Dr Dezong Zhao

  • Senior Lecturer in Autonomous Systems (Aerospace Sciences)

Biography

Work Experience

  • Senior Lecturer in Autonomous Systems, University of Glasgow, 2020 - present
  • Lecturer in Intelligent Systems, Loughborough University, 2017 - 2020
  • Research Associate, Loughborough University, 2011 - 2017
  • Research Fellow, Tsinghua University, 2010 - 2011

Qualifications

  • PhD in Control Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing China, 2006 - 2010
  • MSc in Control Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan, China, 2003 - 2006
  • BEng in Control Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan, China, 1999 - 2003

Research interests

Dr Zhao’s research spans multiple areas of autonomous systems, including perception, decision making, modelling, control and computing. He is passionate in investigating fundamental theory and tools to develop safe, trustworthy and efficient autonomous systems. In applications, he aims to tackle the challenges raised in connected and autonomous vehicles, robotics, low carbon vehicles and mechatronics.

Publications

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Jump to: 2021
Number of items: 9.

2021

Tian, D., Zhang, P., Zhou, J., Duan, X., Sheng, Z., Zhao, D. , Lin, M. and Li, L. (2021) Optimal Control of Mixed Platoons with Autonomous and Human-Driven Vehicles. 4th IEEE International Conference on Unmanned Systems (ICUS 2021), Beijing, China, 15-17 October 2021. (Accepted for Publication)

Zhou, Q., Li, Y., Zhao, D. , Li, J., Williams, H., Xu, H. and Yan, F. (2021) Transferable representation modelling for real-time energy management of the plug-in hybrid vehicle based on K fold fuzzy learning and Gaussian process regression. Applied Energy, (Accepted for Publication)

Shao, Y., Tian, D., Zhou, J., Duan, X., Qu, G., Sheng, Z., Zhao, D. , Xiong, Y. and Guo, S. (2021) Robust Distributed Time-Varying Vehicle Formation Control under Switching Topologies and External Disturbances. 4th IEEE International Conference on Unmanned Systems (ICUS 2021), Beijing, China, 15-17 October 2021. (Accepted for Publication)

Yang, J., Zhao, D. , Jiang, J., Lan, J., Mason, B., Tian, D. and Li, L. (2021) A less-disturbed ecological driving strategy for connected and automated vehicles. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles, (Accepted for Publication)

Tian, D., Li, J., Zhou, J., Duan, X., Sheng, Z., Zhao, D. , Hao, W. and Long, K. (2021) A Linear Quadratic Gaussian Optimal Control Approach for Train Platoon Formation. 4th IEEE International Conference on Unmanned Systems (ICUS 2021), Beijing, China, 15-17 October 2021. (Accepted for Publication)

Zhang, R., Li, K., Zhao, D. , Lv, Z., Li, F., Qiu, Z. and Yu, F. (2021) A multi-vehicle longitudinal trajectory collision avoidance strategy using AEBS with vehicle-infrastructure communication. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, (Accepted for Publication)

Liu, Y., Zhou, J., Tian, D., Sheng, Z., Duan, X., Qu, G. and Zhao, D. (2021) Joint Optimization of Resource Scheduling and Mobility for UAV-Assisted Vehicle Platoons. IEEE 94th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2021-Fall, Online only, 27-30 September 2021. (Accepted for Publication)

Zhou, Q., Zhao, D. , Shuai, B., Li, Y., Williams, H. and Xu, H. (2021) Knowledge implementation and transfer with an adaptive learning network for real-time power management of the plug-in hybrid vehicle. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, (doi: 10.1109/TNNLS.2021.3093429) (Early Online Publication)

Lu, W., Zhao, D. , Premebida, C., Chen, W.-H. and Tian, D. (2021) Semantic Feature Mining for 3D Object Classification and Segmentation. In: 2021 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2021), Xi’an, China, 30 May-5 June 2021, (Accepted for Publication)

This list was generated on Fri Sep 17 13:50:22 2021 BST.
Number of items: 9.

Articles

Zhou, Q., Li, Y., Zhao, D. , Li, J., Williams, H., Xu, H. and Yan, F. (2021) Transferable representation modelling for real-time energy management of the plug-in hybrid vehicle based on K fold fuzzy learning and Gaussian process regression. Applied Energy, (Accepted for Publication)

Yang, J., Zhao, D. , Jiang, J., Lan, J., Mason, B., Tian, D. and Li, L. (2021) A less-disturbed ecological driving strategy for connected and automated vehicles. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles, (Accepted for Publication)

Zhang, R., Li, K., Zhao, D. , Lv, Z., Li, F., Qiu, Z. and Yu, F. (2021) A multi-vehicle longitudinal trajectory collision avoidance strategy using AEBS with vehicle-infrastructure communication. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, (Accepted for Publication)

Zhou, Q., Zhao, D. , Shuai, B., Li, Y., Williams, H. and Xu, H. (2021) Knowledge implementation and transfer with an adaptive learning network for real-time power management of the plug-in hybrid vehicle. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, (doi: 10.1109/TNNLS.2021.3093429) (Early Online Publication)

Conference or Workshop Item

Tian, D., Zhang, P., Zhou, J., Duan, X., Sheng, Z., Zhao, D. , Lin, M. and Li, L. (2021) Optimal Control of Mixed Platoons with Autonomous and Human-Driven Vehicles. 4th IEEE International Conference on Unmanned Systems (ICUS 2021), Beijing, China, 15-17 October 2021. (Accepted for Publication)

Shao, Y., Tian, D., Zhou, J., Duan, X., Qu, G., Sheng, Z., Zhao, D. , Xiong, Y. and Guo, S. (2021) Robust Distributed Time-Varying Vehicle Formation Control under Switching Topologies and External Disturbances. 4th IEEE International Conference on Unmanned Systems (ICUS 2021), Beijing, China, 15-17 October 2021. (Accepted for Publication)

Tian, D., Li, J., Zhou, J., Duan, X., Sheng, Z., Zhao, D. , Hao, W. and Long, K. (2021) A Linear Quadratic Gaussian Optimal Control Approach for Train Platoon Formation. 4th IEEE International Conference on Unmanned Systems (ICUS 2021), Beijing, China, 15-17 October 2021. (Accepted for Publication)

Liu, Y., Zhou, J., Tian, D., Sheng, Z., Duan, X., Qu, G. and Zhao, D. (2021) Joint Optimization of Resource Scheduling and Mobility for UAV-Assisted Vehicle Platoons. IEEE 94th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2021-Fall, Online only, 27-30 September 2021. (Accepted for Publication)

Conference Proceedings

Lu, W., Zhao, D. , Premebida, C., Chen, W.-H. and Tian, D. (2021) Semantic Feature Mining for 3D Object Classification and Segmentation. In: 2021 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2021), Xi’an, China, 30 May-5 June 2021, (Accepted for Publication)

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Grants

  • EPSRC Innovation Fellowship, Towards Energy Efficient Autonomous Vehicles via Cloud-Aided Learning, PI, EP/S001956/1, £526,502, 2018-2022.
  • Royal Society-Newton Advanced Fellowship, Cooperative Vehicular Communication and Robust Control for Mixed Vehicle Platoons, PI, NAF/R1/201213, £74,000, 2020-2022.
  • Tsinghua University Open Fund, Eco-Safe Driving for Automated Vehicles based on Driving Environment Prediction, PI, KF2009, CNY100,000, 2020-2021.
  • Caterpillar I&RC Project, Global Nonlinear Control of Electrified Diesel Engines, PI, 20130319, £30,000, 2013-2014.
  • EPSRC Institutional Sponsorship, Digital Engineering Performance Networks, Co-I, EP/R512941/1, £202,000, 2017-2018.
  • NSFC Standard Grant, Modelling, Control and Scheduling of Networked Cooperation Systems with Multi Agents, Co-I, 61174068, CNY630,000, 2011–2015.

Supervision

Current RAs

  • Dr Jianglin Lan (2018-), RA in Low Carbon Autonomous Vehicles
  • Dr Lu Ge (2020-), RA in Communications in Connected and Automated Vehicles
  • Dr Dan Zhou (2020-), RA in Energy Management and Harvesting in Autonomous Vehicles

Current PhDs

  • Mr Jinsong Yang (2018-), Ecological Connected and Automated Vehicles
  • Mr Weihao Lu (2019-), Point Cloud based Perception of Autonomous Vehicles
  • Mr Hari Vijayakumar (2019-), Decision Making of Autonomous Vehicles under Uncertainties
  • Mr Zhen Tian (2021-), Transparent Modelling of Autonomous Systems
  • Mr Runkun Ju (2021-), Mixed Autonomous Traffic Systems Previous

Finished RA

  • Dr Juan Du (2019-2020), RA in Image Analysis and Machine Learning in Autonomous Vehicles

Teaching

  • ENG4175 (the 4th year undergraduate students) and ENG5107 (MSc students), Autonomous Vehicle Guidance Systems

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2019, 2018: Best Poster Prize (Future Powertrain Conference)
  • 2016: Most Citation Award (International Journal of Automation and Computing)
  • 2016: Santander Mobility Award (Santander)
  • 2015: Young Researcher Award (IEEE Control on Decision and Control)

Research fellowships

  • 2018 - 2022: EPSRC Innovation Fellowship
  • 2020 - 2022: Royal Society-Newton Advanced Fellowship

Grant committees & research advisory boards

  • 2020: EPSRC Peer Review College, Full member
  • 2018: UKRI Future Leaders Fellow Peer Review College, Member

Professional & learned societies

  • 2017: Senior Member, IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
  • 2019: Member, Society of Automotive Engineers
  • 2019: Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • 2020: Member, IET (The Institution of Engineering and Technology)