Faculty Profile

Grace Xingxin Gao

Aerospace Engineering
Grace Xingxin Gao
Grace Xingxin Gao
Assistant Professor
315 Talbot Laboratory MC 236
104 S. Wright
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 333-6360

Primary Research Area

  • Robotics

Education

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2008
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, 2003
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, 2001

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 10/2012-Present
  • Assistant Professor (0% Appointment), Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 03/2017-Present
  • Assistant Professor (0% Appointment), Information Trust Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 12/2014-Present
  • Assistant Professor (0% Appointment), Computational Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 4/2013-Present
  • Assistant Professor (0% Appointment), Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 10/2012-Present
  • Assistant Professor (0% Appointment), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 01/2013-Present
  • Research Associate, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 09/2008-10/2012

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Research Interests

  • GPS/GNSS-based positioning, navigating and timing with applications to UAVs, power systems and robotics.

Research Areas

Teaching Honors

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (2014)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (2015)
  • Everitt Award for Teaching Excellence (2015)
  • AIAA Teacher of the Year (2016)

Research Honors

  • Student Paper Award, Institute of Navigation (2007)
  • Early Achievement Award, , Institute of Navigation (2008)
  • 50 GNSS Leaders to Watch, GPS World Magazine (2009)
  • William E. Jackson Award (for outstanding graduate thesis in aviation electronics and telecommunications) (2009)
  • Air Force Summer Faculty Fellow (2014)
  • IEEE Senior Member (2015)
  • Best Presentation/Paper Award, Institute of Navigation (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007)
  • Best Paper Award (2016)
  • Center for Advanced Study (CAS) Fellow (2017)
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Research (2017)

Other Honors

  • Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising (2017)