A list of papers with citation counts on Google Scholar Page

If you cannot have access to the online version of a paper, please feel free to email me (zhengy@ucsd.edu).

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  1. Chordal Sparsity in Control and Optimization of Large-scale Systems (Ph.D. thesis, 2019 European PhD Award)
    Yang Zheng, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, 2019. (The EECI PhD Award is given annually in recognition of the best PhD thesis in Europe in the field of Control for Complex and Heterogeneous Systems)

  2. Dynamic Modeling and Distributed Control of Vehicular Platoon under the Four-Component Framework (Master thesis)
    Yang Zheng, Department of Automotive Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2015


  1. Benign Nonconvex Landscapes in Optimal and Robust Control, Part I: Global Optimality
    Yang Zheng, Chih-fan Pai, and Yujie Tang

  2. Error bounds, PL condition, and quadratic growth for weakly convex functions, and linear convergences of proximal point methods
    Feng-Yi Liao, Lijun Ding, and Yang Zheng

  3. An Overview and Comparison of Spectral Bundle Methods for Primal and Dual Semidefinite Programs
    Feng-Yi Liao, Lijun Ding, Yang Zheng
    Preprint, 2023.

  4. Convex Approximations for a Bi-level Formulation of Data-Enabled Predictive Control
    Xu Shang, and Yang Zheng

  5. Smoothing Mixed Traffic with Robust Data-driven Predictive Control for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
    Xu Shang, Jiawei Wang, and Yang Zheng

  6. On Controller Reduction in Linear Quadratic Gaussian Control with Performance Bounds
    Zhaolin Ren, Yang Zheng, Maryam Fazel, and Na Li
    Preprint, 2022.

Selected publications

  1. Yujie Tang*, Yang Zheng*, Na Li, Analysis of the Optimization Landscape of Linear Quadratic Gaussian (LQG) Control, Mathematical Programming, accepted, 2023 (* Equal contribution)
    (A short version was accepted at L4DC, 2021),

  2. Yang Zheng, Giovanni Fantuzzi, Sum-of-squares Chordal Decomposition for Polynomial Matrix Inequalities, Mathematical Programming, 197, 71–108 (2023).

  3. Yang Zheng, Aivar Sootla, Antonis Papachristodoulou. Block Factor-width-two Matrices and Their Applications to Semidefinite and Sum-of-squares Optimization, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 68, no. 2, pp. 943-958, Feb. 2023. (regular paper)

  4. Yang Zheng, Luca Furieri, Maryam Kamgarpour, Na Li. System-level, Input-output and New Parameterizations of Stabilizing Controllers, and Their Numerical Computation, Automatica,140 (2022): 110211. (regular paper)

  5. Yang Zheng, Giovanni Fantuzzi, Antonis Papachristodoulou, Chordal and factor-width decompositions for scalable semidefinite and polynomial optimization, Annal Reviews in Control, 2021 (invited paper).

  6. Yang Zheng, Giovanni Fantuzzi, Antonis Papachristodoulou, Paul Goulart, and Andrew Wynn. “Chordal decomposition in operator-splitting methods for sparse semidefinite programs.” Mathematical Programming 180, no. 1 (2020): 489-532.

  7. Yang Zheng, Luca Furieri, Antonis Papachristodoulou, Na Li, and Maryam Kamgarpour. “On the equivalence of Youla, System-level and Input-output parameterizations.” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 2020 (brief paper)

  8. Yang Zheng, Giovanni Fantuzzi, and Antonis Papachristodoulou. “Fast ADMM for sum-of-squares programs using partial orthogonality.” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control 64, no. 9 (2019): 3869-3876. (brief paper)

  9. Yang Zheng, Jiawei Wang, and Keqiang Li. “Smoothing traffic flow via control of autonomous vehicles.” IEEE Internet of Things Journal 7.5 (2020): 3882-3896.

  10. Luca Furieri, Yang Zheng, Antonis Papachristodoulou and Maryam Kamgarpour, “Sparsity Invariance for Convex Design of Distributed Controllers,” IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, doi: 10.1109/TCNS.2020.3002429.

Technical Report

  1. Sample Complexity of Linear Quadratic Gaussian (LQG) Control for Output Feedback Systems
    Yang Zheng*, Luca Furieri*, Maryam Kamgarpour, Na Li
    A short version was accepted at L4DC, 2021 (* Equal contribution)

  2. Green Light Optimal Velocity Planning for Eco-driving: Computational Complexity and a Heuristic Algorithm
    Yang Zheng, Biao Xu, Shengbo Eben Li, Jianqiang Wang, and Keqiang Li
    Extended technical report for our conference paper in the 14th Intelligent Transportation Systems Asia Pacific Forum, Nanjing, China, 2015