People

Principal Investigator

Graduate Students

Tewodros Ayalew

PhD Student

(Co-advised by Michael Maire)

Jiading Fang

PhD Student

Shengjie Lin

PhD Student

Keziah Naggita

PhD Student

(Co-advised by Avrim Blum)

Luzhe Sun

PhD Student

Takuma Yoneda

PhD Student

David Yunis

PhD Student

Visiting Students

Tianchong Jiang

Visiting Student

Xiangshan ("Vincent") Tan

Visiting Student

Kevin Wu

Visiting Student

We are looking for talented PhD students who are excited about computer vision, natural language understanding, and machine learning for robotics. If you are interested in joining us, consider applying to TTIC.

Previous Members

Research Assistant Professors

  • Mohit Bansal (Currently an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill)
  • Audrey Sedal (Currently an Assistant Professor at McGill University)
  • Bradly Stadie (Currently an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University)

PhD Students

MS Students

  • Bharat Chandar, "Grasping With Visual and Semantic Features", University of Chicago, July 2016, Co-advised by Yali Amit
    (Currently a PhD student at Stanford)
  • Andrea F. Daniele, "Learning to Generate Natural Language Instructions for Naviga-tion", SapienzĂ  di Roma, January 2017, Co-advised with Daniele Nardi
    (Currently a CTO, Duckietown)
  • Hongyuan Mei, "Natural Language Processing with Attention-based Neural Networks", University of Chicago, August 2016, Co-advised by Mohit Bansal
    (Currently a Research Assistant Professsor at TTIC)
  • Ben Picker, "The Hips as a Four-Bar Linkage System: Using Reinforcement Learning to Explore Compensation Patterns in Patients with Leg Length Discrepancies", University of Chicago, May 2022, Co-advised by Yali Amit
  • Huanyu Zhang, "Statler: State-Maintaining Language Models for Embodied Reasoning", University of Chicago, May 2024, Co-advised by Yali Amit

BS Students

  • Zachary Robertson, "Imitation Learning from Observation", University of Chicago,
    (Currently a PhD student at Stanford University)

Visiting Students

  • James Alvarado (Currently a BS student at the University of Michigan)
  • Christian Cabada (Currently a BS student at the University of Illinois at Chicago)
  • Cha Chen (Currently a Software Engineer at Apple)
  • Lorand Cheng (Currently a PhD student at Georgia Tech)
  • Hang Chu (Currently a Principal Research Scientist at Autodesk AI Lab)
  • Julian Coward (Currently a BS student at the University of Illinois at Chicago)
  • Rasool Fakoor (Currently a Research Scientist at Amazon)
  • Colin Flaherty (Currently a Research Engineer at FAIR)
  • Alex Gajewski (Currently a BS student at Columbia University CEO of SF Compute)
  • Betsty Gonzalez (Currently a H.S. student at Chicago Public Schools)
  • Asher Grossman (Currently a H.S. student at University of Chicago Laboratory School)
  • Yuchen He (Currently a Research Scientist at Facebook → OpenAI)
  • Davide Iafrate (Currently a Duckietown)
  • Justin Jung (Currently a ML Scientist at Springtail AI)
  • Dong Ki Kim (Currently a AI Research Scientist at LG AI Research)
  • Peng Li , Co-advised by Hongyuan Mei (Currently a M.S. student at Fudan University)
  • Arthur MacKeith (Currently a PhD student at Yale University)
  • Lei Mao (Currently a Senior Deep Learning Engineer at NVIDIA)
  • Devshi Mehrotra (Currently a Co-founder and CEO of Justice Text)
  • Jonathan Michaux (Currently a PhD student at the University of Michigan)
  • Alonso Morales (Currently a BS student at the Illinois Institute of Technology)
  • Jonathan Padua (Currently a BS student at the University of Illinois at Chicago)
  • Emma Quansh (Currently a H.S. student at Chicago Public Schools)
  • Alea Ritchie (Currently a H.S. student at the Illinois Math and Science Academy)
  • Nikita Rudrapati (Currently a BS student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Angel Santiago (Currently a BS student at the University of Puerto Rico)
  • Ethan Schondorf , Co-supervised with Audrey Sedal (Currently a Software Engineer at Globus Labs)
  • Bobby Shi (Currently a PhD student at UT Austin)
  • Benjamin Stoddart (Currently a B.S. student at the University of Michigan)
  • Dylan Sumaya Lobo (Currently a H.S. student at Chicago Public Schools)
  • Luzhe Sun (Currently a Ph.D. Student at TTIC)
  • Daksh Vermareddy (Currently a H.S. student at Chicago Public Schools)
  • Zhengyang Wu (Currently a Senior Deep Learning Engineer at Magic Leap)
  • David Yunis (Currently a PhD student at TTIC)