Hello there :)

👋 ! I am Jiayi Pan. A junior student majored in Computer Science. I am fortunate to work with Dmitry Berenson , Fan Wu, and Joyce Chai as a research assistant (alphabetical order).

I’m broadly interested in research that makes machines more intelligent and human. Particularly, I am interested in leveraging multimodal information to explore areas such as language grounding, embodied AI, and human robot interaction.

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Computer Vision
  • Robotics
  • Embodied Agent
  • B.S.E in Computer Science with a Minor in Math

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, U.S.A.

  • B.S.E in Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Publications & Manuscripts

(2022). FairEdit: Preserving Fairness in Graph Neural Networks through Greedy Graph Editing. Arxiv.

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Research Experience

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Mar 2022 – Present University of Michigan

Advised by Dmitry Berenson

  • Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering
Situated Language and Embodied Dialogue Lab
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Sep 2021 – Present University of Michigan

Advised by Joyce Chai, Ziqiao Ma.

Responsibilities include:

Advanced Network Lab
Undergraduate Research Assistant
May 2020 – Present Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Advised by Fan Wu, Chaoyue Niu.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leader on a project to use knowledge distillation in combination with neural architecture search to achieve efficient inference across different devices and resource constraints

Side Projects

Fairness in Graph Representation Learning
Reimplementation of SOTA algorithms in promoting fairness in Graph Representation Learning
Modular Mars Rover
A modular-designed remote-controlled robotic car with support of robotic arm, 3 DoF camera, solar panel & power bank, replaceable chassis, disco light & sound.
Ray Tracer
A ray-tracing based renderer that supports diffuse illumination, specular lighting, shadows, reflection and refractions.
Robot Localization
Comparison and analysis of Kalman Filter and Particle Filter on a robot localization task in simulated environment.

Selected Honors/Awards

Tang Jun Yuan JI Scholarship
  • 2 out of 100+ students per year | Highest honor for JI’s Dual Degree students
  • Endowed by Cytus Tang Foundation.
John Wu & Jane Sun Excellence Scholarship
  • 15 out of 1000+ students per year | Highest honor for JI undergraduate students
  • Endowed by Mr John Wu and Mrs. Jane Sun.
Fan Xuji Sholarship
  • 10 out of 10000+ students per year | One of the highest honor for SJTU undergraduate students
  • Endowed by various alumni that were supported by Previous President Fan Xuji.
Chunt-sung Research Scholarhip
  • 50 research projects initiate per year | Top undergraduate research program for SJTU students.
  • Endowed by Tesung-Dao Lee and his wife Hui-Chun Chin.



Direct Contact

  • jiayipan AT umich DOT edu