Lening Li
  • I finished my duty as President of Graduate Student Government from Jan 2019 - May 2020.
  • I attended Robot Learning Workhop 2019 in Lehigh University.
  • I went to NERC 2019 in University of Pennsylvania.
  • I presented on American Control Conference 2019.
  • I attended Princeton Day of Optimization 2018.
  • I presented my work in ICRA 2017 Singapore.
  • I presented a poster in the Humanoids 2016 which is held in Cancun, Mexico.
  • I presented a poster in the NERC V that will be hold in Cornell University.

I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in Robotics Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. I received the B.E. degree in Computer Science and B.A. degree in English Language and Literature from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2014. In 2016, I graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with the M.S. degree in Computer Science.

My interests mainly focus on the Approximate Optimal Control (AOC) or Reinforcement Learning (RL) of nonlinear systems, such as mobile robots, manipulators, and bipedal robots under temporal logic constraints. Not only being capable of controlling the systems but finding the global optimal solution with the integration of techniques in the machine learning and artificial intelligence under specifications, including traditional reaching-a-goal, collision avoidance, sequential surveillance, full-body balance, and etc., are my focuses.


Bridge the gap between Control and Artificial Intelligence

In the Artificial Intelligence field, there are mainly three categories: supervised learning, unsupervised learning, and reinforcement learning. My research mainly focuses on reinforcement learning .....

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Ph.D. candidate of Science in Robotics Engineering, September 2016 - Present
    GPA: 3.76/4.0
  • Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts
    Certificate in College Teaching, Auguest 2018 - August 2019
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Master of Science in Computer Science, September 2014 - May 2016
    GPA: 3.64/4.0
  • Harvard Summer School
    Computer Science, July 2015 - Auguest 2015
    GPA: 4.0/4.0
  • Harbin Institute of Technology(Ranked as 6th of Best Global Universities for Engineering in US News)
    Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, September 2010 - July 2014
    Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, September 2011 - July 2014
    Overall GPA: 85/100