John Leonard

John Leonard

Biography

John J. Leonard is Samuel C. Collins Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering in the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering. He is also a member of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). His research addresses the problems of navigation and mapping for autonomous mobile robots. He holds the degrees of B.S.E.E. in Electrical Engineering and Science from the University of Pennsylvania (1987) and D.Phil. in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford (1994). He is an IEEE Fellow (2014). Professor Leonard is currently on sabbatical leave from MIT serving as Vice President for Autonomous Driving Research at Toyota Research Institute, where he is performing research to improve vehicle safety using autonomous driving technologies.

Publications

https://marinerobotics.mit.edu/biblio

Awards

  • IEEE: Fellow (2014)
  • International Conference on Robotics and Automation: Best Student Paper Finalist (2013)
  • International Conference on Robotics and Automation: Best Paper Finalist (2012)
  • International Conference on Robotics and Automation: Automation Best Paper Award Finalist (2011)
  • IEEE Transactions on Robotics: Best Paper Award (2007)
  • International Conference on Robotics and Automation: Best Student Paper Finalist (2005)
  • Science Foundation Ireland: E.T.S. Walton Visitor Award (2004)
  • Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems: Best paper (2004)