Devesh K. Jha

  • Biography

    Devesh's PhD Thesis was on decision & control of autonomous systems. He also got a Master's degree in Mathematics from Penn State. His research interests are in the areas of Machine Learning, Time Series Analytics and Robotics. He was a recipient of the best student paper award at the 1st ACM SIGKDD workshop on Machine Learning for Prognostics and Health Management at KDD 2016, San Francisco.

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  • Awards

    •  AWARD   MERL Researcher Devesh Jha Wins the Rudolf Kalman Best Paper Award 2019
      Date: October 10, 2019
      Awarded to: Devesh Jha, Nurali Virani, Zhenyuan Yuan, Ishana Shekhawat and Asok Ray
      MERL Contact: Devesh K. Jha
      Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Control, Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Robotics
      Brief
      • MERL researcher Devesh Jha has won the Rudolf Kalman Best Paper Award 2019 for the paper entitled "Imitation of Demonstrations Using Bayesian Filtering With Nonparametric Data-Driven Models". This paper, published in a Special Commemorative Issue for Rudolf E. Kalman in the ASME JDSMC in March 2018, uses Bayesian filtering for imitation learning in Hidden Mode Hybrid Systems. This award is given annually by the Dynamic Systems and Control Division of ASME to the authors of the best paper published in the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems Measurement and Control during the preceding year.
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  • MERL Publications

    •  Raghunathan, A., Jha, D.K., Romeres, D., "PYROBOCOP: Python-based Robotic Control & Optimization Package", arXiv, June 2021.
      BibTeX arXiv
      • @article{Raghunathan2021jun,
      • author = {Raghunathan, Arvind and Jha, Devesh K. and Romeres, Diego},
      • title = {PYROBOCOP: Python-based Robotic Control & Optimization Package},
      • journal = {arXiv},
      • year = 2021,
      • month = jun,
      • url = {https://arxiv.org/abs/2106.03220}
      • }
    •  Jin, S., Romeres, D., Raghunathan, A., Jha, D.K., Tomizuka, M., "Trajectory Optimization for Manipulation of Deformable Objects: Assembly of Belt Drive Units", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), June 2021.
      BibTeX TR2021-072 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Jin2021jun,
      • author = {Jin, Shiyu and Romeres, Diego and Raghunathan, Arvind and Jha, Devesh K. and Tomizuka, Masayoshi},
      • title = {Trajectory Optimization for Manipulation of Deformable Objects: Assembly of Belt Drive Units},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)},
      • year = 2021,
      • month = jun,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2021-072}
      • }
    •  Dong, S., Jha, D.K., Romeres, D., Kim, S., Nikovski, D.N., Rodriguez, A., "Tactile-RL for Insertion: Generalization to Objects of Unknown Geometry", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 2021.
      BibTeX TR2021-052 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Dong2021may,
      • author = {Dong, Siyuan and Jha, Devesh K. and Romeres, Diego and Kim, Sangwoon and Nikovski, Daniel N. and Rodriguez, Alberto},
      • title = {Tactile-RL for Insertion: Generalization to Objects of Unknown Geometry},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)},
      • year = 2021,
      • month = may,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2021-052}
      • }
    •  Tang, Y., Kojima, K., Koike-Akino, T., Wang, Y., Jha, D.K., Parsons, K., Qi, M., "Nano-Optic Broadband Power Splitter Design via Cycle-Consistent Adversarial Deep Learning", Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), May 2021.
      BibTeX TR2021-045 PDF Presentation
      • @inproceedings{Tang2021may3,
      • author = {Tang, Yingheng and Kojima, Keisuke and Koike-Akino, Toshiaki and Wang, Ye and Jha, Devesh K. and Parsons, Kieran and Qi, Minghao},
      • title = {Nano-Optic Broadband Power Splitter Design via Cycle-Consistent Adversarial Deep Learning},
      • booktitle = {Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)},
      • year = 2021,
      • month = may,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2021-045}
      • }
    •  Ota, K., Jha, D.K., Romeres, D., van Baar, J., Smith, K., Semistsu, T., Oiki, T., Sullivan, A., Nikovski, D.N., Tenanbaum, J., "Data-Efficient Learning for Complex and Real-Time Physical Problem Solving using Augmented Simulation", IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, DOI: 10.1109/​LRA.2021.3068887, Vol. 6, No. 2, March 2021.
      BibTeX TR2021-032 PDF Video Software
      • @article{Ota2021mar,
      • author = {Ota, Kei and Jha, Devesh K. and Romeres, Diego and van Baar, Jeroen and Smith, Kevin and Semistsu, Takayuki and Oiki, Tomoaki and Sullivan, Alan and Nikovski, Daniel N. and Tenanbaum, Joshua},
      • title = {Data-Efficient Learning for Complex and Real-Time Physical Problem Solving using Augmented Simulation},
      • journal = {IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters},
      • year = 2021,
      • volume = 6,
      • number = 2,
      • month = mar,
      • doi = {10.1109/LRA.2021.3068887},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2021-032}
      • }
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  • MERL Issued Patents

    • Title: "Predictive Classification of Future Operations"
      Inventors: Jha, Devesh; Zhang, Wenyu; Laftchiev, Emil; Nikovski, Daniel N.
      Patent No.: 10,996,664
      Issue Date: May 4, 2021
    • Title: "System and Method for Control Constrained Operation of Machine with Partially Unmodeled Dynamics"
      Inventors: Chakrabarty, Ankush; Jha, Devesh; Wang, Yebin
      Patent No.: 10,895,854
      Issue Date: Jan 19, 2021
    • Title: "Compact Photonic Devices"
      Inventors: Kojima, Keisuke; Tahersima, Mohammad; Koike-Akino, Toshiaki; Jha, Devesh; Wang, Bingnan; Lin, Chungwei; Parsons, Kieran
      Patent No.: 10,859,769
      Issue Date: Dec 8, 2020
    • Title: "Vehicle Automated Parking System and Method"
      Inventors: Wang, Yebin; Jha, Devesh
      Patent No.: 9,969,386
      Issue Date: May 15, 2018
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