YangQuan Chen is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Utah State University. He earned his Ph.D. degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 1998. His current areas of research interests include distributed measurement and distributed control of distributed parameter systems using mobile actuator and sensor networks, smart mechatronics and controls (intelligent, optimal, robust, nonlinear, and adaptive), applied fractional calculus, UAV cooperative control for remote sensing, as well as real-time water management and irrigation control. He holds 13 granted and 2 pending US patents. He is an author of two research monographs (Springer-Verlag 1999, 2007), 6 textbooks (SIAM Press 2007; Taylor & Francis/CRC 2008, and Tsinghua University Press 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008), and over 100 refereed journal papers and book chapters. His latest research monograph is Optimal Observation for Cyber-Physical Systems: A Fisher-information-matrix-based Approach (Springer, 2009). He was and will be the Program Chair for ASME/IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Embedded Systems and Applications (MESA) 2007 and 2009, respectively. He has been an Associate Editor for IEEE CSS Conference Editorial Board since 2002. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, a Member of ASME, AUVSI, Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), American Water Resources Association (AWRA), and American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE).
Biography Updated on 4 May 2009