I am a 2nd year masters student in the Computing Science department at the University of Alberta, Canada. I received my B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, in 2011.
During the second year of undergraduate (May 2009), I co-founded Searching-Eye with Prateek Gianchandani; I have delivered more than 35 lectures in machine learning, convex optimization and reinforcement learning through searching-eye.
My research spans many areas of AI and Robotics. I am particularly interested in motion and path planning, autonomous navigation, robust control, agents coordination and convex optimization techniques for guaranteeing robot's safety and convergence to the goal during navigation in unknown environments. I am also interested in using constrained MDPs and POMDPs for bounded-risk path planning in uncertrain, dyanmic and unknown environments.
My research was inspired by the inverted helicopter project, and the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge, especially by this video by the MIT. Working on such projects (developing such robots) is my primary objective.