Kartik Talamadupula  Kartik Talamadupula photo       

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Research Staff Member - AI
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA


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Professional Associations:  Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence  |  Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)  |  IEEE

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Kartik Talamadupula is a research staff member at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York in the Human Agent Collaboration (HAC) group within the Embodied Cognition (EC) department. His research interests lie in the field of Automated Planning, within the wider umbrella of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and in examining the issues inherent in using automated planners as mediators for human-machine teams. Specifically, this covers topics such as planning representations, heuristic search techniques, cost-sensitive and temporal planning, model acquisition, and replanning and execution monitoring. He also has research interests in crowdsourced planning, and information retrieval on social media (specifically Twitter).

He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in Fall 2014 from Arizona State University, where he worked on extending the frontiers of AI planning methods and technologies. His research focused on understanding, analyzing, and extending the role that automated planners can play as part of integrated AI systems that interact directly and cooperatively with humans. His work has been published at NIPS, AAAI, ICAPS, HRI, IROS, IAAI, ACS, ICWSM, CIKM, and HCOMP; and presented at various international workshops and systems demonstrations. He has been a recipient of the Science Foundation Arizona Fellowship, ASU's University Graduate Fellowship, and received a letter of commendation from the University President's Office for his contribution to ASU's academic and research enterprise. He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Arizona State University, and was recognized as the Distinguished Undergraduate Senior.