Dongkyu Choi, PhD

School of Engineering - Aerospace Engineering
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
2117B Learned Hall
University of Kansas
1530 West 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045


Research Interest

Artificial intelligence
Intelligent agent architectures


Cognitive Control Systems

Teaching Interests

  • Aircraft dynamics
  • Computing for engineers
  • Robotics
  • Rule-based control systems

Research Interests

  • Cognitively-inspired control systems
  • Cognitive architectures
  • Intelligent agent architectures
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Robotics

Selected Publications

Xu, W. Choi, D. & Wang, G. (in press). Direct Visual-Inertial Odometry with Semi-Dense Mapping. Computers and Electrical Engineering.

Langley, P. Meadows, B. Sridharan, M. & Choi, D. (2017). Explainable Agency for Intelligent Autonomous Systems. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth Annual Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence.

Xu, W. & Choi, D. (2016). Direct Visual-Inertial Odometry and Mapping for Unmanned Vehicle. In , Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Proceedings of 12th International Symposium on Visual Computing. In Proceedings of 12th International Symposium on Visual Computing Springer-Verlag.

Kim, E. & Choi, D. (2016). A UWB Positioning Network Enabling Unmanned Aircraft Systems Auto Land. Aerospace Science and Technology.

Kim, E. & Choi, D. (2016). Planning of UWB Indoor Positioning Network Using Binary Integer Linear Programming. International Journal of Ultra Wideband Communications and Systems.

Menager, D. H., & Choi, D. (2016). A Robust Implementation of Episodic Memory in a Cognitive Architecture. In Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.

Langley, P. Barley, M. Meadows, B. Choi, D. & Katz, E. P. (2016). Goals, utilities, and mental simulation in continuous planning.. In Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Conference on Cognitive Systems. Evanston, IL.

Kim, J. & Choi, D. (2016). Design and Control of a Novel Tiltrotor Platform. In Proceedings of AIAA Infotech @ Aerospace, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition 2016.

To, S. T., Langley, P. & Choi, D. (2015). A Unified Framework for Knowledge-Lean and Knowledge-Rich Planning. In Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference on Advances in Cognitive Systems Atlanta, GA. 16.

Kim, E. & Choi, D. (2015). A 3D Ad Hoc Localization System using Aerial Sensor Nodes. Journal of IEEE - Sensors.

Selected Grants

Choi, Dongkyu, Autonomous Discovery of Object Properties: Robots That Create Simple Machines, Office of Naval Research, $225,000, (01/01/2012 - 12/31/2014) . Federal. Status: Funded.

Choi, Dongkyu, (Principal), Robotics Challenge: Cognitive Robot for General Missions, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, $371,503, (01/01/2012 - 12/31/2013) . Federal. Status: Funded.

Choi, Dongkyu, (Co-Investigator), Adaptation by Learning from Error in ICARUS, Office of Naval Research, $427,187, (01/01/2009 - 12/31/2011) . Federal. Status: Funded.

Choi, Dongkyu, (Co-Principal), Learning Task Knowledge for Cognitive Robots, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, $85,000, (01/01/2008 - 12/31/2010) . Foreign (company, govt, agencies, etc.). Status: Funded.


B. Eng. Seoul National University
M.S. Stanford University
Ph.D. Stanford University


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