Di Wu obtained his M.Sc. degree in Medical Engineering and Technology with a specialization in surgical robotics from the Technical University of Munich (TUM). In 2017, he was a visiting researcher funded by the Swiss European Mobility Programm at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. From 2018 to 2019, he worked as a research assistant at the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (LCSR) of Johns Hopkins University (Maryland, USA), under the guidance of Prof. Iulian Iordachita, on the design of a body-mounted MRI-conditional robot for percutaneous interventions. Meanwhile, he worked closely with Prof. Kevin Cleary at Children’s National Hospital (Washington DC, USA). His first-authored papers were awarded the Honorable Mentions for 2021 Best Paper Award of IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (ten out of more than 1100 papers published in the year 2021), and the Finalist of Best Paper Awards IEEE-ISMR 2019.
Di is currently a member of the Robot-Assisted Surgery group at KU Leuven with Prof. Emmanuel Vander Poorten and co-supervised by Prof. Jenny Dankelman at TU Delft, the Netherlands. He is an active student member of IEEE, IEEE Robotics & Automation Society.