Pratap Tokekar

I am an Assistant Professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. I am a core faculty member of the Virginia Center for Autonomous Systems.

I work in robotics, with a focus on algorithms that enable mobile robots to actively sense and gather data in environments. I also work on developing systems for applications in earth sciences: precision agriculture and environmental monitoring.

I am looking for students to work with me. If you are an existing or prospective Virginia Tech student, and are interested in robotics, please send me an email.

Between October 2014 and July 2015, I was a Post-doctoral researcher at the GRASP lab at University of Pennsylvania, working with Prof. Vijay Kumar.

I completed my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota in September 2014. My Ph.D. adviser was Prof. Volkan Isler and I was a part of the Robotic Sensor Networks lab. My Ph.D. dissertation was on Placement and Motion Planning Algorithms for Robotic Sensing Systems.

I obtained my Bachelor of Technology degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from College of Engineering, Pune, India. At COEP, I was part of the Robot Study Circle lab.


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