My name is Chris (Christoforos) Mavrogiannis. I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering of the University of Washington, working with Prof. Siddhartha Srinivasa and the Personal Robotics Lab.
I received my M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University, where I worked with Prof. Ross A. Knepper on the design of motion planning algorithms for social robot navigation. My work proposes a series of inference and planning mechanisms, designed according to insights from psychology and sociology and using tools from topology, machine learning and human-robot interaction. For my PhD research, I have been recognized as a best paper award nominee, a HRI Pioneer, a RSS Pioneer, I have been invited to special issues of IJRR (Impact factor: 6.134) and have received press coverage.
Prior to that, I received a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, where I worked with Prof. Kostas J. Kyriakopoulos on the design of grasp planning algorithms for multifingered robot hands and on the design of open-source robotic and prosthetic hands. My work was recognized with the Robotdalen International Innovation Award, the Hackaday Prize, and received press coverage. More details about me can be found in my CV.