Hong (Herbert) Cai

Ph.D. Candidate [CV]
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara

M.S., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2015
B.Eng., Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2013

Lab: Harold Frank Hall 4148
Email: hcai [at] ece.ucsb.edu

I am currently a 5th-year Ph.D. student under the supervision of Prof. Yasamin Mostofi. My main research interest is human-robot collaborations. I study how to learn and predict human performance and response by utilizing collected large-scale human data and machine learning techniques. Such human predictions are then incorporated into the optimization of the robot's decision-making, which improves the overall effectiveness of the human-robot collaboration. In addition, I am interested in robotic planning problems where the robot's various actions (e.g., sensing, motion, and communication) are jointly optimized and planned.

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Paper Repository on Human-Robot Collaboration

We have compiled a paper repository to provide a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art of different aspects of human-robot collaboration. Please check out the repository for more details.

Released Data and Code for Predicting Human Visual Performance:

We have made publicly available our data and code for predicting human visual performance using machine learning, which is developed in our RSS16 paper. For more details, please check out the data and code site.


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Prof. Yasamin Mostofi's Homepage

Electrical & Computer Engineering at UCSB