Zhiqiang Sui

I'm a third year PhD student at Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department in University of Michigan. I'm advised by Prof. Chad Jenkins. I'm interested in Robotics, Computer Vision and Machine Learning. Now I'm mainly working on perception for manipulation. More specifically, I'm developing algorithms and systems to estimate the scene graph( object poses) in cluttered environment for goal-directed robotic manipulaiton.

My long-term goal is to build a robust Simultaneously Perception, Planning and Manipulation (SPAM) system for autonomous robots which enable them to perform real world complex sequential manipulation tasks( home service robots, warehouse robots ).


zsui at umich dot edu

My Links


  • July 2016: I presented my paper at Autonomous Service Robot workshop in IJCAI 2016 at New York, USA
  • Jun 2016: I'm interning at Uber Advanced Technology Center in Pittsburgh now!
  • Feb 2016: I presented at a workshop in AAAI 2016 at Phoenix, USA


  • Zhiqiang Sui, Odest Chadwicke Jenkins and Karthik Designh. "Axiomatic Particle Filtering for Goal-directed Robotic Manipulation" IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems(IROS), 2015 [paper][video]
  • Zhiqiang Sui, Odest Chadwicke Jenkins and Karthik Designh. "Axiomatic Scene Estimation for Robotic Manipulation" IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation(ICRA) Workshop on Robotic Hands, Grasping and Manipulation, 2015
  • Xiaoping Chen, Jianmin Ji, Zhiqiang Sui and Jiongkun Xie. "Handling Open Knowledge for Service Robots" International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence(IJCAI), 2013 [paper][bib]
  • Xiaoping Chen, Zhiqiang Sui and Jianmin Ji. "Towards Metareasoning for Human-Robot Interaction" Intelligent Autonomous System(IAS), 2012 [paper][bib]
  • Xiaoping Chen, Jiongkun Xie, Jianmin Ji and Zhiqiang Sui. "Toward Open Knowledge Enabling Human-Robot Interaction"Journal of Human-Robot Interaction(JHRI), Vol. 1, No. 2, 2012 [paper][video]