Shiyu Zhao

Associate Professor

Director of the Intelligent Unmanned Systems Laboratory 

School of Engineering, Westlake University, Hangzhou, China

Email: zhaoshiyu[AT]westlake.edu.cn

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Bio: Shiyu Zhao is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Engineering at Westlake University and the Director of the Intelligent Unmanned Systems Laboratory. His research interests lie in the theories of estimation, control, and reinforcement learning and their applications to intelligent robotic systems especially multi-robot systems and micro aerial vehicles. He is currently an Associate Editor for the journals of IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters and Unmanned Systems. He also serves as an Associate Editor for many international conferences such as IEEE ICRA, IROS, CDC, ACC, ICCA, and ICUAS. He is a member of the IEEE Control Systems Society Conference Editorial Board Committee. He was the UK Regional Chair of ICCA2018 and Program Chair of ICCA2019. His new textbook "Mathematical Foundations of Reinforcement Learning" will be jointly published by Tsinghua University Press and Springer Nature Press in 2024.

Shiyu Zhao received his BE and ME degrees from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2006 and 2009, respectively. He got his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 2014. He was a postdoc researcher at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and University of California, Riverside from 2014 to 2016. In 2016, he became a Lecturer in Aerospace Systems in the Department of Automatic Control at the University of Sheffield, UK. He joined Westlake University in 2019.