinated Optimization of Multiple Buildings with a Fair Price Mechanism for Energy Exchange,” Energy and Buildings, 151, 132-145, 2017.

  4. D. Li, Y. Zhou, G. Hu, C.J. Spanos, “Optimal Sensor Configuration and Feature Selection for AHU Fault Detection and Diagnosis,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 13 (3), 1369-1380, 2017.

  5. Z. Xu, S. Liu, G. Hu, C.J. Spanos, “Optimal Coordination of Air Conditioning System and Personal Fans for Building Energy Efficiency Improvement,” Energy and Buildings, 141, 308–320, 2017.

  6. Y. Fan, G. Hu, M. Egerstedt, “Distributed Reactive Power Sharing Control for Microgrids with Event-Triggered Communication,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 25 (1), 118-128, 2017.

  7. H. Cai, G. Hu, “Distributed Control Scheme for Package-level State-of-charge Balancing of Grid-connected Battery Energy Storage System,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 12 (5), 1919-1929, 2016.

  8. H. Cai, G. Hu, F. L. Lewis, A. Davoudi, “A Distributed Feedforward Approach to Cooperative Control of AC Microgrids,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 31 (5), 4057-4067, 2016.

  9. D. Li, G. Hu, C.J. Spanos, “A Data-driven Strategy for Detection and Diagnosis of Building Chiller Faults Using Linear Discriminant Analysis”, Energy and Buildings, 128, 519-529, 2016.

  10. D. Li, Y. Zhou, G. Hu, C.J. Spanos, “Fault Detection and Diagnosis for Building Cooling System With A Tree-structured Learning Method,” Energy and Buildings, 127, 540-551, 2016.

  11. K. Ma, G. Hu, C.J. Spanos, “Energy Consumption Control via Real-Time Pricing Feedback in Smart Grid,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 22 (5), 1907-1914, 2014.

  • Visual servo control, robot control

  1. G. Hu, W. Dixon, and H. Ding, “Robust Tracking Control of an Array of Nanoparticles Moving on a Substrate,” Automatica, 48 (2), 442-448, 2012.

  2. N. Gans, G. Hu, K. Nagarajan, and W. Dixon, “Keeping Multiple Moving Targets in the Field of View of a Mobile Camera,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 27 (4), 822-828, 2011.

  3. G. Hu, N. Gans, N. Fitz-coy, and W. E. Dixon, “Adaptive Homography-based Visual Servo Tracking Control via a Quaternion Formulation,” IEEE Transactions on Control System Technology, 18 (1), 128-135, 2010.

  4. G. Hu, N. Gans, and W. E. Dixon, “Quaternion-Based Visual Servo Control in the Presence of Camera Calibration Error,” International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 20 (5), 489-503, 2010.

  5. G. Hu, W. Mackunis, N. Gans, W. E. Dixon, J. Chen, A. Behal, D.M. Dawson, “Homography-Based Visual Servo Control with Imperfect Camera Calibration,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 54 (6), 1318-1324, 2009.

  6. G. Hu, D. Aiken, S. Gupta, and W. E. Dixon, “Lyapunov-Based Range Identification for Paracatadioptric Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 53 (7), 1775-1781, 2008.

  7. G. Hu, C. Makkar, and W. E. Dixon, “Energy-Based Nonlinear Control of Underactuated Euler-Lagrange Systems Subject to Impacts,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 52 (9), 1742-1748, 2007.