Dr Hyondong Oh

School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)

Rm 801-4, Building 112

Tel: 052 217 3048 / Email:


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Loughborough University, UK (2016)
  • PhD in Unmanned Autonomous Systems, Cranfield University, UK (2013)
  • MSc in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, KAIST, Korea (2010)
  • BSc in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, KAIST, Korea (2004)


  • 2016. 08 - Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, UNIST, Korea
  • 2016. 11 - Visiting Research Fellow, Aero. and Automotive Eng., Loughborough University, UK
  • 2014 - 2016 Lecturer, Aero. and Automotive Eng., Loughborough University, UK
  • 2013 - 2014 Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Surrey, UK
  • 2010 - 2013 Research Assistant, Cranfield University, UK
  • 2008 - 2010 Research Assistant, KAIST, Korea
  • 2004 - 2007 Quality Control Officer, Republic of Korea Air Force, Korea

Research Interests

  • Autonomy and decision making for unmanned vehicles
  • Cooperative control and path planning for unmanned vehicles
  • Nonlinear guidance and control
  • Estimation and sensor/information fusion
  • Vision-based navigation and control
  • Bio-inspired self-organising multi-vehicle system

Honours and Awards

  • Early Career Scientist and Engineer Award, The Korean Scientists and Engineers Association in the UK (2013)
  • Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy award (top prize), International UAV paper competition, Korea Aerospace Industries Association (2013)
  • KAIST faculty selected academic excellence scholarship (4 students per faculty / granted till graduation) (2002-2003)

Professional Activities

  • Associate editor for International Journal of Aeronautical and Space Sciences (IJASS, SCIE-indexed) and Complex and Intelligent Systems (Emerging SCI-indexed) and editorial board member of International Journal of Unmanned Systems Engineering
  • Program committee member of IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2014 and UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence 2013
  • Journal reviewer for Automatica, IEEE Trans. on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Trans. on Cybernetics, IEEE Trans. on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Trans on Intelligent Vehicles, IEEE Trans. on Signal Procesing, IET Control Theory and Applications, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, IEEE Transactions on Neural Network and Learning Systems, Aerospace Science and Technology, AIAA Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, Acta Astronautica, IMechE Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, ASCE Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Remote Sensing Letters, MDPI Sensors, MDPI Entropy, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, Advances in Space Research, Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, Unmanned Systems, International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, Annals of Operations Research, International Journal of Systems Science, Soft Computing, Machines, International Journal of Aeronautical and Space Sciences, Building and Environment, ACM Computing Surveys, Journal of Hazardous Materials.
  • Conference reviewer for IEEE ICRA (International Conference on Robotics and Automation), IEEE IROS (International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems), IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), RSS (Robotics: Science and Systems), ICUAS (International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems), IEEE ACC (American Control ConferenceIFAC World Congress), IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control, IEEE/ASME AIM (Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics), ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), IEEE WCCI (World Congress on Computational Intelligence)