Peng-Yung Woo (吴本荣)

Professor, Electrical Engineering
Director, Robotics and Intelligent Systems Lab

Tel: 815-753-0706


  • B.S. (1981) in Physics/Electronics, Fudan University, China
  • M.S. (1983) in Electrical Engineering, Drexel University, USA
  • Ph.D. (1988) in Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Research Interests

Robotics, Intelligent control, Digital control, Digital signal processing, Image processing, Fuzzy systems, Neural networks

Work Experience

Department of Electrical Engineering, NIU (1988-present)

Professional Associations and Honors

  • Senior Member, IEEE
  • Member, IASTED Standing Technical Committee
  • Advisory Professor, Tongji University, China
  • Editor, ISRN Robotics
  • Editor, Software Engineering
  • Name in Strathmore Who’s Who
  • Name in various editions of Marquis Who’s Who
  • Name in various editions of Cambridge Who’s Who

Selected Publications

  1. “Remote Telephone Control System”
    IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, Vol.43, No.2, pp103-111, May 1997
  2. “Stable Neural-Network-Based Adaptive Control for Sampled Data Nonlinear Systems”
    IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, Vol.9, No.5, pp956-968, Sep.1998
  3. “The Invariance of Node-Voltage Sensitivity Sequence & Its Application in a Unified Fault Detection Dictionary Method”
    IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (I), Vol.46, No.10, pp1222-1227, October 1999
  4. “Fault Detection Method for the Sub-Circuits of a Cascade Linear Circuit”
    IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (I), Vol.47, No.8, pp1254-1258, Aug.2000
  5. “Neural Network-Based Adaptive Controller Design of Robotic Manipulator with an Observer”
    IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, Vol.12, No.1, pp54-67, Jan.2001
  6. “Fault Detection for Linear Analog IC -- The Method of Short-Circuit Admittance Parameters”
    IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (I), Vol.49, No.1, pp105-108, Jan.2002
  7. “An Adaptive Fuzzy Sliding Mode Controller for Robotic Manipulators”
    IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (A), Vol.33, No.2, pp149-159, March 2003
  8. “Calibration-Free Robotic Eye-Hand Coordination Based-on an Auto Disturbance-Rejection Controller”
    IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Vol.20, No.5, pp899-907, Oct.2004
  9. “Reduced-Order Gain Scheduled Output/State Feedback Control Based on Hinf Performance Preserved Interpolation”
    IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol.13, No.4, pp670-681, July 2005
  10. “Fuzzy Supervisory Sliding Mode and Neural Network Control for Robotic Manipulators”
    IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol.53, No.3, pp929-940, June 2006
  11. “A Novel Approach to Using Color Information in Improving Face Recognition Systems Based    on Multi-Layer Neural Networks”
    Recent Advances in Face Recognition, In-Tech Education and Publishing, 2008
  12. Efficient Music Note Recognition Based on a Self-Organizing Map Tree and Linear Vector Quantization”
    Soft Computing, Vol. 13, No. 12, pp.1187-1198, October 2009

Research Projects

Over 40 projects possessing NIU sponsored-project numbers for the local industries during the past 19 years


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