Nitish Dashora : Astronaut Scholarship
Nitish Dashora (’24, EECS) was born and raised in Columbus, OH. He is extremely interested in machine learning algorithms for general intelligence, namely those concerned with robotics. He has been researching AI algorithms for high-speed, off-road self-driving at Berkeley AI Research (BAIR). He has also been working with the Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience to explore semantically meaningful learning representations in computer vision. He worked at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) with autonomous racing and published as a first author in the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). He also worked at Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a Software Engineer Intern to develop his enterprise coding skills. Nitish aims to pursue a PhD in robot learning and hopes to connect neuroscience, machine learning, and decision-making through the medium of robotics to achieve true artificial general intelligence (AGI).