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Abhishek Cauligi


Abhishek Cauligi is a Robotics Technologist at JPL in the Robotic Surface Mobility Group. His research interests lie in leveraging recent advances in nonlinear optimization, machine learning, and control theory towards planning and control for complex robotic systems.

Abhishek received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor and his PhD. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University under the supervision of Prof. Marco Pavone, where he was a recipient of the NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF/NSTRGO).

Research Interests

  • Optimal control and trajectory optimization
  • Data-driven numerical optimization


Ph.D., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University (2021).

B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (2016).