Sze Zheng Yong

Associate Professor,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Contact

Office

  • 355 SN

Research Focus

Control, estimation, identification and analysis of autonomous, robotic and cyber-physical systems

Education

  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010

Honors & Awards

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Early Career Faculty Award 2020
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award 2020
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award 2018

Research Overview

Control, estimation, identification and analysis of autonomous, robotic and cyber-physical systems

Selected Research Projects

  • Coordinated Multi-Robot-Chain for Terrain Estimation and Exploration
    • – PI, Early Career Faculty Award, NASA, 2020
  • CAREER: Towards Non-Conservative Learning-Aided Robustness for Cyber-Physical Safety and Security
    • – PI, National Science Foundation, 2020
  • Identification and Estimation of Swarm Intent via Partitions of System Dynamics
    • – PI, Young Faculty Award, DARPA, 2018

Selected Publications

  • Liu, C., Shen, Q., Niu, R. and Yong, S.Z. \Integrated Passive-Active Model Identication
    with Tunable Model Discrimination for Ane Discrete-Time Systems.” IEEE Control Systems Letters, 2022, doi: 10.1109/LCSYS.2021.3135029.
  • Niu, R., Hassaan, S.M., Yang, L., Jin, Z. and Yong, S.Z. \Model Discrimination of Switched Nonlinear Systems with Temporal Logic-Constrained Switching.” IEEE Control Systems Letters, vol. 6, pp. 151-156, 2022.
  • Hassaan, S.M., Shen, Q., and Yong, S.Z. \Equalized Recovery State Estimators for Linear Systems with Delayed and Missing Observations.” IEEE Control Systems Letters, vol. 6, pp. 85-90, 2022.
  • Khajenejad, M., Jin, Z. and Yong, S.Z. \State and Unknown Terrain Estimation for Planetary Rovers via Interval Observers.” Advanced Intelligent Systems, 2100040, 2021 (Invited Paper).
  • Huang, Y., Yong, S.Z. and Chen, Y. \Safety Control of Autonomous Ground Vehicles Using Control-Dependent Barrier Functions.” IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 699-710, 2021
Sze Zheng Yong

Faculty

Sep 29, 2022

Yong Receives ONR YIP for the Coordination of Autonomous Swarms

MIE Associate Professor Sze Zheng Yong was awarded an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program Award for “Distributed Coordination of Autonomous Swarms with Limited or Absent Communication and Intermittent Data.”

Sze Zheng Yong

Faculty

Aug 17, 2022

New Faculty Spotlight: Sze Zheng Yong

Sze Zheng Yong joins the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department in August 2022 as an Associate Professor.

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