Robotics PhD Student at UW
Contact me at
duanj1 [at] cs.washington.edu
I am a first-year robotics PhD student at the University of Washington, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science Engineering. I am part of the Robotics and State Estimation Lab and under the co-advisory of Professor Dieter Fox and Assistant Professor Ranjay Krishna. My research interest is in the areas of Embodied AI, Robot Learning, Computational Cognitive Science, and Computer Vision. I am funded by the National Science (PhD) scholarship for my PhD studies.
Previously, I earned my B.Eng (Electrical and Electronics Engineering) with honors (Highest Distinction) from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore and work with Professor Wen Bihan on my final year thesis. I was previously an A*STAR undergraduate scholar. I have also worked with Dr Ayanna Howard during my exchange at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Previously, I also worked as an AI research engineer at the Institute of Infocomm Research, Agency of Science, Technology and Research with Dr Cheston Tan.
I am always opened for collaboration, drop me an email if you are interested in graduate school application/collaboration/just chatting.
- [Conference Service] I am an invited reviewer for CVPR 2023
- [Talks] Invited Speaker for the Outstanding PhD Seminar organised by A*STAR Centre for Frontier AI Research (CFAR)
- [Conference Service] I am an invited reviewer for ICRA 2023
- [Journal Service] I am an invited reviewer for Neurocomputing
- [Conference Service] I am an invited reviewer for Artificial Intelligence Review Journal (Nature)
- [Achievement] Best Research Poster for A*STAR NSS RA Poster competition (Best research poster for NSS(PhD) RA)
- [Publication] 1 paper accepted at the ECCV 2022, Poster Presentation (Poster, 28% Acceptance Rate)
- [Publication] 1 paper accepted at the CVPR 2022 Embodied AI Workshop
- [Publication] 1 paper accepted at the IJCAI-ECAI 2022 Survey Track (Oral, 18% Acceptance Rate)
- [Conference Service] I am an invited reviewer for NeurIPS 2022
- [Talks] Invited Guest Speaker for AI Research Student Conference (ARSC) 2022
- [News] I will be joining the University of Washington, Allen School of Computer Science Engineering and under the advisory of Professor Dieter Fox!
- [News] I have received PhD offers from UC Berkeley, CMU, UCLA, UW, Tsinghua and Johns Hopkins
- [Conference Service] I am an invited reviewer for ECCV 2022
- [Conference Service] I am an invited reviewer for IEEE T-CSVT Journal
- [Publication] Invited Commentary article for the National Research Foundation Magazine
- [Talks] Invited Speaker for Brown Bag Session on Embodied AI to A*STAR
- [Publication] 1 paper accepted for IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence (Journal)
- [Non-Academic Achievement] Awarded the Nanyang Award for Teamwork (The highest honor given to a student club)
- [Conference Service] I am an invited reviewer for CVPR 2022
- [Publication] 1 paper accepted for Neurips 2021 PRIBRW (Spotlight Paper)
- [News] Interviewed and featured in Straits Times and Channel 8 News
- [Publication] 1 paper accepted for ICCV21 SEAI Workshop (Spotlight Paper)
- [Academic Achievement] Awarded Koh Boon Hwee Scholars Award (Gold Medal)
- [Academic Achievement] Awarded NTU Class of 1985 Book Prize
- [Academic Achievement] Awarded NTU EEE Excellence Award
- [Research] Won 3rd Prize at NTU Final Year Project Challenge
- [Academic Achievement] Awarded the National Science Scholarship (PhD) Overseas by A*STAR
- [Talk] Invited Opening Speaker for AI Research Undergraduate Conference 2021
- [Talk] Invited Guest Speaker for the NTU EEE Research Apprenticeship Program
- [Competition] Won the Superlative Award, SIA App Challenge 2020
- [Publication] 1 paper accepted for IEEE ICIP 2020
- [Research] Awarded the Best Poster Award at AI Summer School 2020, AI Singapore
- [Academic Achievement] Completed my undergraduate exchange program at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
- [Research] Completed the undergraduate research ECE 2699 under Dr Ayanna Howard, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.
- [Competition] Won the “Most Innovative 5G/IoT/Sensors Design Award at MAKEMIT Hackathon, MIT
- [Talk] Invited Guest Speaker at the Ngee Ann Polytechnic Alumni Sharing
- [Voluntary Service] Invited Judge for the MLDAxSGInnovate AI Hackathon
- [Competition] Won the 1st Runner up for Singapore-India Hackathon 2019, Chennai India
- [Academic Achievement] Dean’s List for Academic Year 2018/19
- [Research] Awarded the Excellent Research Presentation Award, 6th ASPIRE Undergraduate Research Conference at KAIST Korea.
- [Academic Achievement] Awarded the NTU Silicon Valley Technological Study Trip Award
My research interest in one glance