University of Tennessee
Optimal control; convex optimization; machine learning; guidance, navigation, and control; space systems; aerial vehicles; connected vehicles
PhD, Purdue University, 2018
MS, Beihang University, 2013
BS, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2010
AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Technical Committee
Reviewer for Aerospace Science and Technology, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, and Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics
Awards and Recognitions
- Best Student Paper Finalist, 2018 AIAA GNC Conference
- 2018 Estus H. and Vashti L. Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching, Purdue University
- 2017 Koerner Scholarship, Purdue University
S. T. McDonald and Z. Wang, “Real-Time Optimal Trajectory Generation for UAV to Rendezvous with an Aerial Orbit,” AIAA Aviation Forum, Dallas, Texas, June 2019.
Z. Wang and S. T. McDonald, “Optimal Rendezvous of Unmanned Aerial and Ground Vehicles via Sequential Convex Programming,” AIAA Aviation Forum, Dallas, Texas, June 2019.
L. Cheng, Z. Wang, Y. Song, and F. Jiang, “Real-Time Optimal Control for Irregular Asteroid Landings using Deep Neural Networks,” Acta Astronautica, accepted.
L. Cheng, Z. Wang, F. Jiang, and C. Zhou, “Real-Time Optimal Control for Spacecraft Orbit Transfer via Multi-Scale Deep Neural Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, available online. DOI: 10.1109/TAES.2018.2889571
Y. She, S. Li, and Z. Wang, “Constructing Large Antenna Reflector via Spacecraft Formation Flying and Reconfiguration Control,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, available online. DOI: 10.2514/1.G004116
Z. Wang, “Optimal Trajectories and Normal Load Analysis of Hypersonic Glide Vehicles via Convex Optimization,” Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol. 87, pp. 357-368, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.ast.2019.03.002
Z. Wang and M. J. Grant, “Autonomous Entry Guidance for Hypersonic Vehicles by Convex Optimization,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 55, No. 4, pp. 993-1006, 2018. DOI: 10.2514/1.A34102
Z. Wang and M. J. Grant, “Minimum-Fuel Low-Thrust Transfers for Spacecraft: A Convex Approach,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 54, No. 5, pp. 2274-2290, 2018. DOI: 10.1109/TAES.2018.2812558
Z. Wang and M. J. Grant, “Optimization of Minimum-Time Low-Thrust Transfers using Convex Programming,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 55, No. 3, pp. 586-598, 2018. DOI: 10.2514/1.A33995
Z. Wang and M. J. Grant, “Constrained Trajectory Optimization for Planetary Entry via Sequential Convex Programming,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 40, No. 10, pp. 2603-2615, 2017. DOI: 10.2514/1.G002150