Welcome, on board!

Despite knowing the journey and where it leads, I embrace it, and I welcome every moment of it.

-- Dr. Louise Banks, Arrival (2016)


I am a PhD student at ProrokLab in the Digital Technology Group (DTG) at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Dr Amanda Prorok. During my PhD, I focus on communication-aware motion planning for multi-robot coordination. I am investigating Graph Neural Networks (GNN) to build communication channels for multi-agent and multi-robot systems so that they can learn how to communicate between each other explicitly. My research can be applied to mobility-on-demand systems, automated warehouses, and smart cities.

Prior to joining Cambridge, I was working in the Hamlyn Centre at Imperial College London, founded by Prof Guang-Zhong Yang and the Lord Ara Darzi, in the field of medical robotics and healthcare to earn my MRes in Medical Robotics and Image-Guided Intervention. I was supervised by Prof Daniel Elson for an eight-month research project about oxygen saturation (StO2) estimation, and graduated with a distinction. I also hold an MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh.

I have published papers in the medical imaging area (IJCARS) and the robotics field (IEEE IROS, IEEE Humanoids, and AAMAS). I have served as a reviewer for IEEE IROS, IEEE ICRA, IEEE RA-L, IEEE T-RO, and AAMAS.

I am open to collaboration opportunities. Feel free to contact by Email (ql295[AT]cam.ac.uk). Details of my CV can be found in PDF.

News: From July 2021 to Oct 2021, I am working on Project Silica during my internship at Microsoft Research Cambridge. I am exploring explainable RL-based approaches to scheduling in the Silica glass library, towards a scheduler for production deployment.

Research Interest

  • Robot Learning
  • Multi-robot Path Planning
  • Graph Neural Networks (GNNs)
  • Imitation Learning
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Computer Vision (Medical Imaging)