Short Bio

Dr. Wenlong Zhang is currently an Assistant Professor in the polytechnic school at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Arizona State University. He directs the ASU Robotics and Intelligent Systems Laboratory (RISE Lab). His research interest lies in design and control of human-in-the-loop cyber-physical systems, with applications to healthcare, robotics, and manufacturing. He joined ASU faculty in 2015 after obtaining his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley). He is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award (2020) and Bisgrove Early Career Faculty Award from Science Foundation Arizona (2016).


Ph.D., mechanical engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2015

Major: Control Systems; Minors: Biomechanics, Statistics

M.A., statistics, University of California, Berkeley, 2013

Emphasis: machine learning

M.S., mechanical engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2012

B.Eng., control science and engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China, 2010

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation, 2020
  • KEEN Professorship, Arizona State University, 2017-2018
  • Bisgrove Early Career Faculty Award, Science Foundation Arizona, 2016
  • Best Student Paper Award Finalist, 2015 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC), 2015
  • Best Paper Award, 2013 IEEE Real-time Systems Symposium (RTSS), 2013
  • Semi-Plenary Paper Award Finalist, 2012 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC), 2012
  • Berkeley Fellowship for Graduate Study, UC Berkeley, 2010-2012
  • Outstanding Graduate, Harbin Institute of Technology, 2010