Yulun Tian’s Academic Website

Hi there! I am a robotics researcher at MIT LIDS and the AeroAstro department. I am passionate about developing scalable and trustworthy multi-agent systems that operate robustly over long periods of time without human intervention. My current research applies tools from nonlinear and distributed optimization, graph theory, differential geometry, and machine learning to develop principled algorithms with theoretical guarantees and real-world systems for multi-agent perception and navigation.

I received my PhD degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT in August 2023, with a focus on autonomous systems. During my PhD, I was very fortunate to be advised by Prof. Jonathan How. Prior to PhD, I received my SM degree (2019) from MIT and BA degree (2017) from UC Berkeley.

Recent News

Selected Awards and Honors

  • IEEE T-RO King-Sun Fu Memorial Best Paper Award, 2022.
  • IEEE RA-L Outstanding Reviewer Award, 2023.
  • Honorable Mention for IEEE T-RO King-Sun Fu Memorial Best Paper Award, 2021.
  • Honorable Mention for IEEE RA-L Best Paper Award, 2020.

Recent Videos

Resilient and Distributed Multi-Robot Visual SLAM (2023)
Rotation Averaging via Fast Laplacian Solvers (2023)