Introduction

I am a Wallenberg-NTU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow (second-year stint) at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, mentored by Professor Patric Jensfelt. For the first-year stint of the Fellowship, I worked at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, mentored by Professor Xie Lihua. Prior to this, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at STE-NTU Corporate Laboratory, NTU, Singapore.

I received my PhD from NTU in 2020, my B.Eng (Honors) from Vietnam Nantional University - Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (VNU-HCMUT) in 2014, majored in Automation and Control. My research interests include autonomous systems, perception and navigation, multi-robot systems and machine learning applications.


Selected Publications:

(Full list of my publication can be found at Google Scholar)

PhD Thesis:

Ranging-Based Adaptive Navigation for Autonomous Micro Aerial Vehicles
Thien-Minh Nguyen
NTU EEE Best Thesis Awards (Doctorate Innovation Award), 2020.

Journal Articles:

NTU VIRAL: A visual-inertial-ranging-lidar dataset, from an aerial vehicle viewpoint
Thien-Minh Nguyen, Shenghai Yuan, Muqing Cao, Yang Lyu, Thien Hoang Nguyen, Lihua Xie
The International Journal of Robotics Research, 2021.

MILIOM: Tightly coupled multi-input lidar-inertia odometry and mapping
Thien-Minh Nguyen, Shenghai Yuan, Muqing Cao, Yang Lyu, Thien Hoang Nguyen, Lihua Xie
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 2021 (selected for presentation at ICRA 2021 by the Program Committee).

VIRAL-Fusion: A Visual-Inetial-Ranging-Lidar Sensor Fusion Approach
Thien-Minh Nguyen, Muqing Cao, Shenghai Yuan, Yang Lyu, Thien Hoang Nguyen, Lihua Xie
IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 2020.

Persistently-Excited Adaptive Relative Localization and Time-Varying Formation of Robot Swarms
Thien-Minh Nguyen, Zhirong Qiu, Thien Hoang Nguyen, Muqing Cao, Lihua Xie.
IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 2019.

Distance-Based Cooperative Relative Localization for Leader-Following Control of MAVs
Thien-Minh Nguyen, Zhirong Qiu, Thien Hoang Nguyen, Muqing Cao, Lihua Xie.
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 2019 (selected for presentation at IROS 2019 by the Program Committee).

Single Landmark Distance-based Navigation
Thien-Minh Nguyen, Zhirong Qiu, Muqing Cao, Thien Hoang Nguyen, Lihua Xie.
IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 2019.

Conference Articles:

LIRO: Tightly Coupled Lidar-Inertia-Ranging Odometry
Thien-Minh Nguyen, Muqing Cao, Shenghai Yuan, Yang Lyu, Thien Hoang Nguyen, Lihua Xie
2021 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Xi’an, PRC.

Tightly-Coupled Single-Anchor Ultra-Wideband-Aided Monocular Visual Odometry System
Thien Hoang Nguyen, Thien-Minh Nguyen, Lihua Xie
2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Paris, France.

Integrated UWB-Vision Approach for Autonomous Docking of UAVs in GPS-Denied Environments
Thien-Minh Nguyen, Thien Hoang Nguyen, Muqing Cao, Zhirong Qiu, Lihua Xie
2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Montreal, QC, Canada.

An Integrated Localization-Navigation Scheme for Distance-based Docking of UAVs
Thien-Minh Nguyen, Zhirong Qiu, Muqing Cao, Thien Hoang Nguyen, Lihua Xie
2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Madrid, Spain, (pdf).

Robust Target-Relative Localization with Ultra-Wideband Ranging and Communication
Thien-Minh Nguyen, Abdul Hanif Zaini, Chen Wang, Kexin Guo, and Lihua Xie
2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (pdf).

Correlation Flow: Robust Optical Flow Using Kernel Cross-Correlators
Chen Wang, Tete Ji, Thien-Minh Nguyen, Lihua Xie
2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (pdf).

Ultra-Wideband Aided Fast Localization and Mapping System
Chen Wang, Handuo Zhang, Thien-Minh Nguyen, Lihua Xie
2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vancouver, BC, Canada, (pdf).

Least-square Based Recursive Optimization for Distance-based Source Localization
Thien-Minh Nguyen, Lihua Xie
2018 14th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation (ICCA), Anchorage, AK, USA, (pdf).

Post-Mission Autonomous Return and Precision Landing of UAV
Thien Hoang Nguyen, Muqing Cao, Thien-Minh Nguyen, Lihua Xie
2018 15th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV), Singapore.

Model-free Approach for Sensor Network Localization with Noisy Distance Measurement
Xu Fang, Chen Wang, Thien-Minh Nguyen, Lihua Xie
2018 15th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV), Singapore.

Barrier Coverage by Heterogeneous Sensor Network with Input Saturation
Thien Minh Nguyen, Xiuxian Li, and Lihua Xie
2017 11th Asian Control Conference (ASCC), Gold Coast, QLD, Australia.

An Ultra-Wideband-Bbased Multi-UAV Localization System in GPS-denied environments
Thien Minh Nguyen, Abdul Hanif Zaini, Kexin Guo, and Lihua Xie
2016 International Micro Air Vechicle Competition and Conference (IMAV), Beijing, China, (pdf).

Relative Localization for Quadcopters using Ultra-wideband Sensors
Kexin Guo, Zhirong Qiu, Wei Meng, Thien Minh Nguyen and Lihua Xie
2016 International Micro Air Vechicle Competition and Conference (IMAV), Beijing, China, (pdf).

Patents and Commercial Technical Disclosures:

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle And Localization Method For Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Thien-Minh Nguyen, Lihua Xie, Muqing Cao, Shenghai Yuan
PCT/SG2021/050512

UWB Anchor Deployment
Thien Hoang Nguyen, Thien-Minh Nguyen, Lihua Xie
PCT/SG2021/050633

Autonomous Vision-UWB-Aided Landing UAV System
Thien-Minh Nguyen, Lihua Xie, Thien Hoang Nguyen, Muqing Cao
Copy-righted Software (please contact NTUitive or me for commercial license inquiry). Video

Hardware Design for UWB-Aided Autonomous Landing UAV System
Thien-Minh Nguyen, Lihua Xie, Thien Hoang Nguyen, Muqing Cao
Know-how (please contact NTUitive or me for commercial license inquiry).