Graduate Fellow: Sertac Karaman (2011)

Sertac Karaman is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) working under the supervision of Prof. Emilio Frazzoli. He is affiliated with the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) as well the Laboratory for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (CSAIL) at MIT.  

His primary research interests lie in the field of robotics, in particular the sampling-based approach to algorithmic robot motion planning, including massively-parallel implementations of sampling-based algorithms. More generally, he is interested in the analysis, design, and optimization of safety-critical embedded planning and control architectures for cyber-physical systems.  

Before joining the Ph.D. program, he has obtained an S.M. degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT (2009), and B.S. degrees in Computer Engineering and in Mechanical Engineering from the Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey (2007). 

For more information on Sertac’s research: http://www.mit.edu/~sertac/