About Me

I am currently a Ph.D. student in Computer Science (Robotics) at Rice University, advised by Prof. Lydia Kavraki. My recent interests lie in integrating planning and learning, and topics in task and motion planning.

Previously, I was advised by Prof. David Hsu throughout my Bachelor’s at the National University of Singapore. I have also interned at the Advanced Robotics Centre and the Institute for Infocomm Research.


Rice University
2021 - Present
Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science

National University of Singapore
2017 - 2021
Bachelor of Computing in Computer Science


[4] “Adaptive Experience Sampling for Motion Planning using the Generator-Critic Framework”.
Y. Lee, C. Chamzas, and L. E. Kavraki.
To appear in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), 2022.
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[3] “GAMMA: A General Agent Motion Model for Autonomous Driving”.
Y. Luo, P. Cai, Y. Lee, and D. Hsu.
In IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), 2022.
[pdf] [cite] [code]

[2] “MAGIC: Learning Macro-Actions for Online POMDP Planning”.
Y. Lee, P. Cai, and D. Hsu.
In Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), 2021.
[pdf] [cite] [code]

[1] “SUMMIT: A Simulator for Urban Driving in Massive Mixed Traffic”.
*P. Cai, *Y. Lee, Y. Luo, and D. Hsu.
In IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2020.
[pdf] [cite] [code]