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PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Prof. Xiaoping Hong 洪小平
Assistant Professor, SUSTech

Dr. Hong focuses on interdisciplinary research ranging from robotic systems, sensing, optics, opto-electronics and materials. Trained as an experimental physicist specializing in optics and solid state physics, he obtained his PhD from UC Berkeley, where he built state-of-the-art instruments to probe optoelectronic properties of nanomaterials. He joined Honeywell in 2014 as a senior research scientist, researching on various advanced sensing technology including photon ionization detection (PID), infrared sensors and biometric sensors. In 2016, he joined DJI and led the research and development of lidars and other optical sensors in DJI. He is now a consulting fellow at DJI Research.

In physics, Dr. Hong published 16 journal publications, many of them as first (equal) author in Science, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Photonics, PRL etc., with a total citation exceeding 3000 times from Google Scholar. In DJI, Dr. Hong has filed hundreds international patent (PCT) applications. Currently Dr. Hong is interested in novel sensor design, robotic vision and hearing, and their applications.

In 2019, Dr. Hong joined SDIM as an assistant professor. SDIM is a new school in SUSTech featuring student-centered education, project-based learning and interdisciplinary research. Contact Dr. Hong at

STUDENTS

Mr. Chongjian Yuan
Ph. D. 
Research: lidar SLAM
SUSTEch-HKU Joint PHD program

Mr. Xiao Guo
Ph. D. 
Research: novel lidars
DJI-joint PG Program

Mr. Wen Yang
M. Phil. 
Research: lidar algorithm
DJI-joint PG Program

Mr. Siyi Ding
M. Phil. 
Research: machine hearing
DJI-joint PG Program

Mr. Xu Huang
M. Phil. 
Research: sensor fusion in SLAM

Mr. Ke Li
M. Phil. 
Research: machine hearing

Mr. Jixiang Ren
M. Phil. 
Research: novel sensors
DJI-joint PG program

Mr. Yonglin Jin
M. Phil. 
Research: lidar algorithm

Ms. Wenya Xie
M. Phil. 
Research: lidar algorithm

POSTDOCS AND RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

Dr. Pingfang Zhu
Postdoc
Research: Robotics

Ms. Huimin Yuan
RA
Research: Robotics

FORMER GROUP MEMBERS

  1. Mr. Chunran Zheng, RA 2020, now a PhD student at HKU.
  2. Mr. Licheng Liang, M. Eng. 2021, now at Mindray.
  3. Ms. Yu Zhou, M. Eng. 2021, now at OPPO.
  4. Mr. Yuewen Zhu, M. Eng. 2021, will pursue a PhD degree at Purdue University.
  5. Mr. Ti Peng, PhD 2021 (Postponed), now founder of a startup.
  6. Mr. Liang Wang, M. Phil. 2022, will join TuSimple.
  7. Mr. Mingzhen Jia, M. Phil. 2022, will join ByteDance.
  8. Ms. Huixin Ju, M. Phil. 2022, will join Texas Instruments.
  9. Mr. Kenan Li, M. Phil. 2022.