Professor

Phone: 86-27-875584

Email: zht@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: Collective Behavior Analysis and Multi-agent Systems (MASs) Control; Model Predictive Control (MPC); Nano-manufacturing Control

Research Interests:

Prof. Hai-Tao Zhang received the B.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Science
and Technology of China, Hefei, China, in 2000 and 2005, respectively. During January–December
2007, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher with the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K. Since
2005, he has been with Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, where he
was an Associate Professor from 2005 to 2010 and has been a Professor since late 2010. From 2013
he serves as an associate editor of Nature Scientific Reports, Asian Journal of Control, a Conference Editorial Board member of IEEE Control Systems
Society and the Chair of IEEE CSS Wuhan Chapter. His research interests include MASs control, model predictive control, and nano-manufacturing control.He has published 52 SCI-indexed journal papers, including 20+ Automatica and IEEE Trans papers. He has gained 7 national patents of China. 

 

Academic Degrees

September 2000 -July 2005
Ph.D., Department of Automation,University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, P.R.China
September 1995- July 2000
B.Eng., Automatic Control, Department of Automation; Bachelor of Business Administration, Department of Administration Science, USTC, Hefei, P.R.China 

Professional Experience

March 2013 -present.
Professor (full time), Head of Department of Automatic Control,School of Automation, Huazhong (Central China) University of Science and
Technology (HUST), Wuhan, P.R.China; Deputy Director of Key
Laboratory of Image Processing and Intelligent Control, Chinese Ministry of Education,

Oct. 2010 -present.
Professor (full time) 
Department of Automatic Control, School of Automation,HUST; and State Key Laboratory of Digital Manu-
facturing Equipments and Technology, HUST, Wuhan, P.R.China

July 2005-Oct. 2010.
Associate Professor (full time) 
Department of Control Science and Engineering and State Key Laboratory of
Digital Manufacturing Equipments and Technology, HUST, Wuhan, P.R.China

Feb. 2014 -Feb. 2015.
Visiting Scholar Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, U.S.

February -May 2009.
Research Fellow, Department of Electronics Engineering , City University of HongKong, HongKong SRA, P.R.China

July- December 2008.
Visiting Scholar, Department of Engineering and Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K.  

January -December 2007.
Postdoctoral Researcher,  Control Group, Engineering Department, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K.
Supervisor: Jan Maciejowski

February - May 2006
Senior Research Assistant, Department of Manufactory Engineering and Engineering Management, City
University of HongKong, HongKong SRA, P.R.China

July-October 2004
Intern, Digital Media/Security Team, IBM China Research Lab, Beijing, P.R.China
 

Selected Publications

1.H.-T. Zhang *, C. Zhai and Z.Chen,A general alignment repulsion algorithm for flocking of multi-agent systems,IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 56, no.2, pp. 430-435, 2011.

2.M.-C. Fan, Z. Chen and H.-T. Zhang*, Semi-Global Consensus of Nonlinear Second-order Multi-Agent Systems with Measurement Output Feedback,IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 19, no. 9, pp. 3313-3322, 2014.

3.Z. Chen and H.-T. Zhang *,No-beacon collective circular motion of jointly connected multi-agents,Automatica-Regular paper, vol. 47, pp. 1929-1937, 2011

4.Z. Chen and H.-T. Zhang *,A remark on collective circular motion of heterogeneous multi-agents,Automatica, vol. 49, pp. 1236-1241, 2013

5.L. Zhu, X. Shi, Z. Chen, H.-T. Zhang* and C. Xiong*,Adaptive servomechanism of pneumatic muscle actuators with uncertainties,IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics-Regular paper, accepted, 2016.

6.H.-T. Zhang, M. Z. Q. Chen and G.-B. Stan, Fast consensus via predictive pinning control, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I–Regular paper, vol.58, no.9, pp. 2247-2258, 2011

7.H.-T. Zhang, Z. Cheng, G. Chen and C. Li, Model predictive flocking control for second-order multi-agent systems with input constraints, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I-Regular paper, 62 (6), 1599-1606,2015

8.Z. Cheng , H.-T. Zhang *, M.-C. Fan, and G. Chen. Distributed consensus of multi-agent systems with input constraints: a model predictive control approach. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular papers, 62(3): 825-834. 2015

9.H.-T. 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. 1921-1927, 2014.

10.H.-T. Zhang, Z. Chen, L. Yan and W. Yu, Application of collective circular motion control to multi-robot systems, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 21, no.4, pp. 1416-1422, 2013.

11. H.-T. Zhang, Z. Chen, and M. Fan, Collaborative control of multi-vehicle systems in diverse motion patterns, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, DOI 10.1109/TCST.2015.2487864

12.Z. Chen, H.-T. Zhang *, M.-C. Fan, D. Wang and D. Li, Algorithms and experiments on flocking of multi-agents in a bounded space, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 22, no.4, pp. 1544-1549, 2014.

13.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. 25, no.6, pp. 2408-2415, 2015.

14.H.-T. Zhang, Z. Chen, P. Chen, X. Zhang and H. Ding, Saturated Output Regulation Approach for Active Virbration Control of Thin-walled Flexible Workpieces with Voice Coil Actuators, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics-Regular paper, vol. 21 no.1, pp. 266-275, 2016.

15.Z. Chen and H.-T. Zhang*, Analysis of joint connectivity condition for multi-agents with boundary constraints, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics-Regular paper, vol. 43, no.2, pp. 437-444, 2013

16.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.1647-1656, 2015.

17.W.-J. He, H.-T. Zhang*, Z. Chen, B. Chu, K. Cao, B. Shan and R. Chen*, Temperature Control for Nano-Scale Films by Spatially-Separated Atomic Layer Deposition based on Generalized Predictive Control, IEEE Trans. Nanotechnology-Regular paper, vol.14, no.6, pp.1094-1103, 2015..

18.H.-T. Zhang, M. Z. Q. Chen, G.-B. Stan, T. Zhou and J. M. Maciejowski, Collective behavior coordination with predictive mechanisms, IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine-Regular paper vol. 8, no.3, pp. 67-85, 2008.

19.M. C. Fan, H.-T. Zhang* and Z. Lin, Distributed Semi-global Consensus with Relative Output Feedback and Input Saturation under Directed Switching Networks, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, vol. 62. No.8, 796-800, 2015.

Awards and Honors

1 National Youth Outstanding Talent Support Program of China, 2015.

2 First Class Natural Science Award (1/3), Hubei Province, P.R.China, September 2015.

3 Outstanding Reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 2015.

4 The National Excellent Youth Fund of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC) with Grant No. 61322304, 2013.

5 Outstanding Young Scientist Award, Scientic Chinese 2013.  

6 Outstanding Youth Project of the Natural Science Foundation of Hubei Province with Grant No. 2012FFA009, 2012

7 First Class Excellent Natural Science Paper Award (1/3), Hubei Province, P.R.China, 2012

8 Nominee Best Paper Award of the 11th International IEEE Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, Singapor, 2010

9 U.K./China Fellowship for Excellence Programme, 2006. 

10 President Prize of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2004.

Courses Taught

For Undergraduates: 
Automatic Control Theory

For Graduates:
Model Predictive Control and Its Industrial Applications

Project

Current Research Projects:

l Jan. 2016-Dec.2018: National Youth Outstanding Talent Support Program: “Model predictive control for electrospinning manufacturing”, 1,900,000 CNY.

2 Jan. 2014-Dec. 2016: The National Excellent Youth Fund of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC) with Grant No. 61322304: “Robust and model predictive control”,  1,000,000 CNY.

 

Finished Research Projects:
1 Jan. 2014-Dec.2015: The Joint Research Fund for Overseas, Hong Kong and Macao Young Scholars of NNSFC with Grant No. 51328501: “Micro and nano-positioning dynamics and control”,  200,000 CNY.

2 Jan. 2010-Dec.2013: Major Research Plan NNSFC with Grant No. 91023034: “Model predictive micro-environment control for nano-jet printing platform”,  500,000 CNY.

3 Jan. 2008-Dec. 2010: NNSFC with Grant No. 60704041: “Biomedically inspired MPC for distributed parameter systems”, 220,000 CNY.

 

Patents and Software Copyright Registration

1 Chinese invention patent: Static spray printing nano ber diameter closed-loop control method and device,, CN201310396573, 2013.  

2 Chinese invention patent: Nanofiber diameter control method based on substrate speed adjustment and control device,CN201310659164, 2013.

3 Chinese invention patent: An excitation simulation equipment for high speed machining chatters based on active magnetic bearing, CN 2014206456988, 2014. 

4 Chinese invention patent: An active chatter attenuation equipment for high speed machining processes based on active magnetic bearing,2014106045684, 2014.

5 Chinese invention patent: Milling machining chatter active control system and method, CN201310145177, 2013.

6 Chinese invention patent: Image matching method based on Zernike matrix, Chinese Invention Patent, CN201210395617,2012. 

7 Chinese invention patent: Internal and external flaw magnetic flux leakage detection distinguishing method and device based on super cial reversed  field, C, Chinese Invention Patent, CN201410055718, 2014.

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