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Kevin Huang

Associate Professor of Engineering

Kevin Huang


Ford Hall 250


Kevin Huang is an electrical engineer by training and has a passion for robotics. His doctoral research focused on evaluating haptic feedback, virtual fixtures, and usability in teleoperated robotic systems. His own research program addresses related topics in teleoperation, including operator interfaces and security, teleoperated legged locomotion, and image-based enhancement of robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery. He is also interested in exploring human-robot interaction.

Moreover, Huang is excited about robotics outreach activities and organizations. His own personal experience in high school (FIRST) and collegiate organized robotics clubs inspired his desire to promote the interdisciplinary and hands-on benefits of educational robotics. While pursuing his graduate degree, he designed and taught several robotics workshops for local high school participants and was active in organizing technical demonstrations for visitors.

Prior to joining the faculty at Smith College in 2023, Huang taught engineering courses at Trinity College and led an undergraduate robotics research program. He was also advisor of the robot study team and chair of the Connecticut section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Robotics and Automation (RAS) society. In the latter, he actively organized and led local robotics workshops and events.

Selected Publications

K. Huang, D. Chitrakar, W. Jiang, I. Yung, and Y.-H. Su, “Surgical tool segmentation with pose informed morphological polar transform of endoscopic images,” Journal of Medical Robotics Research, 2022. 

J. Yan, K. Huang, K. Lindgren, T. Bonaci, and H. J. Chizeck, “Continuous operator authentication for teleoperated systems using hidden markov models,” ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems (TCPS), vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 1–25, 2022. 

Y.H. Su, H. Zhang, W. Jiang, K.Ngo, and K. Huang,“Deep Curiosity Driven Multicamera 3D Viewpoint Adjustment for Robot-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery,” 2022 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Philadelphia, PA, 2022. 

K. Huang, P. Lancaster, J.R. Smith, and H.J. Chizeck, “Visionless Tele-Exploration of 3D Moving Objects,” 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2018. 

K. Huang, L. T. Jiang, J. R. Smith, and H. J. Chizeck, “Sensor-aided teleoperated grasping of transparent objects,” 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Seattle, WA, 2015.


Ph.D., University of Washington
M.S.E.E., University of Washington
B.S., Trinity College

Selected Works in Smith ScholarWorks