Yunzhu Li
Yunzhu Li
Assistant Professor starting Fall 2023

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  • B.S., Computer Science, Peking University, 2017
  • S.M., Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020
  • Ph.D., Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2022


Yunzhu Li will join the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2023. He is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University and recently received his Ph.D. from MIT. His work stands at the intersection of robotics, computer vision, and machine learning, with the goal of helping robots perceive and interact with the physical world as dexterously and effectively as humans do. Yunzhu received the Adobe Research Fellowship and was selected as the First Place Recipient of the Ernst A. Guillemin Master's Thesis Award in Artificial Intelligence and Decision Making at MIT. His research has been published in top journals and conferences, including Nature, NeurIPS, CVPR, and RSS, and featured by major media outlets, including CNN, BBC, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Economist, and MIT Technology Review. He received a B.S. Degree from Peking University and has also spent time at the NVIDIA Robotics Research Lab.

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