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M. (Ming) Cao, Prof

Full Professor, Networks and Robotics / Chair, Discrete Technology & Production Automation / Director, Jantina Tammes School of Digital Society, Technology and AI

The research of Cao has been supported in part by the European Research Council (ERC), the European Union under its Horizaon 2020, Seventh Framework Program and INTERREG program, the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), and other international and regional funding agencies.

Current PhD students and their projects

  • Rafael Cunha, "Learning in large populations," 2018-2022
  • Emin Martirosyan, "Interplay between games and learning," 2018-2022
  • Lionel Newman, "Compassionate robots", jointly supervised by Dr. Marieke van Vugt at the AI Department and Dr. Susanne Tauber at the Management Department, 2019-2023
  • Bo Jin, "Learning and distributed optimization," 2019-2023
  • Kathinka Friewijk, "Games and population dynamics," 2019-2023
  • Zhiyuan Liu, "Learning for mobile autonomous robots," 2020-2024
  • Bangguo Yu, "Learning and robotic navigation," 2021-2025

Current Post Docs and their projects

  • Lorenzo Zino, "Stochastic network dynamics," 2019-2021

Former PhD students and their theses

  1. Weiguo Xia, "Distributed algorithms for interacting autonomous agents (2013, pdf)," first as postdoc at the School of Electrical Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden, now professor at the School of Control Science and Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China
  2. Hui Liu, "Cooperative control in complex multi-agent networks facing information constraints (2013, pdf)", associate professor, School of Automation, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
  3. Shuo Zhang, "Analyzing network dynamcis through graph partitioning (2014, co-supervised with Prof. Kanat Camlibel in the math department, pdf)," development engineer, Siemens Wind Power, UK
  4. Chen Wang, "Control and coordination of robotic fish (2014, pdf)," now assistant professor, Center for Software Engineering, Peking University, China
  5. Jianlei Zhang, "Coexistence of competing strategies in evolutionary games (2015, pdf)," associate professor, Department of Automation, Nankai University, China
  6. Hector Garcia de Marina Peinado, "Distributed formation control for autonomous robots (2016, pdf)", first as research scientist, Institute for Engineering and Systems Sciences (INSIS), Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile (ENAC), Toulouse, France, now assistant professor at the University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
  7. Pouria Ramazi, "Convergence analysis and control of evolutionary matrix-game dynamics (2017 with the distinction of Cum Laude, pdf)", post doc, Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada
  8. Qingkai Yang, "Constructing tensegrity frameworks and related applications in multi-agent formation control (2018, pdf)", assistant professor, School of Automation, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
  9. Hadi Taghvafard, "Modeling, analysis and control of biological oscillators (2018, pdf)", post doc, Devision of Systems Biomedicine and Pharmacology, Leiden University, the Netherlands
  10. Xiaoshan Bai, "Cooperative task assignment for multiple vehicles (2019, pdf)", post doc, Department of Cognitive Robotics, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
  11. Yuzhen Qin, "Distributed coordination and partial synchronization in complex networks (2019, pdf)," post doc, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Riverside, USA 
  12. Alain Govaert, "Network games and strategic play (2020, pdf)," post doc, Department of Automatic Control, Lund University, Sweden 
  13. Yuri Kapitanyuk, "Motion control algorithms for mobile vehicles and marine crafts (2020, pdf)", first as robotics software engineer, Oceaneering,  Utrecht, the Netherlands, now researcher at ICT center, TU Delft, the Netherlands
  14. Carlo Cenedese, "Multi-agent network games with applications in smart electric mobility (2021,pdf)", post doc, Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH, Zurich), Switzerland
  15. Liangming Chen, "Angle rigidity graph theory and multi-agent formations (2021,pdf)", post doc, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
  16. Weijia Yao, "Guiding vector fields for robot motion control (2021 with the distinction of Cum Laude, pdf)"
  17. Oscar Portoles Marin, "Uncovering the information processing underlying the interactions between brain areas (2021, pdf)", co-supervised with Dr. Marieke van Vugt and Dr. Jelmer Borst at the AI department, Research Software Developer, Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine, Jülich Research Center, Germany 
  18. Luke Gong, "Emergent dynamic behaviors in complex social and ecological systems (2022)", post doc, Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
  19. Xingwen Zheng, "Seal whiskers and MEME flow sensors (2022,  with the distinction of Cum Laude)", co-supervised with Dr. Ajay Kottapalli at ENTEG, post doc, School of Information Science and Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  20. Hamed Ayoobi, "Explain what you see: Argumentation-based learning and robvotic vision (2023, pdf)", jointly supervised by Prof. Bart Verheij and Prof. Rineke Verbrugge at the AI Department, post doc, Department of Computing, Imperial College London, UK

Former PostDoc associates

  1. Manuel Mazo Jr., "Event triggered control for wireless sensor networks," 2010-2012, now associate professor, Center for Systems and Control, the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
  2. Tao Liu, "Synchronization of heterogeneous complex networks," 2012-2013, now assistant professor, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  3. Chunyan Zhang, "Emergent behavior in complex networks," 2013-2014, now associate professor, Department of Automation, Nankai University, China
  4. James Riehl, "Algorithmic design and analysis for network protocols," 2013-2016, research scientist, Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
  5. Anton V. Proskurnikov, "Distributed control for network systems," 2014-2016, now assistant professor, Department of Mathematics, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
  6. Yu Kawano, "Analysis of data-driven nonlinear dynamic networks", 2016-2019, now associate professor, Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Hiroshima University, Japan
  7. Zhongqi Sun, "Learning and predictive control", 2018-2019, now assistant professor, School of Automation, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
  8. Mengbin Ye, "Social network dynamics", 2018-2020, now lecturer and Senior Research Fellow, Optus-Curtin Centre of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence, Curtin University, Australia

Former visitors

  • Wenwu Yu, "Consensus and flocking in multi-agent networks," 2009, at the time of visit was a PhD student at the Department of Electrical Engineering, the City Univeristy of Hong Kong, now professor at the Department of Mathematics, Southeast University, China
  • Wei Ren, "Distributed cooperative control," 2010, professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Riverside, USA
  • Haili Liang, "Stochastic stability of evolutionary games," 2013-2014, at the time of visit was a PhD student at the School of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China (Supported by China Scholarship Council)
  • Miguel Martinez, "Localization in mobile robotic teams," 2014, at the time of visit was a PhD student at the Department of Electronics, University of Alcala, Spain (supported by EU Erasmus Mundus Action Scholarship)
  • Yiwen Qi, "Event-based control for switched linear systems," 2015-2016, at the time of vist was a lecturer at the School of Automation, Shenyang Aerospace University, China (Supported by a joint project by NSFC and NWO)
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