I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin. I am also a core faculty member in the Robotics Consortium at UT and a senior research scientist at NVIDIA.
My goal is to build intelligent algorithms for robots and embodied agents that reason about and interact with the real world. My research lies at the intersection of robotics, computer vision, and machine learning. I focus on developing methods and mechanisms of perception and control to achieve general-purpose robot autonomy. I received my Ph.D. from Stanford Computer Science.
Prospective students: please check out the information here.
I gave a talk (video) at Samsung Forum on our latest research work on robot learning and perception.
We are organizing a workshop on Visual Learning and Reasoning for Robotic Manipulation (virtually) at RSS 2020. We invite submissions of short papers and extended abstracts.
I will be teaching a new version of CS391R: Robot Learning in the fall semester.