Hey, nice to meet you!

I’m Sean Kirmani <sean@kirmani.io>, a roboticist, researcher, scientist, and student. I’m years old — that’s days to be exact!
I interned at X working on robot perception in Summer 2017 and will be returning full-time after graduation. Previously, I’ve worked on image-based lighting for augmented reality with the Project Tango team at Google VR/AR.
I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. I spent four years as a robotics research assistant with various professors in the Robotics Lab at UT Austin. I have experience in behavior architectures, perception, planning, navigation, manipulation, and machine learning.
I enjoy working on “real world computing” — specifically robotics, computer graphics, and computer vision. Computer graphics is how we see machines currently, computer vision is how machines see the world, and robots are how machines interact with the world.
I like robotics because I’m interested in the interaction between people and artificial intelligence! I’m interested in understanding how people interact with each other and technology, understanding why we think interacting with robots seems so “robotic”, and using that understanding to make robots seem a little less “robotic”. A summary of my technical interests are below:

  • Robot Learning
  • Human–Robot Interaction
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Computer Vision
  • Computer Graphics
  • Physical Simulation
  • Augmented Reality

My résumé is available if you want to be all, like, formal and stuff, dude.