Tao Li

Tao Li received the B.E. degree in automation from Nankai University, Tianjin, China, in 2004, and the Ph.D. degree in systems theory from the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science (AMSS), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China, in 2009. Since January 2017, he has been with the School of Mathematical Science, East China Normal University (ECNU), Shanghai, China, where he is currently a Professor and Director of Department of Mathematical Intelligence Sciences. Dr. Li’s current research interests include stochastic systems and stochastic control, distributed cooperative estimation and learning and game theory. He received the 28th “Zhang Siying” (CCDC) Outstanding Youth Paper Award in 2016, the Best Paper Award of the 7th Asian Control Conference with coauthors in 2009, and honourable mentioned as one of five finalists for Young Author Prize of the 17th IFAC Congress. He received 2009 Singapore Millennium Foundation Research Fellowship and the 2010 Australian Endeavor Research Fellowship. He was entitled Dongfang distinguished professor by Shanghai Municipality in 2012, received the Excellent Young Scholar Fund from National Natural Science Foundation of China in 2015 and was elected to the Chang Jiang Scholars Program, Ministry of Education, China, Youth Scholar in 2018. He now serves as Associate Editor of several journals including Sytems and Control Letters, SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences, Control and Decision and Journal of Systems Science and Mathematical Sciences. He is a member of IFAC Technical Committee 1.5 on Networked Systems, a member of Technical Committee on Control and Decision of Cyber-Physical Systems, Chinese Association of Automation and a member of Technical Committee on Modeling and Simulation of Intelligent Internet of Things, Chinese Association of System Simulation. Dr. Tao Li is a Senior Member of IEEE.

Contact information

Address: Room 221, Statistics Building, No. 5005, South Lianhua Road, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200241, China.

Email: tli@math.ecnu.edu.cn; sixumuzi@163.com

校内中文主页:http://faculty.ecnu.edu.cn/s/3601/main.jspy

Professional experience

April 2018-now: Professor, Director of Department of Mathematical Intelligence Sciences, School of Mathematical Science, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.

January 2017-March 2018: Professor, Department of Mathematics, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.

December 2013-December 2016: Professor, School of Mechatronic Engineering and Automation, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China.

July 2009-December 2013: Assistant Professor, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

August 2012: Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University.

September 2009- August 2011: Research Fellow (Singapore Millennium Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Nominated by Prof. Lihua Xie), School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

September 2010-January 2011: Visiting Fellow (Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship, Nominated by Prof. Brian D. O. Anderson), Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

February 2008-January 2009: Project Officer, Sensor Network Lab, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. (Supervised by Prof. Lihua Xie)

Education experience

September 2004-July 2009: Ph. D. Degree in Systems Theory, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. (Advisor: Prof. Ji-Feng Zhang)

September 2000- July 2004: Bachelor Degree in Automation, Department of Automation, School of Information Technical Science, Nankai University, Tianjin, China.

Activities in societies/organizations

September 2014- IEEE Senior Member

January 2015- Committee Member of IFAC Technical Committee 1.5 on Networked Systems

May 2016- Committee Member of Technical Committee on Control and Decision of CyberPhysical Systems, Chinese Association of Automation

December 2015- Committee Member of Technical Committee on Intelligent Internet of Things, Chinese Association of Simulation

July 2015- Council Member of Shanghai Association of Automation

July 2014- Member of Chinese Youth Automation

Journal editorial experience

Sept. 2019- Associate Editor of Systems and Control Letters

Nov. 2017- Associate Editor of SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences

Jan. 2017- Associate Editor of Control and Decision

Feb. 2014- Associate Editor of Journal of Systems Science and Mathematical Sciences.

Conference organizing experience

Organizing Committee Member of SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT19), Chengdu, China, June 19-21, 2019.

Local Chair of the 2014 International Conferences on Life System Modeling and Simulation (LSMS’2014) and the 2014 Intelligent Computing for Sustainable Energy and Environment (ICSEE’2014), Shanghai, China, September 20-23, 2014.

Teaching

November 2018- Undergraduate Course: "Time Series Analysis", East China Normal University (36/2).

November 2017-January 2018- Undergraduate Course: “Introduction to Systems and Control Theory”, East China Normal University (54/3).

March-May 2016- Undergraduate Course: “Models and Analysis of Dynamical Systems”, Shanghai University (20/2).

November-March 2015- Ph. D. Course: “Optimal Filtering and Estimation”, Shanghai University (40/4).

March-May, 2015- Graduate Course: “Multi-Agent Cooperation With Communication Uncertainties and Constraints”, Shanghai University (20/2).

July 18, 2013. Graduate Summer School on Complex Systems founded by Department of Education and NNSFC: “Guide to Control Theory”.

April 2013-June 2013. Graduate course: “Systems Estimation” (40/3).

Research interests

Stochastic systems and stochastic control, distributed cooperative estimation and learning, game theory

Research grants

Research on cooperatability and convergence of cooperative algorithms for large scale heterogeneous stochastic dynamic networks, NNSFC under grant 61977024, PI, 2020-2023.

Research on cooperatability and convergence of cooperative algorithms for large scale heterogeneous stochastic dynamic networks, NNSFC under grant 61977024, PI, 2016-2018.

Analysis and control of stochastic and uncertain multi-agent systems, Outstanding Young Scholars Fund of NNSFC under grant 61522310, PI, 2016-2018.

Cooperative estimation and control of uncertain multi-agent systems under resources constraints, Shanghai Rising-Star Program under grant 15QA1402000, PI, 2015. 4-2018.3.

Research on the cooperative control and cooperability of multi-agent networks with communication constraints, NNSFC under grant 61370030, 760,000 RMB, PI, 2014-2017.

Distributed Coordination of Multi-agent Systems with Communication Constraints, NNSFC under grant 61004029, PI, 2011-2013.

Cooperative Control and Information Processing of Multi-agent Systems Based on Digital Communication, Chinese Academy of Sciences, grant for the awardees of Special President Prize of Chinese Academy of Sciences, PI, 2011-2013

Special Foundation for Talents Introduction of the Youth Innovation Promotion Association, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PI, 2012-2015.

Coordination Control of Multi-agent Systems Based on Long Distance Communications and Sensor Networks, Key Project of National Natural Science Foundation of China, under grant 60934006, Co-PI, 2010-2013.

Distributed Cooperative Estimation Over Complex Spatial-Temporal Networks, Major International Joint Research Project of National Natural Science Foundation of China under grant 61120106011, Co-PI, 2012-2016.

Awards

2019: Outstanding Contribution Associate Editor Award in 2018, SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences.

2018: Chang Jiang Scholars Program, Ministry of Education, China, Youth Scholar.

2017: Shanghai Shu Guang Scholarship awarded by the Shanghai municipal government.

2016: Zhang Si-Ying (CCDC) Outstanding Youth Paper Award, 28th Chinese Control and Decision Conference (with Jiexiang Wang).

2015: Outstanding Young Scholars Fund of National Natural Science Foundation of China.

2015: Outstanding Contribution Award for 2014 Scinece in China, Series F: Information Sciences: Highly cited papers for the last five years. (with Prof. Ji-Feng Zhang)

2015: Shanghai Rising-star of Science and Technology

2012: Distinguished Dongfang Professorship awarded by the Shanghai municipal government.

2012: Chen Jingrun Future Star Prize awarded by Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, CAS.

2010: Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship Award.

2009: Best Paper Award of the 7th Asian Control Conference, Hong Kong, China (with Minyue Fu, Lihua Xie, Ji-Feng Zhang)

2009: Singapore Millennium Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award.

2009: Special President Prize of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

2008: Honourable Mention as one of the final lists for Young Author Prize at the 17th IFAC World Congress in Seoul, Korea.

2008: Outstanding President Prize of Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Journal Papers

38. J. Li, G. Ma, T. Li, W. Chen, Y. Gu, A Stackelberg game approach for demand response management of multi-microgrids with overlapping sales areas, SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences, Vol. 62, No. 11, 212203:1-212203:13, 2019. PDF

37. X. Zong, T. Li, J. F. Zhang, Consensus conditions of continuous-time multi-agent systems with time-delays and measurement noises, Automatica, Vol.99, 412-419, 2019. PDF

36. J. Hu, Y. Wu, T. Li, B. Ghosh, Consensus control of general linear multi-agent systems with antagonistic interactions and communication noises, IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, Vol.64, No. 5, 2122-2127, 2019. PDF

35. T. Li, J. Wang, Distributed averaging with random network graphs and noises, IEEE Trans. Information Theory, Vol.64, No. 11, 7063-7080, 2018. PDF

34. X. Zong, T. Li, J. F. Zhang, Consensus control of second-order delayed multiagent systems with intrinsic dynamics and measurement noises, Int. J. Robust and Nonlinear Control, DOI: 10.1002/rnc.4301, 2018. PDF

33. H. Tang, T. Li, Convergence rates of discrete-time stochastic approximation consensus algorithms: Graph-related limit bounds, Systems and Control Letters, Vol. 112, 9-17, 2018. PDF

32. X. Zong, G. G. Yin, L. Y. Wang, T. Li and J. F. Zhang, Stability of stochastic functional differential systems using degenerate Lyapunov functionals and applications, Automatica, Vol. 91, 197-207, 2018. (Regular Paper) PDF

31. X. Zong, T. Li, J. F. Zhang, Consensus conditions of continuous-time multi-agent systems with additive and multiplicative measurement noises, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Vol. 56, No. 1, 19–52, 2018. (Paper) PDF

30. X. Zong, T. Li, G. Yin, L. Y. Wang, J. F. Zhang, Stochastic consentability of linear systems with time delays and multiplicative noises, IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, Vol. 63, No. 4, 1059-1074, 2018. (Regular paper) PDF

29. K. Liu, X. Mu, T. Li, Sampled-data-based consensus of continuous-time systems with limited data rate, IET Control Theory and Applications, Vol. 11, No. 14, 2328-2335, 2017. PDF

28. Y Meng, T. Li, J. F. Zhang, Coordination over multi-agent networks with unmeasurable states and finite-level quantization, IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, Vol. 62, No. 9, 4647-4653, 2017. PDF

27. Y. Meng, T. Li, J. F. Zhang, Finite-level quantized synchronization of discrete-time linear multi-agent systems with switching topologies, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Vol. 55, No. 1, 275-299, 2017. (Paper) PDF

26. X. Zong, T. Li, J. F. Zhang, Consensus control of discrete-time multi-agent systems with time-delays and multiplicative measurement noises, Scientia Sinica Mathematica, Vol. 46, No. 10, 1617-1636, 2016. (in Chinese) PDF

25. M. Fei, N. Xiong, T. Li, Clock synchronization algorithms for networked systems, Scientia Sinica Informationis, Vol. 46, No. 11, 1527-1541, 2016. (In Chinese) PDF

24. W.Li, T. Li, L.Xie, J. F. Zhang, Necessary and sufficient conditions for bounded distributed mean square tracking of multi-agent systems with noises, Int. J. Robust and Nonlinear Control, Vol. 26, No. 4, 631-645, 2016. PDF

23. Y. Meng, T. Li, J. F. Zhang, Output feedback quantized observer-based synchronization of linear multi-agent systems over jointly connected topologies, Int. J. Robust and Nonlinear Control, Vol. 26, No. 11, 2378-2400, 2016. PDF

22. M. Huang, T. Li, J. F. Zhang, Stochastic approximation based consensus dynamics over Markovian networks, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Vol. 53, No. 6, 3339-3363, 2015. (Paper) PDF

21. H. Tang, T. Li, Continuous-time stochastic consensus: Stochastic approximation and Kalman-Bucy filtering based protocols, Automatica, Vol. 61, 146-155, 2015. (Regular paper) PDF

20. T. Li, F. K. Wu, J. F. Zhang, Continuous-time multi-agent averaging with relative-statedependent measurement noises: matrix intensity functions, IET Control Theory and Applications, Vol. 9, No. 3, 374-380, 2015. PDF

19. T. Li, F. K. Wu, J. F. Zhang, Multi-agent consensus with relative-state-dependent measurement noises, IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, Vol. 59, No. 9, 2463-2468, 2014. PDF

18. S. Liu, T. Li, L. Xie, M. Fu, J. F. Zhang, Continuous-time and sampled-data based average consensus with logarithmic quantizers, Automatica, Vol. 49, No. 11, 3329- 3336, 2013. (Brief paper) PDF

17. T. Li, J. F. Zhang, Adaptive mean field games for large population coupled ARX systems with unknown coupling strength, Dynamic Games and Applications, Special Issue on Mean-Field Games, Vol. 3, No. 4, 489-507, , 2013. (Invited paper) PDF

16. T. Li, Y. Meng, J. F. Zhang, An overview on quantized consensus and consensus with limited data rate of multi-agent systems, Acta Automatica Sinica, Vol. 39, No. 11, 1805-1811, 2013. (Invited paper) PDF

15. B. Q. Huang, T. Li, B. D.O. Anderson, C. B. Yu, Performance limits in sensor localization, Automatica, Vol. 49, No. 2, 503-509, 2013. (Brief paper) PDF

14. J. Xu, L. Xie, T. Li, K. Y. Lum, Consensus of multi-agent systems with general linear dynamics via dynamic output feedback control, IET Control Theory and Applications, Vol. 7, No. 1, 108-115, 2013. PDF

13. T. Li, L. Xie, Distributed coordination of multi-agent systems with quantized-observer based encoding-decoding, IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, Vol. 57, No. 12, 3023- 3037, 2012. (Regular paper) PDF

12. T. Li, L. Xie, Distributed consensus over digital networks with limited bandwidth and time-varying topologies, Automatica, Vol. 47, No. 9, 2006-2015, 2011.(Brief paper) PDF

11. S. Liu, T. Li, L. Xie, Distributed consensus for multi-agent systems with communication delays and limited data rate, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Vol. 49, No. 6, 2239-2262, 2011. (Paper) PDF

10. T. Li, M. Fu, L. Xie, J. F. Zhang, Distributed consensus with limited communication data rate, IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, Vol. 56, No. 2, 279-292, 2011. (Regular paper) PDF

9. C. Q. Ma, T. Li, J. F. Zhang, Consensus control for leader-following multi-agent systems with measurement noises, Journal of Systems Science and Complexity, Vol. 23, No. 1, 35-49, 2010. PDF

8. T. Li, J. F. Zhang, Consensus conditions of multi-agent systems with time-varying topologies and stochastic communication noises, IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, Vol. 55, No. 9, 2043-2057, 2010. (Regular paper) PDF

7. T. Li, J. F. Zhang, Sampled-data based average consensus with measurement noises: convergence analysis and uncertainty principle, Science in China Series F: Information Sciences, Vol. 52, No. 11, 2089-2103, 2009. PDF

6. T. Li, J. F. Zhang, Mean square average consensus under measurement noises and fixed topologies: necessary and sufficient conditions, Automatica, Vol. 45, No. 8, 1929-1936, 2009. (Brief paper) PDF

5. T. Li, J. F. Zhang, Decentralized tracking-type games for multi-agent systems with coupled ARX models: asymptotic Nash equilibria, Automatica, Vol. 44, No. 3, 713- 725, 2008. (Regular paper) PDF

4. T. Li, J. F. Zhang, Asymptotically optimal decentralized control for large population stochastic multi-agent systems, IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, Vol. 53, No. 7, 1643-1660, 2008. (Regular paper) PDF

3. C. Q. Ma, T. Li, J. F. Zhang, Linear quadratic decentralized dynamic games for large population discrete-time stochastic multi-agent systems, Journal of Systems Science and Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 27, No. 3, 464-480, 2007. (In Chinese) PDF

2. T. Li, J. F. Zhang, Z. Q. Chen, Closed-loop stability analysis of time-delayed firstorder systems under generalized predictive control, Acta Aeronautica et Astronautica Sinica, Vol. 28, No. 3, 1-7, 2007. (In Chinese) PDF

1. T. Li, Z. Q. Chen, J. F. Zhang, Stability analysis of systems with proportional-integral generalized predictive control, Control Theory and Applications, Vol. 24, No. 1, 19-24, 2007. (In Chinese) PDF

Awards

2018: Chang Jiang Scholars Program, Ministry of Education, China, Youth Scholar.

2017: Shanghai Shu Guang Scholarship awarded by the Shanghai municipal government.

2016: Zhang Si-Ying (CCDC) Outstanding Youth Paper Award, 28th Chinese Control and Decision Conference (with Jiexiang Wang).

2015: Outstanding Young Scholars Fund of National Natural Science Foundation of China.

2015: Outstanding Contribution Award for 2014 Scinece in China, Series F: Information Sciences: Highly cited papers for the last five years. (with Prof. Ji-Feng Zhang)

2015: Shanghai Rising-star of Science and Technology

2012: Distinguished Dongfang Professorship awarded by the Shanghai municipal government.

2012: Chen Jingrun Future Star Prize awarded by Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, CAS.

2010: Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship Award.

2009: Best Paper Award of the 7th Asian Control Conference, Hong Kong, China (with Minyue Fu, Lihua Xie, Ji-Feng Zhang)

2009: Singapore Millennium Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award.

2009: Special President Prize of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

2008: Honourable Mention as one of the final lists for Young Author Prize at the 17th IFAC World Congress in Seoul, Korea.

2008: Outstanding President Prize of Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences.