Professor Qing-Long Han is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Quality) and Distinguished Professor at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. He is a leading researcher at the international level in the field of Control Theory and Control Engineering. He is one of The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014 and The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2015. He is a highly cited researcher in Engineering by Thomson Reuters on the lists of highly cited researchers 2014 and highly cited researchers 2015 (http://highlycited.com/). There are total 187 and 157 highly cited researchers in Engineering on the lists of highly cited researchers 2014 and highly cited researchers 2015, respectively. He is one of only six Australian researchers on the lists to earn the distinction. At the University Rockhampton Graduation Ceremony on 6 March 2014, Central Queensland University awarded him the Title of Laureate Professor for his international research achievements and leadership, establishment of the Centre for Intelligent and Networked Systems, impressive portfolio of publications in world class journals, and research grant successes. In March 2010, he was appointed a prestigious Chair by China’s Ministry of Education, “Chang Jiang (Yangtze River) Scholar Chair Professor” in recognition of his outstanding contributions to Control Theory and Control Engineering. In August 2011, the Talents Coordination Committee of Shanxi Province of China confirmed that he was selected and appointed as “100 Talents Program” Chair Professor due to his outstanding contributions to Control Theory and Control Engineering. In September 2013, October 2014, and May 2015, he was selected and appointed “Overseas Distinguished Professor” by Shanghai Education Committee, Shanghai Municipality, China.
Professor Han has been conducting research in the field of Control Theory and Control Engineering. He has published over three hundred (300) fully-refereed papers in prestigious journals and leading conferences, two research-based books (monographs), one research-based book chapter, and edited two conference proceedings and four special issues. In particular, since 2001, he has published one hundred and forty-seven (147) fully-refereed high quality journal articles, of which fifty-two (52) are Tier A* journal articles, thirty (30) are Tier A journal articles. Among these articles, twenty-one (21) articles are published in Automatica and twelve (12) articles are published in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (Tier A* journals, the two best journals in the area of automatic control) and forty-eight (48) articles are published in the most prestigious IEEE Transactions.
Professor Han’s research work has been cited 10760 times with h-index of 50, i10-index of 125 according to Google Scholar, 8263 times with h-index of 43 according to SCOPUS, and 6382 times with h-index of 39 according to ISI Web of Science.
Professor Han has served as Chair of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) Technical Committee on Network-based Control Systems and Applications, Member of IEEE IES Technical Committee on SmartGrids, Member of IFAC Technical Committee on Networked Systems, Member of IFAC Technical Committee on LinearControlSystems, and Member of IFAC Technical Committee on Power and Energy Systems.
Professor Han’s managerial experience includes as Pro Vice Chancellor (Research Quality) at Swinburne University of Technology, Deputy Dean (Research), Griffith Sciences at Griffith University, and over eight years as Associate Dean (Research and Innovation) of the Higher Education Division/Faculty and over six years as Founding Director of the Centre for Intelligent and Networked Systems during which he has managed to foster many research activities at Swinburne University of Technology, Griffith Sciences, Griffith University, Australia and Central Queensland University, Australia. He has served a number of Swinburne University’s of Technology, Griffith University’s and Central Queensland University’s committees including Griffith Sciences Executive, Griffith Sciences Research Committee, Higher Education Division Executive, Faculty Executive, RQF panel for engineering, ERA panel for Engineering, Academic Board, Research Committee of Academic Board, Research Higher Degrees Committee and so on.
Professor Han has served as an expert of international standing to evaluate applications for Australian Research Council (ARC) Australian Laureate Fellowships, ARC Future Fellowships, ARC Discovery Projects, ARC Linkage Projects, ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA), and Chang Jiang (Yangtze River) Scholar Distinguished Professorships/Chair Professorships, Ministry of Education, China.