Pengpeng Wang

PhD Candidate

Robotic Algorithm and Motion Planning (RAMP) Laboratory
School of Engineering Science
Simon Fraser University
8888, University Drive
Burnaby, B.C., Canada, V5A 1S6

Email: pwangf at cs dot sfu dot ca



Short Biography (CV)

I am a PhD student at School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University. My advisor is Dr. Kamal Gupta. My research is on the algorithm design and analysis for problems in robotic applications, for example, robot motion planning (model-based and sensor-based) and robot vision. I am generally interested in theories, including discrete and continuous optimization, control theory, information theory, and computational geometry.

My beautiful hometown is Jinan, China. The city is formerly (when I was a little boy) famous for its spring water, of which the city is currently in great need. After a sequence of attending Kindergarten of Shandong Normal University (my dad is a professor in computer science department in this university), primary school of Shandong Normal University, junior high school of Shandong Normal University and senior high school of Shandong Normal University, to go to Shandong Normal University for my Bachelor’s degree seemed to make perfect sense, more than to anywhere else. However, I left for Univ. of Science and Tech. of China in Hefei, China, where I became a 9310er. This city is also where I met Sharon, my beautiful wife and we live happily ever after. In July of 1998, I got my Bachelor of Science from USTC (Department of Automation). Then, as another big step, I came to Canada to pursue my Master’s degree in School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University (SFU) in the spring of 2000. Three and a half years passed and I finally got this. Now I am a PhD student at RAMP lab, SFU, working on the algorithmic side of robotics. I am writing up my thesis and hope to graduate soon.

Research (Doctoral research is partially funded by NSERC under PGS scholarship for doctorate students)

The research topics I worked on include:

Publications and Preprints

Journal Paper and Book Chapter

· Wang, P., and Gupta, K.K. View Planning for Exploration via Maximal C-space Entropy Reduction for Robot Mounted Range Sensors. To appear, Advanced Robotics, 2007. (pdf file)

· Wang, P. and Gupta, K.K. View Planning via Maximal C-space Entropy Reduction, Boissonnat J., Burdick J., Goldberg K., ed. Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics V, Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics, pp.149-166. (pdf file) (The same paper appears in Proc. of 2002 Workshop on Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR 02), Nice, France.)

· Wang, P. and Wang K. Y. A Fast Pattern Matching Algorithm, Computer Science (in Chinese), 1999.

Refereed Conference Papers

· Wang, P., and Gupta, K.K. A Configuration Space View of View Planning. In Proc. of IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2006, Beijing, PR China. (pdf file)

· Suppa, M., Wang, P., Gupta, K., and Hirzinger G. C-space Exploration Using Noisy Sensor Models, In Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2004 (ICRA 04), New Orleans, LA, USA. (pdf file)

· Wang, P. and Gupta, K. K. Computing C-space Entropy for View Planning Based on Generic Sensor Model, in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2003 (ICRA 03), Taipei. (pdf file)

· Wang, P. and Gupta, K.K. Computing C-space Entropy for View Planning Based on Beam Sensor Model, in Proc. of IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2002 (IROS 02), pp. 2389-2394.EPFL, Switzerland. (pdf file)

Technical Reports and Workshop Participations

· Wang, P., Krishnamurti, R., and Gupta, K. View Planning With Combined Viewing and Traveling Costs. TR 2006-17, Technical Report of School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada, May 2006. (pdf file)

· Report on Seismic Image Analysis Using Local Spectra. Ninth Annual Industrial Problem Solving Workshop, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, May 15-19, 2005. (proceedings link)

· Report on Problems in Facility Location Optimization. Eighth PIMS Graduate Industrial Math Modeling Camp, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, May 7-11, 2005. (proceedings link)

· Report on Detecting Hackers (Analyzing Network Traffic) by Poisson Model Measure. Eighth PIMS-MITACS Industrial Problem Solving Workshop, PIMS-UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 17-21, 2004. (pdf file)

· Report on Multi-robot Path Planning for a Given Itinerary. Seventh PIMS-MITACS Graduate Mathematics Modeling Camp, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada, May 10-14, 2004. (pdf file)

· Wang, P. Simultaneous Inspection and Exploration of Robot Sensor Systems. Poster Presentation, BC ASI Exchange, March 2004. (pdf file)

Paper Submission and Preparation

· Wang, P., Krishnamurti, R., and Gupta, K. View Planning with Combined Viewing and Traveling Costs. To appear. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2007. (pdf file)

· Wang, P., Krishnamurti, R., and Gupta, K. Metric View Planning with Traveling cost and Visibility Range. To appear. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2007. (pdf file)

· Wang, P., Krishnamurti, R., and Gupta, K. View Planning Problem with Combined View and Traveling Cost. Submitted to Algorithmica. (pdf file)

· Wang, P., Krishnamurti, R., and Gupta, K. Generalized Watchman Route Problem with Discrete View Cost. Submitted to 23rd Annual ACM Symposium on Computational Geometry, 2007. (pdf file)

· Wang, P., Krishnamurti, R., and Gupta, K. Generalized Watchman Route Problem with Discrete View Cost. In preparation for International Journal of Computational Geometry and Applications.

Unpublished Manuscripts

· Wang, P., and Gupta, K. Maximal Entropy Reduction Criterion for View Planning: Detailed Issues. Unpublished Manuscript, School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University, 2004. (pdf file)