Ying Lu

Ph.D. candidate, Research Assistant
The CS Robotics Lab at RPI
Department of Computer Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Email: rosebudflyaway +at+ gmail.com
Address: MRC 332, 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180
I am Ying Lu, a third year Ph.D. student at 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.
Experience
Research Interests

Robotics, Multibody Dynamics, Complementarity Problems, Optimization, Algorithms Development and Analysis, 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

Publications
  • 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
  • Robotics 2; Computer Graphics
  • Computer Algorithms; Complexity and Computability; Parallel Computing
  • Nonlinear Optimization; Computational Linear Algebra
  • Computer Operating System
Teaching
  • 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
Activities
  • 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 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
Contact
  • Work Address: MRC 332, 110, 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180
  • Home Address: 2408 21st Street, Apt. 6, Troy, NY 12180
  • Email: rosebudflyaway +at+ gmail.com

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