Lu Gan

ganlu [at] caltech [dot] edu


MC 105-50

1200 E. California Bvd.

Pasadena, CA 91125-2100

I am currently a Postdoc Researcher at the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories of the California Institute of Technology (GALCIT), working with Prof. Soon-Jo Chung and Prof. Yisong Yue. I am also affiliated with the Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies (CAST) at Caltech. I was named a Rising Star in Data Science by the University of Chicago in 2022.

I have completed my Ph.D. in Robotics in 2022 from the Robotics Institute at the University of Michigan (UM), advised by Prof. Ryan Eustice, Prof. Jessy Grizzle and Prof. Maani Ghaffari. I worked as a member of the Perceptual Robotics Laboratory (PeRL), the Computational Autonomy and Robotics Laboratory (CURLY), and the Bipedal Robotics lab at UM.

I am broadly interested in Robotics, Computer Vision and Machine Learning. Specifically, my research focuses on perception and navigation for robot autonomy.


Jan 17, 2023 Our Thermal UDA paper was accepted by ICRA 2023.
Jan 4, 2023 I am serving as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L).
Dec 16, 2022 I am serving as an Associate Co-Chair of the IEEE RAS TC for Computer & Robot Vision.
Dec 3, 2022 Invited talk in the Fourth Youth Forum on the Next Generation Computer Sciences, Peking University.
Nov 15, 2022 Invited lightning talk in the Rising Star in Data Science Workshop at the University of Chicago.
Oct 14, 2022 I was named a Rising Star in Data Science by the University of Chicago.
Jun 30, 2022 Our MiniCheetah IRL paper was accepted by IEEE RA-L and IROS 2022. It will be presented in IROS 2022 regular session of Legged Robots 1 on Wednesday October 26, 2022 in Kyota, Japan.
Jun 16, 2022 Our Multitask Multilayer Mapping paper was accepted by IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO).