Honors

Guan Zhao-Zhi Award, 2014

  • Best paper award of 2014 Chinese Control Conference
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Yousef Jameel Scholarship/NGS Scholarship Receipient, 2010-2014

  • Scholarship awarded by the Department of NGS in NUS for the entire Ph.D. study
  • Externally funded by Saudi Arabian businessman, Mr. Yousef Jameel
  • Covers full tuition fees, monthly stipend, computer, book, and conference allowance
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Book Prize, IEEE Control System Chapter Singapore, 2010

  • Awarded to the final year student with the best control engineering project in Singapore's universities
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Dean's List Award, 2007-2010

  • Awarded to the top 5% students in the cohort in NUS


International Achievements

IMAV -- International Micro Air Vehicle Competition, 2014
  Champion

  • UAV problem solving competition open to all university researchers around the world
  • Held in Delft, the Netherlands in August 2014
  • Competition tasks included:
    • Aerial mapping and map stitching
    • Indoor navigation to look for survivors
    • Perching on roof for survelliance
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AVIC Cup -- International UAV Innovation Grand Prix, 2013
  Overall Silver Award, Rank 1 in Final Round

  • UAV design competition open to all university researchers around the world
  • Joined as team member of Team NUSĀ²TLion from NUS UAV Research Group
  • Organized by Ministry of Science and Technology, China
  • Held in Miyun, Beijing, China in September 2013
  • Competition tasks included:
    • Autonomous Take-off/landing/navigation
    • Autonomous buckets transferring with UAV from one moving platform to another
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UAVForge Challenge, 2012
  Top 9 Finalist

  • UAV design competition open to all university researchers around the world
  • Joined as team member of Team GremLion from NUS UAV Research Group
  • Organized by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Atlantic (SSC Atlantic)
  • Held in Fort Steward, GA, USA in May 2012
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Global Engineering Design Challenge, 2011
  Honorable Mention Award

  • Design competition open to university students around the world
  • Joined as team member of project titled "Search and Rescue: A UAV Aiding Approach"
  • Held in Vancouver, BC, Canada in June 2011
  • Competition tasks included:
    • To identify a critical problem currently faced by developing countries
    • To propose an engineering solution to that problem
    • To develop a workable prototype based on the proposed solution
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Local Achievements

Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition, 2014
  Category E

  • Task based UAV competition open to public
  • Joined as team member of NUS Q1-Lion Team
  • Awards received:
    • Gold medal in Best Theory of Flight Award
    • Gold medal in Best Performance Award
    • Silver medal in Championship Award
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Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition, 2013
  Category E

  • Unconventional aircraft design and flight performance open to public
  • Joined as team member of NUS UAV Research Team
  • Awards received:
    • Gold medal in Most Creative Award
    • Bronze medal in Championship Award
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Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition, 2011
  Category D

  • Task based UAV competition for all universities and polytechnics team in Singapore
  • Joined as team advisor of NUS UAV Research Team
  • Awards received:
    • Gold medal in Championship Award
    • Gold medal in Most Creative Award
    • Silver medal in Best Presentation Award
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Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition, 2010
  Category D

  • Task based UAV competition for all universities and polytechnics team in Singapore
  • Joined as team leader of NUS UAV Research Team
  • Awards received:
    • Gold medal in Best Performance Award
    • Silver medal in Best Theory of Flight Award
    • Silver medal in Championship Award
    • Bronze medal in Most Creative Award
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