Xiangnan Zhong


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Xiangnan Zhong is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Computer & Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Florida Atlantic University (FAU), Boca Raton, FL, USA. She received the B.S. degree in automation and the M.S. degree in control theory and control engineering from Northeastern University, Shenyang, China, in 2010 and 2012, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering from University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA, in 2017. From 2017-2019, she has worked as an assistant professor at University of North Texas, Denton, TX.

Dr. Zhong serves as the Chair of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Adaptive Dynamic Programming and Reinforcement Learning (ADPRL) Technical Committee (2021-Present). She is the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (TNNLS) from 2021 and the Guest Editor of IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications (2018). She has received the prestigious NSF CAREER Award (2021), the NSF CRII Award (2019), and International Neural Network Society (INNS) Doctoral Dissertation Award (2019).

Research Interests

  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Intelligent Control
  • Adaptive Control
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Networked Systems
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Robotics

Awards and Honors

NSF CAREER Award 2021

FAU NSF ADVANCE Summer Research Award 2020

NSF CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) Award 2019

International Neural Network Society (INNS) Doctoral Dissertation Award 2019