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Hung (Jim) La

Assistant Professor

Hung La

Contact Information

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 2011
  • M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Thai Nguyen University of Technology, Vietnam, 2003
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Thai Nguyen University of Technology, Vietnam, 2001

Biography

Hung (Jim) La will join the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno as an assistant professor in Fall 2014. He is currently a research associate with the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) at Rutgers University where he started in September 2011 as a postdoctoral researcher. Prior to coming to CAIT he was a lecturer in the electrical engineering department at Thai Nguyen University of Technology, Vietnam (2001-2007). La received the doctoral degree in electrical and computer engineering from Oklahoma State University in 2011. He was a key member of the CAIT team that developed the Robotics Assisted Bridge Inspection Tool (RABIT™) for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Dr. La and his team received the 2014 ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Charles Pankow Award for Innovation for the RABIT™.

Research Interests

  • Robotics
  • Mobile Sensor Networks
  • Cooperative Control, Learning and Sensing
  • Systems and Controls
  • Automation Science and Engineering

Publications

  • H. M. La, W. Sheng and J. Chen, Cooperative and active sensing in mobile sensor networks for scalar field mapping, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A: Systems, 2014. (Accepted)
  • H. M. La, R. Limand W. Sheng, Multi-robot cooperative learning for predator avoidance, IEEE  Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 2014.  (To Appear)
  • R. S. Lim, H. M. La and W. Sheng, A Robotic crack inspection and mapping system for bridge deck maintenance, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, pp. 367-378, Vol. 11, No. 2, April 2014.
  • H. M. La, R. S. Lim, B. B. Basily, N. Gucunski, J. Yi,  A. Maher, F. A. Romero and H. Parvardeh, Mechatronic systems design for an autonomous robotic system for high-efficiency bridge deck inspection and evaluation, IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics, pp. 1655-1664, Vol. 18, No. 6, December, 2013.
  • H. M. La and W. Sheng, Distributed sensor fusion for scalar field mapping using mobile sensor networks, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, pp. 766-778, Vol. 43, No. 2, April,2013.
  • H. M. La and W. Sheng, Multi-agent motion control in cluttered and noisy environment, Journal of Communications, pp. 32-46, Vol. 8, No. 1, January, 2013.
  • H. M. La, R. S. Lim, J. Du, S. Zhang, G. Yan and W. Sheng, Development of a small-scale research platform for intelligent transportation systems, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, pp. 1753 - 1762, Vol. 13, Issue 4, December, 2012.
  • H. M. La and W. Sheng, Dynamic targets tracking and observing in a mobile sensor network, Elsevier Journal of Robotics and Autonomous Systems, pp. 996-1009, Vol. 60, Issue 7, July, 2012.
  • H. M. La, R. S. Lim, B. B. Basily, N. Gucunski, J. Yi,  A. Maher, F. A. Romero and H. Parvardeh, Autonomous Robotic System for High-Efficiency Non-Destructive Bridge Deck Inspection and Evaluation, IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), pp. 1065-1070, August 17 - 21, 2013, Madison, WI, USA.
  • H. M. La,W. Sheng and J. Chen, Cooperative and active sensing in mobile sensor networks for scalar field mapping, IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), pp. 843-848, August 17 - 21, 2013, Madison, WI, USA.
  • R. S. Lim, H. M. La, Z. Shan and W. Sheng, Developing a crack inspection robot for bridge maintenance, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 6288 - 6293 May 9 - 13, 2011, Shanghai, China.
  • H. M. La, R. S. LimJ. Du, W. Sheng, G. Li, S. Zhang and H. Chen, A small-scale research platform for intelligent transportation systems,  IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), pp. 1373 - 1378, December 7-11, 2011, Phuket, Thailand.
  • H. M. La and W. Sheng, Cooperative sensing in mobile sensor networks based on distributed consensus, Proceedings of SPIE's, Vol. OP110, August 23 - 25, 2011, San Diego, California, USA.
  • H. M. La, R. S. Lim, H. Chen and W. Sheng, Decentralized flocking control with minority of informed agents, IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA), pp. 1851 - 1856, June 21 - 23, 2011, Beijing, China.
  • H. M. La and W. Sheng, Flocking control of multiple agents in noisy environments, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 4964 - 4969, May 3 - 8, 2010, Alaska, USA.
  • H. M. La,   R. S. Lim and W. Sheng, Hybrid system of reinforcement learning and flocking control in multi-robot domain, Conference on Theoretical and Applied Computer Science (TACS), pp. 7-13, November 5, 2010, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA.
  • H. M. La, T. H. Nguyen, C. H. Nguyen and H. N. Nguyen, Optimal flocking control for a Mobile Sensor Network Based a Moving Target Tracking, in the proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), pp. 4801 - 4806, October 11 - 14, 2009, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
  • H. M. La and W. Sheng, Adaptive flocking control for dynamic target tracking in mobile sensor networks, IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp. 4843 - 4848, October 11 - 15, 2009,  St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
  • H. M. La and W. Sheng, Moving targets tracking and observing in a distributed mobile sensor network, American Control Conference (ACC), pp. 3319 - 3324, June 10 - 12, 2009, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
  • H. M. La and W. Sheng, Flocking control of a mobile sensor network to track and observe a moving target, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA),  pp. 3129 - 3134, May 12 - 17, 2009, Kobe, Japan.
  • H. M. La and W. Sheng, Robust adaptive control with leakage modification for a nonlinear model of Ionic Polymer Metal Composites (IPMC), IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), pp. 1783 - 1788, December 14 - 17, 2008, Bangkok, Thailand.

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