I am an assistant professor in the ECE Department at the University of Southern California, where I lead the Safe and Intelligent Autonomy lab. Before joining USC, I spent a year as a Research Scientist at Waymo (formerly known as Google’s Self-Driving Car project).
We are looking for undergraduate and graduate students to join our research group. If you are interested in robotics, control, and/or machine learning, consider joining us!
I am broadly interested in robotics and autonomous systems. Specifically, my research focuses on understanding how machine learning methods can be combined with classical, model-based planning and control methods with the goal of:
(a) enabling robots to make intelligent decisions in a data-efficient manner, especially when they rely on perception and vision sensors;
(b) assuring robot safety while it relies on learning for decision-making.