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Dr Zhan Shu is Lecturer within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Dr. Zhan Shu was born in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, China. He received his B.Eng. degree in Automation from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), and the Ph.D. degree in Control Engineering from The University of Hong Kong (HKU). For his doctoral research, he received the award for Outstanding Research Postgraduate Student of the University of Hong Kong.

Prior to joining the University of Southampton in 2011, Dr. Zhan Shu was a research assistant/associate in HKU, and a postdoctoral researcher in the Hamilton Institute, National University of Ireland, Maynooth. He is now a lecturer in the Mechatronics Research Group, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment.

He is a Senior Member of IEEE, Fellow of Higher Education Academy, and an invited reviewer of Mathematical Review of the American Mathematical Society. He serves as an Associate Editor for Mathematical Problems in Engineering, an Associate Editor for Asian Journal of Control, an Associate Editor for Journal of The Franklin Institute, an Associate Editor for Proc. IMechE, Part I: J. Systems and Control Engineering, an Associate Editor for IET Electronics Letters, and an Associate Editor for the IEEE Control Systems Society Conference Editorial Board. He has contributed over 70 papers in leading journals and conferences such as IEEE Trans. Automatic Control and Automatica with an h-index of 28 and a total citation count of more than 2,300. His current research interests include hybrid systems, positive systems, robust control, decentralized control, estimation and filtering, reinforcement learning, control application in power electronics and building systems, systems biology with emphasis on cell regulating networks and immunology.

Research interests

  • Systems and Control: robust and adaptive control, model free control, estimation and filtering, collaborative control and swarm intelligence, spatially distributed systems, distributed optimization, algebraic geometry in system and control theory, control applications in energy systems. 
  • Systems Biology: immunology, physiological modeling and control, cellular/genetic regulating networks.

Research group

Mechatronics Engineering Group

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Dr Zhan Shu
Engineering, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton. SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

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