PhD Student
Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Building
1206 West Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801
xiaoli16 (at) illinois (dot) edu


Research Interests

Artificial Intelligence, Path/Motion Planning, Learning and Controls



M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, May 2013
B.S. Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Beihang University (aka Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics), Beijing, China, July 2011


Selected Publications

  1. Wu, Li, Lehocky, and Riviere, “Automatic Steering of Manually Inserted Needles,” in 2013 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, October 2013.
  2. Li, Lehocky, and Riviere, “Efficient 3D Control for Needle Steering Using Duty-cycled Rotation,” in 10th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, July 2013.
  3. Lehocky, Li, and Riviere, “Design and Control Considerations for Safe Needle Steering in Brain Tissue,” in IEEE International Conference on Communications, Computing and Control Applications, December 2012.
  4. Du, Qi, Wang, Zhang, and Li, “A High-Power Input-Parallel Output-Series Buck and Half-bridge Converter and Control Methods,” in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol.27, pp.2703-2715, June 2012.