Kaiyu Zheng


I'm a Ph.D. student at Brown University, advised by Stefanie Tellex in the H2R Lab. I graduated from the University of Washington in June 2018, with both M.S. and B.S. in Computer Science, and minor in Mathematics. At UW, advised by Andrzej Pronobis and Rajesh Rao, I conducted research on mobile robot navigation, as well as proposing new methods to use Sum-Product Networks for graph modeling and large-scale semantic mapping. Prior to that, I worked on using Myo to control a robotic arm advised by Vikash Kumar and Emo Todorov. (CV)

My Chinese name is 郑开宇 (simplified), or 鄭開宇 (traditional).


New! From Pixels to Buildings: End-to-end Probabilistic Deep Networks for Large-scale Semantic Mapping
Kaiyu Zheng, Andrzej Pronobis
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New! Learning Graph-Structured Sum-Product Networks for Probabilistic Semantic Maps
Kaiyu Zheng, Andrzej Pronobis, Rajesh P. N. Rao
AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2018). oral presentation.
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Learning Large-Scale Topological Maps Using Sum-Product Networks
Kaiyu Zheng
Senior Thesis, 2017
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New! An Introduction to Semantic Mapping in Robotics
together with Eric Rosen
Brown Robotics
— on 3/22/2019 in Providence, RI, US.
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Probabilistic Semantic Mapping Using Graph-Structured Sum-Product Networks
Kaiyu Zheng, Andrzej Pronobis, Rajesh P. N. Rao
UW Computer Science & Engineering Industry Affiliates Research Day
— on 11/15/2017 in Seattle, WA, US.
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ROS Navigation Tuning Guide
Kaiyu Zheng, 2017.
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More about Me

Email: kaiyu_zheng [at] brown [dot] edu

Github: zkytony

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