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’m a senior Electrical Engineering and Computer Science student at The University of Texas at Austin.
 
I interned at X on human-robot interaction in Summer 2017. Previously, I’ve worked on augmented reality with the Project Tango team at Google VR. You can check out my AR lighting feature in the Project Tango API!
 
I’m a robotics research assistant 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 this 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:
 

  • Robotics (in general)
  • Deep Robotics Learning
  • Human–Robot Interaction
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision
  • Computer Graphics
  • Augmented Reality

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



 

Projects (Outdated)

Daydream

Social communication over the internet with virtual reality. Powered by Google Cardboard.
 

Google Cardboardified Website

Make my website work in virtual reality.
 

NNlib

A neural network library for python.
 

GradRanker

A neural network based prediction model for predicting grad school admission.
 

Classie.io

A tool to see course offerings from previous semesters at UT Austin.