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Xiao Wang, M.Sc.

Technische Universität München

Informatik 6 - Lehrstuhl für Robotik, Künstliche Intelligenz und Echtzeitsysteme (Prof. Knoll)


Boltzmannstr. 3
85748 Garching b. München

Curriculum Vitae

Xiao Wang is a research assistant and PhD student in the Cyber-Physical Systems Group under Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Althoff since 2019. She graduated with the Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technische Universität München, Germany, in 2018. She received the Bachelor of Engineering degree in Vehicle Engineering from Tongji University, Shanghai, China. 

Her research focuses on motion planning for autonomous vehicles, formal methods, and safe reinforcement learning.

Offered Theses:

Open theses:

Currently, there are no open topics for theses.

If you are interested in this topic or in her research and want to write a thesis in this area, please feel free to contact her. General ideas could be to apply formal method to standard RL techniques to increase safety, to benchmark state-of-art safe RL algorithms, to learn driving behaviors from real traffic data, or to increase sample efficiency of RL for motion planning, etc.

Supervised theses:

  • [BT | SS19]: Christoph Pillmayer - "Online Verification for Autonomous Vehicles using Motion Primitives and Deep Reinforcement Learning" 
  • [BT | SS19]: Hagen Winkelmann - "Learning Cost Functions for Sampling Based Planners in Autonomous Driving"
  • [MT | WS19]: Hanna Krasowski - "Safe Reinforcement Learning for Autonomous Vehicles"
  • [MT | SS20]: Xi Chen - "Learning Driving Policies Using Reinforcement Learning Combined with Sampling-based Motion Planner"
  • [MT | SS20]: Kailiang Dong - "Generative Adversarial Imitation Learning for Highway Autonomous Driving with Safety Guarantees"
  • [MT | WS20]: Zhenyu Li - "Safe Reinforcement Learning for Continuous Control Tasks"

Ongoing theses:


WS 2020/21

- Exercise: Techniques in Artificial Intelligence

- Practical Course: Motion Planning for Autonomous Vehicles

SS 22

- Seminar: Cyber-Physical Systems

- Practical Course: Motion Planning for Autonomous Vehicles

WS 2019/20

- Exercise: Techniques in Artificial Intelligence

SS 19

- Seminar: Cyber-Physical Systems

- Master Practical Course: Motion Planning for Autonomous Vehicles

WS 2018/19

- Exercise: Techniques in Artificial Intelligence

- Practical Course: Motion Planning for Autonomous Vehicles



  • Jun Yan, Zifeng Peng, Huilin Yin, Jie Wang, Xiao Wang, Yuesong Shen, Walter Stechele, Daniel Cremers: Trajectory Prediction for Intelligent Vehicles Using Spatial-Attention Mechanism. IET Intelligent Transport Systems, 2020 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Krasowski, Hanna; Wang, Xiao; Althoff, Matthias: Safe Reinforcement Learning for Autonomous Lane Changing Using Set-Based Prediction. 2020 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), 2020 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI ) Volltext (mediaTUM)
  • Xiao Wang, Anna-Katharina Rettinger, Md Tawhid Bin Waez, Matthias Althoff: Coupling Apollo with the CommonRoad Motion Planning Framework​. FISITA World Congress, 2020 mehr… BibTeX Volltext (mediaTUM)
  • Xiao Wang; Saasha Nair; Matthias Althoff: Falsification-Based Robust Adversarial Reinforcement Learning. Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications, 2020 mehr… BibTeX Volltext (mediaTUM)