Many state of the art algorithms for motion planning are concerned with asymptotic optimality (...
I work in robotics, where I am designing and experimenting with algorithms for planning and coordinating the motion of robots. Applications include autonomous robots and co-robots deployed:
This work also applies to simulating realistic and interactive crowds in the context of transportation, smart city challenges as well as computer games. You can find more information in research group's website: "Pracsys Lab".
I completed my PhD degree at Rice University in Computer Science under the supervision of Prof. Lydia Kavraki in 2008. The title of my Ph.D. thesis was "Informed Planning and Safe Distributed Replanning under Physical Constraints". I then joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno as an Assistant Professor. In 2012 I moved to Rutgers University and joined the Computer Science department. Since July 2016, I am an Associate Professor in the same department. I am originally from Greece, where I received a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Crete.