Guanya Shi 石冠亚

I am an Assistant Professor in the Robotics Institute and the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). I lead the LeCAR (Learning and Control for Agile Robotics) Lab. I also have courtesy faculty positions in the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Departments.

I completed my Ph.D. in 2022 from Caltech, advised by Soon-Jo Chung and Yisong Yue. I received a B.E. from Tsinghua University in 2017. From 2022 to 2023, I was a postdoctoral scholar in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington with Byron Boots.

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Research and Publications

My research interests are broadly in the intersection of machine learning and control theory, spanning the entire spectrum from theory and foundations, algorithm design, to real-world applications in robotics and autonomy. See my publications and research topics for more details.


I love playing basketball, soccer and MOBA games. I am also very interested in photography, hiking, travelling and cooking. Here are some photos taken by me.

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A drone flying in the Caltech Real Weather Wind Tunnel (Neural-Fly project)
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Beijing National Stadium Caltech Beckman Auditorium
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Wudaokou, Beijing Tokugawaen, Nagoya, Japan
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Winter Tsinghua Yosemite, California

Based on this website.