Jean Oh


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  • Carnegie Mellon University, Robotics Institute, Faculty Member

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  • ISEA2020

    Jean Oh is a faculty member at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, USA. Jean is passionate about creating persistent robots that can co-exist and collaborate with humans in shared environments, continuously learning to improve themselves over time through training, exploration, and interactions. Jean received her Ph.D. in Language and Information Technologies at Carnegie Mellon University, M.S. in Computer Science at Columbia University, and B.S. in Biotechnology at Yonsei University in South Korea.

    Jean heads an interdisciplinary research group, Bot Intelligence Group (BIG); her team has won two Best Paper Awards in Cognitive Robotics at IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in 2015 and 2018 for the works on following natural language directions in unknown environments and socially-compliant robot navigation in human crowds, in 2015 and 2018, respectively.

    ISEA2019

    Jean Oh is a faculty member at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Jean is passionate about creating persistent robots that can co-exist with humans in shared environments, learning to improve themselves over time through continuous training, exploration, and interactions. Her current research is focused on the intersection between vision, language, and planning in robotics. Jean has been leading several robot intelligence tasks in government, defense, and commercial projects in various problem domains including soldier-robot teaming, self-driving cars, disaster response, eldercare, and healthcare.

    Jean heads an interdisciplinary research group, Bot Intelligence Group (BIG), that currently includes 10 graduate and 2 undergraduate students from the Robotics Institute, Language Technologies Institute, Computer Science Department, Machine Learning Department, School of Information Science, and Mechanical Engineering Department. Jean’s team has won two Best Paper Awards in Cognitive Robotics at IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in 2015 and 2018 for the works on natural language understanding in robot navigation and socially-compliant robot navigation in human crowds, in 2015 and 2018, respectively.

    Jean received her Ph.D. in Language and Information Technologies at Carnegie Mellon University, M.S. in Computer Science at Columbia University, and B.S. in Biotechnology at Yonsei University in South Korea


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  • Pennsylvania, United States of America

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