Rohan ChitnisIn May 2016, I graduated with Highest Honors from UC Berkeley, with a BS in EECS. In September 2016, I began my PhD at MIT EECS, within CSAIL. In between, I interned as a software engineer at Airbnb, doing machine learning with the Search Ranking team.
In January 2016, I was selected as one of 40 Finalists for the Hertz Fellowship, a highly reputable fellowship for student researchers in the physical, biological, and engineering sciences.
In December 2015, I was selected as the Runner-up for the 2016 Computing Research Association (CRA) Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award (Male, PhD-granting institution).
At UC Berkeley, I conducted research primarily in artificial intelligence for robotics, within Pieter Abbeel's Robot Learning Lab. My work was in hierarchical task and motion planning, which tries to get robots to execute tasks that require a long sequence of steps, like cleaning a room. I also dabbled in natural language processing with John DeNero.
I was a Teaching Assistant for 6 semesters at Berkeley, for courses in machine learning, artificial intelligence, introductory computer science, and computer architecture.