Arun Lakshmanan

PhD Candidate

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

I am a fourth year PhD candidate in the Advanced Controls Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois advised by Naira Hovakimyan. Broadly, my research interests lie in the intersection between robotics, control theory, and machine learning, where I focus on safe motion planning for robots under uncertainty.

While at UIUC, I also spent a few summers working outside of academia towards robotics related problems at Facebook Reality Labs in Redmond (2018), Paracosm (a division of Occipital) in Gainesville (2017), and Qualcomm Research in Philadelphia (2016).

Email: lakshma2@illinois.edu