Changhyun Choi

Changhyun Choi (PI) CV

Phone: +1-612-625-7870
Office: Keller Hall 5-157
Mailing address: 5-157 Keller Hall, 200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

Bio: Changhyun Choi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota (UofM), Twin Cities. Before joining the UofM, he was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) working with Prof. Daniela Rus. He obtained a Ph.D. in Robotics at the School of Interactive ComputingCollege of ComputingGeorgia Institute of Technology. His broad research interests are in visual perception for robotic manipulation, with a focus on deep learning for object grasping and assembly manipulation, soft manipulation, object pose estimation, visual tracking, and active perception. He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, Sony Research Award, Russell J. Penrose Excellence in Teaching Award, and ICRA 2022 Outstanding Student Paper Award.

Ph.D. Students

  • Jiacheng Yuan, Ph.D. student in ECE (co-advised with Prof. Isler), Aug 2020 - present
  • Alireza Rezazadeh, Ph.D. student in ECE, Sep 2020 - present
  • Houjian Yu, Ph.D. student in ECE, Sep 2020 - present
  • Ross Worobel, Ph.D. student in CS&E , Sep 2022 - present
  • Mingen Li, Ph.D. student in ECE, Sep 2022 - present

Master Students

  • Chase Anderson, MS student in ECE, Sep 2022 - present
  • Nikhilanj Venkata Pelluri, MS student in Robotics, Jan 2023 - present

Undergraduate Students



  • Srujan Gowdru Lingaraju, MS student in Robotics, Feb 2022 - Dec 2023, now at Intl' Electronic Machines Corporation
  • Xibai Lou, Ph.D. student in ECE, Sep 2018 - May 2023, now at Amazon Robotics
  • Ross Worobel, Robotics MS, Nov 2020 - Aug 2022, now at CS&E Ph.D. student
  • Eddie Sasagawa, Robotics MS, Feb 2021 - Jun 2022, now at Mine Vision Systems
  • Yang Yang, Ph.D. student in CS&E, Apr 2019 - May 2022, now at Meta (Facebook)
  • Benjamin Tyrrell, Undergraduate student in ECE (Senior Honor Thesis), Sep 2021 - May 2022, now at SpaceX
  • Sasha Hydrie, Undergraduate UROP students in CS&E, Jan 2022 - May 2022
  • Song Liu, Ph.D. student in CS&E (co-advised with Prof. He), Oct 2020 - Dec 2021, now at Google
  • Abhinav Mehta, MS student in CS&E, Sep 2019 - May 2021, now at Nuro
  • Hengyue Liang, Ph.D. student in ECE, Sep 2018 - Jun 2020, now at UMN
  • Yuanhao Liu, MS student in ECE
  • Nickhil Gupta, Undergraduate student (Independent Research) in ECE, Sep 2019 - May 2020
  • Jeanine Thao, Undergraduate student in ECE (NorthStar STEM Alliance Summer Internship, UROP), Jun - Aug 2019, Jan - May 2020
  • Stephen Mylabathula, Undergraduate student in ECE (UROP, Senior Honor Thesis), Sep - Dec 2018, Jan - May 2019, now at Facebook Oculus