I am a third-year Ph.D. candidate at the Safe AI Lab, advised by Prof. Ding Zhao. I am also fortunate to be co-advised by Prof. Bo Li at UIUC and Prof. Steven Wu at CMU. Before that, I finished my bachelor's degree from Beihang University in June, 2019. I also spent a great time in visiting Technische Universität Darmstadt during 2018 winter, where I got my first exposure to robot learning from Prof. Jan Peters.
My research interests include reinforcement learning, imitation learning, robotics, and autonomous vehicle. Particularly, I am interested in how to safely and robustly deploy learning-based decision-making algorithms to real-world safety-critical applications.
Amazon Lab126. Applied Scientist Intern. 2022 Summer.
Nuro, Inc. Machine Learning Research Intern. Host: Dr. Wei Liu, 2021 Summer.
Dajiang Innovations (DJI) Technology Co., Ltd. Algorithm Engineer Intern, 2017 Summer.
MAPPER: Multi-Agent Path Planning with Evolutionary Reinforcement Learning in Mixed Dynamic Environments
Zuxin Liu, Baiming Chen, Hongyi Zhou, Guru Koushik, Martial Hebert and Ding Zhao.
IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2020, Las Vegas.
Some Undergraduate Projects
We developed a visual semantic SLAM system based on orb-slam2 and Mask-RCNN. The robot can build a semantic map for the environment and remember each object's position. With a speech recognition module, we can use voice command to let the robot find a particular object if he has seen before. This project won the first prize in the 2018 International Conference on Optics and Photonics(ICOPEN) 3-D Sensor Application Design Competition (1 out of 20 teams around the world)
Do you want to fly? Our VR-Multicopter system can help you to experience the feeling of fly. We use a VR device to control orientation of a gimbal that mounted on our multicopter. The stereo camera on the gimbal will send videos back to our VR equipment in real-time. Just move your head and enjoy the view from sky! This project won the first prize in the 2017 International Design and Innovation Competition (1 out of 14 teams around the world)
This project is designed for ICRA DJI Robotmaster AI challenge. The robots are required to autonomously find enemy robots and hit them (shoot rubber ball). More exciting information and videos about this robot platform and the relevant robot competition can be found here.
This cute robot could make different expressions according to user’s voice command. The movements of its eyes, eyebrow, and mouth etc are fully controlled by servo motors. Most of the materials are 3D printed.
Selected Honors and Awards
[2016&2017&2018] National Scholarship (top 1%), Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China
[2016&2017&2018] University-level Outstanding Student, Beihang University
 ShenYuan Medal Award (10/4000), Beihang University
 Beijing Outstanding Student, Ministry of Education of Beijing
 28th First prize of the Feng Ru Cup Competition of Academic and Technological Works (top1%), Beihang University
 Dean's Award, Beihang University