Yunsheng Tian

Yunsheng Tian

PhD Student

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Yunsheng Tian (田韵声) is a first-year PhD student in the Computational Design & Fabrication Group at MIT CSAIL advised by Professor Wojciech Matusik. His research interests generally focus on learning-based control and optimization for computer graphics and robotics. Before coming to MIT, he obtained the bachelor’s degree from Nankai University, China. He had also worked at Microsoft Research Asia and Hong Kong University as a research intern.


  • Computer Graphics
  • Robotics
  • Reinforcement Learning


  • PhD in Computer Science, 2019 - Present

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, U.S.

  • BEng in Software Engineering, 2015 - 2019

    Nankai University, Tianjin, China


My current research interests include:

  • Multi-objective optimization (MOO) for computational design and fabrication.
  • Multi-objective reinforcement learning (MORL) for robotics control.
  • Efficient learning of control policy using differentiable physics.

I am still exploring future research directions and actively seeking for collaboration.


Generally speaking, I have diverse interests but I’m not a master in any of these areas: piano, guitar, Zelda (Breath of the Wild) … and research.

I’m an amateur bartender, favoring most in making tasty beverages with gin and tequila.

My favourate music artists: Eason Chan, Hins Cheung, Endy Chow, Eminem, Maroon 5, Jay Chou and Wyman Wong. Please notice me if they are going to have a concert near Boston, thanks! At the moment I would prefer watching online concerts and staying safe at home :)


  • yunsheng [at] mit [dot] edu
  • 32-311, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139