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Dr Kit Qichun Zhang

Associate Professor

Faculty/Dept/School Faculty of Eng & Digital Technologies
Telephone +441274 232123


Qichun 'Kit' Zhang was awarded PhD degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Control Systems Centre, University of Manchester, UK. Dr Zhang joined the Department of Computer Science, University of Bradford as Lecturer in 2019. Before that, he was Senior Lecturer in Dynamics and Control at De Montfort University and Senior Research Officer in Neural Engineering at University of Essex. His current research interests include stochastic dynamic systems, artificial intelligence, data-driven learning and design. He has published 80+ publications widely over the above areas. Dr Zhang is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) recognised by British Engineering Council and a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He holds the Membership of IET and the Senior Membership of IEEE. Currently, he is Associate Editor for IEEE Access and Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing (JIMS). He is a member of EPSRC Peer-review College and a member of IET Engineering Safety Policy Panel. 


Stochastic Systems, Control Systems, Non-Gaussian Systems, Entropy Optimisation, Stochastic Distribution Control, Probabilistic Decoupling, Performance Enhancement, Non-Gaussian Filtering, Data-driven Design and Optimisation, Computational Neuroscience, Brain-Computer Interface. 

Professional activities

  • 01-JAN-16: University of Manchester - PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering


TitleAn EKF-Based Performance Enhancement Scheme for Stochastic Nonlinear Systems by Dynamic Set-Point Adjustment (2020)
AuthorsTang X.;Zhang Q.;Hu L.
JournalIeee Access
TitleNeural Membrane Mutual Coupling Characterisation using Entropy-based Iterative Learning Identification (2020)
AuthorsXiafei Tang, Qichun Zhang, Xuewu Dai, Yiqun Zou
JournalIeee Access
DOI 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3037816
TitleRBFNN-based Minimum Entropy Filtering for a Class of Stochastic Nonlinear Systems (2019)
AuthorsYin X.;Zhang Q.;Wang H.;Ding Z.
JournalIEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
TitleOutput Feedback Stabilization for MIMO Semi-linear Stochastic Systems with Transient Optimisation (2019)
AuthorsZhang Q.;Hu L.;Gow J.
JournalInternational Journal of Automation and Computing
TitleAn introductory survey of probability density function control (2019)
AuthorsRen, M.; Zhang, Qichun; Zhang, J.
TitleObserver-based parametric decoupling controller design for a class of multi-variable non-linear uncertain systems (2018)
AuthorsZhang Q.;Yin X.
JournalSystems Science And Control Engineering
TitleEKF-Based Enhanced Performance Controller Design for Nonlinear Stochastic Systems (2018)
AuthorsZhou Y.;Zhang Q.;Wang H.;Zhou P.;Chai T.
JournalIEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
TitleOutput Feedback Stabilization for a Class of Multi-Variable Bilinear Stochastic Systems with Stochastic Coupling Attenuation (2017)
AuthorsZhang Q.;Zhou J.;Wang H.;Chai T.
JournalIEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
TitleParametric covariance assignment using a reduced-order closed-form covariance model (2016)
AuthorsZhang Q.;Wang Z.;Wang H.
JournalSystems Science And Control Engineering
TitleDecoupling control in statistical sense: minimised mutual information algorithm (2016)
AuthorsZhang Q.;Wang A.
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Mechatronic Systems