Kaiyu Hang

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Kaiyu Hang will be an Assistant Professor of Computer Science starting July 2021. He is currently a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science, specialized in Robotics and Computer Vision, from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden in 2016. Before that, he received his M.Sc. in Communication Systems from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden in 2012, and B.S. in Information Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China in 2010. He is broadly interested in robotic systems that can physically interact with other robots, people, and the world. By developing algorithms in optimization, learning, and control, his research is focused on efficient, robust, and generalizable manipulation systems ranging from small scale grasping and in-hand manipulation, to large scale dual-arm mobile manipulation, and multi-robot manipulation.

Research Areas

Representation and Optimization for Robotic Manipulation, Probabilistic Approaches for System Estimation, Motion Planning, Data-Driven Robot Embodiment Design, Learning-Based Action Generation and Optimization, Dexterous Grasping and In-Hand Manipulation, Dual-Arm Manipulation, Mobile Manipulation


PhD, Computer Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (2016)

MSc, Communication Systems, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (2012)

BE, Information Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University (2010)