Yuqi Xiang

I am an incoming master student at Carnegie Mellon University, where I will study Information Networking, with a system focus. Currently, I am a senior student at Kuang Yaming Honors School, Nanjing University with GPA ranking 1/115.

Previously, I was a visiting student researcher at Mechanical Systems Control Lab, UC Berkeley , advised by Prof. Masayoshi Tomizuka. I was fortunate to work with Dr. Wei Zhan and Dr. Mingyu Ding. I was an exchange student at University of Pennsylvania during my undergrad. I was also honored to work with Prof. Lin Shao.

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Work Experience

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Software Engineering Intern

Shanghai, China


I have a general interest in computer science and engineering. I love to solve problems through coding and I am always open to new ideas and challenges. Previouly, my research experience was related to machine learning, large language models, and robotics.

phygrasp PhyGrasp: Generalizing Robotic Grasping with Physics-informed Large Multimodal Models
Yuqi Xiang, Dingkun Guo, Shuqi Zhao, Xinghao Zhu, Masayoshi Tomizuka, Mingyu Ding, Wei Zhan

in submission

[arxiv] [project]

diff-transfer Diff-Transfer: Model-based Robotic Manipulation Skill Transfer via Differentiable Physics Simulation
Yuqi Xiang, Feitong Chen, Qinsi Wang, Yang Gang, Xiang Zhang, Xinghao Zhu, Xingyu Liu, Lin Shao

in submission

[arxiv] [project]

Selected Awards

  • Outstanding graduates at Nanjing University (2024)
  • Alishan Scholarship (¥50000, 2023)
  • National Scholarship (2022)
  • Honorable Mention, Mathematical Contest In Modeling (2022)
  • National Elite Program in Basic Subjects Scholarship, Special Prize (2021, 2022, 2023)
  • People's Scholarship, First Prize (2021, 2023)
  • Outstanding Student at Nanjing University (2021)


  • Teaching Assistant: Problem Solving, Fall 2022
  • Peer Mentor: Freshman Students of Kuang Yaming Honors School in 2022


I have a cute girlfriend named Zifei An.

I have some close friends: Alan Lee, Min Liu.

My Chinese Name (surname first): 项 宇奇.

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