Weizhe (Wesley) Chen 陈伟哲
Welcome to my homepage! I am a Ph.D. student (expected to graduate in 2023) at Indiana University - Bloomington, co-advised by Lantao Liu (Vehicle Autonomy and Intelligence Lab) and Roni Khardon. I am working with Diego Romeres at MERL this summer.
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. The learning process of humans and animals involves active information gathering for building a better mental model that matches the external reality.
Can robots exhibit exploratory behavior? Motivated by this question, I develop uncertainty-aware machine learning methods and information-driven planning and control algorithms that help the intelligent robots make informed decisions by actively gathering information in unknown, unstructured, or dynamic environments. In general, my research interests lie in the intersection of Robot Learning and Decision Making under Uncertainty.
I believe that communication and collaboration facilitate creativity, critical thinking, and responsible research. Please do not hesitate to contact me!
My name 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 😜
- [Jun 2022] Attentive Kernel won the Best Student Paper Award at RSS 2022!
- [Apr 2022] One paper accepted by RSS 2022
- [Feb 2022] Summer internship at Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory (MERL)
- [Jan 2022] One paper accepted by ICRA 2022
- [Dec 2021] Our work is posted on Amazon Science
- [Nov 2021] Field experiment on a quarry lake
- [Nov 2021] Shared ROS driver of BlueRobotics single-beam sonar.
- [Aug 2021] Field experiment on the Monroe Lake
- [Mar 2021] Tested USV on the University Lake.
- [Dec 2019] Tested unmanned surface vessel (USV) in the IU swimming pool
- [Sep 2019] Paper accepted by CDC 2019.
- [Jun 2019] Paper accepted by RSS 2019.