Yuchen Lu 陆玉晨

CS Ph.D. Student

Mila, University of Montreal

alt text My name is Yuchen Lu. I am currently a second-year P.hD. student supervised by Prof. Aaron Courville. Before that I received my undergraduate degree at UIUC working with Prof. Jian Peng. I was also an undergrad at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Recently, our research team, parternered with WebDip successfully developed an AI player for the board game Diplomacy, and it’s covered in one of the most popular podcast channels in the community.

I am also a co-founder of Tuninsight, an award-winning Montreal-based start-up. Our primary focus is AI solution for medical and industrial applications.

The email is luyuchen [DOT] paul [AT] gmail [DOT] com.


  • Deep Learning, NLP
  • Situated Language Learning
  • Multi-agent Learning


  • BSc in CS, 2015-2017

    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

  • BSc in ECE, 2013-2015

    Shanghai Jiaotong University



Research Intern

MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab

Jun 2020 – Sep 2020 Boston, US



Jan 2018 – Jun 2019 Montreal, Canada

Research Intern

Horizon Robotics

May 2017 – Aug 2017 Beijing, China

Talks & Ongoing

Extracting Hierarchy from Demonstration with Ordered Neuron

A report of an ongoing work of applying ordered neuron to reinforcement learning

Paper Presentation: Re-evaluate Evaluation

Introducing the problem of redundant evaluation data and a game theoretic approach

Reinforcement Learning and Control as Probabilistic Inference

A tutorial on control as inference in probablistic graphical model