Rohan Paleja

Cognitive Optimization and Relational (CORE) Robotics Lab
Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines
Georgia Institute of Technology
North Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30332

I am a Robotics Ph.D. candidate at the Georgia Institute of Technology, working with Matthew Gombolay in the CORE Robotics Lab. My interests lie broadly at the intersection of machine learning, robotics, and human-robot interaction, with a focus on Explainable AI (xAI) and multi-agent interaction. In my research, I tackle ways in which autonomous systems’ models of the world and of other agents (e.g. humans) can go wrong, and improve them for enhanced interaction between people and robots.

I previously received a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering at Rutgers University in 2018, and a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers University in 2017, where I was worked with Professor F. Javier Diez-Garias on UAV autonomy and sensing.


May 2022

I’ll be joining MIT Lincoln Laboratory for the summer as a summer research intern!

MAY 2022

I’ve officially passed my PhD thesis proposal titled “Interpretable Artificial Intelligence for Personalized Human-Robot Collaboration” and am now a Ph.D. candidate!

Oct 2021

Our paper "MAGIC: Multi-Agent Graph Attention Communication"  was accepted " ICCV 2021 workshop on Multiagent Interaction and Relational Reasoning (MAIR2) and won a Best Workshop Paper award.

Sep 2021

Our paper "Towards Sample-efficient Apprenticeship Learning from Suboptimal Demonstration" was accepted " AAAI Artificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction (AI-HRI) Fall Symposium.

May 2021

I was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Oct 2020