Rui Zou

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Rui Zou
Email: [email protected];
Cell: 515-708-1551;
Personal website: http://rzou.public.iastate.edu/
Address: 3406 Orion Dr., Unit 105, Ames, IA, 50010 Visa Status: F1
OBJECTIVE
Seeking an internship position in robotics or software engineering in summer 2016.
EDUCATION
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.
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE & PROJECTS
Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Swarm Robot Platform
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Developed Arduino-based platform for differential-drive robots and quadcopters in C++.
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Designed controllers for quadcopters to fly indoor autonomously along waypoints.
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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
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Provided optimal tracking strategies for an unpredictable target in simple environment.
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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
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Maintaining experimental hardware and group website.
• Mentored and trained 10 undergraduates on numerous robotics related projects.
Teaching Assistant
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ME 421 (System Dynamics and Control, Spring 2013, 2014) and ME 411 (Automatic Control, Fall 2014).
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Taught lab sections on controller design and implementation using MATLAB/Simulink and DSpace.
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Developed manuals for course projects, assisted in giving lectures and preparing slides.
STEM ACTIVITIES
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
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Led the preparation of Workshop In Robotic Excursion (W.I.R.E.) for 13 – 15 year old teenagers.
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Provided lectures and instructions during the workshop.
SKILLS
Software
Programming
Visual Studio, IntelliJ, MS Office, Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, SolidWorks
MATLAB/Simulink, C/C++/C#, OpenGL, OpenCV, Python, Java, HTML
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