Benjamin Charrow

Benjamin Charrow

PhD, CIS '15 - Senior Staff Software Engineer / Tech Lead, Waymo

Benjamin is currently a graduate student in Computer Science at the University of Pennsylvania, pursuing a PhD under Vijay Kumar and Nathan Michael. He is interested in the the potential applications of multi-robot teams, with his research focusing on enabling them to gather information about the world. Ben am particularly interested in problems like target localization and active mapping.
Ben received his undergraduate and master of engineering degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While there, he worked with Seth Teller in the Robots, Vision, and Sensor Networks Group and Daniela Rus in the Distributed Robotics Lab.
In 2011, he received a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship as well as an honorable mention for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.

Research Groups


Information-theoretic mapping using Cauchy-Schwarz Quadratic Mutual Information

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Vijay Kumar

Nemirovsky Family Dean, SEAS

Benjamin Charrow