Refereed Journal Publications (Since 2011)

Networked Systems, Self-organizing Microgrids, and Power Systems

  1. Towfiq Rahman, Ying Xu, and Zhihua Qu, “Continuous-Domain Real-Time ADMM Algorithm for Distributed EV Charging and Voltage Stability in Distribution Network,” IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, to appear, 2021.
  2. Youngjun Joo, Zhihua Qu, and Toru Namerikawa, “Resilient Control of Cyber-Physical System Using Nonlinear Encoding Signal Against System Integrity Attacks,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 66, no. 9, pp. 4334-4341, September 2021.
  3. Matthew Howard and Zhihua Qu, “An Optimal Kalman-Consensus Filter for Distributed Implementation over a Dynamic Communication Network,” IEEE ACCESS, vol.9, pp.66696-66706, 2021 (with typesetting errors corrected).
  4. Ying Xu, Zhihua Qu, and Toru Namerikawa, “Data-Driven Wide-Area Control Design of Power System Using the Passivity Shortage Framework,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol.36, no.2, pp.830-841, March 2021.
  5. Guanyu Tian, Qun Zhou, Rahul Birari, Junjian Qi, and Zhihua Qu, “A Hybrid-Learning Algorithm for Online Dynamic State Estimation in Multimachine Power Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, vol.31, no.12, pp.5497-5508, December 2020.
  6. Towfiq Rahman, Zhihua Qu, and Toru Namerikawa, “Improving Rate of Convergence via Gain Adaptation in Multi-Agent Distributed ADMM framework,” IEEE ACCESS, vol.8, pp. 80480-80489, December, 2020
  7. Youngjun Joo, Roland Harvey, Zhihua Qu, “Preserving and Achieving Passivity-Short Property through Discretization,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol.65, no.10, pp.4265-4272, October 2020.
  8. Deepalakshmi Babu Venkateswaran and Zhihua Qu, “A Passivity-Shortage Based Control Design for Teleoperation with Time-Varying Delays,” IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol.5, no.3, pp.4070-4077, July 2020.
  9. Roland Harvey, Zhihua Qu, and Toru Namerikawa, “An Optimized Input/Output-Constrained Control Design with Application to Microgrid Operation,” IEEE Control Systems Letters, vol.4, no.2, pp.367-372, April 2020.
  10. Takumi Shinohara, Toru Namerikawa, and Zhihua Qu, “Resilient Reinforcement in Secure State Estimation against Sensor Attacks with a priori Information,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol.64, no.12, pp.5024-5038, December 2019.
  11. Azwirman Gusrialdi, Zhihua Qu and Sandra Hirche, “Distributed Link Removal Using Local Estimation of Network Topology,” IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, vol.6, no.3, pp.280-292, July-September 2019.
  12. Chaoyong Li, Zhihua Qu, Donglian Qi, and Feng Wang, “Distributed finite-time estimation of the bounds on algebraic connectivity for directed graphs,” Automatica, vol.107, pp.289-295, September 2019.
  13. Azwirman Gusrialdi, Zhihua Qu and Marwan A. Simaan, “Competitive Iteraction Design of Cooperative Systems Against Attacks,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol.63, no.9, pp.3159-3166, September 2018.
  14. Hamed Valizadeh Haghi and Zhihua Qu, “A Kernel-Based Predictive Model of EV Capacity for Distributed Voltage Control and Demand Response,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol.9, no.4, pp.3180-3190, July 2018.
  15. Azwirman Gusrialdi and Zhihua Qu, “Distributed Estimation of All the Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors of Matrices Associated with Strongly Connected Diagraphs,” IEEE Control Systems Letters, vol.1, no.2, pp.328-333, October 2017.
  16. Azwirman Gusrialdi, Zhihua Qu and Marwan A. Simaan, “Distributed Scheduling and Cooperative Control for Charging of Electric Vehicles at Highway Service Stations,” IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol.18, no.10, pp.2713-2727, October 2017.
  17. Yun Liu, Zhihua Qu, Huanhai Xin, and Deqiang Gan, “Distributed Real-Time Optimal Power Flow Control in Smart Grid,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol.32, no.5, pp.3403-3414, September 2017.
  18. Larry Holloway, Zhihua Qu, and et al., “A Multi-Institutional Approach to Delivering Shared Curricula for Developing a Next-Generation Energy Workforce,” IEEE ACCESS, vol.5, pp.1416-1427, 2017.
  19. Yun Liu, Huanhai Xin, Zhihua Qu, and Deqiang Gan, “An Attack-Resilient Cooperative Control Strategy of Multiple Distributed Generators in Distribution Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol.7, no.6, pp.2923-2932, November 2016
  20. Hamed Valizadeh Haghi, Saeed Lotfifard, and Zhihua Qu, “Multivariate Predictive Analytics of Wind Power Data for Robust Control of Energy Storage,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol.12, no.4, pp.1350-1360, August 2016.
  21. Mohamed Al Hosani, Zhihua Qu, and Hatem Zeineldin, “Scheduled Perturbation to Reduce Non-Detection Zone for Low Gain Sandia Frequency Shift Method,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol.6, no.6, pp.3095-3103, November 2015.
  22. Hongwei Zhang, Zhongkui Li, Zhihua Qu and Frank L. Lewis, “On constructing Lyapunov equations for multi-agent systems,” Automatica, vol.58, no.1, pp.39-42, August 2015.
  23. Mohamed Al Hosani, Zhihua Qu, and Hatem Zeineldin, “A Transient Stiffness Measure for Islanding Detection of Multi-DG Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol.30, no.2, pp.986-995, April 2015.
  24. R. Jalilzadeh Hamidi, S. H. Hosseinian, S. H. H. Sadeghi and Z. Qu, “A Novel Approach to Utilize PLC to Detect Corroded and Eroded Segments of Power Transmission Lines,” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol.30, no.2, pp.746-754, April 2015.
  25. Mohamed Al Hosani, Zhihua Qu, and Hatem Zeineldin, “Development of Current Dynamic Estimator for Islanding Detection of Inverter Based Distributed Generation,” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol.30, no.1, pp.428-438, February 2015.
  26. Huanhai Xin, Yun Liu, Zhihua Qu, and Deqiang Gan, “Distributed Estimation and Control for Optimal Dispatch of Photovoltaic Generations,” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol.29, no.4, pp.988-996, December 2014.
  27. Zhihua Qu and Marwan A. Simaan, “Modularized Design for Cooperative Control and Plug-And-Play Operation of Networked Heterogeneous Systems,” Automatica, vol.50, no.9, pp.2405-2414, September 2014.
  28. Ali Maknouninejad, Zhihua Qu, Frank Lewis, and Ali Davoudi, “Optimal, Nonlinear, and Distributed Designs of Droop Controls for DC Microgrid,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol.5, no.5, pp.2508-2616, September 2014.
  29. Carlos Velezy, Zhihua Qu , Kuo-Chi Lin and Shiyuan Jin, “Design, Modeling and Optimization of an Ocean Wave Power Generation Buoy,” Marine Technology Society Journal, vol.48, no.4, pp.51-60, July/August 2014.
  30. Ali Maknouninejad and Zhihua Qu, “Realizing Unified Microgrid Voltage Profile and Loss Minimization: a Cooperative Distributed Optimization Approach,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol.5, no.4, pp.1621-1630, July 2014.
  31. Zhihua Qu, Chaoyong Li, and Frank L. Lewis, “Cooperative Control with Distributed Gain Adaptation and Connectivity Estimation for Directed Networks,” International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, vol.24, no.3, pp.450-476, February 2014.
  32. Ali Bidram, Ali Davoudi, Frank L. Lewis, and Zhihua Qu, “Secondary Control of Microgrids Based on Distributed Cooperative Control of Multi-agent Systems,” IET Generation, Transmission, and Distribution, vol. 7, pp. 822-831, August 2013.
  33. Chaoyong Li and Zhihua Qu, “Distributed estimation of algebraic connectivity of directed networks,” Systems & Control Letters, vol.62, no.6, pp.517-524, June 2013.
  34. Hongwei Zhang, Frank L Lewis and Zhihua Qu, “Lyapunov, Adaptive, and Optimal Design Techniques for Cooperative Systems on Directed Communication Graphs,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol.59, no.7, pp.3026-3041, July 2012.
  35. Ali Maknouninejad, Wei Lin, Hendra G. Harno, Zhihua Qu, and Marwan A. Simaan, “Cooperative Control for Self-Organizing Microgrids and Game Strategies for Optimal Dispatch of Distributed Renewable Generations,” Springer’s Journal of Energy Systems, vol.3, no.1, pp.23–60, 2012.
  36. Huanhai Xin, Z. Lu, Zhihua Qu, Deqiang Gan, Donglian Qi, “Cooperative Control Strategy for Multiple Photovoltaic Generators in Distribution Networks“, IET Control Theory & Applications, vol.5, no.14, pp.1617-1629, 2011.
  37. Huanhai Xin, Zhihua Qu, John Seuss, and Ali Maknouninejad, “A Self Organizing Strategy for Power Flow Control of Photovoltaic Generators in a Distribution Network,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol.26, no.3, pp.1462-1473, August 2011.

Autonomous Vehicles, Missile Guidance, Nano-particle Control

  1. Vatana An, Zhihua Qu, Frank Crosby, Rodney Roberts, and Vithia An, “A Triangulation-Based Coverage Path Planning,” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, vol.50, no.6, pp.2157-2169, June 2020.
  2. Wei Lin, Chaoyong Li, Zhihua Qu, and Marwan A. Simaan, “Distributed Formation Control with Open-Loop Nash Strategy,” Automatica, vol.106, pp.266-273, August 2019.
  3. Vatana An, Zhihua Qu and Rodney Roberts, “A Rainbow Coverage Path Planning for a Patrolling Mobile Robot With Circular Sensing Range,” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, vol.48, No.8, pp.1238-1254, August 2018.
  4. Made Widhi Surya Atman, Takeshi Hatanaka, Zhihua Qu, Nikhil Chopra, Junya Yamauchi, Masayuki Fujita,, “Human-enabled Motion Synchronization for Semi-autonomous Robotic Swarm with a Passivity-short Human Operator,” International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications, vol.2, no.2, pp.235-251, June 2018.
  5. Mark Snyder, Zhihua Qu, Richard Hull, and Richard Prazenica, “Quad-Segment-Polynomial-Trajectory Guidance for Impact Time Control of Precision-Munition Strike,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol.52, no.6, pp.3008-3023, December 2016.
  6. Moon G. Joo and Zhihua Qu, “An autonomous underwater vehicle as an underwater glider and its depth control,” Springer’s International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems, vol.13, no.5, pp.1212-1220, October 2015.
  7. Wei Lin, Zhihua Qu, and Marwan Simaan, “Nash Strategies for Pursuit-Evasion Differential Games Involving Limited Observations,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol. 51, no.2, pp.1347-1356, April 2015.
  8. Chaoyong Li, Zhihua Qu, and Mary Ann Weitnauer, “Distributed Extremum Seeking and Formation Control for Nonholonomic Mobile Network,” Systems & Control Letters, vol.75, no.1, pp.27-34, January 2015.
  9. Chaoyong Li and Zhihua Qu, “Distributed Finite-time Consensus of Nonlinear Systems Under Switching Topologies,” Automatica, vol.50, no.6, pp.1626-1631, June 2014.
  10. Wenyan Tang, Zhihua Qu, Xiaoping Fan, and Hui Long, “Nonlinear control and synchronization of a class of nonlinear coupled dynamical systems,” Journal of Control Theory and Applications, vol. 11, no. 4, pp.623-628, November 2013.
  11. Yi Guo, Zheng Wang, Zhihua Qu, and Yehuda Braiman, “Atomic-Scale Friction Control by Vibration Using Friction Force Microscope,” IFAC Journal of Control Engineering Practice, vol.19, pp. 1387-1397, December 2011.
  12. Wenyan Tang, Zhihua Qu, and Yi Guo, “Analysis and Control of Two-Layer Frenkel-Kontorova Model,” Chinese Physics Letter, vol.28, no.10, October 2011.
  13. C. Li and Z. Qu, Cooperative Attitude synchronization for rigid-body spacecrafts via varying communication topologyInternational Journal of Robotics and Automation, Special Issue on New Advances in Nonlinear and Optimal Controls of Robotic and Autonomous Systems, vol.26, no.1, pp.110-119, February 2011.

A Selected List of Earlier Journal Publications

  1. Jian Yang, Zhihua Qu, Jing Wang, K. Conrad, “Comparison of Optimal Solutions to Real-time Path Planning for a Mobile Vehicle,” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part A: Systems and Humans, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 721-731, July 2010.
  2. Yi Guo and Zhihua Qu, “Control of friction dynamics of an one-dimensional particle array,” Automatica, vol.44, no.10, pp.2560–2569, October, 2008.
  3. Zhihua Qu, Jing Wang, and Richard A. Hull, “Cooperative Control of Dynamical Systems with Application to Autonomous Vehicles,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol.53, no.4, pp.894-911, May 2008.
  4. Zhihua Qu, Jing Wang, Clinton E. Plaisted, and Richard A. Hull, “Global-Stabilizing Near-Optimal Control Design for Nonholonomic Chained Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol.51, no.9, pp.1440-1456, September 2006.
  5. Zhihua Qu, Richard A. Hull, and Jing Wang, “Globally Stabilizing Adaptive Control Design for Nonlinearly-Parameterized Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol.51, no.6, pp.1073-1079, June 2006.
  6. Zhihua Qu, “Robust state observer and control design using command-to-state mapping,” Automatica, vol.41, no. 8, pp.1323-1333, August 2005.
  7. Zhihua Qu, “Global Stabilization and Convergence of Nonlinear Systems with Uncertain Exogenous Dynamics,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol.49, no.10, pp. 1852-1860, 2004.
  8. Zhihua Qu, Jing Wang, and Clinton E. Plaisted, “A New Analytical Solution to Mobile Robot Trajectory Generation in the Presence of Moving Obstacles,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol.20 , no.6, pp.978 – 993, 2004.
  9. Zhihua Qu, “Adaptive and Robust Controls of Uncertain Systems with Nonlinear Parameterization,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol.48, no.10, pp.1817-1823, October 2003.
  10. Zhihua Qu, Curtis Ihlefeld, Yufang Jin, and Apiwat Saengdeejing, “Robust Fault-Tolerant Self-Recovering Control of Nonlinear Uncertain Systems,” Automatica, vol.39, no.10, pp.1763-1772, October 2003.
  11. Zhihua Qu and Yufang Jin, “Robust Control of Nonlinear Systems in the Presence of Unknown Exogenous Dynamics,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 48, no.3, pp.336-343, February 2003.
  12. Z.Qu and J.Cloutier, “A new suboptimal control design for cascaded nonlinear systems,” Optimal Control: Applications & Methods, vol.23, pp.303-328, December 2002.
  13. Zhihua Qu and Jainxin Xu, “Asymptotic learning control for a class of cascaded nonlinear uncertain systems,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 47, no.8, pp.1369-1376, August 2002.
  14. Zhihua Qu, “An iterative learning algorithm for boundary control of a stretched moving string,” Automatica, vol.38, no.5, pp.821-827, May 2002.
  15. Zhihua Qu, “Robust control of nonlinear systems by estimating time variant uncertainties,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol.47, no.1, pp.115-121, January 2002.
  16. Zhihua Qu, “Robust and adaptive boundary control of a stretched string on a moving transporter,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol.46, no.3, pp.470-476, March 2001.
  17. Chan Ham, Zhihua Qu, and Joseph Kaloust, “Nonlinear learning control for a class of nonlinear systems,” Automatica, vol.37, no.3, pp.419-428, March 2001.
  18. Haibo Jiang, H.Cai, J.F.Dorsey, and Zhihua Qu, “Toward a global decentralized control for large scale power systems,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems and Technology, vol.5, no.3, pp.309-319, May 1997.
  19. Zhihua Qu, E.W.Kamen, and J.F.Dorsey, “Continuous input-output robust tracking control of SISO continuous time systems with fast time-varying parameters: A model reference approach,” Automatica, An IFAC Journal, vol.33, no.4, pp.533-550, April 1997.
  20. Joseph Kaloust and Zhihua Qu, “Robust control design for nonlinear uncertain systems with an unknown time varying control direction,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol.42, no.3, pp.393-399, March 1997.
  21. Zhihua Qu, “Robust control design for nonlinear uncertain systems without generalized matching conditions,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol.40, no.8, pp.1453-1460, August 1995.
  22. Joseph Kaloust and Zhihua Qu, “Continuous robust control design for nonlinear uncertain systems without a priori knowledge of control direction,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol.40, no.2, pp.277-282, February 1995.
  23. Zhihua Qu, “Input-output robust tracking control design for flexible joint robots,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol.40, no.1, pp.78-83, January 1995.
  24. Zhihua Qu, J.F.Dorsey, and Darren M. Dawson, “Model reference robust control of a class of SISO systems,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol.39, no.11, pp.2219-2234, November, 1994.
  25. Hanqi Zhuang and Zhihua Qu, “A new identification Jacobian for robotic hand/eye calibration,” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, vol.24, no.8, pp. 1284-1287, August, 1994.
  26. Zhihua Qu and Darren M. Dawson, “Robust control of cascaded and individually feedback linearizable nonlinear systems,” Automatica, The Journal of IFAC, vol.30, no.6, pp.1057-1064, June, 1994
  27. Zhihua Qu, “Robust control of nonlinear uncertain systems under generalized matching conditions,” Automatica, The Journal of IFAC, vol.29, no.4, pp.985-998, July, 1993.
  28. Zhihua Qu, John F. Dorsey, John Bond, and James D. McCalley, “Application of robust control to sustained oscillations in power systems,” IEEE Transactions on Circuit and Systems, vol.39, CAS-I, no.6, pp.470-476, June, 1992.
  29. Darren M. Dawson and Zhihua Qu, “On the global uniform ultimate boundedness of a DCAL-like robot controller,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, vol.8, no.3, pp.409-413, June, 1992.
  30. Zhihua Qu, Darren M. Dawson, and John F. Dorsey, “Exponentially stable trajectory following of robotic manipulators under a class of adaptive controls,” Automatica, The Journal of IFAC, vol.28, no.3, pp.579-586, May 1992.
  31. Zhihua Qu, “Global stabilization of nonlinear systems with a class of unmatched uncertainties,” Systems & Control Letter, vol.18, no.3, pp.301-307, May, 1992.
  32. Darren M. Dawson, Zhihua Qu, and James Carroll, “On the state observation and output feedback problems for nonlinear uncertain dynamic systems,” Systems & Control Letters, vol.18, no.2, pp.217-222, April, 1992.
  33. Zhihua Qu and John F. Dorsey, “Robust tracking control of robots by a linear feedback law,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol.36, no.9, pp.1081-1084, September, 1991.
  34. James D. McCalley, John F. Dorsey, Zhihua Qu, James F. Luini, and James L. Filippi, “A new methodology for determining transmission capacity margin in electric power systems,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol.6, no.3, pp.944-951, August, 1991.
  35. Zhihua Qu, John F. Dorsey, Xinfan Zhang, and Darren M. Dawson, “Robust control of robots by computed torque law,” Systems & Control Letter, vol.16, no.1, pp. 25-32, January, 1991.