Associate Prof. Dr. Zhuquan Zang

PhD, MSc, BSc

Associate Professor | Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Contact Details Telephone: +60 85 443939 Extn: 2483 Fax: +60 85 443837 Location: SK3-445 Email:

Associate Professor Zhuquan Zang received the BSc degree from Shandong Normal University and MSc degree from Shandong University, Jinan, China. He received the PhD degree in systems engineering from the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia in 1993.

From 1993 to 1994 he worked at the University of Western Australia as a Research Associate in the area of optimization, optimal control and system identification. From 1994 to 2002 he worked at the Australian Telecommunications Research Institute (ATRI), Curtin University of Technology first as a Research Fellow and then as a Senior Research Fellow. From 2002 to 2005, he worked at the Western Australian Telecommunications Research Institute (WATRI) — A joint venture between Curtin University of Technology and the University of western Australia. During this period, he was also affiliated with the Australian Telecommunications Cooperative Research Center (ATcrc). Since the beginning of 2006, he has been with the School of Engineering and Science, Curtin University Sarawak campus, Malaysia.

Academic History

  • PhD in Systems Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. Thesis title: Performance Analysis and Enhancement of Adaptive Control Systems.
  • MSc in Mathematics, Shandong University, Jinan, China. Thesis title: Method of upper and lower solutions for nonlinear differential equations in infinite dimensional spaces.
  • BSc in Mathematics, Shandong Normal University. Jinan, China.

Research Interests

Dr Zang’s current main research interest lies in the areas of constrained analog and digital filter set design for bandwidth-efficient multiuser communications, wideband waveform design for radar and sonar, and computationally efficient optimization methods and their application to array signal processing, system modeling, identification and control, and multiuser wireless communication networking.


  • Z. Zang and R.R. Bitmead, “Transient bounds for adaptive control systems”, IEEE Trans. Automat. Control, vol. 39, pp. 171-175, 1994.

  • Z. Zang, R.R. Bitmead, and M. Gevers, “Iterative weighted least squares identification and weighted LQG control design”, Automatica, vol. 31, pp. 1577-1594, 1995.

  • Z. Zang, B. Vo, A. Cantoni, and K.L. Teo, “Continuous-time envelope constrained filter design via orthonormal filters”, IEE Proceedings: Vision, Image and Signal Processing, vol. 142, pp. 389-394, 1995.

  • Z. Zang, A. Cantoni, and K.L. Teo, “Continuous-time envelope constrained filter design via Laguerre filters and H infinity optimization methods”, IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, vol. 46, No. 10, pp. 2601-2610, 1998.

  • S. Nordebo and Z. Zang, “Semi-Infinite linear programming: a unified approach to digital filter design with time and frequency domain specifications”, IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems–II, vol. 46, no. 6, pp. 765-775, 1999.

  • S.S. Abeysekera and Z. Zang, “Optimal Laguerre filters for Sigma-Delta demodulator circuits”, Signal Processing, vol. 80, pp. 205-209, 2000.

  • S. Nordebo, Z. Zang, and I. Claesson, “A semi–infinite quadratic programming algorithm with applications to array pattern synthesis”, IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems–II, vol. 48, no. 3, pp.225-232, 2001.

  • B. Jiao , S. Nordholm, W.Y. Yan, and Z. Zang, “Signal set design with constrained magnitude spectrum and phase structure”, Int. J. Adaptive Control and Signal Processing – Special Issue on “Advances in Signal Processing for Mobile Radio Communications”, vol.16, no.8, pp.603-617, October 2002.

  • Z. Zang and S. Nordholm, “Design of ODMA digital waveforms using nonconvex optimization methods”, Annals of Operational Research, vol. 133, pp. 319-330, 2005.

  • T. Wang, W.Y. Yan, and Z. Zang, “Optimal Design of spectrum constrained analog signal sets with correlation analysis”, IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems–I, vol. 53, no. 8, Aug. 2006

Research Resource Funding

  • 2004 Curtin University Developmental Research Grant
  • 2005 Curtin University Developmental Research Grant

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (USA)

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