Zirui (Ray) Xu

I am a Ph.D. student in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan, advised by Vasileios Tzoumas. My research interests lie in algorithmic robotics, in particular, combinatorial optimization, machine learning, control theory, and their applications in multi-robot task allocation and motion planning in dynamic and adversarial environments.

I received an M.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2020, advised by Kyriakos G. Vamvoudakis, and a B.Eng. in Automation from Northeastern University (China) in 2018.

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Journal Papers

  1. Online and Robust Intermittent Motion Planning in Dynamic and Changing Environments
    Zirui Xu, George P. Kontoudis, Kyriakos G. Vamvoudakis
    under review, 2020

Conference Papers

  1. Online, Model-Free Motion Planning in Dynamic Environments: An Intermittent, Finite Horizon Approach with Continuous-Time Q-Learning
    George P. Kontoudis, Zirui Xu, Kyriakos G. Vamvoudakis
    American Control Conference (ACC), 2020
    pdf / video / presentation / bibtex

Book Chapters

  1. RRT-QX: Real-Time Kinodynamic Motion Planning in Dynamic Environments with Continuous-Time Reinforcement Learning
    George P. Kontoudis, Kyriakos G. Vamvoudakis, Zirui Xu
    to appear in Brain and Cognitive Intelligence-Control in Robotics, ed. B. Wei, CRC Press, 2021

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