People


Advisors


Ben M. CHEN, Professor

National University of Singapore

Email: bmchen@nus.edu.sg
Phone: 6516 2289
Office: E4-06-08

Ben M. Chen received his B.S. in mathematics and computer science from Xiamen University, China, 1983, M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, 1988, and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, 1991. He is currently a Professor and Director of Control, Intelligent Systems & Robotics Area, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS), and Head of Control Science Group, NUS Temasek Laboratories. His current research interests are in systems and control, unmanned aerial systems, and financial market modeling.

Dr. Chen is an IEEE Fellow. He is the author/co-author of 10 research monographs including H2 Optimal Control (Prentice Hall, 1995), Robust and H Control (Springer, 2000), Hard Disk Drive Servo Systems (Springer, 1st Edition, 2002; 2nd Edition, 2006), Linear Systems Theory (Birkhäuser, 2004), Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems (Springer, 2011), and Stock Market Modeling and Forecasting (Springer, 2013). He had served on the editorial boards of a number of journals including IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Systems & Control Letters, and Automatica. He currently serves as an Editor-in-Chief of Unmanned Systems and a Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Control Theory & Technology. back to top


Tong H. LEE, Professor

National University of SIngapore

Email: eleleeth@nus.edu.sg
Phone: 6874 2564
Office: E4-07-23

T. H. Lee received the B.A. degree with First Class Honours in the Engineering Tripos from Cambridge University, England, in 1980; and the Ph.D. degree from Yale University in 1987. He is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS); and also a Professor in the NUS Graduate School, NUS NGS. He was a Past Vice-President (Research) of NUS.

Dr. Lee's research interests are in the areas of adaptive systems, knowledge-based control, intelligent mechatronics and computational intelligence. He currently holds Associate Editor appointments in the IEEE Transactions in Systems, Man and Cybernetics; IEEE Transactions in Industrial Electronics; Control Engineering Practice (an IFAC journal); and the International Journal of Systems Science (Taylor and Francis, London). In addition, he is the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of IFAC Mechatronics journal.

Dr. Lee was a recipient of the Cambridge University Charles Baker Prize in Engineering; the 2004 ASCC (Melbourne) Best Industrial Control Application Paper Prize; the 2009 IEEE ICMA Best Paper in Automation Prize; and the 2009 ASCC Best Application Paper Prize. He has also co-authored five research monographs (books), and holds four patents (two of which are in the technology area of adaptive systems, and the other two are in the area of intelligent mechatronics). He has published more than 300 international journal papers.

Dr. Lee was an Invited Panelist at the World Automation Congress, WAC2000, Maui, U.S.A.; an Invited Keynote Speaker for IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, IEEE ISIC 2003, Houston, U.S.A.; an Invited Keynote Speaker for LSMS 2007, Shanghai, China; an Invited Expert Panelist for IEEE AIM2009; and an Invited Plenary Speaker for IASTED RTA 2009. back to top



International Expert Panels


Biao WANG, Associate Professor

Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Email: wangbiao@nuaa.edu.cn

Biao Wang received his PhD degree in Guidance, Navigation and Control in 2004, MS degree in Aerospace Propulsion Theory and Engineering in 2000, and Bachelor degree in Aeroengine Control in 1997 all from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA). He is now a research fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, and an associate professor in the former university, NUAA. His research focus is in electronics, computer vision, control engineering, and 3D path following control of a model-scale helicopter. back to top


Chang CHEN, Principle Member of Technical Staff

DSO National Laboratories

Email: cchang@dso.org.sg

Chang Chen received his B.Eng. from Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, and his M.Eng. from Nanyang Technological University in 1991 and 1996, respectively. He continued his graduate study at Georgia Institute of Technology, and received his M.Sc. (Mathematics) and Ph.D. (Aerospace) in 2006. He has been working at DSO National Laboratories since 1996. His research interests include helicopter theory, flight mechanics, and controls. He won Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship from American Helicopter Society in 2004, and one Group Performance Award and three Intellectual Property Awards from DSO in 2007. He has been with Flight Simulation Committee from American Helicopter Society since 2002. back to top


Guowei CAI, Assistant Professor

Khalifa University of Science, Technology & Research

Email: Guowei.Cai@kustar.ac.ae

Guowei Cai was born in Tianjin, China, in 1980. He received the B.E. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, in 2002 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from National University of Singapore, Singapore, in 2009.

From 2008 to 2009, he was a Research Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Since 2009, he has been a Research Scientist in Temasek Laboratoires, National University of Singapore. His current research interests include construction, modeling identification, control theory application, and formation control of small-scale fixed-wing and rotorcraft UAV systems. He was a recipient of the Best Application Paper Prize at the 7th Asian Control Conference, Hong Kong, China (2009). In 2013, he joined in the Khalifa University of Science, Technology & Research as an assistant professor. back to top



Research Staffs


Kemao PENG, Research Scientist

NUS Temasek Laboratories

Email: tslpkm@nus.edu.sg

Kemao Peng received the B.Eng. degree in aircraft control systems, the M. Eng. degree in guidance, control, and simulation, and the Ph.D. degree in navigation, guidance and control, all from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA), Beijing, China, in 1986, 1989, and 1999, respectively.

From 1998 to 2000, he was a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Automation and Electrical Engineering, BUAA. From 2000 to 2006, he was a research fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS). Since 2006, he has been a research scientist in the Temasek Laboratories, NUS. His current research interests are robust control, nonlinear system control, autonomous flight control and vision based autonomous flight control. back to top


Feng LIN, Research Scientist

NUS Temasek Laboratories

Email: linfeng@nus.edu.sg

Lin Feng received the B.Eng. degree in Computer Science and Control, and the M.Eng. degree in system engineering from the Beihang University, Beijing, China, in 2000 and 2003, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in Computer & Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 2011. Currently, he is working as a Research Scientist at the Temasek Laboratories. His main research interests are unmanned aerial vehicles, vision-based control and navigation, target tracking, robot vision as well as embedded vision systems. back to top


Xiangxu DONG, Research Scientist

NUS Temasek Laboratories

Email: dong07@nus.edu.sg

Xiangxu Dong received the B.S. degree from the Department of Communications Engineering at Xiamen University in 2007 ​ and ​​​PhD ​degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at National University of Singapore​ in 2012. He is now working as a research scientist in control science group at Temasek Laboratories.​ ​ His research interests include real-time software system,​ cooperative coordination, formation control ​for unmanned aerial vehicles. back to top

Fei WANG, Research Scientist

NUS Temasek Laboratories

Email: wangfei@nus.edu.sg

Fei Wang was born in Wuxi, Jiangsu, China, in 1985. He received his B.Eng. degree with First Class Honors in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore in 2009 and Ph.D. degree in the NUS Graduate School for Integrative Science and Engineering. He has joined the NUS Unmanned Systems Research Group (NUSUAV) from his 4th year undergraduate study for his Final Year Project. He is now working as a Research Scientist in the Temasek Laboratories NUS. His research interests include modeling and control of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and UAV indoor navigation systems. back to top


Tao PANG, Associate Scientist

NUS Temasek Laboratories

Email: tslpt@nus.edu.sg

Pang Tao received his B.S. degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at National University of Singapore in 2012. He is currently working as an Associate Scientist at Temasek Laboratories. His research interests lie in platform design and modeling. back to top


Peidong LIU, Research Engineer

Email: elelp@nus.edu.sg

Peidong is currently a Research Engineer and part-time Master of Engineering student with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS) since he graduated from NUS with the 1st class honor in 2008. His current work is mainly focused on the embedded systems for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), computer vision and automatic control (especially on UAVs). back to top


Zhaolin YANG, Associate Scientist

NUS Temasek Laboratories

Email: tslyangzl@nus.edu.sg

Yang Zhaolin received the B.Eng. degree from School of Electronics and Information Engineering at Xi’an Jiaotong University in 2012. He is currently working as an Associate Scientist in Temasek Laboratories at National University of Singapore. Meanwhile, he is also a part-time master student specializing in Computer Science at NUS. His research interests include embedded system, sensor network, and platform for micro UAVs. back to top


Xiang LI, Research Engineer

NUS ECE Department

Email: elelixi@nus.edu.sg

Li Xiang received her B.Eng. degree in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at National University of Singapore in 2013. She has joined our NUS UAV team since 2012 during her undergraduate studies. She is currently working as a research engineer and focusing on the development of Micro-unmanned Aerial Vehicle (MAV). back to top


Graduate Students


ANG Zong Yao, Kevin, Ph.D student

Email: kevinang@nus.edu.sg

Kevin received his B.Eng. degree in Mechanical and Production Engineering from Nanyang Technological University in 2006. After completing his undergraduate degree, he joined the Singapore Armed Forces as a Maintenance Engineering Officer, fulfilling his scholarship bond. Currently, under the DSO Ph.D Research Award, he is pursuing his Ph.D degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore. His current research interests lie in obstacle detection and UAV navigation in urban environments. back to top


Limiao BAI, Ph.D student

Email: limiaobai@nus.edu.sg

Bai Limiao received his B.Eng. Degree in Flight Vehicle Propulsion Engineering at Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an China, in 2008, M.Phil. Degree in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Hong Kong in 2010. He is currently a PhD student at National University of Singapore. His research interests includes modeling the financial market using system theory and market microstructures. back to top

Jinqiang CUI, Ph.D student

Email: jinqiang@nus.edu.sg

Cui Jinqiang received his B.S. and M.S degree in Mechatronic Engineering from Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China, in 2005 and 2008 respectively. Currently he is pursuing his Ph.D degree in electrical and computer engineering in National University of Singapore(NUS). He had five years research experience in MEMS capacitive and piezoresistive sensor and readout circuit design before joining NUS. His current research interest is in vision-based unmanned aerial vehicle(UAV) navigation. back to top


Yijie KE, Ph.D student

Email: keyijie@nus.edu.sg

Ke Yijie received his bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in 2010, and his master degree in flight vehicle design from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) in 2013. During master study,he was mainly involved in developing flight algorithms for quadrotor and plasma flow control research for stratosphere airship .He is currently a Ph.D student in National University of Singapore (NUS). His research interests include aircraft design,flight control,aerodynamics and multidisciplinary design optimization. back to top


Shupeng LAI, Ph.D student

Email: shupenglai@nus.edu.sg

Lai Shupeng received his B.S. degree from the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in 2012. He is currently a PhD candidate at National University of Singapore. His research interests lie in game theory and navigation of multiple unmanned systems. back to top


Kun LI, Ph.D student

Email: kunli89@nus.edu.sg

Li Kun was born in Datong, Shanxi, China. He received his Bachelor degree in Department of Control Science and Engineering from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China in 2011. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at National University of Singapore. His current research area lies in platform design and obstacle detection of UGV. back to top

Swee King PANG, Ph.D student

Email: king@nus.edu.sg

Swee King received his B.Eng. degree in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at National University of Singapore in 2010. He has joined our NUS UAV team since 2009 during his undergraduate studies. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in our group, focusing on the development of Micro-unmanned Aerial Vehicle (MAV). His main research areas include construction, control theory application, and indoor navigation. He is the recipient of the IEEE Control Systems Chapter (Singapore) Book Prize 2010. back to top


Kangli WANG, Ph.D student

Email: a0055862@nus.edu.sg

Wang Kangli received his B.Eng. degree in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at National University of Singapore in 2013. He has joined our NUS UAV team since 2012 during his undergraduate studies. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in our group. His main research area is design and development of unconventional UAV with Vertical Take Off and Landing(VTOL) and cruise fly ability. He is the recipient of IEEE Control Systems Chapter (Singapore) Book Prize 2013. back to top


Jing LIN, Lab Supervisor

Email: elelinj@nus.edu.sg

Ms Lin Jing was born in Fujian, China. She studied in Singapore since year 2003 and received her Diploma in Computer Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic in 2011. Her final year project on circuit design at Singapore Polytechnic was selected for the grand finals of Spinnovex 2011. She is currently the research lab assistant in the UAV Team and has work involvement as being the website administrator, safety coordinator and accounts manager. She is now studying her degree in Industrial Management Engineering at National University of Singapore. back to top