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A/PROF Ying Tan


  • Intelligent control systems and applications
  • Nonlinear control systems and applications



  • Dr Ying Tan is an Associate Professor and Reader in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Melbourne.

    Dr Ying Tan received her Bachelor’s degree from Tianjin University, China, in 1995, and her PhD from the National University of Singapore in 2002. She joined McMaster University in 2002 as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Chemical Engineering. She joined the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department at the University of Melbourne in 2004.

    Dr Ying Tan’s main areas of research are nonlinear systems, on-line optimization and intelligent control systems. She has published 110 papers in journals and conferences and has attracted more than 2 million Australian dollars in research funding. She currently is Associate Editor for Systems and Control Letters, Asian Journal of Control. She is the steering committee member for Asian Control Association and Co-Chairs for Asian Control Conference 2017.
    She was awarded an Australian Postdoctoral Fellow (2006-2008) and a Future Fellow (2009-2013) by the Australian Research Council. She was the one of finalists for Best Student Paper Award, American Control Conference.


Member of

  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (USA). Senior Member 2010 -


Selected publications


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Additional Grant Information

  • 2010-2013: Y. Tan, ARC Future Fellow, awarded by the Australian Research Council, $886,400 (ARC funding $686,400 and School funding $200,000)



Education and training

  • PhD, National University of Singapore 2001
  • MEng, University of Tianjin 1998
  • BEng, University of Tianjin 1995

Awards and honors

  • ARC Future Fellowship 2010-2013, Australian Research Council (ARC), 2010



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