Academic Profile : Faculty

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Prof Xie Lihua
Co-Director
Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Director for Centre for Advanced Robotics Technology Innovation (CARTIN), Advanced Robotics Technology Innovation (CARTIN)
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Lihua Xie received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in electrical engineering from Nanjing University of Science and Technology in 1983 and 1986, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia, in 1992. Since 1992, he has been with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, where he is currently Professor and Director of $25M National Research Foundation Medium Sized Centre for Advanced Robotics Technology Innovation (CARTIN) and Co-Director, Delta-NTU Corporate Laboratory for Cyber-Physical Systems which received $45M funding from National Research Foundation of Singapore, Delta Electronics and NTU, and has over 100 researchers including 20 professors, 51 research staff and 30 PhD students. He served as the Head of Division of Control and Instrumentation from July 2011 to June 2014 and the Director, Center for E-City from July 2011 to June 2013. He held teaching appointments in the Department of Automatic Control, Nanjing University of Science and Technology from 1986 to 1989.

Dr. Xie’s research interests include robust control, networked control systems, multi-agent networks, indoor positioning, human activity recognition and unmanned systems. He has published 9 books, over 500 journal papers, 380 conference papers, and 20 patents/Technical Disclosures. He has been listed as a highly cited researcher (SCI: 27400, H-index: 79; Google Scholar: 44,600, H-index: 103) by Thomson Routers and Clarivate Analytics annually since 2014. He has secured a total research grant of over 90 million Singapore dollars as programme and project PI, and graduated 38 PhD students. He has received many awards for his research including IBM Faculty Award, Changjiang Scholar Award from Ministry of Education of China, and best paper awards at 8 international conferences such as the Guan Zhao Zhi Award from the 29th and 39th Chinese Control Conference (CCC) both of which had over 2000 participants, 7th Asia Control Conference (ASCC), 18th International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR 2017), etc.

Dr. Xie is an Editor-in-Chief for Unmanned Systems and an Associate Editor for Sciences China – Information Science. He has served as an editor of IET Book Series in Control and an Associate Editor of a number of journals including IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Automatica, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on Network Control Systems, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-II, Automatica Sinca, etc. He was an appointed member of Board of Governors, IEEE Control System Society in 2011 and an elected member of the Board (Jan 2016-Dec 2018). Dr Xie is a Fellow of Academy of Engineering Singapore, Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of IFAC, and Fellow of Chinese Automation Association. He was an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer from 2011 to 2014. He is a Vice-President, Control Theory and Application Committee, the Chinese Automation Association.

He served as the General Chair of the 7th, 13th and 15th IEEE Int. Conference on Control and Automation (ICCA 2009, ICCA 2017, ICCA2019); Vice Program Chair of the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2015); General Co-Chair of the 9th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA 2012); General Chair of the 9th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV’06); General Chair of 2002 International Conference on Control and Automation (ICCA 2002); Program Chair of the Fourth International Conference on Control and Automation (ICCA’03) and the 8th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV’04); General Chair of the 9th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV’06). He is the General Chair of the 62nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2023).
Prof Xie's expertise areas include robust control and estimation theory. His current research works focus on networked control, cooperative control, distributed optimization, and unmanned systems including UAVs and UGVs.
 
  • Adaptive Perception for Semantic Robot-Human Interaction (Human Robots Thrust WP 1.4 - NUS)
  • Aircraft Inspection With Multi-modality Perception
  • Asynchronous Distributed Online Optimization over Multi-agent Networks with Limited Information Exchange
  • CARTIN OOE (NTU)
  • Centre for Advanced Robotics Technology Innovation (CARTIN) - A*STAR Central
  • Centre for Advanced Robotics Technology Innovation (CARTIN) - Human Robots Thrust
  • Centre for Advanced Robotics Technology Innovation (CARTIN) - NTU Central
  • Centre for Advanced Robotics Technology Innovation (CARTIN) - NUS Central
  • Holistic Management of HDB Flats against Spalling Concrete
  • Human-Robot Teaching Through Multi-Modal Communication (Human Robots Thrust WP 2.6 - NUS)
  • Large Vertical Take-off & Landing (VTOL) Research Platform:Prototype Development and Demonstration
  • Multi-Modal Perception for Tropic Condition (Logistic Thrust WP 1.2)
  • Navigation in Repetitive and Dynamic Environment (Logistic Thrust WP 1.3 - ASTAR)
  • Navigation in Repetitive and Dynamic Environment (Logistic Thrust WP 1.3)
  • Physical Reasoning and Robot Imagination (Human Robots Thrust WP 1.5 - NUS)
  • Robust and Safe Human-in-the-loop Robot Behavioural Adaptation (Human Robots Thrust WP 2.5 - NUS)
  • Seamless Navigation for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • WP2.1 Technologies for high performance safe robot operation (architecture, fast dynamic path replanting, obstacle anticipation)
Awards
o Best Student Paper Award at the 3rd IFAC Workshop on Cyber-Physical Human Systems (CPHS 2020) for the paper “Human-Centered Design for Safe Teleoperation of Connected Vehicles” (co-authored by F. Jiang, Y. Gao, and K.H. Johansson).
o Best Paper Award at 2020 IEEE The 11th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG2020) for the paper “Distributed Finite-time Power Management for Hybrid Energy Storage Systems in DC Microgrids” (co-authored with Q. Xu and T. Dragicevic).
o Guan Zhao Zhi Award at the 39th Chinese Control Conference, Guangzhou, 27-29 July 2019, for the paper “Distributed Output Feedback Consensus of Uncertain Nonlinear Multi-Agent Systems With Limited Data Rate” (co-authored with M. Ran).
o Finalist for Best Paper Award at 2018 IEEE International Conference on Real-Time Computing and Robotics (IEEE RCAR 2018) for the paper “Distributed Continuous-Time Constrained Convex Optimization via Nonsmooth Analysis” (co-authored with X. Li and Y.G. Hong).
o Best Paper Award at 2017 IEEE International Conference on Unmanned Systems (IEEE ICUS 2017), Beijing, Oct. 2017 for the paper “Infrastructure-free cooperative relative localization for mobile unmanned aerial vehicles in GPS-denied environments” (co-authored with K. Guo).
o Best Paper Award at the 18th International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR 2017), Hong Kong, July 2017 for the paper “Non-Iterative SLAM” (co-authored with C. Wang and J. Yuan).
o Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters and Clarivate Analytics (2014-2020).
o Microsoft Indoor Localization Competition Award, 3rd Place (Infrastructure-free Approaches): WiFi-based Indoor Localization System by Using Weighted Path Loss and Extreme Learning Machine, The 13th ACM/IEEE Int. Conf. on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), Berlin, April 2014.
o Guan Zhao Zhi Award at the 29th Chinese Control Conference for the paper “Mean Square Stabilizability of Linear Systems with Limited Feedback Data Rates and Markovian Packet Losses,” (co-authored with K. You), July 2010.
o Best Paper Award for the paper “Distributed consensus of multi-agent systems with finite-level quantization” (co-authored with T. Li, M. Fu and J. Zhang) at the 7th Asia Control Conference, Hong Kong, August 26-28, 2009.
o Best Student Paper Award for the paper “Optimal Filtering for Continuous-time Linear Systems with Time-varying Delay” (by W. Wang, H. Zhang and L. Xie) at the 6th Int. Conf. on Information, Communications, and Signal Processing, December 10-13, 2007, Singapore.
o Elected to Fellow of IEEE in Jan. 2007.
o Best Theoretical Paper Award for the paper “Robust Kalman filtering for discrete-time systems with measurement delay” (co-authored with X. Lu, H. Zhang and W. Wang) at the 6PthP World Congress of Intelligent Control and Automation, China, June 21-23, 2006.
o Changjiang Scholar award, Ministry of Education, P.R. China, 2006.
 
Fellowships & Other Recognition
Fellow of Academy of Engineering Singapore, Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of IFAC, Fellow of CAA