Program

Venue:

Wood Dining Room,
Iacocca Hall,
Lehigh University, Mountaintop Campus,
111 Research Drive,
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Schedule of Events:
Final. (videos added 10.15.19)

Monday, October 14
7:45-8:30am Breakfast & Registration
8:30-8:45am Opening Remarks
Stephen P. DeWeerth, Dean,
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science
8:45-9:30am Adaptive Learning for Multi-Agent Navigation
Maria Gini, University of Minnesota
Abstract>
Presentation Video>
9:30-10:15am Learning Geometry-Aware Representations: 3D Object and Human Pose Inference
Kostas Daniilidis, University of Pennsylvania
Abstract>
Presentation Video>
10:15-10:30am Break
10:30-11:15am Autonomous Systems in the Intersection of Controls, Learning Theory and Formal Methods
Ufuk Topcu, The University of Texas at Austin
Abstractt>
Presentation Video>
11:15-12:00 Jim Donlon, National Science Foundation (NSF) Abstract
12:00-1:00pm Lunch
1:00-1:45pm Learning Dynamical Systems with Side Information
Amir Ali Ahmadi, Princeton University
Abstract>
Presentation Video>
1:45-2:30pm Deep Learning for Semantic Visual Navigation
Alexander Toshev, Google AI
Abstract>
Presentation Video>
2:30-3:30pm Short break followed by Panel Discussion
3:30-4:15pm Kinodynamic Motion Planning with Q-Learning: An Online, Model-Free, and Safe Navigation Framework 
Kyriakos Vamvoudakis, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract>
Presentation Video>
4:15-5:00pm Leveraging Deep Learning Models to Create a Natural Interface for Quadcopter Photography
Gita Sukthankar, University of Central Florida
Abstract>
Presentatation Video>
5:00-6:30pm Poster Session including networking / mixer. Pdf>
Dinner on own.
Tuesday, October 15
Schedule of Events
7:45-8:30am Breakfast & Registration. Welcome
8:30-9:15am From Optimization Algorithms to Dynamical Systems and Back
Rene Vidal, Johns Hopkins University
Abstract>
Presentation Video>
9:15-10:00 Robust Guarantees for Perception-Based Control
Nikolai Matni, University of Pennsylvania
Abstrac>
Presentation Video>
10:00-10:15am Break
10:15-11:00am Perceptual Robot Learning
David Held, Carnegie Mellon University
Abstract>
Presentation Video>
11:00-11:45am Show and Tell: Robots Learning Actions from Vision and Language
Yiannis Aloimonos, University of Maryland
Abstract>
Presentation Video>
11:45-12:45pm Lunch
12:45-1:30pm Distributed Zero-Order Nonconvex Optimization and Extension to Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning
Na Li, Harvard University
Abstract
1:30-2:15pm Topics in Graph Deep Learning
Radu Balan, University of Maryland
Abstract>
Presentation Video>
2:15-2:25pm Quick Break
2:25-3:10pm Distributed Image Classification using Deep Reinforcement Learning
Martin Takac, Lehigh University
Abstract>
Presentation Video>
3:10-3:20pm Quick Break
3:20-4:05pm The Many Faces of Learning
Don Perlis, University of Maryland
Abstract>
Presentation Video>
4:05-4:50pm Learning Stabilizable Nonlinear Dynamics with Contraction-Based Regularization
Sumeet Singh, Stanford University¹
Abstract>
Presentation Video>
4:50-5:00pm Closing Remarks

¹Now at Google Brain Robotics

Traveling to Iacocca Hall

More information available on workshop logistics

For participants staying at Hotel Bethlehem – Complimentary Shuttle Service
For participants staying at Comfort Suites you can use the Lehigh University Campus Connector to travel to Iacocca Hall.
For participants driving to Iacocca Hall, there is “pay by space” in the Visitor’s Parking Lot on Mountaintop, or metered spaces available outside Iacocca Hall.

Lehigh University will be operating a normal bus service Monday, October 14 and Tuesday, October 15. bus.lehigh.edu