Hi! I am Praveen Palanisamy, currently (Aug 2018) an Autonomous Driving AI Researcher at General Motors R&D in Michigan. I develop planning and decision making algorithms and architecture using Deep Reinforcement Learning. Before that , I was at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University where I worked on Autonomous Navigation, Perception and Artificial Intelligence. I have experience developing complete autonomous, robotic systems from scratch. Also, I have intensive full-stack autonomous robotic systems development experience including software + hardware debugging skills to solve challenging practical problems. Checkout my Projects, Blog and Activities:

[USPTO Publication] Trajectory Planning for Autonomous Driving using Graph Search & Bezier Curves

December 6, 2018

[USPTO Publication] Trajectory Planning for Autonomous Driving using Graph Search & Bezier Curves

Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for controlling a vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving vehicle state data,…

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[Published, ITSC18]POMDP and Hierarchical Options MDP with Continuous Actions for Autonomous Driving at Intersections

November 4, 2018

[Published, ITSC18]POMDP and Hierarchical Options MDP with Continuous Actions for Autonomous Driving at Intersections

Abstract: When applying autonomous driving technology to real-world scenarios, environmental uncertainties make the development of decision-making algorithms difficult. Modeling the…

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GM Award for invention – Vehicle state estimation failure detection using Deep Learning

October 31, 2018

GM Award for invention – Vehicle state estimation failure detection using Deep Learning

GM award for protected (secret) method invention: “Apparatus and Methodology for Deep Learning Based State Estimation Failure Detection”, 2017

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3rd rank – Full Stack Deep Learning certification exam

October 29, 2018

3rd rank – Full Stack Deep Learning certification exam

Full Stack Deep Learning certification exam What was it?: Hands-on program for developers familiar with the basics of deep learning…

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[Published, IV18]Automatic Curriculum Generation for RL in Autonomous Vehicles in Urban Environment

June 26, 2018

[Published, IV18]Automatic Curriculum Generation for RL in Autonomous Vehicles in Urban Environment

Abstract: We address the problem of learning autonomous driving behaviors in urban intersections using deep reinforcement learning (DRL). DRL has…

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[Published, IV18]Learning Vehicle Surrounding-aware Lane-changing Behavior from Observed Trajectories

June 26, 2018

[Published, IV18]Learning Vehicle Surrounding-aware Lane-changing Behavior from Observed Trajectories

Abstract: Predicting lane-changing intentions has long been a very active area of research in the autonomous driving community. However, most…

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[Patent Pending] Unsupervised learning agents for environment interpretation and human-like driving behaviors with visual reasoning

September 6, 2017

[Patent Pending] Unsupervised learning agents for environment interpretation and human-like driving behaviors with visual reasoning

Abstract: Systems and method are provided for controlling a vehicle. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes: training an autonomous…

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[USPTO Publication] Method for Automated Vehicle Route Traversal

April 28, 2017

[USPTO Publication] Method for Automated Vehicle Route Traversal

Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for providing autonomous driving system functions. The apparatus includes a communication system configured to…

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M.S, Robotic Systems Development (MRSD), Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.A, Dec’15

B.Tech, Electrical & Electronics Engineering (8th semester), Deakin University, Australia, June’14

B.Tech, Electrical & Electronics Engineering (1-7 Semesters), VIT University, India, 2014

Teaching Assistant, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA. Aug’15 – Dec’15

Robotic Systems Developer Intern, Discovery Robotics, Pittsburgh, USA. May’15-Aug’15

Research Assistant, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, US. Aug’14-May’15

Computer Vision Engineer, Cladoop Inc. Mar’14-Aug’14

Embedded Systems Developer – Intern, Nagra-Kudelski group, Bangalore, India. June’12-Aug’12

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Praveen Palanisamy
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AI Researcher
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General Motors