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                        Jian-Fu Cao

                      Professor/Ph.D. advisor

          Director, Institute of Automatic Control,

       School of Electronic & Information

        Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University,

        Secretary-general,ShaanXi Association

        of Automation(SXAA) 

        Director,China of Automation Society


1991-1996  Ph.D. Institute of System Engineering, Xi’anJiaotongUniversity

1988-1991  M.S. Institute of System Engineering, Xi’anJiaotongUniversity

1979-1983 B.E. Department of Computer Science, Xi’anJiaotongUniversity 


Tel:(+86) 029-82664629 
School of  Electronic and Information Engineering, Xian Jiaotong University, Xi’an,710049, P. R. China


Working Experience

2015.11 - Present    Professor, Shaanxi Robot Advanced Control Laboratory

2012.09 - 2012.10    Senior visiting professor, University of Cambridge and University of Oxford
2005.09 - 2005.10    Senior visiting professor, Germany Siemens
2004.05 - Present    Professor,  School of  Electronic and  Information Engineering,  State key Laboratory for  Manufacturing System Engineering
1997.01 - 2004.04    Associate professor, School of Electronic and Information Engineering

1983.08 -1988.08     Engineer, Beijing Machine Tool Research Institute

Research Interests

 1)  Robot Advanced Control and Intelligent Sensing

       Mainly engaged in industrial  robotics intelligent control,Robot vision positioning, multiple  perceptual fusion and drive control, and robotics 3D sensing 

 technology   research.

 2) System control and diagnosis based on big data

       Mainly engaged in the control and diagnosis of complex system, nonlinear spectrum theory, Industrial big data processing and application.   .     

 3)  Smart factory  and  Industrial Internet of Things

       Mainly engaged in  industrial internet of things (Lot, WSN), industrial cloud platform, control system of intelligent  production line, and smart  factory integration, optimization and control, etc. 

 4 )  NC equipment control and intelligent technology

     Mainly engaged in multi-axis  motion control system,high-performance  CNC system, machine learning and its application in nc equipment.

Research Grants

    The team led by Professor Cao Jianfu uses advanced control theory, artificial intelligent methods to do the research and engineering application on advanced robot control and intelligent sensing, intelligent manufacturing system, industrial system control and diagnosis, industrial internet of things to meet the major national demands of robot and intelligent equipment.Professor Cao Jianfu successively took charge in National key R & D plan projects, 863 key projects, 973 key projects, NSF projects, provincial key projects and national cooperation projects of more than 40 as well as series of the national NSF projects and other technology projects more than 10.

       He has got scientific research results to reward at all levels 5 times, including National Award for Science Development 2nd Prize,Technology Progress 2nd Prize in Shanxi Provience. He is also the editor in chief of a monograph and one of the editors of another.There are more than 100 published academic articles, which include 40 articles indexed by SCI or EI,and 60 articles of international journals and conferences. Besides,13 patents authorized, including 10 invention patents, and 3 software copyright authorized.Many of his scientific research achievement like high grade numerical control system, motion controller, robot controller and digital workshop system have been used in many industrial enterprises.


   1) The Second Prize of the National Science and Technology Progress,2009 
   2) Technology Progress 2nd Prize in Shanxi Provience ,2005
   3) First national machine tool technology exhibition 1st prize,1987
   4) Second level in the "333" high level of Jiangsu Provience,2011
   5) Technology Progress 3nd Prize in Shanxi Provience,2009
   6) China Aerospace Science and Technology 3rd prize,2008