Recent Updates
Swann Marx (Gipsalab, Grenoble, France): Mar. 2016  current.
Swann and I are currently working on disturbance rejection of Kortewegde Vries equations.
Prof. Kirsten Morris (Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Canada): Sep. 2015  current.
Prof. Morris, Professor JeanMichel Coron and I are currently working on stabilization of beam equations.
Dr. Peipei Shang (Department of Mathematics, Tongji University, Shanghai, China): Sep. 2015  current.
Dr. Jixun Chu (School of Mathematics & Physics, University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China): Sep. 2015  current.
Peipei, Jixun and I are currently working on stability analysis of Kortewegde Vries equations with Professor JeanMichel Coron.
Prof. Rafael Vazquez (Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Seville, Spain): Oct. 2015  current.
Rafael visited Laboratoire JacquesLouis Lions in Oct. 2015, when I was working as a visiting scholar in Universite Pierre et Marie Curie.
Hector E. Perez (University of California, Berkeley): Sep. 2015  current.
Hector provided a set of data for my simulation of stateofcharge estimation for lithiumion batteries.
Prof. Tiago Roux Oliveira(Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil): 2014  current.
Tiago was a visiting scholar to UC San Diego between Mar. 2014 and Mar. 2015. We have discussed about working on disturbance rejection of some PDE systems since Mar. 2015.
Prof. Scott J. Moura (University of California, Berkeley): Sep. 2014  current.
Scott was a postdoc in University of California, San Diego between Sep. 2010 and Jun. 2012. He helpes our lab group in UCSD on the project of system identification and accurate stateofcharge estimation of lithiumion batteries with Bosch.
Dr. Jie Qi (Donghua University, Shanghai, China): Mar. 2013  current
Jie was a visiting scholar to UC San Diego between Mar. 2013 and Feb. 2014, also between Jun. 2015 and Sep. 2015. We work on multiagent deployment/ formation control.
Dr. Ababacar Diagne: Sep. 2014  current
Ababacar visited UC San Diego for two weeks in Oct. 2014. Since then, we work together, with Dr. Mamadou Diagne and Prof. Miroslav Krstic, on stabilization of SaintVenantExner model and the bilayer SaintVenant equations.
Prof. Yanhong Liu (Zhengzhou University, China), Sep. 2014  current.
Prof. Liu was a visiting scholar to UC San Diego between Aug. 2012 and Aug. 2013. We start working together on control of stochastic nonlinear systems based on Hamiltonian realization since Sep. 2014.
Guizhou Cao (Zhengzhou University, China), Sep. 2014current
Guizhou is a graduate student under the supervison of Prof. Yanhong Liu. I mentor Guizhou for his research on control of stochastic nonlinear systems.
Dr. Yebin Wang (Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Boston, USA): Jun. 2014  current
I started working with Yebin since Jun. 2014, when I was a research intern in Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Boston, USA for three months. We work on stateofcharge estimation for lithiumion batteries via a coupled thermalelectrochemical model, which is a coupled PDEODE system.
Prof. Baozhu Guo (Academy of Mathematics & Systems Science, Academia Sinica): Oct. 2013  current
Prof. Guo and I have known each other since Dec. 2010. We, together with Prof. Miroslav Krstic, work on disturbance attenuation/rejection of some PDEs since Oct. 2013.
Prof. Zhongcheng Zhou (Southwest University, Chongqing, China): Sep. 2009  current.
Since Sep. 2009, Prof. Zhou and Prof. Chengkang Xie led our lab group of Southwest University into the PDE backstepping control area. We work together on backstepping controller and observer designs for some classes of coupled PDEODE systems.
Collaboration

Jacobs Fellow, 20112012, 20122013, 20132014

Outstanding MS Graduate Student Award, Southwest University of China, 2011

First Prize for BS Dissertation, Southwest University of China, 2008

''Mathematical Modeling'', Lecturer in training, Southwest University, Sep. 2010  Oct. 2010

''Mathematics'', High school teacher in training, supervising one 11th grade class; teaching Math for two 11th grade classes, YangJiaPing Senior High School, Chongqing, China, Sep. 2007  Nov. 2007
Past Collaborators
Dr. Mamadou Diagne (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor): Sep. 2013  Jan. 2016
Mamadou was a postdoc in UC San Diego between Sep. 2013 and Aug. 2015. (1). We worked, together with Shumon Koga and Prof. Miroslav Krstic, on backstepping control of Stephan problem. (2). We worked, together with Dr. Ababacar Diagne and Prof. Miroslav Krstic, on stabilization of SaintVenantExner model and the bilayer SaintVenant equations since Oct. 2014.
Shumon Koga (University of California, San Diego, USA): Sep. 2014  Jun. 2015
Shumon and I, together with Dr. Mamadou Diagne and Prof. Miroslav Krstic, worked on backstepping control of the Stefan problem.
Dr. Zafer Sahinoglu, (Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Boston, USA)
Zafer was one of my two hosts when I was a research intern in Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Boston, USA for three months. We worked on stateofcharge estimation for lithiumion batteries via a coupled thermalelectrochemical model.
Dr. Toshihiro Wada and Dr. Satoshi Hara, (Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Japan)
Toshihiro and Satoshi provided some data for the simulation of stateofcharge estimation for lithiumion batteries.
Teaching Interests

Linear Systems Theory & Control Design

Nonlinear Systems & Control

Control of Distributed Parameter Systems

Parametric System Identification Theory & Method

Optimal Control & Estimation

Cooperative Control for MultiAgent Systems

Game Theory for Engineers

Hybrid Systems

Introduction to Mathematical Physics

Numerical Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations

Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations

Mathematical Methods in Physics and Engineering

Mathematical Model & Experiments

Matlab & Mathematica

Calculus

Linear Algebra

Abstract Algebra

Modern Algebra

Mathematical Analysis & Applications

Real Analysis & Applications

Complex Analysis & Applications

Functional Analysis

Ordinary Differential Equations

Partial Differential Equations

Introduction to Stochastic Processes

Probability Theory

Number Theory

Foundations of Differential Geometry