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Yanzhe Yang

My research is about computer animation, mainly focus on how to synthesize natural motions for humanoid characters. I am also interested system work related to graphics.


PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University Aug 2016 - Now
Computer Science Department

Bacholor Degree at Tsinghua University, China Aug 2012 - Jul 2016
Thesis: Automatic Photo Selection based on Content
Graduated with "Excellent Undergraduate Award"


Research Assistant at Graphics Lab, Carnegie Mellon University Aug 2016 - Now
Advisor: Jessica Hodgins

Research Intern at Microsoft Research Asia Feb 2016 - Jul 2016
Advisor: Stephen Lin (Internet Graphics Group)

Research Assistant at Institute of CGCAD, Tsinghua University Jun 2014 - Dec 2015
Advisor: Bin Wang (Rendering and Image/Video Processing)

Research Assistant at Centre for Intelligent Machines, McGill University Jun 2015 - Sep 2015
Advisor: Jeremy Cooperstock (Computer Vision and HCI systems)


TA 15-465/60-414 Animation Art and Technology in Spring 2018


  • Excellent Undergraduate Award Jul 2016
  • WeTech Qualcomm Scholar Dec 2015
  • National Scholarship Oct 2015
  • Best Experiment Award on Computer Network System May 2015
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship Dec 2014
  • First prize in Computer Software Nov 2015
  • Zhang Mingwei Comprehensive Scholarship Dec 2013
  • Second prize in 33rd National Undergraduate Physics Competition Dec 2013
  • First prize in 28th Chinese Physics Olympiad Sep 2011

Full CV is here