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Dr Liang Hu

Job: Lecturer in Intelligent Transport Systems (VC2020)

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

Research group(s): The De Montfort University Interdisciplinary Group in Intelligent Transport Systems (DIGITS)

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +441162506613




Personal profile

Liang Hu is a Lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Informatics at De Montfort University (DMU), UK. He received the PhD degree in Computer Science from Brunel University London, UK, in 2016, and the MEng and BEng degrees both from Harbin Institute of Technology, China, in 2010 and 2008, respectively.

Prior to joining DMU, Dr Hu worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) and then Loughborough University. At QUB, he worked with industrial collaborators including Rolls Royce to develop intelligent navigation systems for unmanned marine vehicles (Innovate UK project "MAXCMAS"). At Loughborough University, he developed autonomous search methods of hazardous sources using mobile sensor/vehicle platforms (DSTL/EPSRC joint project "Signal Processing in a Networked Battlespace"). 

Dr Hu’s research focuses on decision making, control, and signal processing for autonomous intelligent systems. He is particularly interested in developing fundamental methods and algorithms that 1) enhance the safety of autonomous systems in complex real-world physical environments or even adverse networked environments (e.g., under cyber-attacks), and 2) enhance the autonomy of connected autonomous vehicles through exploiting and fusing the information from the environment and collaborative vehicles.

Research interests/expertise

Artificial Intelligence

Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Cyber-physical Systems

Signal Processing

Control Engineering

Areas of teaching

Artificial Intelligence



PhD in Computer Science, Brunel University London, UK, 2016

MEng in Control Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China, 2010

BEng in Detection, Guidance and Control, Harbin Institute of Technology, China, 2008

Membership of professional associations and societies

Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Recent research outputs

  • L. Hu, W. Naeem, E. Rajabally, G. Watson, T. Mills, Z. Bhuiyan and I. Salter, COLREGs-compliant path planning for autonomous surface vehicles: a multi-objective optimization approach, in Proceedings of IFAC 2017 World Congress, Toulouse, France, 2017.

  • L. Hu, Z. Wang, and W. Naeem, Security analysis of stochastic networked control systems under false data injection attacks, in Proceedings of UKACC International Conference on Control, Belfast, UK, 2016.

Professional esteem indicators

  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on "Bio-inspired Learning and Adaptation for Optimization and Control of Complex Systems", Complexity, Ongoing, 2018.
  • Conference Session Chair, Session of "Networked Control Systems andApplications", 11th UKACC International Conference on Control, 2016.

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