Samir Yitzhak Gadre

I am a 1st year Ph.D. student at Columbia University working remotely from beautiful Seattle. I am interested in embodied and 3D computer vision. I am privileged to be advised by Shuran Song and fortunate to collaborate with Kiana Ehsani.

Before Columbia, I was a software engineer at Microsoft HoloLens. I was on the Object Understanding team, where I was lucky to work with Harpreet Sawhney and Ning Xu on recently released Azure Object Anchors. With their support, I developed a passion for computer vision.

Prior to Microsoft, I was a Computer Science undergrad at Brown University. I was lucky to work with George Konidaris and Stefanie Tellex on robot programming and learning from demonstration.

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  • [Sept 2020] Joined Shuran Song's group at Columbia. Excited to be a Ph.D. student!
  • [July 2020] Promoted to Software Engineer II at Microsoft HoloLens.
  • [May 2019] Presented our robot programing mixed reality work at ICRA 2019.
  • [Feb 2019] Joined the Object Understanding team at Microsoft HoloLens.
  • [Oct 2018] Spoke at the University of Washington robotics colloquium about mixed reality human-robot interaction.
  • [May 2018] Graduated from Brown with an Sc.B. in computer science (with honors) and an A.B. in engineering.
End-User Robot Programming Using Mixed Reality
Samir Yitzhak Gadre, Eric Rosen, Gary Chien, Elizabeth Phillips, Stefanie Tellex, & George Konidaris
ICRA, 2019

Mixed reality robot programming interface for pick-and-place tasks.

Teaching Robots Using Mixed Reality
Samir Yitzhak Gadre
Brown University Undergraduate Honors Thesis, 2018

Mixed reality learning from demonstration system for pick-and-place tasks.

WiCS; mentor, fall 2020–current.

Pre-submission Application Review (PAR); reader for the CS Ph.D. Program, fall 2020.

COMS 4733: Computational Aspects of Robotics; Graduate Teaching Assistant, fall 2020.

COMS 6998: Topics in Robot Learning; Graduate Teaching Assistant, spring 2021.
CS16: Algorithms and Data Structures; Teaching Assistant, spring 2018.

CS15: Object Oriented Programming; Teaching Assistant, fall 2016.

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