Renowned professor of electrical and computer engineering visits KAU
part of the Highly-cited Researcher Programme, Dr Wei Ren, Professor of
electrical and computer engineering at University of California,
Riverside, USA, was received Monday by Prof Adnan Zahed, Vice President
for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research.
The meeting was attended by Dr Ubaid M. Al-Saggaf, Associate
Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.
Professor Wei is a professor with the Department of
Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California,
Riverside. He received his PhD degree in electrical engineering from
Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, in 2004. From 2004 to 2005, he was a
postdoctoral research associate with the Department of Aerospace
Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park. He was an assistant
professor (2005-2010) and an associate professor (2010-2011) with the
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Utah State
University. His research focuses on distributed control of multi-agent
systems and autonomous control of unmanned vehicles. Dr. Ren is an
author of two books: Distributed Coordination of Multi-agent Networks
(Springer-Verlag, 2011) and Distributed Consensus in Multi-vehicle
Cooperative Control (Springer-Verlag, 2008). He was a recipient of the
National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2008. He is currently an
associate editor for Automatica, Systems and Control Letters, and IEEE
Transactions on Control of Network Systems.
Professor Wei, whose research interests include Multi-agent
systems, cyber-physical systems, cooperative control, distributed
control, networked control systems, autonomous vehicles, robotics, is
due to give lectures and share expertise with KAU faculty.
The purpose of the visit, according to Prof Zahed, was to
discuss aspects of mutual cooperation in scientific research in line
with KAU's policy of seeking to provide a high-quality education and
taking advantage of the capacity and expertise of other local and
foreign universities and scientists.