Duan Haibin (1976—) is currently a professor with the School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, Beihang University. He received the Ph.D. degree from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA) in 2005. He was once an engineer of Shenyang Aircraft Design Research Institute of AVIC, and a technician of China Aviation Motor Control System Institute.
His research focuses on multiple UAS autonomous formation control, and biological computer vision. He has led a number of national or military projects and been invited to give speeches or keynote speeches in many major academic conferences. He has authored or coauthored more than 70 papers in journals listed in the Science Citation Index. He is the inventor of Pigeon-Inspired Optimization (PIO) algorithm. There are 27 patents in his name.
He is a senior member of IEEE, a member of IFAC TC7.5. He serves as the founding Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics (IJICC). Prof. Duan was the recipient of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2014, and he was also the recipient of the 13th China Youth Science and Technology Award, the 19th National Youth Five-Four Medal Award, the 5th Yang Jia-Chi Science and Technology Award, the 16th MAO Yi-sheng Beijing Youth Science and Technology Award, the 12th Youth Science and Technology Award of Chinese Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the 1st Class of the 3rd WU Wen-Tsun Artificial Intelligence Science and Technology Award, the 1st Young Scientist Award of Chinese Association of Automation, and the 27th Beijing Youth Medal Award. He was nominated as one of the excellent researchers of the Young Leading Talents of Science and Technology Innovation of Ministry of Science and Technology, Top-notch Young Talents Program of the Ten Thousand Talents Program of China, Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University of Ministry of Education of China, and Beijing NOVA Program, in 2016, 2013, 2010 and 2007, respectively.