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Professional Experience

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Professional Affiliations

  • Senior Member of IEEE
  • Life Member and BOD member, Chinese Association for Science and Technology, USA. (CAST-USA)  
  • President, Chinese Association for Science and Technology, Great New York Chapter, (CAST-GNY), 2013. 

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Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, 2013~2015.
  • Recipient of CCNY Outstanding Mentoring Award, 2010~2011.
  • Recipient of U.S. NSF CAREER award, 2007. "The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization."
  • Recipient of CUNY Certificate of Recognition, "Salute to Scholars" Award, in honor of outstanding scholarly achievements, CUNY, 2005~2013.
  • Cited by Marquis Who’s Who in American, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering since 2002.
  • Recipient of Certificate of Appreciation, New York Academy of Sciences, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.
  • Recipient of Certificate of Recognition, Center for the Advancement of Hispanics in Science and Engineering Education, STEM program at CCNY, 2004 and 2005.

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Research Interests

  • Robotics and Control, Autonomous Navigation, Cyber-physical Systems, Real-time and Embedded Computing, Assistive Technology, etc.

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Major Grants

External Grants:
  • “3D Mapping of Indoor Environments Using RGB-D sensors”, Google ATAP, PI: Jizhong Xiao, 09/2013 – 12/2014, $68,000.  
  • “STTR Phase I: Wall-climbing robots for nondestructive inspection to ensure sustainable infrastructure”, National Science Foundation, PI: Jizhong Xiao, 07/2013 – 12/2014, $225,000.  
  • “Senior Design Program on Assistive Technology to Aid Visually Impaired People”, National Science Foundation, PI: Jizhong Xiao, Co-PI: Zhigang Zhu, 09/2012 – 8/2017, $124,998.  
  • “Intelligent Situation Awareness and Navigation Aid for Visually Impaired Persons”, U.S. Federal Highway Administration’s Exploratory Advanced Research Program,  PI: Yingli Tian , Co-PI: Jizhong Xiao, and Aries Arditi, 05/2012 – 05/2016, $817,413 ($600,000 from FHWA + $180,000 non-federal match+$37,413 from Visibility Metrics LLC) .
  • “Towards Autonomous Miniature Rotorcrafts in Cluttered Environments for Scene Understanding”, U.S. Army Research Office,  Award No. W911NF-09-1-0565, PI: Jizhong Xiao, Co-PI: Yingli Tian, 10/1/2009 ~9/30/2013, $440,408.
  • DURIP: Equipment for Networked Autonomous Mobile Systems”, U.S. Department of Defense, PI: Jizhong Xiao, Co-PIs: Zhigang Zhu, Myung Lee, 9/26/2008~9/25/2009, $150,000
  • “CARRER: Advancing Mobile Robots to 3D”, National Science Foundation, Grant No. IIS-0644127, PI: Jizhong Xiao, 2/15/2007 ~ 2/14/2012 , $400,000 ($80,000 X 5 years).
  • “MRI: Development of a New Generation of Mobile Robots with Wall-Climbing and Reliable Communication Capabilities”, National Science Foundation, Grant No. CNS-0619577, Co-PI, with Prof. Umit Uyar as PI, July 2006~July 2009, $478,968.  
  •  “Development and Commercialization of Innovative Wall-climbing Robots”, National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance (NCIIA), PI, with Prof. Ali Sadegh, 8/1/2006 ~ 8/1/2007 , $16,000. 
  • “CRI: Center for Perceptual Robotics, Intelligent Sensors and Machines (PRISM) at CCNY”, National Science Foundation, Grant No. CNS-0551598, PI: Jizhong Xiao, Co-PIs: Profs. Zhigang Zhu, Myung Lee and George Wolberg, Senior Personnel: Profs Ali Sadegh, Esther Levin, Michael Grossberg and Umit Uyar, March 2006~March 2008, $280,000 (NSF)+$212,424 (CCNY).
  • “Cooperative Wall-climbing Robots in 3-D Environments for Surveillance and Target Tracking”, U.S. Army Research Office, PI, with Prof. Zhigang Zhu, Nov. 2004~Nov. 2007, $375,237.
  • “MII planning proposal: Center for Perceptual Robotics at the City College of New York”, National Science Foundation, PI, with Prof. Zhigang Zhu, Oct. 2004~Oct. 2005, $49,938.
  • “MRI Instrumentation Development: Smart Reconfigurable Miniature Robot System Based on System-On-Programmable-Chip Technology”, National Science Foundation, Co-PI, with Prof. Umit Uyar, Sept. 2004~Sept. 2006, $202,844.

CUNY internal grants: 

  • "Bio-Mimetic Approaches to Quadrupedal Robot Locomotion", CUNY Collaborative Incentive Research Grant, Co-PI, with Profs. Simon Parsons and Theodore Raphan of Brooklyn College , Sept. 2005~Sept. 2007, $79,480.  
  • “Acquisition of equipment for multi-robot and mobile sensor networks research”, CUNY Research Equipment Grants Program, PI, with Prof. Myung Lee, 7/2005~7/2006, $22,250.
  • “Development of an intelligent robotic inspection system for security applications”, PSC-CUNY-36, 7/2005~7/2006, $4,000.
  • “Customizing Microprocessors for Micro-robots with SOPC Technology”, PSC-CUNY-35, 7/2004~7/2005, $4,400.
  • “Development of a Micro Climbing Robotic System”, PSC-CUNY-34, 07/2003-07/2004, $5000.

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Professional Services