Professor Angela Schoellig
University of Toronto
, Institute for Aerospace Studies
Expertise: robot control, learning-based control, safe robot learning with guarantees, intelligent systems, motion planning, state estimation, multi-robot coordination, mobile robots, unmanned aerial vehicles, self-driving vehicles
Angela Schoellig is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto's Institute for Aerospace Studies, and an Associate Director of the Centre for Aerial Robotics Research and Education (CARRE). She is a world-renowned expert in high-performance controls for mobile robots with a focus on learning-based approaches. Her work has been recognized by major, international awards including the Sloan Research Fellowship, the Ontario Early Researcher Award, the Connaught New Researcher Award, and the Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation Prize (one of 35 worldwide). She is also one of MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 (2017), the winner of MIT’s Enabling Society Tech Competition (2015), and one of Robohub’s “25 women in robotics you need to know about (2013)”. She is leading Toronto’s team for the SAE/GM AutoDrive Challenge, a self-driving car collegiate competition team, and is an instructor of Udacity’s flying-car nanodegree together with Sebastian Thrun (Stanford) and Nick Roy (MIT).