Liam Paull

Assistant Professor
Département d'informatique et de recherche opérationelle
Université de Montréal

Chief Operating Officer
Duckietown Engineering Co.

Pavillion André Aisenstadt
CP6128 Succ Centre-Ville Montréal, QC, Canada H3T 3J4

514-343-6111 ext. 26949

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About Me

I am an assistant professor at the Université de Montréal affiliated with MILA. I'm looking for students and postdocs, please contact me if you are interested in autonomous vehicles, SLAM, probabilistic inference or deep learning for robotics, please contact me.

I am also the Chief Operating Officer of Duckietown Engineering Co, which is a fictional start-up used to teach the class MIT 2.166 Autonomous Vehicles and is now being taught at Université de Montréal, ETH Zurich, and TTI Chicago. We are always looking for more contributors please contact me for more info.

Previously, I was a research scientist in the Distributed Robotics Lab led by Prof. Daniela Rus where I led the CSAIL/Toyota Autonomous Car Project.  Previously to that I was a Postdoc in the Marine Robotics Group headed by Prof. John  J. Leonard. I completed my PhD at the University of New Brunswick under the co-supervision of Profs. Mae Seto, Liuchen Chang, Howard Li. 

Recent News

  • Oct 16, 2017 - Our Paper "Hybrid Control and Learning with Coresets for Autonomous Vehicles" with Guy Rosman and Daniela Rus was accepted to IROS 2017.
  • May 2, 2017 - Check out this video starring yours truly from Red Hat about self-driving cars and Duckietown.
  • Mar 12, 2017 - Our paper "A Parallel Autonomy Research Platform" was accepted to the Intelligent Vehicle Symposium.
  • Feb 27, 2017 - I will act as an Associate Editor for IROS.
  • Jan 17, 2017 - I will serve on the Program Committee (aka glorified reviewer) for RSS 2017.
  • Jan 16, 2017 - Two ICRA papers have been accepted. One about Duckietown with 29 other authors, and one about parallel autonomy with Wilko Schwarting, Javier Alonso-Mora, Sertac Karaman, and Daniela Rus.
  • Dec 6, 2016 - I have just linked a lot of the code to the appropriate projects. See the project page or my Github page for details.

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