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Yiyue Luo

I am a final-year PhD student in the Computational Design & Fabrication group (CDFG) at MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), advised by Professor Wojciech Matusik and Professor Tomas Palacios. Before joining MIT, I received my B. S. in Materials Science and Engineering at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I worked as an undergraduate research assistant in Professor John A. Roger's group from 2015 to 2017. My research interests are fabrication, smart textiles, and tactile sensing.

Professioanl Experience

  • Aug 2018 - present, Research Assistant, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Cambridge, MA
    Advisor: Prof. Wojciech Matusik & Prof. Tomas Palacios
  • Jun 2023 - Sep 2023, Research Intern, Boston Dynamics AI Institute, Cambridge, MA
    Mentor: Dr. Brian Okorn & Prof. Jessica Hodgins
  • May 2022 - Aug 2022, Research Intern, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA
    Mentor: Dr. Teddy Seyed
  • Mar 2018 - Aug 2018, Research Intern, Chinese Academy of Science, Guangzhou, China
    Mentor: Dr. Xuetong Sun
  • Jan 2016 - Dec 2017, Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL
    Advisor: Prof. John A. Roger & Dr. Zheng Yan

Selected Honors

  • The Path of Professorship Participant at MIT, 2023
  • Best Poster at MIT GW6 Summit, 2023
  • Accenture Fellowship, 2023
  • Meta Fellowship Finallist, 2023
  • MIT Schwarzman College of Computing Fellowship by Google, 2022
  • MathWorks Fellowship, 2021
  • Best Paper Honorable Mention, CHI 2021
  • James Scholar, for outstanding students in Engineering College at UIUC, 2017
  • Cullen W. Parmelee International Research Scholar, for outstanding international undergraduate researcher in Materials Science and Engineering at UIUC, 2017
  • Dean’s List, for outstanding academic performance at UIUC, 2015-2017
  • Alfred W. Allen Award, for outstanding students in Materials Science and Engineering department at UIUC, 2015


  • Kaufman Teaching Certificate, MIT, 2023
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, 6.336 Introduction to Numerical Simulation, MIT, 2021
  • Guest lecturer, MAS.865 Rapid-Prototyping of Rapid-Prototyping Machines, MIT, 2021
  • Guest lecturer, 3.173 Computing Fabrics, MIT, 2021
  • Instructor, IEFX 198 Introductory first-year experience courses, UIUC, 2017
  • Instructor, ENG 100 Introductory first-year experience courses, UIUC, 2016

Selected Talks

  • Technical paper presentation at UIST 2023
  • Research talk at Boston Dynamics AI Institute, 2023
  • Invited talk at TechBlick, 2023
  • Invited talk at Institute for AI Industry Research, Tsinghua University, 2022
  • Invited talk at Computational Fabrication Seminar, 2022
  • Technical paper presentation at CHI 2022
  • Invited talk at MIT Open Learning, 2021
  • Invited talk at Smart Fabrication Seminar, 2021
  • Technical paper presentation at CHI 2021


  • Course Aide, Academic Faculty Serach Seminar, MIT, 2023
  • Volunteer for PhD visit days, EECS Graduate Student Association, 2019-2020
  • Vice President, EECS Graduate Student Association, 2018
  • Program Committee: AHRI 2022, WRC SARA 2021
  • Journals reviewing: Soft Robotics, Computer-Aided Design, Nature Machine Intelligence; IEEE Sensors; Virtual Reality
  • Conferences reviewing: ACM CHI 2021-2024; ACM UIST 2021-2023; ACM HRI 2021-2023; ICRA 2022-2023

Selected Press