Yichen Li

PhD Student
Office: GS 718
Interests: Reinforcement Learning and Imitation Learning
Advisor: Dr. Chicheng Zhang


I was born in a small oil-producing town in southern China. At the age of six, I moved to Beijing with my parents. I was lucky to have entered Tsinghua University High School, where I enjoyed the best education in China. In 2020, I graduated from the University of Science and Technology Beijing with a bachelor's degree in Intelligence Science.

​​​​​Research Interests

I am interested in reinforcement learning and imitation learning.

What long-term project do you want to work on?

My long-term interests are about understanding the nature of learning by analyzing the similarities and differences between human learning and machine learning.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

I enjoy constructing new algorithms that not only outweighs others but also provide a glimpse of the essence of the problem.

What are your career goals?

My ideal career goal is becoming a professor and go as far as I can to chase my dream.

​​​​Tell us something interesting about yourself!

I started practicing traditional Chinese drums at my six. During my years in the middle school orchestra, I won the golden prize three times in the Beijing Middle School Orchestra Competition, and finally became the lead for percussion. By the way, I am good at playing badminton and table tennis.