Research Rising Star – Hyondong Oh
- Exploring and extending the capabilities of unmanned air and land vehicles
Dr Hyondong Oh completed his undergraduate studies and MSc in Aerospace Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).
Following four years’ national service with the Korean Air Force, he joined Cranfield University to pursue a PhD in Autonomous Systems, and then moved to the University of Surrey to take up the post of Research Associate on the EC FP7 project SWARM-ORGAN with the Nature Inspired Computing and Engineering Group.
He joined Loughborough as a Lecturer in Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles in August 2014, and is working in the Loughborough University Centre for Autonomous Systems (LUCAS) which specialises in the research and development of autonomous ground and air vehicles.
To date, he has published more than 50 research papers, including four book chapters. He also serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Unmanned Systems Engineering, and is a reviewer for a number of other international journals and conferences.
His research interests span biologically inspired swarming robotics, autonomous decision making, cooperative control and path planning of unmanned vehicles, and information / sensor fusion. In particular, he is currently investigating the benefits of utilising a team of unmanned vehicles – while taking advantage of its inherent robustness and flexibility – for civilian and military applications such as airborne surveillance and reconnaissance.
His groundbreaking research has received several accolades including recognition from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (South Korea); a KAIST Excellence Scholarship; and an Early Career Award from the Korean Scientists and Engineers Association UK.