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Selected Talks

ICRA 2022

Thank you to the organizers for including me in the 2022 ICRA workshop on Fresh Perspectives on the Future of Autonomous Driving. I spoke about some of our data-centric efforts for large-scale high-capacity ML at Waymo.

NeurIPs 2021

Thank you to the organizers for including me in the 2021 NeurIPS workshop on ML for Autonomous Driving. I talked about how we use a variety of algorithmic tools in modeling and ML to solve interactive planning and prediction problems. Check out the other great talks here!

UPenn 2015 iTalks

In 2015, I participated in Penn’s iTalks competition. Participants gave 12-minute TED-talk style presentations judged on clarity of presentation, impact of work, and interdisciplinary nature of research.

Some cool stuff
  • This talk won the Best Presentation Award, determined by faculty judges.
  • This talk won the Audience Favorite Award, determined by audience voting.

Organized Workshops

RSS 2022 industry-academia

I’m co-organizing an RSS 2022 workshop on Opportunities and Challenges in the Transition Between Research and Industry, to take place July 1st!

ICRA 2021 robot debates

The third Debates on the Future of Robotics Research took place virtually on June 4th as part of ICRA 2021. If you missed it, the full workshop playlist is available starting with the video above!

ICRA 2020 robot debates

I co-organized the second Debates on the Future of Robotics Research at ICRA 2020. Thank you to everyone who (virtually) attended, especially our wonderful debaters and panelists! You can read some of our takeaways from the event in our follow-up blog post.

ICRA 2019 UAV learning

I co-organized an in-person, all day workshop on May 24, 2019 workshop on Algorithms and Architectures for Learning-in-the-Loop Systems at ICRA 2019. Thank you to everyone who attended and our wonderful invited speakers!

Press Articles

“10 rising stars of the self-driving business share their tips for breaking into the booming industry”. Business Insider. Mar. 24, 2021.

“Meet 2021’s rising stars of self-driving vehicles from companies like Waymo, Aurora, and Cruise”. Business Insider. Jan. 16, 2021.

“Less toy, more workhorse: drones get functional”. Knowable magazine. Jul. 23, 2020.

“Penn’s GRASP Lab receives $5.5 million for ‘fast, light and autonomous’ flying robots”. Penn News. Nov. 3, 2015.

“Drones learn tricks with suspended loads, through-window package delivery inevitable”. IEEE Spectrum. Oct. 13, 2014.