Professor Wang, Zerui

Research Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Automation Engineering
Rm. 102, Academic Building No. 1
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T.
Hong Kong SAR, China
(852) 3943 3022
(852) 2603 6002


Supported by the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship, Dr. Wang received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical and Automation Engineering (MAE) in July 2017 from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and then he served as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the MAE department at CUHK for half a year. Since Mar. 2018, he has been working as a Research Assistant Professor at the MAE department at CUHK. During the last two years of his Ph.D. study, he was working with Prof. Peter Kazanzides and Prof. Russell H. Taylor as a visiting student at Johns Hopkins University in the Laboratory for Computational Sensing + Robotics. Prior to his Ph.D. studies, he received B.E. degree from Beihang University in 2013. His research interests are vision-based soft object manipulation, vision-based surgical tool tracking and control, and developments of robotic surgical components and systems, with emphasis on both scientific and engineering aspects.


  • Medical robotics
  • Vision-based control, tracking, and calibration of robotic systems
  • Surgical robot development

Honors & Awards

  • Hong Kong PhD Fellowship 2013
  • Hamlyn Symposium Surgical Robot Challenge, 2017. Best Innovation Prize.


Journal Papers

  • Z. Wang, Z. Liu, Q. Ma, A. Cheng, Y.-H. Liu, S. Kim, A. Deguet, A. Reiter, P. Kazanzides, and R.H. Taylor, "Vision-Based Calibration of Dual RCM-Based Robot Arms in Human-Robot Collaborative Minimally Invasive Surgery," IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 672-679, Apr. 2018.
  • Z. Wang, S. C. Lee, F. Zhong, D. Navarro-Alarcon, Y.-H. Liu, A. Deguet, P. Kazanzides and R. H. Taylor, "Image-Based Trajectory Tracking of 4-DoF Laparoscopic Instruments Using a Rotation Distinguishing Marker," IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 1586-1592, Mar. 2017.
  • D. Navarro-Alarcon, H.M. Yip, Z. Wang, Y.-H. Liu, F. Zhong, T. Zhang and P. Li, "Automatic 3D Manipulation of Soft Objects by Robotic Arms with Adaptive Deformation Model," IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO), vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 429 - 441, Apr. 2016.
  • Z. Wang, H.M. Yip, D. Navarro-Alarcon, P. Li, Y.-H. Liu, D. Sun, H. Wang, and T.H. Cheung, "Design of a Novel Compliant Safe Robot Joint with Multiple Working States," IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (T-MECH), vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 1193-1198, Apr. 2016.
  • Z. Wang, P. Li, D. Navarro-Alarcon, H.M. Yip, Y.-H. Liu, W. Lin and L. Li, "Design and Control of a Novel Multi-State Compliant Safe Joint for Robotic Surgery," IEEE Int. Conf. Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 1023-1028, 2015.
  • P. Li, Z. Wang, Y.-H. Liu. "Compliant Safe Joint and Manufacturing Method Thereof," U.S. Patent, US20160298696, 2016.