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Cheng Chi 迟宬
cheng dot chi at columbia dot edu

I'm a Computer Science PhD student at Columbia University. I have always been fascinated by the interaction between computers and the physical world. Branching out from this theme, I have explored Geometric/Probabilistic Algorithms, Mapping/Geographic Information Systems, and Camera Architecture/Computational Photography under various academic and industrial settings.

I'm fortunate to be advised by Professor Shuran Song. My research will focus on robotic manipulation and perception.

Learning random things has been the greatest source of pleasure for me, and I hope this will never stop. Recently, I have been studying the science of cooking in my free time.

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Iterative Residual Policy: for Goal-Conditioned Dynamic Manipulation of Deformable Objects

Cheng Chi ,Benjamin Burchfiel ,Eric Cousineau ,Siyuan Feng ,Shuran Song
Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), June 2022
Best Paper Award   •   Best Student Paper Finalist  •   Website  •   ArXiv  •   Video

DextAIRity: Deformable Manipulation Can be a Breeze

Zhenjia Xu ,Cheng Chi ,Benjamin Burchfiel ,Eric Cousineau ,Siyuan Feng ,Shuran Song
Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), June 2022
Best Systems Paper Finalist   •   Website   •   ArXiv   •   Video

GarmentNets: Category-Level Pose Estimation for Garments via Canonical Space Shape Completion

Cheng Chi, Shuran Song
The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), October 2021.
Website   •   ArXiv   •   Video

Occlusion-robust Deformable Object Tracking without Physics Simulation

Cheng Chi, Dmitry Berenson
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), November 2019.
ArXiv   •   Github   •   Video