Professor Guoping Liu
























Qualifications:

BEng, MEng, PhD, CEng, FIET, FIEEE

School:

Engineering

Tel:

++ 44 (0)1443 654023

Fax:

++ 44 (0)1443 482514

Email:

Guoping.Liu@southwales.ac.uk

Room:

J417

Research Areas:

Multi-agent Control Systems
Networked Control Systems
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles
Industrial Advanced Control Applications
Nonlinear System Identification and Control
Intelligent, Adaptive and Robust Control
Condition Monitoring and Fault Detection
Multiobjective Optimisation and Control

Teaching:

Mechatronics — Automation and Control
Electrical Principles, Methods and Simulation
Final-year undergraduate projects

Education:

1989 – 1992: PhD, UMIST (now University of Manchester)
1982 – 1985: MEng, CSUT (now Central South University)
1978 – 1982: BEng, Central South Univ. of Technology (CSUT)

Empolyment:

2005 – present: Head of Research Unit, University of South Wales, UK
2004 – present: Professor, University of South Wales (formerly University of Glamorgan), UK
2000 – 2003: Senior Lecturer, University of Nottingham, UK
1999 – 2000: Principal Engineer, ABB ALSTOM Power, UK
1998 – 1999: Senior Engineer, ALSTOM, UK
1996 – 1998: Senior Engineer, GEC-ALSTHOM, UK
1993 – 1996: Research Fellow, University of Sheffield, UK
1992 – 1993: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of York, UK
1987 – 1988: Lecturer, Central South Univ. of Tech., PRC
1985 – 1987: Teaching Assistant, Central South Univ. of Tech., PRC

Memberships:

Fellow of the IEEE (2011-present)
Fellow of the IET (2009-present)
Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Automation and Computing (2004 – present)
Honorary Editor-in-Chief of the journal “Advances in Internet of Things” (2011 – present)
Member of the IFAC Technical Committee on Networked Systems (2005-present)
Member of the IFAC Technical Committee on EBFS (2011-present)
Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College (2003 – present)
Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics (2014 – present)
Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on NN & System Learning (2012 – 2013)
Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks (2009 – 2011)
Qianren Program visiting professor of Harbin Institute of Technology (2010 – 2013)
Changjiang Scholar visiting professor of Harbin Institute of Technology (2007 – 2010)
Hundred-Talent Program visiting professor of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2001 – 2005)
President of the Chinese Automation and Computing Society in the UK (2001-2002)
President of the Association of Chinese Engineers in the UK (1997-1999)
General chair of the UKACC International Conference on Control 2012, Cardiff, 2012
General chair of the 2nd Int. Conf. on Intelligent Control & Info. Processing, Harbin, 2011
General chair of the 4th IEEE Int. Conf. on Networking, Sensing and Control, London, 2007
General chair of the Chinese Automation and Computing Conference in the UK, Nottingham, 2001
Program co-chair of the UKACC Int. Conf. on Control 2008, Manchester, 2008

Projects (2004-):

Principal investigator for the following projects:

Consensus Analysis and Synthesis for Networked Multi-Agent Systems with Randomly Occurring Incomplete Information, funded by European Regional Development Fund, £187K, 2016-2019.

Development of Next Generation Energy Management Systems, funded by European Union Structural Funds and RUMM Ltd., £120K, 2011-2016.

To Develop Innovative Products for New Applications at the Forefront of Splicing Technology, funded by Technology Strategy Board, Welsh Assembly Government and GTW Developments Ltd., £107K, 2010-2012.

Modelling and Validation of Retrofit HGV Hybrid Systems, funded by EPSRC and Connaught Engineering Ltd., £86K, 2009-2012.

Refurbishment and Upgrading of Facilities of Two Control System Teaching Labs, funded by Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) and Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS), £72K, 2009-2010.

Fault prediction and reliability analysis of networked control systems, funded by The Royal Society and National Natural Science Foundation of China, £21K, 2009-2011.

Expansion and Upgrading of Power-train Research Lab Facilities for Advanced Control Technology of No-emission Vehicles, funded by Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) and Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS), £225K, 2008-2011.

Drive-by-Wire Steering systems for Niche Vehicles, funded by European Union Structural Funds (EUSF), Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) and 6 industrial companies, £268K, 2008-2010.

To research and develop a new asset maintenance and management software product, funded by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), Department of Trade Industry (DTI) and Mayer Brown Ltd., £100K, 2007-2009.

To research and develop a new hybrid PV and wind source renewable energy product, funded by Technology Strategy Board (TSB), Welsh Assembly Government (WAG), and Energy Equipment Testing Services Ltd., £99K, 2007-2009.

Control Strategies in Rotary Dryers Dealing with Vegetal Products, funded by European Commission 6th Framework Programme (FP6), 1.1M Euros, 2006-2008.

Advanced Hydrogen Hybrid Midi Bus, funded by Energy Saving Trust (EST) and 5 industrial companies, £430K, 2006-2008.

Development of Future Automotive Technology Mobile Test Rig, funded by European Union Structural Funds (EUSF), Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) and 4 industrial companies, £335K, 2006-2008.

Advanced Real-Time Computer Modelling and Control of Industrial PEM Fuel Cells, funded by Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW), £174K, 2006-2008.

Control of Networked Nonlinear Systems with Random Communication Delay, funded by Leverhulme Trust, £22K, 2006-2007.

Mobile Ad Hoc Sensor Networks Based on Multi-Robot Systems, funded by the Royal Society, £12K, 2006-2008.

Research and Development of New Capabilities in Transport System Modelling and Analysis, funded by Department of Trade Industry (DTI) and Mayer Brown Ltd., £163K, 2005-2009.

Development of a New Range of Wireless, Embedded Internet Based Products and Related Services, funded by Department of Trade Industry (DTI) and C&G Management Ltd., £130K, 2005-2008.

Investigation of Splicer Process Modelling Models Based on Novel Electronic Control Sequences for New Material Splicing, funded by EPSRC and GTW Developments Ltd., £70K, 2004-2008.

Internet Based Distributed Control of Biomimetic Robot Fish Systems, funded by The Royal Society, £18K, 2004-2005.

Co-investigator for the following projects:

Advanced Battery Modelling & Simulation Package (ABMSP), funded by European Union Structural Funds and YUASA (UK) Ltd., £120K, 2011-2016.

To deliver an electronic control system for the optimal splicing of technically advanced fibres, funded by Welsh Assembly Government and GTW Developments Ltd., £38K, 2009-2010.

UK-China Network: Intelligent Automation, Computing and Manufacturing, funded by EPSRC, £60K, 2004-2008.

Capital Equipment for Automotive Sector, funded by Walsh Development Agency (WDA), £90K, 2005-2006.

Publications:

More than 500 publications include
    8 books
    2 edited books
203 journal papers + 32 journal papers in Chinese
265 conference papers + 31 conference papers in Chinese
    3 invited book chapters
    9 reports