Weinan Gao, Ph.D. 高伟男

Email: wgao [at] fit [dot] edu

Assistant Professor

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

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

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

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


  • 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

Open Ph.D. Positions

I am looking for Ph.D. candidates in Spring 2021. Students who have strong background in control systems, mathematics, and robotics are encouraged to apply for the Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Florida Institute of Technology. Please send me your resume and transcripts if you are interested in joining my research group. Please visit this link for more detail.