Zicong is a PhD student working on surgical robotics, especially the force/shape sensing and control using more advanced learning-based methods. Currently, he is focused on robotic intervention based on soft growing robot technology to perform the early-stage diagnosis and treatments in the mammary ductal network, under the supervision of Dr. Christos Bergeles and Prof. Kawal Rhode. He is also a member of the Robotics and Vision in Medicine (RViM) Lab at King’s College London (KCL).
His research interests include surgical robotics, shape/force sensing, and control.
Before that, Zicong was a Research Assistant at the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery in Imperial College London and the Institute of Medical Robotics in Shanghai Jiaotong University.
PhD Student, 2024 (expected)
Kings College London, UK
MRes in Medical Robotics and Image Guided Intervention, 2019
Imperial College London, UK
BEng in Mechanical Engineering, 2018
University of Birmingham, UK