General Information

Full Name Aniruddh G. Puranic
E-mail puranic[at]usc[dot]edu


  • 2024 (expected)
    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    • Safe human-robot interaction: Learning-from-Demonstrations with Temporal Logics
    • Probabilistic inference of human behaviors via temporal logic-based reward functions
    • Specification-guided LfD
  • 2018
    Master of Science (M.S.)
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    • Intelligent Robotics specialization
  • 2016
    Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.)
    B.M.S. College of Engineering, Bangalore, India
    • Computer Science and Engineering


  • Summer 2022
    Research Intern
    SRI International, Princeton, USA
    • Reinforcement learning for continual/lifelong learning in multi-agent systems
  • 2019
    Toyota North America R\&D - InfoTech Labs, Mountain View, USA
    • Intelligent Connected Systems division
    • Data management via edge computing for connected vehicles

Academic Activities and Interests

  • Co-curricular activities.
    • Review Editor for "Frontiers in Robotics and AI: Human-Robot Interaction"
    • Invited talk at Galois, Inc. on "Reinforcement Learning from Demonstrations with Temporal Logics", March 2021
    • 1 US patent (number 11,394,612) granted: Distributed systems and extracting configurations for edge servers using driving scenario awareness
    • 3 other US Patent Applications filed
  • Interests.
    • Reinforcement learning
    • Learning from demonstrations/imitation learning
    • Formal methods and logic-based reasoning, verification

Other Interests

  • Hobbies: Electronic music production, Tennis.