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Dr Xingchen Zhang

Dr Xingchen Zhang joined the Personal Robotics Lab as a Research Associate in August 2020. He is working on the D-RISK project funded by Innovate UK (collaborate with Transport for London (TfL), Claytex, DRisk.AI, and the Transport Logistics Laboratory of Imperial College London). The main research contents are autonomous driving, pedestrian intention detection, human-vehicle interaction. In particular, he is dealing with safe interaction between mobility devices (autonomous cars and wheelchairs) and pedestrians, working on multimodal (multiple types of cameras - RGB/D & thermal) pedestrian action prediction and AV/wheelchair-pedestrian interaction.

He received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Huazhong University of Science and Technology and Queen Mary University of London in 2012 and 2017, respectively. Before coming to Imperial, Xingchen was a postdoctoral research fellow and a research assistant professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.

He is also working on image fusion (visible-thermal, multi-focus, multi-exposure), visual object tracking (RGB-based, RGB-T), computer vision and deep learning.