Nathan Tsoi

Nathan Tsoi

I am a computer scientist working on research in machine learning, computer vision and robotics. I am currently a PhD student at Yale University and a member of the Interactive Machines Group under Marynel Vázquez. Previously, I have done research at Stanford University in the Stanford Vision and Learning Lab under Silvio Savarese and have worked on machine learning and data engineering at Sequoia. For fun, I enjoy designing hardware and embedded systems programming.


Improving Social Awareness Through DANTE: Deep Affinity Network for Clustering Conversational Interactants
Mason Swofford, John Peruzzi, Nathan Tsoi, Sydney Thompson, Roberto Martín-Martín, Silvio Savarese, Marynel Vázquez
To appear in the Proceedings of the ACM on Human Computer Interaction
Prompting Prosocial Human Interventions in Response to Robot Mistreatment
Joe Connolly, Viola Mocz, Nicole Salomons, Joseph Valdez, Nathan Tsoi, Brian Scassellati, Marynel Vázquez
ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) 2020
Generalized Intersection over Union
Hamid Rezatofighi, Nathan Tsoi, JunYoung Gwak, Amir Sadeghian, Ian Reid, Silvio Savarese
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2019


Robots For Good: Fighting Social Isolation with Robots
Robotic telepresence for elementary-age children during social distancing.
Multi-sourced 2D and 3D Sensor Fusion and Person Tracking Pipeline
For research in imitation learning, creating motion policies for social navigation
A Tensorboard-like visual interface for Darknet, available as part of g-darknet


Alan J. Perlis Graduate Fellowship Recipient
This fellowship was established at Yale in 2006 through generous gifts from various donors in honor of Professor Alan J. Perlis (1922–1990), a pioneer of programming language research, the first winner of the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) Turing Award, and the founding chair of Yale’s Computer Science Department.

Service and Activities

YHACK 2019 Final Judge