Curriculum Vitae


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RESEARCH INTERESTS
Reinforcement Learning, Information Theory, Dynamics and Control, Aerospace & Robotic Systems, Numerical Methods

EDUCATION
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Urbana, USA
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering   2017 – Present

University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) Duluth, USA
Master of Science in Applied and Computational Mathematics   2015 – 2017
■ Thesis/Project: Eigenvalues Approximations of 1-D Partial Differential Equations

Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) Harbin, China
Master of Engineering in Aeronautical and Astronautical Science and Technology   2013 – 2015
■ Thesis: Variable Structure Control for Close Range Phase of Spacecraft Rendezvous

Harbin Institute of Technology Harbin, China
Bachelor of Engineering (Honors School) in Flight Vehicle Design and Engineering       2009 – 2013
■ Thesis: Orbital Control Problem of the Close Range Rendezvous Phase

EXPERIENCE
Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC Aug 2017 – Present
Research Assistant, Project: Information constraints in stochastic systems and Cyber-physical security
Advisor: Prof. Naira Hovakimyan

Department of Electrical Engineering, UMD May 2016 – Jun 2017
Independent Investigator, Project: Distributed Singularly Perturbed Systems
■ Investigated decentralized optimal and sliding mode control algorithms for singularly perturbed system.
Advisor: Prof. Desineni S. Naidu (IEEE Life Fellow)

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, UMD Aug 2015 – Jun 2017
Teaching Assistant & Independent Investigator, Project: Eigenvalues Approximations of 1-D PDEs with Local Dampings
■ Approximated the eigenvalues of wave, Timoshenko beam, and the Euler-Bernoulli beam equations with local Kelvin-
    Voigt dampings by using spectral Fourier, Chebyshev, and collocation methods and domain decomposition technique.
Advisor: Prof. Zhuangyi Liu (Head)

Research Institute of Intelligent Control and Systems & Research Center of Satellite Technology, HIT Oct 2012 – Jul 2015
Independent Investigator, Project: Applications of Advanced Control Theories to Aerospace Systems
■ Investigated robust and sliding mode control theories with their applications to the control problems of
    spacecraft rendezvous, attitude maneuver, and attitude coordination.
Advisors: Prof. Huijun Gao (IEEE Fellow) and Prof. Ming Liu

Department of Aerospace Engineering, School of Astronautics, HIT Sep 2010 – Oct 2012
Independent Developer, Project: Guidance Navigation and Control (GNC) System of Autonomous Mobile Robot (Video Link)
■ Developed a GNC system for autonomous mobile robot with the functions of route planning, path tracking,
    camera calibration, and vision-based objective tracking.
Advisors: Prof. Naigang Cui (Head) and Prof. Jifeng Guo (Associate Head)

Laboratory of Physical Diagnosis, School of Life Science and Technology, HIT May 2011 – May 2012
Group Leader, Project: Model-Based Clinical 3-D MRI Image Registration
■ Investigated a image registration scheme with Iterative Closest Point algorithm and mean value interpolation.
Advisor: Prof. Xiaoyu Song (Director)

School of Electrical Engineering and Automation, HIT Apr 2011 – May 2012
Group Leader, Project: Virtual Experimental Box for Electrical Engineering Education
■ Designed and built an experimental box composed of software, hardware, and multimedia.
Advisor: Prof. Sanyong Jiang (Educational Leader of HIT)

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Outstanding Graduate Award, UMD 2017
Graduate Research Assistantship, UMD 2015-2016
Graduate Student Travel Award, UMD 2016
Summer Research Fellowship, UMD 2016
Distinction in Comprehensive Examination, UMD 2016
Gold Medal Award for Graduate Thesis and Distinguished Graduate Student (Top 5% in HIT), HIT 2015
National Scholarship for Graduate Student (Top 2.5% in China), Ministry of Education of China 2014
Special Class Scholarship for Graduate Student (Top 10% in HIT), HIT 2014
First Class Scholarship for Graduate Student, HIT 2013 – 2014
First Class People’s Scholarship (Top 10% in HIT) 2011 – 2013
Meritorious Winner (Top 10% in the world) of American Mathematical Contest in Modeling (Certificate Link), COMAP2012
Regional First Prize Winner of China Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling 2011
Second Prize Winner of Mathematical Contest in Modeling of Three Provinces in Northeast China 2011

SKILLS AND LANGUAGE
Technique: Dynamics and Control, Mathematical Modeling, System Simulation, Spacecraft Rendezvous & Attitude Control, Mobile Robot,
                     Decentralized & Robust Control, Partial Differential Equation, Computer Vision & Graphics
Programming: MATLAB/Simulink, Mathematica, LaTeX, C/C++, LabVIEW, SQL, SAS, OpenCV, HTML, XML, ASM
Software: Satellite Tool Kit, AutoCAD (Certified by ISGG), SolidWorks, MultiGen Creator, NI Multisim, OrCAD, Altium Designer, Microsoft SQL Server,
                  Microsoft Visual Studio, Netbeans, CodeBlocks, Keil, Code Composer Studio, Microsoft Office Suite
Hardware: Embeded System (PSoC, FPGA, DSP, MSP-430, MCS-51), PLC, Indoor GPS, Autonomous Mobile Robot, NI myDAQ, NI ELVIS
Language: English (Proficient), German (Basic), Chinese (Native): Mandarin & Cantonese