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Haoran is currently manager of Robotics and Control Systems engineering at Verb Surgical Inc. leading the robotic control software development on the next generation surgical robotic platform. 


  • 2010 to 2016: Ph.D. Candidate, ARMA Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, U.S.
  • 2006 to 2010: Bachelor of Engineering, Department of Precision Instruments and Mechanology, Tsinghua University, China

Research Interests

  • Advanced Robotics for Medical Applications
  • High Accuracy Mechanism Design
  • Parallel Robot Design, Control and Assistive Telemanipulation
  • Real-time Customized Miniature B-mode Optical Coherence Tomography Visual Servoing
  • Robot Calibration, Hollow Organ Calibration and Hand-eye Calibration


Former Research Work

  • 'FPGA Based 120mm DVD-Read-Only Disk Encrypted Information EFM+ Demodulation', Optical Memory National Engineering Research Center, Tsinghua University, China
  • 'System of Humanoid Soccer Robots' Vision and Wireless Communication', THMOS Team, Lab. of Robotics and Automation, Tsinghua University, China


Former Awards

  • 2014 Vanderbilt University ViSE fellowship
  • 2014 Vanderbilt Graduate Travel Grant
  • 2009 Second-class Scholarship for outstanding researcher of Tsinghua University
  • 2008 'xingshengshiji' Scholarship of Tsinghua University
  • China National Secondary Professional Athletes for Table-tennis

Personal Interests:

  • Basketball and table-tennis
  • All kinds of delicious food
  • Light music