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.


  • Computer Graphics
  • Machine Learning
  • Robotics


  • PhD in Computer Science, 2019 - Present

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, U.S.

  • BEng in Software Engineering, 2015 - 2019

    Nankai University, Tianjin, China


My general research interest is developing machine learning-based tools assisting efficient optimization and exploration for real-world problems, specifically in the following areas:

  • Computer Graphics: computational design and fabrication, physically-based animation
  • Machine Learning: reinforcement learning, multi-objective optimization, Bayesian optimization
  • Robotics: robot design optimization, learning-based control

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


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



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


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