Tomas Lozano-Perez

Tomas Lozano-Perez

Biography

Tomas Lozano-Perez is the School of Engineering Professor of Teaching Excellence at MIT, where he is a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Professor Lozano-Perez has all his degrees (SB '73, SM '76, PhD '80) from MIT in Computer Science. He has been Associate Director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Associate Head for Computer Science of MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Professor Lozano-Perez's research has been in robotics (configuration-space approach to motion planning), computer vision (interpretation-tree approach to object recognition), machine learning (multiple-instance learning), medical imaging (computer-assisted surgery) and computational chemistry (drug activity prediction and protein structure determination from NMR & X-ray data).

Publications

  • Lawson L.S. Wong, Leslie Pack Kaelbling, Tomas Lozano-Perez. Not Seeing is Also Believing: Combining Object and Metric Spatial Information, IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2014.
  • Patrick R. Barragan, Leslie Pack Kaelbling, Tomas Lozano-Perez. Interactive Bayesian Identification of Kinematic Mechanisms, IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2014.
  • George D. Konidaris, Leslie Kaelbling, Tomas Lozano-Perez. Constructing Symbolic Representations for High-Level Planning, Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2014.
  • Caelan Reed Garrett, Tomas Lozano-Perez, Leslie Pack Kaelbling. FFRob: An efficient heuristic for task and motion planning, International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR), 2014.
  • Tomas Lozano-Perez, Leslie Pack Kaelbling. A constraint-based method for solving sequential manipulation planning problems, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2014.
  • Leslie Pack Kaelbling, Tomas Lozano-Perez. Integrated Task and Motion Planning in Belief Space, International Journal of Robotics Research, 2013.
  • Lawson L.S. Wong, Leslie Pack Kaelbling, Tomas Lozano-Perez. Manipulation-based Active Search for Occluded Objects, IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2013.
  • Anne Holladay, Jennifer Barry, Leslie Pack Kaelbling, Tomas Lozano-Perez. Object Placement as Inverse Motion Planning, IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2013.
  • Dylan Hadfield-Menell, Leslie Pack Kaelbling, Tomas Lozano-Perez. Optimization in the Now: Dynamic Peephole Optimization for Hierarchical Planning, IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2013.
  • Jennifer Barry, Leslie Pack Kaelbling, Tomas Lozano-Perez. A Hierarchical Approach to Manipulation with Diverse Actions, IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2013.
  • Lawson L.S. Wong, Leslie Pack Kaelbling, Tomas Lozano-Perez. Constructing Semantic World Models from Partial Views, Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) Workshop on Robots in Clutter, 2013.
  • Martin Levihn, Leslie Pack Kaelbling, Tomas Lozano-Perez, Mike Stilman. Foresight and Reconsideration in Hierarchical Planning and Execution, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2013.

Awards

  • MIT: MacVicar Faculty Fellow (2014)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers: Fellow (2012)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers: Robotics Pioneer Award (2011)
  • Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence : Fellow (1990)
  • National Science Foundation: Presidential Young Investigator Award (1985)