This series introduces the SCS community to some of its newest faculty members. This week, we'll hear from the Robotics Institute. You'll learn more about new faculty Zac Manchester and Jun-Yan Zhu's research as well as have the opportunity to ask questions during a live Q&A portion, moderated by Jessica Hodgins.
Moderator: Jessica Hodgins — Professor, Computer Science and Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University
► Zac Manchester — Assistant Professor, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
→ Zac’s research leverages insights from physics, control theory, and optimization to enable robotic systems that can move and interact with their environments with the same level of agility, robustness, and efficiency as humans and animals. His lab develops algorithms for controlling a wide range of autonomous systems from cars merging onto the highway to spacecraft landing on Mars.
► Jun-Yan Zhu — Assistant Professor, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
→ Jun-Yan's research interest lies at the intersection of computer vision, computer graphics, and machine learning. His ultimate goal is to build intelligent machines, capable of recreating our visual world. He studies machine learning models that can learn to automatically synthesize visual content and virtual worlds by understanding and modeling millions of images and videos.
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