Zhihua Qu received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering
from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1990. Afterwards, he joined the
Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Central
Florida (UCF). From 1995 to 1997, he served as the assistant chair of the
department. From 1999 to 2004, he was the Director/Chair of the EE department
at UCF. He is currently a Professor and the Chair of ECE as well as the SAIC
Endowed Professor at UCF.
Dr. Qu’s research
interests include system theory, advanced controls, and their applications to
autonomous vehicles, smart grid, and other intelligent systems. He has
received a number of awards, authored three books, and published a number of
the papers in his areas of expertise. Currently, he is an Associate Editor
for Automatica, IEEE Transactions on
Automatic Control, and International Journal of Robotics and
Automation. Dr. Qu is a Fellow of IEEE.