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Erdem Bıyık

I am an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Southern California, doing research on artificial intelligence for human-robot interaction, robot learning, and multi-agent systems.

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About Me

I am an assistant professor in Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science and, by courtesy, in Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Southern California. I lead the Learning and Interactive Robot Autonomy Lab (LiraLab). Broadly, I am interested in artificial intelligence for robotics. In my research, I use tools from machine learning, artificial intelligence, optimization, game theory, robotics, information theory, and cognitive science. Specifically, I work on robot learning from humans, human-robot collaboration, and learning in multi-agent systems.

Prior to joining USC, I was a postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley's CHAI, working with Prof. Stuart Russell and Prof. Anca Dragan. I completed my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. I was advised by Prof. Dorsa Sadigh in Intelligent and Interactive Autonomous Systems Group (ILIAD). I spent Summer 2021 as a research intern at Google, working with Dr. Yinlam Chow, Dr. Mohammad Ghavamzadeh, and Prof. Craig Boutilier. I got my B.Sc. degree in electrical and electronics engineering at Bilkent University, where I conducted research in Prof. Tolga Çukur's lab.