People
CHEN Benmei 陳本美
Professor
TEL: 852 - 3943 8054
Room 311, William M.W. Mong Engineering Building

Ben M. Chen received his B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Xiamen University, China, in 1983, M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Gonzaga University, USA, in 1988, and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Washington State University, USA, in 1991. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was a Provost’s Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the National University of Singapore (NUS), where he was also serving as the Director of Control, Intelligent Systems and Robotics Area, and Head of Control Science Group, NUS Temasek Laboratories. His current research interests are in unmanned systems, robust control, control applications, and financial market modeling.

Dr. Chen has published more than 400 journal and conference articles, and a dozen research monographs in control theory and applications, unmanned systems as well as financial market modeling. He had served on the editorial boards of several international journals including IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and Automatica. He currently serves as an Editor-in-Chief of Unmanned Systems. Dr. Chen has received a number of research awards nationally and internationally. His research team has actively participated in international UAV competitions, and won many championships in the contests. He is an IEEE Fellow.

Research Interests
  • Autonomous Unmanned Systems
  • Linear Systems and Control
  • Control Applications
  • Financial Market Modeling
Current Projects
  • Onboard 3D Navigation System for UAVs in Unknown and Realistic Indoor Environments
  • Navigation and Control of MAVs in Indoor and Outdoor Cluttered Environments
  • Fruit Dove UAV Control
  • Optimal Coverage and Surveillance Using Cooperative Planning and Control of UAVs
  • Investigation of Navigation Systems for UAVs in Outdoor Cluttered Environments
Teaching by Years
2019/20
ENGG2420 Complex Analysis & Differential Equations for Engineers
ENGG5403 Linear System Theory & Design
2018/19
ENGG2420 Complex Analysis & Differential Equations for Engineers
Publications

Monographs

  1. X. Zheng and B. M. Chen, Stock Market Modeling and Forecasting: A System Adaptation ApproachSpringer, New York, 2013 (Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences).
  2. G. Cai, B. M. Chen, T. H. Lee and B. Wang, Unmanned Rotorcraft SystemsTsinghua University Press, Beijing, 2012 (Chinese Edition).
  3. G. Cai, B. M. Chen and T. H. Lee, Unmanned Rotorcraft SystemsSpringer, New York, 2011 (Advances in Industrial Control Series).
  4. B. M. Chen and B. Xi, H Control and Its Applications, Science Press, Beijing, 2010 (Systems and Control Series, Chinese Edition).
  5. B. M. Chen, Z. Lin and Y. Shamash, Linear Systems Theory: A Structural Decomposition ApproachTsinghua University Press, Beijing, 2008 (Chinese Edition).
  6. B. M. Chen, T. H. Lee, K. Peng and V. Venkataramanan, Hard Disk Drive Servo Systems2nd Edition, Springer, New York, 2006 (Advances in Industrial Control Series).
  7. C. C. Ko, B. M. Chen and J. Chen, Creating Web-based LaboratoriesSpringer, New York, 2004 (Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing Series).
  8. B. M. Chen, Z. Lin and Y. Shamash, Linear Systems Theory: A Structural Decomposition ApproachBirkhauser, Boston, 2004 (Control Engineering Series).
  9. B. M. Chen, T. H. Lee and V. Venkataramanan, Hard Disk Drive Servo SystemsSpringer, New York, 2002 (Advances in Industrial Control Series).
  10.  B. M. Chen, Robust and H ControlSpringer, London, 2000 (Communications and Control Engineering Series).
  11. B. M. Chen, H Control and Its ApplicationsSpringer, New York, 1998 (Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences).
  12. Saberi, P. Sannuti and B. M. Chen, H2 Optimal ControlPrentice Hall, London, 1995 (Systems and Control Engineering Series).
  1. Saberi, B. M. Chen and P. Sannuti, Loop Transfer Recovery: Analysis and DesignSpringer, London, 1993 (Communications and Control Engineering Series).

Textbook

  1. C. C. Ko and B. M. Chen, Basic Circuit Analysis for Electrical EngineeringPrentice Hall Asia, Singapore, 1st Edition, 1996; 2nd Edition, 1998.

Book Chapters

  1. F. Lin, F. Wang, X. Dong, K. Peng and B. M. Chen, Mechatronics design of unmanned aircraft systems, Mechatronics: Fundamentals and Applications (Edited by C. de Silva), pp. 403-452, Taylor & Francis (CRC Press), London, U.K., 2015 (ISBN: 9781482239317).
  2. B. M. Chen, H2 optimal control, Encyclopedia of Systems and Control (Edited by T. Samad and J. Baillieul), Springer, New York, USA, 2015 (ISBN: 978-1-4471-5059-6).
  3. F. Wang, J. Cui, B. M. Chen and T. H. Lee, Flight dynamics modeling of coaxial rotorcraft UAVs, Handbook of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Edited by K. P. Valavanis and G. J. Vachtsevanos), pp. 1217-1256, Springer, New York, USA, 2015 (ISBN: 978-90-481-9706-4).
  4. S. K. Phang, K. Li, B. M. Chen and T. H. Lee, Systematic design methodology and construction of micro aerial quadrotor vehicles, Handbook of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Edited by K. P. Valavanis and G. J. Vachtsevanos), pp. 181-206, Springer, New York, USA, 2015 (ISBN: 978-90-481-9706-4).
  5. F. Lin, K. Z. Y. Ang, F. Wang, B. M. Chen, et al., Development of an unconventional unmanned coaxial rotorcraft: GremLion, Lecture Notes on Computer Science: Design, User Experience, and Usability, (Edited by A. Marcus), Volume 8014, pp. 120-129, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, 2013 (ISBN: 978-3-642-39237-5).
  6. B. M. Chen, Disturbance decoupling problem with static output feedback, 10000 Selected Problems in Sciences – Information Science, pp. 631-632, Science Press, Beijing, China, 2011 (ISBN: 978-7-03-031911-1).
  7. A. Karimoddini, G. Cai, B. M. Chen, H. Lin and T. H. Lee, Hierarchical control design of a UAV helicopter, Advances in Flight Control Systems (Edited by A. Balint), pp. 239-260, InTech (Open Access Publisher), Vienna, Austria, 2011 (ISBN: 978-953-307-218-0).
  8. C. C. Ko, B. M. Chen and C. D. Cheng, Web-based remote experimentation, Encyclopedia of Distance and Learning (2nd Edition, Edited by P. Rogers, et al.), Volume IV, pp. 2306-2318, Informationa Science Reference, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA, 2009 (ISBN: 978-1-60566-198-8).
  9. C. C. Ko, B. M. Chen and C. D. Cheng, Web-based 3D real time experimentation, Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (2nd Edition, Edited by M. Khosrow-Pour et al.), Volume VIII, pp. 4088-4092, Informationa Science Reference, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA, 2008 (ISBN: 978-1-60566-026-4).
  10. C. Xiang, L. Cao, K. Qin, Z. Xu and B. M. Chen, A modified dynamic model for shear stress induced ATP release from vascular endothelial cells, Lecture Notes on Computer Science: Bio-Inspired Computational Intelligence and Applications (Edited by K. Li, et al.), Volume 4688, pp. 462-472, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, 2007 (ISBN: 978-3-540-74768-0).
  11. C. C. Ko, B. M. Chen and C. D. Cheng, Web-based remote laboratory, Encyclopedia of Distance Learning (Edited by C. Howard, et al.), Volume IV, pp. 2009-2018, Idea Group Reference, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA, 2005 (ISBN: 1-59140-555-6).
  12. B. M. Chen, Non-iterative computation of optimal value in H∞ control, Unsolved Problems in Mathematical Systems and Control Theory (Edited by V. D. Blondel and A. Megretski), pp. 271-275, Princeton University Press, Princeton, USA, 2004 (ISBN: 0-691-11748-9).
  13. B. M. Chen, A. Saberi, M. C. Berg and U. Ly, Closed loop transfer recovery for discrete time systems, Control and Dynamic Systems: Advances in Theory and Applications (Edited by C. T. Leondes), Volume 56, Part 2 of 2, pp. 443-481, Academic Press, San Diego, USA, 1993 (ISBN:0-12-012756-3).
  14. B. M. Chen, A. Saberi, P. Sannuti and Y. Shamash, Loop transfer recovery for general nonminimum phase discrete time systems; Part 1: Analysis, Control and Dynamic Systems: Advances in Theory and Applications (Edited by C. T. Leondes), Volume 55, Part 1 of 2, pp. 195-261, Academic Press, San Diego, USA, 1993 (ISBN:0-12-012755-5).
  15. B. M. Chen, A. Saberi, P. Sannuti and Y. Shamash, Loop transfer recovery for general nonminimum phase discrete time systems; Part 2: Design, Control and Dynamic Systems: Advances in Theory and Applications (Edited by C. T. Leondes), Volume 55, Part 1 of 2, pp. 263-304, Academic Press, San Diego, USA, 1993 (ISBN:0-12-012755-5).
  16. B. M. Chen, A. Saberi and U. Ly, Closed loop transfer recovery with observer based controllers; Part 1: Analysis, Control and Dynamic Systems: Advances in Theory and Applications (Edited by C. T. Leondes), Volume 51, Part 2 of 2, pp. 247-293, Academic Press, San Diego, USA, 1992 (ISBN: 0-12-012751-2).
  17. B. M. Chen, A. Saberi and U. Ly, Closed loop transfer recovery with observer based controllers; Part 2: Design, Control and Dynamic Systems: Advances in Theory and Applications (Edited by C. T. Leondes), Volume 51, Part 2 of 2, pp. 295-348, Academic Press, San Diego, USA, 1992 (ISBN: 0-12-012751-2).

Editorials

  1. J. Huang and B. M. Chen, Editorial: Special Issue on Control Theory and Technologies in Honor of the 70th Birthday of Professor Frank L. LewisControl Theory and Technology, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 1-3, February 2019.
  2. J. Chen, B. M. Chen and J. Sun, Editorial: Complex System and Intelligent Control: Theories and ApplicationsFrontiers of Information Technology and Electronic Engineering, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 1-3, January 2019.
  3. B. M. Chen, L. Xie and S. Banda, Editorial: The Inaugural Issue of Unmanned SystemsUnmanned Systems, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1-2, July 2013.
  4. K. Y. Lum and B. M. Chen, Editorial: Special Issue on Measurement and Estimation for Unmanned NavigationTransactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, Vol. 33, No. 6, pp. 647-649, August 2011.
  5. C. Chen, B. M. Chen and T. H. Lee, Editorial: Special Issue on Development of Autonomous Unmanned Aerial VehiclesMechatronics, Vol. 21, No. 5, pp. 763-764, August 2011.
  6. B. M. Chen and G. Feng, Editorial: Special Issue on Control Theory and Applications in Honor of the 60th Birthday of Professor Frank L. LewisJournal of Control Theory and Applications, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 259-261, August 2010.
  7. I. K. Craig and B. M. Chen, Guest Editorial: Special Issue for Papers Selected from the 2001 International Conference on Control Theory and ApplicationsThe Transactions of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers, Vol. 93, No. 2, p. 45, June 2002.