Background and activities


  • 09/2009-07/2013 Department of Informatics, Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Science, University of Hamburg, Germany. Major: Computer science, Ph.D.
  • 09/2006-07/2009 Department of Computer Science, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China. Major: Computer software and theory, M.S.
  • 09/2002-07/2006 Department of Computer Science, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China. Major: Computer science and technology, B.S.

Research interests
My research interests mainly lie in digitalization, control, optimization & artificial intelligence. More specifically,

  • In robotics: bio-inspired robots, Central Pattern Generators for gait generation, Adaptive locomotion control.
  • In ship maneuvering: modeling and simulation of ship maneuvering, dynamic positioning, ship path planning, ship motion prediction.
  • In human-machine interaction: visual focus analysis.

Project experience

  • 2020-present: IKTPLUSS, "Remote Control Centre for Autonomous Ship Support (AuReCo)"
  • 2020-present: RFF Møre og Romsdal, "A Dashboard System for Maritime Crane Condition Monitoring"
  • 2019-present: EU project, "Arrowhead Tools for Engineering of Digitalisation Solutions"
  • 2018-present:  KPN, “Digital Twins for Vessel Life Cycle Service (TwinShip)”
  • 2019-2020: RFFMIDT, "Dynamic Motion Planning Based on Trajectory Prediction in Close-range Manoeuvring"
  • 2017-2018:  DeepTek Pre-project
  • 2016-2017: RFFMIDT, "An approach toward optimal control of ship manoeuvring in offshore operations"
  • 2015-2018: KPN, "Integrated Marine Operation Simulator Facilities for Risk Assessment Including Human Factors (IMPROVE)"
  • 2014-2015: MS GUNNERUS project for fine ship maneuvering


  • Best Conference Paper in Information of 2014 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation (IEEE ICIA 2014).
  • Best Paper Finalist in 2020 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (IEEE ICMA 2020)

Academic membership

  • IEEE Senior member, 2019
  • IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Membership, 2021

Editorial board

For more information, please visit Intelligent Systems Lab, or my website.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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  • Li, Guoyuan; Deng, Yuxiang; Osen, Ottar; Bi, Shusheng; Zhang, Houxiang. (2016) A Bio-inspired Swimming Robot for Marine Aquaculture Applications: from Concept-design to Simulation. OCEANS 2016 Shanghai - MTS/IEEE.
  • Li, Guoyuan; Pedersen, Birger Skogeng; Deng, Yuxiang; Hatledal, Lars Ivar; Zhang, Houxiang. (2016) Towards A Virtual Prototyping Framework for Ship Maneuvering in Offshore Operations. OCEANS 2016 Shanghai - MTS/IEEE.
  • Li, Guoyuan; Zhang, Houxiang; Kawan, Bikram; Wang, Hao; Osen, Ottar; Styve, Arne. (2016) Analysis and Modeling of Sensor Data for Ship Motion Predicition. OCEANS 2016 Shanghai - MTS/IEEE.
  • Li, Wei; Li, Guoyuan; Zhang, Houxiang; Hildre, Hans Petter. (2016) A real-time SAR extended object simulator based on FPGA. the 13th IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing ; 2016-11-06 - 2016-11-10.
  • Wang, Hao; Fossen, Sindre; Han, Fang; Hameed, Ibrahim A.; Li, Guoyuan. (2016) Towards data-driven identification and analysis of propeller ventilation. OCEANS 2016 Shanghai - MTS/IEEE.
  • Wang, Hao; Zhuge, Xu; Strazdins, Girts; Wei, Zheng; Li, Guoyuan; Zhang, Houxiang. (2016) Data integration and visualisation for demanding marine operations. OCEANS 2016 Shanghai - MTS/IEEE.