[Pingchuan :)]
Pingchuan Ma
Ph.D. Candidate, MIT CSAIL
Email: pcma (at) csail.mit.edu
Office: MIT Stata Center 32-321
Pingchuan Ma (馬平川) is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate at MIT CSAIL advised by Prof. Wojciech Matusik. Previously, he worked with Prof. Bo Ren and Prof. Ming-Ming Cheng at Nankai University. His research goal covers the whole pipeline of embodied intelligence: (1) reconstructing efficient realistic physics-based environments, (2) generating intelligent agents upon the environments, and (3) realizing the agents in the physical world.

Family name: () means horse.

Given name: (Píng) (chuān) means flat and level ground without geographical barrier.

Quoted from a Chinese idiom () () (píng) (chuān) , my full name means the flat ground that one can ride straight across and thus implies enjoying a smooth life.

(zhòng) (fēng) (lái) () (tiān) () (shān) (shì) (ruò) 駿(jùn) () (bèn) (píng) (chuān)

There are lots of mountains from Tianmu Mountain, which have the might of fine horses galloping across flat ground.

[* indicates equal contribution]
[* indicates equal contribution]
Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science | Minor in Finance
Cambridge, MA
Sep. 2019 - Present
S.M. in Computer Science
Cambridge, MA
Sep. 2019 - Jan. 2023
B.Eng. in Software Engineering
Tianjin, China
Sep. 2015 - Jun. 2019
Research Assistant | Advisor: Prof. Wojciech Matusik
Cambridge, MA
Sep. 2019 - Present
Teaching Assistant | 6.807/6.839 Advanced Computer Graphics
Cambridge, MA
Sep. 2022 - Dec. 2022
Research Summer Intern | Advisor: Prof. Chuang Gan
Cambridge, MA
Jun. 2021 - Aug. 2021
Research Intern | Advisors: Prof. Ping Luo and Dr. Wei Zhang
Shenzhen, China
May 2018 - Feb. 2019
Research Assistant | Advisors: Prof. Bo Ren and Prof. Ming-Ming Cheng
Tianjin, China
Apr. 2016 - Jun. 2019