Matt Giamou

Hello! I'm a PhD student working on state estimation and planning under Prof. Jonathan Kelly at the Space and Terrestrial Autonomous Robotic Systems (STARS) at the University of Toronto. I received my SM in aerospace engineering with the Aerospace Controls Lab at MIT in 2017, and my BASc in engineering science from UofT in 2015.

My research focuses on convex optimization for fast and hopefully provably optimal or robust solutions to geometric problems in robotics. This approach has yielded results in multi-sensor calibration, supervised deep learning for rotations, and inverse kinematics. I believe that developing a mathematically rich and clearly articulated science of robotics is just as important as design and engineering, and hope to contribute to the safe and socially responsible deployment of robots and other autonomous systems.