Erfu Yang

Lecturer A

Personal Statement

Dr Erfu Yang received his Ph.D. degree in Robotics in the interdisciplinary area of Robotics and Autonomous Systems from the University of Essex, Colchester, UK, within the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering. He received his B.E. and M.E. degrees in the field of aerospace propulsion theory and engineering(within Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering disciplines) from the School of Space Technology, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China.
His main research interests include robotics, autonomous systems, manufacturing automation, space mechatronics, computer vision, nonlinear control, system modelling and simulation, condition monitoring, signal processing, fault diagnosis, multi-agent reinforcement learning, fuzzy logic, neural networks, bio-inspired optimization algorithms, wireless sensor networks, multi-objective optimizations, cognitive computation, etc. He has over 60 publications in these areas, including more than 30 journal papers and 5 book chapters. He has been awarded several research grants as PI or CI from UK, China and Japan.
In May 2014 he joined the SMeSTech (Space Mechatronic Systems Technology) laboratory within Strathclyde Space Institute. Before joining the DMEM, he was a research fellow in the Cognitive Signal Image and Control Processing Research (COSIPRA) Laboratory at the University of Stirling. Previously, as a research fellow he also worked in the Department of Mechanical and Control Systems Engineering (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan) and School of Engineering (University of Edinburgh, UK). He has extensive training and research experience in the interdisciplinary areas of aerospace engineering, computer science, manufacturing automation, control engineering, mechatronics, robotics and autonomous systems, etc.
He is an associate editor for the Cognitive Computation journal published by Springer. He is also the guest editor of the International Journal of Automation and Computing for its Special Issue on Emergent Control and Computing Techniques for Industrial Applications. He has been a PC member or session chair for many conferences, and reviewers for a series of journals. 


    Research areas

  • Robotics, Autonomous Systems, Manufacturing Automation, Mechatronics, Nonlinear Control, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Cognitive Computation, Optimization Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Multi-agent Systems, Process Monitoring, Fault Diagnosis, System Modelling and Simulation


  1. DMEM Summer School organised by Johnathan and Lisa

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement

  2. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workJournal peer review

  3. MyRIO Training Course

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

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Erfu Yang

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