Affiliate Assistant Research Professor
Assistant Research Professor UMIACS
- Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 2017
Dr. Aniket Bera is an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) with appointments/affiliations with the Department of Computer Science, Maryland Robotics Center (James Clark School of Engineering), Brain and Behavior Initiative, and Maryland Transportation Institute (MTI). Prior to this, he was a Research Assistant Professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his Ph.D. in 2017 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
His core research interests are in Robotics, Emotion AI, Computer Graphics (Physically-based Modelling and Simulation, AR/VR), Multi-agent Modeling, Affective Computing, Motion Planning, Autonomous Vehicles, Behavior-based AI, Social Robotics (HRI), Data-Driven Crowd Simulations, Cognitive modeling: Knowledge, reasoning, and planning for intelligent characters. He is with the Geometric Algorithms for Modeling, Motion, and Animation (GAMMA) group.
His current research focuses on the social perception of intelligent agents and robotics. His research involves novel combinations of methods and collaborations in the field of computer graphics, physically-based simulation, statistical analysis, and machine learning to develop real-time computational models to learn human behaviors. Dr. Bera has previously worked in many research labs including Disney Research, Intel and Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (Govt. of India).
Dr. Bera's research has been featured in WIRED, Forbes, FastCompany, Times of India etc.