About Me

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Dr. Wenbo Ding is now an associate professor and leading the smart sensing and robotics (SSR) group in Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI), Tsinghua University. He received the B.E and Ph.D. degrees (both with the highest honors) from the Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2011 and 2016, respectively, and then worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, under the supervision of Professor Z. L. Wang from 2016 to 2019. He has published over 70 journal and conference papers and received many prestigious awards, including the National Early-Career Award, the IEEE Scott Helt Memorial Award for the best paper published in IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, the 2019 Natural Science Award (Second Prize) from Institute of Electronics, the Gold Medal and Special Prize at the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, the Tsinghua Top Grade Scholarship (highest student honor in Tsinghua), the Tsinghua Lin Feng Counsellor Prize (highest student mentor honor in Tsinghua). His research interests are diverse and interdisciplinary, which include self-powered sensors, energy harvesting, wearable devices for health and soft robotics with the help of signal processing, machine learning and mobile computing.

Research Interests

  • Signal processing for robotics
  • Embodied AI
  • Human-computer interfaces
  • Multi-agent reinforcement learning

Contact

Email: ding.wenbo at sz.tsinghua.edu.cn; vincentdwb at gmail.com

Web: https://ssr-group.net/; TBSI Official Website

Address: Room 1105, Information Technology Building, Tsinghua Shenzhen, International Graduate School, Shenzhen, Guangdong 518055

Openings

I am always looking for the self-motivated students with the background of electrical engineering, electronic engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering and materials science, and especially the ones who enjoy the experience to build up a working system. If you are interested in working with us as a PostDoc or PhD / Master / Visiting student, please contact me. For those applying for the TBSI graduate programs (master and PhD), please remeber to choose the Big data and artificial intelligence direction.

Please email me with a copy of your CV if you are interested.

News

  • [2024/06] Our review on visuotactile sensors has been accepted by IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing (JSTSP). Congrats to Shoujie!
  • [2024/06] Our work on tactile sensing of quadruped robot has been accepted by IEEE Sensors journal (IF: 4.3). Congrats to Ziwu and Chenchang!
  • [2024/05] I have been invited to deliver a seminar at IEEE Distinguished Webinar Series. See you this August on the air!
  • [2024/02] Our work on CS-TENG theory has been accepted by Energy & Environmental Science (IF: 32.5). Congrats to Hongfa!
  • [2024/01] Four papers got accepted by IEEE ICRA 2024. Congrats and See you in Japan!
  • [2024/01] Jiyu will join Huazhong University of Science and Technology as associate professor. Huge congrats and thank you for your contribution to SSR group!
  • [2023/12] Three papers got accepted by IEEE ICASSP 2024. Congrats and See you in Korea!
  • [2023/11] Our work on Communication-efficient FL has been accepted by IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (IF: 7.9, CCF-A). Congrats to Zihao and Yuzhu!
  • [2023/10] Shoujie won the National Graduate Scholarship and other 14 students won the university and school level scholarhips! Congrats!
  • [2023/10] Our work on visuo-tactile enabled swab sampling has won the IEEE IROS 2023 Best Application Award finalist. Congrats to Shoujie and Mingshan!
  • [2023/09] Our work on broad range stiffness sensor has been accepted by Nano-Micro Letters (IF: 26.6). Congrats to Ziyi and all!
  • [2023/09] Huaze received the IEEE IROS 2023 RAS Travel Grant. Congrats!
  • [2023/09] Shoujie won the future scholar award for PhD students. (Only 4 in Tsinghua SIGS) Congrats!
  • [2023/08] Our work on federated hashing has been accepted by IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (IF: 5.3, CCF-A). Congrats to Meilin!
  • [2023/06] Two papers got accepted by IEEE IROS 2023. Congrats to Shoujie and Huaze!
  • [2023/06] Hengxi received the excellent master thesis award! Congrats!
  • [2023/06] Shoujie received the Tsinghua Future Scholar Award for PhD student. (Only 4 out of all SIGS fresh PhD students) Congrats!
  • [2023/05] Our work on visuo-tactile sensor for transparent object grasping has been accepted by IEEE Transactions on Robotics. Congrats to Shoujie.
  • [2023/04] Our work on triboelectric gait sensor for human activity recognition and indentification has been accepted by Nano Energy (IF: 19.06). Congrats to Jiarong, Zixuan and Zihan.
  • [2023/03] Zihan received the IEEE ICRA 2023 RAS Travel Grant. Congrats!
  • [2023/03] Together with many world renowned experts, we organize a special issue on AI in Signal and Data Science in IEEE JSTSP. Your support and attention are warmly welcomed. Link for more details.
  • [2023/03] My course “Nanogenerators and Self-powered Systems” has ranked top 5% in the student evaluation (Second time). Thank you for your support.
  • [2023/03] Our review paper on TENG for IoT published in Intelligent and Converged Networks has won the 2023 excellent paper award. Congrats to Jiarong, Zihan and all our co-authors.
  • [2023/01] Our proposal for IEEE JSTSP special issue on robotics has been approved. Your support and attention are warmly welcomed. Link for more details.
  • [2023/01] Our work on soft robot self sensing has been accepted by IEEE ICRA. Congrats to Zihan and Eric!
  • [2022/12] I am promoted to Assosciate Professor. Thank you for all your support!
  • [2022/11] Invited to join the IEEE SPS Applied Signal Processing Systems Technical Committee.
  • [2022/10] Zihan, Ziwu, Hongfa, Xiaosa, Shoujie, Hengxi, Zihao (Zhao), Meilin, Zihao (Ai), Yuzhu, Zenan, Huaze, Jihong, Eric, Zhentan have received the University-level scholarship and SIGS school-level scholarship. Congrats!
  • [2022/10] Our work on mean-field enabled multi-agent reinforcement learning for V2X has been accepted by IEEE IoTJ (IF: 9.471). Congrats to Hengxi!
  • [2022/08] Hongfa, Mingrui and Zihao’s paper has been selected as the Front Cover of the upcoming Advanced Energy Materials volumne. Congrats!
  • [2022/08] Henggxi received the best oral award in WOLT’2022. Congrats!
  • [2022/07] Our work on high-performance triboelectric vibration sensor has been accepted by Advanced Energy Materials (IF: 29.4). Congrats to Hongfa, Zihao and Jiyu!
  • [2022/06] Our work on scalable magnetic robot control has been accepted by IEEE RAL and IROS. Congrats to Xiaosa!
  • [2022/06] Our work on mechanical modualation for infrared communications has been accepted by Energy & Environmental Science (IF: 39.7). Congrats to Zihan, Yuchao, Chengyue and Jiyu!
  • [2022/05] Our work on underwater communications has been accepted by Nature Communications. Congrats to Hongfa!
  • [2022/03] My course “Nanogenerators and Self-powered Systems” has ranked top 5% in the student evaluation. Thank you for your support.
  • [2022/01] Jiyu is awarded the Young Elite Scientists Sponsorship Program. Congrats to Jiyu.
  • [2022/01] Our work on communication-efficient FL has been accepted by ACM TIST. Congrats to Yuzhu.
  • [2021/12] Our work on simultaneous material and texture sensing (MTSensing) has been accepted by Nano Energy (IF: 17.881). Congrats to Ziwu, Jihong and Zihan.
  • [2021/10] Zihan, Jiarong, Xu, Jihong, Hengxi and Yuzhu have received the National Graduate Scholarship, University-level scholarship and SIGS school-level scholarship. Congrats!
  • [2021/10] Yang and Zihan’s paper has been selected as the Front Cover from around 200 papers of the upcoming Nano Energy volumne. Congrats!
  • [2021/07] Yuzhu received the best poster award in WOLT’2021. Congrats!
  • [2021/07] Invited to serve on the Editorial Board for Digital Signal Processing.
  • [2021/06] Our work on bending sensor for human-machine interface has been accepted by Nano Energy (IF: 19.06). Congrats to Yang and Zihan, it is a project originated from my self-powered system course.
  • [2021/06] The US patent on “Self-powered wireless optical communication systems and methods” has been granted. Thanks to all the inventors.
  • [2021/04] Invited to join the best poster committee for NEMS 2021. See you in Xiamen!
  • [2021/04] Invited to serve as the session chair for MRS Spring 2021. See you online.
  • [2021/03] Invited to join the ACM SIGBED China Youth Committee.
  • [2021/03] Honnored to receive the National Early-Career Award.
  • [2020/10] Our proposal for DSP special issue has been approved. Your support and attention are warmly welcomed. Link for more details.
  • [2019/11] My Smart Sensing and Robotics (SSR) Group was established.

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