PhD Student, Department of Computer Science
Member, Robotic Manipulation and Mobility (ROAM) Lab
Member, Columbia Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR) Lab
Columbia University

Visiting Student, GRASP Lab
University of Pennsylvania

Email: jxu@cs.columbia.edu
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About Me

I am a first-year PhD student in Computer Science at Columbia University, co-advised by Professor Matei Ciocarlie and Professor Shuran Song. I received a Bachelor's degree from Edinburgh. I also work closely with Dinesh Jayaraman and Nikolai Matni at University of Pennsylvania. I am interested in using machine learning and vision-based methods for better planning, perception and control abilities in autonomous robots.

Prior to joining Columbia, I also spent some time at MIT, with Leslie Pack Kaelbling and Tomás Lozano-Pérez (2018); Columbia with Peter Allen (2018-2019).

News (More on Twitter )

  • [2021-09] Two preprints on developing a hand orthosis for stroke patients available.
  • [2021-06] One paper accepted to IROS 2021. :sparkles:
  • [2021-03] One paper accepted to L4DC 2021. :sparkles:
  • [2019-04] I am deeply honored to receive the Andrew P. Kosoresow Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching and Service from the Computer Science Department.
  • [2018-08] I received the CA Fellowship from Columbia University.
  • [2017-06] I started an internship at arm, Cambridge, UK, working on CPU pipeline visualization.
  • [2017-05] I graduated from the University of Edinburgh with First Class Honours and Class Medal (overall grade ranks first in class).