Jun Zhang (张峻)

Research Fellow
Room 418, LongBin Hall
UM-SJTU Joint Institute
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
800 DongChuan Road
MinHang District, Shanghai, 200240
People’s Republic of China

Email: zhangjun12 at sjtu dot edu dot cn

Research Interests

  • Motion control
  • Control in quantum technologies



  • University of California at Berkeley, EECS, Ph.D., July 2003
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Automation, Dr. Eng., July 1997
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University, B.E. in Automatic Control and and B.S. in Applied Math, July 1993


Honors and Awards

  • Kai-Yuan Best 10 Faculties, SJTU, 2019
  • Ling Hong-Xun Excellent Faculty Award, SJTU (2 awardees campuswise), 2017
  • Excellent Research Award, JI, SJTU, 2014
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, SJTU (4 awardees campuswise), 2014
  • Champion, Solid Ball Throwing (2 KG), 35+ Age Group, SJTU Games, 2012
  • Shanghai PuJiang Program, 2011
  • Regent’s Fellowship, University of California at Berkeley, 1997
  • Young Author Prize, the 8th National Process Control Conference, China Association of Automation, 1996
  • Samsung scholarship, SJTU (4 recipients on campus), 1996
  • Outstanding Student Award, SJTU (top 1% of all the students), 1992



  • Fall 2016: Vm564/Ve560 Linear Systems, Vm461/Ve460 Automatic Control
  • Summer 2016: Ve663 Advanced topics in control II
  • Fall 2015: Vm461/Ve460 Automatic Control
  • Summer 2015: Ve562 Nonlinear Systems and Control
  • Spring 2015: Ve662 Advanced topics in control I
  • Fall 2014: Vm564/Ve560 Linear Systems, Vm461/Ve460 Automatic Control
  • Spring 2014: Ve663 Advanced topics in control II
  • Fall 2013: Vm564/Ve560 Linear Systems, Vm461/Ve460 Automatic Control
  • Summer 2013: Vm461/Ve460 Automatic Control
  • Spring 2013: Ve662 Advanced topics in control I
  • Fall 2012: Vm564/Ve560 Linear Systems
  • Spring 2012: Ve562 Nonlinear Systems and Control
  • Fall 2011: Vm564/Ve560 Linear Systems, Vm461/Ve460 Automatic Control
  • Fall 2010: Vm564/Ve560 Linear Systems
  • Summer 2010: Vm461/Ve460 Automatic Control


Journal Publications

Quantum Control

  1. Hailong Wang, Kai Zhang, Nicolas Treps, Claude Fabre, Jun Zhang, and Jietai Jing. Generation of hexapartite entanglement in a four-wave-mixing process with a spatially structured pump: Theoretical studyPhys. Rev. A, , 102, 022417, 2020.
  2. Shibei Xue, Jun Zhang, and Ian R. Petersen. Identification of Non-Markovian Environments for Spin ChainsIEEE Trans. on Control Systems Technology, 27(6), 2574-2580, 2019.
  3. Yuanlong Wang, Daoyi Dong, Bo Qi, Jun Zhang, Ian R. Petersen, and Hidehiro Yonezawa. A Quantum Hamiltonian Identification Algorithm: Computational complexity and Error AnalysisIEEE Trans. on Automatic Control, 63(5), 1388-1403, 2018.
  4. Xiaozhou Pan, Hui Chen, Tianxiang Wei, Jun Zhang, Alberto M. Marino, Nicolas Treps, Claude Fabre, Ryan T. Glasser, Jietai Jing. Experimental realization of quantum feedback parametric amplifier with four-wave mixingPhys. Rev. B Rapid Communications, 97, 161115(R), 2018.
  5. Mohan Sarovar, Jun Zhang, and Lishan Zeng. Reliability of analog quantum simulationEPJ Quantum Technology, 4:1, 2017.
  6. Lishan Zeng, Jun Zhang, and Mohan Sarovar. Schedule path optimization for quantum annealing and adiabatic quantum computingJ. of Phys. A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 49, 165305, 2016.
  7. J. Zhang and M. Sarovar. Identification of open quantum systems from observable time tracesPhys. Rev. A, 91, 052121, 2015.
  8. J. Zhang and M. Sarovar. Quantum Hamiltonian identification from measurement time tracesPhys. Rev. Lett., 113, 080401, 2014.
  9. J. Zhang, G. Q. He, and F. He. Optimal laser pulse design for transferring the nuclear wave packet of H2+Molecular Physics, 112(14), 1929-1937, 2014.
  10. Y. D. Wu, R. Z. Cai, G. Q. He, and J. Zhang. Quantum Secret Sharing with Continuous Variable Graph StateQuantum Information Processing, 13(5), 1085-1102, 2014.
  11. J. Zhang, L. Greenman, X. T. Deng, and K. B. Whaley. Robust control pulses design for electron shuttling in solid state devicesIEEE Trans. on Control Systems Technology, 22(6), 2354-2359, 2014.
  12. J. Zhang, L. Greenman, X. T. Deng, I. M. Hayes, and K. B. Whaley. Optimal Control for Electron ShuttlingPhys. Rev. B, 87, 235324, 2013.
  13. J. Zhang and R. Kosut. Quantum potential design for electron transmission in semiconductor nanodevicesIEEE Trans. on Control Systems Technology, 21(3), 869-874, 2013.
  14. J. Zhang. Entanglement dynamics of two-qubit pure stateQuantum Information Processing, 12(4), 1627-1636, 2013.
  15. J. Zhang. Geometric method in quantum controlChinese Science Bulletin, 57(18), 2223-2227, 2012.
  16. P. Kuopanportti, M. Mottonen, V. Bergholm, O.-P. Saira, J. Zhang, and K. B. Whaley. Suppression of 1/f noise in one-qubit systemsPhys. Rev. A, 77, 032334, 2008.
  17. M. Mottonen, R. de Sousa, J. Zhang, and K. B. Whaley. High-fidelity one-qubit operations under random telegraph noisePhys. Rev. A, 73, 022332, 2006.
  18. J. Zhang and K. B. Whaley. Optimal generation of single-qubit operation from an always-on interaction by algebraic decouplingPhys. Rev. A, 73, 022306, 2006.
  19. J. Zhang and K. B. Whaley. Generation of quantum logic operations from physical HamiltoniansPhys. Rev. A, 71, 052317, 2005.
  20. B. L. T. Plourde, J. Zhang, K. B. Whaley, F. K. Wilhelm, T. L. Robertson, T. Hime, S. Linzen, P. A. Reichardt, C.-E. Wu, and John Clarke. Entangling flux qubits with a bipolar dynamic inductancePhys. Rev. B Rapid Communications, 70, 140501(R), 2004.
  21. J. Zhang, J. Vala, S. Sastry, and K. B. Whaley. Minimum construction of two-qubit quantum operationsPhys. Rev. Lett., 93, 020502, 2004.
  22. J. Zhang, J. Vala, S. Sastry, and K. B. Whaley. Optimal quantum circuit synthesis from Controlled-Unitary gatesPhys. Rev. A, 69, 042309, 2004.
  23. J. Zhang, J. Vala, S. Sastry, and K. B. Whaley. Exact two-qubit universal quantum circuitPhys. Rev. Lett., 91, 027903, 2003.
  24. J. Zhang, J. Vala, S. Sastry, and K. B. Whaley. Geometric theory of nonlocal two-qubit operationsPhys. Rev. A, 67, 042313, 2003.

Other control

  1. N. Xu, X. Lei, P. Ao, and J. Zhang. Bifurcation analysis for phage lambda with binding energy uncertaintyComputational Biology Journal, vol. 2014, 465216, 2014.
  2. P. Zheng, D. Li, Y. Xi, and J. Zhang. Improved model prediction and RMPC design for LPV systems with bounded parameter changesAutomatica, 49(12), 3695-3699, 2013.
  3. N. Yang, D. Li, J. Zhang, and Y. Xi. Model Predictive Controller Design and Implementation on FPGA with Application to Motor Servo SystemControl Engineering Practice, 20, 1229-1235, 2012.
  4. J. Zhang and X. Wang. Hard disk drive seeking profile optimisation via linear programmingInt. J. of Control, 84(4), 758, 2011.
  5. J. Lygeros, K. H. Johansson, S. Simic, J. Zhang, and S. Sastry. Dynamical properties of hybrid automataIEEE Trans. on Automatic Control, 48(1), 2-17, 2003.
  6. J. Zhang, K. H. Johansson, J. Lygeros, and S. Sastry. Zeno hybrid systemsInt. J. of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 11(5), 435-451, 2001.
  7. J. Zhang, K. H. Johansson, J. Lygeros, and S. Sastry. Dynamical systems revisited: Hybrid systems with Zeno executions, In B. Krogh and N. Lynch editors, Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlag, New York, 2000.
  8. J. Zhang and Y. Xi. Some GPC stability resultsInt. J. of Control, 70(5), 831-840, 1998.
  9. Y. Xi and J. Zhang. Study on the closed-loop properties of GPCScience in China (Series E), 40, 54-63, 1997.


Journal Publications in Chinese (prior to 1998)

  1. J. Zhang and Y. Xi. Several Stability Results on GPC System. Control theory and applications, 15(1), 24-30, 1998.
  2. Y. Xi, J. Zhang, and W. Wu. Further study on properties of GPC system. ACTA Automatica Sinica, 24(3), 400-404, 1998.
  3. J. Zhang and Y. Xi. A direct constrained predictive control algorithm based on geometric analysis. Control and Decision, 12(2), 184-187, 1997.
  4. J. Zhang and J. Chen. Control system design and simulation in Matlab. Electrical Automation, 4, 7-9, 1997.
  5. J. Zhang and Y. Xi. Deadbeat property study on GPC. Control theory and applications, 14(5), 733-737, 1997.
  6. J. Zhang and Y. Xi. Robustness analysis on GPC with noise filter. Control and Decision, 12(3), 260-263, 1997.
  7. J. Zhang and Y. Xi. Eigen polynomial coefficient mapping study in GPC. J. of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 30, 49-59, 1996.
  8. J. Zhang and Y. Xi. Study on the stability of GPC. J. of Zhejiang University, 30, 25-31, 1996.
  9. J. Zhang and Y. Xi. A dynamic matrix control algorithm with constraints. J. of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 30, 18-23, 1996.