ARCS Lab Members


PhD Students

Philip Huang

Philip Huang received a BASc in Engineering Science in 2021 and an MSc in Computer Science in 2023 from the University of Toronto. His research interests include multi-robot collaboration, task and motion planning, and machine learning. A long-term goal of his research is to develop algorithms that enable individual robots and robot teams to accomplish complex and long-horizon tasks in dynamic and uncertain environments.

Yorai Shaoul

Yorai earned a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2021. His research interests span multi-robot task and motion planning, robotic manipulation, statistical learning, and computer vision. He works to harness insights from established planning algorithms to address messy real-world challenges in manipulation.

Yulun Zhang

Yulun received a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California in 2021 and 2022. His research interests include human-robot collaboration, multi-robot coordination, evolutionary algorithms, and quality diversity optimization. As a long-term goal, his research focuses on bringing Quality Diversity Optimization and Evolutionary Optimization to Robotics, expanding their applicability and scalability.

Masters Students

He Jiang

He Jiang received a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University in 2017 and another Master's degree in Control Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2020. Then he worked for more than 1 year at Hangzhou High-Tech Zone (Binjiang), China. He is interested in planning and his current research focuses on Multi-Agent Systems. Hopefully, he can enjoy his days at CMU and do some meaningful work. He is also interested in Soccer, Poker, Chinese Chess & Nintendo Switch, by the way.

Jingtian Yan

Jingtian received a B.Sc. from Zhejiang University in 2020 and an M.Sc. from the Carnegie Mellon University in 2023. His research interests include multi-robot coordination, autonomous exploration, and Multi-Agent Path Finding.

Undergraduate Students

Ying Feng

Yifan Su


Yutong Wang

Yutong received a B.Sc. from Shanghai University in 2020 and an M.Sc. from National University of Singapore in 2021. She is currently a third-year PhD student at National University of Singapore and began visiting Carnegie Mellon University in January 2024. Her research interests include Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning, Multi-Agent Path Finding and Multi-Robot Coordination.


Yimin Tang

Yimin received a B.Eng. in Computer Science from ShanghaiTech University in 2020 and worked as an SDE in Microsoft AzureStack Team for a year. His research is now focused on Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning and Multi-Agent Path Finding. He also participated in some publications related to grasping and human-computer interaction in ICRA and CHI. He is familiar with traditional data structures and algorithms and has several prizes in NOIP, NOI, and ICPC.