About Me


Hi! My name is Yaru (Chris) Niu. I am currently pursing my Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech. I am working with Rohan Paleja at CORE Lab under Prof. Matthew Gombolay. My research interests include human-robot interaction, reinforcement learning and multi-agent coordination.

Previously, I received my B.Eng. degree in Intelligence Science and Technology from South China University of Technology, where I conducted research projects with Mr. Lingdong Kong in Bionic Intelligent Robot (BIR) Lab, supervised by Prof. Zhijun Zhang. In the fall of 2018, I was a visiting student at UC Berkeley. During the summer of 2018, I worked with Nafiul Rashid at AICPS Lab in UC Irvine, supervised by Prof. Al Faruque. I was involved in the Health IoT project and worked on machine learning for classification of time-series data.

In my spare time, I enjoy playing basketball and watching movies.