About

LiYangKu

I am a PhD student in the Computer Science School at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I arrived in Amherst in the Fall of 2013 and am a member of both the Laboratory of Perceptual Robotics led by Prof. Rod Grupen and the Computer Vision Lab headed by Prof. Erik Learned-Miller. Before that I was a research scientist at HRL Laboratories in Malibu for two and a half years and was involved in several robotic projects including a NASA GM joint project on space robot Robonaut 2. Prior to that I recieved my M.S degree at the University of California, Los Angeles and was advised by Prof. Alan Yuille.

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My field of focus is in robotic perception and am interested in understanding how human brain functions through robotic research. I became a NASA Space Technology Research Fellow since 2014. I was awarded the outstanding synthesis project award in 2016. I am also the author of the Serious Computer Vision Blog, one of the top ranked computer vision blogs on Google Search. Besides robotics, I also created a free web application EatPaper.org for helping researchers organize publications visually.

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