Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engr.
Phone: 814-871-5617
Office: Z 306
zheng003@gannon.edu

  • Biography
  • Courses Taught
  • Educational History
  • Professional Experience
  • Professional Societies
  • Publications
  • Scholarship/Research
  • Service

Biography

Dr. Zheng joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Gannon University in Fall 2009. Before joining Gannon, she had worked as an intern at Rockwell Automation during her Ph.D. study. Prior to that, she had been employed at Beijing Institute of Control Devices and had worked on various research and development projects for five years. Dr. Zheng's research interests include active disturbance rejection control and its applications, multivariable control and optimization, modeling and control of electric drives, and control of MEMS.

Courses Taught

  • GECE599: Electronic Systems Design & Integration
  • GECE592: Advanced Control Technologies
  • GENG588/ECE488: Modern Control Theory
  • GENG589/ECE489: Digital Control
  • GECE572/ECE472: Digital Signal Processing
  • GECE527/ECE327: Intro to Electric Drives
  • ECE333: Electronics II
  • ECE334: Electronics II Lab
  • ECE321: Electronics I
  • ECE322: Electronics I Lab
  • ECE246: Microprocessors
  • ECE247: Microprocessors Lab
  • ECE140: Digital Logic Design
  • ECE141: Digital Logic Design Lab

Educational History

  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cleveland State University, 2009
  • M.Eng., Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, 2003
  • B.Eng., Electrical Engineering, North China University of Technology, 1996

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania, 2009-present
  • Research Intern, Rockwell Automation, Cleveland, Ohio, 2007-2008
  • Research Assistant, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, 2004-2009
  • Research Scholar, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2001-2003
  • Engineer, Beijing Institute of Control Devices, China, 1996-2001

Professional Societies

  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers  
  • Member, Eta Kappa Nu Association

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  • P. Lin, D. Ye, Z. Gao, and Q. Zheng, “Intelligent Process Fault Diagnosis for Nonlinear Systems with Uncertain Plant Model via Extended State Observer and Soft Computing,” Intelligent Control and Automation, vol. 3, pp. 346-355, November 2012.
  • F. J. Goforth, Q. Zheng, and Z. Gao, “A Novel Practical Control Approach for Rate Independent Hysteretic Systems,” vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 477-484, International Society of Automation Transactions, May 2012.
  • W. Xu, L. Deng, Q. Zheng, and S. Frezza, “Constructing 3D Surface Models for Building Cushion Seats Using Stereo Visions,” pp. 31-37,  IEEE Potentials, March/April 2012.
  • Q. Zheng, L. Q. Gao, and Z. Gao, “On Validation of Extended State Observer through Analysis and Experimentation,” vol. 134, no. 2, pp. 024505.1-024505.6, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, March 2012.
  • Q. Zheng, L. Dong, D. H. Lee, and Z. Gao, “Active Disturbance Rejection Control for MEMS Gyroscopes,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 17, no. 6, pp. 1432-1438,  2009.
  • Q. Zheng, Z. Chen, and Z. Gao, “A Practical Approach to Disturbance Decoupling Control,” Control Engineering Practice, vol. 17, no. 9, pp. 1016-1025,  2009.
  • L. Dong, Q. Zheng, and Z. Gao “On Control System Design for the Conventional Mode of Operation of Vibrational Gyroscopes,” IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 8, no. 11, pp. 1871-1878, 2008.
  • Q. Zheng and L. Dong, “A Disturbance Rejection Based Control System Design for Z-Axis Vibratory Rate Gyroscopes,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I, Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, vol. 222, no. 1, pp. 23-30, 2008.
  • Q. Zheng, L. Dong, and Z. Gao, “A Novel Control System Design for Vibrational MEMS Gyroscopes,” Sensors & Transducers Journal, vol. 78, no. 4, pp. 1073-1082, 2007.
  • Q. Zheng and Z. Gao, “Motion Control Design Optimization: Problem and Solutions,” International Journal of Intelligent Control and Systems, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 269-276, 2006.
  • J. X. Xu, S. K. Panda, and Q. Zheng, “Multiobjective Optimization of Current Waveforms for Switched Reluctance Motors by Genetic Algorithm,” International Journal of Modeling and Simulation, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 161-167, 2004.
     

Peer Reviewed Conference Papers

  • Q. Zheng, A. Daluom, W. Xu, and Y. Zheng “Reduced-Order Active Disturbance Rejection Control for Multivariable Chemical Processes,” Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, October 7-11, 2012.
  • Q. Zheng and Z. Gao, “An Energy Saving, Factory-Validated Disturbance Decoupling Control Design for Extrusion Processes,” Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, pp. 2891–2896, Beijing, China, July 6-8, 2012.
  • W. Xu, L. Deng, Q. Zheng, “Annotating Resources in Sequence Diagrams for Testing Web Security,” Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Information Technology - New Generations, pp. 873-874, Las Vegas, April 16-18, 2012.
  • Q. Zheng,  R. Sundaram, and F. Mak, “Work in Progress: Design and Delivery of the Graduate Course on Electronic Systems Integration,” Proceedings of the 41st ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, T2J-1-T2J-2, Rapid City, South Dakota, October 12 - 15, 2011.
  • Q. Zheng, K. Chedalla, W. Xu, and L. Wu, “Reduced-Order Active Disturbance Rejection Control for Induction Motors,” Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Control Applications, Part of 2011 IEEE Multi-conference on Systems and Control, pp. 1139-1144, Denver, Colorado, USA, September 28-30, 2011.
  • Q. Zheng and Z. Gao, “Disturbance Rejection in MEMS Gyroscope: Problems and Solutions,” Proceedings of the 30th Chinese Control Conference, pp. 6334-6339, Yantai, Shandong, China, July 22-24, 2011.
  • R. Kotina, Q. Zheng, A. J. van den Bogert, and Z. Gao, “Active Disturbance Rejection Control for Human Postural Sway,” Proceedings of American Control Conference, pp. 4081-4086, San Francisco, California, USA, June 29 - July 1, 2011.
  • Q. Zheng and R. Sundaram, “Integrated Stem-Based Projects to Inspire K-12 Students to Pursue Undergraduate Degree Programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering,” Proceedings of the 2011 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC, Canada,  June 26 - 29, 2011.
  • Q. Zheng and F. J. Goforth, “An Active Disturbance Rejection Based Control Approach for Hysteretic Systems,” Proceedings of the 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 3748-3753, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, December 15-17, 2010.
  • W. Xu, B. Luebbert, S. Frezza, Q. Zheng, and T. Dinner, “Visual Manipulation for Grid-Based 3D Surface Models,” Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, pp. 1197-1202, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, November 7-10, 2010.
  • Q. Zheng and Z. Gao, “On Practical Applications of Active Disturbance Rejection Control,” Proceedings of the 29th Chinese Control Conference, pp. 6095-6100, Beijing, China, July 29-31, 2010.
  • R. Sundaram and Q. Zheng, “Stem-Based Projects to Integrate the Undergraduate Electrical and Computer Engineering Program with the K-12 Stem curriculum,” Proceedings of the 2010 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, June 20-23, 2010.
  • Q. Zheng, L. Dong, D. H. Lee, and Z. Gao, “Active Disturbance Rejection Control for MEMS gyroscopes,” Proceedings of American Control Conference, pp. 4425-4430, Seattle, Washington, USA, June 11-13, 2008.
  • L. Dong, Q. Zheng, and D. Avanesov, “The Design and Implementation of Driving Mode Control for Vibrational Gyroscopes,” Proceedings of American Control Conference, pp. 4419-4424, Seattle, Washington, USA, June 11-13, 2008.
  • Q. Zheng, L. Q. Gao, and Z. Gao, “On Stability Analysis of Active Disturbance Rejection Control for Nonlinear Time-Varying Plants with Unknown Dynamics,” Proceedings of the 46th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 3501-3506, New Orleans, LA, USA, December 12-14, 2007.
  • Q. Zheng, L. Q. Gao, and Z. Gao, “On Estimation of Plant Dynamics and Disturbance from Input-Output Data in Real Time,” Proceedings of the 16th IEEE International Conference on Control Applications, Part of IEEE Multi-conference on Systems and Control, pp. 1167-1172, Singapore, October 1-3, 2007.
  • Z. Chen, Q. Zheng, and Z. Gao, “Active Disturbance Rejection Control of Chemical Processes,” Proceedings of the 16th IEEE International Conference on Control Applications, Part of IEEE Multi-conference on Systems and Control, pp. 855-861, Singapore, October 1-3, 2007.
  • Q. Zheng, L. Dong, and Z. Gao, “Control and Rotation Rate Estimation of Vibrational MEMS Gyroscopes,” Proceedings of the 16th IEEE International Conference on Control Applications, Part of IEEE Multi-conference on Systems and Control, pp. 118-123, Singapore, October 1-3, 2007.
  • Q. Zheng, Z. Chen, and Z. Gao, “A Dynamic Decoupling Control Approach and Its Applications to Chemical Processes,” Proceedings of American Control Conference, pp. 5176-5181, New York City, USA, July 11-13, 2007.
  • L. Dong, Q. Zheng, and Z. Gao, “A Novel Oscillation Controller for Vibrational MEMS Gyroscopes,” Proceedings of American Control Conference, pp. 3204-3209, New York City, USA, July 11-13, 2007.
  • Q. Zheng and L. Dong, “A Disturbance Rejection Based Control System Design for Z-Axis Vibratory Rate Gyroscopes,” Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation, pp. 2105-2110,  Guangzhong, China, May 30 - June 1, 2007.
  • Q. Zheng, “Decoupling Control Solutions for Chemical Processes,” Proceedings of the 52nd International Instrumentation Symposium, ISA vol. 467, Cleveland, OH, USA, May 7-11, 2006.
  • S. K. Sahoo, Q. Zheng, S. K. Panda, and J. X. Xu, “Model-Based Torque Estimator for Switched Reluctance Motors,” Proceedings of International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems, pp. 959-963, Singapore, November 17-20, 2003.
  • J. X. Xu, S. K. Panda, and Q. Zheng, “Multi-Objective Optimization of Current Waveforms for Switched Reluctance Motors by Genetic Algorithm,” Proceedings of IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, vol. 2, pp. 1860 –1865, Hawaiian, USA, May 12-17, 2002.
  • J. X. Xu, S. K. Panda, and Q. Zheng, “Genetic Algorithm Based Optimization of Current Waveforms for Switched Reluctance Motors,” Proceedings of International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, pp. 260-265, Singapore, November 28-30, 2001.

Scholarship/Research

Research Areas:

  • Active disturbance rejection control and its applications
  • Multivariable Control and Optimization
  • Control of MEMS
  • Modeling and control of electric drives

Service

• Associate Editor for American Control Conference, 2007-present
• Member of Editorial Board for Journal of Computational Mathematics and Optimization, 2011-present
• Reviewer for peer-reviewed journals and conferences
   - Aerospace Science and Technology
   - ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control
   - Asian Journal of Control
   - Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science
   - Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control
   - Journal of Process Control
   - Control Engineering Practice
   - Automatica
   - IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering
   - IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
   - The International Society of Automation Transactions 
   - IEEE Transactions on Industrial Applications
   - World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation
   - Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
   - IEEE Multi-conference on Systems and Control
   - IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
   - American Control Conference
   - American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition
   - IEEE/ASEE Frontiers in Education
• Chair of Academic Affair Committee for College of Engineering and Business, Gannon University, 2012-2013
• Member of Academic Affair Committee for College of Engineering and Business, Gannon University, 2011-present
• Member of Liberal Studies Committee, Gannon University, 2010-present
• Faculty Mentor, Erie County 4-H Robot Program, 2010
• Faculty Advisor of IEEE-HKN Iota Nu Chapter, 2009-present