Prof. Brad Yu

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Prof. Brad Yu received the B.Eng(Hon 1) from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore in 2004, and a PhD from the Australian National University (ANU) in 2008. Since then he has been with ANU Research School of Engineering and gained tenure in 2014.  From 2008-2010 his position was partly funded by an ARC Australian Postdoc Fellowship (now DECRA) and from 2011-2015 an ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship.  [He has also held various positions with other universities and institutes, including the NICTA (now D61@CSIRO); he was first offered a full/chair professorship by australian universities in 2015.] 

The large number of honors and recognitions he received include also an 2015 Australian Government's Endeavour Executive Award (did not take up), an 2010 ANU Top Supervisor Award, a 2006-2008 Asian Journal of Control Best Paper Award, a 2006 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad, a 2005 Australian Government's Endeavour Asia Award and an undergraduate scholarship from the Republic of Singapore. Since 2008, he has been awarded 4 ARC Discovery Projects and 1 LIEF grant totalling 2.78 million AUD and multiple industrial and international projects exceeding 6 million AUD. He is a coauthor of over 75 journal papers and over 120 conference papers and is a co-inventor of 6 patents granted in US, Canada and China. He has graduated over 12 PhD students, of those 3 are now tenured professors.

He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia (FIEAust) since 2015, a Senior Member of IEEE since 2010 and a member of Technical Committee on Networked Systems (TC1.5) of the International Federation of Automatic Control . He has served as a Subject Editor for International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control. He was an Associate Editor for Systems & Control Letters and IET Control Theory & Applications.


Primariy Areas
090602 Control Systems, Robotics and Automation;
010203 Calculus of Variations, Systems Theory and Control Theory
Secondary Areas:
080101 Adaptive Agents and Intelligent Robotics
091007 Manufacturing Robotics and Mechatronics

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