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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

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.

Scientists Develop First Fabric to Automatically Cool or Insulate Depending on Conditions

University of Maryland researchers have created a fabric that dynamically regulates heat passing through it

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.