I am a second-year M.S. student at the Computer Science Department of the Univeristy of Texas at Austin advised by Peter Stone and Scott Niekum. Currently, I am working in the Learning Agents Research Group on interactive machine learning and human-robot interaction, and I am specifically interested in reinforcement learning from implicit human feedback, as well as efficient robot learning of tasks and social rules via intelligent interactions with humans. I am also working in parallel with Reid Simmons at Carnegie Mellon University on human emotion recognition and utilization for a game-playing robot to alter its mood and behaviors.
The EMPATHIC Framework for Task Learning from Implicit Human Feedback
Qiping Zhang*, Yuchen Cui*, Alessandro Allievi, Peter Stone, Scott Niekum, W. Bradley Knox
Submitted to Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL), 2020
A demo also submitted to AAAI-21 Demonstrations Program
(* indicates equal contribution)
3D Backscatter Localization for Fine-Grained Robotics
Zhihong Luo, Qiping Zhang, Yunfei Ma, Manish Singh, Fadel Adib
USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI), 2019
COMP2396: Object-oriented Programming and Java:
Student Teaching Assistant, The University of Hong Kong, Fall 2017
ENGG1111: Computer Programming and Applications:
Student Teaching Assistant, The University of Hong Kong, Spring 2017
Semantic Video Segmentation
Final year project under the supervision of Kenneth Wong.
Quantum Communication in Superposition of Causal Orders
Undergraduate research under the supervision of Giulio Chiribella.