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Lu Gan will join the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology as an Assistant Professor in January 2024. She leads the Lu's Navigation and Autonomous Robotics (Lunar) Lab at Georgia Tech, and is on the core faculty of the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines. Her research interests include robot perception, robot learning, and autonomous navigation. Her group explores the use of computer vision, machine learning, estimation, probabilistic inference, kinematics and dynamics to develop autonomous systems in ground, air, and space applications.

She holds a B.S. in Automation from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, an M.S. in Control Engineering from Beihang University, and received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Before joining Georgia Tech, she had a two-year appointment as a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories of the California Institute of Technology and the Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies at Caltech.




  • Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM)


  • Flight Mechanics & Controls

AE Multidisciplinary Research Areas:

  • Robotics, Autonomy, and Human Interactions
  • B.S., Automation, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, 2013
  • M.S., Control Engineering, Beihang University, 2016
  • M.S., Robotics, University of Michigan, 2021
  • Ph.D., Robotics, University of Michigan, 2022
Distinctions & Awards
  • DAAD AInet Fellowship, 2023
  • Rising Star in Data Science, University of Chicago, 2022
  • National Graduate Scholarship of China, 2015
  • IROS Best Paper Award on Agri-Robotics (Finalist), 2023