Jimmy is a software engineer at Aurora Innovation, a start-up in the autonomous vehicle space that recently acquired Uber's self-driving car branch. His primary responsibility is developing machine learning algorithms and infrastructure that teach cars to make intelligent decisions from human demonstrations. He is particularly interested in research related to Imitation Learning and Reinforcement Learning in robotics applications. Prior to Aurora, he attended Carnegie Mellon University where he got his BS and MS in Computer Science/Robotics. In his free time, he likes playing basketball and poker with his friends. He has especially been addicted to playing poker during the pandemic.
His talk will include an overview of how self-driving cars work, and how computer science is used to solve decision making problems in autonomous vehicles. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions virtually.