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. degree in mathematics and computer science from Xiamen University, Xiamen, China, in 1983, M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, USA, in 1988, and Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA, in 1991. He was a software engineer in South-China Computer Corporation, Guangzhou, China, from 1983 to 1986, and was an assistant professor from 1992 to 1993 in the Department of Electrical Engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA. Since August 1993, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, where he is currently a professor. His current research interests are in robust control, systems theory, unmanned aerial systems, and financial market modeling.

He is the author/co-author of 8 research monographs including Loop Transfer Recovery: Analysis and Design (New York: Springer, 1993); H2 Optimal Control (London: Prentice Hall, 1995); Robust and H∞ Control (New York: Springer, 2000, Chinese edition is to be published by Science Press, Beijing, 2010); Linear Systems Theory: A Structural Decomposition Approach (Boston: Birkhauser, 2004; Chinese translation published by Tsinghua University Press, 2008); Hard Disk Drive Servo Systems (New York: Springer, 1st Edn., 2002; 2nd Edn., 2006); and Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems (New York: Springer, 2010, in press). He served/serves on the editorial boards for a number of international journals including IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Automatica, Systems & Control Letters, and Journal of Control Theory and Applications.

Dr Chen is a Fellow of IEEE. He was the recipient of Best Poster Paper Award, 2nd Asian Control Conference, Seoul, Korea (1997); University Researcher Award, National University of Singapore (2000); Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award, Institution of Engineers, Singapore (2001); Temasek Young Investigator Award, Defence Science & Technology Agency, Singapore (2003); Best Industrial Control Application Prize, 5th Asian Control Conference, Melbourne, Australia (2004); and Best Application Paper Award, 7th Asian Control Conference, Hong Kong (2009). 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


Kai Yew LUM, Associate Professor

National Chi Nan University

Email: kylum@ncnu.edu.tw

Kai-Yew Lum was born in Singapore, where he received his primary and secondary educations. In 1982, he left Singapore for France to study engineering on a French-Singapore Government Scholarship. He obtained his Diplôme d'Ingénieur (Master of Engineering) in 1988 from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Ingénieurs Electriciens de Grenoble, specializing in automatic control. Upon completing his military service from 1988-1990, Kai-Yew Lum joined Defence Science Organization, a Singapore Government agency, where he was junior engineer until 1993. In 1993, Kai-Yew Lum again left Singapore on a government scholarship to pursue a Ph.D. programme at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Department of Aerospace Engineering in 1995 and 1997, respectively. His dissertation was titled Control of the Rigid Body and Dynamics with Symmetry. Upon graduation, he returned to DSO National Laboratories where he worked from 1998 to 2001 as senior engineer in unmanned systems and satellite technologies.

In 2001, he joined Temasek Laboratories at the National University of Singapore where he was principal investigator of research programmes in design optimization, flight and marine control and guidance, and multi-agent systems. He was also head of the aeronautical-sciences research division. He became deputy director in 2007, responsible for the general management of Temasek Laboratories manpower, finance and infrastructure. Concurrently, he was also Teaching Associate at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering of NUS, where he taught a graduate course in nonlinear dynamics and control, and supervisedfinal-year undergraduate students in their dissertation projects. In September 2011, Kai-Yew Lum left Singapore to join National Chi Nan University, Taiwan, where he is currently associate professor of Electrical Engineering. back to top


Hai LIN, Assistant Professor

University of Notre Dame

Email: hlin1@nd.edu

Hai Lin obtained his B.S. degree at the University of Science and Technology Beijing and his M.S. degree from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1997 and 2000 respectively. In 2005, he received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Lin is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame. Before returning to his alma mater, Hai has been working as an assistant professor in the National University of Singapore from 2006 to 2011. Dr. Lin's teaching and research interests are in the multidisciplinary study of the problems at the intersections of control, communication, computation and life sciences. His current research thrust is on cyber-physical systems, multi-robot cooperative tasking, systems biology and hybrid control. Hai has been served in several committees and editorial board. He is the Program Chair for IEEE ICCA 2011, IEEE CIS 2011 and the Chair for IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Singapore Chapter for 2009 and 2010. He is a senior member of IEEE. He is a recipient of 2013 NSF CAREER award. 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. He is currently a PhD candidate at National University of Singapore. His research interests includes cooperative coordination, formation control and unmanned aerial vehicles. back to top

Fei WANG, Associate Scientist

NUS Temasek Laboratories

Email: wangfei@nus.edu.sg

Wang Fei received his B.Eng. degree in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at National University of Singapore in 2009. He has joined our NUS UAV team right after his graduation. He is currently working towards his Ph.D. degree here and his main research areas include robot vision, image processing and UAV indoor navigation. 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



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

Peidong LIU, Ph.D student

Email: elelp@nus.edu.sg

Peidong was born in Shandong, China, in 1988. He received my B.Eng. degree with First Class Honors in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore, Singapore, in 2012. His main research interests include flight automatic control and unmanned aerial systems. back to top


Swee King PHANG, Ph.D student

Email: king@nus.edu.sg

Phang 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 one of the recipients of 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


Shiyu ZHAO, Ph.D student

Email: shiyuzhao@nus.edu.sg

Zhao Shiyu received the B.S. and M.S. degree from the Department of Automatic Control at Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, respectively, in 2006 and 2009. He is currently a PhD candidate at National University of Singapore. His research interests lie in cooperative control and navigation of multiple unmanned systems. back to top


Di DENG, Master Student

Email: a0055834@nus.edu.sg

Deng Di received her B.Eng. degree in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at National University of Singapore in 2013. She has joined NUS UAV team since 2012 during her Final Year Project. She is currently pursuing her Master degree in our group, focusing on the development of ground control station and circuit design for the onboard system of MAV. back to top


Jing LIN, Lab Assistant

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 study her degree in Industrial Management Engineering at National University of Singapore. back to top