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Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
- neuro-symbolic learning for safe autonomy
- robot learning from demonstrations/imitation learning
- deep reinforcement learning
- formal verification of autonomous cyber-physical systems
- explainable AI for human-robot interactions
I was a research intern during Summer 2022 at SRI International’s Center for Vision Technologies (CVT), working on lifelong learning. Prior to joining the PhD program, I was a Researcher in the Intelligent Connected Systems (ICS) Division at Toyota North America - InfoTech Labs (formerly, Toyota InfoTechnology Center) where I worked on data-driven formal specification for connected vehicle applications using edge computing.
I graduated with a masters in Computer Science (Intelligent Robotics specialization) from USC in 2018 and received my bachelors from B.M.S College of Engineering, India in 2016.
I am also an electronic music producer under the alias Andy-Ruddh and my sounds consist of raw and hypnotic techno. My music has been supported by Richie Hawtin, a pioneer of this genre. My label-debut EP reached its highest ranking of #31 on the Beatport Global Techno charts in February 2023.
You can find my discography here.
USC (Academic only): puranic[at]usc[dot]edu