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Yijiang Huang

PhD student at MIT working with Caitlin Mueller in the Digital Structures research group.

Office: MIT, 5-414

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I’m a PhD student in the Digital Structures research group with Professor Caitlin Mueller at MIT. My research involves integrating combinatorial construction-related constraints into continous computational design scheme. I am interested in understanding both the theoretical properties of these problems and algorithms, as well as experimental results from real architectural applications. My goal is to develop fast planning algorithms to enable human or autonomous system to materialize design more efficiently and integrate assembly logic as a driver in early-stage conceptual design, where the planning system not only plans, but also diagnoses failure and provides suggestions for resolution.

My general interest are robotic task and motion planning, combinatorial optimization, geometric analysis, and structural and construction-driven design.

Before coming to MIT, I received my BS in Mathematics from the University of Science and Technology of China, where I worked with Professors Ligang Liu and Juyong Zhang on sequence planning for robotic spatial printing.