My name is Yu Cao, a PhD candidate in Fluid Structure Interactions research group at University of Southampton.

I am a researcher on hybrid renewable energy for ocean systems, also, an enthusiast on maritime robots.

I wish in the future those work could help transportation industry become safer, smarter and greener.


  • We will host World Robotic Sailing Championship (WRSC) 2018 at Southampton! Please join us (Apr. 2018)

  • VisiLibity1, Planar Visibility Computations, now available in Python (LGPL license). (Mar. 2018)

  • PyResis Python ship propulsion Resistance estimation package is released under MIT license. (Oct. 2017)

  • We defend our champion in World Robotics Sailing Competition 2017 at Norway! (Sept. 2017)

  • I passed my transfer VIVA and officially become a PhD candidate :) (Sept. 2017)

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