|Dr. Yuan F. Zheng|
Professor Yuan F. Zheng received his MS and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University, in Columbus, Ohio in 1980 and 1984, respectively. His undergraduate degree was received at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 1970. From 1984 to 1989, he was with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University, in Clemson, South Carolina. While at Clemson in 1986 Dr. Zheng invented the first Humanoid (Biped) Robot called CURBi in the U.S. Since August 1989, he has been with The Ohio State University, where he is Winbigler Designated Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Professor Zheng was the Chairman of the Department between 1993 and 2004, and was elected to IEEE Fellow in 1997. Professor Zheng received Presidential Young Investigator Award from President Ronald Reagan in 1986, and Research Awards from the OSU College of Engineering three times. From 2004 to 2008, Professor Zheng served on a part-time basis as Dean of School of Electronic, Information, and Electrical Engineering at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China.
Professor Zheng's research interests are on the fundamental issues related to two aspects. One is in video, image, and signal processing based on wavelet transform. Current efforts focus on wavelet for waveform studies, E-V localization, and human object tracking. The other is in robotics with current efforts on humanoid robots, mobile robots, and radiation-hardened robotics. His research activities have been supported by the National Science Foundation, DoD, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), other federal agencies, State of Ohio and industries. (see recent publications below).
From 1996 to 1999, Professor Zheng served as the
Vice-President for Technical Affairs of the
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.
Dr. Zheng has been an associate editor or on the Editorial Board of a number of journals including IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation,
Autonomous Robots, International Journal of Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing, International Journal of Intelligent Control and Systems,
Journal of Robotic Surgery, International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, Journal of Wavelet Theory and Applications, etc.
Dr. Zheng was the Program Chair of the IEEE International Conference on
Robotics and Automation which was held in Detroit, Michigan in May 1999, and was the Program Chair of
the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation again which was held in Shanghai, China in May 2011. Professor Zheng received
the Distinguished Service Award from the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society in 2004.
Dr. Zheng received the Best Paper or Best Student Paper Awards at International Conferences for a number of times including the Best Paper Award at the 2010 IEEE National Aerospace & Electronics Conference (NAECON2010) for his paper “Wavelet-modulated pulse for compressive sensing in SAR,” (co-authored with graduate students D. Xu, D. and R. Tongret, and collaborator Dr. Robert Ewing of AFRL). Professor Zheng also received the Fred I. Diamond Award for Best Technical Paper Published in a Referred Journal by the Air Force Research Laboratory in 2006, co-authored with his graduate student Dr. Eric Balster and Dr. Robert Ewing of AFRL.
Professor Zheng has published 300 papers in his fields of interests including two books and 97 referred journal papers.
The following is a list of selected publications in recent years.
Like to read interesting books and Sunday newspapers, work on robots and wavelets, and drive on highways.