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Faculty

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Ph.D., Dr. Techn. h.c. Henrik Iskov Christensen
Research Director

Henrik I. Christensen is the director of Robotics at UC San Diego and the Qualcomm Chancellor’s chair of robot systems. Dr. Christensen received his academic training (M.Sc and Ph.D.) from Aalborg University in Denmark. He has since then held positions at Aalborg University, University of Pennsylvania, and Georgia Tech before joining UC San Diego. Dr. Christensen does research on robotics, computer vision and AI with an emphasis on a systems approach to problems. He has published more than 350 papers and serves on multiple editorial boards. He is the Editor of Trends and Foundations in Robotics. Dr. Christensen was the editor of the US National Robotics Roadmap 2009, 2013 and 2016. He won the Joseph Engelberger Award 2011, which is the premier robotics industry award. He was also named Boeing Supplier of the Year and received an honorary doctorate (Dr. Techn. h.c.) from Aalborg University 2014. Dr. Christensen is the co-founder of multiple companies and serves as an advisor to companies, governments, and organizations across 4 continents.

Postdoctoral Researchers

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Vikas Dhiman
Co-advised by Prof. Nikolay Atanasov

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) – Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, 2019
Master of Science (M.S.) – Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo, USA, 2014
Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) – Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India, 2008

Interests – Machine Learning, Robotics, Computer Vision
ProjectMulti-robot Semantic Mapping

PhD Students

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Ruffin White
Computer Science and Engineering

Master of Science (M.S.) – Computer Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, 2016
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) – Electrical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, USA, 2013

Interests – Scientific Repeatability and Reproducibility, Open Source Robotics Software, Cyber Security
ProjectRobot Systems Engineering

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Priyam Parashar
Computer Science and Engineering

Master of Science (M.S.) – Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics, Carnegie Mellon University – Robotics Institute, USA, 2014
Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) – Electronics and Communication Engineering, International Institute of Information Technology – Hyderabad, India, 2013

Interests – Knowledge-based Systems, Learning from Demonstration, HRI
ProjectQualitative Assembly Planning

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Anwesan Pal
Computer Science and Engineering

Master of Science (M.S.) – Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California San Diego, USA, 2019
Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) – Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, India, 2017

Interests – Deep Learning, Robotics, Computer Vision
ProjectMulti-robot Semantic Mapping

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Akanimoh Adeleye
Computer Science and Engineering

Master of Science (M.S.) – Computer Science and Engineering, University of California San Diego, USA, 2020
Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) – Computer Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, USA, 2017

Interests – Robotics Exploration, Reinforcement Learning, Human Robot Interaction.
ProjectMulti-robot Semantic Mapping

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David Paz
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Master of Science (M.S.) – Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California San Diego, USA, 2020
Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) – Computer Engineering, University of California San Diego, USA, 2018

Interests – Machine Learning, Self-Driving Cars, Robotics, Computer Vision
ProjectAutonomous Vehicle Laboratory

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Andi Frank
Computer Science and Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) – Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, USA, 2017

Interests – Robot cognition, planning and decision-making, cognitive architectures
Project – MacGyver

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Quan Vuong
Computer Science and Engineering

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) – Mathematics, New York University, USA, 2018

Interests – Machine Learning, Robotics, Computer Vision
ProjectQualitative Assembly Planning

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Yiding (Cassie) Qiu
Computer Science and Engineering

Master of Science (M.S.) – Computer Science and Engineering, University of California San Diego, USA, 2020
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) – Cognitive Science & Physics, University of California San Diego, USA, 2017

Interests – Knowledge graph, SLAM, Reinforcement learning
ProjectMulti-robot Semantic Mapping

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Jiaming Hu
Computer Science and Engineering

Master of Science (M.S.) – Computer Science and Engineering, University of California San Diego, USA, 2020
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) – Computer Science and Engineering, University of California San Diego, USA, 2017

Interests – Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robotics
ProjectQualitative Assembly Planning

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AJ Langley
Computer Science and Engineering

Master of Science (M.S.) – Computer Science and Engineering, University of California San Diego, USA, 2020
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) – English Literature & Anthropology, University of Kansas, USA, 2017

Interests – Distributed learning and planning, Reinforcement Learning
ProjectMulti-robot Semantic Mapping

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Hengyuan (Henry) Zhang
Computer Science and Engineering

Master of Science (M.S.) – Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California San Diego, USA, 2020
Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) – Automation, School of Management and Engineering, Nanjing University, China, 2018

Interests – Sensor Fusion, Autonomous Driving, Mobile Robotics
ProjectAutonomous Vehicle Laboratory

Masters Students

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Hongyi Ling
Computer Science and Engineering

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) – Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, 2019

Interests – Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robotics
ProjectQualitative Assembly Planning

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Aayush Naik
Computer Science and Engineering

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) – Computer Science Engineering, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India, 2018

Interests – Path Planning, Robotics, Deep Learning
ProjectQualitative Assembly Planning