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Youngwoon Lee

Assistant Professor
Department of Artificial Intelligence
Yonsei University
youngwoon@yonsei.ac.kr
   

I am an incoming assistant professor in AI at Yonsei University and a postdoc with Pieter Abbeel at UC Berkeley. Previously, I completed my Ph.D. in CS at USC advised by Joseph J. Lim, and B.S. and M.S. in CS at KAIST. I received the Best System Paper at RSS'23 and the Best Paper Presentation Award at CoRL'20.

My research goal is to enable machines to learn complex real-world tasks, especially with complex robotic systems. Toward this goal, I am interested in developing scalable reinforcement learning frameworks that can leverage prior knowledge and diverse data.

News

  • [Jan, 2024] One paper was accepted to ICRA 2024
  • [Jan, 2024] One paper was accepted to ICLR 2024
  • [Oct, 2023] We released Open X-Embodiment Dataset and RT-X
  • [Sep, 2023] One paper was accepted to NeurIPS 2023
  • [Aug, 2023] One paper was accepted to CoRL 2023
  • [Jul, 2023] FurnitureBench won the Best System Paper Award at RSS 2023
  • [Jul, 2023] I am co-organizing RSS Pioneers workshop 2023
  • [Apr, 2023] My first paper at UC Berkeley was accepted to ICML 2023
  • [Apr, 2023] Two papers were accepted to RSS 2023
  • [Dec, 2022] I am joining Yonsei University as an assistant professor in AI in 2024
  • [Oct, 2022] I defended my PhD dissertation!
  • [Sep, 2022] One paper was accepted to CoRL 2022
  • [Jul, 2022] I am joining Pieter Abbeel's lab at UC Berkeley as a postdoc
  • [May, 2022] I was selected as a 2022 RSS Pioneer
  • [Sep, 2021] One paper was accepted to NeurIPS 2021
  • [Sep, 2021] Three papers were accepted to CoRL 2021
  • [May, 2021] One paper was accepted to RSS 2021
  • [May, 2021] I am co-organizing the workshop on Combining Learning and Motion Planning at IROS 2021
  • [Feb, 2021] IKEA Furniture Assembly Environment was accepted to ICRA 2021
  • [Nov, 2020] SPiRL won the Best Paper Presentation Award at CoRL 2020
  • [Oct, 2020] Two papers were accepted to CoRL 2020
  • [May, 2020] In Summer 2020, I will be a research intern at NVIDIA Research
  • [Dec, 2019] One paper was accepted to ICLR 2020
  • [Nov, 2019] We released IKEA Furniture Assembly Environment for Complex Robot Manipulation Benchmark
  • [Sep, 2019] One paper was accepted to CoRL 2019
  • [Dec, 2018] One paper was accepted to ICLR 2019

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