Guoquan (Paul) Huang

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

University of Delaware

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

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. I was a Senior Consultant (2016-2018) at the Huawei 2012 Laboratories, and a Postdoctoral Associate (2012-2014) working in the Marine Robotics Group of John Leonard at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). 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, after receiving my B.S. 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)

  • Visual-inertial navigation system (VINS)

  • Semantic mapping and localization

  • Multi-robot cooperative localization (CL)

  • Cooperative target tracking

  • Planning under uncertainty

  • AI and machine learning

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What's New

  • (Feb 2019) We open source our Robocentric VIO - check it out: R-VIO

  • (Feb 2019) I again serve as AE for IROS and PC for IJCAI.

  • (Jan 2019) My group has 8 papers accepted to present at ICRA 2019. Bravo RPNG!

  • (Jan 2019) Two RAL papers are accepted.

  • (Dec 2018) Two IJRR papers are (conditionally) accepted.

  • (Jun 2018) I won the Google Daydream Faculty Research Award.

  • (Jun 2018) Three IROS papers were accepted. Congrats RPNGers!

  • (Jun 2018) I was teaching a summer course on Optimal State Estimation at Zhejiang University.

  • (May 2018) I was one of ten U.S. experts invited as Robotics Delegation attending the 12th Sino-American Technology and Engineering Conference (SATEC).

  • (Apr 2018) Our RSS paper accepted. Congrats Nate!

  • (Apr 2018) Our Autonomous Robots journal paper accepted.

  • (Jan 2018) I serve as AE for IROS 2018 and PC for RSS 2018.

  • (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.