About me

I’m a Ph.D. student at HKUST Aerial Robotics Group advised by Prof. Shaojie Shen. Previously, I obtained my master’s degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University at IRMV Lab, where I was advised by Prof. Hesheng Wang.

My research focuses on crowd-sourced mapping and map-based localization for autonomous driving. Besides, I am passionate about any robotics-related topic, including perception and planning.

If you have any exciting ideas or cooperation intentions, please feel free to contact me at zqiaoac@connect.ust.hk :)


  • Ph.D., Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2022 - Present
    • Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering
  • M.S. Control Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2019 - 2022
    • Department of Automation, School of Electronics, Information and Electrical Engineering
  • B.S. Automation, Northeastern University(China), 2015 - 2019
    • Department of Automation, College of Information Science and Engineering

Selected Honors

  • Outstanding Graduates, 2022, SJTU
  • Most Influential Graduates, 2019, NEU
  • Champion, the 17th China University Robot Competition, 2018 [link]
  • Runner-up, The ABU Asia-Pacific Robot Contest, 2018 [link]
  • Champion, the 16th China University Robot Competition, 2017 [link]
  • Best Engineering, The ABU Asia-Pacific Robot Contest, 2017 [link]

Community Services

  • Conference reviewer: ICRA, IROS, ROBIO
  • Journal reviewer: T-ASE