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:
- Mor Vered (PhD) is working on the uses of computational modeling of mirroring processes in cognitive architectures.
- 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 multi-robot systems.
- 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. Click for publications.
- Meytal Traub (Masters) 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 (2011). Click for publications. Now working at Precise.
- Eli Khalastchi (Masters) worked on anomaly detection and diagnosis in robots and unmanned vehicles. Co-advised with Meir Kalech, Ben Gurion University, and Raz Lin. Click for publications. Now a Ph.D student at Ben Gurion University, with Meir Kalech.
- Asaf Shiloni (Masters) worked on computational models of ant robots and elephant robots (2010). Co-advised with Ariel Felner, Ben Gurion University, and Noa Agmon (now at
University of Texas). Click for publications.
- Igor Vainer (Masters, co-advised by Sarit Kraus) worked on developing machine learning algorithms to classify movies of working brains, treated with voltage-sensitive dyes (2009). Click for publications.
- Dan Erusalimchik (Masters) worked on adaptive multi-robot coordination using reinforcement learning, and its analysis using game theory (2009). Click for publications. Now working on multi-robot autonomy at Cogniteam.
- Victor Shafran worked on multi-directional (multilateral) matchmaking in distributed and P2P systems. He also worked on hybrid coverage algorithms, which optimize the use
of localization procedures (2008). Click for publications. Now at SAP.
- Nirom Cohen-Nov-Slapak worked on integration of multi-agent intention-recognition systems into an agent architecture (2008). Click for publications.
- Gilad Armon-Kest (co-advised with Meirav Hadad and Sarit Kraus) has worked on new forms of collaboration and cooperation in multi-agent systems (2007). Click for publications. Now at Kenshoo.
- Einat Marhasev (Masters, University of Haifa; co-advised with Meirav Hadad) is working on using variants of hidden semi-Markov models for normal and anomalous behavior recognition (2007). Click for publications.
- Ido Ikar worked on heuristics allowing simple single-robot coverage algorithms to be used in multi-robot settings (2007). Click for publications. Now at Friendly Robotics, Ltd.
- Edi Shmukler worked on anytime fuzzy control (2006). Click for publications.
- Eran Shoham (co-advised with Onn Shehory) worked on an a variant of coalition formation, called coalition re-formation (2006). Click for publications.
- Noam Hazon worked on robust and efficient multi-robot coverage algorithms (2005). Click for publications. Now doing a PhD student with Sarit Kraus.
- Ruti Glick worked on robust multi-robot formation maintenance (2005). Click for publications. Now at NDS.
- Inna Frenkel developed the first version of BITE, a teamwork architecture for behavior-based robots (2005). Click for publications.
- Danny Shimoni built a novel tool for learning the actions of multiple users, on multiple machines (2005). Click for publications.
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.