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Dr Zhiwei Gao

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

EE David Zhiwei GaoDr. Gao joined Northumbria University in 2011, and was the MPEE PGR Programme Leader and is the Head of Electrical Engineering Subject.

Dr. Gao is currently the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, and IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. As a leading Guest Editor, he organised the special sessions ``Data-driven approaches for complex industrial systems’’, ``Real-time fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant control’’, ``Real-time monitoring, prognosis and resilient control for wind energy systems’’, and ``Advances in modelling, monitoring, and control for complex industrial systems’’ respectively in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (2013), IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (2015), Renewable Energy (2018) and Complexity (2019).

Dr. Gao is the senior member of IEEE, and HEA fellow.

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  • Engineering PhD June 30 1996
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015
  • Information not provided Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) 2011

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Advances in Modelling, Monitoring, and Control for Complex Industrial Systems, Gao, Z., Nguang, ., Kong, D. 27 Feb 2019, In: Complexity
  • Synchronization of Pulse-Coupled Oscillators for IEEE 802.15.4 Multi-Hop Wireless Sensor Networks, Zong, Y., Dai, X., Gao, Z., Busawon, K., Binns, R., Elliott, I. 21 Feb 2019, 2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2018 - Proceedings, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
  • Observer-based Fault Estimation and Tolerant Control for Stochastic Takagi-Sugeno Fuzzy Systems with Brownian Parameter Perturbations, Liu, X., Gao, Z., Zhang, A. 7 Feb 2019, In: Automatica
  • Time Synchronization of Pulse-Coupled Oscillators for Smart Grids, Zong, Y., Dai, X., Busawon, K., Gao, Z., Binns, R. 21 Jan 2019, 2018 5th International Symposium on Environment-Friendly Energies and Applications (EFEA), IEEE
  • Robust neural network fault estimation approach for nonlinear dynamic systems with applications to wind turbine systems, Rahimilarki, R., Gao, Z., Zhang, A., Binns, R. 17 Jan 2019, In: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
  • A Novel Fault Detection with Minimizing the Noise-Signal Ratio Using Reinforcement Learning, Zhang, D., Lin, Z., Gao, Z. 13 Sep 2018, In: Sensors (Switzerland)
  • Implementation of Timestamped Pulse-Coupled Oscillators in IEEE 802.15.4 Networks, Zong, Y., Luo, K., Dai, X., Gao, Z. 7 Sep 2018, 24th International Conference on Automation and Computing
  • Reinforcement learning–based fault-tolerant control with application to flux cored wire system, Zhang, D., Gao, Z. 1 Sep 2018, In: Measurement and Control
  • Condition monitoring for the quadruple water tank system using H-infinity Kalman Filtering, Rigatos, G., Serpanos, D., Siadimas, V., Busawon, K., Gao, Z., Siano, P., Abbaszadeh, M. 7 Aug 2018, In: MATEC Web of Conferences
  • Chattering-free discrete-time sliding mode control with event-trigger strategy, Wang, J., Gao, Z., Fu, Y. 18 Jul 2018, 2018 IEEE 16th International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN), IEEE

PGR Supervision

  • Yichuan Fu Start: 01/02/2016
  • Reihane Rahimilarki Start: 01/10/2017
  • Xiaoxu Liu Fault estimation and fault tolerant control with application to wind turbine systems Start: 01/10/2014


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