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Full name: 
Fumin Zhang
Job title: 
Associate Professor
; Associate Professor
Systems and Controls
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Work phone: 
TSRB 417

Dr. Fumin Zhang joined Georgia Tech's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2007 as an assistant professor. He received a PhD degree in 2004 from the University of Maryland (College Park) in Electrical Engineering, and held a postdoctoral position in Princeton University from 2004 to 2007. His B.S. and M.S. degrees, both in electrical engineering, are from Tsinghua University in Beijing.

His major research focus is design and control of underwater robots and mobile sensor networks. Among his recent research interests is cyber-physical systems theory with a focus on feasibility of control tasks on embedded computing devices. His research emphasizes the importance of the balance between theory and applications. He has published articles in major journals on theoretical control and robotics. Meanwhile, his theoretical contributions are implemented on actual robots and sensor networks as distributed control and sensing algorithms.

Research interests: 
  • Mobile Sensor Networks
  • Underwater Robotics
  • Motion Planning in Complex Environments
  • Battery Supported Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Adaptive Sampling of Ocean and Atmosphere
  • Geometric and Nonlinear Systems and Control
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2009
  • ONR YIP Award, 2010
  • GT Lockheed Inspirational Young Faculty Award, 2010
  • GT ECE Roger P. Webb Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, 2011
  • Zhejiang University Distinguished Lecturer on Cyber-Systems and Control, 2011

F. Zhang and N. E. Leonard, "Cooperative Control and Filtering for Cooperative Exploration," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 55(3): 650-663, 2010.

F. Zhang, "Geometric Cooperative Control of Particle Formations," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 55(3): 800-803, 2010.

J. Kim, F. Zhang, and M. Egerstedt, "A Provably Complete Exploration Strategy by Constructing Voronoi Diagrams," Autonomous Robots 29(3): 367-380, 2010.

N. E. Leonard, D. A. Paley, R. E. Davis, D. M. Fratantoni, F. Lekien, and F. Zhang "Coordinated Control of an Underwater Glider Fleet in an Adaptive Ocean Sampling Field Experiment in Monterey Bay," Journal of Field Robotics 27(6): 718-740, 2010.

J. Kim, F. Zhang, and M. Egerstedt, "Curve Tracking Control for Autonomous Vehicles with Rigidly Mounted Range Sensors," Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 56(1-2): 177-197, 2009.

D. Paley, F. Zhang, and N. E. Leonard, "Cooperative Control for Ocean Sampling: The Glider Coordinated Control System," IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 16(4): 735-744, 2008.

F. Zhang and N. E. Leonard, "Coordinated Patterns of Unit Speed Particles on a Closed Curve," Systems & Control Letters 56(6): 397-407, 2007.

F. Zhang, D. M. Fratantoni, D. Paley, J. Lund and N.E. Leonard, "Control of Coordinated Patterns for Ocean Sampling," International Journal of Control 80(7): 1186-1199, 2007.

F. Zhang and P. S. Krishnaprasad, "Co-ordinated Orbit Transfer of Satellite Clusters," Astrodynamics, Space Missions, and Chaos, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1017:112-137, 2004.

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