Ying Lu

The CS Robotics Lab at RPI
Department of Computer Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Email: ying.rpi +at+ gmail.com
Address: 609 Arcadia Ter, Unit 303, Sunnyvale, CA 94085
I am Ying Lu, a Ph.D. student graduated from Department of Computer Science at RPI. I joined the CS Robotics Lab in 2012, under the supervision of Professor Jeff Trinkle. I am working on development and comparison of algorithms to solve the complementarity problems in multibody dynamics. If you have similar interest, please look at Research to learn more about my work.
Research Interests

Robotics, Multibody Dynamics, Complementarity Problems, Optimization, Parallel Computing
  • Algorithm development and analysis for Complementarity problems in multibody dynamics
  • Standard interface for solver comparison with collection of benchmarking problems based on HDF5
  • Nonlinear optimization with application in the Complementarity problems
  • High performance simulation using parallel computing with both CPU and GPU
Here is a survey of multibody dynamics software that I have maintained: Survey of Multibody Dynamics Software

  • J. William, Y. Lu, J. Trinkle, PEG: A geometrically accurate contact model for polytopes in multibody simulation, Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics (special issue), 2016
  • Y. Lu, J.C.Trinkle, Comparison of Multibody Dynamics Solver Performance: Synthetic Versus Realistic Data, ASME International Design and Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering (IDETC/CIE), Boston, 2015
  • S. Peters, J. Hsu, Y. Lu, Simple benchmarks for speed and accuracy of rigid body dynamic simulators, ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics, Barcelona, 2015
  • C. Lacoursiere, M. Linde, Y. Lu, J. Trinkle, A framework for data exchange and benchmarking of frictional contact solvers in multibody dynamics, ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics, Barcelona, 2015
  • Y. Lu, J.C.Trinkle, On the Convergence of Fixed-point Iteration in Solving Complementarity Problems Arising in Robot Locomotion and Manipulation, IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Chicago, 2014
  • Y. Lu, J.William, C. Lacoursiere and J.C.Trinkle, A framework for problem standardization and algorithm comparison in multibody system. ASME International Design and Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering (IDETC/CIE), Buffalo, NY, 2014
  • J.William, Y. Lu and J.C.Trinkle, A complementarity based contact model for geometrically accurate treatment of polytopes in simulation. ASME International Design and Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering (IDETC/CIE), Buffalo, NY, 2014
  • J.William, Y. Lu, S. Niebe, M. Andersen, K. Erleben and J.C.Trinkle, RPI-MATLAB-Simulator: A tool for efficient research and practical teaching in multibody dynamics, Workshop on Virtual Reality Interaction and Physical Simulation (VRIPHYS), Lille, France, 2013
  • Y. Lu, C. Lacoursiere, J. Williams, and J.C. Trinkle. Standard interface for data analysis of solvers in multibody dynamics, 4th Canadian Conference on Nonlinear Solid Mechanics (CanCNSM ), Montreal, Canada, 2013
  • J. William, Y. Lu, J.C.Trinkle, RPI-MATLAB-Simulator, extended abstract accepted at ECCOMAS Multibody Conference in Zagreb, Croatia, but withdrawn, 2013
Posters and Conferences Participated
Selected Graduate-level Courses
  • Machine Learning; Robotics 2; Computer Graphics
  • Computer Algorithms; Complexity and Computability; Parallel Computing
  • Nonlinear Optimization; Computational Linear Algebra
  • Computer Operating System
  • Introduction to Algorithms, Fall, 2012, instructor: David E. Goldschmidt
  • Engineering Graphics and Computer Aided Design, Fall, 2011, coordinator: Jeff Morris
  • Thermal & Fluids Engineering 2, Fall, 2011, instructor: Diana Borca
  • IEEE RAS Robotics History Project, Mar. 2015
  • Volunteer for Exploring Engineering Day (EED), Feb. 2013
  • Member and initializer of Women in CS club at RPI, Oct. 2013
  • Volunteer for technology week for high school student, Oct. 2009
  • Volunteer to support education in poor areas in China, 2009-2010
  • President for Love Club at USTC, 2009-2010
Honors & Awards
  • Grace Hopper Scholarship 2015
  • Grace Hopper Scholarship 2014
  • Cyrus Tang Scholarship 2007-2011
  • Outstanding Student Scholarship (Grade 1) 2010
  • Goodwill Scholarship for Excellent Student 2010
  • Silver Medal in TRANSCOSMOS Contest 2009
  • Outstanding Leadership Award 2009
  • Work Address: 950 West Maude Ave, Sunnyvale CA 94085
  • Email: ying.rpi +at+ gmail.com

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