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Research

I am a PhD student in Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, recently moved from Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, as my advisor Siddhartha S. Srinivasa has moved. I have received M.S. from CMU Robotics Institute, where I was co-advised by Srinivasa and Matthew T. Mason. I have received my B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science, and Master of Engineering in Computer Science and Engineering at MIT, where I was co-advised by Leslie Pack Kaelbling and Tomas Lozano-Perez.

My primary research interest is to enable robots to manipulate various objects under uncertainty and acquire diverse manipulation skills. More broadly, I am interested in domain adaptation for model-based reinforcement learning and machine learning with physics priors for motion prediction. In the past I have worked on a variety of problems in robotics and computer graphics. In robotics, I have worked on multi-contact nonprehensile manipulation, and error-detection and recovery in multi-step planning. For robot vision, I have worked on SLAM-based object pose estimation.

Prior to starting my PhD, I have explored the entertainment industry and startups. I have ...

I am a recipient of Kwanjeong Educational Foundation Fellowship and have previously received CMU School of Computer Science Presidential Fellowship and Samsung Scholarship.


CV

Here is my CV.


Awards

  • Kwanjeong Educational Foundation Fellowship (2015 - 2020)
  • CMU School of Computer Science Presidential Fellowship (2016 - 2017)
  • IROS Best Paper Finalist (2015)
  • Samsung Scholarship (2006 – 2010)

Contact

Email
gilwoo@cs.uw.edu