Zeng Xiangrui

 

 Professor

Phone:

Email: zeng@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: connected and automated vehicles, connected vehicle network big data, optimal control



Professor Zeng was born in February 1987 and received his B.S and M.S. degree from Tsinghua University in 2009 and 2012 respectively. He received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 2016. Zeng worked for Ford Motor Company as a Data Scientist from October 2016 to December 2019. He worked as a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Robotics Engineering Department and the Mechanical Engineering Department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute from January 2020 to June 2021. In July 2021, Prof. Zeng joined the School of Mechanical Science and Engineering of Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Prof. Zeng’s research focuses on connected and automated vehicles as well as connected vehicle network big data analysis and applications. He has published more than 20 SCI/EI papers on journals and conferences including Applied Energy, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, and Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, etc. He has applied five U.S. patents (one of which has been granted). He is an associated editor for Mechatronics, and he served as a guest editor for IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics and International Journal of Vehicle Design. He is a reviewer for more than 20 journals and conferences including Applied Energy, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, and IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, etc. Prof. Zeng has organized multiple sessions in ACC, ASME DSCC, IEEE/ASME AIM, IEEE AI4I, MECC and SAE WCX. He is a member of the Technical Committee on Intelligent Control for the IEEE Control System Society, and a member of the SAE Automobile Electronics Activity.



Academic Degrees

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus OH, USA, 2016

M.S., Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2012

B.S., Vehicle Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2009



Professional Experience

Professor, School of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, 2021 -  present

Assistant Professor, Robotics Engineering Department & Mechanical Engineering Department, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester MA, USA, 2020 – 2021

Data Scientist, Smart Mobility Analytics, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn MI, USA, 2016 – 2019


Selected Publications

1. Xiangrui Zeng, Jae Hyung Lim, John W Schmotzer, and Amit Mohanty. Active route planning for active diesel particulate filter regeneration. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 234(7):1854–1868, 2020

2. Xiangrui Zeng and Junmin Wang. Worst-case relative cost optimal control for dynamic systems with finite admissible disturbance sequence sets. International Journal of Control, 2019

3. Xiangrui Zeng and Junmin Wang. Optimizing the energy management strategy for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles with multiple frequent routes. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 27(1):394–400, 2019

4. Xiangrui Zeng and Junmin Wang. Global energy-optimal speed planning for road vehicles on a given route. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 93:148–160, 2018

5. Xiangrui Zeng and Junmin Wang. A stochastic driver pedal behavior model incorporating road information. IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 47(5):614–624, 2017

6. Xiangrui Zeng and Junmin Wang. A two-level stochastic approach to optimize the energy management strategy for fixed-route hybrid electric vehicles. Mechatronics, 38:93–102, 2016

7. Xiangrui Zeng and Junmin Wang. A parallel hybrid electric vehicle energy management strategy using stochastic model predictive control with road grade preview. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 23(6):2416–2423, 2015

8. Xiangrui Zeng and Junmin Wang. A physics-based time-varying transport delay oxygen concentration model for dual-loop exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) engine air-paths. Applied Energy, 125:300–307, 2014


Awards and Honors

1. Finalist for the Tingye Li Award

2. MNTL Fellowship

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