Principal Investigator

Short Bio

Wenlong ZhangWenlong Zhang is currently an Assistant Professor in the polytechnic school at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Arizona State University. He directs the ASU Robotics and Intelligent Systems Laboratory (RISE Lab). His research interest lies in design and control of large-scale and networked cyber-physical systems, with applications to healthcare, robotics, and manufacturing. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering, M.A. degree in statistics, and M.S. degree in mechanical engineering, all from the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley). He is the recipient of Berkeley Fellowship for Graduate Study from 2010 to 2012, Best Paper Award in RTSS 2013, and Best Student Paper Award Finalist in DSCC 2015.

Academic Employment

  • Assistant Professor, The Polytechnic School, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Arizona State University, Aug. 2015 – now
  • Graduate Student Researcher, Mechanical Systems Control Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley, Aug. 2010 – May 2015


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley, May 2015
    • Dissertation: Design and Control of a Networked-based Rehabilitation System: A Cyber-Physical System Approach
    • Research Advisor: Prof. Masayoshi Tomizuka
  • M.A., Statistics, UC Berkeley, Dec. 2013
    • Emphasis: Machine Learning, Applied Probability and Statistics
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley, May 2012
  • B.Eng., Control Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, July 2010

Honors and Awards

  • Bisgrove Early Career Faculty Award, Science Foundation Arizona, 2016
  • Best Student Paper Award Finalist, 2015 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC), 2015
  • Best Paper Award, 2013 IEEE Real-time Systems Symposium (RTSS), 2013
  • Semi-Plenary Paper Award Finalist, 2012 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC), 2012
  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad, 2015
  • Henry Lurie Family Fund Fellowship, UC Berkeley, 2014
  • Qualcomm Undergraduate Experiences in Science and Technology (QUEST) Mentor Award, UC Berkeley, 2014
  • Department Tuition Fellowships, Mechanical Engineering and Statistics, UC Berkeley, 2011 and 2013
  • Berkeley Fellowship for Graduate Study, UC Berkeley, 2010-2012
  • Power Top-Off Award, UC Berkeley, 2010
  • Outstanding Graduate, Harbin Institute of Technology, 2010
  • Honorable Mention, Mathematical Contest in Modeling, 2009
  • National First Prize, Chinese Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling, 2008

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