Dr. Youmin Zhang

Senior Member AIAA, Senior Member IEEE, Member CASI, Member ASME/CSME, Member AUVSI/USC


Phone: (514) 848-2424 x5225

Email: youmin.zhang@concordia.ca

Diagnosis, Flight Control & Simulation (DFCS) Lab.

Networked Autonomous Vehicles (NAV) Lab.

Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

& Concordia Institute of Aerospace Design and Innovation (CIADI)
Concordia University

1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8, Canada


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Publications

 

Research

 

Teaching

Group Members

Curriculum Vitae

Addresses

Assorted Links

Research Videos

ACC 2012 Workshop

ACC 2013 Workshop

ECC 2013 Workshop

CCC 2013
Workshop

CGNCC 2014
Workshop

IFAC 2014
Workshop

 

·         Download the Lab Brochure for DFCS and NAV Labs;   Poster presented at IFAC Safeprocess2015  (NEW)

·         Concordia NAV Lab YouTube Channel (Our Research Experimental Testing Videos)

·         Concordia News (2014-09-24): Intelligent machines to converge on campus


Click below to Read Following Stories/News:

·         1) Attracting students with cutting-edge technology (Quanser Inc.); 2) Four times the fun (Concordia Journal); 3) Quadrotor research takes off in ENCS (ENCS, CU)

·         A PhD position available for co-supervision with industry/government researcher working on GNC (Guidance, Navigation and Control). Canadian citizenship is needed for the position. Please contact me if you have interest on this PhD study opportunity. NEW!

·         Students (or Researchers) who are interesting in following research areas for PhD or MASc thesis work (or research work) are welcome to contact with me: NEW!

Ø Aircraft (fixed-wing and/or rotary-wing) off-line and on-line modeling and system identification for fault-tolerant control systems;

Ø Signal processing, image processing, and sensor fusion techniques for applications to forest fire monitoring and detection, pipelines leak detection, search and rescue, (maneuvering) target tracking using UAVs/UGVs/USVs/Satellites; machining monitoring; and human health diagnosis using brain/vision electrical signals etc.;

Ø Monitoring and self-healing control of renewable energy resources and smart grids.

·         Conference Call for Papers: The 2015 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS'15, http://www.uasconferences.com), Denver, USA, June 9-12, 2015.

·         Conference Call for Papers: The 10th International Conference on Intelligent Unmanned Systems (ICIUS'14, http://www.icius2014.org/), Montreal, Canada, Sept. 29-Oct.1, 2014 (Hosted by Concordia University).

·         Conference Call for Papers: The 2014 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS'14, http://www.uasconferences.com), Orlando, USA, May 27-30, 2014.

·         Youmin Zhang, Challenges, Opportunities, and Developments on Fault Diagnosis and Fault-Tolerant Control with Applications to Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Plenary Talk to be given at the 8th Chinses Conference on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety for Technical Processes (CSP13), in combination with 25th Chinese Control and Decision Conference (CCDC 2013), Guiyang, May 25-27, 2013 (http://www.ccdc.neu.edu.cn/).

·         Pre-Conference Workshop: “Health Management, Fault-tolerant Control, and Cooperative Control of Unmanned Systems, to be given by Youmin Zhang et al at the 2013 American Control Conference (ACC 2013), Washington, D.C., USA, June 16, 2013.

·         Pre-Conference Workshop: “Fault Diagnosis, Fault-tolerant Control, and Cooperative Control of Manned and Unmanned Systems, to be given by Youmin Zhang et al at the 2013 European Control Conference (ECC 2013), Zurich, Switzerland, Tuesday, July 16, 2013.

·         Youmin Zhang, Research and Development on Fault Diagnosis, Fault-Tolerant and Cooperative Control with Applications to Manned and Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Tutorial Workshop to be given at the 32nd Chinese Control Conference (CCC13), Xi'an, July 25-28, 2013 (http://ccc.amss.ac.cn/2013/en/workshops; http://tcct.amss.ac.cn/newsletter/2013/201301/).

·         The Fifth Symposium on Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technologies and Applications (SUAVTA)

Co-organized by Prof. YangQuan Chen and Prof. Youmin Zhang
as a part of
The 9th ASME/IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Embedded Systems and Applications (MESA’2013)
August 4-7, 2013, Portland, Oregon, USA (http://www.asmeconferences.org/IDETC2013/CallForPapersDetail.cfm).

·         Youmin Zhang, Challenges, Opportunities, and Developments on Fault-Tolerant Control with Applications to Autonomous Unmanned Systems, Semi-Plenary Talk to be given at the 2nd International Conference on Control and Fault-Tolerant Systems (SysTol13), October 9-11, 2013, Nice, France (http://www.systol13.org/).

·         Conference Tutorial: “Fault-tolerant Control and Cooperative Control of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) with Applications to Quadrotor Helicopter and Fixed-wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), given by Youmin Zhang et al at the 2012 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS'12), Philadelphia, USA, June 12-15, 2012.

Ø Workshop website at ICUAS’12: http://uasconferences.com/Program.htm

Ø Early registration at ICUAS’12 website: http://uasconferences.com/Registration.html due: May 15, 2012

·         Conference Workshop: “Health Management, Fault-tolerant Control, and Cooperative Control of Unmanned Aircraft, given by Youmin Zhang et al at the 2012 American Control Conference (ACC 2012), Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 26, 2012.

Ø Workshop website at ACC 2012: http://a2c2.org/conferences/acc2012/workshops.php

Ø Workshop website at Canada: http://users.encs.concordia.ca/~ymzhang/ACC2012_Workshop.htm

Ø Workshop website at France:  http://www.acc-12-workshop.cran.uhp-nancy.fr/home.html

Ø Advance registration at ACC 2012 Registration Site due: May 1, 2012

·         Organized/Invited Sessions at The 2012 International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA 2012), October 3-5, 2012, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Ø Unmanned Systems Technologies and Applications”, Organized by Profs. Youmin Zhang and Yaohong Qu (http:/www.icira2012.org/HomePage.aspx?cid=54)

Ø “New Development on Health Management, Fault Diagnosis, and Fault-tolerant Control”, Profs. Youmin Zhang and Didier Theilliol (http:/www.icira2012.org/HomePage.aspx?cid=54)

·         Invited Session on “Unmanned Systems Technologies and Applications” at International Conference on Intelligent Unmanned Systems (ICIUS 2012), October 22-24, 2012, Singapore (http://icius2012.com/icius2012/)

Study and Research Positions Available at Concordia University (Welcome to Apply!):

Please see the following web-links for Study and/or Research Positions available to apply. Please contact me if you are interesting in any one of these awards.

1)       NEW! Welcome to apply and contact me if you are interesting for applying MASc or PhD study at Concordia University (CU) with Recruitment Awards and other Awards available to apply at Concordia University http://graduatestudies.concordia.ca/prospectivestudents/funding/awardsforexcellence/

(Please note that only *September 2012 admissions (January 2013 may be considered at a later date) and those with CGPA 3.70 (i.e. 17/20) or greater in both Bachelor and Masters degrees* are to be considered at this time (if awards remain unallocated after September 2012 we can consider January 2013 admissions). Contact me if you are eligible and have interest for applying for one of these awards. Deadline for nomination to Department: May 8, 2012)

2)       Welcome to apply and contact me if you are interesting for applying PhD study at Concordia University (CU) under the agreement between CU and CSC (China Scholarship Council)! Click here to see details for application in 2012.

3)       Post Doctoral Research Fellowships (PDRF) 2013-2014

Government of Canada Awards - Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships
Applicants must be citizens of one of the following countries: Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Republic of Korea, Russia or Switzerland. 
For more information, visit: Government of Canada Awards - Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships (PDRF).
Application deadline: November 12, 2012. Fellowships have a value of C$36,500.

4)       Canadian Commonwealth Scholarships Program - Post Doctoral Research Fellowships
Applicants must be citizens of one of the following countries: New Zealand or United Kingdom.
For more information, visit: Canadian Commonwealth Scholarships Program - Post Doctoral Research Fellowships (PDRF).
Application deadline: November 12, 2012. Fellowships have a value of C$36,500.

5)       Canada-Mexico Awards - Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships
Applicants must be citizens of Mexico.
For more information, visit: Canada-Mexico Awards - Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships (PDRF).
Application deadline: November 12, 2012. Fellowships have a value of C$36,500.

6)       NSERC Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (PDF) Program

2012-2013 Banting competition is now open. Application deadline: November 2, 2012 (8pm EDT).

A Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship is valued at $70,000 per year (taxable), for two years.

Story on the three awarded banting-fellows at Concordia in 2012: http://www.concordia.ca/now/what-we-do/research/20120918/concordia-welcomes-banting-fellows.php

7)       NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships (PDF) Program

$40,000 per year for two years. Deadline for application is: October 15.

8)       PBEEE Doctoral (V1); Postdoctoral (V2); Short Term Research (V3) Awards at Concordia University: http://graduatestudies.concordia.ca/currentstudents/funding/fellowshipawardsapplications/PBEEE.php (Due on July 30, 2012 by Department)

9)       Tri-Council Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Due on Monday, September 12th, 2012 at Concordia University): See details at Vanier 2013-2014 Competition Information ($50,000 per year for up to three years; open to international students, Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents).

10)   全球受教育程度最高的10个国家 (第一名:加拿大) http://newstreenet.com/discuz/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=10359

11)   Canada and China collaborate on Science and Technology to foster jobs and economic growth, 12 November 2011.

12) 高校排名: 麦吉尔大学国内国际赢盛誉,康考迪亚大学在综合科目评比上排名加国第12 (2011-11-02 02:21:20, 魁省新闻)

13)   中国赴加留学签证获签率达80% (2011-10-19 侨报)

14) 2011留学加拿大利好政策频出 (20110726 来源: 哈尔滨日报)

15) UAVs make up nearly one-third of U.S. aircraft, Wired (9/1/12) Ackerman, Spencer and Shachtman, Noah.

16)   PhD and MASc Positions Available in 1) Machining Monitoring, Diagnosis and Prognosis in CNC Machines; 2) Estimation and Sensor/Data Fusion for Guidance, Navigation, Control and Target Tracking; 3) On-line Aircraft Modeling and Parameter Estimation under Failure/Damage Conditions; 4) Health Monitoring and Control of Turbine Engines; 5) Fault Tolerant Communication in Networks; 6) Real-time Control and Prototyping for UAVs; and 7) Fault Diagnosis, Fault Tolerant Cooperative Control of Spacecrafts/Satellites in Formation Flight.

17)   PDF, Ph.D, and MASc Positions Available in Fault Diagnosis, Cooperative Control and Fault Tolerant Control for Rotary and Fixed-wing Aircrafts and UAVs.

A Review Paper on “Fault Tolerant Control” for Your Reference:

1)       No. 1 in the “Top 10 Cited” and No. 6 in “Most Downloaded” (articles published in the last five years, checked first time on 2011-04-01) at Annual Reviews in Control:  Y. M. Zhang and J. Jiang, Bibliographical Review on Reconfigurable Fault-tolerant Control Systems, IFAC Annual Reviews in Control, 32(2), Dec. 2008, pp. 229-252.

Conferences Information:

1)       The Fifth Symposium on Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technologies and Applications (SUAVTA)  NEW!

Co-organized by Prof. YangQuan Chen and Prof. Youmin Zhang
as a part of The 9th ASME/IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Embedded Systems and Applications (MESA’2013)
August 4-7, 2013, Portland, Oregon, USA (http://www.asmeconferences.org/IDETC2013/CallForPapersDetail.cfm).

2)       The Forth Symposium on Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technologies and Applications (SUAVTA)

Co-organized by Prof. Youmin Zhang and Prof. YangQuan Chen
as a part of The 8th ASME/IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Embedded Systems and Applications (MESA’2012)
July 8-10, 2012, Suzhou, China (http://www.asmemesa.org).

3)       The Third Symposium on Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technologies and Applications (SUAVTA)

Co-organized by Prof. YangQuan Chen and Prof. Youmin Zhang
as a part of The 7th ASME/IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Embedded Systems and Applications (MESA’2011)
August 29-31, 2011, Washington DC, USA.

4)       The 4th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions & Technologies (SFFMT 2011)

Organized by Dr. Alfred Ng (CSA)
Held at Canadian Space Agency (CSA) in Saint-Hubert, Quebec, Canada, 18-20 May 2011.

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