lantao AT iu.edu
I am an assistant professor in the Intelligent Systems Engineering Department at Indiana University - Bloomington.
My recent research focuses on planning, decision-making, and learning methods for autonomous robotic systems, as well as coordination approaches for distributed multi-robot or swarm systems.
I direct the Vehicle Autonomy and Intelligence Lab (VAIL).
Before joining IU, I was a Research Associate in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Southern California since 2015. I also spent two years as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Field Robotics Center of Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. I obtained my PhD from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University.
My CV can be found here.
Talk in CIS-IEEE EnCON Conference
2017-11: I gave an invited talk on "Environmental Monitoring using Drones" at the 2017 CIS-IEEE EnCON Engineering Conference.
Southern California Robotics Symposium
2017-04: A few colleagues and I just finished organizing the second Southern California Robotics Symposium (SCR 2017) which was held on the beautiful campus of USC on April 14, 2017. This year's event has been a big success and we had over 300 attendees. There were 15 speakers, 25 accepted posters, and 16 exhibition booths, from both academia and industry.
IROS Paper Awards Nominations
2016-10: Our paper "An Information-Driven and Disturbance-Aware Planning Method for Long-Term Ocean Monitoring" has been nominated for both "Best Application Paper Award" and "Best Student Paper Award" at this year's IROS.
1st SCR Symposium
2016-04: I just co-organized the inaugural Southern California Robotics Symposium (SCR 2016) that was held in UCSD on 4/22/2016. We achieved a great success, with an amazing line-up of speakers and around 300 participants.
IROS Associate Editor
2016-02: I will be an Associate Editor for the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems in years 2016 (Daejeon, Korea). I served as an AE for IROS 2015 (Hamburg, Germany), and 2014 (Chicago, Illinois).