Qi Yan


My name is Qi Yan (颜齐). I am a Ph.D. student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of British Columbia, co-supervised by Prof. Renjie Liao and Prof. Lele Wang. I am broadly interested in machine learning, self-driving, and robotics.

Previously: I obtained my master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at EPFL in 2022, where I worked with Prof. Alexandre Alahi, Dr. Iordan Doytchinov, and Prof. Bertrand Merminod on robot trajectory planning and visual localization. I received my bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering (Honors) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2019. Back then, I worked with Prof. Solmaz Kia and Prof. Li Jiang on multi-robot cooperative localization and Prof. Xianghui Meng on robot manipulator control.

Please refer to my curriculum vitae if you are interested.


May 01, 2023 Started summer research internship at Borealis AI!
Mar 08, 2022 I officially graduated from EPFL with master’s degree in mechanical engineering!
Mar 04, 2022 I received the UBC Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (4YF)!
Mar 01, 2022 Our paper CrossLoc: Scalable Aerial Localization Assisted by Multimodal Synthetic Data was accepted to CVPR 2022!
Jan 01, 2022 I started my PhD study in ECE at UBC! Hello, Vancouver!

Selected Publications [full list]

  1. preprint
    SwinGNN: Rethinking Permutation Invariance in Diffusion Models for Graph Generation
    under review, 2023.
  2. CVPR
    CrossLoc: Scalable Aerial Localization Assisted by Multimodal Synthetic Data
    Qi YanJianhao Zheng, Simon Reding, Shanci Li, and Iordan Doytchinov
    In Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2022.
  3. ICCV
    Social NCE: Contrastive Learning of Socially-aware Motion Representations
    Yuejiang LiuQi Yan, and Alexandre Alahi
    In Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision, 2021.