Phone: 86-27-87793942


Academic Areas: Flight vehicle trajectory Optimization, Guidance and Control of flight vehicle, Intelligent Optimization

Research Interests:

Yongji Wang is a professor of the Department of Flight Vehicle Navigation and Guidance, School of Automation, Distinguished Professor “Huazhong Scholar” at HUST. He is a senior member of Chinese Automation Association, President of Automation Association, Vice Chair of IEEE Wuhan section, Standing member of council of Electric Automation Committee of Chinese Automation Society , Standing member of council of Intelligent Robot Committee of Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence, Regional editor of international Journal of Modeling, Identification and control, Editorial board member of Journal of Control Science and Engineering.

Professor Wang's research is focused primarily on intelligent optimization and intelligent control,  guidance and control of flight vehicle.

Academic Degrees

Feb. 1978-Jan. 1982 Shanghai Railway University, B.S. in Electrical Engineering

Feb. 1982-July 1984 Huazhong Institute of Technology, M.S. in Automation

Sept.1986-Oct.1990 Huazhong University of Science and Technology Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering

Professional Experience

1995.6- present: Professor, School of automation, State Key Laboratory of Multispectral Information Technology Processing

2004.9-2004.10: Guest professor, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, University of the West of England (UWE), UK

2003.9-2003.10:   Visiting Professor, Dept. of Bioengineering, Arizona State University, USA

2001.8-2001.10:   senior visiting professor, sponsored by Chinese Scholarship Council Dept. of paper science, UMIST, UK

1997.10-1998.10:  senior visitor scholar, sponsored by Chinese Scholarship Council Process Control Laboratory, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Dortmund, Germany

1993.6-1995.5:    Associate Professor , Dept. of Automatic Control Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

1990.6-1993.5:    Lecture , Dept. of Automatic Control Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

1982.9-1990.9:    Teaching staff, Dept. of Automatic Control Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Selected Publications

  1. Hou, Zhiwei, Liu, Lei(*), Wang, Yongji, Huang, Jian, Fan, Huijin. Terminal Impact Angle Constraint Guidance with Dual Sliding Surfaces and Model-Free Target Acceleration Estimator. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 2016, DOI: 10.1109/TCST.2016.2547984
  2. Lan, Xue-Jing, Liu, Lei(*), Wang, Yong-Ji, Online trajectory planning and guidance for reusable launch vehicles in the terminal area, Acta Astronautica, 2016, 118: 237-245.
  3. Huang, Jian, Qian, Jin, Liu, Lei(*), Wang, Yongji, Xiong, Caihua, Ri, Songhyok. Echo State Network based Predictive Control with Particle Swarm Optimization for Pneumatic Muscle Actuator. Journal of the Franklin Institute, 2016, doi:10.1016/j.jfranklin. 2016. 05.004.
  4. Liu, Bing, Liu, Lei, Wang, Yongji, Fan, Huijin(*), Stabilization of nonlinear uncertain systems with stochastic actuator failures and time-varying delay, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 2016, 26(9): 1825–1840.
  5. Wang, Yongji(*), Dong, Shuai, Ou, Liuli, Liu, Lei, Cooperative control of multi-missile systems, IET Control Theory and Applications, 2015, 9(3): 441-446
  6. Liu, Lei, Dong, Shuai, Wang, Yongji(*), Ou, Liuli, Clearance of Flight Control Law Based on Structural Singular Value Theory, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 2015, 51(3): 2138-2147.
  7. Jian Huang, Songhyok Ri, Lei Liu, Yongji Wang, Jiyong Kim, Gyongchol Pak, Nonlinear Disturbance Observer-Based Dynamic Surface Control of Mobile Wheeled Inverted Pendulum, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 2015,23(6):2400-2407
  8. Zhang, Da, Liu, Lei(*), Wang, Yongji, On-line Ascent Phase Trajectory Optimal Guidance Algorithm based on Pseudo-spectral Method and Sensitivity Updates, Journal of Navigation, 2015, 68(6): 1056-1074.
  9. Ou, Liuli, Liu, Lei(*), Wang, Yongji, Huang, Jian, Observer-based robust control for a flexible launch vehicle, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part I-Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, 2015, 229(6): 506-516.
  10. Zhang, Da, Liu, Lei, Wang, Yongji(*), On-line reentry guidance algorithm with both path and no-fly zone constraints, Acta Astronautica, 2015, 117: 243-253
  11. Lan XueJing, Wang YongJi(*), Liu Lei, Dynamic decoupling tracking control for the polytopic LPV model of hypersonic vehicle, Science China Information Sciences, 2015, 58(9): 1-14
  12.  Wei, Xing, Wang, Yongji(*), Dong, Shuai, Liu, Lei, A Three-Dimensional Cooperative Guidance Law of Multimissile System, International Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 2015, 1(1).
  13. Liuli. Ou, Shaobo Han, Yongji Wang(*), Shuai Dong, Lei Liu, Partial Pole Placement in LMI Region, Journal of Control Science and Engineering, 2014.
  14.  Liuli Ou, Lei Liu(*), Shuai Dong, Yongji Wang, Robust Stability Clearance of Flight Control Law Based on Global Sensitivity Analysis, Journal of Applied Mathematics, 2014.
  15. Wu Jun, Huang Jian(*), Wang Yongji and Xin Kexin, Nonlinear Disturbance Observer-Based Dynamic Surface Control for Trajectory Tracking of Pneumatic Muscle System, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 2014,22(2):440-455
  16. Zhao, Dang-Jun, Wang, Yong-Ji(*), Liu, Lei, Wang, Zhi-Shen, Robust Fault-Tolerant Control of Launch Vehicle Via GPI Observer and Integral Sliding Mode Control, ASIAN JOURNAL OF CONTROL, 2013, 15(2): 614-623.
  17. Wang, Zhishen, Liu, Lei(*), Wang, Yongji, Zhao, Dangjun, A BMI Approach for H-2 Based Decomposition, International Journal of Control Automation and Systems, 2012, 10(3): 470-480.
  18. Xing, Kexin, Huang, Jian(*),He, Jiping, Wang Yongji, Xu, Qi and Wu, Jun ,Sliding mode tracking for actuators comprising pneumatic muscle and torsion spring ,Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, 2012,34(2-3):255-277
  19. Xie Fu-Qiang,Wang Yong-Ji(*),Hu Cheng-Yu,Zheng Zong-Zhun ,A Novel Migrant PSO Algorithm for Vehicle Reentry Trajectory Optimization,Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, 2012, 9(2): 276-285
  20. Xing Kexin, Wang Yongji, Zhu Quanmin and Zhou Hanying,  Modeling and control of McKibben artificial muscle enhanced with echo state networks, Control Engineering Practice, 2012, 20(5):477-488
  21. Deng, Z., Wang, Y., Liu, L., Zhu, Q., Guaranteed cost decoupling control of bank-to-turn vehicle, IET CONTROL THEORY AND APPLICATIONS, 2010, 4(9): 1594-1604.
  22. Xing, Kexin, Huang, Jian,Wang Yongji, et al,Tracking control of pneumatic artificial muscle actuators based on sliding mode and non-linear disturbance observer ,IET Control Theory and Applications, 2010, 4(10): 2058-2070
  23. Books:
  24. Wang Yongji, Wang Jincheng and wang Min, The Principle of Automatic Control(3rd edition),Chemical Engineering Press,2015
  25. Lei Liu, Quanmin Zhu, Lei Cheng, Yongji Wang and Dongya Zhao. Applied Methods and Techniques for Mechatronic Systems: Modelling, Identification and Control. New York: Springer, 2013.10.
  26. Wang Yongji and Tu Jain, Neural Network Control, Mechanical Engineering Press,1998

Awards and Honors

2002outstanding Teacher Award, Rockwell Automation Corp., USA

2012 Distinguished Professor “Huazhong Scholar” at HUST

Courses Taught

For Undergraduates:

1、Automatic Control Principle (responsibility professor at HUST)

2、Intelligent Control

For Graduates:

Artificial Neural Networks: Principle and Application

Intelligent computing and modern optimization


Current Research Projects:

1、2015.1-2018.12 National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No.61474128): Game based control of high dynamic space swarm antagonism movement

2、2011-2020: National Key Project, Studies on trajectory Optimization and Guidance Technology of flight vehicle,


Finished Research Projects:

1、2012-2015: Advanced research project: “Clearance on flight control systems”

2、2010-2013, National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No.60975058): “Interaction mechanism and cooperative control of human-rehabilitation robot systems”

3、2008-2011, National High-Tech Research and Development Program of China (Grant NO. 2008AA04Z207): Intelligent control technology on upper limb rehabilitation robot”

4、2007-2009, National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 60674105): “Modeling and control of human brain motion neural systems based on Spiking neural networks”


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