Gaurav Sukhatme

Executive Vice Dean of Engineering


Gaurav Sukhatme is Professor of Computer Science and of Electrical Engineering-Systems at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and holds the Gordon S. Marshall Chair in Engineering.

Gaurav studied as an undergraduate education at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in Computer Science and Engineering, and obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from USC. He is the director of the USC Robotic Embedded Systems Laboratory which he founded in 2000. His research is in estimation and planning for robotics, multi-robot systems and robot networks with applications to environmental robotics. He has published extensively in these and related areas and has served as PI on numerous NSF, DARPA and ONR grants. He has served as Thesis Advisor to 22 Ph.D. students. A Fellow of the IEEE Gaurav is one of the founders of the RSS conference and was Program Chair of the two largest annual robotics conferences: IEEE ICRA (2008) and IEEE/RSJ IROS (2011). He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Springer journal Autonomous Robots. In the past he has served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, and on the editorial board of IEEE Pervasive Computing. Gaurav is the recipient of a 2002 National Science Foundation CAREER Award, a 2006 Okawa Foundation Research Grant, and a 2008-2009 USC Center for Excellence in Research Faculty Fellow.