Some Selected External Funded Research Projects as the PI :
- NCDOT: Wetland and Stream Predictive Model Improvement, $379,927, 2018 ~2021.
- NCDOT: Improvements to NCDOT’s Wetland Prediction Model (Phase II), Total $420,392 (UNCC $224,783, Partner $195,609), 4-2015 ~ 6-2019.
- NCDOT: NCDOT Wetland Modeling Program: Development of Tidal Wetland Models using QL2 LiDAR, Total $322,749 (UNCC $199,803, Partner $122,946), 4-2015 ~ 8-2018.
- NSF: Collaborative Research: A Novel Method for the Performance Analysis of VLSI Circuits with Severe Parameter Value Variations due to Nano-scale Process, Total $400,000 (UNCC $225K, UT-Dallas $175K), 7- 2011 ~ 6-2015.
- NCDOT: Improvements to NCDOT’s Wetland Prediction Model, $287,189, 4-2012 ~ 8-2014. This research project has been awarded (selected and voted) for top Sweet 16 High Value Research projects 2015 across the Nation by The AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) Research Advisory Committee (RAC).
- NSF: Planning Visit: U.S. – Japan Research on Effective Fast Robust Control of a Precision Planar Motion Stage for Manufacturing and Instruments, 2009 – 2012.
- NCDOT: Determining Vehicle Miles of Travel (VMT) for statewide, county, urban and local areas, $194,309 (2008-2009: $96,760 + 2009-2010: $97,549), 2008 – 2010.
- NSF: Efficient and Performance Guaranteed Methods for Order Reduction and Analysis of VLSI Interconnect Circuits, UNCC part $160K, 2001 – 2005.
- Agilent Technologies: An AGILENT-HP and NSF Communications Lab at UNC Charlotte, $120K, 2000 – 2002.
- NASA/North Carolina Space Grant Consortium: Shuttle and ISS Robust Ride Quality Control via Robust Pole Clustering Control, 1998 ~ 1999
- Hewlett-Packard: PVAMU Communication Systems Lab – HP University Grants Program, $200K, 1996 ~ 1997
- Tellabs: Prairie View Communication System Lab Design, $300K, 1996 ~ 1997.
- British Council (SBFSS): Robust Control and Multivariable Root Locus, 1989 ~ 1990
- Chengdu Railway Bureau: Automatic Leveling and Lining Machine with Laser Guidance, 1976 ~ 1978 (Awarded)
- China Ministry of Railways & Chengdu Railway Bureau: Hot Box Detector By Infrared Ray, 1974 ~ 1976. (Awarded)
Inventor for 10 Issued Patents:
Five US Patents
Five China Patents
His current research interests include systems, control, machine learning, circuits, modeling, robust performance analysis, robust control, structural control, networked control systems, intelligent control, communications, GPS, computer networks, mathematical, and numerical analysis, algorithms, and applications, etc.