BiosketchYangQuan Chen (SM '95 SrM '98) received the B.S. degree in industrial automation from the University of Science and Technology of Beijing, Beijing, China, in 1985, the M.S. degree in automatic control from the Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, in 1989, and the Ph.D. degree in advanced control and instrumentation from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore, in 1998. He is currently an Associate Professor of electrical and computer engineering at Utah State University, Logan, and the Director of the Center for Self-Organizing and Intelligent Systems. He is the holder of 13 U.S. patents in various aspects of hard disk drive servomechanics and one US patent on fractional order controller tuning.

He has published over 150 journal papers, over 20 book chapter papers, over 300 refereed conference papers, and more than 50 industrial technical reports. He has coauthored two research monographs "Iterative Learning Control: Convergence, Robustness and Applications" (with Changyun Wen, Lecture Notes Series in Control and Information Science, Springer-Verlag, 1999), " Iterative Learning Control: Robustness and Monotonic Convergence for Interval Systems" (with Hyo-Sung Ahn and Kevin L. Moore, Communication and Control Engineering Series, Springer-Verlag, 2007), and three textbooks "System Simulation: Techniques and Applications Based on MATLAB/Simulink" (with Dingy" Xue, Tsinghua University Press, Beijing, China, April 2002, 2nd Edition Feb. 2011), "Solving Advanced Applied Mathematical Problems Using Matlab" (with Dingy" Xue, Tsinghua University Press, August 2004, 2nd Edition Nov. 2008), "Solving Control Related Mathematical Problems Using Matlab" (with Dingy"Xue, Tsinghua University Press, November 2007),  "Linear Feedback Control: Analysis and Design with Matlab" (with Dingy" Xue, SIAM Press, Philadelphia, PA, 2007) and "Solving Applied Mathematical Problems with MATLAB" (with Dingyu Xue, CRC Press, Nov. 2008). His recent monographs are "Optimal Observation for Cyber-Physical Systems:  A Fisher Information Matrix Based Approach" (with Song, Sastry and Tas, Springer, July 2009), "Fractional Order Systems and Control: Fundamentals and Applications" (with MonjeVinagre, Xue and Feliu, Springer Advanced Industrial Control Series, Oct. 2010), "Optimal Mobile Sensing and Actuation Policies in Cyber-physical Systems" (with Tricaud, Springer, Nov. 2011) and "Fractional Processes and Fractional-Order Signal Processing" (with H. Sheng and T. Qiu, Springer Signals and Communication Technology Series, 2011). His forthcoming monographs are "Distributed-Order Dynamic Systems: Stability, Simulation, Applications and Perspectives" (with Z. Jiao and I. PodlubnySpringerBrief, 2012), "Fractional Order Motion Controls" (with Y. Luo, Wiley, 2012) and "Remote Sensing and Actuation Using Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles" (with H. Chao, IEEE-Wiley, 2012).

His current areas of research interests include: distributed measurement and distributed control of distributed parameter systems using mobile actuator and sensor networks, smart mechatronics and process controls, applied fractional calculus in controls, signal processing and energy informatics, multi-UAV based cooperative personal remote sensing and real time water management and irrigation control. Dr. Chen is an Associate Editor on the Conference Editorial Board of the Control Systems Society of the IEEE (since 2002) and an Associate Editor on the Instrument Society of the America Editorial Board for the American Control Conference (since 2004). He is the General Chair for IEEE/ASME Int. Conf. on Mechatronics and Embedded Systems Applications (MESA) 2010, Qingdao, China and served as Program Chair for the ASME/IEEE Int. Conf. on MESA, Las Vegas, NV, in 2007 and MESA09 San Diego, CA, 2009 and Program Co-Chair for the IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation for 2006 and 2007. He is the TC Chair for MESA under ASME DED," Chair for MES for IEEE ITSS, and a member of IFAC TC2.2. Dr. Chen is a member of AMAAWRAAUVSI,ASMEIEEE, and the American Society for Engineering Education.  He serves as an Associate Editor for ISA Transactions, IFAC MechatronicsActa Montanistica SlovacaFractional Calculus and Applied Analysis (FCAA)Fractional Differential Calculus (FDC),  ASME J. of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control and IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology (TCST). He is a Designated Editor for IFAC journal Control Engineering Practice (CEP) and a member of Editorial Advisory Board of An International Journal of Optimization and Control: Theories & Applications (IJOCTA).