Gaurav Sukhatme

Gaurav S. Sukhatme is Professor of Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC). He holds the Fletcher Jones Foundation Endowed Chair in Computer Science and serves as the Executive Vice Dean at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. He is currently also an Amazon Scholar. He served as Chairman of the Computer Science department at USC from 2012-17. Sukhatme received his undergraduate education at IIT Bombay (B. Tech. in Computer Science & Engineering 1991), and M.S. (1993) and Ph.D. (1997) degrees in Computer Science from USC. After a brief postdoc, he joined the USC faculty. He is the co-director of the USC Robotics Research Laboratory and the director of the USC Robotic Embedded Systems Laboratory, which he founded in 2000.

Sukhatme’s research is in networked robots, learning robots and field robotics. He has published extensively in these and related areas. He has served as the Principal Investigator on numerous NSF, DARPA and NASA grants. He is a Fellow of the AAAI, the IEEE and a recipient of the NSF CAREER award and the Okawa foundation research award. He was named a distinguished alumnus by IIT Bombay in 2020. Sukhatme is one of the founders of the Robotics: Science and Systems conference. He was program chair of the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation and the 2011 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robots and Systems. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Springer Nature journal Autonomous Robots and has served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, and on the editorial board of IEEE Pervasive Computing.

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