Dr Liang Hu

School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Dr Liang Hu
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    1NW.3.13, Colchester Campus

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    Friday 12:00-14:00, Zoom Meeting ID: 747 702 3713



Dr Liang Hu is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, as part of Essex Robotics Group, University of Essex, UK. He received a PhD degree in Computer Science from Brunel University London in 2016. From 2016 to 2018, he worked as a Postdoctoral researcher at Queen's University Belfast and subsequently at Loughborough University, in the UK. Before joining the University of Essex, he was a Lecturer with the School of Computer Science and Informatics, De Montfort University, UK. His research interests include safe autonomy, Bayesian filtering and learning, control theory and applications, and cyber-physical systems. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and has served as an associate editor for a number of journals such as the International Journal of Systems Science, IEEE Access, and IET Cyber-systems and Robotics.


  • PhD Brunel University London, (2016)

  • MEng Harbin Institute of Technology, (2010)

  • BEng Harbin Institute of Technology, (2008)


University of Essex

  • Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex (11/10/2019 - present)

Other academic

  • Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Informatics, De Montfort University (8/1/2018 - 30/9/2019)

  • Research Associate, Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering, Loughborough University (21/9/2017 - 7/1/2018)

  • Research Fellow, School of EEECS, Queen's University Belfast (16/2/2016 - 30/9/2017)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Safe Autonomy

Key words: Interative Navigation; Human-Robot Collaboration; Safe Autonomous Vehicles
Open to supervise

Learning for Dynamics and Control

Key words: Learning for Robotics and Control; Particle Filtering and Markov Chain Methods; Monitoring and Controlling Environmental Phenomena
Open to supervise

Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems

Key words: Safety under Cyber-Attacks; Resilent Control and Estimation; Safe Planning and Control
Open to supervise

Conferences and presentations

Publicity Chair

the 5th IEEE Smart World Congress, Leicester, United Kingdom, 20/8/2019

Programme Committee Member

Invited presentation, The 15th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV 2018), Singapore, Singapore, 20/11/2018

Programme Committee Member

Invited presentation, The 11th International Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics (HFR 2018), Guangzhou, China, 13/11/2018

Programme Committee Member

Invited presentation, The 15th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC 2018), Guangzhou, China, 8/10/2018

Session Co-chair

Invited presentation, the 24th International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC), Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, 7/9/2018

Session Co-Chair

Invited presentation, the 12th UKACC International Conference on Control, Sheffield, United Kingdom, 5/9/2018

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Digital Systems Design (CE264)

  • Mobile Robotics (CE315)

  • High Level Digital Design (CE339)

  • High Level Logic Design (CE869)


Journal articles (16)

Hu, L., Wu, C. and Pan, W., Lyapunov-Based Reinforcement Learning State Estimator

Zhang, Q-C., Hu, L. and Gow, J., (2020). Output Feedback Stabilization for MIMO Semi-linear Stochastic Systems with Transient Optimisation. International Journal of Automation and Computing. 17 (1), 83-95

Yi, D., Su, J., Hu, L., Liu, C., Mohammed, Q., Mehrdad, D. and Chen, W-H., (2020). Implicit Personalization in Driving Assistance: State-of-the-Art and Open Issues. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles. 5 (3), 397-413

Liu, Z., Lv, Y., Zhou, J. and Hu, L., (2020). On 3D simultaneous attack against manoeuvring target with communication delays. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems. 17 (1), 172988141989480-172988141989480

Hu, L., Naeem, W., Rajabally, E., Watson, G., Mills, T., Bhuiyan, Z., Raeburn, C., Salter, I. and Pekcan, C., (2020). A Multiobjective Optimization Approach for COLREGs-Compliant Path Planning of Autonomous Surface Vehicles Verified on Networked Bridge Simulators. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. 21 (3), 1167-1179

Tang, X., Zhang, Q. and Hu, L., (2020). An EKF-Based Performance Enhancement Scheme for Stochastic Nonlinear Systems by Dynamic Set-Point Adjustment. IEEE Access. 8, 62261-62272

Fang, X., Wen, G., Huang, T., Fu, Z. and Hu, L., (2020). Distributed Nash Equilibrium Seeking Over Markovian Switching Communication Networks. IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics. PP, 1-13

Ren, C., Ding, Y., Hu, L., Liu, J., Ju, Z. and Ma, S., (2020). Active Disturbance Rejection Control of Euler-Lagrange Systems Exploiting Internal Damping. IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics. PP, 1-12

Yang, J., Wu, H., Hu, L. and Li, S., (2019). Robust Predictive Speed Regulation of Converter-Driven DC Motors via a Discrete-Time Reduced-Order GPIO. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. 66 (10), 7893-7903

Ren, C., Ding, Y., Ma, S., Hu, L. and Zhu, X., (2019). Passivity-based tracking control of an omnidirectional mobile robot using only one geometrical parameter. Control Engineering Practice. 90, 160-168

Hu, L., Wang, Z., Han, Q-L. and Liu, X., (2018). Event-based input and state estimation for linear discrete time-varying systems. International Journal of Control. 91 (1), 101-113

Hu, L., Wang, Z., Han, Q-L. and Liu, X., (2018). State estimation under false data injection attacks: Security analysis and system protection. Automatica. 87, 176-183

Hu, L., Wang, Z., Liu, X., Vasilakos, AV. and Alsaadi, FE., (2017). Recent advances on state estimation for power grids with unconventional measurements. IET Control Theory & Applications. 11 (18), 3221-3232

Hu, L., Naeem, W., Rajabally, E., Watson, G., Mills, T., Bhuiyan, Z. and Salter, I., (2017). COLREGs-Compliant Path Planning for Autonomous Surface Vehicles: A Multiobjective Optimization Approach * *The authors should like to thank Innovate UK, grant reference, TSB 102308, for the funding of this project. IFAC-PapersOnLine. 50 (1), 13662-13667

Hu, L., Wang, Z. and Liu, X., (2016). Dynamic State Estimation of Power Systems With Quantization Effects: A Recursive Filter Approach. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems. 27 (8), 1604-1614

Hu, L., Wang, Z., Rahman, I. and Liu, X., (2016). A Constrained Optimization Approach to Dynamic State Estimation for Power Systems Including PMU and Missing Measurements. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. 24 (2), 703-710

Conferences (2)

Hu, L., Tang, Y., Zhou, Z. and Pan, W., Reinforcement Learning for Orientation Estimation Using Inertial Sensors with Performance Guarantee

Hu, L., Su, J., Hutchinson, M., Liu, C. and Chen, W-H., (2018). Bayesian Estimation of A Periodically-Releasing Biochemical Source Using Sensor Networks



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