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Recent Publications

  • Mark, Y. Xu, and B. Dickinson, “Consensus-Based Decentralized Aerodynamic Moment Allocation among Synthetic Jets and Control Surfaces,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Online August 2018.
  • Freese, and Y. Xu, “Multi-Phase Scouting Control of an Agricultural Field Robot with Reachability Analyses,” Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Online November 2018.
  • Mark, Y. Xu, and J. Gou, “Deposition Thickness Modeling and Parameter Identification for a Spray Assisted Vacuum Filtration Process in Additive Manufacturing,” the ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 139, Issue 4, 2017, pp. 041002.
  • G. Defterli, Y, Shi, Y. Xu, and R. Ehsani, “Review of Robotic Technology for Strawberry Production,” American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers – Applied Engineering in Agriculture, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2016, pp. 301-318
  • Shen, A. Mark, K. Thompson, Y. Xu, F. Liang, J. Gou, and B. Mabbott, “Thermal modeling and coefficient identification of shape memory polymer nanocomposites structure,” Applied Physics Letters, 106(8), 2015, pp. 081907
  • G. Basset, Y. Xu, and K. Pham, “Bio-inspired rendezvous strategies and respondent detections,” AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2013, pp. 64-73.
  • H. Shen, Y. Xu, F. Liang, J. Gou, and B. Mabbott, “Recovery torque modeling of carbon fiber reinforced shape memory polymer nanocomposites,” Applied Physics Letters, Vo. 103, 2013, pp. 201903.
  • Y. Xu, G. Basset, “Sequential virtual motion camouflage method for nonlinear constrained optimal trajectory control,” Automatica, Vol. 48, Issue 7, July 2012, pp. 1273-1285.
  • Y. Xu, G. Basset, “Virtual motion camouflage based phantom track generation through cooperative electronic combat air vehicles,” Automatica, Vol. 46, Issue 9, September 2010, pp. 1454-1461.
  • Y. Xu, M. Xin, J. Wang, S. Jayasuriya, “Hierarchical control of cooperative nonlinear dynamical systems,” International Journal of Control, Vol. 85, No. 8, 2012, pp. 1093-1111.


  • University of Florida, 2003 Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.)
  • 2002 Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.S.)
  • Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1999 Control Theory and Control Engineering (M.S.)
  • Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1996 Aircraft Design (B.S.)


nonlinear constrained optimization; dynamical system; cooperative system; robotic; smart materials; vision system.

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