Boyuan Chen

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I am a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at Columbia University where I work on Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Robotics. I am a member of Creative Machines Lab, advised by Professor Hod Lipson. I also work closely with Professor Carl Vondrick. In 2016 to 2017, I completed my M.S. degree in CS here at Columbia where I was also a member of Columbia Robotics Lab advised by Professor Peter Allen.

Before joining Columbia, I completed my undergraduate thesis on Control System Design at Control System Group at the University of Manchester where I was a winner of Chinese Government Scholarship. I received my Bachelor degree at Jilin University in 2016.


My research is at the intersection of Machine Learning, Robotics and Vision, which enable machines to learn and act in a complicated and new environment. Currently, I am working on projects related to Predictive Vision and Robot Learning.


  • Deep Neural Inspection Using DeepBase

    Yiru Chen, Yiliang Shi, Boyuan Chen, Thibault Sellam, Carl Vondrick, Eugene Wu

    2018 Workshop at Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS 2018)


  • Workspace Aware Online Grasp Planning

    Iretiayo Akinola, Jacob Varley, Boyuan Chen, Peter Allen

    2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2018)

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  • Autostacker: A Compositional Evolutionary Learning System

    Boyuan Chen, Harvey Wu, Warren Mo, Ishanu Chattopadhyay, Hod Lipson

    2018 The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2018)


  • Task Level Hierarchical System for BCI-enabled Shared Autonomy

    Iretiayo Akinola, Boyuan Chen, Jonathan Koss, Aalhad Patankar, Jake Varley, Peter Allen

    2017 IEEE-RAS 17th International Conference on Humanoid Robotics (Humanoids 2017)

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  • Performance Improvement of Polymer Solar Cells by Surface-Energy-Induced Dual Plasmon Resonance

    Mengnan Yao, Ping Shen, Yan Liu, Boyuan Chen, Wenbin Guo, Shengping Ruan, Liang Shen

    ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2016



Contact Information


    Office: Mudd 530, Columbia University, 500W 120th Street, New York, NY, 10027, USA.