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Jeremy C Ma
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Biography (more>>)
Jeremy Ma is currently a researcher in the Computer Vision Group at JPL. His current work focuses on algorithmic development for sensing and perception of autonomous systems, with an emphasis on 3D object modeling and estimation.

Dr. Ma earned his PhD in the robotics research group at Caltech where he developed real-time methods for robust 3D object detection and tracking using stereo-vision. While at Caltech, Dr. Ma also participated in the DARPA Urban Challenge, a race between autonomous vehicles in urban settings, leading the sensing group for TeamCaltech.

Education (more>>)
* PhD in Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2009
* MS in Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2005
* BS in Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2004

Professional Experience (more>>)
* Researcher in JPL's Computer Vision Group since January 2010.
* 1 year as part-time software developer for local start-up company
* 1 year as part-time faculty at Art Center College of Design, teaching Robotics

Research Interests (more>>)
* 3D object detection and pose estimation
* Sensor planning for improved perception
* Probabilistic methods for 3D object search

Selected Publications (more>>)

J. Ma, S. Susca, M. Bajracharya, L. Matthies, M. Malchano, D. Wooden, "Robust Multi-Sensor, Day/Night 6-DOF Pose Estimation for a Dynamic Legged Vehicle in GPS-denied Environments," International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2012.

N. Hudson, T. Howard, J. Ma, A. Jain, M. Bajracharya, S. Myint, C. Kuo, L. Matthies, P. Backes, P. Hebert, T. Fuchs, J. Burdick, "End-to-End Dextrous Manipulation with Deliberate Interactive Estimation," International Conference on Robotics and Automation (Finalist Best Manipulation Paper), 2012.

P. Hebert, N. Hudson, J. Ma, T. Howard, T. Fuchs, M. Bajracharya, J. Burdick, "Combined Shape, Appearance and Silhouette for Simultaneous Manipulator and Object Tracking," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2012.

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