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Prof Guo-Ping Liu is a chair professor with the Southern University of Science and Technology, a member of the Academy of Europe, a fellow of the IEEE, a fellow of the IET and a fellow of the CAA. He has completed more than 80 research projects as a principal investigator, funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the European Framework Programme, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council of the UK, GEC-Alsthom, ALSTOM, ABB-ALSTOM Power Ltd., Rolls Royce plc and so on. He has published 10 books, over 370 journal papers and 330 conference papers, and has been granted 16 patents, 36 software copyrights and 2 software products. He was named a Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters in 2014-2015, by Clarivate Analytics in 2016-2018, and by Elsevier in 2014-2020. He received the second prizes of Chinese National Science and Technology Awards in 2008 and 2015. Prof. Liu acted as a general chair of the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, the 2011 International Conference on Intelligent Control and Information Processing, and the 2012 UKACC International Conference on Control. He was the president of the Association of Chinese Engineers in the UK in 1997-1999, the president of the Chinese Automation and Computing Society in the UK in 2001-2002, and the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Automation and Computing in 2004-2021. He is serving as an Honorary Editor-in-Chief of the journal "Advances in Internet of Things", an editorial board member of seven international journals, and a member of three IFAC Technical Committees. He has supervised 10+ postdoctoral researchers, 50+ PhD researchers, and 40+ MSc and MEng postgraduates.


1989-1992: University of Manchester, Control Theory and Engineering, PhD

1982-1985: Central South University of Technology, Control Theory and Engineering,MEng

1978-1982: Central South Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Industrial Automation,BEng

Working Experiences

2021-Now: Chair Professor, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology

2019-2021: Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Wuhan University

2010-2019: Professor, School of Astronautics, Harbin Institute of Technology

2003-2010: Professor and Head of Research Unit,Faculty of Advanced Technology, University of Glamorgan

2000-2003: Senior Lecturer, School of Mechanical, Materials, Manufacturing Engineering and Management, University of Nottingham

1996-2000: Principal Engineer and Project Leader, ALSTOM Ltd.

1993-1996: Research Fellow, Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield 

1992-1993: Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Department of Electronics, University of York

1985-1989: Teaching Assistant and Lecturer, Department of Automatic Control Engineering, Central South University of Technology

Research Introduction

Networked multi-agent control theory and applications

Artificial intelligent decision and control of complex systems

Information fusion and control of the Internet of energies

Industrial intelligent control technology and software via the Internet of things

Awards & Honors

2021:Member of the Academy of Europe

2021:Fellow of the CAA

2011:Fellow of the IEEE

2011:National Distinguished Expert

2009:Fellow of the IET

2007:Changjiang Scholar Professor

2005:National Outstanding Youth Scholar

1992:Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow


[1]G.P. Liu, Coordinated control of networked multi-agent systems via distributed cloud computing using multi-step state predictors, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, DOI: 10.1109/TCYB.2020.2985043, 2021.

[2] G.P. Liu, Networked predictive control of nonlinear cyber physical systems with time-varying communication constraints, Control Theory & Applications, vol. 38, no. 12, pp: 1 – 10, 2021. (In Chinese)

[3] G.P. Liu, Predictive control of networked nonlinear multi-agent systems with communication constraints, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, vol. 50, no. 11, pp. 4447-4457, 2020.

[4]G. P. Liu, Coordinated control of networked multi-agent systems with communication constraints using a proportional integral predictive control strategy, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, vol.50, no. 11, pp. 4735-4743, 2020.

[5] G.P. Liu, Networked learning predictive control of nonlinear cyber-physical systems, Journal of Systems Science & Complexity, vol.33, no.6, pp: 1719-1732, 2020.

[6] G.P. Liu, Consensus and stability analysis of networked multi-agent predictive control, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, vol. 47, no. 4, pp. 1114-1119, 2017.

[7] G.P. Liu, Predictive Control of Networked Multi-agent Systems via Cloud Computing, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, vol. 47, no. 8, pp. 1852-1859, 2017.

[8] G.P. Liu, Design and analysis of networked nonlinear predictive control systems,IET Control Theory & Applications, vol. 9, no. 11, pp. 1740-1745, 2015.

[9]G. P. Liu, Predictive controller design of networked systems with communication delays and data loss, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, vol. 57, no. 6, pp. 481-485, 2010.

[10]G. P. Liu, Y. Xia, D. Rees and W.S. Hu, Design and stability criteria of networked predictive control systems with random network delay in the feedback channel, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics – Part C, vol. 37, no.2, pp. 173-184, 2007.

[11] G.P. Liu, Y. Xia, J. Chen, D. Rees and W.S. Hu, Networked predictive control of systems with random network delays in both forward and feedback channels, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 54, no. 3, pp. 1282- 1297, 2007.

[12] G.P. Liu, J. X. Mu, D. Rees and S.C. Chai, Design and stability analysis of networked control systems with random communication time delay using the modified MPC, International Journal of Control, vol. 79, no. 4, pp. 287-296, 2006.

[13] G.P. Liuand S. Daley, Optimal-tuning PID control for industrial systems, Control Engineering Practice, vol. 9, no. 11, pp. 1185-1194, 2001.

[14] G.P. Liu, V. Kadirkamanathan and S.A. Billings, Variable neural networks for adaptive control of nonlinear systems, IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics – Part C, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 34-43, 1999.

[15] G.P. Liu and R.J. Patton, Robust parametric eigenstructure assignment combining time- and frequency-domain performance specifications, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, vol. 8, pp. 61-78, 1998.

[16] G.P. Liu, Input space and output performance in the frequency domain for critical systems, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol.38, no.1, pp.152-155, 1993.


[1] G.P. Liu, J.B. Yang and J.F. Whidborne, Multiobjective Optimisation and Control, Research Studies Press Ltd. ISBN: 0-863680-254-8, 2003.

[2] G.P. Liu, Nonlinear Identification and Control: A Neural Network Approach, Springer-Verlag Ltd. ISBN: 1-85233-342-1, 2001.

[3] G.P. Liu and R.J. Patton, Eigenstructure Assignment for Control System Design, John Wiley & Sons Ltd. ISBN: 0-471-97549-4, 1998.

Recruitment Announcement

There are the following positions available in Professor Guo-Ping Liu’s research group: postdoctoral researchers and assistant professors. If interested, please email your cv (or resume) to


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