Joel Ye

(Incoming) PhD student at CMU

Say hello: joelye9 at gmail dot com


I am a PhD student in the Program in Neural Computation at CMU. My research aims to relate computation in the brain and in AI systems, with a eye towards applications in brain-computer interfaces.

In my Master's I researched embodied navigation with Dhruv Batra, Erik Wijmans, and Abhishek Das, and I also worked on modeling neural data with Chethan Pandarinath.

I grew up in NYC, where I graduated from Stuyvesant High School, and I did my undergrad in Computer Science at Georgia Tech. During my undergrad, I was Director of Technology for Georgia Tech's hackathon org, HackGT, where we worked to host events to promote CS education.

Hobbies I make time for include reading (and am always open to recommendations) and studying Japanese and Chinese.



Auxiliary Tasks and Exploration Enable ObjectNav

Joel Ye, Dhruv Batra, Abhishek Das, Erik Wijmans
arXiv 2021 | 2021 Habitat ObjectNav Challenge 1st place

Neural Data Transformers

Joel Ye, Chethan Pandarinath
In review (preprint)

Auxiliary Tasks Speed Up Learning PointGoal Navigation

Joel Ye, Dhruv Batra, Erik Wijmans*, Abhishek Das*
CoRL, 2020