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Nilanjan Chakraborty 

ChakrabortyAssociate Professor

212 Heavy Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2300

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Phone: (631) 632-9327
Fax: (631) 632-8544

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  • Ph. D., 2008, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Professional Experience

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook University, 2014 - Present

Research Interests and History 

Nilanjan Chakraborty joined the Mechanical Engineering Faculty at Stony Brook University in the Fall of 2014. His research interests are in robotics, artificial intelligence, dynamical systems, and applied optimization. He is interested in developing capabilities for robots that will allow them to work robustly and reliably with or without human teammates and enable long-term autonomy in robotic systems. He specializes in developing contact dynamics based algorithms for manipulation planning, robot motion planning, and distributed planning for multi-robot systems. He is a member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society and ACM. He has served as a reviewer for leading robotics journals and conferences and also served as an Associate Editor for IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. He was a recipient of the Best Paper Award (Computer Systems Technical Group) at the Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society in 2013 and the Best Student Paper Award at Robotics: Science and Systems Conference in 2007.