Hi, welcome to my page!

I’m a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in control and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. I work with Prof. Masayoshi Tomizuka in the Mechanical Systems Control (MSC) Laboratory.

My research interest lies in the interdisciplinary combination of robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and control theories, with a focus on the robotic dexterity research (grasping, manipulation, and assembly).

Here is my Curriculum Vitae.

Recent Activities

  • Sep. 2022: Paper Allowing Safe Contact in Robotic Goal-Reaching: Planning and Tracking in Operational and Null Spaces submit to ICRA 2023.
  • May 2022: I joined Google X as an AI resident.
  • Feb. 2022: I passed the qualyfying exam and advanced to candidate.
  • Jan. 2022: 3 papers were accepted by ICRA.
  • Sep. 2021: Paper Learning to Synthesize Volumetric Meshes from Vision-based Tactile Imprints submit to ICRA 2022.
  • Sep. 2021: Paper Learn to Grasp with Less Supervision: A Data-Efficient Maximum Likelihood Grasp Sampling Loss submit to ICRA 2022.
  • May 2021: I start my research intern at the Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL).
  • April 2021: Paper Multi-Fingered Grasp Pose Detection using Point Cloud submit to RAL.
  • Jan. 2021: Give a talk at 3rd NorCal Control Workshop.
  • Oct. 2020: Paper 6-DoF Contrastive Grasp Proposal Network accepted by ICRA 2021.
  • Oct. 2020: Paper Why Does Robotic Dexterous Hand Grasp Fail? accept by IROS 2020.
  • Sep. 2020: Paper: Real-time State Estimation of Deformable Objects with Dynamical Simulation accept by IROS 2020.
  • Oct. 2020: Paper: Contact Pose Identification for Peg-in-Hole Assembly under Uncertainties submit to ACC 2021.
  • April 2020: Adaptive Grasp Planning for Bin Picking US Utility Patent File No. US/61004-1/236264.
  • October 2019: Gold Award of the 5th China College Student “Internet Plus” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition. We receive a $560,000 investment in the seed round.
  • June 2019: I start my research intern at the FANUC Advanced Research Laboratory at the Union City.
  • July 2019: Paper: Optimization Model for Planning Precision Grasps with Multi-Fingered Hands accept by IEEE IROS 2019.
  • August 2018: I join the MSC Lab at UC Berkeley as a Ph.D. student.


  • Ph.D. Student, Aug 2018 - Present, @ UC Berkeley
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering
    • Major: Control
    • Minors: Robotics, Artificial Intelligence
    • GPA: 4.0/4.0; PhD Prelim Score: 98/100
    • Advisor: Prof. Masayoshi Tomizuka
    • Research Interests: Robotic Grasping and Manipulation, Motion Planning, RL, Deep Learning
  • B.Eng, Sep 2012 – July 2018, @ Xi’an Jiaotong University
    • Department of Electrical Engineering & the Honors Youth Program
    • Advisor: Prof. Zuren Feng
    • Thesis: Motor Imagery Based Electroencephalogram (EEG) Classification (Best Undergraduate Thesis Paper of XJTU in 2018)


  • 2103 Etcheverry Hall
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA, 94704, USA

  • E-Mail: zhuxhATberkeleyDTedu

Updated Oct. 2022