I am interested in mobile robot autonomy. One of the first problems encountered when robots operate outside controlled factory and research environments is the need to perceive their surroundings. My research focuses on efficient inference at the connection of linear algebra and probabilistic graphical models for 3D mapping and localization.
I have previously been a Research Scientist and a Postdoctoral Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in John Leonard's Marine Robotics Lab. In 2008 I have received my PhD in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology, advised by Frank Dellaert.