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Boyuan Chen

Assistant Professor in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
135 North Building, Box 90300, Durham, NC 27708
144 Hudson Hall, Box 90300, Durham, NC 27708

Overview


Boyuan Chen's research focuses on Robotics, Computer Vision, and Machine Learning. He is also broadly interested in AI for science. At Duke, he leads the General Robotics Lab.

He is interested in developing "generalist robots" that learn, act, and improve by perceiving and interacting with the complex and dynamic world. Ultimately, he hopes that robots and machines can be equipped with high-level cognitive skills to assist people and unleash human creativity.

Boyuan Chen obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Columbia University with Hod Lipson.

Current Appointments & Affiliations


Assistant Professor in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science · 2022 - Present Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Pratt School of Engineering
Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering · 2022 - Present Electrical and Computer Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering

Education, Training & Certifications


Columbia University · 2022 Ph.D.
Columbia University · 2018 M.S.
Jilin University (China) · 2016 B.S.