PhD Student
School of Interactive Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology

Email varunagrawal @

I am a PhD student in Computer Science in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech advised by Prof. Frank Dellaert.

My areas of research are Robotics, Computer Vision, and Machine Learning. I am particularly interested in mobile robot autonomy and the mathematical tools and techniques to enable this.


Latest Updates
  • I'll be spending summer 2021 working with Hayk Martiros and the awesome team at Skydio as an autonomy research intern.
  • Our paper "Continuous-time State & Dynamics Estimation using a Pseudo-Spectral Parameterization" has been accepted to ICRA 2021.
  • Spending the summer at the Institute for Human Machine Cognition, Pensacola, working on humanoids.
  • I passed my PhD Qualifying Exam. My areas were Perception and Robotics with my committe being Frank, Judy Hoffman, Seth Hutchinson, and Greg Turk.

  • OMSCS 6475 Computational Photography, TA with Prof. Irfan Essa
  • CS 4476/6476 Fall 2017 Computer Vision, TA with Prof. James Hays
  • CS 4476/6476 Fall 2016 Computer Vision, TA with Prof. James Hays

Office - 308K, College of Computing

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