People
HUANG Jie 黃捷
Choh-Ming Li Professor of Mechanical and Automation Engineering
TEL: 852 - 3943 8473
Room 316, William M.W. Mong Engineering Building

Jie Huang studied Power Engineering at Fuzhou University from 1977 to 1979 and Circuits and Systems at Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST) from 1979 to 1982. He got his Master’s degree from NUST in 1982 and was a faculty member there from 1982 to 1986. He completed his Ph.D. study in automatic control at the Johns Hopkins University in 1990 and subsequently held a post-doctoral fellow position there until July 1991. From August 1991 to July 1995, he worked in industry in USA. In September 1995, he joined the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and is now Choh-Ming Li Profesor of Mechanical and Automation Engineering of Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, CUHK. He has been advisory/guest professors at several universities. He served as the chairman of the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, CUHK, and a Science Advisor to the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and Honorary Advisor to Hong Kong Science Museum. His research interests include control theory and applications, robotics and automation, neural networks and systems biology, and guidance and control of flight vehicles. He received the State Natural Science Prize, Class II, in 2011, Croucher Senior Research Fellowship award in 2006, the best paper award of the Eighth International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics, and Vision in 2004, and the SUPCON Best Paper Award of the 9th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation in 2012. He was elected HKIE Fellow in 2017, CAA Fellow in 2010, IFAC Fellow in 2009, and IEEE Fellow in 2005.

Jie Huang is an Editor-at-Large of Communications in Information and Systems, Member of the Advisory Board of Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, and Subject Editor of International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, and Associate Editor of Science in China, Ser. F: Information Sciences and ACTA Automatica Sinica. He served as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control from 2002 to 2004, and an Associate Editor of the Asian Journal of Control from 1999 to 2001. He has been Guest Editor for IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, International, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, and Asian Journal of Control. He was Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Control Systems Society from 2005 to 2008, and member of the Board of Governors of IEEE Control Systems Society from 2006 to 2007. He served in organizing committee or operating committee of several major international Conferences including the General Chair of 2002 International Conference on Control and Automation, Publicity Chair of 2003 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Program Co-Chair of 2005 Chinese Control Conference, General Co-chair of 2007 International Conference on Control and Automation, Vice Program Chair of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, and Program Chair of 2010 World Congress of Intelligent Control and Automation, and General Co-chair of The 12th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, December 2012.

Research Interests
  • Systems and Control
  • Guidance and Control of Flight Vehicles
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Computational Intelligence
Current Projects
  • Practical output regulation for nonlinear systems
  • Nonlinear Control Based on Energy
  • Computational Approach to Synthesizing Nonlinear Control Laws
  • Neural Networks and Intelligent Computation
  • Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Robust Control of Uncertain Nonlinear Systems
  • Internet-Based Control
Teaching by Years
2012/13
MAEG4050 Modern Control Systems and Design
MAEG5070 Nonlinear Control Systems
GENA1113 Student-Oriented Teaching and Seminar
2011/12
MAEG4050 Modern Control Systems and Design
MAEG5070 Nonlinear Control Systems
GENA1113 Student-Oriented Teaching and Seminar
2010/11
MAEG4050 Modern Control Systems and Design
MAEG4070 Engineering Optimization
GENA1113 Student-Oriented Teaching and Seminar
Publications

Journal Papers (in the recent five years)

  1. D. Liang, and J. Huang, “Robust output regulation of linear systems by event-triggered dynamic output feedback control,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, conditionally accepted.
  2. T. Liu and J. Huang, “Discrete-Time Distributed Observers over jointly connected switching networks and an application,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, April 2021, to appear.
  3. D. Liang, and J. Huang, “Leader-following bipartite consensus of multiple uncertain Euler-Lagrange systems over signed switching digraphs,” Neurocomputing, accepted.
  4. J. Liu and J. Huang, “Discrete-time leader-following consensus under switching digraphs with general system modes,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, March 2021, to appear.
  5. S. Wang and J. Huang, “Adaptive distributed observer for an uncertain leader with an unknown output over directed acyclic graphs,” International Journal of Control, to appear
  6. W. Liu, and J. Huang, “Event-triggered cascade high-gain observer and its application,” International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, to appear.
  7. D. Liang, and J. Huang, “Robust bipartite output regulation of linear uncertain multi-agent systems,” International Journal of Control, to appear
  8. W. Liu, and J. Huang , “Leader-following consensus for linear multi-agent systems via asynchronous sampled-data control,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, accepted.
  9. T. Wang and J. Huang, “ Consensus of multi-spacecraft systems under switching networks by attitude feedback,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, to appear.
  10. T. Wang and J. Huang, “Leader-following adaptive consensus of multiple uncertain rigid body systems over jointly connected networks,” Unmanned Systems, accepted.
  11. T. Liu and J. Huang, “Leader-following consensus with disturbance rejection for uncertain Euler-Lagrange systems under switching networks,” International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, to appear.
  12. T. Liu and J. Huang, “Cooperative robust output regulation for a class of nonlinear multi-agent systems subject to a nonlinear leader system,” Automatica, accepted
  13. W. Liu, and J. Huang, “Output regulation of linear systems via sampled-data control,” Automatica, accepted
  14. S. Wang and J. Huang, “Cooperative output regulation of linear multi-agent systems subject to an uncertain leader system,” International Journal of Control, to appear
  15. W. Liu, and J. Huang, “Cooperative adaptive output regulation for lower triangular nonlinear multi-agent systems subject to jointly connected switching networks,” IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, vol. 31, No. 5, May 2020, pp. 1724 – 1734.
  16. C. He and J. Huang, “Leader-following consensus for a class of multiple robot manipulators over switching networks by distributed position feedback control,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, accepted.
  17. T. Liu and J. Huang, “Robust output regulation of discrete-time linear systems by quantized output feedback control,” Automatica, to appear.
  18. W. Liu, and J. Huang, “Global robust practical output regulation for nonlinear systems in output feedback form by output-based event-triggered control,” International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, to appear.
  19. J. Liu, and J. Huang, “Adaptive output tracking of linear uncertain discrete-time networked systems over switching topologies,” International Journal of Control, accepted.
  20. Y. Dong, J. Chen, and J. Huang, “A self-tuning adaptive distributed observer approach to the cooperative output regulation problem for networked multi-agent systems,” International Journal of Control, to appear.
  21. S. Wang and J. Huang, “Adaptive leader-following consensus for multiple Euler-Lagrange systems with an uncertain leader,” IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems,” vol. 30, No. 7, July 2019, pp. 2162-2388.
  22. J. Liu and J. Huang, “A spectral property of a graph matrix and its application to the leader-following consensus problem of discrete-time multi-agent systems,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 64, no. 6, June 2019, pp. 2583-2589.
  23. T. Liu and J. Huang, “A distributed observer for a class of nonlinear systems and its application to a leader-following consensus problem,’’ IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 64, No. 3, March 2019, pp. 1221-1227.
  24. T. Liu and J. Huang, “An output-based distributed observer and its application to the cooperative linear output regulation problem,” Control Theory and Technology, Vol. 17, No. 1, Feb. 2019, pp. 62-72.
  25. T. Liu and J. Huang, “Adaptive cooperative output regulation of discrete-time linear multi-agent systems by a distributed feedback control law,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Feb. 2019, to appear.
  26. J. Liu and J. Huang, “Leader-following consensus of linear discrete-time multi-agent systems subject to jointly connected switching digraphs,” Science in China Information Sciences,Vol. 61, 2018, 112208.
  27. T-C. Lee, W. Xia, Y. Su, and J. Huang, “Exponential consensus of discrete-time systems for directed switching networks: A tighter lower bound of the dwell time,” Automatica, , vol. 97, pp. 189-199, Nov. 2018.
  28. W. Liu, and J. Huang, “Event-triggered cooperative global robust practical output regulation for second-order uncertain nonlinear multi-agent,” IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Vol. 29, No. 11, Nov. 2018, pp. 5486-5498.
  29. Y. Dong, J. Chen, and J. Huang, “Cooperative robust output regulation for second-order nonlinear multi-agent systems with an unknown exosystem,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 63, no. 10, pp. 3418–3425, Oct. 2018.
  30. Y. Dong and J. Huang, “Consensus and Flocking with connectivity preservation of uncertain Euler-lagrange multi-agent systems,” Journal of Dynamic Systems Measurement and Control-Transactions of ASME, Vol. 140, No. 9, Sept. 2018, 4039666.
  31. W. Liu, and J. Huang, “Cooperative global robust output regulation for a class of nonlinear multi-agent systems by distributed event-triggered control,” Automatica, Vol. 93, pp. 138–148, July 2018.
  32. T. Liu and J. Huang, “Leader-following attitude consensus of multiple rigid spacecraft systems over directed switching networks,” Automatica, Vol. 92, pp. 63–71, June 2018.
  33. T. Liu and J. Huang, “A discrete-time recurrent neural network for solving rank-deficient matrix equations with an application to output regulation of linear systems,” IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Vol. 29, No. 6, pp. 2271-2277, June 2018.
  34. S. Wang and J. Huang, “Cooperative output regulation of singular multi-agent systems under switching networks by standard reduction,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems- I: REGULAR PAPERS, 1. Vol. 65, No. 4, pp. 1377-1385, April 2018.
  35. M. Lu and J. Huang, “Internal model approach to cooperative robust output regulation for linear uncertain time-delay multi-agent systems,” International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 2528–2542, April 2018.
  36. T. Liu and J. Huang, “Cooperative output regulation for a class of nonlinear multi-agent systems with unknown control directions subject to switching networks,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 63, No. 3, pp. 783-790, March 2018.
  37. W. Liu and J. Huang, “Cooperative adaptive output regulation for second-order nonlinear multi-agent systems with jointly connected switching networks,” IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems,” Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 695-705, March 2018.
  38. Y. Yan and J. Huang, “Cooperative robust output regulation problem for discrete-time linear time-delay multi-agent systems,” International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 1035-1048, Feb. 2018.
  39. W. Liu and J. Huang, “Cooperative global robust output regulation for nonlinear output feedback multi-agent systems under directed switching networks,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 62, No. 12, pp. 6339-6352, December 2017.
  40. W. Liu and J. Huang, “Robust practical output regulation for a class of uncertain linear minimum-phase systems by output-based event-triggered control,” International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Vol. 27, No. 18, pp. 4574-4590, Dec. 2017.
  41. Y. Dong and J. Huang, “Leader-following consensus with connectivity preservation of uncertain Euler-lagrange multi-agent systems,” International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Vol. 27, No. 18, pp. 4772–4787, Dec. 2017.
  42. W. Liu and J. Huang, “Adaptive leader-following rendezvous and flocking for a class of uncertain second-order nonlinear multi-agent systems,” Journal of Control Theory and Technology, Nov. 2017, pp. 354-363, invited.
  43. W. Liu and J. Huang, “Event-triggered cooperative robust practical output regulation for a class of linear multi-agent systems,” Automatica, Vol. 85, pp. 158-164, Nov. 2017.
  44. W. Liu and J. Huang, “Event-triggered global robust output regulation for a class of nonlinear Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 27, No. 11, pp. 5923-5930, Nov. 2017.
  45. J. Huang, “Leader-following consensus for a class of discrete-time multi-agent systems under directed switching networks,’’ IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 62, No. 8, pp. 4086-4092, Aug. 2017.
  46. Y. Yan and J. Huang, “Cooperative output regulation of discrete-time linear time-delay multi-agent systems under switching networks,” Neurocomputing, vol. 241, pp. 108-114, 2017.
  47. Y. Dong and J. Huang, “The leader-following rendezvous with connectivity preservation via a self-tuning adaptive distributed observer,” International Journal of Control, Vol. 90, No. 7, pp. 1518-1527, 2017.
  48. W. Liu and J. Huang, “Adaptive leader-following consensus for a class of higher-order nonlinear multi-agent systems with directed switching networks’’ Automatica, Vol. 75, pp. 84-92, May 2017.
  49. H. Cai and J. Huang, “Leader-following attitude consensus of multiple uncertain spacecraft systems subject to external disturbance,” International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Vol. 27, no. 5, 2017, pp. 742-760.
  50. J. Huang, “The cooperative output regulation problem of discrete-time linear multi-agent systems by the adaptive distributed observer,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 62, No. 4, pp. 1979-1984, April 2017.
  51. H. Cai, F. Lewis, G. Hu, and J. Huang, “The adaptive distributed observer approach to the cooperative output regulation of linear multi-agent systems,” Automatica, vol. 75, pp. 299-305, Jan. 2017.
  52. Y. Yan and J. Huang, “Robust output regulation problem for discrete-time linear systems with both input and communication delays,” Journal of Systems Science and Complexity, Vol. 30, 2017, pp. 68-85, invited.
  53. J. Huang, “Adaptive distributed observer and the cooperative control of multi-agent systems,” Journal of Control and Decision, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 1-11, 2017, invited.
  54. W. Liu and J. Huang, “Cooperative output regulation for a class of nonlinear multi-agent systems with arbitrarily large uncertainty (in Chinese),” Scientia China Mathematics, Nov. 2016, pp. 1473-1486, invited.
  55. M. Lv, and J. Huang, “Cooperative global robust output regulation for a class of nonlinear multi-agent systems with a nonlinear leader,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 61, No. 11, Nov. 2016, pp. 3557-3562.
  56. W. Liu, and J. Huang, “Leader-following consensus for uncertain second-order nonlinear multi-agent systems,” Journal of Control Theory and Technology, vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 279-286, Nov. 2016, invited.
  57. H. Cai, and J. Huang, “The Leader-following consensus for multiple uncertain Euler-Lagrange systems with a distributed adpative observer,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 61, No. 10, pp. 3152 – 3157, Oct. 2016.
  58. Y. Yan and J. Huang, “Cooperative output regulation of discrete-time linear time-delay multi-agent systems,” IET Control Theory & Applications, Oct. 2016, pp, 2019-2026.
  59. M. Lv, and J. Huang, “Cooperative robust output regulation for linear time-delay multi-agent systems under switching network”, Neurocomputing, vol. 190, pp. 132-139, May. 2016
  60. H. Cai and J. Huang, “Leader-following adaptive consensus of multiple uncertain rigid spacecraft systems,” Science in China, Ser. F: Information Sciences, 2016, Vol. 59, No. 1, pp. 1-13, 2016, invited.
  61. Y. Yan and J. Huang, “ Output regulation problem for discrete-time linear time-delay systems by output feedback control,” Journal of Control Theory and Technology, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 1-8, Feb. 2016, invited.
  62. H. Cai, and J. Huang, “Unit quaternion based output feedback control for leader-following attitude consensus of multiple rigid spacecraft systems,” Automatica, Vol. 69, pp. 87-92, 2016.
  63. Y. Su, and J. Huang, “Cooperative global robust output regulation for nonlinear uncertain multi-Agent systems in lower triangular form,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 60, No. 9, September 2015, pp. 2378 – 2379.
  64. M. Lv, and J. Huang, “A class of nonlinear internal models for global robust output regulation problem,” International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, vol. 25, no. 12, pp. 1831-1843, 2015.
  65. W. Liu, and J. Huang, “Cooperative global robust output regulation for a class of nonlinear multi-agent systems with switching network,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 60, No. 7, July 2015, pp. 1963-1968.
  66. M. Lv, and J. Huang, “Robust output regulation problem for linear time-delay systems,” International Journal of Control, Vol. 88, No. 6, 2015, pp. 1236-1245.
  67. Z. Ping, and J. Huang, “Speed tracking control of surface-mounted PM synchronous motor with unknown exosystem,” International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Vol. 25, No. 8, May 2015, pp. 1247-1264.
  68. Y. Dong and J. Huang, “Flocking with connectivity preservation of a group of multi-agent systems subject to external disturbances by distributed control,” Automatica, March 2015, pp. 197-203.
  69. Z. Chen and J. Huang, “Global robust adaptive output regulation for nonlinear systems of relative degree up to two,” Communications in Information and Systems, Vol. 15, No 1, pp. 15-33, 2015.
  70. Y. Su and J. Huang, “Cooperative global adaptive output regulation for nonlinear uncertain multi-agent systems with iISS inverse dynamics,” Asian Journal of Control, Vol. 17, No. 1, Jan. 2015, pp. 14-22.
  71. Y. Su and J. Huang, “Cooperative robust output regulation of a class of heterogeneous linear uncertain multi-agent systems,” International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Vol. 24, No. 17, Nov. 2014, pp. 2819-2839.
  72. Z. Chen and J. Huang, “Attitude tracking of rigid spacecraft subject to disturbances of unknown frequencies,” International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Vol. 24, No. 16, Nov. 2014, pp. 2231-2242.
  73. Y. Dong, and J. Huang, “Leader-following connectivity preservation rendezvous of multiple double integrator systems based on position measurements only,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 59, No. 9, Sept., 2015, pp. 2598-2603.

Research Projects and Grants (in the recent five years)

  1. Principal Investigator, “Cooperative global stabilization of nonlinear uncertain multi-agent systems by switched feedback control and its applications,” HK$871,044 from Hong Kong Research Grants Council, RGC Ref. No. : 14200515 , 2016.01-2018.12
  2. Principal Investigator, “The certainty equivalence principle and the cooperative control of networked systems with its applications,” HK$844,559 from Hong Kong Research Grants Council, RGC Ref. No. : 14219516, 2017.01-2019.12.
  3. Main Participant, “Nonlinear control methodology for cyber-physical systems,” CNY 2,450,000 from National Natural Science Foundation of China, Ref. No. : 61633007, 01-01-2017 to 31-12-2021.
  4. Principal Investigator, “A framework for distributed control of discrete-time multi-agent systems,” HK$875,000 from Hong Kong Research Grants Council, RGC Ref. No. : 14200617, 01-08- 2017 to 31-07-2020.
  5. Principal Investigator, “Non-cooperative behavior detection, isolation and repair of land-based multi-agent Systems,” CNY 2,300,000, International Collaborative Research Key Program, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Ref. No. : 61720106011, 01-01-2018 to 31-12-2022
  6. Principal Investigator, “From purely decentralized control to fully distributed control for complex multi-agent systems,” HK$790,526 from Hong Kong Research Grants Council, RGC Ref. No. 14201418.: 01-10- 2018 to 30-09-2021.
  7. Principal Investigator, “A Framework for the cooperative output regulation of multi-agent systems by sampled-data distributed control and its applications ,” HK$ 695,919 from Hong Kong Research Grants Council, RGC Ref. No. 14202619:, 01-08- 2019 to 31-07-2022.
  8. Principal Investigator, “求解复杂多智能体系统协作式控制的统一框架,”(A framework for cooperative control of complex multi-agent)National Natural Science Foundation of China, Ref. No. 61973260, 2020.01-2023.12, RMB 570,000.
  9. Co-Investigator, “Agile legged locomotion based on external appendage and null space avoidance control framework,” HK$ 695,919 from Hong Kong Research Grants Council, RGC Ref. No. 14209719, 01-01-2020 to 31-12-2022.
  10. Principal Investigator, “Adaptive distributed observer for uncertain leader systems and its applications,” HK$ 873,995 from Hong Kong Research Grants Council, RGC Ref. No. 14201420, 01-01- 2021 to 31-12-2023.
  11. Co-Investigator, “Safe and effective robotic debridement and drilling with adjustable force sensing anchoring system and hierarchical virtual fixture control for confined space bone work,” HK$ 873,995 from Hong Kong Research Grants Council, RGC Ref. No. 14211320

Book

  1. Zhiyong Chen and Jie Huang, Stabilization and Regulation of Nonlinear Systems: A Robust and Adaptive Approach, Springer, 2015.
  2. M. Abu-Khalaf, J. Huang, and F. Lewis, Nonlinear H2/H-infinity Constrained Feedback Control, A Practical Design Approach Using Neural Networks, Springer, 2006.
  3. J. Huang, Nonlinear Output Regulation: Theory and Applications, Philadelphia, USA, SIAM, 2004.
    For contents and an up-to-date errata list, see http://www.mae.cuhk.edu.hk/~jhuang/OutputRegulation/errata.pdf