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Yogesh Girdhar

Yogesh Girdhar

Postdoctoral Scholar

Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering

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  • 2014 - PhD, Computer Science, McGill University, Canada. 
  • 2005 - MS, Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.
  • 2002 - BS, Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. 

Research Interests

Marine Robotics, Computer Vision, Autonomous Robotic Exploration, Semantic Perception, Bayesian Nonparametrics, Surprise Detection, Data Summarization.

Research Statement

Field robotics and its application to exploration and monitoring of extreme outdoor environments, is an increasingly important and challenging area in robotics research. There are many algorithmic challenges that are unique to field robotics. Factors such as: lack of high bandwidth communications, large geographic distances, and lack of high quality maps, make a strong case for development of algorithms that can enable autonomous operation of these robots. My current and future research aims to develop such algorithms, specifically in the context of adaptive data collection tasks, and its analysis.