Dr Yanlong Huang

Dr Yanlong Huang


I am a University Academic Fellow (Assistant Professor) at the School of Computing.
I am an Associate Editor for IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (2021 - present), an Associate Editor for IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (2022 - 2024), an Associate Editor for Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control (2023 – present), and an Area Co-Chair for IEEE Conference on Artificial Intelligence (2024).
I received my PhD from the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
After that, I carried out my research as a postdoctoral researcher at the Max-Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the Italian Institute of Technology.

Prospective students

I am looking for highly self-motivated and passionate PhD students who are interested in the following topics: imitation learning, deep reinforcement learning, computer vision, object detection and manipulation, task and motion planning, optimal control. 
Application: send me your CV, BSc, and MSc transcripts in your enquiry email. You may visit our lab, but please make an appointment with one of my PhD students. Robots in our lab: see an interesting block-stacking experiment below.

Selected Publications

Research interests

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>

Student education

COMP5200M MSc Project
COMP3931/3932 Individual Project
MECH3895 Individual Mechatronics and Robotics Project
OCOM5205M Robotics
MECH1300 Introduction to Mechatronics and Robotics
COMP5611M Machine Learning

Current postgraduate researchers

<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>
    <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/1633-meta-learning-from-watching-videos">Meta learning from watching videos</a></li> <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/1087-robot-skill-learning-using-deep-reinforcement-learning">Robot Skill Learning Using Deep Reinforcement Learning</a></li> <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/1828-robotic-manipulation-of-deformable-objects-by-leveraging-physical-rules-from-visual-observations">Robotic manipulation of deformable objects by leveraging physical rules from visual observations</a></li>