Brief Bio

Sheng-Guo Wang received the B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1967 and 1981, respectively, and the Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Houston in 1994.


Currently, since 01-01-2022 Dr. Sheng-Guo Wang has been granted the title Professor Emeritus. 

Before that, he was a Professor in Computer Science, College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) in 2021, a Professor in CCI as a PhD advisor for more than 10 years, and a Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology for a more long time, and has been a Graduate Faculty Member at University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC – Charlotte) since 1997.   He has the title of Professor of Computer Science, Professor of CCI, and Professor of COE, Electrical Computing Engineering Technology at the UNC Charlotte.  He joined UNCC in 1997.


Recently, he has been selected as Fulbright Awarded Senior Scholar of 2016 – 2017 to Hong Kong by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Boards (FFSB), which is the presidentially appointed 12-member Board responsible for supervising the Fulbright Program worldwide and approving selection of all Fulbright recipients.  He serves as a US Fulbright-PolyU Senior Scholar of 2016-17 at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.


He was a visiting professor at Pusan National University around 2009 Dec. to Jan 2010.  He was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU), the Texas A&M University System, and a member of the graduate faculty there from 1994 through 1997. He founded a communications lab there with the industrial support of $500K from Tellabs and Hewlett-Packard. He also received an Agilent Grant of $120K and established an Agilent communications lab at UNC Charlotte.


His research work has been supported in part by the NSF, NCDOT, Tellabs, Hewlett-Packard, Agilent Technologies, NASA, ARO, British Council, and China Railway, etc.


Currently, as the PI, he has run a new NC DOT funded projects (2018 ~ 2021).  Also, he was the PI for another three NSF projects completed just in June 2015 (1115564), May 2012 (0940662), and 2005 (0098275, UNCC part with UTD), respectively, and several more NC DOT projects (2012-2014, 2008-2010, 4-2015 ~ 8-2018, 4-2015 ~ 6-2019).


Since 1974, he has been the PI for numerous research projects. Since 1996, his research funding is more than $3M as the PI in the US.


His work background also includes Chengdu Railway Bureau, China; Southwest Jiaotong University, China; a British Council Visiting Scholar at the University of Strathclyde, UK; the University of Leicester, UK; the University of Houston, and Tellabs, USA, as well as Pusan National University (visiting professor), South Korea.


His current research interests include systems, control, circuits, modeling, robust control, structural control, networked control systems, intelligent control, AI, machine learning, model reduction, communications, GPS, computer networks, mathematical and numerical analysis, algorithms, and applications, etc.


He has served as a Session Chair/Co-Chair for international conferences more than 10 times (e.g., the IEEE CDC 1994, 2000, 2003, 2012; IFAC-WC 1999, ACC 2000, IEEE ICCA 2002; IEEE WCICA 2002, 2004, 2008; IEEE CCDC 2011; etc.).


He has served as a Program Committee member for international conferences more than 20 times, e.g., for Asia Control Conference 2022, IEEE ICCAS 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008 and 2007;  2011 ISC, 2009 ISC, 2008 ISC, 2007 ISC (MIT at Cambridge, MA);  2010 IEEE CCA;  2009 IEEE ISIC;  2007 CBGI; 2006 SICE-ICCAS;  2005 BISBLC (Bio-Inspired Systems and Brain-Like Computer) the 8th Joint Conference on Information Sciences;  2000 American Control Conference; and the SPIE Conference on Process Control and Inspection for Industry 2000.  In addition, he has been an Organizer of an Invited Session, titled “Current Directions in Civil Infrastructure Protective Control”, at the 2000 American Control Conference.


He has also reviewed numerous papers for various 30 journals and many major international conferences, e.g., for seven IEEE Transactions, 20 more other international journals, for conferences IEEE CDC, ACC, IFAC-WC, etc. Also, he is a Co-Guest Editor for a Special Issue on Information and Communication Technologies in Vehicle Navigation at the International Journal of Vehicle Information and Communication System (IJVICS), 2007~2008.


He has served as an Associate Editor for the ASME Transactions Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control (2008-2012).  He has also served as Associate Editor for the IEEE Control Systems Society –  Multi-conference on Systems and Control (MSC), 2010, and 2009. Currently, he has served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Control Theory and Technology (JCTT) since 2013.


He is the recipient of many prestigious academic awards, including

  • China National Science Conference Prize 1978    (One of the highest academic honor in China)
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar Award as Fulbright-PolyU Senior Scholar in Hong Kong 2016-2017
  • National 2015 High Value Research “Sweet Sixteen”  Award to his research project “Improvements to NCDOT’s Wetland Prediction Model” as the PI, a prestigious National Award by AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) Research Advisory Committee (RAC) 2015
  • British Council Scholarship Scholar, U.K., 1989-1990
  • Sigma Xi Research Excellence Award (University of Houston Chapter) 1994
  • Outstanding Faculty Award at PVAMU 1997
  • Best Session Paper Presentation Award at 2001 American Control Conference
  • Inventor for UNC Charlotte Invention, UNC Charlotte, 2001
  • and many other academic awards.


He is the inventor of 10 patents:  5 US patents (2006, 2007, 2007, 2010, 2018) and 5 China patents (2006, 2009, 2009, 2011, 2012).


He has published more than 100 peer reviewed papers in various professional journals and conferences, and been the inventor of ten patents. He has been a PI for numerous research projects since 1974. His membership includes IEEE, ASEE, ASME, Sigma Xi, and Tau Beta Pi. Currently, he is a Senior Member of IEEE since 1997.