Zeyang Xia, Ph.D., Professor,Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology

Address: 1068 Xueyuan Avenue, Shenzhen, China
Postcode: 518055

Brief Introduction

Dr. Zeyang Xia is a Professor with Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He received the B.S. degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in 2002, and the Ph.D. degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2008, respectively. After that, he had been working at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore as a Research Fellow from 2008-2009, and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, U.S., as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and then a Research Assistant Professor from 2009 to 2012. Dr. Xia joined SIAT, CAS as an Associate Professor and founded the Medical Robotics and Biomechanics Laboratory in 2012, and was then promoted to a full Professor in 2016. Dr. Xia’s research focuses on fundamentals and applications of innovative robotic system in medical and healthcare fields. Dr. Xia has been the PI of over ten research grants including one from National Key Research and Development Plan of China and three from Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), one from Guangdong Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholar, and one from Guangdong Province Major Science and Technology Project. Dr. Xia has published about 100 research papers, and has applied for over 40 patents until end of 2019. He is the winner of Wu Wenjun Artificial Intelligence Science and Technology Award (Natural Science) (2017) and the winner of Xiong Youlun Zhihu Excellent Youth Scientist Award (2019). Dr. Xia is a Fellow of IET (since 2019) and a senior member of IEEE (since 2016). He served as the General Chair of IEEE RCAR 2019 and key organizing members of several other IEEE or CIE robotics conferences.


·       2002 – 2008, Mechanical Engineering

        Tsinghua University, Beijing, Ph.D.

·       2005 – 2006, Institute of Automatic Control Engineering

        Technical University of Munich, Germany, Sandwich Ph.D. Program Student

·       1998 – 2002, Mechanical Engineering

        Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, B.S.

Professional Experience

·       2016/12 – now, Professor,

        Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

·       2012/12 – 2016/12, Associate Professor,

        Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

·       2009/11 – 2012/10, Postdoctoral Fellow, Assistant Research Professor

        Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI, Indiana, U.S.

·       2008/07 – 2009/07, Research Fellow

        School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


·       Winner of Xiong Youlun Zhihu Excellent Youth Scientist Award (2019)

·       Winner of Excellent Member Award, Youth Innovation Promotion Association, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2019)

·       Winner of Chinese Institute of Electronics Outstanding Scientific and Technical Worker (2018)

·       Winner of the 7th Wu Wenjun Artificial Intelligent Natural Science Award (2017)

·       Winner of Guangdong Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholar (2015)


     [1]    口腔正畸弓丝成型装置及其控制方法,授权时间:2017年09月26日,专利号:ZL201510493082.2

     [2]    一种新型口腔正畸力测量方法及装置,授权时间:2017年04月19日,专利号:ZL201410789525.8

     [3]    口腔正畸器械制备机器人及其机械手,授权时间:2015年06月03日,专利号:ZL201410083066.1

     [4]    振动器,授权时间:2016年01月13日,专利号: ZL201310447058.6

     [5]    可限力牙刷,授权时间:2015年06月03日,专利号: ZL2013104470444

     [6]   自动导引小车调度方法和系统,授权时间:2016年11月30日,专利号:ZL201310452904.3

     [7]  刷卡机及停车场闸机系统,授权时间:2015年12月23日,专利号:ZL201310447047.8

     [8]  放射治疗装置,授权时间:2020年02月14日,专利号:ZL201611040617.1

     [9]  一种柔性穿刺针针尖自动跟踪装置及方法,授权时间:2019年04月02日,专利号:ZL201610710312.0

     [10]  一种立式移动穿刺机器人,授权时间:2017年11月03日,专利号:ZL201510955237.X

Selected Publications

[1]    Y. Chen, Z. Xia, Q. Zhao, Optimal design of soft pneumatic bending actuators subjected to design-dependent pressure loads, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 2019.12, Vol. 24(6), 2873-2884. 

[2]    T. Yan, Y. Gan, Z. Xia, Q. Zhao (2019), Segment-based Disparity Refinement with Occlusion Handling for Stereo Matching, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 2019.08, Vol.28(8), 3885-3897.

[3]    X. Zhou, Y. Gan, Q. Zhao, J. Xiong, Z. Xia. “Simulation of orthodontic force of archwire applied to full dentition using virtual bracket displacement method”, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, 2019, 35(5):1-14.

[4]    Y. Gan, J. Xiong, Q. Zhao, Z. Xia, Effect of Boundary Condition and Model Structure Integrity of Tooth-PDL-Bone Complex on Tooth Mode Computation, IEEE Access, 2019, 7(1): 17207-17214.

[5]    T. ZhuZ. Xia, J. Dong, Q. Zhao. “A sociable Human-Robot Interaction Scheme based on Body Emotion Analysis”. International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems, 2019, 17(2): 474–485

[6]    T. Zhu, Y. Zhou, Z. Xia, J. Dong, Q. Zhao, Progressive Filtering Approach for Early Human Action Recognition, International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems, 2018, 16(5): 2393–2404.

[7]    Y. Gan, Z. Xia, J. Xiong, G. Li, Q. Zhao, Tooth and Alveolar Bone Segmentation from Dental Computed Tomography Images, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Vol. 22(1), 2018.01, pp.196-204.

[8]    T. Zhu, Q. Zhao, W. Wan, Z. Xia, Robust Regression-based Motion Perception for Online Imitation on Humanoid Robot, International Journal of Social Robotics, Vol. 9(5), 2017.11, pp.705-725.

[9]   Z. Xia, H. Deng, X. Zhang, S. Weng, Y. Gan, J. Xiong, A Central Pattern Generator Approach to Footstep Transition for Biped Navigation, International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems., Jan-Feb 2017, pp.1-9.

[10]   Z. Xia, Y. Gan, L. Chang, J. Xiong, Q. Zhao, Individual tooth segmentation from CT images scanned with contacts of maxillary and mandible teeth, Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, Vol. 138, 2017.01, pp.1-12.

[11]   D. Guo, H. Wang, W. Chen, M. Liu, Z. Xia, K. Leang. A Unified Leader-Follower Scheme for Mobile Robots with Uncalibrated On-board Camera, Proceedings of 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2017), 2017, Singapore.

[12]   H. Deng; Z. Xia, S. Weng, Y. Gan, P. Fang, J. Xiong, A Motion Sensing Based Framework for Robotic Manipulation, Robotics and Biomimetics, Vol. 3(23), 2016.09.

[13]   Z. Xia, Y. Gan, J. Xiong, Q. Zhao, J. Chen, “Crown Segmentation from Computed Tomography Images with Metal Artifacts”, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Vol.23(5), 2016.05, pp.678-682.

[14]   Z. Xia, H. Deng, S. Weng, Y. Gan, H. Wang, J. Xiong, Development of a Robotic System for Orthodontic Archwire Bending, Proceedings of 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2016), May 16-21, 2016, Stockholm, Sweden. 

[15]   Y. Gan, Z. Xia, J. Xiong, Q. Zhao, Y. Hu, J. Zhang, “Towards accurate tooth segmentation from computer tomography images using a hybrid active contour model”, Medical Physics. Vol.42(1), 2015.01, pp.14-27.

[16]   H. Deng, Z. Xia, S. Weng, J. Xiong, Y. Ou, J. Zhang, “Motion Planning and Control of a Robotic System for Orthodontic Archwire Bending”, Proceedings of 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2015), Sep.28-Oct.2, 2015, Hamburg, Germany. 

[17]   Z. Li, Y. Gan, J. Xiong, J. Tan, Z. Xia and Q. Zhao, “Modal Analysis of a Tooth-PDL-Bone Complex”, 2014 the 4th IEEE International Conference on Information Science and Technology, April 26-28, 2014, Shenzhen, China. (BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARD)

[18]  Z. Xia, J. Chen, F. Jiang, S. Li, R. Viecilli, S. Liu. “Load System of Segmental T-Loops for Canine Retraction”. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Vol. 144 (4), 2013.10, pp.548-556.

[19]  Z. Xia, F. Jiang, J. Chen, “Estimation of Periodontal Ligament’s Equivalent Mechanical Parameters for Finite Element Modeling”. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Vol. 143 (4), 2013.05, pp.486-491.

[20]  Z. Xia and J. Chen, “Biomechanical validation of a Tooth-PDL-Bone Complex for in-vitro orthodontic load measurement”, Angle Orthodontist. Vol. 83(3), 2013.03, pp.410-417.

[21]  Z. Xia, J. Xiong, K. Chen, “Global navigation for humanoid robots using sampling-based footstep planners”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 16(4), 2011.07, pp.716-723.

[22]  Z. Xia, J. Xiong, K. Chen, “Parameter self-adaptation in biped navigation employing non-uniform randomized footstep planner”, Robotica, Vol. 28(6), 2010, pp.929-936.

[23]  Z. Xia, L. Liu, J. Xiong, Q. Yi, K. Chen, “Design aspects and developments of humanoid robot THBIP-2”, Robotica, Vol. 26(1), 2008, pp.109-116. 

Fundings as PI

·       Chinese Academy of Sciences Youth Innovation Promotion Association for Excellent Member, RMB 3,000,000;

·       National Natural Science Foundation, RMB 650,000;

·       NSFC-JSPS Scientific Cooperation Program, RMB 200,000;

·       Inter-governmental Cooperative Science and Technology Project, Ministry of Science and Technology, China, RMB 2,380,000;

·       National Science Foundation of China. RMB 260,000;

·       Guangdong Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholar, RMB 1,000,000;

·       Major Project of Guangdong Province Science and Technology Department RMB 5,000,000;

·       Guangdong Province High-level Personnel of Special Support Program, RMB 300,000;

·       Chinese Academy of Sciences Youth Innovation Promotion Association, RMB 600,000.