Guoquan (Paul) Huang

Associate Professor (ME/CIS/ECE), University of Delaware

University of Delaware

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

130 Academy Street, SPL 208

Newark, DE 19716, USA

phone: (302) 831-8796

fax: (302) 831-3619



I am currently an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering (ME), Computer and Information Sciences (CIS), Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), at the University of Delaware (UD) and leading the Robot Perception and Navigation Group (RPNG), which is a key part of UD Center for Autonomous and Robotic Systems (CARS). I also hold an Adjunct Professor at the Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. I was a Senior Consultant (2016-2018) at the Huawei 2012 Laboratories, and a Postdoctoral Associate (2012-2014) working in the Marine Robotics Group of John Leonard at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). Prior to MIT, I was working with Stergios Roumeliotis in the Multiple Autonomous Robotic Systems (MARS) Lab at the Digital Technology Center (DTC) and the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota (UMN), where I obtained my M.Sc. and Ph.D. in computer science in 2009 and 2012, respectively. Before that, I had been a research assistant for two years in the Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where I worked with Ahmad Rad, after receiving my B.S. degree in automation (electrical engineering) from the University of Science and Technology Beijing, China.

Learn more from my CV


My research interests focus on state estimation and spatial AI for robotics, including probabilistic sensing, localization, mapping, perception and navigation of autonomous ground, aerial and underwater vehicles:

  • Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM)

  • Visual-inertial navigation system (VINS)

  • Moving object (target) tracking and prediction

  • Multi-robot cooperative localization and tracking

  • Sensor calibration

  • 3D scene understanding

  • Spatial perception and cognition

  • Planning under uncertainty

Learn more from my research lab at UD: Robot Perception and Navigation Group (RPNG).

What's New

  • (May 2021) CodeVIO paper is the ICRA 2021 Best Paper Finalist in Robot Vision. Congrats Xingxing and Nate!

  • (Oct 2020) I was elevated to the grade of IEEE Senior member.

  • (Aug 2020) Two new NSF projects awarded.

  • (Jun 2020) All three IROS papers accepted.

  • (May 2020) RSS paper on IMU intrinsics accepted.

  • (Apr 2020) We won the ARL SARA award.

  • (Jan 2020) Four ICRA papers accepted!

  • (Dec 2019) Our JFR paper accepted - Congratulations Xingxing and Yulin.

  • (Oct 2019) We won the IROS 2019 FPV Drone Racing VIO Competition.

  • (Oct 2019) Kevin sucessfully defended his PhD thesis and joned Facebook Oculus as a research scientist. Congrats Dr. Eckenhoff!

  • (Sep 2019) New NSF NRI Project on distributed visual-inertial estimation is awarded.

  • (Aug 2019) We are organizing ISMAR 2019 SLAM for AR Competition. Please participate!

  • (Aug 2019) I won the Google AR/VR Faculty Research Award.

  • (Jul 2019) New ARL project on high-speed UAV flying is funded.

  • (Jul 2019) We are organizing the first VINS Workshop at IROS 2019. Please submit your papers!

  • (Jun 2019) All four papers accepted to present at IROS!

  • (Jun 2019) Our TRO paper is accepted - Congratulations Yulin!

  • (May 2019) Congratulations Nate on his CIS Outsanding Senior Award and AAUP-UD Student Award!

  • (May 2019) Congratulations Patrick on his NASA Delaware Space Grant Fellowship!

  • (Mar 2019) Congratulations Yulin on his University Doctoral Fellowship!

  • (Mar 2019) Our CVPR paper on Schmidt-EKF based visual-inertial SLAM got accepted!

  • (Feb 2019) We open source our Robocentric VIO - check it out: R-VIO

  • (Feb 2019) I again serve as AE for IROS and PC for IJCAI.

  • (Jan 2019) My group has 8 papers accepted to present at ICRA 2019. Bravo RPNG!

  • (Jan 2019) Two RAL papers are accepted.

  • More…