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 and Director of Soft Robotics Research Center, Shenzhen Institute 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., first as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and then as 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. In 2021, Dr. Xia founded the Soft Robotics Research Center and acts as the Director.  Dr. Xia’s research focuses on fundamentals and applications of innovative medical robotic system. Dr. Xia has been the PI of about 20 national and provincial research grants including National Key Research and Development Plan of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China (Key Project), Guangdong Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholar, and Guangdong Province Major Science and Technology Project. Dr. Xia has published over 100 research papers, and has applied for over 65 patents in which 28 are granted, and 2 monographs, until June of 2021. 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 Technical Editor of IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 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 the 1st Pioneer Award of Education & Teaching, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2022)

·       Excellent Science & Technology Academic Paper for the 2022 Shenzhen 2nd Excellent Science & Technology Academic Paper (Corresponding author)

·       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]       一种用于眼睑翻开的软体装置及方法,授权时间:20220527日,专利号:ZL112971877B

[2]       一种双臂机器人标定方法、系统、终端以及存储介质,授权时间:20220426日,专利号:ZL111956329B

[3]       一种口腔正畸治疗前后牙齿移动量计算方法和装置,授权时间:20220308日,专利号:ZL111388125B

[4]       一种用于调整光栅间距的光栅阻挡器及方法、CBCT系统,授权时间:20220211日,专利号:ZL109259781B

[5]       一种根管治疗导板及其制备方法,授权时间:20210827日,专利号:ZL111821046B

[6]       一种手部功能康复训练的软体机器人手套及控制方法,授权时间:20210101日,专利号:ZL110393896B

[7]       安检方法、装置、设备以及存储介质,授权时间:20210101日,专利号:ZL109188559B

[8]       一种膈运动辅助装置及膈运动辅助系统,授权时间:20200807日,专利号:ZL109998518B

[9]       牙齿和牙槽骨的分割与重构方法及装置,授权时间:20200703日,专利号:ZL107106117B

[10]   一种估算三维牙轴的方法和装置,授权时间:20200616日,专利号:ZL106214175B

[11]   一种立式移动穿刺机器人,授权时间:20171103日,专利号:ZL105411653B

[12]   口腔正畸弓丝成型装置及其控制方法,授权时间:20170926日,专利号:ZL105033105B

[13]   一种半导体制冷冰箱,授权时间:20170829日,专利号:ZL206449933U

[14]   一种新型口腔正畸力测量方法,授权时间:20170419日,专利号:ZL104523347B

[15]   自动导引小车调度方法和系统,授权时间:20161130日,专利号:ZL103488176B

[16]   多自由度放射治疗床,授权时间:20160511日,专利号:ZL205215971U

[17]   振动器,授权时间:20160113日,专利号:ZL103462708B

[18]   刷卡机及停车场闸机系统,授权时间:20151223日,专利号:ZL103489242B

[19]   口腔正畸器械制备机器人及其机械手,授权时间:20150603日,专利号:ZL103817691B

[20]   可限力牙刷,授权时间:20150603日,专利号:ZL103494434B

Selected Publications

[1]     S. Li, Q. Zhao, Z. Xia, Sparse-to-Local-Dense Matching for Geometry-Guided Correspondence Estimation, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing , 2023(32): 3536-3551.

[2]     Y. Wang, Q. Zhao*, Y. Gan, Z. Xia. Joint-Confidence-Guided Multi-Task Learning for 3D Reconstruction and Understanding from Monocular Camera. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. 2023(32): 1120-1133.

[3]     F Ahmad, W. Hou, J.Xiong, Z.Xia, Fully automated cardiac MRI segmentation using dilated residual network, Medical Physics, 2023.4, 50(4): 2162-2175.

[4]     M. Tan, H. Peng, X. Liang, Y. Xie, Z. Xia and J. Xiong, LSTformer: Long Short-Term Transformer for Real Time Respiratory Prediction, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 2022, Vol. 26(10): 5247-5257.

[5]     W. Hou, J. Xiong, Z.Xia, Efficient dynamic modeling of soft tissue deformation using a WSC-integrated order reduction method, Journal of Computational Science, Vol.72, 2023, 102083.

[6]     W. Ahmad, F. Jiang, J. Xiong, Z. Xia, The mechanical effect of geometric design of attachments in invisible orthodontics, American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, 2023.

[7]     J.Dong, Z.Xia, Q.Zhao, N.Zhao, Human–machine integration based augmented reality assisted wire-bending training system for orthodontics. Virtual Reality. 2022.

[8]     J. Xiong, C. Xu, K. Ibrahim, H. Deng, Z. Xia*, A Mechanism-image Fusion Approach to Calibration of An Ultrasound-guided Dual-arm Robotic Brachytherapy System, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 2021, 26(6): 3211-3220.

[9]    Z. Xia*, J. Chen, Y. Gan, J. Xiong, A Coupled Model for the Simulation of Rigid-Soft Hybrid Robot, Robot, Vol. 43(1), 2021.

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

[11]   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.

[12]   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, 2019.05, 35(5), e3189.

[13]   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.

[14]   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.

[15]   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.

[16]   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. (Top conference in robotics).

[17]   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.

[18]   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. (Top conference in robotics).

[19]   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).

[20]   Z. Xia, J. Xiong, K. Chen (2011), “Global navigation for humanoid robots using sampling-based footstep planners”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 16(4), 2011.07, pp.716-723.

Fundings as PI

·       National Natural Science Foundation (Key Project), RMB 2, 870,000;

·       Shenzhen Science and Technology Program, RMB 2,000,000;

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

·       National Natural Science Foundation (General Project), 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 2,382,000;

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

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

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

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

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