University of California, Riverside

Bourns College of Engineering

Jie Chen

Faculty Profile

Faculty Profile

Jie Chen

Professor of Electrical Engineering
Jie Chen

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering
University of Michigan, 1990

428 Winston Chung Hall
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-3688
Facsimile: 951-827-2425
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Former Institution: School of Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology


Jie Chen teaches at The University of California, Riverside, California in the field of systems and control, and signal processing. He was born in Yichun, Jiangxi Province, The People's Republic of China on January 14, 1963. He received the B.S. degree in aerospace engineering from Northwestern Polytechnic University, Xian, China in 1982, the M.S.E. degree in electrical engineering, the M.A. degree in mathematics, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, all from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1985, 1987, and 1990, respectively.

From 1990 to 1993, he was with School of Aerospace Engineering and School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia. He joined University of California, Riverside, California as an Assistant Professor in 1994, where he became an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering in 1997, a Professor in 1999, and served as Professor and Department Chair from 2001 to 2006. He has held guest positions and visiting appointments with Northwestern Polytechnic University, Xian, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, Harbin Institute of Technology-Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China; Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan; and The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, The University of Western Sydney, Penrith, Australia. His main research interests are in the areas of networked control, linear multivariable systems theory, system identification, robust control, optimization, and signal processing. He is the author of two books, respectively, (with G. Gu) Control-Oriented System Identification: An H-infinity Approach (Wiley-Interscience, 2000), and (with K. Gu and V.L. Kharitonov) Stability of Time-Delay Systems (Birkhauser, 2003).

Dr. Chen is a recipient of 1996 US National Science Foundation CAREER Award, of 2004 SICE International Award, and of 2006 Natural Science Foundation of China Outstanding Overseas Young Scholar Award. He was a past Associate Editor for Automatica, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Journal of Control Theory and Applications, and a past Guest Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. He currently serves as the founding Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Control Science and Engineering, and a Guest Editor for the IEEE Control Systems Magazine. In addition, he served on program committees for numerous international conferences in the systems and control area, including IFAC Symposium on System Identification and Parameter Estimation, the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, the IEEE Conference on Control Applications, and American Control Conference. He has been a member of the IFAC Technical Committee on Modeling, Identification and Signal Processing since 1994, and a member of the IFAC Technical Committee on Linear Control Systems since 2002.


  • B.S. Aerospace Engineering 1982 Northwestern Polytechnic University, Xian, China
  • M.A. Mathematics 1987 University of Michigan
  • M.S.E. Electrical Engineering 1985 University of Michigan
  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering 1990 University of Michigan


  • Best Paper Presentation Award, 1993 American Control Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 1993
  • Adjunct Professor, by invitation, Northwestern Polytechnic University, China, 1994 - Present
  • UCR Regents Fellowship Award, UCR, 1995
  • National Science Foundation Career Award, 1996
  • Guest Professor, Zhejiang University, China, 1997 - present
  • Visiting Fellow, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, July 2000
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, P.R. China, January - June 2000
  • Guest Professor, Dalian Institute of Technology, Dalian, P.R. China, 8/2001 – present
  • SICE International Award, SICE Annual Meeting, 2004
  • Adjunct Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology-Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen, P.R. China, since April 2004.
  • Visiting Fellow, School of Quantitative Methods and Mathematical Sciences, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, Australia, May-June, 2004.
  • Outstanding Overseas Young Scholar Award, Natural Science of Foundation of China, 2006.
  • Fellow, IEEE, 2007.
  • Fellow, AAAS, 2008.

Research Areas

Research Specialization: Dr. Chen's current research interests include system identification, robust control, linear multivariable system theory, networked control, optimization and complexity theory.

Selected Publications

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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Bourns College of Engineering
446 Winston Chung Hall

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