Curriculum Vitae

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Jiuguang Wang

Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213-3507, USA
(678) 522 – 6363 • [email protected] •


PhD in Robotics May 2015 (Expected)
Carnegie Mellon University, Robotics Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Master of Science in Robotics August 2014
Carnegie Mellon University, Robotics Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering May 2010
Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Mechanical Engineering, Alanta, GA
Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering May 2009
Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Atlanta, GA
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science May 2008
Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Computer Science, Atlanta, GA
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering May 2008
Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Atlanta, GA

Certification and Licensure

Bloomberg Certification in Equity, Fixed Income, Commodity, and FX March 2014
Bloomberg, L.P.
Amateur Radio License (Element 3 – General Class, FRN #0018468694, KJ4JEQ) January 2009
Federal Communications Commission
ABET Engineer-In-Training (EIT) Certification in Electrical Engineering (License: EIT023572) April 2008
Georgia State Board of Registration for Engineer & Land Surveyor

Research Experience

Research Assistant to Prof. Christopher G Atkeson August 2010 – Present
Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Developed nonlinear trajectory optimization algorithms for the planning and control of bipedal humanoid robots
  • Contributed to the WPI-CMU team in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (one of eight qualified teams for the final)
  • Awarded the U.S. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship from 2010-2013
  • Awarded the Best Paper in Session Award in the 2012 American Control Conference, Montréal, Canada
Teaching Assistant to Prof. Hartmut Geyer January 2013 – May 2013
Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
  • 16-711: Kinematics, Dynamic Systems, and Control, part of the core curriculum in the Robotics PhD program
  • Advised 49 students on assignments and final term project during weekly office hours
  • End of term evaluation indicated “excellent” knowledge of course material and “thorough and fair” grading
Research Assistant to Prof. Mike Stilman August 2009 – May 2010
Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Investigated the full-body control of wheeled humanoids robots and mobile manipulators to achieve dynamic gaits
  • Designed and constructed a wheeled, dual arm humanoid robot under a budget of US$600,000
  • Contributed to the development of a cross-platform, open-source, simulator for articulated rigid body systems
  • Best Paper Award Finalist for the 2009 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Paris, France
  • Best Paper Award Finalist for the 2009 SAIC Student Paper Competition
Research Assistant to Prof. Magnus Egerstedt and Prof. Ayanna Howard May 2007 – May 2009
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Developed decentralized, graph-theoretic algorithms for multi-robot task assignment and formation assembly
  • Contributed to a NASA project to use sensor networks to study the effects of warming on the Antarctic ice shelves
  • Awarded the 2007 President’s Undergraduate Research Award based on a prototype multi-robot sensor network
Software Lead, 20th Annual Planetary Science Summer School August 2008
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Designed a New-Frontiers-class mission to study Trojan asteroid (624) Hektor and Centaur asteroid 39P/Oterma
  • Delivered a mission proposal which received a Category I rating (highest quality) by a panel of JPL scientists
  • Contributed to a subsequent research paper and two technical presentations at planetary science conferences
Research Assistant to Prof. Tucker Balch August 2006 – May 2007
School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Developed a visual odometry system for Georgia Tech’s entry to the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge (semi-finalist)
  • Participated in the 2007 RoboCup Rescue with Heavy Metal, a 300lb wheeled robot (largest in the competition)
  • Designed the concept of a remotely operated underwater vehicle for the Georgia Aquarium
  • Served on the Student Advisory Board for Undergraduate Research

Research Experience

Freelance Photographer 2004 – Present
  • Specialized in landscape photography with an award-winning series on historical monuments in Europe
  • Awarded 7th place in the largest photography competition in the world (353,768 entries, Guinness World Records)
  • Exhibited in the Netherlands, Russia, Panama, Britain, Sweden, Spain, Philippines, Hong Kong, and Germany
  • Made most images freely available under a Creative Commons license
Wikipedia Contributor 2008 – 2012
  • Contributed content for Wikipedia in the areas of science and engineering, particularly WikiProject Robotics
  • Contributed 129 original technical articles with an edit count of 5,651 (as of April 14, 2014)
  • 15 original articles were featured on the Wikipedia homepage under the “Did you know…” with high readership
  • Contributed original photos used in 20+ foreign language Wikipedia sites
Reviewer / Volunteer 2008 – Present
  • Served as reviewer for journals: IEEE-TEC, IEEE-TRO, IEEE-RAM, IJRR, Autonomous Robots, and Robotica
  • Served as reviewer for conferences: ICRA, IROS, ICHR, ACC, CDC, MSC, ICML, NIPS, AAAI, IJCAI
  • Served as student volunteer for RSS (2007) and webmaster for HSCC (2008)
  • Member of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society and IEEE Controls Systems Society


  • Proficient in C, C++, Java; Limited experience in Objective-C, C#, Python, Smalltalk/Squeak, and Lisp
  • Proficient in numerical computing tools: MATLAB and Mathematica. Familiar with: GSL, Eigen, Boost, LAPACK++
  • Proficient in optimization tools: SNOPT, NPSOL, KNITRO, IPOPT, and Gurobi
  • Proficient in robotics frameworks: ROS, Player/Stage/Gazebo, OpenRave, OpenCV, OMPL, and ODE/Bullet/DART
  • Proficient with version control systems: Git, Mercurial, and SVN
  • Basic knowledge of 2D/3D modeling tools: AutoCAD, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, and Pro/ENGINEER
  • Basic knowledge of electrical design and instrumentation tools: LabView, MultiSim, and OrCAD


  • Citizenship: People’s Republic of China
  • U.S. Permanent Resident (since 2005), authorized to work in the U.S. without restrictions
  • Languages: Chinese (native), English (native)