I am a second-year Ph.D. student at Cornell University, where I work with Prof. Kilian Q. Weinberger. I obtained my B.S. degree in Computer Science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, advised by Prof. Cewu Lu. I have also spent great times at Berkeley DeepDrive, working with Prof. Trevor Darrell and Prof. Fisher Yu.

My research interests lie in Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and their intersections in Self Driving.


Aug. 2019 - Present

Ph.D. in Computer Science,  Cornell University

Sep. 2015 - Jul. 2019

B.S. in Computer Science,  Shanghai Jiao Tong University

GPA: 93.71/100,   Ranking: 1/142.

Jul. 2018 - Dec. 2018

Visiting Researcher in Prof. Trevor Darrell’s group,  Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research


Low-Precision Reinforcement Learning

Johan Bjorck, Xiangyu Chen, Christopher De Sa, Carla P. Gomes, Kilian Q. Weinberger

under review [paper]

Train in Germany, Test in The USA: Making 3D Object Detectors Generalize

Yan Wang*, Xiangyu Chen*, Yurong You, Li Erran Li, Bharath Hariharan, Mark Campbell, Kilian Weinberger, Wei-Lun Chao

CVPR 2020

Transferable Active Grasping and Real Embodied Dataset

Xiangyu Chen*, Zelin Ye*, Jiankai Sun, Yuda Fan, Fang Hu, Chenxi Wang, Cewu Lu

ICRA 2020


TendencyRL: Multi-stage discriminative hints for efficient goal-oriented reverse curriculum learning

Chen Wang*, Junfeng Ding*, Xiangyu Chen, Zelin Ye, Jialu Wang, Ziruo Cai, Shixiang Gu, Cewu Lu

IROS 2019 [paper]


Semantic Predictive Control for Interpretable and Efficient Policy Learning

Xinlei Pan*, Xiangyu Chen*, Qizhi Cai, John Canny, Fisher Yu

ICRA 2019 [paper] [code]

Selected Projects

PyTORCS for Autonomous Driving Research

Implemented semantic segmentation for TORCS (The Open Racing Car Simulator) and constructed a Python interface as an OpenAI Gym environment for deep reinforcement learning and autonomous driving research.

Honors & Awards

Outstanding Winner & Vilfredo Pareto Award,
Interdisciplinary Contest In Modeling
National Scholarship (Top 0.2% Nationwide)
2016, 2017, 2018
Yitu Technology Scholarship


Graduate Teaching Assistant

CS2110: OOP and Data Structures

Aug 2019 - May 2020 | Cornell University

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

CS358: Data Structure

Sep - Dec 2016 | Shanghai Jiao Tong University


  • Reviewer of International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2019
  • Reviewer of Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) 2019
  • Reviewer of CVPR 2019 Workshop on Autonomous Driving
  • Reviewer of International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2020
  • Reviewer of Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) 2020