faculty profile

Yi Guo

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (RESEARCH INTERESTS: NONLINEAR CONTROL, AUTONOMOUS MOBILE ROBOTICS)
Building: Burchard Building
Room: 202
Phone: 201.216.5658
Fax: 201.216.8246
Email: yguo1@stevens.edu
Website
Education
  • Ph.D. 1999, University of Sydney, Australia, Electrical and Information Engineering        

  • M.S. 1995, Xi’an University of Technology, China, Electrical Engineering

  • B.S. 1992, Xi’an University of Technology, China, Electrical Engineering           

Research
  • Nonlinear control of multi-scale dynamic systems
  • Cooperative and autonomous mobile robotics
  • Control of nano-scale systems
  • Dynamics and control of networked systems
  • Power system dynamics and control
  • Please refer to Robotics and Automation Laboratory for more information.
General Information

Yi Guo joined Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology as Assistant Professor in August 2005. Before that, she was a visiting Assistant Professor in ECE Department of University of Central Florida.

Dr. Guo recieved her Ph.D degree in Electrical and Information Engineering in 1999 from University of Sydney, Australia. Her research was performed in the Dynamical Systems and Control Group. After her Ph.D, she worked as a postdoctoral reseach fellow in Center for Engineering Science Advanced Research, Computer Science and Mathematics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for two years.

Dr. Guo's basic research interests are mainly in nonlinear systems and control, cooperative mobile robotics. She has research experience in various projects in power system stabilization and decentralized control, multiple robot motion planning and navigation, and stability modeling and congestion control of computer networks. She's also interested in multidisciplinary areas including control theory, mechanical and electrical engineering, computer science, artificial intelligence, and operational research. Her research goal is to develop the mathematical foundations and computational tools for understanding and designing large complex systems, and to apply dynamic systems and control theory to modern engineering systems.

Dr. Guo is a senior member of IEEE, and Meeting Finance Chair of Conference Activities Board of IEEE Society of Robotics and Automation.

Professional Service

Associate Editor for IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Conference Editorial Board, 2010-present.

Member of IEEE-USA Government Relations Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee, 2008-present.

Meeting Finance Chair of Conference Activities Board, IEEE Society of Robotics and Automation, 2004-2009. 

Finances Advisor 2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Pasadena, CA, May 19-23, 2008.

Program Committee, 2006 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, The Grand Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan, Oct. 8 - Oct. 11, 2006

Program Committee, 2006 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, Luoyang, Henan, China, June 25 to June 28, 2006

Program Committee, 2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Orlando,FL, May 15-19, 2006.

Local Arrangement Co-Chair, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Orlando, FL, May 15-19, 2006.

Chapter Chair of IEEE Orlando Section, Chair of CS23/RA24/SMC28 (Control Systems/Robotics and Automation/ Systems, Man, and Cybernetics), 2004~2005; Section Secretary, 2005.

Independent Judge in the final national round of the 6th Internet Science and Technology Fair (ISTF), sponsored by University of Central Florida’s College of Engineering and Computer Science, National Medal of Technology Program, and Electronic Industries Foundation, April 2002.

Professional Societies

Senior Member of IEEE

Selected Publications
Conference Proceedings
  1. Y. Guo, Z. Wang, Z. Qu, and Y. Braiman. (2011). "Atomic-Scale Friction Control by Vibration", Proceeding of NSF CMMI Engineering Research and Innovation Conference. Atlanta, GA, Jan. 2011.
  2. Y. Guo, S. Zhang, H. Man, and A. Ritter. (2011). "A Case Study on Pill-Sized Robot in Gastro-Intestinal Tract to Teach Robot Programming and Navigation", ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 26-29, 2011.
  3. Y. Lu and Y. Guo. (2011). "Collective Motion of Planar Particles and Coupled Lasers", Chinese Control and Decision Conference. Mianyang, China, May 2011.
  4. Z. Wang, W. Zhang and Y. Guo. (2011). "Adaptive Output Consensus Tracking of a Class of Uncertain Multi-agent Systems", American Control Conference. San Francisco, CA, June 29 - July 1, 2011. pp. 3387-3392.
  5. W. Zhang, Z. Wang, and Y. Guo. (2011). "Adaptive Backstepping-based Synchronization of Networked Uncertain Lagrangian Systems", American Control Conference. San Francisco, CA, June 29 - July 1, 2011. pp. 1057-1062.
  6. W. Zhang, Z. Wang, and Y. Guo. (Dec 2010). "Robust consensus for uncertain multi-agent systems on directed communication topologies", IEEE International Conference on Decision and Control, Atlanta, GA.
  7. Y. Guo, W. Zhang and Z. Wang. (Aug 2010). "Directed motion of an atomic scale engine and stability analysis", Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, Toronto, Canada.
  8. Z. Wang, W. Zhang, and Y. Guo. (Sep 2010). "Robust consensus output tracking of multi-agent systems with directed communications", Proceedings of ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC), Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  9. H. Wang, Y. Guo, and Z. Dong. (Jun 2010). "Graph rigidity control of mobile robot networks", Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Conference on Control & Automation, Xiamen, China.
  10. Y. Guo, S. Zhang, H. Man, and A. Ritter. (Jun 2010). "Meeting the educational challenge in micro/nano-robotics for biomedical applications", Proceedings of ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky.
  11. Y. Guo and Z. Qu. (Dec 2009). "Stability of coupled oscillators using Frenkel-Kontorova model", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Kunming, China.
  12. Y. Guo and Z. Qu. (Dec 2009). "Stability of an AFM-based sliding system", Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Control & Automation, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  13. H. Wang and Y. Guo. (May 2009). "Synchronization on a Segment Without Localization: Algorithm and Applications", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Intelligence Robots and Systems, St. Louis, MO.
  14. Y. Guo, Z. Wang, Z. Qu and Y. Braiman. (Jun 2009). "Control of friction at the nanoscale through vibration", Proceedings of 2009 NSF Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  15. S. Zhang and Y. Guo. (Apr 2009). "Bio-inspired locomotion for a modular snake robot", Proceedings of SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing. 7321 73201E1-E10.
  16. Y. Guo and T. Tang. (May 2008). "Optimal Trajectory Generation for Nonholonomic Robots in Dynamic Environments", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Pasadena, CA.
  17. H. Wang and Y. Guo. (Jun 2008). "Consensus on Scale-Free Networks", Proceedings of American Control Conference. Seattle, WA.
  18. H. Wang and Y. Guo. (Jun 2008). "A decentralized control for mobile sensor network effective coverage", 7th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation. Chongqing, China.
  19. Y. Guo and Z. Qu. "Single Particle Dynamics and Control in a Sliding Nanocluster System", Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Decision and Control.
  20. Y. Guo, Y. Long and W. Sheng. (Apr 2007). "Global Trajectory Generation for Nonholonomic Robots in Dynamic Environments", Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Roma, Italy.
  21. W. Sheng, Q. Yang, and Y. Guo. (Oct 2006). "Cooperative Driving based on Inter-vehicle Communications: Experimental Platform and Algorithm", Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Beijing, China.
  22. Y. Guo and Z. Qu. (Dec 13-15, 2006). "Feedback Control of Frictional Dynamics", Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. San Diego, CA.
  23. Y. Guo and M. Balakrishnan. (May 2006). "Complete coverage control for nonholonomic mobile robots in dynamic environments", Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Orlando, FL.
  24. W. Dong, Y. Guo and J. A. Farrel. (Jun 2006). "Formation control of nonholonomic mobile robots", Proceeding of American Control Conference. MN.
  25. Y. Guo. (Feb 1-3, 2006). "Cooperative stabilization and tracking using Lyapunov theorem based methods", presented in the 6th International Conference on Cooperative Control and Optimization. Gainesville, FL.
  26. Y. Guo. (Jun 21-24, 2006). "Disturbance Attenuation of Uncertain Nonholonomic Systems in Chained Forms", Proceedings of The 6th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation. Dalian, China.
  27. Y. Guo. (Jun 25-28, 2006). "Decentralized Coordination Control for Formation Stability of Autonomous Robotic Systems", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, Luoyang. China.
  28. W. Sheng, G. Tewolde and Y. Guo. (Jun 25-28, 2006). "Distributed Robot-assisted Node Localization in Active Sensor Networks", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation. Luoyang, China.
  29. X. Wu, Z. P. Jiang, D. W. Repperger and Y. Guo. (Jun 25-28, 2006). "Enhancement of Stochastic Resonance Using Optimization Theory", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, Luoyang. China.
  30. W. Dong and Y. Guo. (Aug 2-6, 2005). "Dynamic tracking control of uncertain nonholonomic mobile robots", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Intelligence Robots and Systems. Edmonton, Canada.
  31. Y. Guo, Z. Qu and Z. Zhang. (Jun 2005). "Stabilization and tracking control of friction dynamics of a one-dimensional nanoarray", American Control Conference. Portland, Oregon. 2487-2492.
  32. W. Dong and Y. Guo. (Jun 2005). "Global tracking control of under-actuated surface vessel", American Control Conference. Portland, Oregon. 4351-4356.
  33. W. Dong and Y. Guo. (May 2005). "New trajectory generation methods for nonholonomic mobile robots", Proceedings of The 2005 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems. St. Louis, MO.
  34. Y. Guo, L. E. Parker and R. Madhavan. (Jan 2004). "Collaborative robots for infrastructure security applications", The 2004 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS'04). San Diego, CA. 235-240.
  35. Y. Guo. (Jul 2004). "Decentralized disturbance attenuation for large-scale nonlinear systems with delayed state interconnections", Proceedings of American Control Conference (ACC'04). Boston, MA.
  36. Y. Guo and Z. Qu. (Jul 2004). "A new TCP end-to-end congestion avoidance algorithm through output feedback", Proceedings of Asian Control Conference (ASCC'04). Melbourne, Australia.
  37. Y. Guo and Z. Qu. (Jun 2004). "Coverage Control for a mobile robot patrolling a dynamic and uncertain environment", Proceedings of World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation. China.
  38. J. Wang, Z. Qu, Y. Guo and J. Yang. (May 2004). "An analytical solution to mobile robot trajectory generation in the presence of moving obstacles", Proceedings of 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA'04).
  39. Y. Guo, Z. Qu and J. Wang. (Sep 2003). "A new performance-based motion planner for nonholonomic mobile robots", The 3rd Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems Workshop (PerMIS'03). NIST, Gaithersburg MD.
  40. Y. Guo, L. E. Parker, D. L. Jung and Z. Dong. (Nov 2003). "Performance-based rough terrain navigation for nonholonomic mobile robots", The 29th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON'03).
  41. Y. Guo and L. E. Parker. (May 2002). "A distributed and optimal motion planning approach for multiple mobile robots", 2002 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA'02). Washington D.C.. 2612-2619.
  42. D. J. Hill, Y. Guo, M. Larsson and Y. Wang. (Sep 2002). "Global hybrid control for large power systems", 4th Asian Control Conference, invited session. invited session "Trends in Nonlinear Control", Singapore.
  43. L. E. Parker, Y. Guo, and D. Jung. (2001). "Cooperative robot teams applied to the site preparation task", Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Advanced Robotics. 71-77.
  44. D. J. Hill, Y. Guo, M. Larsson and Y. Wang. (Aug 2001). "Global hybrid control of power systems", Proceedings of the Bulk Power System Dynamics and Control V. Japan. 374-394.
  45. Y. Guo, David J. Hill and Youyi Wang. (Jun 1999). "Robust decentralized excitation control of multimachine power systems", Proceedings of 1999 American Control Conference. San Diego, California. 3833-3837.
  46. Y. Guo, Z. P. Jiang and David J. Hill. (Jul 1-3, 1998). "Decentralized robust disturbance attenuation for large-scale nonlinear systems", Preprints of IFAC Nonlinear Control Systems Design Symposium. Enschede,The Netherlands. 872-877.
  47. Z. P. Jiang, D. J. Hill and Y. Guo. (1997). "Semi-global output feedback stabilization for the nonlinear benchmark example", Proceedings of the 4th European Control Conference. Brussels, Belgium.
  48. Y. Guo, D. J. Hill and Z. P. Jiang. (Dec 1996). "Global nonlinear control of the Ball and Beam system", Proceedings of the 35th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Kobe, Japan. 2818-2823.
  49. Y. Guo, D. J. Hill and Z. P. Jiang. (Dec 3-6, 1996). "Fuzzy dissipativity design for global disturbance rejection for the nonlinear benchmark problem", Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision. Singapore. 1249-1253.
Journals
  1. Z. Wang and Y. Guo. (2011). "A Unified Control for Pendubot at Four Equilibrium Points", IET Control Theory & Applications, Vol. 5 pp. 155-163.
  2. H. Wang and Y. Guo. (Mar 2010). "Synchronization on a segment without localization: algorithm, applications, and robot experiments", International Journal of Intelligent Control and Systems, 15 (1), 9-17.
  3. Y. Lu, Y. Guo and Z. Dong. (2010). "Multi-agent Flocking with Formation in a Constrained Environment", Journal of Control Theory and Applications, 8 (2), 151-159.
  4. J. Wang, Z. Qu, Y. Guo, and J. Yang. (2009). "A reduced-order analytical solution to mobile robot trajectory generation in the presence of moving obstacles", International Journal of Robotics and Automation, 24 (4), 2982-2997.
  5. Y. Guo, Z. Qu, Y. Braiman, Z. Zhang and Jacob Barhen. (Dec 2008). " Nanotribology and nanoscale friction: Smooth sliding through feedback control", IEEE Control Systems Magazine, 28 (6), 92-100.
  6. Y. Guo and Z. Qu. (2008). "Control of Frictional Dynamics of A One-Dimensional Particle Array", Automatica, 44 2560-2569.
  7. Y. Guo, Z. Qu, and Z. Zhang. (2006). "Lyapunov stability and precise control of the frictional dynamics of a one-dimensional particle array", Physical Review B, Paper ID 094118. 73 (9).
  8. Y. Guo. (2006). "Decentralized disturbance attenuation for large-scale nonlinear systems with delayed state interconnections", Journal of Control and Intelligent Systems, ACTA Press. 34 (2).
  9. X. Wu, Z. P. Jiang, D. W. Repperger and Y. Guo. (2006). "Enhancement of Stochastic Resonance Using Optimization Theory", Communications in Information and Systems, 6 (1), 1-18.
  10. Y. Guo. (2005). "Nonlinear $H_{\infty}$ Control of Uncertain Nonholonomic Systems in Chained Forms", The International Journal of Intelligent and Control Systems, 10 (4), 304-309.
  11. W. Dong and Y. Guo. (2005). "Global time-varying stabilization of underactuated surface vessel", IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 50 (6), 859-864.
  12. Z.Y. Dong, D.J. Hill and Y. Guo. (2005). "A Power System Control Scheme Based on Security Visualisation in Parameter Space", International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, 27 (7), 488-495.
  13. Y. Guo, W. Zhou and P. L. Lee. (2002). "H(infinity) Control for a Class of Structured Time-Delay Systems", Systems & Control Letters, 45 (1), 35-47.
  14. Y. Guo, D. J. Hill and Y. Wang. (2001). "Global transient stability and voltage regulation for power systems", IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 16 (4), 678-688.
  15. Y. Guo, David J. Hill and Youyi Wang. (2000). "Nonlinear decentralized control of large-scale power systems", Automatica, 36 (9), 1275-1289.
  16. Y. Guo, Z. P. Jiang and David J. Hill. (1999). "Decentralized robust disturbance attenuation for a class of large-scale nonlinear systems", Systems & Control Letters, 37 71-85.
  17. Z. P. Jiang, D. J. Hill and Y. Guo. (Jul 1998). "Stabilization and tracking via output feedback for the nonlinear benchmark system", Automatica, 907-915.
Book Chapters
  1. D. J. Hill, Y. Guo, M. Larsson and Y. Wang. (2003). "Global Hybrid Control for Large Power Systems", Bifurcation Control: Theory and Applications, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences, G. Chen, D. J. Hill, X. Yu (eds.), Springer-Verlag. 293.
  2. L. E. Parker, K. Fregene, Y. Guo, and R. Madhavan. (2002). "Distributed Heterogeneous Sensing for Outdoor Multi-Robot Localization, Mapping, and Path Planning", Multi-Robot Systems: From Swarms to Intelligent Automata, A. C. Schultz and L. E. Parker (eds.), Kluwer. 21-30.
  3. W. Dong and Y. Guo. (2007). "Formation control of nonholonomic mobile robots using graph theoretical methods", Cooperative Systems: Control and Optimization, D. Grundel, R. Murphey, P. M. Pardalos and O. Prokopyev (eds), Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems. 588 369-386.
  4. Y. Guo, L. E. Parker, R. Madhavan. (2007). "Collaborative Robots for Infrastructure Security Applications", Mobile Robots: The Evolutionary Approach, N. Nedjah, L. S. Coelho , L. M. Mourelle (Eds.), Studies on Computational Intelligencs, 50 185-199.
  5. Y. Guo. (2008). "Cooperative Stabilization and Tracking for Linear Dynamic Systems", Cooperative Networks: Control and Optimization, P. Pardalos, D. Grundel, R. A. Murphey and O. Prokopyev (Eds), Edward Elgar Publishing.
Courses
  • EE 602 Analytical Methods in Electrical Engineering
  • E 246 Electronics and Instrumentation
  • EE 478 Control Systems
  • EE 621 Nonlinear Control
  • EE 631 Cooperating Autonomous Mobile Robots
  • EE 575 Introduction to Control Theory