PhD, CIS '15 - 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.
Active control strategies for discovering and localizing devices with range-only sensors
Publisher Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics
Information-theoretic mapping using Cauchy-Schwarz Quadratic Mutual Information
Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
Information-theoretic planning with trajectory optimization for dense 3D mapping
Publisher Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS)