Wenchao Ding 丁文超

Wenchao is a research engineer at Huawei. He received the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2020, where he was supervised by Prof. Shaojie Shen and worked in the HKUST Aerial Robotics Group. Prior to that, he received the Bachelor degree in Electronics and Information Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2015. He was a research intern in DJI during Summer 2018 and Summer 2019.


He is interested in planning for autonomous systems (incl. micro aerial vehicles and autonomous vehicles). Currently, he focuses on behavior/trajectory prediction, motion planning, and decision making for autonomous vehicles. His motion planning and decision-making methods are extensively validated in real-world dense city traffic.


If you are interested in working on prediction/planning for intelligent vehicles at Huawei, please contact me via Email.



Publications

News

Safe Trajectory Generation For Complex Urban Environments Using Spatio-temporal Semantic Corridor

Wenchao Ding*, Lu Zhang*, Jing Chen, and Shaojie Shen

IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L)

Predicting Vehicle Behaviors Over an Extended Horizon Using Behavior Interaction Network

Wenchao Ding, Jing Chen, and Shaojie Shen

International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2019

Online Vehicle Trajectory Prediction using Policy Anticipation Network and Optimization-based Context Reasoning

Wenchao Ding and Shaojie Shen

International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2019

Trajectory Replanning for Quadrotors Using Kinodynamic Search and Elastic Optimization

Wenchao Ding, Wenliang Gao, Kaixuan Wang, and Shaojie Shen

International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2018

Quadtree-accelerated Real-time Monocular Dense Mapping

Kaixuan Wang, Wenchao Ding, and Shaojie Shen

International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2018

Journal papers

Conference papers

An Efficient B-spline-Based Kinodynamic Replanning Framework for Quadrotors

Wenchao Ding, Wenliang Gao, Kaixuan Wang, and Shaojie Shen

IEEE Transactions on Robotics (TRO)

June 2019 - One paper accepted by IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO)! (Check out the paper!)

June 2019 - One paper accepted by IEEE RA-L! (Check out the paper! Code is available!)

Jan 2020 - One paper accepted by ICRA 2020! (Check out the paper! Code is available!)

Email: denny.wcding AT gmail.com

Bio

Last update: Dec 24 2020

Ph.D. in Electronic and Computer Engineering

Robotics Institute, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Projects

• Decision-making for Autonomous Vehicles (NEW!)

An efficient uncertainty-aware decision-making framework which can work under imperfect tracking and inaccurate prediction. (ICRA 2020)

Prediction for Autonomous Vehicles

1) Novel learning-based network to model and predict future behaviors of agent vehicles. The key feature is modeling the interaction among vehicles to enhance prediction accuracy and extend the prediction horizon. (ICRA 2019)

2) Two-level behavior & trajectory prediction framework: online hierarchical prediction framework for modeling multimodal behaviors and contextual factors in complex urban environments. (Also ICRA 2019)

Motion planning for Autonomous Vehicles

A safe and unified motion planning framework for modeling numerous semantic elements in complex urban environments based on spatiotemporal information. The key feature is that it can work in complex urban environments and has a safety guarantee. (IEEE RA-L 2019)

Planning for Micro Aerial Vehicles

Trajectory planning for monocular vision-based quadrotors: efficient trajectory replanning framework for onboard autonomous flight in unknown indoor and outdoor environments with only one camera and one IMU. (ICRA 2018 & IEEE Transactions on Robotics & JFR)

Autonomous Aerial Robot Using Dual-fisheye Cameras

Wenliang Gao, Kaixuan Wang, Wenchao Ding*, Fei Gao, Tong Qin, and Shaojie Shen

Journal of Field Robotics (JFR)

Efficient Uncertainty-aware Decision-making for Autonomous Vehicles Using Guided Branching

Lu Zhang*, Wenchao Ding*, Jing Chen, and Shaojie Shen

International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2020

Jan 2020 - One paper accepted by Journal of Field Robotics (JFR)! (Check out the paper!)

PiP: Planning-informed Trajectory Prediction for Autonomous Driving

Haoran Song, Wenchao Ding, Yuxuan Chen, Shaojie Shen, Michael Yu Wang, and Qifeng Chen

European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)

FP-Stereo: Hardware-Efficient Stereo Vision for Embedded Applications

Jieru Zhao, Tingyuan Liang, Liang Feng, Wenchao Ding, Sharad Sinha, Wei Zhang and Shaojie Shen

IEEE International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL) 2020

May 2020 - One paper accepted by FPL 2020!

Some links

• My wife Dr. Jieru Zhao is currently an assistant professor in SJTU. Check out her webpage.

• Our group [link] works in the areas of robotics and unmanned aerial vehicles.

July 2020 - One paper accepted by ECCV 2020!

(*: equal contribution)

(*: Corresponding Author)

 (*: equal contribution)