B.S. ​Xiamen University, Xiamen, China, 1983M.S. ​Chinese Academy of Space Technology, Beijing, China, 1989Ph.D. ​Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 1994

"Control theory finds a wide range of practical applications, such as heating and cooling systems, computer hard disk drives, and unmanned aircraft."

Zongli Lin, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Zongli Lin's current research interests include nonlinear control, robust control, and control applications. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (2001-2003), IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (2006-2009) and IEEE Control Systems Magazine (2005-2012). He was an elected member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Control Systems Society (2008-2010, 2019-2021) and chaired the IEEE Control Systems Society Technical Committee on Nonlinear Systems and Control (2013-2015). He has served on the operating committees of several conferences and was the program chair of the 2018 American Control Conference. He currently serves on the editorial boards of several journals and book series, including Automatica, Systems & Control Letters, and Springer/Birkhauser book series Control Engineering. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the IFAC, and a Fellow of AAAS, the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Students interested in PhD studies on the above topics are encouraged to contact him.

Research Interests

  • Control Theory and Applications
  • Nonlinear Control
  • Coordinated Control of Multi-agent Systems
  • Reinforcement Learning Control
  • Control Systems with Real World Constraints

Selected Publications

  • Control Systems with Actuator Saturation: Analysis and Design, xvi, 392 p, Birkhauser, Boston, 2001. T. Hu and Z. Lin
  • Low Gain Feedback, xvii, 354 p, Springer, London, 1998. Z. Lin
  • “Control of linear systems with saturating actuators,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 41, No. 3, pp. 368-378, 1996. A. Saberi, Z. Lin and A.R. Teel
  • “On asymptotic stabilizability of linear systems with delayed input,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 52, No. 6, pp. 998-1013,2007. Z. Lin and H. Fang
  • “On normal forms of nonlinear systems affine in control,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 239-254, 2011. X. Liu and Z. Lin