Engineering Center, ECES 111
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, Colorado, USA
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I'm a 1st-year PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, and a research assistant in the Collaborative AI and Robotics (CAIRO) Lab, advised by Bradley Hayes.

I graduated undergrad from Cornell University in 2018, where I majored in Computer Science, specializing in and conducting research into artificial intelligence and robotics with Ross Knepper.

Since 2016, I have spent every summer interning at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. I have worked on ground segment software projects in support of the Mars InSight lander and Mars 2020 rover misions with the Instrument Data Systems section. For the summer of 2019, I will be joining JPL Robotics to work on the next generation of rover operation interfaces.

Some of my interests outside of work include the natural world, astronomy, aviation and space travel, reading (both books and Wikipedia articles), and exploring.


I'm interested in collaborative autonomy approaches to robotic planning and control, wherein humans are able to provide cognitive and perceptual assistance to autonomous agents. The goal of my research is to help create safe, efficient, and flexible robotic systems suitable for challenging real-world domains, from manufacturing to search & rescue to solar system exploration.

Within this theme, I'm additionally interested in interfaces for robotic operation, explainable artificial intelligence, verifiable robotics, and heirarchical reinforcement learning.


  Workshops, Symposia, & Posters

  • Matthew B. Luebbers, Connor Brooks, Minjae John Kim, Daniel Szafir, and Bradley Hayes. (2019). Augmented Reality Interface for Constrained Learning from Demonstration. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality for Human-Robot Interaction (VAM-HRI 2019). Daegu, South Korea. PDF
  • Matthew B. Luebbers, Ramchandran Muthukumar, Madeleine Udell, and Ross A. Knepper. (2017). Planning Aerial Survey Missions using Low Rank Approximation. Presented: Northeast Robotics Colloquium (NERC 2017). Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Teaching Assistantships

  • CS 4700: Foundations of Artificial Intelligence.
    Cornell University, Fall '17.
  • CS 3410: Computer Systems Organization and Programming.
    Cornell University, Fall '16 - Spring '17.
  • CS 2110: Object-Oriented Programming and Data Structures.
    Cornell University, Fall '15 - Spring '16.
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