News

  • May 9, 2018: I successfully defended my Ph.D. dissertation in Electrical Engineering. Thanks for the great support from my supervisor Prof. Jizhong Xiao, and the committee members: Prof. Yingli Tian, Prof. Zhigang Zhu, Prof. Yi Sun and Dr. Aries Arditi! News about my research.

  • Apr. 2018: Our paper “Semantic Metric 3D Reconstruction for Concrete Inspection” got accepted by the top computer vision conference: Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2018) Workshop. Video.

  • Dec. 2017: Our paper got published on IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems! Project.

  • June 2017: Our ISANA assistive navigation project got a new funding $631,000 from U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), with the excellent demonstration at the Headquarters of U.S. DOT in Washington, D.C. Project.

Publications

(2018). Collaborative Mapping and Autonomous Parking for Multi-story Parking Garage. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, PDF.

(2018). Vision-based Mobile Indoor Assistive Navigation with Obstacle Avoidance for Blind People. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, under 2nd round review (Minor Revision), DOT Demo Video, MultiMedia.

(2018). Deep Neural Network based Visual Inspection with 3D Metric Measurement of Concrete Defects using Wall-climbing Robot. International Conference on Intelligent Robots, under review, Video.

(2018). Mobile Cognitive Indoor Assistive Navigation for Blind Persons. The 33rd CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, PDF, Video.

(2017). Wall-climbing robot for non-destructive evaluation using impact-echo and metric learning SVM. Springer International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications (IJIRA), PDF, Video.

(2017). Deep Concrete Inspection Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Towards CSSC Database. The IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), PDF, Video.

(2017). A Random Multi-Trajectory Generation Method for Online Emergency Threat Management (Analysis and Application in Path Planning Algorithm. Kinematics (Book Chapter), InTech Press, ISBN 978-953-51-3688-0, PDF.

(2017). An Assistive Indoor Navigation System for the Visually Impaired in Multi-Floor Environments. IEEE Int. Conf. on CYBER Technology in Automation, Control, and Intelligent Systems (CYBER), Best Conference Paper Award, PDF, Video.

(2017). CCNY Smart Cane. IEEE Int. Conf. on CYBER Technology in Automation, Control, and Intelligent Systems (CYBER), PDF, Video, News.

(2016). ISANA: Wearable Context-Aware Indoor Assistive Navigation with Obstacle Avoidance for the Blind. European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), PDF, Video.

(2016). Guided Text Spotting for Assistive Blind Navigation in Unfamiliar Indoor Environments. The International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC), PDF.

(2016). Demo: Assisting Visually Impaired People Navigate Indoors. International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), PDF.

(2015). Rise-Rover: A Wall-Climbing Robot with High Reliability and Load-Carrying Capacity. International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and Support Technologies for Mobile Machines (CLAWAR), Industrial Robot Innovation Award, PDF, Video.

(2015). Assisting the Blind to Avoid Obstacle: A Wearable Obstacle Stereo Feedback System based on 3D Detection. The IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), PDF.

(2015). Robotic Impact-echo Non-Destructive Evaluation based on FFT and SVM. World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA), PDF.

(2015). A SLAM Based Semantic Indoor Navigation System for Visually Impaired Users. The IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), PDF, Video1, Video2.

(2015). An Assistive Navigation Framework for the Visually Impaired. IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, PDF.

(2008). 3D Reconstruction Embedded System Based on Laser Scanner for Mobile Robot. The IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA), PDF.

Projects

Intelligent Situation Awareness and Navigation Aid for the Visualy Impaired

Indoor assitive navigation demonstrated at the U.S. DOT Headquarters

Cognitive Assitive Navigation for the Visualy Impaired

Using deep learning approaches for object tracking and scene understanding

Deep Learning based Semantic 3D Inspection

Field test at bridge-tunnel vertical surface at Riverside Dr, New York

Wall-climbing Robot for Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE)

Wall-climbing robot for non-destructive evaluation using impact-echo and metric learning SVM

Collaborative Mapping and Autonomous Parking

3D Lidar mapping and autonomous indoor parking solution

Teaching

I enjoy and have quite a bit of experience teaching as Adjunct Lecturer and Teaching Assistant during my Ph.D study.

I have been an adjunct lecturer at CUNY City College for the Grove School of Engineering, where I taught the following courses:

  • EE 32200 Electrical Engineering Laboratory II: This requirement course introduces junior/senior students to digital electronics (sequential circuits), power supply design as well as serve as an introduction to analog electronics. The final project of this course is to build an audio amplifier.

  • ENGR 101 Engineering Design I: Introduce freshman students to the digital circuits including numbering systems, elements of circuit theory, counter, timing diagrams, and oscillator. The final project of this course is to build a digital clock.

I have been a Teaching Assistant for multiple courses, such as:

  • EE G5501 Introduction to Robotics
  • EE G3300 Advance Mobile Robotics (Probabilistic Robotics)
  • EE 31200 Communication Theory

I am passionate about helping students, and I have mentored multiple years Senior Capstone Projects:

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