Chair Professor

Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dept of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Director of HKUST Cheng Kar-Shun Robotics Institute

Research Area

Control and Robotic Systems (CRS)

Research Interests

Marine Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Mobile Sensor and Actuator Networks

Bio-inspired Distributed Active Perception

Human-Autonomy Interaction and Integration


Dr.‬ ‪Fumin ZHANG‬ received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1995 and 1998, respectively. He received a PhD degree in 2004 from the University of Maryland (College Park) in Electrical Engineering, and held a postdoctoral position in Princeton University from 2004 to 2007. ‪Dr. Zhang joined the Georgia Insitute of Technology in 2007 and held Dean’s Professorship in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering before joining the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2023. His research interests include marine robotics and autonomous systems, mobile sensor and actuator networks, bio-inspired distributed active perception, and human-autonomy interaction and integration. He received the NSF CAREER Award in September 2009 and the ONR Young Investigator Program Award in April 2010. ‬‬