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PhD projects

- Finite time control for robot interacting with unknown environment - Shared control Human-Robot Grinding Systems for Metal parts - Multi-arm coordination for flexible material manipulation - Optimal Human-robot collaboration for disassembly in Remanufacturing - Inline process condition monitoring for remote laser welding - Advanced industrial robots for 3D surface finishing

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Research Focus

Dr. Mien Van is a Lecturer in Robotics and Control Engineering. Prior joining Queen's, He was a Senior Research Fellow with the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK from 2018 to 2019. and hold a number of academic positions with National University of Singapore, NTU and University of Warwick, UK from 2015 to 2018. He received the Ph.D. degree in Control Engineering and Robotics from the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Ulsan, South Korea, in 2015.

He has authored and co-authored for over 42 journal and 8 conference papers (first author of >35 journal papers). Many papers are published in prestigious journals, including IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, etc. He was awarded several prizes for his research impacts, including IET Science, Measurement and Technology Premium Awards in 2017, Prestigious Best Paper award from BK21 (Brain Korean, South Korean Goverment) in 2015, etc. His current research interests include manufacturing robotics, robot control, robot-vision systems, fault diagnosis and fault tolerant, machine learning, and sensing and perception.

Dr. Mien Van is an Assosiate Editor of the International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems, Springer (IF:2.181). He is serving as Guest Editor for the Special Issue on the Sensors for Fault diagnosis, Fault Tolerance and Resilient Control, which is currently appearing in the journal Sensors (IF:3.003).

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Research Output

  • 35 Article
  • 5 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 4 Conference contribution
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    A New Optimal Sliding Mode Controller with Adjustable Gains based on Bolza-Meyer Criterion for Vibration Control

    Do, X. P., Van, M. & Choi, S-B., 20 Jun 2020, (Accepted) In : Journal of Sound and Vibration.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Ant Colony Optimization Algorithms for Dynamic Optimization: A Case Study of the Dynamic Travelling Salesperson Problem

    Mavrovouniotis, M., Yang, S., Van, M., Li, C. & Polycarpou, M., 13 Jan 2020, In : IEEE COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE MAGAZINE. 15, 1, p. 52-63 12 p.

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    49 Downloads (Pure)
  • Prizes

    Best paper award

    Van, Mien (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Best Paper Award at ICROS conference

    Van, Mien (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    IET Science, Measurement and Technology Premium Awards in 2017

    Van, Mien (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Activities

    • 5 Publication peer-review
    • 2 Editorial activity
    • 1 Participation in Festival/Exhibition

    IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (Journal)

    Mien Van (Peer reviewer)

    04 May 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics (Journal)

    Mien Van (Peer reviewer)

    Apr 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (Journal)

    Mien Van (Peer reviewer)

    Apr 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    Sensors (Basel, Switzerland) (Journal)

    Mien Van (Peer reviewer)

    2020 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems (Journal)

    Mien Van (Peer reviewer)

    Apr 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review