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Adaptive Motion Planning Research Group
Department of Computer Science
Mailing address:
Mail stop: MSC01 1100
1 University of New Mexico
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
office: 349B Farris
telephone: 505.688.5011
fax: 505.277.6927

Aleksandra Faust is currently a Senior Computer Science R&D Engineer at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science (with distinction) at the University of New Mexico under advisement of Prof. Lydia Tapia, a Masters of Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Bachelors in Mathematics from University of Belgrade, Serbia. Her research interests include adaptive planning algorithms for decision making and motion planning, machine learning techniques for solving complex tasks, reinforcement learning, and learning transfer, adaptation and reuse. She was awarded Sandia National Laboratories Doctoral Studies Program and New Mexico Space Grant fellowships, an Outstanding graduate student in Computer Science award.

 Dissertation: Aleksandra Faust, "Reinforcement Learning and Planning for Preference Balancing Tasks," Ph.D. Thesis, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, July 2014.(pdf, BibTex, abstract)

CV:   pdf

 Projects: Adaptive Quadrotor Control |  Robotic Task Learning

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