Introduction

I am currently the Wallenberg-NTU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). In 2019-2020 I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at STE-NTU Corporate Laboratory, NTU, Singapore. I received my PhD from NTU in 2020, under supervision of Professor Xie Lihua. I obtained my B.Eng (Honors) from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) in 2014, majored in Automation and Control. My research interests include UAV perception and navigation, multi-robot systems and machine learning applications.


Publications:

PhD Thesis:

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

Journal Articles:

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

Tightly-Coupled Ultra-Wideband-Aided Monocular Visual SLAM with Degenerate Anchor Configurations
Thien Hoang Nguyen, Thien-Minh Nguyen, Lihua Xie
Autonomous Robots, 2020.

Graph Optimization Approach to Range-Based Localization
Xu Fang, Chen Wang, Thien-Minh Nguyen, Lihua Xie
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, 2020.

Loosely-Coupled Ultra-Wideband-Aided Scale Correction for Monocular Visual Odometry
Thien Hoang Nguyen, Thien-Minh Nguyen, Muqing Cao, Lihua Xie.
Unmanned Systems, 2019.

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 (the contents of this paper are selected by IROS’19 Program Committee for presentation at the Conference).

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
Submitted to ICRA 2020.

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:

Visual Inertial Ranging Aided localization By Optimisation Based Sensor Fusion Approach
Thien-Minh Nguyen, Lihua Xie, Muqing Cao, Shenghai Yuan
Singapore Provisional Patent (please contact NTUitive or me for commercial license inquiry). Video

Accurate And Reliable Calibration Of UWB Anchor Position Based On VIO
Thien Hoang Nguyen, Thien-Minh Nguyen, Lihua Xie
Singapore Provisional Patent (please contact NTUitive or me for commercial license inquiry).

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).