Haiyang Chao


Ph.D. & Assistant Professor
Department of Aerospace Engineering
2130 Learned Hall
The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS, 66045

(E)chaohaiyangA TkuDOTedu

Curriculum Vitae

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Biography

Dr. Haiyang Chao joined the University of Kansas as an Assistant Professor in August, 2013. Dr. Chao has authored or coauthored one book, two book chapters, and more than thirty peer-reviewed research papers. He is the author of the book "Remote Sensing and Actuation Using Unmanned Vehicles" published by Wiley-IEEE Press (LINK). His papers have been cited for more than 500 times according to Google scholar. Dr. Chao has extensive experiences of designing, programming, and flight testing small unmanned systems for flight control, aviation safety, and remote sensing applications. He has led or participated more than 110 flight test sessions using small subscale aircraft weighing from 3.6 lbs to 26 lbs. Example flight test topics include close formation flight (5-12 wingspans), optical-flow-aided navigation, low-cost unmanned platform development, fractional order attitude controller, etc. Dr. Chao is one of the key developers of AggieAir, a low-cost, small UAV platform for remote sensing applications.

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Dr. Chao's research interest is in the areas of estimation, control, and dynamics of unmanned vehicles with an emphasis on unmanned aerial vehicles. Current focus is on collaborative vision sensing, wind/gust/wake estimation, cooperative control, remote sensing, and small UAS platform development.

Active Projects:
  1. Small unmanned system development for emergency response 
  2. Wind/gust/wake sensing and suppression with aircraft formations
  3. Vision-aided navigation for small UAVs

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I am actively looking for motivated Ph.D. students. More details can be found here. For Ph.D. RA opportunities, please apply to the graduate program of KU and then contact Dr. Haiyang Chao with detailed CV, research statement, and copies of transcript(s) for RA opportunities. A paragraph is required in the mail body of the email to summarize your research background/interest and why you think there is a good match. Please do not feel offended if there is no replying since there may not be a good match. Thanks for your interest. 
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Honors

Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), graduate supervisor, navigation engineer, and safety pilot of Team USU OSAM, the 1st Place Team with $14000 prize in the 2009 AUVSI student UAS competition (totally 18 teams), Jun. 2009.

Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), airframe designer and navigation engineer of Team USU OSAM, the 2nd Place Team with $8000 prize in the 2008 AUVSI student UAS competition (totally 16 teams), Jun. 2008.
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