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  • October 2021 I am starting as a postdoctoral researcher at Brown University. Very excited to be working with the robotics groups here at Brown.
  • August 2021: I defended by Ph.D. thesis. The video recording of the defense seminar is available here.
  • July 2021: Check out the CSAIL news article on our RSS 2021 paper led by Shen Li.
  • January 2021: Our paper on provably safe motion planning with human dynamics led by Shen Li was accepted at RSS 2021!
  • March 2020: Check out the MIT news article on Bayes-TrEx.
  • Dec 2020: Our work on Bayes-TrEx led by Serena Booth and Yilun Zhou was accepted at AAAI-2021.
  • March 2020: Our research on ‘Planning with Uncertain Specifications (PUnS)’ was featured on the MIT home page. Check out the article here.
  • Feb 2020: Our paper on ‘Planning with Uncertain Specifications (PUnS)’ has been accepted for publication in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L). It will also be presented at ICRA 2020.


What images will my classifier tag as corgis, and which ones as bread?

On how to train robots through demonstrations and criticism.

Planning with specifications as a belief over LTL formulas

Leaning logical task specifications with very few examples.

A task planning algorithm to install cables in an aircraft

Recent Publications

All Publications

(2021). Interactive Robot Training for Complex Tasks. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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(2021). Bayes-TrEx: a Bayesian Sampling Approach to Model Transparency by Example. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence.


(2020). Interactive Robot Training for Temporal Tasks. HRI Pioneers, Companion of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction.


(2020). Planning With Uncertain Specifications (PUnS). IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (Presented at ICRA 2020).

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(2019). Man-Machine Interoperation in Training for Large Force Exercise Air Missions. Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference.


(2019). Notions of Safety with Uncertainty in Specifications. Robotics: Science and Systems, Workshop on Robust Autonomy – safe robot learning and control in uncertain real-world environments (Poster).

Project Poster