Seiji in Yosemite

I am a second year Ph.D. student in the Robust Robotics Group at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT, advised by Prof. Nicholas Roy. I am very grateful for the support from the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

Recently, I completed a joint concentration in mathematics and computer science from Brown University and was advised by Prof. George Konidaris and Prof. Stefanie Tellex. I was also a research intern at MERL.

I am an observant Jew (if it’s a Jewish holiday, I’ll get back to you as soon as I can when the holiday is over).

I am interested in theory and algorithms that engage with the interaction of computational systems and the physical world. My primary focus is on robot decision-making in partially-observable and noisy environments. In the past, I was interested in applying ideas from differential geometry and dynamical systems to allow robots to learn safely.