I am the Jacques I. Pankove Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where I direct the Autonomous Robotics and Perception Group and am a founding member of the Intelligent Robotics Lab.
I conduct research in three closely related fields in robotics:
- Autonomy (planning, control, and decision-making over abstractions),
- Perception (computer vision, sensor fusion, and Bayesian estimation),
- Field robotics (building robotic platforms that go out into unstructured environments), and
- Machine learning and artificial intelligence (optimization, function approximation, and multi-modal learning).
My work is used by industry developing autonomous vehicles, agricultural robotics and other mobile platforms, as well as the government for environmental monitoring, intelligence and defense.