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Sriyash Poddar
sriyash [at] cs [dot] washington [dot] edu

I am a first year PhD student at the University of Washington advised by Abhishekh Gupta and Natasha Jacques. I work at the intersection of robot learning and human robot interaction.

Before UW, I received my bachelors and masters from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, where I worked with Prof. P P Chakrabarti on multi-agent reinforcement learning. Over the summers, I had the pleasure of working with Prof. Siddhartha Srinivasa at the Personal Robotics Lab, Prof. Sarath Chandar at Mila - Quebec AI Insitute, and the Media and Data Science Research Lab at Adobe.

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  • [Oct 2023]

    Presented our paper on crowd motion prediction and robot navigation at IROS 2023.
  • [Sep 2023]

    Starting my PhD at the University of Washington in Seattle!
  • [Sep 2023]

    Graduated with a BTech./MTech. from IIT Kharagpur. Thanks kgp!

From Crowd Motion Prediction to Robot Navigation
Sriyash Poddar, Christoforos Mavrogiannis, Siddhartha S. Srinivasa
IROS 2023 .
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Winding Through: Crowd Navigation via Topological Invariance
Christoforos Mavrogiannis, Krishna Balasubramanian, Sriyash Poddar, Anush Gandra, Siddhartha S. Srinivasa R-AL 2023 and ICRA 2023 .
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TRACE: Topologically Constrained Reward Aware Action Embeddings for Life-Long Reinforcement Learning
Sriyash Poddar, Tanay Anand, Pinkesh Badjatiya, Jayakumar Subramanian, Georgios Theocharous, Balaji K.
US Patent filed for Adobe Research .


Teaching Assistant: Reinforcement Learning (CS60027)

IIT Kharagpur, Fall 2022

Reading Group: Reinforcement Learning and Robotics

Organizer, Fall, Spring 2020

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