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Full name: 
Fumin Zhang
Job title: 
Professor
Technical Interest Groups: Systems and Controls
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404/385-2751
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TSRB 406

Dr. Fumin Zhang joined Georgia Tech's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2007 as an assistant professor. He received a Ph.D. 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.

Fumin Zhang’s research focuses on mobile sensor networks that demonstrate bio-inspired long duration autonomy. He has contributed to the co-design of control, sensing, and communication algorithms for mobile sensing agents that collect information to model spatial temporal stochastic fields. An application domain of his research has been marine robots for environmental sensing and data collection. He has established a theoretical framework for the investigation of battery supported Cyber-Physical Systems. He also developed a co-design methodology for real-time scheduling, realtime control, and battery management. He is currently serving as the co-chair for the IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Marine Robotics and is the associate editor for IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, Robotics and Automation Letters, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, and IEEE Transactions on Control of Networked Systems. He also serves as the deputy editor-in-chief for the Cyber-Physical Systems Journal.

Research interests: 
  • Mobile Sensor Networks
  • • Underwater and Marine Robotics
  • Motion Planning in Complex Environments
  • Battery Supported Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Geometric and Nonlinear Systems and Control
Distinctions: 
  • 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
  • Hesburgh Award Teaching Fellow, 2017

  • Roger P. Webb ECE Outreach Award, 2017

Q. Tao, J. Cha, X. Chen, S. Maxon, C. Qin, L. Sequin, H. Xie, J. Y. Zheng, F. Zhang, “Miniature Underwater Robot for Research and Education,” Provisional patent (62/669,571) filed on May 10, 2018.

K. Szwaykowska and F. Zhang, “Controlled Lagrangian Particle Tracking: Error Growth Under Feedback Control,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 26(3), 874-889, 2018.

Z. Shi and F. Zhang, “Model Predictive Control under Timing Constraints induced by Controller Area Networks,” Real Time Systems, 53(2):196-227, 2017.

F. Zhang, P. Cheng, S. Cho, V. Mishra, Q. Tao, and J. P. Varnell, “Autonomous Indoor Robotic Blimps for Research and Education,” Provisional Patent (62/462,790) filed on February 23, 2017.

D. Chang, W. Wu, C. R. Edwards, and F. Zhang, “Motion Tomography: Mapping Flow Fields Using Autonomous Underwater Vehicles,” International Journal of Robotics Research, 36(3): 320-336, 2017.

M. Malisoff, J. P. Varnell, and F. Zhang, “Control Method for Pointer Acceleration for Computer Mice or Other Interfaces,” Provisional patent (62/481,783) filed on April 5, 2017.

Y. Wang and F. Zhang (edit), Trends in Control and Decision-Making for Human-Robot Collaboration Systems, Springer, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40533-9.

F. Zhang, “Cyber-Maritime Cycle: Autonomy of Marine Robots for Ocean Sensing,” Foundations and Trends in Robotics, 5(1): 1-115, 2016.

W. Wu and F. Zhang, “A Speeding-up and Slowing-down Strategy for Distributed Source Seeking with Robustness Analysis,” IEEE Transactions on Control of Networked Systems, 3(3):231-240, 2016.

K. Szwaykowska and F. Zhang, “Trend and Bounds for Error Growth in Controlled Lagrangian Particle Tracking,” IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 39(1): 10-25, 2014.

F. Zhang, Z. Shi, and S. Mukhopadhyay, “Robustness Analysis of Battery Supported Cyber-Physical Systems,” ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, 12(3):69.1-27, 2013.

W. Wu and F. Zhang, “Robust Cooperative Exploration with a Switching Strategy,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 28(4):828-839, 2012.

S. Mukhopadhyay and F. Zhang, “Battery Failure Detection Using Universal Adaptive Stabilization,” Provisional Patent (61/567,903) filed on December 7th, 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.

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.

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