About Me

Hi! I am a fourth-year student in the integrated BS/MS program at IIIT Hyderabad, India. I am interested in vision-based navigation and manipulation. I am an undergraduate researcher at Robotics Research Center, advised by Prof. K. Madhava Krishna.

I spent my summer of 2021 working under Prof. David Held at Carnegie Mellon University. I formulated a differentiable version of linear dynamic systems, which could be used as a building block to accelerate the learning and transfer of policies.

I have recently started working on a semester-long project under Prof. Makarand Tapaswi. The project aims to learn manipulation policies directly from human demonstrations like these.


I find it fascinating that starting with bulding blocks in Probabilistic and Statistical thinking and throwing in some Linear Algebra and Calculus in the mix, we can accomplish extremely powerful function approximators that can emulate knowledge-based reasoning. At present I am focusing on laying down firm roots in the basics, and taking an applied look at ML and Robotics. As I move forward, I will explore the theoritical aspects of ML and Robotics more deeply when I am better equipped with fundamental tools.

I am additionally interesting in learning new things - this could be anything interesting in mathematics or computer science.

If you’re in Hyderabad area and are looking for collaborators for ML/CV projects, please feel free to get in touch!

Selected Coursework

  1. Linear Algebra
  2. Probability and Statistics
  3. Algorithms Analysis and Design
  4. Data Structure and Algorithms
  5. Mobile Robotics
  6. Robotics, Planning and Navigation
  7. Machine, Data and Learning
  8. Statistical Methods in AI
  9. Topics in Applied Optimisation
  10. Optimisation Methods
  11. Deep Learning Specialisation (Coursera)



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Mohammad Nomaan Qureshi