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Dinesh Jayaraman

Dinesh Jayaraman

Assistant Professor, CIS

Dinesh Jayaraman is an assistant professor in the University of Pennsylvania’s CIS department. Before this, he was a visiting research scientist at Facebook AI Research, Menlo Park and was a postdoctoral scholar at UC Berkeley. He received his PhD from UT Austin (2017), and his Bachelor’s degree from IIT Madras (2011).  Dinesh’s research focuses on questions at the intersections of perception, learning, and robotic control, such as: how might perception (such as from high-resolution optical / tactile sensors) benefit from the ability to act in the world, and vice versa? And how can effective visual control algorithms that exploit these perception-action cycles help in bringing general purpose affordable robots into our homes and workplaces? Towards answering these questions, he studies a broad range of topics, from predictive models for model-based RL and planning, to self-supervised visual representation learning, active perception, visuo-tactile robotic manipulation, causal inference, visual servoing, semantic visual attributes, and zero-shot categorization.

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Publications

Object Representations Guided By Optical Flow

Publisher NeurIPS Robot Learning Workshop

MAVRIC: Morphology-Agnostic Visual Robotic Control

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

REPLAB: A Reproducible Low-Cost Arm Benchmark Platform for Robotic Learning

Publisher arXiv preprint (extended version of earlier ICRA publication)

More Than a Feeling: Learning to Grasp and Regrasp using Vision and Touch

Publisher IROS and RAL (RAL Best Paper Runner-Up)

Embodied Learning for Visual Recognition

Publisher University of Texas at Austin

Pano2Vid: Automatic Cinematography For Watching 360-degree Videos

Publisher ACCV (Songde Ma Best Application Paper Award)

Objective Quality Assessment of Multiply Distorted Images

Publisher ASILOMAR Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers

News

GRASP News

ICRA 2020 Recap

June 24, 2020


Students

Edward Hu

PhD, CIS


Leon Kim

PhD, ESE


Pratik Kunapuli

PhD, CIS


Anastasios (Tasos) Panagopoulos

Robotics MSE - Accelerated Master's


Jacob Platin

Robotics MSE - Submatric


Junyao Shi

PhD, CIS


Akash Sundar

Robotics MSE


Fariha Tamboli

Robotics MSE - Submatric


Alumni

Kun Huang

Robotics MSE '22 - Cruise LLC


Nicholas Marion

Robotics MSE '22


Varun Ramakrishnan

Robotics MSE '21 - General Atlantic


Dinesh Jayaraman

Research Areas

  • Computer Vision
  • Image Understanding
  • Perception
  • Data-Driven Control Algorithms
  • Manipulation
  • Machine Learning
  • Active Perception
  • Visual and Tactile Sensing