Jean Oh, Ph.D.

Systems Scientist
The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

 RESEARCH      TEACHING      PUBLICATIONS      CONTACT
Jean Oh is a faculty member at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Jean is passionate about creating persistent robots that can co-exist with humans in shared environments, learning to improve themselves over time through continuous training, exploration, and interactions. Her current research is focused on the intersection between vision, language, and planning in robotics. Jean has been leading several robot intelligence tasks in government, defense, and commercial projects in various problem domains including soldier-robot teaming, self-driving cars, disaster response, eldercare, and healthcare. Jean heads an interdisciplinary research group, Bot Intelligence Group (BIG), that currently includes 10 graduate and 2 undergraduate students from the Robotics Institute, Language Technologies Institute, Computer Science Department, Machine Learning Department, School of Information Science, and Mechanical Engineering Department. Jean's team has won two Best Paper Awards in Cognitive Robotics at IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in 2015 and 2018 for the works on natural language understanding in robot navigation and socially-compliant robot navigation in human crowds, in 2015 and 2018, respectively. Jean received her Ph.D. in Language and Information Technologies at Carnegie Mellon University, M.S. in Computer Science at Columbia University, and B.S. in Biotechnology at Yonsei University in South Korea.

 CONTACT  INFORMATION
Best way to reach me:   Email (jeanoh@cmu.edu)
Assistant:   Stephanie Matvey (smatvey@cs.cmu.edu)
 
The Robotics Institute,
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office: Newell Simon Hall 4521
National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC)
10 40th Street,
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Office: 275

 TEACHING
16-785: Integrated Intelligence in Robotics: Vision, Language, and Planning, Spring 2018, Spring 2019
16-995: Independent Study, Fall 2018, Spring 2019

 NEWS
August 8th, 2018. Brandon Trabucco from UC Berkeley, co-mentored by Ralph Hollis and myself, presented his work on detailed image captioning at the Robotics Institute Summer Scholars (RISS) poster session. Brandon is definitely a student with many talents; he also performed "My Way" at the program's final ceremony. (photo: with another summer student, Kai-Chi Huang from UT Austin, and an RI PhD student, Roberto Shu.)

A. Vemula, K. Muelling, J. Oh. Social Attention: Modeling Attention in Human Crowds. In Proc. of IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Brisbane, Australia, 2018. (Best Paper Award in Cognitive Robotics) [ArXiv].

A. Boularias, F. Duvallet, J. Oh, and A. Stentz. Learning to ground spatial relations for outdoor robot navigation. In Proc. of IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Seattle, WA, 2015. (Best Paper Award in Cognitive Robotics). [pdf].