Gal Kaminka: Advising and Teaching
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I regularly teach the following classes:
I am very fortunate to be working with great students, in and out of the MAVERICK group:
- Roi Yehoshua (PhD) is working on adversarial robot coverage. Co-advised by Noa Agmon.
- Yinon Douchan (MSc, Tel Aviv University) is working on reinforcement learning in multi-robot swarms. Co-advised by Avraham (Avi) Seifert.
- Niv Rafaeli (MSc) is working on incoprating active perception into the agent architecture.
- Ella Checnoverov (MSc) is working on programmable nanorobots (molecular robots).
- Mika Barkan (MSc) is working on planning for multi-robot systems.
- Alon Zanbar (MSc) is working on software engineering in robotics.
- Aviad Fux (MSc) is working on adversarial planning in cybersecurity.
- Inbal Wiesel (2016) worked on programming languages for programmable nanorobots (molecular robots). Co-advised by Ido Bachelet and by Noa Agmon.
- Ilan Lupu (2015) worked on Optimal Construction of Control Graphs in Multi-Robot Systems. Co-advised by Noa Agmon.
- Limor Marciano (Bagizada) (2013) worked on the use of Petri-nets as a representation for multi-robot control programs (plans).
- Shahar Kosti (2013) worked on single-operator control of multiple robots in exploration and search. Co-advised by David Sarne.
- Matan Keidar (2012) worked on extremly efficient frontier detection for frontier-based robot exploration. Now Software Team Leader at Thomson Reuters.
- Meytal Traub (2011) worked on topics in multi-robot cooperation, in particular selection of a robot (out of many) to reach a target location, and teamwork
in multi-robot formations. Now working at Precise.
- Eli Khalastchi (2011) worked on anomaly detection and diagnosis in robots and unmanned vehicles. Co-advised with Meir Kalech, Ben Gurion University, and Raz Lin. Now at the College of Management Academic Studies.
- Asaf Shiloni (2010) worked on computational models of ant robots and elephant robots. Co-advised with Ariel Felner, Ben Gurion University, and Noa Agmon.
- Igor Vainer (2009), worked on machine learning algorithms to classify neural activity in primate brains, treated with voltage-sensitive dyes. Co-advised by Sarit Kraus. Now at cClearly.
- Dan Erusalimchik (2009) worked on adaptive multi-robot coordination using reinforcement learning, and its analysis using game theory.
- Victor Shafran (2008) worked on multi-directional (multilateral) matchmaking in distributed systems, and on hybrid coverage algorithms, which optimize the use of localization procedures. Now VP Research and Development at Equalum.
- Nirom Cohen-Nov-Slapak (2008) worked on integration of multi-agent intention-recognition systems into an agent architecture. Now at Israel Aerospace Industries.
- Gilad Armon-Kest (2007; co-advised with Meirav Hadad and Sarit Kraus) has worked on new forms of collaboration and cooperation in multi-agent systems. Now Director of Data Science at Kenshoo.
- Einat Marhasev (2007, University of Haifa; co-advised with Meirav Hadad) worked on using variants of hidden semi-Markov models for normal and anomalous behavior recognition.
- Ido Ikar (2007) worked on heuristics allowing simple single-robot coverage algorithms to be used in multi-robot settings. Now Software Group Manager at Friendly Robotics, Ltd.
- Edi Shmukler (2006) worked on anytime fuzzy control.
- Eran Shoham (2006, Technion; co-advised with Onn Shehory) worked on a variant of coalition formation, called coalition re-formation.
- Noam Hazon (2005) worked on robust and efficient multi-robot coverage algorithms. Now faculty at Ariel University.
- Ruti Glick (Schechter) (2005) worked on robust multi-robot formation maintenance. Now at Mobileye.
- Inna Frenkel (2005) developed the first version of BITE, a teamwork architecture for behavior-based robots. Now at Marvell Semiconductor.
- Danny Shimoni (2005) built a novel tool for learning the actions of multiple users, on multiple machines.
Undergraduate or visiting students
- Dikla Tapuhi (Ramati), Or Kamara, Inbar Aharon, Jeremy Shohan, Danielle Barda, and Lior Shlomov have worked on the BURST RoboCup team (SPL) in 2010.
- Inbal Rika and Avishay Zilka have worked with me and with Natalie Fridman (then, PhD student) in 2010, on various topics in crowd modeling.
- Jose Antonio Iglesias visited my lab from Spain for a couple of months, in the summer of 2007. Our joint work resulted in a journal article about a new method for sequence learning and classification.
- Hila Zarosim has worked with Dorit Avrahami and myself on fast algorithms for plan recognition, as part of her final undergraduate project. The results have been published in the MOO 2005 workshop. Hila now works with Yehuda Lindell.
and Thuc Vu
have worked with me during 2001/2002 as undergraduate research assistants. We worked closely on the MONAD system, which explored ideas in team-oriented programming of GameBots agents. Thuc has won the CRA 2004 undergraduate award, and went on to Stanford CS. Jared is now working in industry. Our work has resulted in an AAMAS 2002 paper on a teamwork architecture called MONAD.
- Mehmet Fidanboylu and Allen Chang have worked with me during 2001/2002 on
sequence learning for a RoboCup coach, as undergraduate research assistants. The results of our joint work was published in the RoboCup Symposium of 2002.
- Steve Schaffer and Chris Sollitto have worked with me during 2000/2001 on GameBots as undergraduate research assistants. Their work extended the interface (including graphics and programming), and they were the authors of the first C++ client for GameBots.
Steve works at NASA/JPL now (and pursuing an MSc at USC). I unfortunately lost track of Chris' whereabouts (Chris, if you're reading this, let me know :-)).
- Jan Wendler visited Carnegie Mellon from Germany while I was working there as a postdoc. His research focused on understanding teamwork and coordination in order to improve a team of agents. Our joint work was published in the AAAI Fall Symposium of 2001.