Microsoft Future Leaders in Robotics and AI Seminar Series: Krishna Murthy Jatavallabhula
Friday, March 1, 2024
Expressive robot swarms and multi-human-swarm interaction for social applications
Krishna Murthy Jatavallabhula
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Krishna Murthy is a postdoc at MIT with Josh Tenenbaum and Antonio Torralba. His research focuses on building multi-sensory world models to help embodied agents perceive, reason about, and act in the world around them. He has organized multiple workshops on themes spanning differentiable programming, physical reasoning, 3D vision and graphics, and ML research dissemination. His research has been recognized with graduate fellowship awards from NVIDIA and Google (2021); a best paper award from Robotics and Automation letters (2019); and induction to the RSS Pioneers cohort (2020).
About the Seminar Series
The Future Leaders in Robotics and AI: Celebrating Diversity and Innovation Seminar Series is part of the University of Maryland and Microsoft Robotics and Diversity Initiative. This is a nationwide online seminar series for PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, or early-career professionals, especially underrepresented minorities and women. The seminar series highlights the latest research and innovation in the field of robotics and AI. The series is intended to provide exposure and mentorship opportunities to the speakers, build a network of innovators across the country, and support the speakers’ career planning.
The seminars are held once per month during the academic year. There are two speakers per seminar. Each speaker gives a 20-minute research presentation followed by a Q&A segment. Immediately after the second seminar, the speakers participate in a discussion with faculty.