I am a Ph.D. candidate in Dr. Lydia
Kavraki's Physical and Biological
I received a B.S. in Joint Honors Mathematics and Computer Science
from McGill University, Montreal, Canada in 2000 and a
M.S. in Computer Science from Rice University in 2003.
Broadly, my research is about developing approaches for reasoning
computationally about physical systems. I'm currently
interested in algorithmic generation of motion for dynamical systems,
particularly when the system of interest is not "nice" from a
control theory perspective.
- Motion Planning for
Robots with Non-Trivial Dynamics.
- Sampling-based Roadmap of Trees.
- Localization using the signal strength of Wireless
Ethernet network packets.
Knot untangling using motion planning.
Simulated knot tying.
My complete list of publications can be found at
A.M. Ladd's publications.
- Ladd, A. M. and Kavraki, L. E. . Motion Planning in the Presence of Drift, Underactuation and Discrete System Changes. In
Robotics: Science and Systems, MIT, Boston, MA, June 2005.
- Plaku, E., Bekris, K. E., Chen, B. Y., Ladd, A. M. , and Kavraki, L. E.. Sampling-Based Roadmap of Trees for Parallel Motion
Planning. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, pp. to appear, 2005.
- Haeberlen, A., Flannery, E., Ladd, A. M. , Rudys, A., Wallach, D. S., and Kavraki, L. E.. Practical Robust Localization over
Large-Scale 802.11 Wireless Networks. In Proceedings of the Tenth ACM International Conference on Mobile
Computing and Networking (MOBICOM 2004), pp. 70–84, Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 26 - Oct. 1 2004.
- Ladd, A. M. and Kavraki, L. E.. Measure Theoretic Analysis of Probabilistic Path Planning. IEEE Transactions on Robotics
and Automation, 20(2):229–242, April 2004.
- Ladd, A. M. and Kavraki, L. E.. Using Motion Planning for Knot Untangling. International Journal of Robotics Research,
- Paper invited to ACM
Journal on Special Topics in Mobile Networks and Applications
- Fellowship to pursue research at the Doctoral level from the
Quebec government ( Fonds de
recherche sur la nature et les technologies )
, $20000(CAN) per year for three years (Fall 2002 -- Summer 2005).
- International Conference on AI Planning Systems (ICAPS 2004). Invited to give a
half-day tutorial session on Robot Motion Planning.
- Paper invited to International Journal of Robotics
Research (IJRR), 2004.
- Paper invited to Eleventh
International Symposium of Robotics Research (ISRR) , 2003.
- Rice University High Stipend Award on entry, Fall 2000.
- Fellowship to pursue research at the Master's level from the
Quebec government ( Fonds de
recherche sur la nature et les technologies ), $15000(CAN) per year for two years (Fall 2000 -- Summer 2002).
- National Science and Engineering
Research Counsel of Canada
Summer Undergraduate Research Award, $5000(CAN) for the summer,
received separately in Summer 1999 and in Summer 2000.
Andrew M. Ladd
Attn. Dept. of Computer Science
Mail Stop 132
Houston, TX 77005
office: Duncan Hall 3121
e-mail: aladd /AT/ cs.rice.edu
personal webpage: www.cs.rice.edu/~aladd