Provost's Chair Professor
Department of Computer Science

NUS AI Laboratory (NUSAIL)

School of Computing
National University of Singapore
13 Computing Drive
Singapore 117417
Republic of Singapore
Office: Bldg. COM2, Rm. 03-52
Fax: +65 6779-4580

To prospective students:

We are looking for new students to work on exciting research in robotics and AI (self-driving cars, flying cameras, robots interacting with humans,...). If you are driven to explore new ideas and are passionate about research, you are welcome to contact me.

If you are an overseas student seeking an internship opportunity, the mimimum duration is 6 months.


David Hsu is a Provost's Chair Professor in the Department of computer science, National University of Singapore (NUS) and a member of NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences & Engineering. He received BSc in computer science & mathematics from The University of British Columbia and PhD in computer science from Stanford University. At NUS, he co-founded NUS Advanced Robotics Center in 2013. He founded the NUS AI Laboratory (NUSAIL) in the School of Computing in 2019 and is currently serving as the director. He held visiting positions in MIT Aeronautics & Astronautics Department and CMU Robotics Institue. He is an IEEE Fellow.

His research interests span robotics, AI, and computational structural biology. In recent years, he has been working on robot planning and learning under uncertainty and human-robot collaboration. He, together with colleagues and students, won the Humanitarian Robotics and Automation Technology Challenge Award at International Conference on Robotics & Automation (ICRA) 2015, the RoboCup Best Paper Award at International Conference on Intelligent Robots & Systems (IROS) 2015, and the Best Systems Paper Award at Robotics: Science & Systems (RSS), 2017. More information on his research is available on the Adaptive Computing Lab (AdaComp) web site.

He has chaired or co-chaired several major international robotics conferences, including WAFR 2004 and 2010, RSS 2015, and ICRA 2016. He was an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Robotics. He is currently serving on the editorial boards of Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research and International Journal of Robotics Research.

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