Yifan Li

Ph.D. Student at Univeristy of Rochester
yli287 [at] ur [dot] Rochester [dot] edu
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About Me.

I am a Ph.D. student at Rochester University's Computer Science Department, working with Bai Zhen. Before Rochester University, I worked with Marynel Vázquez in Interactive Machines Group (IMG) while pursuing my M.S. degree at Yale University. In 2020, I earned a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Research Interests: AR/VR, interactive machine learning, collaborative working


Table Top Interactive System (TIPS)
TIPS is a system built to provide context-responsive recommendation of American sign language (ASL) to hearing-parents during the joint play with their deaf and hard hearing (DHH) children.

Cat Moment
Cat Moment is a socially-aware AR interface that can orchestrate positive dynamics in support of inclusive conversation in small group learning.

Forecasting User Engagement with an Interactive Display
We researched the interaction between pedestrians and an interactive display on the street. Multiple machine learning models including graph neural networks are employed on labeled data to decide. whether the person will engage, and predict how long it takes before the person starts engagement

Multi-Module Reinforcement Learning from User Feedback
We built an interactive photo-taking robot using a multi-module reinforcement learning method and training on explicit human feedback to achieve multiple objectives.

Work Experience

Ericsson, Nanjing, China:
Machine Learning Intern, May--Aug, 2019
recognized the overloaded telecommunication cells, and label the problems of overloaded cells