Liam Paull

Research Scientist
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Chief Operating Officer
Duckietown Engineering Co.

32 Vassar St.
Rm 32-377
Cambridge, MA 02139
1 617 806 6568

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About Me

I am a research scientist in the Distributed Robotics Lab led by Prof. Daniela Rus where I am helping to lead the new CSAIL/Toyota Autonomous Car Project. 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. Previously 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

  • 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 for details.
  • Oct 5, 2016 - Our Paper "Two-Stage Focused Inference for Resource-Constrained Minimal Collision Navigation" (Beipeng Mu, Liam Paull, Ali-akbar Agha-mohammadi, John Leonard, Jonathan Patrick How) Has been accepted to IEEE Transactions on Robotics.
  • Nov 11, 2016 - I'm now a Research Scientist in the Distributed Robotics Lab with Daniela Rus at CSAIL at MIT.
  • July 20, 2016 - One CDC submission accepted: "Information-based Active SLAM via Topological Feature Graphs" Beipeng Mu, Matthew Giamou, Liam Paull, Jonathan How, John Leonard.
  • July 13, 2016 - Some more Duckietown press here and here.
  • July 1, 2016 - Two IROS papers accepted: One a collaboration with Kevin Eckenhoff and Guoquan (Paul) Huang, and the other with Beipeng Mu, Shih-Yuan Liu, Jonathan How and John Leonard.

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