Research Publications, Projects and Awards


* Research Publications (Monographs, Journal Articles, etc)

o        Monographs & Textbooks

o        Refereed Journals

o        International Conferences

o        Book Chapters

o        Editorials

o        Book Reviews

o        Interview by IEEE Control Systems Magazine (People in Control)

o        Full Publication List (PDF)

o        My Google Scholar

* Research Family Tree

* Funded Research Projects

o        Onboard 3D Navigation System for UAVs in Unknown and Realistic Indoor Environments (2016-2020)

o        Navigation and Control of MAVs in Indoor and Outdoor Cluttered Environments (2014-2016)

o        Fruit Dove UAV Control (2014-2016)

o        Optimal Coverage and Surveillance Using Cooperative Planning and Control of UAVs (2013-2016)

o        Investigation of Navigation Systems for UAVs in Outdoor Cluttered Environments (2012-2015)

o        Special Project for DARPA UAVForge Competition (2012)

o        Development of Autonomous Micro Aerial Vehicles (2011-2013)

o        Optimal Motion Planning in Obstacle-Rich Environment (2010-2013)

o        Development of a Sophisticated 3D Indoor Navigation System for UAVs (2009-2012)

o        Development of Multi-UAV Test Beds & Vision-Based Navigation and Motion Coordination (2009-2013)

o        Cooperative Reconfiguration Control for Multiple Unmanned Air Vehicles (2008-2011)

o        Technologies to Lead Unmanned Air Vehicles via Manned Air Vehicles (2007-2010)

o        Nonlinear Flight Model Identification & Control for VTOL UAV in Formation (2007-2009)

o        Nonlinear Control of Unmanned Flying Vehicles (2003-2007)

o        Compensation of Friction in Hard Disk Drives (2003-2006)

o        Virtual Reality Interface for Web-Based Remote Experimentation (2001-2003)

o        Dual Stage Servo System for Hard Disk Drives (2000-2003)

o        Development of Web-Based Virtual Laboratories (1998-2000)

o        Dual Actuator Control System for R/W Head Actuation in Rotating Memory Devices (1996-1999)

o        Gain Scheduling for Robust Controllers in Flight Control Systems (1994-1995)

* Awards & Honors (including teaching awards)

o        Provost's Chair, National University of Singapore, 2016

o        Changjiang Guest Chair Professorship, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China, 2010

o        Best Application Paper Award, 8th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, Jinan, China, 2010

o        Best Application Paper Award, 7th Asian Control Conference, Hong Kong, 2009

o        Fellow of IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), USA, 2007

o        Best Industrial Control Application Prize, 5th Asian Control Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 2004

o        Temasek Young Investigator Award, Defence Science & Technology Agency, Singapore, 2003

o        IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award, Institution of Engineers Singapore, 2001

o        University Researcher Award, National University of Singapore, 2000

o        Best Poster Paper Award, 2nd Asian Control Conference, Seoul, Korea, 1997

o        Teaching Commendation 2008/2009, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore

o        Teaching Commendation 2003/2004, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore

o        Teaching Commendation 2002/2003 - BEng & BTech, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore

o        Teaching Commendation 2001/2002, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore

o        Innovative Teaching Award 1999/2000, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore

o        Who’s Who in Engineering Singapore, Institution of Engineers Singapore, 2007

o        Marquis Who's Who in the World, 19th Edition, USA, 2002

o        Asian Young Scholars Award, University of Melbourne, Australia, 1997

o        Cardinal Yu-Pin Scholarship, Sino-American Amity Fund, New York City, USA, 1986-1991

o        Presidential Scholarship, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, USA, 1986-1988

* Awards Won by My UAV Research Teams and Students

o       Team Instinct Cougar
Indoor Competition Champion
International Micro Aerial Vehicle Competition, Toulouse, France, 2017

o       Team Instinct Lion
Outdoor Competition Champion
International Micro Aerial Vehicle Competition, Toulouse, France, 2017

o       Team U-Lion: Shupeng Lai, Yingcai Bi, Menglu Lan, Jiaxin Li, Hailong Qin, Kun Zhang
Overall Championship Award (Gold), Best Platform Design Award (Gold)
Total Prize: SGD 8,000 in Cash and 5 iPad Mini 4
Category D2: Fully Autonomous
Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition, 2017

o       Team AeroLion: Kangli Wang, Yijie Ke, Mo Shan (NUS UAV Group), Xiang Li, Fei Wang (AeroLion Technologies)
Champion
Total Prize: CNY 100,000 in Cash
Category: Rotor-Wing Competition
The 3rd AVIC Cup ~ International UAV Innovation Grand Prix, Anji, Zhejiang, China, 2015

o       Team V-Lion: Jinqiang Cui, Hailong Qin, Yingcai Bi, Jiaxin, Li, Menglu Lan, Mo Shan, Wenqi Liu
1st Runner Up
International Micro Aerial Vehicle Competition, Aachen, Germany, 2015

o       Team AP-Lion: Menglu Lan, Jiaxin Lin, Kaijun Liu, Shuai Wang, Mengmi Zhang
Overall Championship Award (Gold), Best Performance Award (Gold), Best Theory of Flight Award (Gold), Best Video Award (Silver)
Total Prize: SGD 8,000 in Cash and 5 Samsung Tablets
Category D2: Fully Autonomous
Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition, 2015

o       Team LV-Lion: Yingcai Bi, Jiaxin Li, Wenqi Liu, Hailong Qin, Mo Shan
Overall Championship Award (Silver), Best Performance Award (Silver)
Total Prize: SGD 3,000 in Cash
Category D2: Fully Autonomous
Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition, 2015

o       Limiao Bai (Sen Yan, Xiaolian Zheng, Ben M. Chen)
Best Student Paper Award
The 2014 International Conference on Financial Engineering, London, U.K., 2014

o       Team AeroLion
Champion
International Micro Aerial Vehicle Competition, Delft, the Netherlands, 2014

o       Fei Wang (Peidong Liu, Shiyu Zhao, Ben M. Chen, Swee-King Phang, Shupeng Lai, Tong H. Lee, Chenxiao Cai)
Guan Zhao-Zhi Award
Total Prize: CNY 5,000 in Cash
33rd Chinese Control Conference, Nanjing, China, 2014

o       Team U-Lion: Kangli Wang, Yijie Ke, Kun Lin, Tao Pang
Overall Championship Award (Gold), Best Performance Award (Gold), Most Creative Award (Bronze)
Total Prize: SGD 4,000 in Cash and 5 iPads
Category E: Unconventional
Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition, 2014

o       Team Q1-Lion: Fei Wang, Swee-King Phang, Zizhang Ai, Wenqi Liu, Wei-Lian Mook
Overall Championship Award (Silver), Best Performance Award (Gold), Best Theory of Flight Award (Gold)
Total Prize: SGD 4,000 in Cash
Category D2: Fully Autonomous
Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition, 2014

o       Team Q2-Lion: Kevin Ang, Jinqiang Cui, Peidong Liu, Shupeng Lai, Dong Wang
Best Theory of Flight Award (Silver)
Category D2: Fully Autonomous
Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition, 2014

o       Team NUS2T-Lion
2nd Place Overall (1st in Final Round)
Total Prize: CNY 80,000 in Cash
Category: Rotor-Wing Competition
The 2nd AVIC Cup ~ International UAV Innovation Grand Prix, Beijing, China, 2013

o       Team NUS2T-Lion
New Innovation Star Award
Total Prize: CNY 10,000 in Cash
Category: Creativity Competition
The 2nd AVIC Cup ~ International UAV Innovation Grand Prix, Beijing, China, 2013

o       Kangli Wang, Xiang Li, Di Deng, Hongyu Tian, Youyang Cheng
Overall Championship Award, Best Performance Award, Most Creative Award
Total Prize: SGD 10,000 in Cash and 5 iPads
Category D2: Fully Autonomous
Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition, 2013

o       Kevin Ang, Fei Wang, Swee King Phang, Peidong Liu
Most Creative Award
Cash Prize: SGD 2,000
Category E: Unconventional
Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition, 2013

o       Team GremLion
Finalist (of 9 selected among 144 teams from 153 countries)
DARPA UAVForge Challenge
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency & Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Atlantic, USA, 2012

o       Sing Jie Lee, Yuxiang Wang, Yi Ling Tan, Sharon Ang, Shiyi Li
Overall Championship Award, Most Creative Award
Total Prize: SGD 10,000 in Cash and 5 iPads
Category D: Autonomous and Flying by Video
Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition, 2011

o       Feng Lin (Ben M. Chen, Kai-Yew Lum, Tong H. Lee)
Best Application Paper Award
Cash Prize: USD 1,000
8th World Congress on Intelligent Control & Automation, Jinan, China, 2010

o       Swee King Phang, Jun Jie Ong, Ronald Yeo
Best Performance Award
Category D: Autonomous and Flying by Video
Cash Prize: SGD 1,000
Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition, 2010

o       Guowei Cai (Ben M. Chen, Tong H. Lee)
Best Application Paper Award
Cash Prize: USD 500
7th Asian Control Conference, Hong Kong, 2009

o       Tao Wang, Fei Wang, Li Liu
Best Theory Award
Category D: Autonomous and Flying by Video
Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition, 2009

o       Guoyang Cheng (Kemao Peng, Ben M. Chen, Tong H. Lee)
Best Industrial Control Application Prize
Cash Prize: AUD 350
5th Asian Control Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 2004