Tairan Liu


Tairan Liu received his B.Sc. degree in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, Anhui, China, in 2012, and the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, in 2020. He held postdoctoral appointments at the University of Georgia (2020-2021) and North Carolina State University (2021-2022) before starting as an assistant professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at CSULB in August 2022. His research mainly focuses on control theory, multi-agent systems, and robotics.


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University, USA, 2020
  • B.S., Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Science and Technology of China, P.R. China, 2012

Professional Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, California State University, Long Beach, 2022 - Present
  • Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2021 - 2022
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Georgia, 2020 - 2021

Research Interests

  • System and Control Theory
  • Multi-Agent / Robot System
  • Cyber-Physical System
  • Complex Network
  • Large-Scale Networked System
  • Cooperative Control
  • Distributed System / Algorithm
  • Human-Robot / Swarm Interaction
  • Robotics
  • Applications or intersections of the above areas:
    • Smart farming, precision agriculture, farm management, livestock management, aquaculture management
    • Intelligent transportation, ground / low-altitude traffic control, smart city, connected vehicles, urban air mobility, eVTOL
    • Multi-robot task allocation, smart manufacturing / construction, surgery, operation
    • Communication networks, social networks

Teaching Interests

Dynamics, Control, Robotics