I'm Hongyu Zhou. Currently, I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, under the supervision of Prof. Vasileios Tzoumas. Prior to that, I received the B.Eng. degree in Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), and the M.Sc. degrees in Marine Technology from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). During my master's study, I undertook research on intelligent transportation systems, advised by Prof. Roger Skjetne. I was a research intern at Intelligent Control Lab, the Robotics Institute, CMU, advised by Prof. Changliu Liu. I also remotely worked with Dr. Zhuo Xu and Dr. Jiachen Li on socially-aware navigation for mobile robots and group-aware dense crowd forecasting at Mechanical Systems Control Lab, UC Berkeley.
My research interest lies in the interdisciplinary combination of robotics, machine learning, optimization, and control theories, with applications to control with safety and outlier-resillient perception for autonomous vehicles.