Mingxuan Li

Go forth, then, and do great work.

About Me

Hi, I am Mingxuan Li (李明暄). I am a first-year Master student in the Institute of Manufacturing Engineering, Tsinghua University (THU). I am now a member of AutoRobot Lab, advised by Prof. Yao Jiang. Previously, I obtained my bachelor’s degree in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University [my previous profile in Chinese].

I am the Vice President and Academic Affairs Representative of the Graduate Association, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University. Previously, I was a graduate of “Spark” (星火) Innovative Talent Cultivation Program for Students of Tsinghua University (Top 2% for outstanding research performance), the previous student head of the ClearTactile (清触未来) tech startup team (academic research & entrepreneurship), and a vice president of Hunan Cultural Student Association of Tsinghua (in charge of science & innovation and lecture activities).

I’m seeking for a PhD position in 2026 : )

Research Interests

My research interests include Tactile Perception & Manipulation, Vision-Based Tactile Sensors, and Computer Vision Metrics. I am currently focusing on improving robot grasping and manipulation through understanding contact deformation based on visuotactile sensing.


Undergraduate Experience:

  • 2023 Jun: Excellent Graduates of Tsinghua University, 2023

  • 2023 Jun: Outstanding Graduation Thesis of Tsinghua University, 2023

  • 2023 Jun: Honored to win the 1st Place in "New Engineering" Undergraduate Graduation Thesis Competition [news report in Chinese]

  • 2023 May: Supported by the iCenter Star of Innovation Program from the Fundamental Industry Training Center, Tsinghua University

  • 2023 Apr: Named the Person of the Year in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University [profile in Chinese]

    2023 Mar: Honored to receive Best Poster Award and Excellent Oral Presentation Award at Tsinghua Youth Science and Innovation Forum (Tsinghua University Initiative Scientific Research Program Forum)

  • 2023 Mar: Marker Displacement Method Used in Vision-Based Tactile Sensors—From 2D to 3D-A Review accepted by IEEE Sensors Journal

  • 2022 Dec: Honored to receive Grand Prize of Outstanding Project of 2022 Tsinghua University Student Research Training (SRT) Program for Undergraduates (Top 5 of 1938, and was the only single person project among them)

  • 2022 Nov: Invited keynote speech at the 2022 Tsinghua Maker’s Day New Age Creativity Education Forum [news report in Chinese]

  • 2022 Nov: Received the Neng Ke Scholarship, Tsinghua University (Top 2% of 300)

  • 2022 Nov: Recommended for exemption from the master degree with the highest score in the comprehensive assessment by the Department of Mechanical Engineering [admission list in Chinese]

  • 2022 Aug: Continuous Marker Patterns for Representing Contact Information in Vision-Based Tactile Sensor: Principle, Algorithm, and Verification accepted by IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement

  • 2022 Jun: Supported by the A-level Tsinghua University Initiative Scientific Research Program

  • 2022 May: Supported by the National Training Program of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Undergraduates

  • 2022 Mar: Selected to THU “Spark” Innovative Talent Cultivation Program (Top 2% for outstanding research performance)

  • 2021 Nov: Received the Comprehensive Outstanding Award Scholarship, Tsinghua University (Top 5% of 126)

  • 2021 Aug: Received 1st Prize in National Zhou Peiyuan Mechanics Competition (Top 0.2%)

  • 2020 Dec: Received 1st Prize in National Undergraduate Physics Competition (Top 1%)