Curriculum Vitae

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Dynamics and Control, Machine Learning, Information Theory, Stochastic Systems, Aerospace & Robotic Systems, Numerical Computation

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Urbana, USADoctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering2017 – 2023
■ Thesis: An Information-Theoretic Analysis of Control and Filtering Limitations by the I-MMSE Relationships
University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) Duluth, USAMaster 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 TechnologyHarbin, China Bachelor of Engineering (Honors School) in Flight Vehicle Design and Engineering       2009 – 2013
■ Thesis: Orbital Control Problem of the Close Range Rendezvous Phase

Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering & Coordinated Science Laboratory, UIUC Aug 2017 – Jul 2023 Research/Teaching Assistant, Project: Interdisciplinary Studies of Control Theory, Information Theory, Machine Learning & Cyber-Physical Security
Advisor: Prof. Naira Hovakimyan (IEEE, AIAA, and ASME Fellow)
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, UMDAug 2015 – Jun 2017 Research/Teaching Assistant and 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 (Department Head)
Research Institute of Intelligent Control and Systems & Research Center of Satellite Technology, HITOct 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, HITSep 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 (Department Head) and Prof. Jifeng Guo (Associate Head)
Laboratory of Physical Diagnosis, School of Life Science and Technology, HITMay 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, HITApr 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)

Alwin Schaller Travel Fund (Conference Presentation/Travel Award), UIUC 2020
Outstanding Graduate Award, UMD 2017
Graduate Student Travel Award, UMD 2016
Distinction in Comprehensive Examination, UMD 2016
Gold Medal Award for Graduate Thesis and Distinguished Graduate Student (Top 5% at 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% at HIT), HIT 2014
First Class Scholarship for Graduate Student, HIT 2013 – 2014
First Class People’s Scholarship (Top 10% at 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

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