Meet the Team

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Principal Investigator

Henrik I Christensen
Research Director



Henrik I. Christensen is the director of Robotics at UC San Diego and the Qualcomm Chancellor’s chair of robot systems. HIs main research is on a systems approach to robotics. Dr. Christensen is the editor of the US National Robotics Roadmap 2009, 2013, 2016 and 2020. He has published about 400 contributions across robotics, computer vision and AI.

PhD Students

Akanimoh Adeleye (Sanmi)
PhD in CSE.

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

Interests - Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robotic Manipulation


Abdulaziz Almuzairee (Aziz)
PhD in CSE.

Master of Science (M.S.) - Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, USA, 2020
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - Computer Engineering, San Diego State University, USA, 2019

Interests - Robotic Perception, Robotic Manipulation, Reinforcement Learning


Christopher D'Ambrosia
PhD in CSE.


Project - Modelling People

Interests - Surgical robotics, Human performance in collaborative autonomy


Andrea Frank (Andi)
PhD in CSE.

Master of Science (M.S.) - Computer Science and Engineering, University of California, San Diego, USA, 2022
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) - Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, USA, 2017

Interests - Robot cognition, Planning and problem-solving, Cognitive architectures, Applications of abstract maths in robotics


Jiaming Hu (Frank)
PhD in CSE.

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


Alexander J Langley (AJ)
PhD in CSE.

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 - Multi-agent reinforcement learning, learning in adversarial scenarios


Anwesan Pal
PhD in CSE.

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


David Paz
PhD in CSE.

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

Interests - Robot cognition, Planning and decision-making, Cognitive architectures


Yiding Qiu (Cassie)
PhD in CSE.

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


Hengyuan Zhang (Henry)
PhD in CSE.

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


Masters Students

Srinidhi Bharadwaj
MS in ECE.

Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) - Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India, 2018

Interests - Perception, Artificial Intelligence with Robotics


Seth Farell
MS in ECE.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California San Diego, USA, 2021

Interests - Perception, Robotics, Motion Forecasting


Shrutheesh R Iyer
MS in CSE.

Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) - Computer Science and Engineering, RV College of Engineering, Bangalore, India, 2020

Interests - Manipulation, Robot Cognition, Context aware planning


Jing-yan Liao
MS in ECE.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 2021

Project - Modelling People

Interests - Trajectory Prediction, Perception, Autonomous driving


Srirangan Madhavan
MS in CSE.

Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) - Electrical and Computer Engineering, BITS Pilani, India, 2019

Interests - Visual Scene Representation, Embodied AI


Rohan Patil
MS in CSE.

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) - Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, India, 2021

Interests - Multi-agent reinforcement learning, learning in adversarial scenarios


Luobin Wang (Robin)
MS in CSE.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - Computer Science, University of California, Irvine, USA, 2021

Interests - Perception, Artificial Intelligence with Robotics


Alumni

Quan Vuong ( PhD in CSE., 2022)
Priyam Parashar ( PhD in CSE., 2021)
Ruffin White ( PhD in CSE., 2021)
Michelle Sit ( MS in CSE., 2020)
Shengye Wang ( PhD in CSE., 2020)
Carlos Nieto-Granda ( PhD in CSE, 2019)
Sumit Binnani ( MS in CSE., 2019)
Jaskaran Virdi ( MS in CSE., 2018)