Interview with Abhishek Gupta, McGill University and Jeremy Marvel, NIST

Abhishek Gupta, PhD Student at UC Berkeley

Abhishek Gupta is a third year Ph.D student at UC Berkeley, working with Professor Sergey Levine and Professor Pieter Abbeel. Abhishek's research interests focus on Deep Reinforcement Learning in robotics, with an emphasis on multi-task learning, transfer learning, imitation learning and dexterous manipulation. Abhishek received a B.S in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley working with Professor Pieter Abbeel on apprenticeship learning and hierarchical planning. Abhishek is the recipient of the NSF graduate research fellowship as well as the NDSEG graduate fellowship.

Jeremy Marvel, Research Scientist & Project Leader at National Institute of Standards and Technology

Jeremy A. Marvel is a research scientist and project leader at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a non-regulatory branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Prior to NIST, Dr. Marvel was a research scientist at the Institute for Research in Engineering and Applied Physics at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. He joined the Intelligent Systems Division at NIST in 2012, and has over thirteen years of robotics research experience in both industry and government. His research expertise include intelligent and adaptive solutions for robot applications, with particular attention paid to human-robot and robot-robot collaborations, multirobot coordination, industrial robot safety, machine learning, perception, and automated parameter optimization. Dr. Marvel currently leads a team of scientists and engineers in metrology efforts at NIST toward collaborative robot performance, and developing tools to enable small and medium-sized enterprises to effectively deploy robot solutions. Dr. Marvel received the Bachelor’s degree in computer science from Boston University in 2003, the Master’s degree in computer science from Brandeis University in 2005, and the Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 2010.

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