I am a first-year Ph.D. student in Computer Science at Georgia Tech, advised by Dr. C. Karen Liu. I just received my M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech, during which I started working with my advisor. Prior to attending graduate school, I got my Bachelor's degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, where I was a member of the University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute. My research interests are computer animation and physics simulation for robotics applications, and how statistical techniques can help in these domains. I am also generally interested in numerical optimizations, and human cognitive and motor learning. Feel free to get in touch with me via yjiang340 at gatech dot edu.


Data-Augmented Contact Model for Rigid Body Simulation, Yifeng Jiang, Jiazheng Sun, and C. Karen Liu

[arXiv] [Video]


Data-Driven Approach to Simulating Realistic Human Joint Constraints, Yifeng Jiang and C. Karen Liu, in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2018

[arXiv] [Video] [Code: training] [Code: usage]


Dexterous Laparoscopic Electrosurgical Tool, Tianlai Dong, Yifeng Jiang, Ziyue Xia and Zhaoyun Xiong, Bachelor Thesis, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), 2016


Interesting Course Projects

Perfect 10: Control the simulated character for it to safely get across a gap and land on a moving platform, with Zining Hou, Computer Animations Course, Georgia Tech

Implementations of both single-cycle and pipeline MIPS computers in Verilog that support a subset of MIPS instruction set, with Bo Li and Peng Yuan, Computer Organizations Course, SJTU


Transform a digital photo into a pencil drawing: Re-implementation of the paper "Combining Sketch and Tone for Pencil Drawing Production" by Lu et al., Digital Image Processing Course, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)


Implementation of a BitTorrent-like protocol for file sharing, with Yiming Fan and Jinmeng Li, Computer Networks Course, SJTU


IC Travel Grant, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech, 2018

Outstanding Graduate of Shanghai, Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, 2016

Shanghai Scholarship for Distinguished Undergrads, Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, 2015

Outstanding Student Scholarships, SJTU, 2013, 2014, 2015

Outstanding Leadership Award, UM-SJTU Joint Institute, 2013

Miscellaneous and Resources

I am fan of classical music. Here is an introductory list where I picked some most well-known pieces. My favorite musician is Tchaikovsky.

I am also interested in psychology. Psychology and Life (Chinese Edition Here) is one of the best introductory books. I also enjoyed a lot watching Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar's open course on Positive Psychology (Chinese Translations Here).

My favorite books are Gone with the Wind and The Three-Body Problem.