Ravi Pandya

Robotics PhD Student

Carnegie Mellon University

As of fall 2020, I am a PhD student in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University advised by Prof. Changliu Liu. I am grateful to be funded by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

Previously, I was a data scientist at the Global AI Accelerator (GAIA) within Ericsson.

As an undergrad at Berkeley, I primarily worked with Prof. Anca Dragan, but I also had the privilege of working in Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy's and Prof. Ron Fearing's labs.


  • Robotics
  • Human-Robot Interaction



PhD Student

The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University

Aug 2020 – Present Pittsburgh, PA
Working towards a PhD in robotics under Prof. Changliu Liu.

Data Scientist

Ericsson Global AI Accelerator

Sep 2019 – Sep 2020 Santa Clara, California
Used multi-agent deep reinforcement learning to optimize radio network performance. Outlined and implemented production ready Python code for life cycle management of machine learning models.

Undergraduate Student Instructor

EE 206A - Intro to Robotics

Aug 2018 – Dec 2018 Berkeley, California
Led labs for graduate-level course and got students familiar with kinematics/dynamics of robots.

Undergraduate Researcher

University of California, Berkeley

Dec 2016 – May 2019 Berkeley, California
Worked in multiple robotics labs on human-robot interaction and related problems.


Nonverbal Robot Feedback for Human Teachers

Human-AI Learning Performance in Multi-Armed Bandits

Learning Image-Conditioned Dynamics Models for Under-actuated Legged Millirobots

Learning Human Ergonomic Preferences for Handovers

Recent Talks

Nonverbal Robot Feedback for Human Teachers

CoRL 2019 Oral, Acceptance: 5.3%