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Mithun Jacob

Staff Software Engineer

I am currently a Staff Software Engineer at X leading mapping and localization at the Everyday Robots Project.

Previously, I worked at Bosch on mapping and localization for automated driving.

I obtained my Ph.D. from the Intelligent Systems and Technologies (ISAT) Lab at the School of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University in July 2014. Before that, I graduated from the MSE Robotics program at the GRASP Lab, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Pennsylvania in August 2009. My work experience includes a year at Technicolor Corporate Research from 2009-2010 in Princeton, NJ. My research interests include optimization and statistical pattern recognition applied to problems in computer vision and robotics.


(top to bottom) Purdue University, University of Pennsylvania, VIT University, X, Bosch Research and Technology Center


Selected Awards

2016 Innovation Award - Bosch Research and Technology Center, July 2016, Palo Alto

2014 Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award - College of Engineering, April 2014, Purdue University

Best Poster Award - Industrial Engineering Research Symposium, April 2013, Purdue University

Best Poster Award - Industrial Engineering Research Symposium, April 2012, Purdue University

Student Travel Award - IE Graduate Student Organization, September 2011, Purdue University

Best Student Paper Finalist and awarded Student Travel Grant - 2011 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), September 2011, Anchorage, Alaska

Second in GETC (Programming) in Phreak, a National Level Programming Contest in 2005, India

First in Panacea (Debugging and Programming) at ISTE Confluence 2004, India


Selected Press

''Gesture recognition system could reduce surgical delays'' - TheEngineer.

''Robots and people can all get along'' - NPR Marketplace.

''Robotic nurse in development at Purdue'' - Fox News.

''Future surgeons may use robotic nurse, 'gesture recognition''' - Forbes.com.


Other Activities

Treasurer, Omega Rho, Honor Society of INFORMS, Purdue University Chapter (2013 - 2014).

INFORMS Purdue University Chapter (2013 - 2014).

Member, Technical Committee on Human-Computer Interaction, IEEE SMC Society (2011 - 2013).

Member, IEEE RAS (Robotics and Automation Society) (2010 - 2013).

Member, IEEE ComSoc (Communications Society) (2012 - 2013).

Member, IEEE Computer Society (2012 - 2013).

Member, IEEE SMC (Systems, Man & Cybernetics) Society (2010 - 2013).

Reviewer, IROS, ICRA, IV, ITSC and SMC.

Reviewer, TSMC: Systems, JRTIP, ESA, and MVA

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