Research Assistant

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M.Eng. M.Sc. Zewen Yang

Technische Universität München

Lehrstuhl für Informationstechnische Regelung (Prof. Hirche)


Barerstr. 21
80333 München

Short biography

  • Sep. 2019 - Present, Ph.D Candidate, Chair of Information-Oriented Control, Technische Universität München, Germany.
  • Sep. 2017 - Present, Ph.D Candidate, College of Intelligent Systems Science and Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, China.
  • Sep. 2014 - Jul. 2017, M.Sc, College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Northeast Forestry University, China.

Research Interests

  • Machine Learning
    • Bayesian learning; Gaussian process
    • Distributed learning; Cooperative learning
  • Multi-agent Systems
    • Formation control; Consensus control
    • Distributed model prerdict control; Distributed optimal control
  • Nonlinear Control Theory and Application
    • Data-driven control; Cooperative learning-based control
    • Robotics; Unmanned underwater vehicles

Working Field

  • Learning for control in H2020 project "SEarch, identificAtion and Collection of marine Litter with Autonomous Robots“ (SeaClear)

Open Thesis (Bachelor/ Master/ IP/ FP)

I'm always looking for motivated students, who are interested in my research. If you have a proposal of your own, feel free to contact me as well.

Please attach your CVGrade Transcript and preferred starting date in your e-mail.

Selected Publications


  • Z. Yan; X. Pan; Z. Yang: Leader-following group consensus of Multi-agent systems with different time delays. 2021 40th Chinese Control Conference (CCC), IEEE, 2021 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Z. Yang; S. Sosnowski; Q. Liu; J. Jiao; A. Lederer; S. Hirche: Distributed Learning Consensus Control for Unknown Nonlinear Multi-Agent Systems based on Gaussian Processes. 60th Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), IEEE, 2021 mehr… BibTeX Volltext (mediaTUM)


  • Z. Yan; J. Zhang; Z. Yang; J. Tang: Two‐dimensional optimal path planning for autonomous underwater vehicle using a whale optimization algorithm. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience 33 (9), 2020 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Z. Yan; Z. Yang; X. Pan; J. Zhou; D. Wu: Virtual leader based path tracking control for Multi-UUV considering sampled-data delays and packet losses. Ocean Engineering 216, 2020, 108065 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )


  • Z. Yan; X. Pan; Z. Yang; L. Yue: Formation Control of Leader-Following Multi-UUVs With Uncertain Factors and Time-Varying Delays. IEEE Access 7, 2019, 118792-118805 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Z. Yan; Z. Yang; A. Jiang; Y. Teng; X. Liu; S. Wei: Coordinated Control for Trajectory Tracking of Multiple UUVs with Input Saturation. OCEANS 2019 - Marseille, IEEE, 2019 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Z. Yan; Z. Yang; G. Zhang; J. Zhou; X. Pan; L. Yue: Diving Control of Underactuated UUV Based on Backstepping Upper Bound Sliding Mode Method. 2019 Chinese Control Conference (CCC), IEEE, 2019 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Z. Yan; Z. Yang; J. Zhang; J. Zhou; A. Jiang; X. Du: Trajectory Tracking Control of UUV Based on Backstepping Sliding Mode With Fuzzy Switching Gain in Diving Plane. IEEE Access 7, 2019, 166788-166795 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Z. Yan; Z. Yang; L. Yue; L. Wang; H. Jia; J. Zhou: Discrete-time coordinated control of leader-following multiple AUVs under switching topologies and communication delays. Ocean Engineering 172, 2019, 361-372 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )


  • Z. Yan; Z. Yang; D. Wu; L. Wang; Y. Wu; J. Li: Discrete-time Path Tracking Control of Multiple UUVs Based on Virtual Leader under Time Varying Delay. IECON 2018 - 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IEEE, 2018 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Z. Yan; Z. Yang; J. Zhou; L. Wang; H. Jia: Horizontal Trajectory Tracking Control of AUV Using a Two-way Channel High Gain Observer. 2018 37th Chinese Control Conference (CCC), IEEE, 2018 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )