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  Shikoh Yoh (Zi-Jiang Yang)

 

1. Personal data

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Place of birth:  Shanghai, China

2. Correspondence Address

Professor Zi-Jiang Yang

Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering

College of Engineering, Ibaraki University

4-12-1 Nakanarusawa, Hitachi,

Ibaraki 316-8511, JAPAN

TEL +81-294-38-5205
shikoh.yoh.zijiang(at)vc.ibaraki.ac.jp

 

3. Educational Background

·         Apr. 1989-Mar. 1992: Graduate School of Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University, Japan, Received Doctor of Engineering (PhD) degree.

·         Apr. 1987-Mar. 1989: Graduate School of Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University, Japan, Received Master of Engineering degree.

·         Apr. 1983-Mar. 1987: Department of Electronics, Nagasaki University, Japan, Received Bachelor of Engineering degree.

4. Professional Experience

·         Apr. 2009-present: Professor at Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering, College of Engineering, Ibaraki University, Japan.

·         Apr. 2001-2009: Associate professor at Department of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering, Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University, Japan.

·         Apr. 1996-Mar. 2001: Associate professor at Department of Computer Science and Electronics, Faculty of Computer Engineering and System Science, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan.

·         Apr. 1992-Mar. 1996: Assistant Professor at Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan.

 

5. Lecture Teaching Experience

·         Electrical Engineering Experiments

·         Control Engineering

·         Electrical Circuit

·         Signal Processing Theory

·         Digital Electronic Circuit

·         Pulse Digital Circuit

·         Information Processing Engineering

·         Information Theory

·         Soft Computing

·        Stochastic Signal Processing

·        Signal Processing System

·        Mathematical Analysis (Complex Function Analysis)

·        Applied Mathematics (Differential equations)

·        Introduction to Electrical Engineering

6. Graduate Student Supervising Experience

Supervised many graduate students.

7. Research Interests

·         Advanced control theories and techniques of electro-mechanical systems such as servo and magnetic levitation systems.

·         Identification and control of complex systems by using various soft computing techniques.

·         Theories and applications of system identification and parameter estimation.

8. Research Keywords

Servo system control, magnetic levitation system control, nonlinear system, adaptive system, system identification and parameter estimation, time series analysis, signal processing, neural network, genetic algorithm, wavelet analysis etc.

9. Field Activities

9. 1 Guest Professor

Guest Professor of Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China (2007-present)

Guest Professor of Jinan University, Jinan, China (2011-2014)

9.2 Visiting Scientist

Visiting scientist at Department of Mechanical Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (2005-2006)

9.3 Committee Member of International Conferences

·         2017 International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems, Dec. 6-9, 2017, Xiamen, China (Tutorials/ Workshop chair)

·         2017 SICE Annual Conference, Sep. 19-22, 2017, Kanazawa, Japan (Associate editor)

·         2016 International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems, Nov. 30- Dec. 3, 2017, Melbourne, Australia (Award chair)

·         2016 SICE Annual Conference, Sep. 20-23, 2016, Tsukuba, Japan (Associate editor)

·         2015 International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems, August 22-24, Beijing, China (Registration Chair)

·         2015 The 34th Chinese Control Conference & SICE Annual Conference 2015, July, 28-30, Hangzhou, China, committee member

·         2014 International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems, August 10-12, Kumamoto, Japan (registration chair)

·         2013 The 6th International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA 2013), September 25-28, Busan, Korea

·         2013 International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems, September 25-27, Luoyang, China (Registration Chair)

·         2013 IEEE International Conference on Information Science and Technology (ICIST 2013 ), China

·         2012 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (IEEE ICMA 2012), China

·         2012 International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems, Japan (Registration Chair)

·         2012 The 2012 International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA 2012),Canada

·         2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Thailand

·         2011 International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems, China (Registration Chair)

·         2011 International Conference on Information Science and Technology, China

·         2010 International Conference on Modeling, Identification and Control, Japan (Registration Chair)

·         2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, China

·         2010 SICE Annual Conference 2010 in Taiwan

·         2009 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, China

·         2009 ICROS-SICE International Joint Conference, IPC and Award Co-Chair, Japan

·         2009 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, Japan

·         2008 The 3rd International Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Industrial Applications, China

·         2007 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, England

·         2007 International Symposium on Neural Networks, China

·         2007 IEEE Conference on Control Applications, Singapore.

·         2006 International Conference on Dynamics, Instrumentation and Control, Mexico

·         2006 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, USA

9.4 Reviewer of Journals

·         Applied Sciences

·         Applied Robotics

·         Automatica

·         Asian Journal of Control

·         Control and Intelligent Systems Journal

·         Control Engineering Practice

·         European Journal of Control

·         International Journal of Control

·         International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems

·         International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control

·         IET Journal of Generation, Transmission & Distribution

·         IEE Journal of Control Theory & Applications

·         IEEE Systems Journal

·         IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control

·         IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems

·         IEEE Transactions on Control System Technology

·         IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics

·         IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics

·         IEEE Transactions on System, Man and Cybernetics

·         Inverse Problems in Science & Engineering

·         Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics

·         Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems

·         Journal of Control Theory and Applications

·         Journal of Franklin Institute

·         Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics

·         Mathematical Problems in Engineering

·         Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing

·         Mechatronics

·         Optimal Control Applications and Methods

·         Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I, Journal of Systems and Control Engineering

·         SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences

·         SICE Journal of Control, Measurement, and System Integration
·         Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control

·         Transactions of the Institute of Systems, Control and Information Engineers (Japanese Journal)

·         Transactions of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (Japanese Journal)

·         Transactions of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers

·         Transactions of Japan Society for Simulation Technology (Japanese Journal)

·         Transactions of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (Japanese Journal)

9.5 Associate Editor of Journals

·         SICE Journal of Control, Measurement and System Integration (2007-2014)

·         International Journal of Advanced Mechatronic Systems (2008-present)

10. Publications

10.1 Book Chapters  (Click!)

·         Z. J. Yang: Iterative Methods for Identification of Multiple Input Continuous-time Systems with Unknown Time Delays, in Continuous-Time Model Identification from Sampled Data, edited by H. Garnier and L. Wang, Springer (to be published).

·         Z. J. Yang, T. Tsuji and S. Sagara: Multiresolution Approach to Identification of System Impulse Response, in Statistical Methods in Control and Signal Processing, edited by T. Katayama and S. Sugimoto, pp.149-177, Marcel Dekker, Inc. (1997).

·         S. Sagara, Z. J. Yang and K. Wada: Digital Filtering Approach to Identification of Continuous Systems, in Systems and Control–Topics in theory and applications, edited by T. Ono and F. Kozin, Mita Press, Tokyo, Japan (1991).

10.2 Translation Book  (Click!)

·        Linear Algebra for Signal Processing, by Xian-Da Zhang, Scientific Publishing (in Chinese, 1996), Beijing, China. Translated by Z. J. Yang and S. Kanae (into Japanese), Morikita Publishing, Tokyo, Japan (2008), 430 pages.

10.3 Refereed Journal Papers  (Click!)

·         L. Jia, J. Lou, Zi-Jiang Yang: Blind adaptive identification of two-channel systems using bias-compensated RLS algorithm, International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, accepted  

·         Z. J. Yang: Robust Consensus Tracking Control of Higher-Order Uncertain Non-Linear Systems via Cascaded Finite-Time Estimation of Reference States, IET Journal of Control Theory & Applications, Vol. 10, No.11, 1231/1239 (2016).

·         Z. J. Yang and P. Qin:  Zi-Jiang  Yang and P. Qin:  Robust synchronisation tracking control of networked Euler–Lagrange systems using reference trajectory estimation based on virtual double-integrators, International Journal of Systems Science,  Vol. 47, No. 9, 2088/2099 (2016). 

·         Z. J. Yang:, Y. Shibuya and P. Qin:  Distributed robust control for synchronised tracking of networked Euler–Lagrange systems, International Journal of Systems Science,  Vol. 46, No. 4, 720-732 (2015).

·         P. Qin , R. Nishii and Z. J. Yang: Selection of NARX models estimated using weighted least squares method via GIC-based method and l1-norm regularization methods,  Nonlinear Dynamics, Vol. 70, No. 3, 1831/1846 (2012).

·         Z. J. Yang: Linear Multivariable Controller Tuning Using Measured Frequency Response DataCTransactions of JIEE, Vol. 132-C, No. 6, (2012).@

·         Z. J. Yang, Y. Fukushima, P. Qin: Decentralized Adaptive Robust Control of Robot Manipulators Using Disturbance Observers, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 20, No. 5C1357/1365  (2012)

·         Z. J. Yang, Y. Wang and S. Kanae: : New Approach to Adaptive Robust Motion Controller Combined with Disturbance Observer, IET Control Theory & Applications, Vol. 5, No. 10, 1203/1213 (2011).

·         L. J. Jia, R. Tao, S. Kanae, Z. J. Yang and K. Wada: A Unified Framework for Bias Compensation Based Methods in Correlated Noise Case, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 56, No. 3, 625/629 (2011).

·         Z. J. Yang, S. Hara, S. Kanae, and K. Wada:  Robust Output Feeddback Control of a Class of Nonlinear Systems Using a Disturbance Observer, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol.19,  No.2, 256/268 (2011).

·         Z. J. Yang, S. Hara, S. Kanae, K. Wada and C. Y. Su: An Adaptive Robust Nonlinear Motion Controller Combined with Disturbance Observer, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology Vol. 18, No. 2, 454/462 (2010).

·         Z. J. Yang, Y.  Fukushima, S. Kanae and K. Wada: Robust Nonlinear Output-Feedback Control of a Magnetic Levitation System by  K-Filter Approach, IET Control Theory & Applications Vol. 3, No. 7, 852/864 (2009). 

·         Z. J. Yang, Y.  Fukushima, S. Kanae and K. Wada: Decentralized Robust Control of Interconnected Uncertain Nonlinear Mechanical Systems, International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications (accepted).

·         P. Qin, S. Kanae, Z. J. Yang and K. Wada: Identification of Lifted Model for General Dual-Rate Sampled-Data Systems using N4SID Algorithm, Transactions of IEE of JapanC Vol. 128-C, No. 5, 788/794 (2008).

·         Z. J. Yang, K. Kunitoshi, S. Kanae and  K. Wada: Adaptive Robust Output Feedback Control of a Magnetic Levitation System by K-Filter Approach, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics,  Vol. 55,  No. 1, 390/399 (2008).

·         Z. J. Yang, H. Tsubakihara, S. Kanae,  K. Wada and C. Y. Su:  A novel robust nonlinear motion controller with disturbance observer, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 16,  No. 1, 137/147 (2008).

·         Z. J. Yang, H. Tsubakihara, S. Kanae and K. Wada: Robust Nonlinear Control of a Voltage-Controlled Magnetic Levitation System Using Disturbance Observer, Transactions of IEE of Japan, Vol. 127-C, No. 12, 2118/2125 (2007).

·         Z. J. Yang, T. Nagai, S. Kanae and K.Wada: Dynamic Surface Control Approach to Adaptive Robust Control of Nonlinear Systems in Semi-Strict Feedback Form, International Journal of Systems Science, Vol. 38, No. 9, 709/724 (2007).

·         Z. J. Yang, H. Iemura, S. Kanae and K. Wada: Identification of Continuous-Time Systems with Multiple Unknown Time Delays by Global Nonlinear Least-Squares and Instrumental Variables Methods, Automatica, Vol. 43, No. 7, 1257/1264 (2007).

·         Hui Peng, Zi-Jiang Yang, Weihua Gui, MinWu, Hideo Shioya, Kazushi Nakano: Nonlinear System Modeling and Robust Predictive Control Based on RBF-ARX Model, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 20, No. 1, 1/9 (2007).

·         Z. J. Yang, T. Mitsuyasu, S. Kanae and K. Wada: A Hierarchical Construction of Adaptive Robust Nonlinear Positioning Controller with Guaranteed Transient Performance, Transactions of the Society of Instrumental and Control Engineers, Vol. 42, No. 3, 247/254 (2006).

·         Ikenoue, S. Kanae, Z. J. Yang and K. Wada: Bias-Compensated Least-Squares Algorithm via Prefiltering, International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control, Vol. 1, No. 3, 493/507 (2005).

·         Z. J. Yang, H. Iemura, S. Kanae and K. Wada: Iterative Identification Algorithms for Continuous-Time Systems with Unknown Time Delay in the Presence of Measurement Noise, Transactions of IEE of Japan, Vol. 124-C, No. 10, 2132/2129 (2004).

·         M. Ikenoue, S. Kanae, Z. J. Yang and K. Wada: On the Parameter Estimation of Pulse Transfer Function in the Presence of Input and Output Noise, Transactions of IEE of Japan, Vol. 124-C, No. 4, 2132/2129 (2004).

·         K. Miyazaki, Z. J. Yang, S. Kanae, and K. Wada: Adaptive Robust Nonlinear Control of a Magnetic Levitation System via DSC Technique, Electrical Engineering in Japan, Vol. 149, No. 4, 42/51 (2004).

·         Z. J. Yang, K. Miyazaki, S. Kanae and K. Wada: Robust Position Control of a Magnetic Levitation System via Dynamic Surface Control Technique, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 51, No. 1, 26/34 (2004).

·         Z. J. Yang and D. Miyazaki: Adaptive Robust Nonlinear Control of a Voltage-Controlled Magnetic Levitation System, Transactions of the Society of Instrumental and Control Engineers, Vol. 38, No. 1, 35/44 (2002).

·         Z. J. Yang and M. Tateishi: Adaptive Robust Nonlinear Control of a Magnetic Levitation System, Automatica, Vol. 37, No. 7, 1125/1131(2001).

·         Z. J. Yang and D. Miyazaki: Physical Parameter Identification of a Magnetic Levitation System, Transactions of IEE of Japan, Vol. 120-C, No. 7, 1283/1284 (2001).

·         Z. J. Yang and M. Minashima: Robust Nonlinear Control of a Feedback Linearizable Voltage-Controlled Magnetic Levitation System, Transactions of IEE of Japan, Vol. 120-C, No. 7, 1203/1211 (2001).

·         Z. J. Yang, T. Fujimoto and K. Kumamaru: Identification of Nonlinear Polynomial Models by Using the Genetic Algorithm, Transactions of IEE Japan, Vol. 120-C, No. 8/9, 1208/1217 (2000).

·         Z. J. Yang and Y. Kodama: Improving Identification Accuracy of Impulse Response by Using the Haar Wavelet, Transactions of the Society of Instrumental and Control Engineers, Vol. 36, No. 3, 273/282 (2000).

·         Z. J. Yang and S. Sanada: Frequency Domain Subspace Model Identification with the Aid of the w-Operator, Electrical Engineering in Japan, Vol. 132, No. 1, 46/56 (2000).

·         Z. J. Yang and M. Tateishi: Robust Nonlinear Control of a Magnetic Levitation System via Backstepping Design Approach, Transactions of the Society of Instrumental and Control Engineers, Vol. 35, No. 1, 85/90 (1999).

·         Z. J. Yang: Subspace Model Identification of Continuous-Time Systems with the Aid of the w−Operator, Transactions of the Society of Instrumental and Control Engineers, Vol. 34, No. 6, 546/554 (1998).

·         Z. J. Yang: Identification of Nonlinear Systems (survey paper), Journal of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers, Vol. 37, No. 4, 249/255 (1998).

·         Z. J. Yang, K. Hirata and T. Tsuji: Servo motor daptive speed control under angle dependent disturbances using an RBF Network, Electrical Engineering in Japan, Vol. 119, No. 4, 77/86 (1997).

·         Z. J. Yang, S. Sagara and T. Tsuji: System Impulse Response Identification Using a Multiresolution Neural Network, Automatica, Vol. 33, No. 7, 1345/1350 (1997).

·         Z. J. Yang: Hidden-Layer Size Reducing for Multilayered Neural Networks Using the Orthogonal Least-Squares Method, Transactions of the Society of Instrumental and Control Engineers, Vol. 33, No. 3, 216/223 (1997).

·         Z. J. Yang, T. Hachino and T. Tsuji: On-Line Identification of Continuous Time-Delay Systems Combining the Least-Squares Techniques with the Genetic Algorithm, International Journal of Control, Vol. 66, No. 1, 23/42 (1997).

·         Z. J. Yang, T. Hachino and T. Tsuji: Model Reduction with Time Delay Combining the Least-Squares Method with the Genetic Algorithm, IEE Proceedings of Control Theory and Applications, Vol. 143, No. 3, 247/254 (1996).

·         S. H. Hao, Z. J. Yang and T. Tsuji: Adaptive Nonlinear Control for a Magnetic levitation System, Transactions of the Society of Instrumental and Control Engineers, Vol. 32, No. 1, 87/96 (1996).

·         Z. J. Yang, T. Tsuji and T. Shono: System Impulse Response Identification Using Multiresolution Analysis, Transactions of the Society of Instrumental and Control Engineers, Vol. 31, No. 9, 1423/1431 (1995).

·         T. Hachino, Z. J. Yang and T. Tsuji: Identification of Continuous Time-Delay systems Using the Genetic Algorithm, Transactions of IEE Japan, Vol. 115-D, No. 7, 866/874 (1995).

·         K. Ide, Z. G. Bai, Z. J. Yang, and T. Tsuji: Vector Approximation Method with Parameter Adaptation and Torque Control of CSI-Fed Induction Motor, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 31, No. 4, 830/841 (1995).

·         R. D. Qi, T. Tsuji, Z. J. Yang and R. Oguro: H-Infinity Control Approach to a Magnetic Levitation System by 4 Point Attraction with Nonlinear Characteristics, Electrical Engineering in Japan, Vol. 115, No. 4, 680/688 (1995).

·         Z. J. Yang, T. Tsuji and T. Shono: Impulse Response Identification of Continuous Systems Using Generalized Radial Basis Function Network, Transactions of the Society of Instrumental and Control Engineers, Vol. 31, No. 1, 7/14 (1995).

·         Z. G. Bai, K. Ide, Z. J. Yang and T. Tsuji:  H-Infinity Control with Exact Linearization for AC Drive System with CSI, Transactions of IEE Japan, Vol. 114-D, No. 12, 680/688 (1994).

·         S. Hao, Zi-Jiang Yang and T. Tsuji: Control of A Magnetic Levitation System Using Hybrid Neural Network, Transactions of the Society of Instrumental and Control Engineers, Vol. 30, No. 7, 819/827 (1996).

·         T. Hachino, Z. J. Yang and T. Tsuji: Identification of Continuous Time-Delay systems Using the Genetic Algorithm, Transactions of the Institute of systems, Control and Information Engineers, Vol. 7, No. 4, 113/121 (1994).

·         Z. J. Yang, T. Tsuji and S. Sagara: Integral-Equation Approach to Parameter Identification without Consideration of Initial Conditions, International Journal of Systems Science, Vol. 25, No. 4, 763/774 (1994).

·         S. Sagara, Z. J. Yang and K. Wada: Identification of continuous-Time Systems (survey paper), Systems, control and Information, Vol. 37, No. 5, 284/290 (1993).

·         Z. J. Yang, S. Sagara and K. Wada: Identification of Continuous-Time Systems from Sampled Input-Output Data Using Bias Eliminating Techniques, Control–Theory and Advanced Technology, Vol. 9, No. 1, 53/75 (1993).

·         Z. J. Yang, S. Sagara and K. Wada: Parameter Identification Based on the Steiglitz-McBride Method from Noisy Input-Output Data, Transactions of the Society of Instrumental and Control Engineers, Vol. 28, No. 12, 1292/1494 (1992).

·         S. Sagara, Z. J. Yang and K. Wada: Implementation of Multi-Rate Model Reference Adaptive Control for Continuous Systems via Bilinear Transformation Based on Block-Pulse Functions. International Journal of Systems Science, Vol. 22, No. 10, 1757/1774 (1991).

·         S. Sagara, Z. J. Yang and K. Wada: Parameter Identification of Distributed Parameter Systems in the Presence of Measurement Noise, International Journal of Systems Science, Vol. 22, No. 8, 1391/1401 (1991).

·         S. Sagara, Z. J. Yang and K. Wada: Identification of Continuous Systems Using Digital Low-Pass Filters, International Journal of Systems Science, Vol. 22, No. 7, 1159/1176 (1991).

·         S. Sagara, Z. J. Yang and K. Wada: Recursive Identification Algorithms for Continuous Systems Using an Adaptive Procedure, International Journal of Control, Vol. 53, No. 2, 391/409 (1991).

·         Z. J. Yang, S. Sagara and K. Wada: Consistent Parameter Estimation for Continuous Systems via IIR Digital Filters, Transactions of the Society of Instrumental and Control Engineers, Vol.26, No. 1, 39/45 (1990).

10.4 Refereed International Conference Papers  (Click!)

·         Z. J. Yang: Robust consensus tracking control of second-order nonlinear systems without using velocity information, Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems, Xiamen, China (December, 6-9, 2017).

·         W. Han, L. Jia, S. Kanae, Z. J. Yang: Bias-compensated LMS algorithm for sparse systems over adaptive network, Proceedings of the 37th Chinese Control Conference, Dalian, China (July 26-28, 2017).

·         Z. J. Yang and H. Sugiura, Robust nonlinear control of a three-tank system in the presence of mismatched uncertainties, IFAC 2017 World Congress, Toulouse, France (july, 9-14, 2017).

·         Z. J. Yang:  A finite-time disturbance compensation approach to robust control of nonlinear semi-strict feedback systems, Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems, Melbourne, Australia(November 30-December 3, 2016).

·         J. Lou, L. Jia, Y. Ye and Z. J. Yang: Distributed bias-compensated recursive least squares estimation over multi-agent networks, Proceedings of the 35th Chinese Control Conference

Chengdu, China (July 27-29, 2016).

·         J. Lou, L. Jia and Z. J. Yang: Diffusion Bias-Compensated RLS Estimation in Noisy Autoregressive Process over Adaptive Networks, SICE Annual Conference, Hangzhou, China (July 28-30, 2015).

·         Z. J. Yang: Distributed Finite-Time Estimators of Reference Trajectory States for Consensus Tracking Control of Higher-Order Uncertain Nonlinear Systems, SICE Annual Conference, Hangzhou, China (July 28-30, 2015).

·         Z. J. Yang and P. Qin: Distributed Robust Synchronization Tracking Control of Networked Euler-Lagrange Systems by cascaded Estimation of Reference Velocity and Position, International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems,  Kumamoto, Japan, August, 2014.

·         Z. J. Yang and P. Qin: Distributed Robust Synchronization Tracking Control of Networked Euler-Lagrange Systems via Reference Information Estimation, 2014 IEEE International Conference on Control Applications (CCA) Part of 2014 IEEE Multi-conference on Systems and Control, Antibes, France, October, 2014.

·         Z. J. Yang and P. Qin: Distributed Synchronized Tracking Control of Euler-Lagrange Systems on Directed Graphs, Proceedings of the IECON 2013 - 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Vienna, Austria, November, 2013.

·         Z. J. Yang: Model-Free Controller Tuning Based on Frequency Response Data, Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems, Tokyo, Japan, September, 2012.

·         M. Nakamichi, S. Kanae, Z. J. Yang and K. Wada: Estimation of pulmonary elastance fuzzy model by data combination of two respiration phases, UKACC International Conference on Control, Cardiff, UK, September, 2012.

·         Z. J. Yang, Y. Shibuya and P. Qin: Synchronized tracking control of multiple Euler-Lagrange systems, UKACC International Conference on Control, Cardiff, UK, September, 2012.

·        Z. J. Yang: A New Adaptive Robust Motion Controller Combined with Disturbance Observer, 2010 IEEE Multi-conference on Systems and Control, Yokohama, Japan, September, 2010.

·        Z. J. Yang: Robust Output-Feedback Control of a Magnetic Levitation System, The 2010 International Conference on Modelling, Identification and Control (ICMICf10), Okayama, Japan, July, 2010.

·        Z. J. Yang, S. Hara, S. Kanae and K. Wada: Robust Output Feeddback Control of a Magnetic Levitation  System via High-Gain Observer, 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Shanghai, December, 2009.

·         P. Qin, Z. J. Yang and R. Nishii: Predictive Control for Dual-rate Systems Based on  Lifted State-space Model Identified by N4SID Method, 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Shanghai, December, 2009.

·         Z. J. Yang, Y.  Fukushima, S. Kanae and K. Wada: Decentralized Robust Control of  Interconnected Uncertain Nonlinear Mechanical Systems, 15th International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice, Auckland (December, 2008)

·        Z. J. YangCS. Hara,  S. Kanae,  K. Wada and C. Y. Su:  A General Adaptive Robust Nonlinear Motion Controller Combined with Disturbance Observer,  17th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), Seoul, Korea (July, 2008).

·        M. Ikenoue, S. Kanae, Z. J. Yang and K. Wada: Bias-Compensation Based Method for Errors-In-Variables Model Identification, 17th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), Seoul, Korea (July, 2008).

·        Y. Takei, H. Nanto, S. Kanae, Z. J. Yang, K. Wada: On Weighting of Data Matrix in Subspace Identification, 46th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, New Orleans, USA (December, 2007).

·        Z. J. Yang, H. Tsubakihara, S. Kanae and K. Wada: Robust Nonlinear Control of a Voltage-Controlled Magnetic Levitation System with Disturbance Observer, 2007 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control, Singapore (October, 2007).

·        Z. J. Yang, S. Kanae and K. Wada: Adaptive Robust Motion Controller with Friction and Ripple Disturbance Compensation Via RBF Networks The Fourth International Symposium on Neural Networks (ISNN 2007), Nanjing, China (June, 2007).

·        S. Kanae, Z. J. Yang and K. Wada: A Decision Method for Air-Pressure Limit Value Based on the Respiratory Model with RBF Expression of Elastance, The Fourth International Symposium on Neural Networks (ISNN 2007), Nanjing, China (June, 2007).

·        Z. J. Yang, H. Tsubakihara, S. Kanae, K. Wada and C. Y. Su: A Novel Robust Nonlinear Motion Controller with Disturbance Observer, IEEE Conference on Control Applications, Munich, Germany (October, 2006).

·        K. Maeda, S. Kanae, Z.-J. Yang, and K. Wada: Design of RBF Network Based on Fuzzy Clustering Method for Modeling of Respiratory System, International Symposium on Neural Networks, Chengdu, China (May/June, 2006).

·        Y. Takei, H. Nanto, S. Kanae, Z. J. Yang and K. Wada: Recursive Updating of Error Covariance Matrix in Subspace Methods, 14th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Newcastle, Australia (March, 2006).

·        C. Dachapak, S. Kanae, Z. J.Yang and K. Wada: Study on Radial Basis Function Network in Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Space, Seventh IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing, Hawaii, USA (August, 2005)

·        Z. J. Yang, T. Nagai, S. Kanae and K.Wada: Dynamic Surface Control Approach to Adaptive Robust Control of Nonlinear Systems in Semi-Strict Feedback Form, 16th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), Prague, Czech (July, 2005).

·        H. Peng, W. Gui, R. Zou, R. Youssef, Z. J. Yang and H. Shioya, RBF-ARX Model-Based Robust MPC for Nonlinear Systems, 16th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), Prague, Czech (July, 2005).

·        M. Ikenoue, S. Kanae, Z. J. Yang and K. Wada, Identification of Noisy Input-Output System Using Bias-Compensated Least-Squares Method, 16th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), Prague, Czech (July, 2005).

·        Z. J. Yang, H. Iemura, S. Kanae and K. Wada: Global Nonlinear Instrumental Variable Method for Identification of Continuous-Time Systems with Unknown Time Delays, The 16th IFAC World Congress, Prague, Czech (July, 2005).

·        Z. J. Yang, K. Kunitoshi, S. Kanae and K. Wada: Adaptive Robust Output Feedback Control of a Magnetic Levitation System by K-Filter Approach, IEEE Conference on Control Applications (CCA), IEEE Computer Aided Control Systems Design Symposium (CACSD), IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control (ISIC), Taipei, Taiwan (September, 2004).

·        H. Iemura, Z. J. Yang, S. Kanae and K. Wada: Identification of Continuous-Time Systems with Unknown Time Delays by Global Nonlinear Least-Squares Method , IFAC Workshop on Adaptation and Learning in Control and Signal Processing (ALCOSP 04) and IFAC Workshop on Periodic Control Systems (PSYCO 04), Yokohama, Japan (Aug. 30 - Sep. 1, 2004).

·        C. Dachapak, S. Kanae, Z. J. Yang and K. Wada: Orthogonal Least Squares for Radial Basis Function Network in Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Space, IFAC Workshop on Adaptation and Learning in Control and Signal Processing (ALCOSP 04) and IFAC Workshop on Periodic Control Systems (PSYCO04), Yokohama, Japan (Aug. 30 - Sep. 1, 2004).

·        S. Kanae, Z. J. Yang and K. Wada: Estimation of Pulmonary Elastance Based on RBF Expression, International Symposium on Neural Networks, Dalian, China (August, 2004).

·        S. Kanae, K. Muramatsu, Z. J. Yang and K. Wada: Modeling of Respiration and Estimation of Pulmonary Elastance, The 5th Asian Control Conference (ASCC2004), Melbourne, Australia (July, 2004).

·        L. J. Jia, S. Kanae, Z. J. Yang and K. Wada: On Parameter Estimation of ARMAX Model via BCLS Method, 13rd IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (August, 2003).

·        Y. Takei, H. Nando, S. Kanae, Z. J. Yang and K. Wada: Subspace-Based Identification Methods Using Schur Complement Approach, 13rd IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (August, 2003).

·        L. J. Jia, S. Kanae, Z. J. Yang and K. Wada: On Bias Compensation Estimation for Noisy AR Process, 42nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Hawaii (December, 2003).

·        Z. J. Yang, K. Miyazaki, S. Kanae and K. Wada: Adaptive Robust Dynamic Surface Control for a Magnetic Levitation System, 42nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Hawaii (December, 2003)

·        Z. J. Yang, H. Iemura, S. Kanae and K. Wada: Identification of Continuous-Time Systems with Unknown Time Delay by Nonlinear Least-Squares and Instrumental Variable Methods, IFAC Workshop on New Technologies for Automation of Metallurgical Industry, Shanghai (October, 2003).

·        Z. J. Yang, K. Miyazaki, C. Z. Jin and K. Wada: Dynamic Surface Control for a Voltage-Controlled Magnetic Levitation System, 41st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Las Vegas (December, 2002)

·        L. J. Jia, T. Hanada, C. Z. Jin, Z. J. Yang and K. Wada: On the Relation Between BELS and IV Methods, 41st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Las Vegas (December, 2002)

·        L. J. Jia, T. Hanada, C. Z. Jin, Z. J. Yang and K. Wada: A Unified Form for BELS Method in Colored Noise Case, 41st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Las Vegas (December, 2002)

·        C. Z. Jin, L. J. Jia, Z. J. Yang and K. Wada: Parameter Estimation of Autoregressive Processes by Solving Eigenvalue Problem, IEEE Region 10 Technical Conference on Computers, Communications, Control and Power Engineering (TENCONf02) , Beijing (October, 2002).

·        Z. J. Yang, K. Miyazaki, C. Z. Jin and K. Wada: Physical Parameter Identification of a Magnetic Levitation System under a Robust Controller, 15th IFAC World Congress on Automatic Control, Barcelona (July, 2002).

·        Z. J. Yang and D. Miyazaki: Adaptive Robust Nonlinear Control of a Voltage-Controlled Magnetic Levitation System, Proceedings of the 5th IFAC Symposium on Nonlinear Control Systems, St. Petersburg (July, 2001).

·        Z. J. Yang, T. Fujimoto and K. Kumamaru: A Genetic Algorithm Approach to Identification of Nonlinear Polynomial Models, 12th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Santa Barbara (June, 2000).

·        Z. J. Yang and Y. Kodama: Impulse Response Model Identification in the Case of a Multi-Period ZOH Input, 12th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Santa Barbara (June, 2000).

·        Z. J. Yang and K. Wada: Frequency Domain Subspace Model Identification Using the w−Operator, 14th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), Beijing (July, 1999).

·        Z. J. Yang and M. Tateishi: Robust Adaptive Nonlinear Control of a Magnetic Levitation System, 14th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), Beijing (July, 1999).

·        Z. J. Yang: Hidden-Layer Size Reducing for Multilayer Neural Networks Using the Orthogonal Least-Squares Method, Proc. of the 36th Annual Conference of Society of Instrument and Control Engineers, Tokushima (July, 1997).

·        Z. J. Yang, K. Hirata and T. Tsuji: Adaptive Speed Control Using an RBF Network for a Servo Motor in the Presence of Angle Dependent Disturbances, 11th IFAC Sympo. on System identification, Kitakyushu (July, 1997).

·        Z. J. Yang, S. Sagara and K. Wada: Subspace Identification of Continuous-Time Model Systems, 11th IFAC Sympo. on System identification,  Kitakyushu (July, 1997).

·        Z. J. Yang, S. Sagara and T. Tsuji: Impulse Response Identification Using Multiresolution Analysis, The 5th IFAC Symposium on Adaptive Systems in Control and Signal Processing, Budapest (June, 1995).

·        S. H. Hao, Z. J. Yang, T. Tsuji and R Oguro: Nonlinear Adaptive Control for a Magnetic Levitation System, The First International Symposium on Linear Drives for Industry Applications, Nagasaki (May, 1995).

·        T. Hachino, Z. J. Yang, and T. Tsuji: Recursive Identification of Continuous Time-Delay Systems Using the Genetic Algorithm, The 26th ISCIE Symposium on Stochastic Systems Theory and its Applications, Osaka (October, 1994).

·        S. H. Hao, Z. J. Yang, and T. Tsuji: Control of a Magnetic Levitation System Using RBF Network, Proceedings of the First Asian Control Conference, Tokyo (July, 1994).

·        T. Hachino, Z. J. Yang and T. Tsuji: L2 Optimal Model Reduction Using the Genetic Algorithm, Proceedings of the First Asian Control Conference, Tokyo (July, 1994).

·        Z. G. Bai, K. Ide, Z. J. Yang and T. Tsuji: H-Infinity Control with Exact Linearization for AC Drive System with CSI, Proceedings of the First Asian Control Conference, Tokyo (July, 1994).

·        Z. J. Yang, T Hachino, T. Tsuji and S. Sagara: Identification of Parameters and Time Delays of Continuous Systems Using the Genetic Algorithm, The 10th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Copenhagen (July, 1994).

·        Z. J. Yang, T. Tsuji and S. Sagara: Impulse Response Identification of Continuous Systems Using Generalized Radial Basis Function Networks, The 10th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Copenhagen (July, 1994).

·        S. H. Hao, Z. J. Yang, and T. Tsuji: Adaptive Feedforward Control for a Magnetic Levitation System, The 3rd International Workshop on Advanced Motion Control, Berkeley (March, 1994).

·        T. Hachino, Z. J. Yang, and T. Tsuji: Identification of Multi-Input Multi-Output Continuous Time-Delay Systems Combining the Instrumental Variable Method with the Genetic Algorithm, The 25th ISCIE Symposium on Stochastic Systems Theory and its Applications, Osaka (November, 1993).

·        S. Sagara, Z. J. Yang, K. Wada and T. Tsuji: Parameter Identification and Adaptive Control of Continuous Systems with Zero-Order Hold, 12nd World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), Sydney (July, 1993).

·        Z. J. Yang, S. Sagara and K. Wada: Parameter Identification of Continuous Systems Using Bias-Compensated Instrumental Variable Method, IFAC International Workshop on Automatic Control for Quality and Productivity, Istanbul (June, 1992).

·        K. Wada, Z. J. Yang, and S. Sagara: On the Bias Compensated Least-Squares Estimation for Identification of Continuous Systems, IFAC International Workshop on Automatic Control for Quality and Productivity, Istanbul (June, 1992).

·        S. Sagara, Z. J. Yang and K. Wada: Identification of Continuous Systems from Noisy Sampled Input-Output Data, 9th IFAC/IFORS Symposium on Identification and System Parameter Estimation, Budapest (July, 1991).

11. Language Strength 

·        English (excellent writing and oral communication level)

·        Japanese (native level)

·        Chinese (native level)

·        German (basic conversation level)