Ashkan Jasour

Robotics Technologist @ NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91101
jasour at jpl dot nasa dot gov
jasour at jpl dot caltech dot edu
jasour at mit dot edu

 

 

Research Interests: Probabilistic (Risk-Aware) Control, Planning, Optimization, and AI for Robotic Systems
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  • Research Scientist
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)

  • Postdoctoral Associate
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)

    Toyota Research Institute (TRI)

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    PhD-Minor in Mathematics
    The Pennsylvania State University

 


News:    

July 2022  We are organizing a special track on "Safe and Robust AI" at AAAI-23.

May 2022  ICRA 2022: Our paper on risk-bounded nonlinear planning under uncertainty won the Outstanding Planning Paper Award

May 2022  MIT News has featured our recent work on risk-bounded nonlinear planning under uncertainty

July 2021 Talk @ SIAM Conference On Optimization 2021: "Efficient Algorithms for Large-Scale Chance Constrained Problem"

May 2021  We are organizing a special issue on "Risk-Aware Autonomous Systems: Theory and Practice" in the Artificial Intelligence Journal (AIJ)  

May 2021  RSS 2021 Paper: "Convex Risk Bounded Continuous-Time Trajectory Planning in Uncertain Nonconvex Environments"

Oct 2020  Talk @ INFORMS 2020: Talk1: Risk Aware Nonlinear Planning And Control  Talk2: Large-scale Semidefinite Programming For Certifiably Correct Machine Perception

May 2020  RSS 2020 Paper: "Fast Risk Assessment for Autonomous Vehicles Using Learned Models of Agent Futures"

Apr 2020  Talk @ MIT-LIDS: "Moment-Sum-Of-Squares based Semidefinite Programming for Chance Constrained Optimization"

July 2019  Teaching:  New Graduate-Level Course "MIT 16.S498: Risk Aware and Robust Nonlinear Planning (rarnop)", Fall 2019. More Info  MIT OpenCourseWare   MIT Course Management System  rarnop.mit.edu

July 2019  Talk @ 3rd Summer School on Cognitive Robotics, USC: "Risk bounded Nonlinear Planning"

Jun 2019  RSS 2019 Paper: "Risk Contours Map for Risk Bounded Motion Planning under Perception Uncertainties"

July 2018  Talk @ 2nd Summer School on Cognitive Robotics, MIT: "Risk bounded Motion Planning"