Debadeepta Dey

Researcher, Microsoft Research

About me

I am a researcher in the Adaptive Systems and Interaction (ASI) group led by Dr. Eric Horvitz at Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA

I finished my PhD at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA, where I was advised by Prof. Drew Bagnell. I do fundamental as well as applied research in machine learning, control and computer vision with applications to autonomous agents in general and robotics in particular.

I am interested in bridging the gap between perception and planning for autonomous ground and aerial vehicles. My interests include decison-making under uncertainty, reinforcement learning, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Nowadays I am especially interested in general aerial vehicle autonomy ranging from small quadrotors to large gliders.

I graduated in 2007 from Delhi College of Engineering with a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering. From 2007 to 2010 I was a researcher at the Field Robotics Center, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

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03/2017: Paper on UAV tracking using flight dynamics accepted as Oral at CVPR 2017.

02/2017: We released open-source photo-realistic robotics simulator Aerial Information and Robotics Platform

01/2017: Two papers accepted at ICRA 2017.

12/2016: Sponsorship and Publicity Chair of Conference on Robot Learning.

10/2016: Invited talk at workshop on "Vision-based High Speed Autonomous Navigation of UAVs" at IROS 2017.

08/2016: Invited to NSF-UAS Advisory Board meeting at Dayton, OH.

07/2016: Co-organized workshop on "Safe-Cyber Physical Systems" at Faculty Summit, Microsoft Research.

06/2016: Presented at RSS Workshop on Task and Motion Planning at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

10/2015: Trajectory optimization for Team Chambliss at Red Bull Air Race at Dallas, TX.

08/2015: Joined Microsoft Research.

07/2015: Defended PhD thesis at Carnegie Mellon University.

Current and Past Interns

Sanjiban Choudhury, CMU (Summer 2016), co-advised with Ashish Kapoor, Gireeja Ranade.

Brian Axelrod, MIT (Summer 2016), co-advised with Ashish Kapoor, Gireeja Ranade.

Wen Sun, CMU (Summer 2016), co-advised with Ashish Kapoor, Gireeja Ranade.

Artem Rozantsov, EPFL (Summer 2016), co-advised with Sudipta Sinha, Ashish Kapoor.

Mike Roberts, Stanford (Summer 2016), co-advised with Neel Joshi, Ashish Kapoor, Sudipta Sinha.

Francisco Garcia, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, (Fall 2016), co-advised with Eric Horvitz, Sudipta Sinha, Ashish Kapoor.

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