I am on the 2021/2022 academic job market.
I am a Postdoc in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington where I work with Prof. Siddhartha Srinivasa in the Personal Robotics Lab.
I received my Ph.D. from Cornell University, working with Prof. Ross A. Knepper, and a Diploma from the National Technical University of Athens, working with Prof. Kostas J. Kyriakopoulos.
My interests lie at the intersection of robotics, human-robot interaction, and artificial intelligence. My long-term goal is to build robots that are accepted as valuable partners in dynamic environments like manufacturing sites, warehouses, and hospitals. To approach this vision, I develop algorithms and human-machine interfaces that balance safety and efficiency while accounting for human comfort. My research often draws insights from algebraic topology, and dynamical systems, tools from machine learning, artificial intelligence and control, and inspiration from social sciences. I deploy my systems on real robots and I evaluate them in extensive experiments with human subjects. My areas of interest include crowd navigation, multirobot navigation, and robotic manipulation.
Here is my CV.
05/27/2022: Giving a tutorial on navigation in social contexts at ICRA
04/19/2022: Selected to participate in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum
04/04/2022: Paper on intersection crossing via braids accepted to WAFR
on topological analysis of traffic accepted to ICRA
01/05/2022: I'll be helping organize CoRL
accepted to HRI
11/23/2021: Organizing HRI workshop
on curiosity-driven approaches.
accepted to Transations on HRI
09/13/2021: 2 papers [1
] accepted to CoRL
on MPC for navigation on a ballbot.
09/01/2021: New paper
in the International Journal of Robotics Research
08/24/2021: Invited talks at kod*lab
and Cornell Robotics Seminar
06/24/2021: RSS paper
on planning with models of human help.
07/15/2021: Organized workshops at RSS
, and ICRA
05/07/2021: Invited talks at Talking Robotics
, TU Berlin
, AAAI Symposium
of our social navigation survey article available.