I am a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR) Lab working with Prof. Pieter Abbeel. I received my Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, advised by Prof. David Held and my B.S. in computer science from Peking University.

My research interest lies in robotics, machine learning, and computer vision. In particular, I develop algorithms for reinforcement learning and data-driven dynamics modeling and apply these algorithms to robotic manipulation, such as manipulating various deformable objects. My long-term goal is to build autonomous robots that can perceive, interact and explore the physical world.

Email: xingyu (at) berkeley.edu
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Successfully defended my PhD thesis! A big thanks to my thesis committee: David Held, Abhinav Gupta, Deepak Pathak and Ken Goldberg.
I am selected as a member of the 2022 cohort of the RSS Pioneers Workshop.
Invited talks at UC Berkeley, MIT and Stanford.
VCD code released! [Code]
One paper accepted at ICLR 2022! [OpenReview]

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  • Conference Reviewer: NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, RSS, CoRL, ICRA, IROS
  • Journal Reviewer: IEEE RA-L, AURO

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