Liam Paull

missing Assistant Professor
DIRO (Computer Science)
Université de Montréal

Chief Operating Officer
Duckietown Foundation

CIFAR AI Chair Holder

Associate member of Mila

Office: AA3341
Ph: 514-343-6111 ext. 26949

About Me

I am an assistant professor at the Université de Montréal. I lead the Montreal robotics and embodied AI lab. I am also affiliated affiliated with Mila and I hold a CIFAR AI Chair. In general, my research lab is focussed on building representations of the world (such as for simultaneous localization and mapping), modelling of uncertainty, and building better workflows to teach robotic agents new tasks (such as through simulation or demonstration). Here’s a link to my official short bio.

I am also a director of the Duckietown Foundation. We are always looking for more contributors please contact us for more info.

Interested to join my group?

Previously, I was a research scientist in the Distributed Robotics Lab led by Prof. Daniela Rus where I led the CSAIL/Toyota Autonomous Car Project. Previously to that I was a Postdoc in the Marine Robotics Group headed by Prof. John J. Leonard. I completed my PhD at the University of New Brunswick under the co-supervision of Profs. Mae Seto, Liuchen Chang, Howard Li.

Recent News

  • Aug. 15, 2019 - I'm an Area Chair for CoRL
  • Aug. 1, 2019 - Our paper "Deep Active Localization" got accepted into Robotics and Automation Letters. Congrats Sai and all.
  • Jan. 15, 2018 - Two papers from our work on autonomous driving accepted to ICRA 2019, with very complementary approaches. "Learning steering bounds for parallel autonomous systems" (congrats Alex) and "Autonomous vehicle navigation in rural environments without detailed prior maps" (congrats Teddy).
  • Jul 1, 2017 - I am now an assistant professor at l'Université de Montréal in the Départment d’Informatique et de Recherche Opérationnelle (DIRO)
  • Oct 16, 2017 - Our Paper "Hybrid Control and Learning with Coresets for Autonomous Vehicles" with Guy Rosman and Daniela Rus was accepted to IROS 2017

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