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International Conferences Recognize Applied Nonlinear Control Research

Zhong-Ping Jiang

Zhong-Ping Jiang, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, has been invited to deliver plenary lectures at the 2015 International Conference on Advanced Computational Intelligence, to be held in Fujian, China, in March 2015, and at the 2015 International Workshop on Robot Motion and Control, to be held in Poznan, Poland, in July 2015. He is also invited to give a talk at the 8th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, to be held in Beijing, China, in August 2015.

The invitations are based on published work on applied nonlinear control theory. Jiang’s research group has developed several novel tools for the design of nonlinear feedback controllers for robotic systems and power systems.

Jiang holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Wuhan, in China; a master’s degree in statistics from the University of Paris; and a doctoral degree in automatic control and mathematics from the Ecole des Mines de Paris. His many other honors include a prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship from the Australian Research Council, a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), and an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellowship. He has been affiliated with NYU-Poly since 1999. He was one of the youngest scientists to be elected a fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), for his fundamental contributions to nonlinear control theory and design and applications to underactuated mechanical, communications, and biological systems.