Clark School Home UMD
ECE

ECE News Story

Alumnus Fumin Zhang promoted to full professor at Georgia Tech

Alumnus Fumin Zhang promoted to full professor at Georgia Tech


Alumnus Fumin Zhang (EE Ph.D. 2004) has been promoted to full professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering by the Georgia Institute of Technology.

As a student at Maryland, Zhang was advised by Professor P.S. Krishnaprasad (ECE/ISR). Zhang joined Georgia Tech in 2007, after completing a postdoctoral appointment in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University with another alum, Professor Naomi Leonard (EE Ph.D. 1994).

Zhang’s research program balances theory and applications. His interests are in the design and control of marine robots and mobile sensor networks, as well as cyber-physical systems theory with a focus on feasibility of control tasks on networked and embedded computing devices with limited power. His work on mobile sensor networks aims to answer the challenge of monitoring large areas in the Ocean and Atmosphere with limited sensing resources and limited power. He is interested in cyber-physical systems that integrates control theory, embedded systems and distributed sensing algorithms with real world applications constrained by environmental disturbances and limited power. His theoretical contributions are implemented on actual robots and sensor networks as distributed control and sensing algorithms.

Zhang was the recipient of  an ONR Young Investigator Program award for “Generic Environment Models (GEMs) for Agile Marine Autonomy” in 2010 and an NSF CAREER Award for “Feasibility of Control Tasks: Towards Control-Computing-Power Co-Design” in 2009.

Related Articles:
Alum Dimitris Tsakiris improves propulsion of robotic octopus
Alumna Naomi Leonard wins Hendrik W. Bode Lecture Prize
Alumna Jing Yang begins tenure-track position at Penn State
Alum Xiaobo Tan named 'Foundation Professor' at Michigan State
Alum Radha Poovendran named IEEE Fellow; department chair
Alum Xiaobo Tan developing robotic fish to 'stalk' real fish in the Great Lakes
Alumnus Vikram Manikonda named president and CEO of Intelligent Automation, Inc.
Twelve-day test with deer shows viability of animal-borne wireless sensor network
Galloway, Justh, Krishnaprasad publish chasing and flocking research in Proceedings of the Royal Society A
Alum Serban Sabau joins Stevens Institute as assistant professor

March 29, 2017


Prev   Next

Current Headlines

University of Maryland School of Engineering Announces Unprecedented Investment from A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation

FY 2018 Energy Innovation Seed Grant

Five Students Led by Jaffe Participate in the Semifinals and Finals of the International Space Solar Power Student Project Competition 

Khaligh Gives Expertise in Electric Vehicle Trends during Interview with DW News

Quantum Torque—Stronger Than Expected

Alumnus Profile: Christopher Chornay

14th ECE Fall Internship and Career Fair Attracts 45 Employers

Origin Wireless’s TRM Technology and Origin & Bot System Wins 2017 CEATEC Grand Prix Award

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar

Additional Resources

UM Newsdesk

Faculty Experts