Zhijun Li         Professor, Ph.D.

Department of Automation,
University of Science and Technology of China, China.
E-mail: zjli@ieee.org


  • Ph.D. in Mechatronics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P. R. China (1999 – 2002)
  • M. Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, P. R. China (1996 – 1999)
  • B. Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, P. R. China (1992 – 1996)


  • Full Professor, Department of Automation, University of Science and Technology of China (2017-present)
  • Full Professor, College of Automation Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology ( 12/2011-2017 )
  • Visiting Professor, The Faculty Science and Technology, University of Macau (9/2015‐12/2015)
  • Visiting Professor, Italian Institute of Technology, Department of Advanced Robotics (7/2015‐9/2015)
  • Visiting Scholar, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing (1/2008‐ 7/2008)
  • Research Fellow, National University of Singapore, Electronics and Computer Engineering (11/2005 – 12/2006)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Electro‐Communications, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent System (6/2003 – 11/2005)


Distinguished Lecturer IEEE Robotics and Automation Society 2018
National Ten-thousand Talents Program China 2018
Distinguished Young Scientist Award Chinese Automation Association 2017
Toshio Fukuda Best Mechatronics Paper Award IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics & Mechatronics 2017
Best Associate Editor Award IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society 2017
National Distinguished Young Scholar National Natural Science Foundation of China 2016
Best Cognitive Robotics Award  IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics & Mechatronics 2016
Best Paper Award The 8th International Conference on Intelligent Robotics & Applications 2015
Best Conference Paper Award  IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation 2015
Steve and Rosalind Hsia Best Biomedical Paper Award The 11th World Congress on Intelligent
Control and Automation
T. J. Tarn Best Student Paper Award  The 11th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation 2014
Best Conference Paper Award  The 2012 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation 2012
New Century Talents Award Chinese Ministry of Education 2008

Professional Services

  • Founder & Co‐Chair, IEEE Technical Committee on Bio-mechatronics and Bio-robotics Systems, IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society
  • Founder & Co‐Chair, IEEE Techinical Committee on Neuro‐Robotics Systems, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
  • Senior Member, IEEE
  • Vice Chair, IEEE SMC Beijing Capital Region Chapter


  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (2016–present)
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Neural Network and Learning Systems (2015‐present)
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on System, Man and Cybernetics: Systems (2015‐present)
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Development Systems (2017.6‐present)
  • Associate Editor, IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica (2017‐present)
  • Editor‐at‐large, Journal Intelligent & Robotic Systems (2009‐present)
  • Associate Editor, IET Cognitive Computation and Systems (2018-present)
  • Associate Editor, Control Engineering, Chinese Version (2017‐present)
  • Guest Editor, IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica, 2016
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics: Systems, 2015
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letter, 2017
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Trans. Industrial Informatics, 2017
  • Guest Editor, Science China: Information Science, 2018
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Control Theory and Application (2013‐2016)

General Chair/Technical Program Committee

  • Program Chair, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics & Mechatronics(IEEE ARM 2017)
  • General Chair, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics & Mechatronics(IEEE ARM 2016)


Advanced Control of Wheeled Inverted Pendulum Systems Zhijun Li,Chenguang Yang, and Liping Fan Springer,
in Modeling and Control of Mobile Manipulators
Zhijun Li,Shuzhi Sam Ge CRC Press,2013
Intelligent Networked Teleoperation Control Zhijun Li, Yuanqing Xia,and Chun‐Yi Su Springer,July,2015

Selected Journal papers

    • Zhijun Li, Suna Zhao, Jiding Duan, Chun‐Yi Su, Chenguang Yang, Xingang Zhao, Human Cooperative Intelligent Wheelchair with Brain Machine Interaction Based on Shared Control Strategy, IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 22, no. 1, 2017, pp.185 – 195.
    • Zhijun Li, Chenguang Yang, and Etinne Burdet, An Overview of Biomedical Roboctics and Bio-mechatronics Systems and Applications, IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics:Systems, vol. 46, no. 7, 2016, pp. 869‐874.
    • Zhijun Li, Chenguang Yang, Chun‐Yi Su, Jun Deng, and Weidong Zhang, Vision‐Based Model Predictive Control for Steering of a Nonholonomic Mobile Robot, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 24, no. 2, 2016, pp. 553‐564.
    • Zhijun Li, Chun‐Yi Su, Liangyong Wang, Zitingng Chen, Tianyou Chai, “Nonlinear Disturbance Observer Design for a Robotic Exoskeleton Incorporating Fuzzy Approximation”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 62, no. 9, 2015, pp. 5763–5775.
    • Zhijun Li, Chenguang Yang, ChunYi Su, Shuming Deng, Fuchun Sun, Weidong Zhang, Decentralized Fuzzy Control of Multiple Cooperating Robotic Manipulators with Impedance Interaction, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, vol. 23, no. 4, 2015, pp. 1044 – 1056.
    • Zhijun Li, Yuanqing Xia, Dehong Wang, Dihua Zhai, Chun-Yi Su and Xingang Zhao, Neural Network based Control of Networked Trilateral Teleoperation With Geometrically Unknown Constraints, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, vol. 46, no. 5, 2016, pp. 1051 – 1064.
    • Zhijun Li, Shuzhi Sam Ge, and Sibang Liu, “Contact-Force Distribution Optimization and Control for Quadruped Robots Using Both Gradient and Adaptive Neural Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, vol. 25, no. 8, 2014, pp. 1460 – 1473.
    • Zhijun Li, Wang Yuan, Suna Zhao, C. L. Philips Chen, Peng Xu, “Brain-actuated Control of Dual-arm Robot Manipulation with Relative Motion”, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, 2017, DOI: 10.1109/TCDS.2017.2770168.
    • Zhijun Li, Bo Huang, Arash Ajoudani, Chenguang Yang, Chun-Yi Su, Antonio Bicchi, “Asymmetric Bimanual Coordinate Control of Dual-Arm Exoskeleton Robots for Human Cooperative Manipulations”, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 34, no.1, 2018, pp. 264-271.
    • Shuzhi Sam Ge, Zhijun Li, “Robust Adaptive Control for a Class of MIMO Nonlinear Systems by State and Output Feedback”, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 59, no. 6, 2014, pp.1624-1629.