Xinjie Liu


The Oden Institute, Peter O’Donnell Jr. Building (POB), 5.104
201 E. 24th St, Austin, TX 78712

Xinjie is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He is very fortunate to be co-advised by Prof. David Fridovich-Keil and Prof. Ufuk Topcu. His research interests lie in theoretical foundations and deployable practical decision-making and control strategies for autonomous systems in dynamic and uncertain environments. He is currently focused on intelligent, safe interactions of robots with other agents and efficient robot control policy learning.

Xinjie obtained a master’s degree (the highest cum laude distinction) in Robotics from the Department of Cognitive Robotics (CoR) at the Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, where he was very fortunate to be advised by Prof. Javier Alonso-Mora. His master’s thesis was on game-theoretic motion planning for multi-agent systems. Before that, He received his bachelor’s degree in Automotive Engineering from Tongji University, Shanghai. During his senior year, he studied as a visiting undergraduate student at the Graz Univerisity of Technology, Austria.

Keywords: robotics, optimization, control theory, dynamic game theory, reinforcement learning