Computer Science

Department staff

Dr Qinggang Meng

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Senior Lecturer

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, Loughborough University.  Before joining Loughborough University, I worked as a postdoctoral research associate for 4 years in University of Wales, Aberystwyth(UWA), UK. I obtained my PhD from the Department of Computer Science, UWA. Before I came to UK,  I did one year RA in City University of Hong Kong on intelligent  grasping control. Before that, I was working in Intelligent Machine Institute at Tianjin University for several years in the area of intelligent robotics.

I have relatively wide research interests in robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles, networked systems, ambient assisted living, computer vision, AI and pattern recognition, both in theory and applications.

Currently working on a 4-year £1M EPSRC project, "Towards More Autonomy for Unmanned Vehicles: Situational Awareness and Decision Making under Uncertainty". We are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher in the area of bio-inspired multi-vehicle cooperation (3 years from 2013).

I am also getting involved in a 2-year TSB project on multi-core image/video  processing for surveillance applications.

  • Biologically and psychologically inspired robotics, developmental robotics
  • Robot learning and adaptation
  • Service robotics, assistive robotics
  • Computer vision, human motion analysis and activity recognition
  • Multi-UAV/UGV cooperation, distributed consensus algorithms for networked systems
  • Driver's distraction detection, car active safety
  • Human activity pattern learning and abnormal behaviour detection, ambient assisted living (AAL)
  • Diagnostics and prognostics, and health management of networked systems
  • AI, machine learning, self-organising and self-reconfigurable systems

Journal reviewer for:

  • IEEE Transactions on System, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B
  • IEEE Transactions on System, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C
  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
  • Journal of Real-Time Image Processing
  • Image and Vision Computing
  • IET Science, Measurement and Technology
  • International Journal of Robotics and Automation
  • International Journal of Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Engineering Systems
  • Neurocomputing
  • Adaptive behaviour

Programme committee member for:

  • 2012 the Fifth International Conference on Advanced Computational Intelligence (ICACI2012)
  • 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2012)
  • 2012 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence , Fuzz-IEEE 2012, IEEE-CEC 2012, IJCNN 2012, Hybrid Special Session on Computational Intelligence for Cognitive Robotics
  • Workshop on Digital Media and its Application in Museum & Heritage (DMAMH):DMAMH 09,  DMDCM 2010DMDCM-2011
  • IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering,  2008
  • Technical committee member for FUZZ-IEEE 2008, CEC 2008; Reviewer for Fuzz-IEEE 2010
  • International Workshop on Performance Modelling and Evaluation in Computer and Telecommunication Networks, 2007 and 2008.
  • 11th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering, KES2007
  • Track co-chair, IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE CASE 2007