Dr. Tsehuai Wu

Professor of the Practice

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

Phone: (410) 455-3309
Office: ENGR218
Email:  tsewu@umbc.edu

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Dr. Wu’s research focuses on guidance, navigation and control for autonomous vehicles. Dr. Wu obtained a Ph.D. and M.S. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at George Washington University.  He earned his B.S. from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. Dr. Wu joined UMBC from Clear Guide Medical, a spinout of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and the Johns Hopkins University, where he applied modern C++ for research and development for IMU and vision-based surgical navigation devices. With multiple years of professional software development experiences, there is a strong commitment for Dr. Wu to combine classroom topics with programming practice.


  • ENME403 Automatics Controls – The course covers linear control theory and related applications. Python is heavily used in this course to prepare students for the job market or/and graduate school.
  • ENME475 Robotics – Established by Dr. Wu in 2020, this senior-level elective course investigates classical robotics manipulators and provides an overview in modern robotics applications such as autonomous vehicles, SLAM, and legged locomotion.
  • ENME482L Vibration & Control Laboratory – Overhauled by Dr. Wu in 2021, the course now introduces microcontrollers and related  programming to senior students. Students have hands-on experience with the sensors/actuators for rapid prototyping.

Selected Publications

  • T. Wu and T. Lee “Angular velocity observer for velocity-free attitude tracking control on SO(3)” International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, 2016, 14(5):1289-1298, doi: 10.1007/s12555-015-0163-3.
  • T. Wu, B. Flewelling, F. Leve, and T. Lee “Spacecraft relative attitude formation tracking using line-of-sight measurements” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 2017, Vol. 40, No. 10, pp. 2616-2629.
  • T. Wu, E. Kaufman, and T. Lee “Globally asymptotically stable attitude observer on SO(3)” in Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2015, pp. 2164-2168.
  • T. Wu and T. Lee “Spacecraft position and attitude formation control using line-of-sight observations” in Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2014, pp. 970-975.
  • T. Wu, B. Flewelling, F. Leve, and T. Lee “Spacecraft relative attitude formation tracking on SO(3) based on line-of-sight measurements” in Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 2013, pp. 4820-4825.