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 Prof. 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, 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
  • 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.



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