Thursday, January 24, 2019

Awarded Amazon Research Awards 2018

A proposal I contributed to (with Ryan Julian) for the Amazon Research Awards was recently awarded to our lab (PI: Dr. Gaurav Sukhatme)!

See full list of awardees here.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Inverse Reward Design

Gave a presentation to Machine Learning folks on Inverse Reward Design, starting with a (very) brief survey of Deep RL

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Inverse Reinforcement Learning for automated grading

This spring semester, I did research on using Inverse Reinforcement Learning to learn a skill and test users, thereby creating automated graders for testing these skills. This is applied to sensorimotor (physical) skills, and a proof of concept is shown for a toy problem of navigating a car in a parking lot. See the presentation and links below for more details.

Other useful links:
PDF of slides

Monday, May 15, 2017

Path planning in Atlanta

This was for a graduate course in Artificial Intelligence

Traditional A* search on real data: Directions from Dept of Mech Engg, Georgia Tech, to 798 Drewry St NE, Atlanta GA. The orange nodes are the final path, the black nodes are the ones that were also explored in A* (zoom in to see individual nodes)

Bidirectional A* for getting the directions from GT College of Computing to Home Depot (650 Ponce De Leon Pl NE, Atlanta, GA 30308).

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

List of Publications

  1. Model-based controller design and simulation of a marine chiller
    Master's Thesis, The University of Texas at Austin
  2. Salhotra, G., Bajpai, V., Singh, R. K., Finite Element Modeling of Orthogonal Cutting of Pyrolytic Carbon, ASME 2011 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conf., Corvallis, OR
  3. Bajpai, V., Salhotra, G., and Singh, R., Micromachining Characterization of Anisotropic Pyrolytic Carbon, Inst. Of Mech Engr Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 225:9 (2011)
  4. Bajpai, V., Salhotra, G., and Singh, R., Orthogonal Micro-grooving of Anisotropic Pyrolytic Carbon, 2010 International Conf. On MicroManufacturing (ICOMM), Madison, WI
  5. Simulation of Machining of Pyrolytic Graphite
    Master's Thesis, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Image Processing and Computer Vision

In Summer 2016, I used basic image processing and computer vision techniques in a course on Computational Photography. This was similar to my course on Computer Vision, but had a lot more focus on imaging techniques such as image blending, video textures from images, etc. I have created a portfolio of select assignments and projects which were interesting.

 Click here to view the portfolio