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Professor Zhenwei Cao



Prof. Zhenwei Cao received the B.S. and M.E. degrees from the Southeast University, China, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Newcastle, Australia. After working in several universities as Research Engineer, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor, Zhenwei is currently a Professor in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. Her current research interests are in system modelling, signal processing, intelligent control, robotics, biomedical systems, electric vehicles and factory automation. In these areas, Zhenwei has published over 100 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. She has served as a reviewer of international journals such as IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transport Systems, IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, etc. She has also been invited to serve as organizing committee members, secession chairs and track chairs for several international conferences. Zhenwei is a Fellow of Engineers Australia.

Research interests

Automation and Control Systems; Electric vehicle - Battery, Electric Power train, autonomous control and ITS Networked Robotics; Signal and Image Processing

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Manufacturing Robotics - 400707
  • Control Engineering - 400705
  • Automation Engineering - 400702
  • Automation Engineering - 400702
  • Field Robotics - 400706
  • Medical Robotics - 400709
  • Reinforcement Learning - 461105
  • Assistive Robots And Technology - 400701

Teaching areas

Automation and Control Systems


Also published as: Cao, Zhenwei; Cao, Z.; Cao, Z; Cao, Z-W.; Cao, Z. W.; Cao, Zhen Wei; Cao, Zhen-Wei
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2023: Accelerated Finite-time Learning and Control in Cyber-Physical Systems *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2021: Design and Development of a Work Cell for the Robotic Folding of Whole Blood Donation Packs *; Innovative Manufacturing CRC
  • 2019: Repetitive Control Systems in Networked Environments *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2016: Armabot (robotics squad support platform) - Project 6.35 *; DMTC
  • 2016: Pilot automation for advanced manufacturing of high performance graphenesuperbatteries *; Melbourne-Sarawak Collaborative Research Development Scheme
  • 2013: Development Control Strategy for Cell Culturing *; Centre for Eye Research Australia
  • 2010: Electric vehicle control systems and power management (AutoCRC C2-801) *; AutoCRC

* Chief Investigator

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