Yating is a postdoc at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, as well as a member of the Cluster Science of Intelligence since September 2022. Her research topic is mainly focused on the coordination and cooperation mechanism in swarm robotics. So far, her research topic is related to bio-inspired collective motion control, coordinated construction, and active elastic model control in real swarm robotic systems. She has been working in a swarm of e-pucks, Stigmergic blocks, and BuilderBots. Yating previously graduated as a Ph.D. student from Beijing Normal University, China in January 2022, as well as a joint Ph.D. in Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium from September 2018 to December 2020, under the supervision of Post-doc Michael Allwright and Prof. Marco Dorigo.
As an integration postdoc of Project B3 at SCIoI, she is currently working in a swarm of Thymio robots, trying to integrate different collective behaviors into shepherding behavior.