Toru Lin
torulk at mit dot edu

About Me

I obtained my BSc and MEng from MIT EECS in 2021, under the supervision of Phillip Isola. During my undergraduate years at MIT, I was also fortunately advised by Jiajun Wu and Antonio Torralba. Before transferring to MIT, I was an undergraduate student at The University of Tokyo.

I spent the past summers interning at DeepMind, Facebook, and Google.

Research Interests

I am interested in understanding how humans perceive and interact with the world, and building intelligent agents that possess such abilities.


Geometry-Aware Modeling of Rigid Body Physics
Toru Lin*, Kexin Yi*, and Phillip Isola.
ICML 2020, Workshop on Object-Oriented Learning.

Visual Grounding of Learned Physical Models
Yunzhu Li, Toru Lin*, Kexin Yi*, Daniel Bear, Daniel LK Yamins, Jiajun Wu, Joshua B Tenenbaum, and Antonio Torralba.
ICML 2020.

Model-Based Planning with Energy-Based Models
Yilun Du, Toru Lin, and Igor Mordatch.
CoRL 2019.


I served as a teaching / lab assistant for the following courses.

MIT 6.819/6.869 Advances in Computer Vision (Spring 2021)
MIT 6.036 Introduction to Machine Learning (Fall 2019)
MIT 6.863/9.611 Natural Language Processing (Spring 2018)


I speak English, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese and Singlish.
Outside of research, I enjoy reading philosophy, learning physics, and making art.