My name is Anusha, and I'm a fourth year Ph.D. student in EECS at UC Berkeley. I am advised by Prof. Sergey Levine (Robotic AI and Learning Lab) and Prof. Ron Fearing (Biomimetic Millisystems Lab). My current research interests lie in deep learning for control, to generate behaviors for robots that are both autonomous as well as applicable in the real-world (through being generalizable/robust/adaptive). I'm currently doing an internship on the Robotics team at Google Brain, working on model-based reinforcement learning methods with applications in dexterous manipulation.
I completed my undergraduate studies in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where I was an undergraduate research assistant at the Micro and Nanotechnology Lab and Bretl Research Group. I have previously worked as a robotics instructor at MySTEM Academy, a coach at Campus Middle School for Girls for FIRST Lego League competitions, a researcher at Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute, a Product Engineering intern at Texas Instruments, an intern in the Control and Autonomous Systems Engineering group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and a software engineering intern at Carnegie Robotics.Email: nagaban2 AT berkeley DOT edu