Aerospace Controls Laboratory

Yulun Tian

Postdoctoral Scholar

yulun [at] mit [dot] edu


  • Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, 2019 - current
  • M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, 2019
  • B.S. in Computer Science, UC Berkeley, 2017

Research Interests

  • Simulatenous Localization and Mapping (SLAM)
  • Distributed Optimization
  • Geometric Optimization


Distributed Metric-Semantic SLAM
Yulun Tian, 2022

We propose a distributed metric-semantic SLAM system.

Distributed Pose Graph Optimization
Yulun Tian, Kasra Khosoussi, 2021

We propose a distributed pose graph optimization algorithm.

Search and Rescue under the Forest Canopy using Multiple UAS
Yulun Tian, 2018

We describe an experimental evaluation of a multi-vehicle UAS for search and rescue under the forest canopy.

Resource-aware collaborative SLAM
Yulun Tian, Kasra Khosoussi, Matthew Giamou, 2018

This project aims to develop resource-aware algorithms for distributed inter-robot loop closure detection and measurement selection.