About me

  • I write code.
  • I watch sports (Favorite team: Basketball - Houston Rockets, Football - Manchester United).
  • I love cooking.


I’m currently an Autonomous Driving Software Engineer at Motional after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) last December.
I have three years’ research experience of medical device in University of Science and Technology of China (USTC, Hefei, China), and two years’ industry working experience for Embedded Software Development (Shanghai, China) before I came to CMU.


Programing Language
C/C++, Java > Python > Javascript, HTML/CSS, Matlab, Objective-C > Shell

Video Codec
H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC), V4L2 (Video for Linux 2)

Linux Development
Device Driver, Real-Time System, Task Scheduling, Kernel Modules

Parallel Techniques

Robotics and Auto-Driving

Mobile Development
Android > IOS

Web Application
Django, Bootstrap, React

Software Development
Vim, Git, GDB

Software Engineering
Process: Scrum, Spiral Tools: JIRA, Trello SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle): Requirement Engineering, Planning, Tracking, Architecture Design, Risk and Quality Management, Testing

Work experience

Feb. 2018 - Now
Autonomous Driving Software Engineer, Aptiv, Pittsburgh, U.S

Oct. 2015 - Jul. 2016
System Application Engineer, Ambarella Inc., Shanghai, China

Jul. 2014 - Sep. 2015
Embedded Software Engineer, Galaxycore Inc., Shanghai, China

Sep. 2011 - Jun. 2014
Research Assistant, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China


Sep. 2016 - Dec. 2017
Master of Science Information Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA

Sep. 2011 - Jun. 2014
Master of Biomedical Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China

Sep. 2007 - Jun. 2011
Bachelor of Electronic Information Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China



  1. Yunpeng Xu, et al. “Biotransport and intracellular ice formation phenomena in freezing human embryonic kidney cells (HEK293T).” Cryobiology 68.2 (2014): 294-302.
  2. Wang, Tao, Gang Zhao, Xin M. Liang, Yunpeng Xu, Yang Li, Heyu Tang, Rui Jiang, and Dayong Gao. “Numerical simulation of the effect of superparamagnetic nanoparticles on microwave rewarming of cryopreserved tissues.” Cryobiology 68, no. 2 (2014): 234-243.


  1. “A fully automatic cell treatment instrument and its application”. Gang Zhao, Dayong Gao, Weiping Ding, Kaixuan Zhu, Yunpeng Xu. Chinese Patent No.ZL201210278007.0, Authorization proclamation date: 2013.12.18
  2. “Nuclear magnetic resonance compatible cold-thermal therapy system”. Gang Zhao, Kaixuan Zhu, Dayong Gao, Benshen Qiu, Yunpeng Xu, Linxiao Shen, Tao Wang. Chinese Patent No.ZL201210590514, Authorization proclamation date: 2013.4.10