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Gaurav S. Sukhatme

Gaurav S. Sukhatme, Ph.D. - Joint Professor
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Sukhatme is interested in developing tools and techniques to design and understand large-scale, distributed, robotic systems. Such systems are aggregates of mobile robots and unattended sensors programmed to work together as teams with potential applications in urban security, military reconnaissance, and environmental monitoring.
Biographical Information:

Ph.D. in Computer Science, 1997, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
Gaurav S. Sukhatme is an Associate Professor of Computer Science (joint appointment in Electrical Engineering) at the University of Southern California (USC). He received his undergraduate education at IIT Bombay in Computer Science and Engineering, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from USC. He is the co-director of the USC Robotics Research Laboratory and the director of the USC Robotic Embedded Systems Laboratory which he founded in 2000. His research interests are in multi-robot systems and sensor/actuator networks and he has published more than 120 papers in these areas.
Sukhatme has served as PI on several NSF, DARPA and NASA grants. He is a member of AAAI, IEEE and the ACM, and is a receipient of the NSF CAREER award. He has served on numerous conference program committees, recently co-chairing the program committee of the first Robotics: Science and Systems conference. He is the Associate Editor of Autonomous Robots, and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, both leading journals in robotics. He is on the editorial board of a leading magazine in ubiquitous computing, IEEE Pervasive Computing. Two postdocs and 1 PhD graduate from the Sukhatme group have gone on to academic careers, while 2 PhD graduates have joined industrial research labs. Nearly 10 MS graduates have taken positions in industry. A significant percentage of undergraduate students doing research with Sukhatme have gone on to graduate school.
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