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Associate Professor Zhiyong Chen

Associate Professor

School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise
Biological Control Systems, Nonlinear Systems and Control, Robotics, Complex Network Dynamics, Flock/Swarm Control 


Qualifications

  • PhD, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Keywords

  • Biological Control
  • Electronics
  • Machines and Sensors
  • Nonlinear Systems
  • Sensors and Actuators
  • Systems and Control

Languages

  • Cantonese (Fluent)
  • Mandarin (Fluent)
  • Chinese, nec (Fluent)

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
090602Control Systems, Robotics and Automation65
091099Manufacturing Engineering not elsewhere classified15

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2015 - 30/01/2015Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Australia
1/07/2014 - Associate ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/04/2005 - 1/08/2006Research AssociateUniversity of Virginia
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
United States
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Chen Z, Huang J, Stabilization and Regulation of Nonlinear Systems, Springer, Switzerland, 356 (2015)

Chapter (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Chen Z, Huang J, 'Global output regulation with uncertain exosystems', Three Decades of Progress in Control Sciences, Springer Science & Business Media, Berlin Heidelberg (2010)
2005Chen Z, 'Robust input-to-state stability and small gain theorem for nonlinear systems containing time-varying uncertainty', Advanced Robust and Adaptive Control -Theory and Applications, Springer, Berlin, Germany (2005) [B1]

Journal article (50 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Meng H-F, Kang Y, Chen Z, Zhao Y-B, Liu G-P, 'Stability analysis and stabilization of a class of cutting systems with chatter suppression', IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 20 991-996 (2015)

In this paper, a new method for stability analysis of a single degree of freedom (SDOF) cutting system with sinusoidal spindle speed variation (SSSV) is proposed. Based on the approximately periodic property of the time delay in the turning process and the delay decomposition method, novel criteria of stability analysis for an SDOF cutting system are presented. Moreover, a state feedback controller is designed to stabilize the system and improve the steady-state response. Numerical simulation shows the effectiveness of the method.

DOI10.1109/TMECH.2014.2319825
2015Chen Z, 'A novel adaptive control approach for nonlinearly parameterized systems', International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, 29 81-98 (2015)

Nonlinearly parameterized systems are commonly encountered in control of practical systems. However, the conventional adaptive estimation and control strategies, based on the essential assumption of linear parameterization, are incapable of dealing with this class of systems. This incapability in turn becomes a bottleneck for prevalent applications of adaptive control. In literature, there have been some attempts to break through this bottleneck by investigating the characteristics of nonlinearities. However, it is still open for an implementable strategy that is powerful for nonlinearly parameterized systems as the certainty equivalence principle for linearly parameterized systems. This paper aims to contribute an attempt to this open problem by proposing a novel adaptive control approach. On the one hand, the controller is conceptually simple, and it does not explicitly rely on the expression of system nonlinearities. On the other hand, the controller is able to achieve system stability and parameter convergence.

DOI10.1002/acs.2462
2014Chen Z, 'Pattern Synchronization of Nonlinear Heterogeneous Multiagent Networks With Jointly Connected Topologies', IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, 1 349-359 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1109/TCNS.2014.2357551
CitationsScopus - 5
2014Zhang H-T, Chen Z, Vicsek T, Feng G, Sun L, Su R, Zhou T, 'Route-dependent switch between hierarchical and egalitarian strategies in pigeon flocks', Scientific Reports, 4 (2014) [C1]

The mechanisms that underlie fascinating inter-individual interactions among animal groups have attracted increasing attention from biologists, physicists, and system scientists. There are two well-known types of interaction patterns: hierarchical and egalitarian. In the former type, individuals follow their leaders, whereas they follow their neighbors in the latter. Using high-resolution spatiotemporal data derived from the free flights of a flock of pigeons, we show that pigeon flocks actually adopt a mode that switches between the two aforementioned strategies. To determine its flight direction, each pigeon tends to follow the average of its neighbors while moving along a smooth trajectory, whereas it switches to follow its leaders when sudden turns or zigzags occur. By contrast, when deciding how fast to fly, each pigeon synthesizes the average velocity of its neighbors. This switching mechanism is promising for possible industrial applications in multi-robot system coordination, unmanned vehicle formation control, and other areas.

DOI10.1038/srep05805
2014Colaneri P, Middleton RH, Chen Z, Caporale D, Blanchini F, 'Convexity of the cost functional in an optimal control problem for a class of positive switched systems', AUTOMATICA, 50 1227-1234 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.automatica.2014.02.025Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsRichard Middleton
2014Zhu L, Chen Z, 'Robust homogenization and consensus of nonlinear multi-agent systems', Systems and Control Letters, 65 50-55 (2014) [C1]

In this paper, we consider consensus of a group of heterogeneous agents with nonlinear dynamics in the presence of system uncertainties. It requires that all agent states reach an agreement which is governed by specified reference dynamics. However, the reference dynamics do not generate a specific reference trajectory for feedback regulation for any agent. For this purpose, the proposed controller integrates two fundamental actions, homogenization and consensus, concurrently. On one hand, it asymptotically regulates each individual (heterogeneous, nonlinear, and uncertain) agent dynamics to the common reference dynamics using a robust homogenization technique; on the other hand, it aligns agent trajectories, asymptotically governed by the common reference dynamics, to consensus through network cooperation. The effectiveness of the controller is verified in the rigorous proof and numerical simulation. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

DOI10.1016/j.sysconle.2013.12.007
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2014Zhu L, Chen Z, 'Erratum: Robust homogenization and consensus of nonlinear multi-agent systems (Systems and Control Letters (2014) 65 (50-55))', Systems and Control Letters, 67 71-71 (2014)
DOI10.1016/j.sysconle.2014.02.006
2014Chen Z, Huang J, 'Attitude tracking of rigid spacecraft subject to disturbances of unknown frequencies', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ROBUST AND NONLINEAR CONTROL, 24 2231-2242 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1002/rnc.2983Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 2
2014Chen Z, Zhang H-T, Zhang X, Ding H, 'Adaptive Active Chatter Control in Milling Processes', Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, 136 021007-1-021007-7 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1115/1.4025694
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2014Chen Z, Fujioka H, 'Performance Analysis of Nonlinear Sampled-Data Emulated Controllers', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 59 2778-2783 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1109/TAC.2014.2312854
2014Fan M-C, Chen Z, Zhang H-T, 'Semi-Global Consensus of Nonlinear Second-Order Multi-Agent Systems With Measurement Output Feedback', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 59 2222-2227 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1109/TAC.2014.2299351
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2014Zhu L, Chen Z, 'Robust homogenization and consensus of nonlinear multi-agent systems (vol 65, pg 50, 2014)', SYSTEMS & CONTROL LETTERS, 67 71-71 (2014)
DOI10.1016/j.sysconle.2014.02.006Author URL
2014Chen Z, Zhang HT, Fan MC, Wang D, Li D, 'Algorithms and Experiments on Flocking of Multiagents in a Bounded Space', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 22 1544-1549 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1109/TCST.2013.2279166
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 4
2014Islam MN, Chen Z, 'Natural gaits for multilink mechanical systems', IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 30 765-771 (2014) [C1]

Typical animal locomotion is achieved by the rhythmical undulation of its body segments while interacting with its environment. It inspires the mechanical design of multilink locomotors. With different postures, a multilink system may present different locomotion gaits. Recently, a so-called natural oscillation gait was studied for multilink systems, and a class of biologically inspired controllers was designed for the achievement of the gait. In this paper, the theoretical design is experimentally applied on a mechanical multilink testbed of two posture configurations in rayfish-like flapping-wing motion and snake-like serpentine motion. The effectiveness of the design is cross examined by theoretical analysis, numerical simulation, and experiments. © 2004-2012 IEEE.

DOI10.1109/TRO.2014.2298926
2014Zhang H-T, Chen Z, 'Consensus acceleration in a class of predictive networks', IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, 25 1921-1927 (2014) [C1]

A fastest consensus problem of topology fixed networks has been formulated as an optimal linear iteration problem and efficiently solved in the literature. Considering a kind of predictive mechanism, we show that the consensus evolution can be further accelerated while physically maintaining the network topology. The underlying mechanism is that an effective prediction is able to induce a network with a virtually denser topology. With this topology, an even faster consensus is expected to occur. The result is motivated by the predictive mechanism widely existing in natural systems.

DOI10.1109/TNNLS.2013.2294674
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 2
2013Chen Z, Zhang H-T, 'A remark on collective circular motion of heterogeneous multi-agents', Automatica, 49 1236-1241 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.automatica.2013.01.017
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 8
2013Chen Z, Iwasaki T, Zhu L, 'Neural control for coordinated natural oscillation patterns', Systems and Control Letters, 62 693-698 (2013) [C1]

We consider linear mechanical systems with asymmetric stiffness matrices. The class of systems captures essential body dynamics of animal/robotic locomotion. In particular, rhythmic body movements similar to those observed in animals can be found as a properly defined natural oscillation of the linear system. The objective is to design a nonlinear feedback controller that achieves the natural oscillation as a stable limit cycle for the closed-loop system. The controller structure we employ is inspired by neuronal circuits for animal locomotion. We translate the design requirement into a multivariable harmonic balance condition, and provide characterizations of neural controllers satisfying the condition. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

DOI10.1016/j.sysconle.2013.05.002
2013Chen Z, 'A novel adaptive control approach for nonlinearly parameterized systems', International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, (2013)

Nonlinearly parameterized systems are commonly encountered in control of practical systems. However, the conventional adaptive estimation and control strategies, based on the essential assumption of linear parameterization, are incapable of dealing with this class of systems. This incapability in turn becomes a bottleneck for prevalent applications of adaptive control. In literature, there have been some attempts to break through this bottleneck by investigating the characteristics of nonlinearities. However, it is still open for an implementable strategy that is powerful for nonlinearly parameterized systems as the certainty equivalence principle for linearly parameterized systems. This paper aims to contribute an attempt to this open problem by proposing a novel adaptive control approach. On the one hand, the controller is conceptually simple, and it does not explicitly rely on the expression of system nonlinearities. On the other hand, the controller is able to achieve system stability and parameter convergence. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

DOI10.1002/acs.2462
2013Zhang H-T, Chen Z, Yan L, Yu W, 'Applications of collective circular motion control to multirobot systems', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 21 1416-1422 (2013) [C1]

Collective circular motion is common in both natural systems and engineering applications. Recent theoretical research has intensively studied the fundamental control mechanism. This brief aims to pave the way from theoretical design to practical implementation by addressing a set of issues encountered in real applications. As a result, a practically effective control algorithm is successfully implemented and examined for a multirobot system to achieve a desired circular formation. © 1993-2012 IEEE.

DOI10.1109/TCST.2012.2200679
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 6
2013Zhu L, Chen Z, Iwasaki T, 'Oscillation, orientation, and locomotion of underactuated multilink mechanical systems', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 21 1537-1548 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1109/tcst.2012.2213089Author URL
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2013Peng Z, Wang D, Chen Z, Hu X, Lan W, 'Adaptive dynamic surface control for formations of autonomous surface vehicles with uncertain dynamics', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 21 513-520 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1109/TCST.2011.2181513
CitationsScopus - 28Web of Science - 22
2013Chen Z, Zhang H-T, 'Analysis of Joint Connectivity Condition for Multiagents With Boundary Constraints', IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 43 437-444 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1109/TSMCB.2012.2208952
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 3
2012Islam MN, Chen Z, 'Natural oscillation control of prototype mechanical rectifiers', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 20 1559-1566 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2012Salton AT, Chen Z, Fu M, 'Improved control design methods for proximate time-optimal servomechanisms', IEEE-ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 17 1049-1058 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsMinyue Fu
2011Chen Z, Zhang H-T, 'No-beacon collective circular motion of jointly connected multi-agents', Automatica, 47 1929-1937 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.automatica.2011.03.012
CitationsScopus - 40Web of Science - 32
2011Zhang H-T, Zhai C, Chen Z, 'A general alignment repulsion algorithm for flocking of multi-agent systems', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 56 430-435 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1109/tac.2010.2089652
CitationsScopus - 49Web of Science - 33
2011Liu L, Chen Z, Huang J, 'Global disturbance rejection of lower triangular systems with an unknown linear exosystem', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 56 1690-1695 (2011) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 11
2011Salton AT, Chen Z, Zheng J, Fu M, 'Preview control of dual-stage actuator systems for superfast transition time', IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 16 758-763 (2011) [C2]
DOI10.1109/TMECH.2010.2053851
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsMinyue Fu
2010Chen Z, 'On observability of nonlinear steady-state generators', Automatica, 46 1712-1718 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.automatica.2010.06.028
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 2
2010Zhang H-T, Chen MZQ, Chen Z, 'Nonlinear laguerre-volterra observer-controller and its application to process control', International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 20 412-423 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1002/rnc.1435
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2009Liu L, Chen Z, Huang J, 'Parameter convergence and minimal internal model with an adaptive output regulation problem', Automatica, 45 1306-1311 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.automatica.2009.01.003
CitationsScopus - 48Web of Science - 29
2009Chen Z, 'Global stabilization of nonlinear cascaded systems with a Lyapunov function in superposition form', Automatica, 45 2041-2045 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.automatica.2009.04.021
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 5
2009Chen Z, Huang J, 'Attitude tracking and disturbance rejection of rigid spacecraft by adaptive control', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 54 600-605 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1109/tac.2008.2008350
CitationsScopus - 70Web of Science - 43
2009Chen Z, 'A remark on sensor disturbance rejection of nonlinear systems', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 54 2206-2210 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1109/tac.2009.2026846
CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 12
2009Chen Z, Iwasaki T, 'Matrix perturbation analysis for weakly coupled oscillators', Systems and Control Letters, 58 148-154 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.sysconle.2008.10.002
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 8
2008Chen Z, Huang J, 'A Lyapunov's direct method for the global robust stabilization of nonlinear cascaded systems', Automatica, 44 745-752 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.automatica.2007.06.027
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 9
2008Chen Z, Iwasaki T, 'Circulant synthesis of central pattern generators with application to control of rectifier systems', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 53 273-286 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1109/TAC.2007.914951
CitationsScopus - 19Web of Science - 16
2008Chen Z, Zheng M, Friesen WO, Iwasaki T, 'Multivariable harmonic balance analysis of the neuronal oscillator for leech swimming', Journal of Computational Neuroscience, 25 583-606 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s10827-008-0105-7
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 10
2007Chen Z, Huang J, 'Global robust servomechanism of a class of nonlinear systems using output feedback', Asian Journal of Control, 9 292-305 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1934-6093.2007.tb00415.x
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 6
2005Chen Z, Huang J, 'Robust output regulation with nonlinear exosystems', Automatica, 41 1447-1454 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.automatica.2005.03.015
2005Chen ZY, Huang H, 'A simplified small gain theorem for time-varying nonlinear systems', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROL, 50 1904-1908 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1109/TAC.2005.855126Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 11
2005Chen Z, Huang J, 'A general formulation and solvability of the global robust output regulation problem', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 50 448-462 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1109/TAC.2005.844721
2005Chen Z, Huang J, 'Global robust output regulation for output feedback systems', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 50 117-121 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1109/TAC.2004.841125
2005Lan W, Chen Z, Huang J, 'Semi-global robust output regulation for nonlinear systems in normal form using output feedback', Communications in Information and Systems, 5 385-400 (2005) [C1]
2004Huang J, Chen Z, 'A general framework for tackling the output regulation problem', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 49 2203-2218 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1109/TAC.2004.839236
2004Chen Z, Huang J, 'Dissipativity, stabilization, and regulation of cascade-connected systems', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 49 635-650 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1109/TAC.2004.826712
2004Chen Z, Huang J, 'Global robust servomechanism of lower triangular systems in the general case', Systems and Control Letters, 52 209-220 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.sysconle.2003.10.006
2002Chen Z, Huang J, 'Solution of output regulation of singular nonlinear systems by normal output feedback', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 47 803-813 (2002) [C1]
2002Chen Z, Huang J, 'Global robust stabilization of cascaded polynomial systems', System and Control letters, 47 445-453 (2002) [C1]
2001Chen Z, Huang J, 'Robust output regulation of singular nonlinear systems', Communications in Information & Systems, 1 381-394 (2001) [C1]
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Conference (72 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Chen X, Chen Z, 'Sampled position feedback consensus of multiple double integrators with jointly-connected topologies', Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA), 2014 11th World Congress on, Shenyang, China (2014) [E1]
DOI10.1109/WCICA.2014.7053467
2014Salton AT, Flores JV, Gomes Da Silva Jr JM, Zheng J, Chen Z, 'A Framework for the Nonlinear Control of Dual-Stage Systems', Proceedings of the 19th IFAC World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa (2014) [E1]
DOI10.3182/20140824-6-ZA-1003.00880
2014Chen Z, 'Synchronization of nonlinear heterogeneous multiple agents in diverse patterns', Proceedings of the 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Los Angeles, CA (2014) [E1]
DOI10.1109/CDC.2014.7040090
2014Chen X, Chen Z, 'Robust perturbed output regulation and its application to synchronization of nonlinear heterogeneous multi-agents', Proceedings of the 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Los Angeles, CA (2014) [E1]
DOI10.1109/CDC.2014.7040124
2014Zhong J, Lin Z, Chen Z, Xu W, 'Cooperative localization using angle-of-arrival information', IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation, ICCA, Taichung, Taiwan (2014) [E1]
DOI10.1109/ICCA.2014.6870889
2013Fan M, Chen Z, Zhang H, 'Velocity-free compact rigid flock control with input saturations', 2013 25th Chinese Control and Decision Conference, CCDC 2013, Guiyang, China (2013) [E1]
Author URL
2013Fan M-C, Chen Z, Zhang H-T, 'Position feedback pinning control for nonlinear multi-agent systems', 2013 9th Asian Control Conference (ASCC), IEEE (2013) [E1]
DOI10.1109/ASCC.2013.6606074
2013Salton A, Chen Z, Zheng J, Fu M, 'Optimal trajectories for the Preview Control of Dual-Stage Actuators', 2013 American Control Conference (ACC), Washington, DC (2013) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsMinyue Fu
2013Chen Z, Zhang H-T, Fan M-C, 'A flocking algorithm for multi-agents in a bounded space', Proceedings of the 32nd Chinese Control Conference (CCC), 2013, Xi'an, China (2013) [E2]
2013Islam MN, Chen Z, 'Multi-link mechanical locomotors in natural gaits - Controller design and experiments', Proceedings of the American Control Conference 2013, Washington, DC (2013) [E1]
2013Zhu L, Chen Z, 'Robust consensus of nonlinear heterogeneous multi-agent systems', Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (2013) [E2]

In this paper, we consider consensus of a group of heterogeneous agents with nonlinear dynamics in the presence of system uncertainties. It requires that all agent states reach an agreement which is governed by specified reference dynamics. However, the reference dynamics do not generate a specific reference trajectory for feedback regulation for any agent. For this purpose, the proposed controller integrates two fundamental actions concurrently. On one hand, it asymptotically regulates each individual (heterogeneous, nonlinear, and uncertain) agent dynamics to the common reference dynamics using a generalized robust stabilization technique; on the other hand, it aligns agent trajectories, asymptotically governed by the common reference dynamics, to an agreement through network cooperation. © 2013 IEEE.

DOI10.1109/CDC.2013.6760954
CitationsScopus - 1
2013Lin Z, Chen Z, Fu M, 'A linear control approach to distributed multi-agent formations in d-dimensional space', Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (2013) [E2]

The paper presents a linear approach for formation control of multiple autonomous agents in d-dimensional space. The generalized notion of graph Laplacian, associated to a graph with possibly negative weights on the edges, is introduced aiming to solve the formation problem of controlling a network of point agents to form a given pattern (including rotation, translation, and scaling). By assuming the number of agents is larger than d + 1, we derive that a linear distributed control law exists for this purpose if and only if certain algebraic conditions hold (or equivalently, the graph is globally rigid). Next, it is shown that the generalized graph Laplacian used to stabilize the formations can be obtained by solving a convex optimization problem. Further results are also provided to reveal the conditions under which the attained formations are congruent to or just translations of the desired one. © 2013 IEEE.

DOI10.1109/CDC.2013.6760845
CitationsScopus - 3
Co-authorsMinyue Fu
2012Zhang HT, Chen Z, Yan L, Yu W, 'Collective Torus control of multi-robot systems', Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, Melbourne, Australia (2012) [E1]
2012Chen Z, Zhang H-T, Ding H, 'Mitigation of chatter instability in milling processes by active fourier series compensation', 8th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), Seoul, Korea (2012) [E1]
2012Chen Z, Huang J, 'Parameter convergence analysis in adaptive disturbance rejection problem of rigid spacecraft', Proceedings of the World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, Beijing, China (2012) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 1
2012Chen Z, Zhang H-T, 'Neuronal network control for robust entrainment to natural oscillations - A case study', Proceedings of the World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, Beijing, China (2012) [E1]
2012Chen Z, 'Robust sampled-data control of nonlinear output feedback systems', 2012 12th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics & Vision (ICARCV 2012), Guangzhou, China (2012) [E1]
2012Chen Z, Zhang H-T, 'Decentralized control of heterogeneous multi-agents in collective circular motion', Proceedings of the 31st Chinese Control Conference, Hefei, China (2012) [E1]
2012Chen Z, 'Robust stability analysis of nonlinear sampled-data control systems with time delay', Australian Control Conference Proceedings 2012, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E1]
2012Zhu L, Chen Z, 'Control of flapping-wing rectifier systems in natural oscillation', Proceedings of the 51st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Maui, Hawaii (2012) [E1]
2011Salton AT, Chen Z, Fu M, 'Improved servomechanism control design - Dynamically damped case', 2011 9th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation (ICCA), Santiago, Chile (2011) [E1]
DOI10.1109/ICCA.2011.6137875
Co-authorsMinyue Fu
2011Chen Z, 'Forward/backward adaptation law for nonlinearly parameterized systems', Proceedings of the 2011 American Control Conference, San Francisco, CA (2011) [E1]
2011Chen Z, Zhang H-T, 'Consensus acceleration of multi-agent systems via model prediction', Proceedings of the 2011 American Control Conference, San Francisco, CA (2011) [E1]
2011Chen Z, Zhang H-T, 'Almost satisfaction of a joint connectivity condition for multi-agents in a bounded plane', Proceedings of the 30th Chinese Control Conference, Yantai, Shandong (2011) [E1]
2011Zhu L, Chen Z, 'Control of underactuated multi-segmental mechanical systems in natural oscillation', Proceedings of the 18th IFAC World Congress, 2011, Milano, Italy (2011) [E1]
DOI10.3182/20110828-6-it-1002.01264
2011Islam MN, Chen Z, 'Natural oscillation control experiments on a prototype mechanical rectifier', Proceedings of the 18th IFAC World Congress, 2011, Milano, Italy (2011) [E1]
DOI10.3182/20110828-6-it-1002.01271
2011Salton AT, Chen Z, Fu M, 'Improved servomechanism control design - Nonswitching case', Proceedings of the 18th IFAC World Congress, 2011, Milano, Italy (2011) [E1]
DOI10.3182/20110828-6-it-1002.00453
Co-authorsMinyue Fu
2011Chen Z, Zhang H-T, Ding H, 'Asymptotic tracking control of piezoelectric actuators with hysteresis', 2011 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference (CDC-ECC), Orlando, FL (2011) [E1]
DOI10.1109/CDC.2011.6160874
2011Zhang H-T, Chen X, Chen Z, 'Dual mode predictive control for ultrafast piezoelectric nanopositioning stages', 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Shanghai, China (2011) [E1]
DOI10.1109/ICRA.2011.5979983
CitationsScopus - 1
2010Chen Z, Iwasaki T, 'Analysis of weakly coupled neuronal oscillators and its applications to leech swimming', 8th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, WCICA 2010, Jinan, China (2010) [E1]
2010Zhu L, Chen Z, Iwasaki T, 'Synthesis of controllers for exact entrainment to natural oscillation', WCICA 2010: 2010 8th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, Jinan, China (2010) [E2]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2010Salton AT, Chen Z, Zheng J, Fu M, 'Continuous preview control of dual-stage actuator systems for reduced transition time', 2010 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Atlanta, GA (2010) [E1]
DOI10.1109/CDC.2010.5717794
Co-authorsMinyue Fu
2010Chen Z, Zhang H-T, 'Torus problems in jointly-connected no-beacon networks', Proceedings of the 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (2010) [E1]
DOI10.1109/CDC.2010.5717731
2010Chen Z, Zhu L, Iwasaki T, 'Autonomous locomotion of multi-link mechanical systems via natural oscillation pattern', Proceedings of the 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (2010) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 1
2010Chen Z, Zhang H-T, Zhai C, 'Asymptotic synchronization and collision avoidance for multi-agent flocking', 11th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, ICARCV 2010, Singapore (2010) [E1]
DOI10.1109/ICARCV.2010.5707221
2009Chen Z, Huang J, 'Robust adaptive regulation of polynomial systems with dynamic uncertainties', Proceedings of the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2009 held jointly with the 2009 28th Chinese Control Conference, CDC/CCC 2009, Shanghai, China (2009) [E1]
DOI10.1109/CDC.2009.5400294
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2009Chen Z, Iwasaki T, 'Robust entrainment to natural oscillations of asymmetric systems arising from animal locomotion', Proceedings of the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2009 held jointly with the 2009 28th Chinese Control Conference, CDC/CCC 2009, Shanghai, China (2009) [E1]
DOI10.1109/cdc.2009.5400310
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 5
2009Chen Z, Liu L, Huang J, 'Global tracking and disturbance rejection of a class of lower triangular systems subject to an unknown exosystem', 7th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation, ICCA 2009, Christchurch, NZ (2009) [E1]
DOI10.1109/ICCA.2009.5410167
CitationsScopus - 3
2009Salton AT, Chen Z, Fu M, 'A class of preview control for dual-stage actuator systems', 7th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation, ICCA 2009, Christchurch, NZ (2009) [E1]
DOI10.1109/ICCA.2009.5410217
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsMinyue Fu
2008Zhang H-T, Chen MZQ, Chen Z, 'Laguerre-Volterra observer-controller design and its applications', Proceedings of the 17th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, Seoul, Korea (2008) [E1]
DOI10.3182/20080706-5-kr-1001.3456
2008Chen Z, 'Minimal dimension internal models for lower triangular systems', Proceedings of the 47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Cancun, Mexico (2008) [E1]
DOI10.1109/cdc.2008.4738618
2008Chen Z, 'Changing supply function in superposition form and its applications', Proceedings of the 27th Chinese Control Conference, Yunnan, China (2008) [E2]
CitationsScopus - 1
2008Chen Z, 'Global observability of the steady state generator in output regulation problem', Proceedings of the American Control Conference 2008, Seattle, Washington (2008) [E1]
DOI10.1109/acc.2008.4586958
2008Liu L, Chen Z, Huang J, 'Parameter convergence with an adaptive output regulation problem', Proceedings of the American Control Conference 2008, Seattle, Washington (2008) [E1]
DOI10.1109/acc.2008.4587258
CitationsScopus - 3
2007Chen Z, 'Internal model principle for measurement feedback problem', American Control Conference 2007. ACC '07. Conference Proceedings, New York (2007) [E1]
DOI10.1109/acc.2007.4282313
2007Chen Z, Huang J, 'Asymptotic rejection of a class of persistent disturbances for spacecraft systems', Proceedings of the 2007 American Control Conference. ACC '07, New York (2007) [E1]
DOI10.1109/acc.2007.4282454
CitationsScopus - 1
2007Chen Z, 'Internal model principle for measurement feedback problem', 2007 AMERICAN CONTROL CONFERENCE, VOLS 1-13, New York, NY (2007)
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2007Chen Z, 'Global robust regulation of lower triangular systems via measurement feedback', Sixth IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation. ICCA 2007. Proceedings, Guangzhou, China (2007) [E1]
2007Chen Z, Huang J, 'An adaptive regulation problem and its application to spacecraft systems', Proceedings of the 46th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, New Orleans (2007) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 2
2006Chen Z, Iwasaki T, 'State pattern generation of rectifier systems by circulant neuronal oscillators', -, Kyoto (2006) [E1]
2006Chen Z, Huang J, 'Construction of a Lyapunov function for nonlinear cascaded systems with dynamic uncertainties', Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, ICNSC'06, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA (2006) [E1]
2006Chen Z, Iwasaki T, 'Analysis and synthesis of weakly coupled oscillators by multivariable harmonic balance approach', Proceedings of the 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San Diego, California, USA (2006) [E1]
2006Chen Z, Iwasaki T, 'Exact synthesis of biological pattern generation: a circulant paradigm', Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (2006) [E1]
2005Lan W, Chen Z, Huang J, 'Semi-global robust output regulation for a class of nonlinear systems using output feedback', Proceedings of the 2005 American Control Conference, Portland, Oregon, USA (2005) [E1]
2004Chen Z, Huang J, 'Global adaptive robust servomechanism of lower triangular systems via nonlinear internal model', Nonlinear Control Systems 2004, Suttgart, Germany (2004) [E1]
2004Chen Z, Huang J, 'Global output feedback stabilization for uncertain nonlinear systems with output dependent incremental rate', Proceedings of the 2004 American Control Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (2004) [E1]
2004Chen Z, Huang J, 'Robust output regulation with nonlinear exosystems', Proceedings of the 2004 American Control Conference (AAC), Boston, Massachusetss, USA (2004) [E1]
2004Chen Z, Huang J, 'A variation of the small gain theorem', 2004 8th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV), Kunming, Yunnan, China (2004) [E1]
2004Chen Z, Huang J, 'Global robust servomechanism problem for uncertain lower triangular nonlinear systems by output feedback Control', 2004 43rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Nassau, Bahamas (2004) [E1]
2003Chen Z, Huang J, 'Global robust output regulation for output feedback systems', Proceedings. 2003 IEEE International Conference on Robotics, Intelligent Systems and Signal Processing, Changsha, Hunan, China (2003) [E1]
2003Chen Z, Huang J, 'Global output regulation for lower triangular nonlinear systems', Proceedings of the 15th Ifac World Congress on the International Federation of Automatic Control: Aeronautics and Marine Systems Control, Barcelona, Spain (2003) [E2]
2003Chen Z, Huang J, 'Global robust servomechanism problem of lower-triangular systems in the general case', Fourth International Conference on Control and Automation, Montreal, Canada (2003) [E1]
2003Chen Z, Huang J, 'Nonlinear Internal model and the robust output regulation problem', Proceedings of the 2003 American Control Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA (2003) [E1]
2003Chen Z, Huang J, 'On global robust adaptive stabilization for cascaded nonlinear systems', Proceedings of the 2003 American Control Conference, Denver, Colorado (2003) [E1]
2003Chen Z, Huang J, 'A general formulation and solvability of the global robust output regulation problem', 42nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Maui, Hawaii (2003) [E1]
2003Chen Z, Huang J, 'Asymptotic tracking and disturbance rejection in uncertain nonlinear cascaded systems', Proceedings of the 22nd Chinese Control Conference, Yichang (2003) [E1]
2002Chen Z, Huang J, 'Global Tracking of Uncertain Nonlinear Cascaded Systems with Adaptive Internal Model', Las Vegas (2002) [E1]
2002Chen Z, Huang J, 'Global output regulation of nonlinear triangular systems with uncertain exosystem', Singapore (2002) [E1]
2002Chen Z, Huang J, 'Robust output regulation of singular nonlinear systems', Barcelona (2002) [E1]
2002Chen Z, Huang J, 'Global robust stabilization of cascaded polynomial systems', Xiamen China (2002) [E1]
2002Huang J, Chen Z, 'A general framework for output regulation problem', Anchorage (2002) [E1]
2001Chen Z, Huang J, 'A complete solution of output regulation of singular nonlinear systems by normal output feedback', Dalian, China (2001) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants9
Total funding$946,800

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20151 grants / $355,100

Topological Analysis & Control Design for Heterogeneous Multi-agent Systems$355,100

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Minyue Fu, Associate Professor Zhiyong Chen, Prof Tamas Vicsek, Professor Lihua Xie
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1400373
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20141 grants / $10,000

Topological Analysis and Control Design for Heterogeneous Multi-agent Systems$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Minyue Fu, Associate Professor Zhiyong Chen
SchemeNear Miss Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1301380
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20131 grants / $330,000

Dynamics & Feedback in Networked Biological Systems$330,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Rick Middleton, Associate Professor Zhiyong Chen, Professor Patrizio Colaneri
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1200202
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20121 grants / $15,000

2011 Emerging Research Leaders Program$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Zhiyong Chen
SchemeEmerging Research Leaders Program
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200982
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20101 grants / $2,000

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - Award for Research Excellence$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Zhiyong Chen
SchemeAward for Research Excellence
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1001016
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20082 grants / $221,700

Biological pattern generator for control and optimization of locomotion systems$220,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamAssociate Professor Zhiyong Chen
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0187491
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

The 27th Chinese Control Conference, Kunming China, 16/7/2008 - 18/7/2008$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Zhiyong Chen
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188663
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20072 grants / $13,000

New controller design techniques for sensor disturbance rejection$11,300

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Zhiyong Chen
SchemeEarly Career Researcher Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187304
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation, 30/5/07-1/6/07$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Zhiyong Chen
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187344
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013Consensus of MAS with Nonlinear Dynamics and Network Constraints
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2012Uncertainty Analysis for Peer Assessment of Research Proposal: Validity of Success Rate for Grant Applications
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2011Sampled-Data Synchronization Control of Multi-Agent Systems
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013Multi-Link Mechanical Locomotors in Natural Gaits - Controller Design and Experiments
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2013Oscillation, Orientation and Locomotion of Mechanical Rectifier Systems
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2012Improved Humanoid Robot Movement through Impact Perception and Walk Optimisation
Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2011Preview Control of Dual-Stage Actuators
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
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News

Australian Research Council (ARC)

ARC Discovery Project funding success

November 19, 2014

Professor Minyue Fu and Associate Professor Zhiyong Chen have been awarded more than $355,000 in ARC Discovery Project funding commencing in 2015 for their research project Topological Analysis & Control Design for Heterogeneous Multi-agent Systems.

Associate Professor Zhiyong Chen

Position

Associate Professor
Systems and Control
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Contact Details

Emailzhiyong.chen@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 492 16352

Office

RoomEAG24
BuildingEngineering A
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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