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Anushri Dixit

Postdoctoral Researcher

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I am currently a postdoc in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University, advised by Prof. Anirudha Majumdar. I completed my PhD in Control and Dynamical Systems from California Institute of Technology, advised by Prof. Joel Burdick. My research interests are broadly in control theory, robotics, and stochastic optimization. More specifically, I work on risk-averse motion planning algorithms and traversability analysis for autonomous robots in extreme terrain. These algorithms provide robustness guarantees towards distribution shifts in the planning framework. 


Anushri Dixit, Mohamadreza Ahmadi, and Joel W. Burdick. "Risk-Averse Receding Horizon Motion Planning." Submitted to Artificial Intelligence Journal, Special Issue on Risk-aware Autonomous Systems: Theory and Practice (2022).

Skylar X. Wei*, Anushri Dixit*, Shashank Tomar, and Joel W. Burdick. "Moving Obstacle Avoidance: a Data-Driven Risk-Aware Approach." In IEEE Control System Letters (2022).

David D. Fan, Kyohei Otsu, Yuki Kubo, Anushri Dixit, Joel Burdick, and Ali-Akbar Agha-Mohammadi. "STEP: Stochastic Traversability Evaluation and Planning for Risk-Aware Off-road Navigation." In Robotics: Science and Systems, pp. 1-21. RSS Foundation (2021).


Recent news: (March 2023) Our paper titled "Adaptive Conformal Prediction for Motion Planning among Dynamic Agents" was accepted to the 5th Annual Learning for Dynamics & Control Conference. (March 2023) I started as a postdoc at Princeton in Prof. Anirudha Majumdar's group. (Feb 2023) Honored to be recognized for Outstanding Service as Reviewer of the IEEE Control System Letters - 2022. (Feb 2023) Successfully defended my thesis! (Dec 2022) Skylar Wei and I received the Outstanding Student Paper Award at CDC 2022 for our paper titled "Moving Obstacle Avoidance: A data-driven, risk-aware approach". (Nov 2022) I was named a Rising Star in Data Science by the UChicago DSI Institute. (Oct 2022) Presented at the UW Robotics Colloquium.

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