Songyuan Zhang

— After all this time? Always.

Photo I am a first year graduate student at Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT. I received my B.E. degree at Tsien Excellence in Engineering Program (Tsien class, TEEP) at Tsinghua in 2021. The goal of my research is to develop real intelligent assistive robots. My research interests lie at Robotics and reliable learning and control algorithms.

I am a member of REALM lab led by Chuchu Fan. Previously in my undergraduate program, I worked on learning from suboptimal demonstrations with Prof. Yanan Sui and Prof. Dorsa Sadigh, developing clustering algorithms with Prof. Hao Wu, developing planning algorithms for autonomous driving with Prof. Masayoshi Tomizuka, as well as building medical robots with Prof. Gangtie Zheng.

Besides research, I enjoy traveling, photography, and running. I am also a Gryffindor!

News

  • Oct 05, 2021: Code released for NeurIPS 2021 paper: S Zhang, Z Cao, D Sadigh, Y Sui: “Confidence-Aware Imitation Learning from Demonstrations with Varying Optimality”.
  • Sep 28, 2021: NeurIPS 2021 paper accepted: S Zhang, Z Cao, D Sadigh, Y Sui: “Confidence-Aware Imitation Learning from Demonstrations with Varying Optimality
  • Aug 27, 2021: First day in our lab at MIT physically!
  • Feb 23, 2021: I received an offer from MIT!