• Name:Su Jianbo
  • Title:Professor
  • Office:2-409
  • Office Phone:34204276
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Research Field

robotics, sensor-based robotics, pattern recognition, multi-sensor information fusion, multi-agent coordination, networked robot, embed systems.


1985-1989, Dept. of Automation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Bachelor
1989-1992, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Master
1992-1995, Southeast University, Ph.D

Work experience

1995-1997, Post-Doc researcher, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences
1997- Dept. of Automation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Professor, Ph.D supervisor since 2000


supported by more than 15 projects from NSFC and MOE, MOST.

Propose Representation Space in Robotics to evaluate task realizability as well as transformation of unrealizable tasks to realizable ones under inner and external constraints of the robotic system.

Awards and Honors

"Best Associate Editor Award" by IEEE.
Excellent Talents of New Century by MOE, P.R.China, 2006.
Shuguang Scholar by MOE, Shanghai government in 2001.


Fundamental robotics for undergraduate students
Advanced robotics for master and ph.D students in Dept. of Automation


3 books and more than 260 technical papers published in above-mentioned research fields.
1. Yefei Chen, Jianbo SU, “Sparse Embedded Dictionary Learning on Face Recognition”, Pattern Recognition, Vol. 64, pp. 51–59, Apr. 2017.
2. Zhe Ma, Jianbo SU, “Aesthetics Evaluation for Robotic Chinese Calligraphy", IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, Vol.9, No.1, pp. 80- 90, 2017.
3. Lu Wang, Jianbo SU, Guofei Xiang, “ Robust Motion Control System Design with Scheduled Disturbance Observer”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 63, No.10, Pp. 6519-6529, Oct.2016.
4. Zhang, Yanjun, Zhang, Jun., Wang, Lu., Su, Jianbo, “Composite Disturbance Rejection Control based on Generalized Extended State Observer”, ISA Transactions, Vol.63, pp. 377-386, JUL 2016.
5. Lu Wang, Jianbo SU, “Robust Disturbance Rejection Control for Attitude Tracking of an Aircraft”, IEEE Transactions on Control System Technology, Vol. 23, No. 6, pp. 2361-2368, Nov. 2015.
6. Jianbo Su, Lu Wang, Jong Nam Yun, “A Design of Disturbance Observer in Standard H∞ Control Framework”, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Vol. 25, No. 16, pp. 2894-2910, Nov. 2015.
7. Zhe Ma, Zhe Yu, Jianbo SU, “Robust Uncalibrated Visual Servoing Control Based on Disturbance Observer”, ISA Transactions, Vol. 59, Pp. 193–204, Nov. 2015.
8. Yue Zhao, Jianbo Su, “New Sparse Facial Feature Description Model based on Salience Evaluation of Regions and Features”, International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, Vol.29, No.5, pp.1556007 (21 pages), Aug. 2015.
9. Lu Wang, Jianbo SU, “Disturbance Rejection Control for Non-minimum Phase Systems with Optimal Disturbance Observer”, ISA Transactions, Vol. 57, pp.1-9, July, 2015.
10. Jianbo SU, “Representation and inference of user intention for Internet robot”, IEEE Transactions on System, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, Vol. 44, No. 8, pp. 995-1002, Aug. 2014.
11. Jong Nam Yun and Jianbo Su, “Design of a Disturbance Observer for a Two-Link Manipulator With Flexible Joints”, IEEE Transactions on Control System Technology, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 809-815, March 2014.
12. Yongxiong Wang, Jianbo Su, “Automated defect and contaminant inspection of HVAC duct”, Automation in Construction, Vol. 41, pp.15-24, 2014.
13. Jong Nam Yun, Jianbo SU, Yong Il Kim, Yong Chun Kim, “Robust Disturbance Observer for Two-Inertia System”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 60, No. 7, pp.2700-2710, 2013.
14. Chenggang Liu, Christopher G. Atkeson, Jianbo Su, “Biped Walking Control Using a Trajectory Library”, Robotica, Vol. 31, No. 2, pp.311-322, Mar, 2013.
15. Jianbo Su, Wenlong Xie, “Motion Planning and Coordination for Robot Systems based on Representation Space”, IEEE Trans. System, Man and Cybernetics, Part B, Vol. 41, NO. 1, pp.248-259, Feb. 2011.
16. Jianbo Su, “Convergence Analysis for the Uncalibrated Robotic Hand-Eye Coordination Based on the Unmodeled Dynamics Observer”, Robotica,Vol. 28, No. 4, pp.597-605, July, 2010.
17. Wendong Peng, Zongli Lin, and Jianbo Su. “Computed Torque Control Based Composite Nonlinear Feedback Controller for Robot Manipulators with Bounded Torques”. IET Proc. Of Control Theory and Applications, Vol.3, No.6, pp.701-711, 2009.
18. Jianbo SU, Yanjun Zhang, “Integration of a Plug-and-Play Desktop Robotic System”, Robotica, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 403-409, 2009.
19. Jianbo SU, “Motion Compression for Telepresence Locomotion”, Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, Vol.16, No.4, pp. 385-398, 2007.
20. Jianbo Su,Ronald Chung,Liang Jin, “Homography-based Partitioning of Curved Surface for Stereo Correspondence Establishment”, Pattern Recognition Letters, Vol.28, No. 12, pp. 1459-1471, Sept. 2007.
21. Jianbo Su ,“Camera Calibration Based on Receptive Fields”, Pattern Recognition,Vol.40, No. 10, pp. 2837-2845, Oct. 2007.
22. Jianbo SU, Wenbin Qiu, Hongyu Ma, Pengyung Woo, “Calibration-Free Robotic Eye-Hand Coordination Based on an Auto Disturbance-Rejection Controller”, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Vol. 20, No. 5, pp. 899-907, Oct, 2004.
23. Jianbo Su, Hongyu Ma, Wenbin Qiu, Yugeng Xi, “Task-Independent Robotic Uncalibrated Hand-Eye Coordination Based on the Extended State Observer”, IEEE Trans. System, Man and Cybernetics, Part B, Vol.34, No. 4, pp. 1917-1922, Aug. 2004.
24. Jianbo SU, Yugeng Xi, Uwe D. Hanebeck, and Guenther Schmidt, “Nonlinear Visual Mapping Model for 3-D Visual Tracking with Uncalibrated Eye-in-Hand Robotic System”, IEEE Trans. System, Man and Cybernetics, Part B, Vol. 34, No.1, 652-659, Feb., 2004.
25. Jianbo Su, Jun Wang, Yugeng, Xi, “Incremental Learning with Balanced Update on Receptive Fields for Multi-Sensor Data Fusion”, IEEE Trans. System, Man and Cybernetics, Part B, Vol. 34, No.1, 659-665, Feb., 2004.
26. Jun Wang, Jianbo SU, Yugeng Xi, COM-Based Software Architecture for Multi-Sensor Fusion System, International Journal of Information Fusion, Vol.2, No. 4, pp.261-270, Dec., 2001.