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Hello! My name is Yu Zhang(张玉). I am a PhD candidate in School of Mechanical Engineering at Beijing Institute of Technology. I was also a visiting student in WAVELab at University of Waterloo from 2015 to 2017.

My research interests cover the area of motion planning and control algorithms, simulation for autonomous cars. My focus is more about optimization-based and sampling-based motion planning algorithms subject to differential contraints. I developed several handy simulation tools to support motion planning and control algorithms testing of autonomous driving system based on V-rep as well.

I am also a main contributor to several awesome autonomous driving projects from motion planning and simulation aspects: Autonomoose, Skyline(Renesas Car), BlackBerry QNX Autonomous Prototype Vehicle.

In 2017, I attended the CES(Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas to show the functional safety, autonomy of our autonomous driving system running on low power consumption R-Car H3 SoC. It’s a big success!