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Position:

Assistant Professor

Director, Persistent Autonomy and Robot Learning (PeARL) lab

Department of Computer Science

University of Massachusetts Lowell


Research Group:

PeARL: Persistent Autonomy and Robot Learning lab [Website]

413 Dandeneau Hall, North Campus

Prospective students: I look for motivated and experienced graduate students (Ph.D. and M.Sc.) with interests in Robot Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Imitation Learning, and Learning from Demonstration.
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open positions in PeARL website


News:

  • [Sep/1/2022] I will serve as an Associate Editor for ICRA-2023

  • [Aug/26/2022] I will co-chair the LfD 1 session at IROS-2022

  • [Aug/10/2022] I will co-organize NERC 2022

  • [June/30/2022] Our paper was accepted at IROS-2022

  • [May/9/2022] I serve as a Program Committee member at ICARA-2023

  • [Apr/9/2022] Welcome day tour at PeARL

  • [Apr/7/2022] I gave a guest lecture in EECE 4560/5560 Fundamentals of Robotics

  • [Mar/31/2021] I was the recipient of the OERscars award by MASSPIRG students.

  • [Feb/18/2022] Our paper was accepted at ICARA-2022

  • [Jan/20/2022] I serve as an Associate Editor for UR 2022

  • [Nov/18/2021] I gave a guest lecture in EECE 4560/5560 Fundamentals of Robotics

  • [Nov/15/2021] I gave a talk in inaugural Honors College 1st Year Lecture Series

  • [Oct/6/2021] Our paper was accepted at ICAR-2021

  • [Oct/3/2021] Open house tour at PeARL

  • [Aug/20/2021] I will serve as an Associate Editor for ICRA-2022

  • [July/29/2021] Our NSF AI-Institute proposal, AI-CARING, (led by Georgia Tech) was funded

  • [July/15/2021] Our NSF M3X proposal was funded

  • [June/30/2021] Our paper was accepted at IROS-2021

  • [May/29/2021] Our ONR proposal was funded

  • [April/26/2021] I was the recipient of the OERscars award by MASSPIRG students.

  • [Mar/26/2021] I gave a talk at The University of Leeds

  • [Mar/24/2021] Our paper was accepted at ALA 2021 - Workshop at AAMAS 2021

  • [Mar/5/2021] Our ARL proposal was funded (Cycle III seedling)

  • [Jan/26/2021] I will serve as an Associate Editor for UR-2021

  • [Jan/21/2021] Our ARL proposal was funded (STRONG Cycle II)

  • [Nov/18/2020] Virtual Open house event at PeARL

  • [Oct/30/2020] I will serve as an Associate Editor for ICRA-2021

  • [Oct/22/2020] Virtual Open house event at PeARL

  • [Oct/2/2020] Our US Army CCDC proposal was funded

  • [Aug/21/2020] Our paper was accepted at ICSR-2020

  • [Jul/27/2020] I taught a master class on "Algorithms for Search-and-Rescue Robots"

  • [May/20/2020] I received the KCS2020 Teaching Excellence Award

  • [Mar/27/2020] Our ARL proposal was funded (STRONG Cycle II seedling)

  • [Feb/1/2020] Welcome Day tour at PeARL

  • [Jan/22/2020] Two papers were accepted at ICRA-2020

  • [Nov/5/2019] I will serve as a PC member of AAMAS-2020

  • [Oct/31/2019] Haverhill high school visited PeARL

  • [Oct/27/2019] Open house tour at PeARL

  • [Oct/16/2019] Open house tour at PeARL

  • [Sep/15/2019] I will serve as an Associate Editor for ICRA-2020

  • [Jun/26/2019] Talked on the Robotics Business Review (RBR) Webcast

  • [Jun/15/2019] I will teach COMP5500-Robot Learning in Fall 2019

  • [May/22/2019] Our team won second place in the FetchIt Competition at ICRA

  • [May/22/2019] Presented our paper at ICRA-2019

  • [Mar/29/2019] I gave an invited talk at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

  • [Jan/30/2019] I gave an invited talk at ISEC at NorthEastern University

  • [Jan/26/2019] Our paper was accepted at ICRA-2019

  • [Jan/1/2019] I teach COMP4500-Mobile Robotics I in Spring 2019

  • [Dec/31/2018] Open Ph.D. positions in my lab [apply here]

  • [Nov/27/2018] Our journal paper on TLGC was accepted [link]

  • [Oct/26/2018] I gave an invited talk at the University of New Hampshire

  • [Oct/23/2018] I will serve as a PC member of AAMAS 2019

  • [Oct/14/2018] I will serve as a PC member of Robotics Track at ICAPS-2019

  • [Sep/19/2018] I will serve as an Associate Editor for ICRA 2019

  • [Sep/1/2018] I joined University of Massachusetts Lowell

  • [Aug/15/2018] My last day at Georgia Tech

  • [Aug/8/2018] I teach COMP5500-Robot Learning in Fall 2018

  • [Jul/26/2018] I will serve as a PC member for IEEE IRC 2019

  • [Jun/29/2018] Our paper was accepted at IROS 2018

  • [Jun/8/2018] Our workshop paper was accepted at RSS-LAIR 2018

  • [Jun/6/2018] I helped organizing "An evening of wonder" together with AbGradCon 2018

  • [May/29/2018] I attended ONR Cognitive Science and HRI Program Review

  • [Apr/29/2018] I served as a reviewer for CoRL 2018

  • [Apr/17/2018] I judged for UROP's 13th Annual Undergraduate Research Spring Symposium at Georgia Tech

  • [Apr/12/2018] - National Robotics Week event at Georgia Tech

  • [Apr/11/2018] - I presented our poster at Robotics Research Showcase at Georgia Tech

  • [Nov/12-14/2017] - I attend the Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL 2017)

  • [Nov/9/2017] - I attend the National Robotics Initiative PI meeting

  • [Oct/19/2017] - I served as a PC member of AAMAS-2018

  • [Oct/3/2017] - I served as a PC member of Robotics Track at ICAPS-2018

  • [Sept/21/2017] - I received the best presentation award for 4th annual postdoctoral symposium

  • [Sept/21/2017] - I attended the 4th annual postdoctoral symposium, at Georgia Tech

  • [Sept/1/2017] - Our paper was accepted at CORL-2017.

  • [Aug/30/2017] - Our paper was accepted at ICSR-2017.

  • [Aug/16/2017] - I attended National MBA Manufacturing Summit to run a demo.

  • [Aug/2/2017] - I served as a PC member of IROS-2017 workshop on SBLI

  • [Jul/5/2017] - Our workshop paper was accepted at DDM - RSS-2017

  • [Jun/7/2017] - Our workshop paper was accepted at WAHRI17 - RSS-2017

  • [Jun/5/2017] - Our VSL journal paper is online

  • [Jul/12-16/2017] - I attended RSS-2017 and presented a paper

  • [Jun/20-22/2017] - I attended 2017 Cognitive Science & Human Interaction (ONR)

  • [Apr/28/2017] - Our paper was accepted at RSS-2017 (20% acc. rate)

  • [Mar/25/2017] - I taught CS 3630, Introduction to Robotics, in fall 2017.

  • [Mar/17/2017]- I gave an invited talk at ISAT Communicating Intent for Autonomy (DARPA)

  • [Nov/15-17/2016]- I attended Humanoids 2016 and presented a paper

  • [Oct/22/2016]- I served as a PC member of AAMAS-2017 Robotics Track

  • [Oct/20/2016]- I served as a PC member of AAAI-2017 Spring Symposium

  • [Sept/29/2016]- Our paper was accepted at HFR-2016

  • [Jul/8-14/2016] - I attended IJCAI 2016 and presented a paper

  • [Jun/18-22/2016] - I attended RSS 2016 and presented a paper

  • [Feb/8/2016] - Our book-chapters were published.

  • [Jan/15/2016] - I joined IRIM at Georgia Tech.

  • [Nov/12/2015] - I published two book-chapters in the Robotics book: Handling Uncertainty and Networked Structures in Robot Control with Springer. The book was published on Feb/8/2016