Provost's Chair Professor
Department of Computer Science

Smart Systems Institute

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 applicants:

We are looking for researchers and students to work on exciting research in robot algorithms and systems for planning, learning, and human-robot interaction. We welcome applicants with diverse technical and cultural backgrounds. If you are driven to explore new ideas and are passionate about research, you are welcome to contact me.

Details on the open positions are available on the AdaComp web site.


David Hsu is a Provost's Chair Professor in the Department of Computer Science, National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Director of Smart Systems Institute. 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 2019 and served as the founding 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. His work won multiple international awards, including, most recently, Test of Time Award at Robotics: Science & Systems (RSS), 2021. 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, ICRA 2016, and CoRL 2021. He served on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research. He is currently an associate editor of International Journal of Robotics Research.

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