Tao Du

Email: taodu at csail dot mit dot edu
Office: 32-311, Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
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About Me

I am a 5th-year PhD student in the Computational Fabrication Group (CFG) at MIT advised by Professor Wojciech Matusik. My research interests are computer graphics, robotics, and fabrication. I obtained my Bachelor's in Computer Software at Tsinghua University in 2013 and my Master's in Computer Science at Stanford University in 2015.


Learning to Fly: Computational Controller Design for Hybrid UAVs with Reinforcement Learning. ACM SIGGRAPH 2019
Jie Xu, Tao Du, Michael Foshey, Beichen Li, Bo Zhu, Adriana Schulz, Wojciech Matusik

InverseCSG: Automatic Conversion of 3D Models to CSG Trees. ACM SIGGRAPH ASIA 2018
Tao Du, Jeevana Priya Inala, Yewen Pu, Andrew Spielberg, Adriana Schulz, Daniela Rus, Armando Solar-Lezama, Wojciech Matusik

Computational Multicopter Design. ACM SIGGRAPH ASIA 2016
Tao Du, Adriana Schulz, Bo Zhu, Bernd Bickel, and Wojciech Matusik

Convolutional Wasserstein Distances: Efficient Optimal Transportation on Geometric Domains. SIGGRAPH 2015
Justin Solomon, Fernando de Goes, Gabriel Peyré, Marco Cuturi, Adrian Butscher, Andy Nguyen, Tao Du, and Leonidas Guibas


A Practical Guide to Building a Pentacopter

Flying a Pentacopter with Loss of a Motor

Media Coverage

Wired, MIT News, TechCrunch, Vice, Fast Company, Engadget, Popular Mechanics, IEEE Spectrum, New Atlas, ZDNet, Digital Trends, PC Magazine, Robotics Trends, Yahoo! News


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