Weinan Gao, Ph.D. 高伟男

Email: weinan [dot] gao[at] nyu [dot] edu

Assistant Professor, IEEE Senior Member

Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering

College of Engineering and Science

Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, Florida 32901

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Professional Appointments

  • Aug. 2020-Now: Assistant Professor, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne FL USA

  • Aug. 2017- Jul. 2020: Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro GA USA

  • May. 2018-Jul. 2018: Visiting Professor, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory, Cambridge MA USA

Area of Expertise

  • Robotic Control

  • Reinforcement Learning

  • Adaptive Dynamic Programming

  • Output Regulation

  • Optimal Control

  • Cooperative Control

  • Sampled-data Systems

  • Intelligent Transportation Systems

  • Connected Vehicles & Autonomous Vehicles


  • Engineering Research Initiation Award, NSF 2022

  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, IET Control Theory and Applications, 2019

  • David Goodman Research Award, Dept. ECE, New York University, 2019

  • Faculty Development Summer Award, Georgia Southern University, 2019

  • Best Paper Award, IEEE RCAR, 2018

  • Faculty Development Travel Award, Georgia Southern University, 2017, 2019

  • Undergraduate Research Award, Mentor, Georgia Southern University, 2017-2018

  • Best Paper Award, IEEE UEMCON, 2017

  • Student Travel Award, American Control Conference, 2015, 2016, 2017

  • Provost Fellowship, at New York University, 2013

  • China National Graduate Scholarship, 2012

  • China National Undergraduate Scholarship, 2010

  • Meritorious Winner, in the International Mathematical Contest in Modeling, 2010