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Feitian Zhang
Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics, Peking University

Research Interests

Bioinspired Robotics, Control Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Underwater Vehicles, Aerial Vehicles


Appointments

2021 – Present, Associate Professor, Department of Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics, Peking University

2016 – 2021, Assistant Professor, ECE Department, George Mason University

2019, Summer Fellow, ONR Summer Faculty Research Program, NSWC Carderock Division

2014 – 2016, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland


Education

Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, Automatic Control, B.S., 2007

Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, Automatic Control, M.S., 2009

Michigan State University, East Lansing, U.S., Electrical Engineering; Ph.D., 2014


Selected Publications

S. K. Rajendran, Q. Wei, and F. Zhang*, “Two Degree-of-freedom Robotic Eye: Design, Modeling, and Learning-based Control in Foveation and Smooth Pursuit,'' Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, vol. 16, no. 4, p. 046022, 2021

F. Dang, S. Nasreen, and F. Zhang*, “DMD-Based Background Flow Sensing for AUVs in Flow Pattern Changing Environments,'' IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 5207-5214, 2021

G. Cook* and F. Zhang*, Mobile Robots: Navigation, Control and Sensing, Surface Robots and AUVs, Wiley-IEEE Press, 2020

F. Dang and F. Zhang*, “Distributed Flow Estimation for Autonomous Underwater Robots Using Proper Orthogonal Decomposition-based Model Reduction,'' Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, Special issue on Unmanned Mobile Systems, vol. 141, no. 7, p. 071010, 2019

F. Zhang*, O. Ennasr, E. Litchman, and X. Tan, “Autonomous Sampling of Water Columns Using Gliding Robotic Fish: Algorithms and Harmful Algae-Sampling Experiments,'' IEEE Systems Journal, Special issue on Cyber-innovated Environmental Sensing, Monitoring and Modeling for Sustainability, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 1271--1281, 2016