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General Information

Full Name Jin Cheng
Date of Birth 22nd February 1998
Languages English, Chinese (optionally German and Japanese)

Education

  • Oct 2023 -
    Doctoral student in Computer Science
    ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland 🇨🇭
  • Aug 2020 - Jul 2023
    MSc in Mechanical Engineering
    ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland 🇨🇭
  • Sep 2016 - Jul 2020
    BSc in Vehicle Engineering
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China 🇨🇳

Research Experience

  • Oct 2023 -
    Scientific Assistant
    ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland 🇨🇭
    • Computational Robotics Lab (CRL) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Stelian Coros.
    • I worked on legged loco-manipulation with reinforcement learning.
  • Apr 2023 - Sep 2023
    Research Intern
    Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen, Germany 🇩🇪
    • Autonomous Learning group under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Georg Matius.
    • I worked on diverse offline imitation learning and reinforcement learning with unsupervised skill discovery on quadruped robots (SOLO12).
  • Nov 2022 - Mar 2023
    Research Assistant
    ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland 🇨🇭
    • Computational Robotics Lab (CRL) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Stelian Coros.
    • I worked on imitating model-based optimal controllers with reinforcement learning for versatile behaviors on quadruped robots (Unitree Go1).
  • Mar 2022 - Oct 2022
    Master Thesis Student
    ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland 🇨🇭
    • Robotic Systems Lab (RSL) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Marco Hutter.
    • I worked on imitating Model Predictive Controller (MPC) using Imitation Learning on the perceptive locomotion of quadruped robots (ANYmal).
  • Sep 2021 - Feb 2022
    Semester Project Student
    ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland 🇨🇭
    • Robotic Systems Lab (RSL) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Marco Hutter.
    • I worked on teleoperation using Model Predictive Controller (MPC) on the quadrupedal manipulator (ANYmal with arm, ALMA).

Honors and Awards

  • 2022
    • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, ETH Zürich
  • 2019
    • Friends of Tsinghua Scholarship – German Scholarship, Tsinghua University
    • Academic Excellence Scholarship, Tsinghua University
  • 2018
    • Academic Excellence Scholarship, Tsinghua University
    • Volunteer Public Service Scholarship, Tsinghua University
  • 2017
    • Integrated Excellence Scholarship, Tsinghua University

Academic Interests

  • Robotics
    • Locomotion on legged robotics
    • Loco-manipulation with legged systems and humanoids
    • Sim-to-real transfer
    • Agility in robotic systems
  • Machine learning
    • Reinforcement learning
    • Imitation learning / Learning from demonstrations
    • Representation learning
    • Unsupervised skill discovery

Other Interests

  • Video games 🎮, hiking ⛰️, snowboarding 🏂, movies 🍿, tennis 🎾, guitar 🎸