Fumin Zhang Named ONR Young Investigator

Fumin Zhang Named ONR Young Investigator

Fumin Zhang Named ONR Young Investigator

Alumnus Fumin Zhang has won a Young Investigator Program (YIP) grant from the Office of Naval Research, one of only 17 awarded nationwide. The program invests in academic scientists and engineers who show exceptional promise for creative study.

Zhang earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at the University of Maryland in 2004. He was advised by Professor P.S. Krishnaprasad (ECE/ISR). Since 2007 he has been an assistant professor of systems and controls in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). Previously, he worked as a lecturer and postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University.

His research interests lie in mobile sensor networks that use limited sensing resources and limited power to sense environmental changes in the atmosphere and oceans. He has developed motion planning algorithms and motion control laws for underwater robots to explore and sample ocean fields that have been implemented and tested on underwater gliders. Zhang also is interested in cyber-physical systems that integrate control theory, embedded systems and distributed sensing algorithms with real world applications that are constrained by environmental disturbances and limited power.

Last fall, Zhang won an NSF CAREER Award for Feasibility of Control Tasks---Towards Control-Computing-Power Co-Design.

| Read the ONR press release |

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April 7, 2010


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