Boyuan Chen

I am a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at Columbia University where I work on Robotics, Computer Vision, and Machine Learning. I am a member of Creative Machines Lab, advised by Professor Hod Lipson. I also work closely with Professor Carl Vondrick and Professor Shuran Song.

Previously, I also spent my time at Columbia Robotics Lab and Control System Group at the University of Manchester. I obtained my Bachelor degree in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from Jilin University.




Visual Perspective Taking for Opponent Behavior Modeling

Boyuan Chen, Yuhang Hu, Robert Kwiatkowski, Shuran Song, Hod Lipson
Arvix  , Code  , Website

Smile Like You Mean It: Driving Animatronic Robotic Face with Learned Models

Boyuan Chen, Yuhang Hu, Lianfeng Li, Sara Cummings, Hod Lipson
Arvix  , Code  , Website

Visual Behavior Modelling for Robotic Theory of Mind

Boyuan Chen, Carl Vondrick, Hod Lipson
Scientific Reports 2021
Paper  , Code  , Website

Visua Hide and Seek

Boyuan Chen, Shuran Song, Hod Lipson, Carl Vondrick
Conference on Artificial Life (ALife 2020), Best Poster Award
Arvix  , Paper  , Website

Oops! Predicting Unintentional Action in Video

Dave Epstein, Boyuan Chen, Carl Vondrick
Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2020)
Arvix  , Code  , Website  , Dataset

Workspace Aware Online Grasp Planning

Iretiayo Akinola, Jacob Varley, Boyuan Chen, Peter Allen
International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2018)
Arvix  , Website

Autostacker: A Compositional Evolutionary Learning System

Boyuan Chen, Harvey Wu, Warren Mo, Ishanu Chattopadhyay, Hod Lipson
The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2018)
Arvix  , Paper

Task Level Hierarchical System for BCI-enabled Shared Autonomy

Iretiayo Akinola, Boyuan Chen, Jonathan Koss, Aalhad Patankar, Jake Varley, Peter Allen
International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2017)
PDF  , Paper  , Website



  • Reviewer / Programme Committee:  CVPR, ICRA, ICML, ICLR, NeurIPS, WACV, PRCV


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