I am a Postdoctoral fellow at the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. I work at the Personal Robotics Lab with Professor Siddhartha Srinivasa. I focus on theory and algorithms at the intersection of machine learning and motion planning to solve problems face by real-world robots. My work has been deployed on full-scale helicopters, UAVs, racecars and manipulators.
I have a PhD from The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where I was advised by Sebastian Scherer. My thesis introduced the fundamental problem of adaptive motion planning. I also developed the motion planning architecture for an autonomous full-scale helicopter as part of the AACUS project sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR).
I am a Siebel’s Scholar, class of 2013.
|Jun 2019||2 papers accepted to IROS 2019, 1 journal paper accepted to JFR.|
|Jun 2019||Mohak presenting our paper on Leveraging Experience in Lazy Search at RSS 2019.|
|May 2019||Congratulations to Aditya for Best Student Paper Award for our paper on Generalized Lazy Search at ICAPS 2019!|
|May 2019||Gilwoo and Brian presenting our paper on Bayesian Policy Optimization at ICLR 2019.|
|Apr 2019||I'll be teaching a course on Mobile Robotics this quarter at University of Washington featuring brand new lectures and robot cars!|
|Feb 2019||I'm giving an invited talk at MSR Montreal.|
|Jun 2018||I am excited to be selected as a RSS Pioneer.|
|May 2018||AACUS wins the Howard Hughes Award!|
|Feb 2018||AACUS nominated for Collier Trophy! Previous winners include Apollo 11 and Boeing 747 teams.|
|Feb 2018||I defended my PhD on Adaptive Motion Planning! My thesis and talk are both available.|
|May 2016||I spent a lovely summer at Microsoft Research where I worked with Debadeepta Dey, Ashish Kapoor and Gireeja Ranade on imitation learning for POMDPs.|
|May 2014||I received the Best Paper Award for my paper on Planner Ensemble in AHS 2014!|
|May 2010||I founded the Kharagpur Robosoccer Group and led a team to the FIRA Robot World Cup|