Here is my CV.

Short Bio for Seminars

Siddhartha Srinivasa is a Professor at The Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, and an IEEE Fellow. He is a full-stack roboticist, with the goal of enabling robots to perform complex manipulation tasks under uncertainty and clutter, with and around people. To this end, he founded the Personal Robotics Lab in 2005. He is a PI on the Quality of Life Technologies NSF ERC, RCTA, DARPA ARM-S, DARPA Robotics Challenge, and DARPA RACER, and has built several robots (HERB, ADA, CHIMP, MuSHR), and has written software frameworks (OpenRAVE, DART) and best-paper award winning algorithms (CBiRRT, CHOMP, BIT*, Legibility, LazySP) used extensively by roboticists around the world. Sidd received a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in 1999, and a PhD in 2005 from the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He played badminton and tennis for IIT Madras, captained the CMU squash team, ran long-distance competitively, and lately plays tennis.


Year(s) Award Note
2019 ICAPS Best Student Paper Award Winner Generalized Lazy Search for Robot Motion Planning: Interleaving Search and Edge Evaluation via Event-based Toggles
2019 ACM/IEEE HRI Best Paper Award Winner for Technical Advances in HRI Transfer depends on Acquisition: Analyzing Manipulation Strategies for Robotic Feeding
2018 IEEE Fellow For contributions to robotic manipulation and human-robot interaction
2018 ICAPS Best Paper Award Winner The Provable Virtue of Laziness in Motion Planning
2018 ACM/IEEE HRI Best Paper Award Finalist Planning with Trust for Human-Robot Collaboration
2017-22 Boeing Endowed Professorship in Computer Science University of Washington
2017 CMU Women’s Association Outstanding Graduating Senior Advisor Student: Rachel Holladay, now PhD at MIT
2016 IEEE ICRA Best Vision Paper Award Finalist Articulated Robot Manipulator Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (ARM-SLAM)
2015 RSS Best Systems Paper Award Finalist CHISEL: Real Time Large Scale 3D Reconstruction Onboard a Mobile Device
2014 IEEE ICRA Best Conference Paper Award Finalist Movement Primitives via Optimization
2014 IEEE ICRA Best Video Award Finalist Extrinsic Dexterity: In-Hand Manipulation with External Forces
2013-16 Finmeccanica Chair in Computer Science Carnegie Mellon University
2013 RSS Early Career Spotlight Award The Mathematics of Human Robot Interaction
2013 RSS Best Paper Award Finalist Generating Legible Motion
2013 IEEE ICRA Best Manipulation Paper Award Finalist Efficient Touch Based Localization through Submodularity
2013 Robotics Institute Cool Person of the Year Award Awarded by the Robotics Students Organization
2012 Okawa Foundation Research Grant Historical Recipient List
2012 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award Historical Recipient List
2012 IEEE RO-MAN Best Paper Award Finalist Online Customization of Teleoperation Interfaces
2012 RSS Best Paper Award Finalist Formalizing Assistive Teleoperation
2011 IEEE RAS Most Active Technical Committee Award Founder of IEEE RAS TC on Mobile Manipulation
2010 ACM/IEEE HRI Best Paper Award Winner Gracefully mitigating breakdowns in robotic services
2010 IEEE IROS Best Paper Award Finalist Push-grasping with dexterous hands: Mechanics and a method
2010 IEEE ICRA Best Manipulation Paper Award Finalist Planning pre-grasp manipulation for transport tasks
2009 IEEE ICRA Best Vision Paper Award Finalist Object recognition and full pose registration from a single image for robotic manipulation
2008 Intel Corporate Technology Group Divisional Recognition Awards May, July, October
2006-07 Intel Research Pittsburgh Lab Research Awards January, July 2006, January 2007
1997-98 Jawaharlal Nehru Summer Research Fellowship Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
1997-98 Rajiv Gandhi Award for Best Summer Research Fellow Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
1994 Indian National Mathematics Olympiad