Weizhe (Wesley) Chen 陈伟哲

Welcome to my homepage! I am a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate at Indiana University - Bloomington, co-advised by Lantao Liu (Vehicle Autonomy and Intelligence Lab) and Roni Khardon. I spent a wonderful summer at MERL working with Diego Romeres.

This is my fluffy friend – Caramel – playing around with the Crazyflie drone 😂. She listens attentively, touching, sniffing, and changing the angle of view to know more about the drone.

Can robots exhibit such active information gathering behavior to reduce perception, localization, or planning uncertainty? Motivated by this question, I develop Bayesian Learning methods that characterize uncertainty and Informative Planning algorithms that make informed decisions considering the uncertainty. I am also broadly interested in Robot Learning and Decision Making under Uncertainty.

I believe that communication and collaboration facilitate creativity, critical thinking, and responsible research. If you feel like getting in touch, please feel free to drop me an email: chenweiz[AT]iu.edu

If you are curious about my name, it consists of two Chinese characters — Wei(伟) Zhe(哲) — which means “great philosophy” and pronounces like “wager”. I also go by Wesley to make it easier 😜