Graduate Students:


Andre Cleaver
Graduate Student (pursuing PhD in Human-Robot Interaction)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
[Personal Website]

Research Interests: Human-Robot Interaction, Augmented Reality

Andre is currently working on a Ph.D. in Human-Robot Interaction with a focus on using Augmented Reality technology to improve the communication between robots and humans. He is a GEM Fellow with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Outside of research, he enjoys drawing, biking, playing guitar, and game development.




Evana Gizzi
Graduate Student (pursuing PhD in Computer Science)
Department of Computer Science
[Personal Website]

Research Interests: Autonomous Problem Solving, Computational Creativity, Anomaly Detection

Evana is interested in autonomous problem solving in anomalous contexts, or creative problem solving in intelligent agents. Her current research focuses on action discovery in robotics, and autonomous spacecraft fault diagnosis. Outside of her research, she enjoys socializing, hiking, running, and going to concerts.




Shivam Goel
Graduate Student (pursuing PhD in Computer Science)
Department of Computer Science
[Google Scholar Profile]

Research Interests: Reinforcement learning, Robot Intelligence, Multi-agent Systems

Shivam is interested in Reinforcement learning (RL) and applied RL in making intelligent robots. His current research focuses on continual and lifelong learning in reinforcement learning to make machines adaptable to changes in the environment. He usually finds free time to do photography, traveling, cooking, and running.




Yash Shukla
Graduate Student (pursuing PhD in Computer Science)
Department of Computer Science
[Personal Website]

Research Interests: Reinforcement Learning for Robotics

Yash is interested in reinforcement learning, multiagent systems and their applications to robotics. His current research focuses on identifying reinforcement learning techniques that bridge the gap between simulation and reality. Outside of research, he loves to play board games, travel and watch movies.



Gyan Tatiya
Graduate Student (pursuing PhD in Computer Science)
Department of Computer Science
[Personal Website]

Research Interests: Deep Learning for Robotics, Multimodal Perception

Gyan is interested in knowledge transfer, multi-modal learning and manipulation in robots. Currently, he is working on knowledge transfer techniques in robots that enable new robots to learn a specific task from trained robots. Outside of his research, Gyan enjoys photography, biking, working-out and cooking.





Alumni and Past Advisees:


Michael Edegware
B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Spring 2020
[Personal Website]

Job after Tufts: Software Engineer, RightHand Robotics
Representative Publication: Haptic Knowledge Transfer Between Heterogeneous Robots using Kernel Manifold Alignment (to appear in IROS 2020)




Mateo Guaman
B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Spring 2020
[Personal Website]

Job after Tufts: Research Staff, Tufts University
Representative Publication: Creative Problem Solving by Robots Using Action Primitive Discovery




Amel Hassan
B.Sc. in Computer Science, Spring 2020
[Personal Website]

Job after Tufts: Software Engineer at Microsoft
Representative Publication: Creating a Shared Reality with Robots




Faizan Muhammad
B.Sc. in Computer Science, Spring 2020
[Personal Website]

Job after Tufts: Software Engineer, Google, Mountain View, CA
Representative Publication: Creating a Shared Reality with Robots