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Xu, Huan

Xu, Huan

Assistant Professor
Aerospace Engineering
The Institute for Systems Research
Maryland Robotics Center
3180 Glenn L. Martin Hall
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Huan Xu is jointly appointed in the Institute for Systems Research and the Department of Aerospace Engineering. She received her S.B. degree in mechanical engineering and material science from Harvard University in 2007, M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 2008 and 2013, respectively. Her doctoral work focused on the use of formal methods and timed specification languages in the design and analysis of large-scale, complex, distributed control systems.

Education

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, June 2013
  • M.S., Mechanical and Civil Engineering, June 2008
  • S.B., Mechanical and Materials Sciences and Engineering, Harvard University, June 2007

 

Control and dynamical systems, formal methods with applications in autonomy, planning, and system identification. Specification, design, and synthesis of networked control systems

Newly-Opened SMART Building to Spur Autonomy Research

Maryland engineering will benefit from state-of-the-art labs and facilities at USMSM.

Xu, Castano Recognized for Work on UAS Collision Avoidance

UMD professor, affiliate research scientist win AIAA awards. 
 

Congratulations, May 2021 ISR graduates!

Institute for Systems Research faculty advised PhD, MS, BS and 12 MSSE students who graduated in May 2021.

ISR faculty leading, playing key roles in ARL cooperative agreement

The $68M 'ARTIAMAS' research agreement features faculty from UMD and UMBC.

UMD Researchers to Have a Strong Showing at ICRA 2021

University of Maryland researchers will present 15 papers at the IEEE International Conference on Robotis and Automation (ICRA 2021) to held on May 30 to June 5, 2021.

Completing a Doctorate—Aboard an Aircraft Carrier

Navy Commander Donald Costello’s research could aid the drone certification process.

Maryland Graduate Engineering Ranked #10 Public in the Nation

From extreme batteries to windows made from wood, Clark School’s trendsetting work ranks it among the country’s Top 10 public engineering schools for the 3rd consecutive year.

Equipping Drones to Recover When Things Go Wrong

Flight safety software developed by University of Maryland researchers can help unmanned aircraft respond to anomalies, malfunctions, and collision risks.

New hazard mitigation software moves UAVs closer to National Airspace System integration

New module by Huan Xu and associates can reduce UAV maximum casualty expectation by 97 percent.

$100,000 investment from Amazon to power Clark School initiatives in diversity, robotics research and education

Beneficiaries include two Ph.D. fellowships in robotics, the Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering, a robotics capstone course, the Black Engineers Society and the Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers.

MRC Researchers to Present 16 Papers at ICRA 2020

International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2020 will be held online from May 31st to August 31st. MRC researchers will be presenting 16 papers at this conference.  

UMD Presents New Research at TRB Annual Meeting

Papers and poster sessions addressed topics ranging from crash data analysis to tracking the outcomes of major highway projects.

Clark School researchers test decentralized task allocation algorithms for UAV teams

Paper published in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters evaluates UAV team communication performance in imperfect communication conditions.

Student autonomous drone racing team takes 2nd place at IROS

'TurboTerps' flew their drone autonomously through a set of gates, completing 14 runs in 4:42.

Realistic simulator improves safety of self-driving vehicles before road testing

Data-driven tech combines photos, videos, real-world trajectory, and behavioral info into autonomous driving simulator.

Clark School team wins AFRL funding for swarm autonomy planning and metareasoning

The researchers will develop and evaluate hybrid centralized and decentralized multi-agent task allocation methods.

Hopping Over Traffic

Joint project aims to design an air taxi that could “hop” from Baltimore to D.C. in 15 minutes.

Maryland students place third in autonomous drone race

The team competed at the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems in Madrid.

Maryland researchers awarded DARPA cooperative agreement to develop robotic swarm strategies

Maryland's is among the first “core swarm sprints” projects awarded in DARPA’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program.

ENES 489P holds end-of-semester design contest

Projects were judged by representatives from Textron, TASC, Wheels Global Foundation and Grier Forensics.

Huan Xu to become tenure-track assistant professor

Xu’s research interests lie in control and dynamical systems and formal methods with applications in autonomy, cyberphysical systems, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

ENES 489P holds design competition

Undergrads in capstone course presented the results of their model-based systems engineering design projects.