Yunsheng Tian

Yunsheng Tian

PhD Student

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

Interests

  • Computer Graphics
  • Robotics
  • Reinforcement Learning

Education

  • PhD in Computer Science, 2019 - Present

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, U.S.

  • BEng in Software Engineering, 2015 - 2019

    Nankai University, Tianjin, China


Research

My current research interest is developing machine learning-based tools assisting efficient optimization and exploration for real-world problems, including:

  • Multi-objective optimization (MOO) for computational design and fabrication
  • Reinforcement learning for robotics control
  • Open source software development for machine learning

In addition, I am also interested in physically-based simulation and Bayesian optimization. I am still exploring future research directions and actively seeking for collaboration.


Publications

Note: * indicates equal contribution.

Diversity-Guided Multi-Objective Bayesian Optimization With Batch Evaluations

Thirty-fourth Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS 2020)
Diversity-Guided Multi-Objective Bayesian Optimization With Batch Evaluations


Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Research Assistant

Computational Design & Fabrication Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Aug 2019 – Present Massachusetts, U.S.
 
 
 
 
 

Research Assistant

Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong

Feb 2019 – May 2019 Hong Kong, China
Advised by Prof. Jia Pan
 
 
 
 
 

Research Intern

Visual Computing Group, Microsoft Research Asia

Jul 2018 – Sep 2018 Beijing, China
 
 
 
 
 

Research Assistant

Media Computing Lab, Nankai University

Apr 2016 – Jun 2019 Tianjin, China


Personal

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 :)


Contact

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