Rui Zou

Rui Zou
Email: [email protected];
Cell: 515-708-1551;
Personal website:
Address: 3406 Orion Dr., Unit 105, Ames, IA, 50010 Visa Status: F1
Seeking an internship position in robotics or software engineering in summer 2016.
Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, anticipated fall 2016. GPA: 4.0/4.0
Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, Liaoning, P.R. China
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, June 2011. GPA: 3.75/4.0. Graduated with Honors.
Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Swarm Robot Platform
Developed Arduino-based platform for differential-drive robots and quadcopters in C++.
Designed controllers for quadcopters to fly indoor autonomously along waypoints.
Developed software user interface on computer in C# to coordinate a swarm of ground or aerial robots.
• Developed MATLAB GUIs to collect and analyze states of quadcopters.
Target Tracking Problem
Provided optimal tracking strategies for an unpredictable target in simple environment.
Proposed allocation and tracking algorithms for multiple observers and targets in complex environment.
• Implemented and simulated proposed algorithms in MATLAB.
Computer Graphic & Geometric Modeling Course Project
• Developed a 3D first-person-view maze running game in C++/OpenGL.
Lab Management
Maintaining experimental hardware and group website.
• Mentored and trained 10 undergraduates on numerous robotics related projects.
Teaching Assistant
ME 421 (System Dynamics and Control, Spring 2013, 2014) and ME 411 (Automatic Control, Fall 2014).
Taught lab sections on controller design and implementation using MATLAB/Simulink and DSpace.
Developed manuals for course projects, assisted in giving lectures and preparing slides.
Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Program, Summer 2015
• Mentored a high school teacher to conduct robotics related research in our lab.
Iowa State Engineering Kids (ISEK) Summer Camps, Summer 2015
Led the preparation of Workshop In Robotic Excursion (W.I.R.E.) for 13 – 15 year old teenagers.
Provided lectures and instructions during the workshop.
Visual Studio, IntelliJ, MS Office, Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, SolidWorks
MATLAB/Simulink, C/C++/C#, OpenGL, OpenCV, Python, Java, HTML