Guoquan (Paul) Huang

Assistant Professor (ME·ECE·CIS), University of Delaware

University of Delaware

130 Academy Street, SPL 208

Newark, DE 19716, USA

phone: (302) 831-8796

fax: (302) 831-3619



I am currently an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering (ME), Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Computer and Information Sciences (CIS), at the University of Delaware (UD) and leading the Robot Perception and Navigation Group (RPNG), which is part of UD Robotics and Control Laboratory (RCL). I also hold an Adjunct Professor at the Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China and Senior Consultant at the Huawei. Before joining UD, I was a Postdoctoral Associate working in the Marine Robotics Group of John Leonard at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 2012 to 2014. Prior to MIT, I was working with Stergios Roumeliotis in the Multiple Autonomous Robotic Systems (MARS) Lab at the Digital Technology Center (DTC) and the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota (UMN), where I obtained my M.Sc. and Ph.D. in computer science in 2009 and 2012, respectively. Before that, I had been a research assistant for two years in the Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where I worked with Ahmad Rad (now at the Simon Fraser University), after receiving my B.Eng. degree in automation (electrical engineering) from the University of Science and Technology Beijing, China.

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My research interest broadly lies in robotics and computer vision, with special emphasis on probabilistic sensing, localization, mapping, perception, planning, and navigation of (semi-) autonomous ground, aerial, and underwater vehicles. In particular, I have been primarily focusing on robust, efficient, consistent, secure, distributed nonlinear estimation and control for various robot perception and navigation problems such as:

  • Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM)

  • Multi-robot cooperative localization (CL)

  • Visual-inertial navigation systems (VINS)

  • Semantic dense mapping

  • Cooperative target tracking

  • Planning under uncertainty

  • AI and machine learning

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What's New

  • (Jan 2018) Two ICRA papers accepted. Congrats Patrick, Kevin, Yulin!

  • (Sep 2017) Our ISRR paper accepted. Congrats Yulin!

  • (Sep 2017) Advanced Robotics journal paper accepted.

  • (Aug 2017) I was selected to be one of the UD Maker Gym Faculty Fellows.

  • (Jul 2017) I hold an Adjunct Professor position at Zhejiang University.

  • (Jul 2017) SCL journal paper goes online.

  • (Jun 2017) I serve as PC member for AAAI 2018.

  • (Jun 2017) Two IROS papers accepted.

  • (May 2017) Our RAS paper goes online.

  • (Feb 2017) I serve as Associate Editor for IROS 2017.

  • (Jan 2017) One ACC paper accepted.

  • (Jan 2017) Two ICRA papers accepted.

  • (Dec 2016) I serve as PC member for RSS 2017.

  • (Dec 2016) I serve as PC member for IJCAI 2017.

  • (Oct 2016) I hold a consultant position at Huawei.

  • (Sep 2016) Our WAFR paper accepted.

  • (Jul/Aug 2016) I visited the Robotics Institute, Zhejiang University.

  • (Jul 2016) Our IROS paper accepted.

  • (May 2016) We received DTRA Basic Research Award.

  • (Mar 2016) I received the NSF CRII Award.

  • (Feb 2016) I serve as PC membe for RSS 2016.

  • (Feb 2016) I received the UD Cybersecurity Initiative Award.

  • (Jan 2016) Two ICRA papers got accepted.