Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Hu Guoqiang

Associate Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Assistant Chair (Research)
Director, Centre for System Intelligence and Efficiency

Assoc Prof Hu Guoqiang

Guoqiang Hu received B.Eng. in Automation from University of Science and Technology of China, M.Phil. in Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Florida. He is currently a tenured Associate Professor with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research focuses on analysis, control, design and optimization of distributed intelligent systems. More specifically, he works on distributed control, distributed optimization, and game theoretic methods, with applications to multi-robot systems and smart city systems. He was a recipient of the Best Paper in Automation Award in the 14th IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation, a recipient of the Best Paper Award (Guan Zhao-Zhi Award) in the 36th Chinese Control Conference, and a recipient of the Early Career Teaching Excellence Award by the School in 2015. He serves as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, and IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, and Technical Editor for IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. He is a senior member of IEEE.

Research Interests
Analysis, control, design and optimization of distributed intelligent systems

(A) Theoretical research: Distributed control and estimation, distributed optimization and games, distributed decision making

(B) Systems/applications:
. Cooperative robotics: multi-robot coordination, cloud robotics, swarm intelligence, visual servo control and autonomous systems
. Smart city systems (buildings and energy): energy management and optimization, fault diagnostics, building automation and control
Current Projects
  • Complexity Science Inspired Multi-agents Machine Learning Algorithms for Real-Time Scheduling in NTU Shuttle Bus System
  • Distributed Nonlinear Fusion Estimation for Multi-Robot Localization
  • Hub-wide Grid Planning and Management System for Industrial Hubs
  • Large Vertical Take-off & Landing (VTOL) Research Platform: Prototype Development and Demonstration
  • Scalable Multi-Robot Sensor Fusion, Localization, Navigation, and Control
  • Singapore-Berkeley Building Efficiency and Sustanability in the Tropics Phase 2 (SBB2)
Selected Publications
  • X. Dong, G. Hu. (2017). Time-varying Formation Tracking for Linear Multi-agent Systems with Multiple Leaders. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 62(7), 3658-3664.
  • C. Sun, M. Ye, G. Hu. (2017). Distributed Time-varying Quadratic Optimization for Multiple Agents under Undirected Graphs. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 62(7), 3687-3694.
  • Z. Feng, C. Sun, G. Hu. (2017). Robust Connectivity Preserving Rendezvous of Multi-robot Systems. IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, 4(4), 725-735.
  • Z. Feng, G. Hu, W. Ren, W.E. Dixon, and J. Mei. (2017). Distributed Coordination of Multiple Unknown Euler-Lagrange Systems. IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, 5(1), 55-66.
  • H. Cai, G. Hu. (2017). Distributed Tracking Control of an Interconnected Leader-follower Multi-agent System. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, .

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