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D3025 ( Jon Lilletuns vei 9, Grimstad )


Ph.D.   School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2006

    Professional Experience


    • Member of Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA)
    • Member of Agder Academy of Sciences and Letters
    • IEEE Senior member
    • Member of IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS), IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES), IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (SMC)


    • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
    • Associate Editor, Systems & Control Letters, ELSEVIER
    • Associate Editor, IEEE CSS Conference Editorial Board
    • IEEE CSS Technical Committee on Nonlinear Systems and Control
    • IEEE CSS Technical Committee on System Identification and Adaptive Control

    Professional Services

    • General Chair, 15th IEEE International Conference on Industry Electronics and Applications (ICIEA), Kristiansand, Norway, Nov 9-13, 2020
    • Technical Program Chair, 10th International Conference on Information Science and Technology (ICIST), UK, Sep 9-15, 2020
    • Special Session Chair, 46th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON), Singapore, Oct 18-21, 2020
    • Technical Program Co-Chair of International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems (ICAMechS),  2017
    • Invited Session Chair of ICIEA 2013
    • Member of Technical Program Committee of ACC, IFAC Workshops, IEEE ICIEA, ICICIP, CCDC, etc.

    Research interests

    Research Interests

    • Robotics and automation
    • Modeling, simulation and control of offshore mechatronics systems, crane, marine vessel, and industry robot
    • Control theory: adaptive control, nonlinear systems, multi-agent systems, industry network systems, time-delayed systems, non-smooth nonlinearities (hysteresis, backlash, dead-zone, quantization, saturation)
    • Drilling and well technology: MPD, pressure control, well control, kick/loss detection
    • Reinforcement learning control


    [B1] J. Zhou and C. Wen, Adaptive Backstepping Control of Uncertain Systems: Nonsmooth Nonlinearities, Interactions or Time-Variations, Springer, 2008

    [B2] W. Wang, C. Wen, J. Zhou, Adaptive Backstepping Control of Uncertain Systems with Actuator Failures, Subsystem Interactions, and Nonsmooth Nonlinearities, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis, 2017

    Courses and teaching

    • MAS508 Control Theory, Master program in Mechatronics, (2021-), Course coordinator and lecturer
    • MAS239  Feedback Control Systems 1, Bachelor program in Mechatronics, (2021- ), Course coordinator and lecturer
    • MAS306 Bachelor Thesis Mechatronics (2016-)
    • MAS500 Master Thesis Mechatronics, (2016-)
    • MAS107 Feedback Control Systems, Bachelor program, (2017-2019), Course coordinator and lecturer
    • MAS408 Analog and Digital Electro Technologies, Master program in Mechatronics, course (2016 - 2020 ), Course coordinator and lecturer


    Selected Projects

    • SFI Offshore Mechatronics, Leader of WP3 Robotics and Autonomy, funded by Research Council of Norway, 2017-2023. Role: Leader of WP3.  https://sfi.mechatronics.no/
    • RCN Researcher Project, "Collective Efficient Deep Learning and Networked Control for Multiple Collaborative Robot Systems (DEEPCOBOT)", funded by Research Council of Norway, 2020-2025, Budget: NOK 16 million from RCN (Toral: NOK 20 million). Roles: Project Manager and Principal Investigator. https://deepcobot.uia.no/
    • RCN INTPART project, "Indo-Norwegian collaboration in Intelligent Offshore Mechatronics Systems (INMOST)", funded by Research Council of Norway, 2020-2023, Budget: NOK 4.5 million from RCN (Toral: NOK 5.6 million). Roles: Project Manager and PI. https://inmost.uia.no/
    • RCN IKTPLUSS Researcher Project, "Data-driven cyber-physical networked systems for autonomous cognitive control and adaptive learning in industrial and urban water environments (INDURB)", funded by Research Council of Norway, 2018-2023, Role: PI. https://wisenet.uia.no/
    • Research project, "Cooperation control of industrial networked systems", funded by UiA, 2019-2022.
    • RCN STUD‐ENT FORNY project, "Drop-Tech", 2018, funded by Research Council of Norway, Role: Academic Supervisor. https://gcenode.no/news/students-receive-1-million-for-research/
    • RFF Agder Researcher Project, "Development of next generation of surface effect ship for offshore service operations", funded by the Reginal Research foundation of Agder and ESNA AS, 2016-2018
    • SFI Drillwell, Program 1 - Safe and efficient drilling process, funded by Research Council of Norway, 2013-2016
    • Industry Research Project, "Automated Well Control Systems (AWCS)", funded by Statoil, 2011-2014
    • RCN Petromaks Research Project, "MaxWells- Wells for Maximum Value Creation", funded by Research Council of Norway, 2008-2012
    • RCN Research Project, "Automatic Managed Pressure Drilling Control", funded by Research Council of Norway, 2007-2009

    Scientific publications

    • Zhou, Jing (2020). 15th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications. ISBN: 978-1-7281-5168-7. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). s 200.
    • Wang, Wei; Wen, Changyun; Zhou, Jing (2017). Adaptive Backstepping Control of Uncertain Systems with Actuator Failures, Subsystem Interactions, and Nonsmooth Nonlinearities. ISBN: 9781498776431. CRC Press. s 274.
    • Zhou, Jing; Wen, Changyun (2011). Backstepping Control, in Industrial Electronics Handbook: Control and Mechatronics. ISBN: 9781439802892. Tayler & Francis. s 22.
    • Zhou, Jing; Nygaard, Olav Gerhard Haukenes (2011). Decentralized Adaptive Sabilization for Large-Scale Systems with Unknown Time-Delay. ISBN: 978-953-307-559-4. IntechOpen. s 16.
    • Zhou, Jing; Wen, C (2008). Adaptive Backstepping Control of Uncertain Systems: Nonsmooth Nonlinearities, Interactions or Time-Variations. ISBN: 978-3-540-77806-6. Springer. s 241.
    • Zhou, Jing (2021). Next-generation Artificial Intelligence for Industrial robots.
    • Zhou, Jing (2021). Adaptive control of dynamic systems with quantization.

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