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Education

  • Ph.D, Simon Fraser University, in progress, expected 2009
  • M.A.Sc, Simon Fraser University, 2005
  • B.Sc, University of Science and Technology of China, 1998

Experience

Research Interest

    • Robot motion and path planning
    • Wireless communication, sensor networks 

Publications

  • Backbone-based Connectivity Control for Mobile Networks. Zhenwang Yao and Kamal Gupta. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. May, 2009.
  • Distributed Strategies for Local Minima Escape in Motion Planning for Mobile Networks. Zhenwang Yao and Kamal Gupta. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Robot Communication and Coordination. April, 2009.
  • Backbone-based Roadmaps for Robot Navigation in Sensor Networks. Zhenwang Yao and Kamal Gupta. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May. 2008.
  • Path Planning with General End-Effector Constraints. Zhenwang Yao and Kamal Gupta. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, v 55, p.316-327, Jan. 2007.
  • Self-Motion Graph in Path Planning for Redundant Robots along Specified End-Effector Paths. Zhenwang Yao and Kamal Gupta. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, p.2004- 2009, May. 2006.
  • Path Planning with General End-Effector Constraints: Using Task space to Guide Configuration Space Search. Zhenwang Yao and Kamal Gupta.Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, p.2211-2216, Aug. 2005.
  • An Auto-proofreading Algorithm of Geographic VectorMap. Jiehua Guo, Zhenwang Yao and Yuanlu bao.  In Transaction of Computer-aided Design and Graphics (in Chinese), 4(5), pp:423-426, 1999. 
  • Automatic Generation of Vector-map. Haitao wang, Zhenwang Yao and Lingyu Duan. In 1997 China-Japan Joint Symposium on Advanced Energy and Transportation Engineering, page 392-397, Oct 1997.

Awards & Honors

    • Postgraduate Scholarship (2006-2009), Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada.
    • Graduate School Graduate Fellowship, 2003, 2004, 2005;
    • Jardine Rolfe Limited Graduate Scholarship in Expert Systems, 2004;
    • Kreykenbohm Family Graduate Scholarship in Expert Systems, 2004;
    • Faculty of Applied Science Graduate Fellowship, 2004;

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