Department of Engineering and Design

Dr Yanan Li

Post:Lecturer in Control Engineering (Engineering and Design)
Location:SHAWCROSS 2B04

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 872857
International:+44 1273 872857

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Dr Yanan Li is a Lecturer in Control Engineering with the Department of Engineering and Design, University of Sussex, UK. From 2015 to 2017, he has been a Research Associate with the Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London, UK. From 2013 to 2015, he has been a Research Scientist with the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore. He received the BEng and MEng degrees from the Harbin Institute of Technology, China, in 2006 and 2008, respectively, and the PhD degree from the National University of Singapore, in 2013. Dr Li’s research is in the fields of robotics and control, with over 60 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications. His general research interests include human-robot interaction, assistive robotics, human motor control and control theory and applications. He pioneered the use of game theory to model and design the shared control between a human and a robotic assistant, which was highlighted by A*STAR Research and other media. His another work about robotic interaction control was selected in the article collection of Taylor & Francis Computer Science for the fifth annual US National Robotics Week event. Dr Li has served as an International Program Committee Member and Session Chair for several conferences in robotics and control.


Lecturer in Control Engineering

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Technical Committee on Bio-mechatronics and Bio-robotics Systems, IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, 2017-present
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2014-present
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, 2015-present