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Zhou Yi


Research Areas:
Human-Machine Interfaces, Robotics, Automation and Control


  • PhD, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, 2008
  • B. Eng (First Class Hons.), Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, 2004


  • Excellent Teaching Journal Award, Singapore Polytechnic, 2011
  • 3rd Place of RoboCup World Champion Competition: Festo Logistics Competition, 2010.
  • R&D Publication Award, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Singapore Polytechnic, 2008.
  • Gold prize for the most popular research award in College of Engineering Exhibition (COE), NTU, 2006.
  • Bronze EEE Color Award, for excellent achievements in academe and activities NTU, 2004.
  • Certificate of merit for publication award (student category, Institution of Engineers), Singapore, 2004.
  • 1st Class Freshman Award, Zhejiang University, China, 1999.


Research Interests

  • Machine learning
  • Fuzzy neural networks
  • Optimization
  • Autonomous and unmanned system
  • Robotics
  • Multi-agent system

Research Projects

  • Collaborator/Co-PI for the RFID-based Autonomous Navigation of AGVs for Port Automation, MOE-TIF 2011-2013;
  • PI for Tele-robotics system for education and assistive applications, Toteboard R&D model project, 2009-2011;
  • Co-PI for Development of emotional expression system for social robots, Toteboard R&D model project, 2009-2011;
  • Co-PI for Underwater robot swarm, Toteboard R&D model project, 2007-2010;


  • Meng Joo Er and Yi Zhou, Theory and novel applications of machine learning, book editors, published by Intechweb publisher, 2009.
  • Yi Zhou and Meng Joo Er: An evolutionary approach toward dynamic self-generated fuzzy inference systems, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B, Vol. 38, No. 4, pp. 963-969, August, 2008.
  • Meng Joo Er and Yi Zhou: Automatic generation of fuzzy inference systems via unsupervised learning, Neural Networks, Vol. 21, No. 10, pp. 1556-1566, December 2008.
  • Meng Joo Er and Yi Zhou: A novel framework for automatic generation of fuzzy neural networks, Neurocomputing, Vol. 71, pp. 584-591, 2008.