Peter Mitrano

I am a PhD student at the University of Michigan advised by Professor Dmitry Berenson. I started in the fall of 2018 after I completed my Bachelors in Robotics Engineering and Bachelors in Computer Science at WPI.

Research

My research interests include planning and learning for robotics, controls, and machine learning. In my personal time, I enjoy rock climbing, woodworking, and a wide variety of music.

As a freshman at WPI, I worked as a research assistant for Russell Torris, under Dr. Sonia Chernova. I also worked with Dr. Chernova for a summer at Georgia Tech. I was treated as a graduate student, and my research focused on using demonstration to improve indoor robot navigation.

I have worked with Professor Carlo Pinciroli on a swarm robotics project. We are studing the space of possible behaviors for memoryless computeless robots, specifically showing that they are capable of n-class segregation with a single primitive sensor and no communication. You can learn more by reading the paper we wrote for the project as a part of the Swarm Intelligence course at WPI.

I also worked with Professor Scott Barton on the intersection of machine learning and music. As a musician myself, this is an interesting application of machine learning.

Papers

Using Recurrent Neural Networks to Judge Fitness in Musical Genetic Algorithms

Education

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - BS in Computer Science, BS in Robotics Engineering

3.95 GPA

Internships

Uber ATG Pittsburgh

I worked on the problem of predicting future paths of actors detected by the autonomous vehicle. My work consisted mostly of software engineering.

Open Source Robotics

At OSRF, I worked on the Gazebo robot simulator. I worked on getting Gazebo running on windows, and on allowing high school students in the FIRST Robotics Competition to use Gazebo as a simulator for their robots.

Projects

I currently have 190+ repositories on my github. My favorite projects include

Resume

You can view a PDF form of my resume here.

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