Dr Yanlong Huang

Dr Yanlong Huang


I am a University Academic Fellow at the School of Computing, University of Leeds, with research topics mainly focusing on imitation learning, reinforcement learning, deep learning, and their applications to robotic systems.
I am an Associate Editor for IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, an Associate Editor for IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (2022, 2023), and an Associate Editor for Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control.
I received my Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
After that, I carried out my research as a postdoctoral researcher at Max-Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and Italian Institute of Technology. I was a recipient of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship.

Prospective students

I am looking for highly self-motivated and passionate Ph.D. students who are interested in imitation learning or deep reinforcement learning. Please send me your CV, BSc, and MSc transcripts in your enquiry email. Visiting Ph.D. students are accepted.
You may come to visit our lab, but please make an appointment with one of the Ph.D. students.
An interesting block-stacking experiment carried out in our lab by Shaokang Wu and Qianyi Fu:

News & Updates

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

OCOM5205M (Robot Imitation Learning, 2022)

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>