Alum Fumin Zhang elected to IEEE Fellow

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Alumnus Fumin Zhang (EE Ph.D. 2004) has been elected to the 2024 class of IEEE Fellows “for contributions to autonomy of robotic sensing networks and control of marine robots.”

Zhang is a full professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he has been on the faculty since 2007. He is currently on leave from Georgia Tech, leading the Robotics Institute at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).

Zhang received an ONR Young Investigator Program award for “Generic Environment Models for Agile Marine Autonomy” in 2010 and an NSF CAREER Award for “Feasibility of Control Tasks: Towards Control-Computing-Power Co-Design” in 2009.

His research interests are in the design and control of marine robots, mobile sensor networks, human aware control and planning, and cyber-physical systems theory. He is interested in cyber-physical systems that integrate control theory, embedded systems and distributed sensing algorithms with real world applications constrained by environmental disturbances and limited power.

At Maryland, Zhang was advised by Professor P. S. Krishnaprasad (ECE/ISR). Before he joined Georgia Tech, Zhang completed a postdoctoral appointment in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University with another alum, Professor Naomi Leonard (EE Ph.D. 1994).

This summer, Zhang gave a semi-plenary lecture on “Autonomy for Active Perception by Robot Swarms” at the American Control Conference (ACC 2023). Xiaobo Tan (EE Ph.D. 2002) was the general chair and Sean Andersson (ECE Ph.D. 2003) was the program chair of the conference.

Published November 29, 2023