Staff Profile

Yogesh Girdhar

Preferred Name: Yogesh A Girdhar

ASSOC. SCIENTIST W/O TENURE

APPLIED OCEAN PHYSICS & ENGINEERING

Email: ygirdhar@whoi.edu

Phone: 508 289 2932

Office: BLAKE 209

Address:
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,   Mail Stop 07
266 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Website: http://warp.whoi.edu

Lab/Group Site: http://warp.whoi.edu/

Education

  • 2014 – PhD, Computer Science, McGill University, Canada.
  • 2005 – MS, Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.
  • 2002 – BS, Computer Science,┬áRensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.

Research Statement

There are many algorithmic challenges that are unique to marine robotics. Factors such as: lack of high bandwidth communications, large geographic distances, and lack of high quality maps, make a strong case for development of algorithms that can enable autonomous operation of these robots. My current and future research aims to develop such algorithms, specifically in the context of adaptive data collection tasks, and analysis of mission data.

Research Interests

Adaptived Sampling, Marine Robotics, Computer Vision, Autonomous Robotic Exploration, Semantic Perception, Bayesian Nonparametrics, Deep Learning, Surprise Detection, Data Summarization.