Portrait of Guanya Shi
Assistant Professor
Administrative Assistant: Hadley Pratt
Joining Fall 2023
Mailing Address

My research interests are in the intersection of machine learning and control theory, spanning the entire spectrum from theory and foundations, and practical algorithms, to real-world applications in robotics and autonomy. To that end, there are three goals: (1) bridge learning and control theory in a unified framework; (2) design reliable learning and control algorithms with formal guarantees such as safety, stability, and robustness; and (3) push the boundaries of agile robotic control with new capabilities (see a few examples in my homepage). My research has been published in prestigious journals (e.g., Science Robotics, IEEE T-RO, ACM SIGMETRICS) and conferences (e.g., NeurIPS, ICRA, ACC, L4DC) and covered by the press (e.g., CNN, Reuters, Yahoo!, Meta, Caltech front page).

I received a Ph.D. from Caltech in 2022 and a B.E. from Tsinghua University in 2017. I was also an ML research intern at NVIDIA in 2020. I was awarded the Simoudis Discovery Prize and the Ben P.C. Chou Doctoral Prize at Caltech and was named a Rising Star in Data Science by the University of Chicago.


Field Robotics Aerial Robotics Transportation Self-Driving Cars & Vehicles Urban Air Mobility Off-Road& All-Terrain Mobility Systems

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