Xiyan Xu




Champaign, IL, U.S.

I am a first-year MSCS student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) coadvised by Prof. Yuxiong Wang and Prof. Liangyan Gui. Before joining UIUC, I received my B.S. degree in Intelligence Science and Technology (Honor Track) from Turing Class, Peking University, advised by Prof. Libin Liu and Prof. Baoquan Chen.

My research interest lies in the intersection of computer graphics and computer vision. In particular, my current research focuses on Human Motion Synthesis, revolving around the fundamental challenge of modeling and generating realistic human motion. If you are interested, please feel free to contact me.


Feb 22, 2024 Our team win the gold medal in the ICPC (International Collegiate Programming Contest) Regionals!
Jan 11, 2024 I will join WeRide.ai as an SDE intern in Summer 2024!
Aug 17, 2023 I become a MSCS student in UIUC!
Jul 4, 2023 I graduate from Peking University and receive my B.S. degree in Intelligence Science and Technology with a Summa Cum Laude!

selected publications

  1. MuscleVAE: Model-Based Controllers of Muscle-Actuated Characters
    Yusen Feng, Xiyan Xu, and Libin Liu
    In SIGGRAPH Asia 2023 Conference Papers, 2023