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Daniel Lee

Daniel Lee

GRASP Faculty Member until '18, Executive Vice President, Samsung Research

Dr. Daniel Lee left Penn in 2018, to see more information about his new position visit: https://www.ece.cornell.edu/faculty-directory/daniel-dongyuel-lee

Dr. Daniel Lee was the UPS Foundation Professor in Transportation of Electrical and Systems Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and Director of the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Lab. He joined the Penn faculty in 2001, after six years in the Theoretical Physics and Biological Computation departments of Bell Labs. His research focuses on improving the speed and efficiency with which computers and other artificial systems process information, in part by using biological systems as a model for intelligent robotic systems that can learn from experience.
As Director of the GRASP Lab, he leads a $13 million research center that integrates computer science, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering to develop technological innovations. GRASP researchers have pioneered such vital areas as building autonomous vehicles and robots, developing self-configuring humanoids, and making robot swarms a reality. Dan served from 2008-2011 as Evan C Thompson Term Professor for Distinguished Teaching and in 2006 received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, Penn’s highest cross-university teaching award.
Dan is also the co-director of the CMU-Penn University Transportation Center, his group focuses on understanding general computational principles in biological systems, and on applying that knowledge to build autonomous systems. Dan is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and in 2004 received the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award from the National Science Foundation. He earned a PhD in Physics (1995) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an AB summa cum laude in Physics (1990) from Harvard University.
The UPS Foundation Chair in Transportation, one of three UPS Foundation Chairs at Penn, supports studies of transportation management as enabled by technology. The UPS Foundation was established in 1951 with a mission to help build stronger and more resilient communities around the world, focusing on: Diversity, creating opportunities for underrepresented communities; Volunteerism, promoting volunteerism and building capacity within the nonprofit sector; Community Safety, enhancing community well-being through road safety and humanitarian relief; and Environment, supporting energy conservation and reforestation.

Research Groups

Publications

Assumed density filtering Q-learning

Publisher International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI)

Learning Q-network for Active Information Acquisition

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

Online self-supervised monocular visual odometry for ground vehicles

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

News

GRASP News

GRASP Director Dan Lee Elected AAAI fellow!

February 21, 2016


Announcements News

UPennalizers to compete at RoboCup 2015 in Hefei

June 24, 2015


GRASP News

GRASP goes to China

June 24, 2015


Faculty News

Sander Olson Interviews Roboticist Daniel Lee

February 4, 2011


GRASP News

Penn Takes Second Place at MAGIC 2010

November 18, 2010


Faculty News

“Making Robots More Like Us”

August 10, 2009


Students

Rafael Dimaano

Robotics MSE


Arbaaz Khan

Robotics MSE '18 - PhD, ESE


Alumni

Alexander Ryan Baucom

Robotics MSE '17 - Software Engineer, Waymo


Deniz Beser

Robotics MSE '19


Brendan Callahan

Robotics MSE '17 - Machine Learning Engineer, ASAPP


Xiang Deng

Robotics MSE '17- ETH Zurich


Kashish Gupta

Robotics MSE '18


Varun Gupta

Robotics MSE '18 - Rivian


Rachel (Qiao) Han

Robotics MSE '20


Jinwook Huh

PhD, ESE '19


Heejin Jeong

Robotics MSE '16; PhD, ESE '20 - Waymo


Daewon Lee

PostDoc, ESE '18 - Senior Research Scientist, Samsung Research NY


Bhoram Lee

PhD, ESE '19


Yiren Lu

Robotics MSE '17 - Software Engineer, Waymo


Stephen McGill

Robotics MSE '11; PhD, ESE '16; Manager, Driver Risk Assessment, Toyota Research Institute


Siddharth Mysore Sthaneshwar

Robotics MSE '16 - PhD Candidate at Boston University, A.I. Intern at Electronic Arts


Yung-Kyun Noh

Visiting Scholar under D. Lee '09


Daniel Pak

Robotics MSE '18


Sahithya Prakash

Robotics MSE '19


Yongbo Qian

Robotics MSE '16 - Automated Driving Research Engineer, Ford Research and Innovation Center


Julio Reynaga Galeas

Robotics MSE '18 - Software Engineer, Dropbox


Mohammad Rostami

Robotics MSE '16, PhD ESE'19


Nitin Jannatha Sanket

Robotics MSE '16; PhD Candiate at the University of Maryland


Omkar Savant

Robotics MSE '20 - Lyft


Yu Sun

Robotics MSE '19 - Software Engineer, Aurora


Joseph Trovato

Robotics MSE '15 - Beta Technologies


Andy Ye

Robotics MSE '19


Seungjoon Yi

PostDoc, ESE '13-'16 - Faculty, Pusan National University


Zhiheng Zhang

Robotics MSE '18 - Amazon


Clark Zhang

Robotics MSE '19; PhD, ESE '21


Xin Zhang

Robotics MSE '17


Daniel Lee