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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. Yonglin Jin
M. Phil. 2021
Research: sensing in mobile robots

Mr. Liang Wang
M. Phil. 2019
Research: multispectral sensing in agriculture

Mr. Wen Yang
M. Phil. 2020
Research: Livox lidar algorithm
DJI-joint PG Program

Mr. Siyi Ding
M. Phil. 2020
Research: Machine Hearing
DJI-joint PG Program

Mr. Xu Huang
M. Phil. 2020
Research: sensing in mobile robots

Mr. Xiao Guo
Ph. D. 2020
Research: Underwater sensing
DJI-joint PG Program

Mr. Chongjian Yuan
Ph. D. 2020
Research: Underwater robot
SUSTEch-HKU Joint PHD program

Ms. Huixin Ju
M. Phil. 2019
Research: Wireless communication

Mr. Jixiang Ren
M. Phil. 2021
Research: Ultrasonic radar
DJI-joint PG program

Ms. Wenya Xie
M. Phil. 2021
Research: sensing in mobile robots

Mr. Ke Li
M. Phil. 2021
Research: Machine Hearing

Mr. Mingzhen Jia
M. Phil. 2019
Research: Computer Vision

POSTDOCS AND RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

Mr. Zhen Li
RA
Research: wearable electronics

Ms. Huimin Yuan
RA
Research: Robotics

Dr. Pingfang Zhu
Postdoc
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 an engineer at Mindray.
  3. Ms. Yu Zhou, M. Eng. 2021, now an engineer 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.