Hi there! I’m Gokul, a PhD student in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University working on human-centered robotics.
I completed an M.S. at UC Berkeley under Professors Anca Dragan and Sergey Levine. My thesis was focused on Learning with Humans in the Loop.
I’ve spent summers working as a SWE Intern @ Intuit, Data Engineering Intern @ SpaceX, Autonomous Vehicles Perception Intern @ NVIDIA, and Motion Planning ML Intern @ Aurora.
In my free time, I do origami and hackathons. I’m a huge fan of cats (especially Pusheen), books (especially those by Murakami), and alt. music (especially that of Radiohead).
As fleet sizes grow, it becomes difficult for a single teleoperator to supervise all robots. We learn from user preferences to make automated switches. Our work was published at ICRA 2020.
We compare three methods of modeling human driving behavior on their sample efficiency and transferability.
Events & News
May, 2020 - I finished up my M.S. at UC Berkeley, with more than a little help from my wonderful friends and collaborators!
Things I Recommend Reading
Here are some of my favorite pieces. I hope they bring you as much peace and joy as they have brought me.