marvin zhang

about me

I'm a first-year Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. I work with Professor Pieter Abbeel and Professor Sergey Levine in the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR) Lab.

My research focuses on approaches to, algorithms for, and applications of learning perception and control for real-world robotic systems. My specific interests are currently centered around improving data efficiency for robotic control through unsupervised learning and optimal control methods. In my last project, my colleagues and I developed a deep reinforcement learning method for control of tensegrity robots.

During my time as an undergraduate at the same institution, I was a part of various activities involving education and music. I was a teaching assistant for CS 189/289A, CS 188, and CS 61A. I served as the President of The Music Connection. In some semesters, I also played violin in the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra.

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