Quanyan Zhu

  • Associate Professor


Quanyan Zhu 2023
Research Interests

Game Theory | Control Theory | Cyber-physical System | Risk Management | Smart Grid | Wireless Network

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013
PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Toronto, 2008
Master of Applied Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering

McGill University, 2006
B. ENG in Honours Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Princeton University
Postdoctoral Research Associate
From: August 2013 to December 2013


  • ECE-UY 3064 Feedback Control Systems
  • ECE-GY 9213 Game Theory
  • ECE-GY 9223 Reinforcement Learning
  • ECE-GY 9233 Cyber-Physical Human Networks
  • ECE-GY 9243 Convex Optimization and Optimal Control
  • ECE-GY 9253 Cyber Physical System Security
  • ECE-GY 9263 Stochastic Processes and Control
  • ECE-GY 5213 Introduction to System Engineering
  • ECE-GY 6233 System Optimization Methods

Research Positions

Postdoctoral Fellowships

We are looking for PhD graduates who are interested in multidisciplinary research related to cyber-physical security and privacy, system and control theory, machine learning and game theory. Interested candidates should email their CV/Resume to qz494@nyu.edu

Research Assistantships/Graduate Assistantships

We are actively looking for motivated undergraduate and graduate students in research projects on the Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems, machine learning, smart cities and next-generation systems and control. Interested students should email their CV/Resume to qz494@nyu.edu

Project Courses

NYU undergraduate and graduate students can also get involved in research projects through the following courses:

  • ECE-UY 4223 Electrical Engineering Design Project II 
  • ECE-UY 397 Senior Thesis
  • ECE-GY9941 Advanced Projects III
  • ECE-GY9953 Advanced Projects I
  • ECE-GY9963 Advanced Projects II
  • ECE-GY997x MS Thesis in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Undergraduate Summer Research Program:

Interested undergraduate students can apply using the following link


or send their CV/Resume to qz494@nyu.edu

Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program

The Laboratory for Agile and Resilient Complex Systems (LARX) invites undergraduate students who are interested in the VIP on Smart Internet of Controlled Things.

Description: The Internet of Things foresees a highly networked future, where every object is integrated to interact with each other, allowing for communications between objects, as well as between humans and objects, which enables the control of intelligent systems in our daily lives. This project aims to design and prototype smart, resilient and secure IoTs that can adapt to changing environment, uncertainties, and adversarial behaviors. This project will allow students to leverage knowledge from communications, signal processing, and systems and control to build applications including smart homes, smart healthcare, smart grids and smart building. 

Interested students should contact VIP Director at voltz@nyu.edu. For more information on the program, please see http://engineering.nyu.edu/research/student/vip


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