Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Senior Lecturer





Electrical EngineeringSouth Kensington Campus





Dr Sen Wang is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Robotics and Autonomous Systems and the Director of the Sense Robotics Lab at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and I-X, Imperial's cross-college flagship initiative in AI. 

His research sits at the intersection of robotics, computer vision and machine learning, driving robots and intelligent machines to understand and operate autonomously in unstructured, dynamic environments through probabilistic and learning approaches. His main research areas include robot localisation, autonomous navigation, SLAM, robot vision, robot learning and their application on real-world robot systems to help tackle the challenges we face in our society, from climate change to healthcare.

Through the £18M UKRI ORCA Hub (EP/R026173/1 and EP/W001136/1), he led a research team to develop underwater sensing and robotic technologies for autonomous inspection of offshore energy infrastructure, and successfully carried out the first autonomous wind farm foundation inspection at EDF's Blyth Offshore Wind Farm (EDF Release).

He was awarded the 2023 AI Most Influential Scholar Award Honourable Mention in Robotics. He has served as Associate Editors of IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, ICRA and IROS.

A full list of his publications can be found on Google Scholar

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Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Luo D, Zhuang Y, Wang S, 2022, Hybrid sparse monocular visual odometry with online photometric calibration, International Journal of Robotics Research, ISSN:0278-3649, Pages:027836492211077-027836492211077

Hong Z, Petillot Y, Wallace A, et al., 2022, RadarSLAM: A robust simultaneous localization and mapping system for all weather conditions, International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol:41, ISSN:0278-3649, Pages:519-542

Yang B, Wang S, Markham A, et al., 2020, Robust Attentional Aggregation of Deep Feature Sets for Multi-view 3D Reconstruction, International Journal of Computer Vision, Vol:128, ISSN:0920-5691, Pages:53-73

Wang S, Clark R, Wen H, et al., 2018, End-to-end, sequence-to-sequence probabilistic visual odometry through deep neural networks, International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol:37, ISSN:0278-3649, Pages:513-542


Zhang K, Hong Z, Xu S, et al., 2022, CURL: Continuous, Ultra-compact Representation for LiDAR

Vargas E, Scona R, Willners JS, et al., 2021, Robust Underwater Visual SLAM Fusing Acoustic Sensing, 2021 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), IEEE

Sheeny M, De Pellegrin E, Mukherjee S, et al., 2021, RADIATE: A Radar Dataset for Automotive Perception in Bad Weather, 2021 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), IEEE

Bo Y, Jianan W, Clark R, et al., 2019, Learning object bounding boxes for 3D instance segmentation on point clouds, 33rd Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS 2019), Neural Information Processing Systems Foundation, Inc.

Hong Z, Petillot Y, Lane D, et al., 2019, TextPlace: Visual Place Recognition and Topological Localization Through Reading Scene Texts, 2019 IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), IEEE

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