Academic Service

2016


2016


2015




2015



2014



2017


2016


2016


2015


2012 - 2015


​2015

2015



2014



2013


2013 - 2014


2012 - 2014


1992 - 1996

Google Brain, Mountain View, California
Senior Researcher


Waymo / Google X, Mountain View, California

Senior Research Robotics Engineer


Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Senior Computer Science R&D Engineer


MDC, Southfield, Michigan
Business Analyst

Delphi, Troy, Michigan
Technical Lead


Edcor, Pontiac, Michigan
Software Engineer

A. Raymond, Rochester Hills, Michigan
Software Engineer

Silvercube, Inc., Rochester, Michigan
Internet Programmer

Honors and Awards

Education

Experience

2017 - Present


2015 - 2017



2006 - 2015



2005



2002 - 2004



2002



2001 - 2002



2000 - 2001

Tom L. Popejoy Award, University of Mexico, the best doctoral dissertation in Engineering, Mathematics, and Science in the period 2011-2014 


Outstanding Graduate Student in Computer Science Award, University of New Mexico School of Engineering

Tech Fiesta Albuquerque, Tech Talent Showcase 3rd place, Albuquerque, NM

New Mexico Space Grant Consortium Scholarship

Sandia National Laboratories Doctoral Studies Program Fellow

Young Scientist Fellow, Belgrade, Serbia

Ph.D. in Computer Science (with distinction), University of New Mexico,  Albuquerque, NM

GPA  4.00 / 4.00

  • Dissertation Title: “Reinforcement Learning and Planning for Preference Balancing Tasks," Advisor: Lydia Tapia  


Associate’s Certificate in Project Management, George Washington University, Washington, DC

Master of Computer Science , University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

GPA 3.89 / 4.00 

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, concentration in Computer Science, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, GPA 3.82/4.00

Co-organizer - Becoming a Robot Guru Workshop 2 at RSS, Ann Arbor, MI


Workshop Program Committee Member - Robotics: Science and Systems, Ann Arbor, MI


Lead organizer of “Second Annual Machine Learning in Planning and Control of Robot Motion Workshop,“ IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Hamburg, Germany


Co-organizer of “Becoming a Robot Guru, a workshop on boardening participation in robotics,“ IEEE International Conference on Robotics Automation (ICRA), Seattle, WA


Co-organizer of “Machine Learning in Planning and Control of Robot Motion Workshop, “ IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Chicago, IL

International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR)

Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR)

Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control


Reviewer for Robotica Journal


Reviewer for IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)


Reviewer for IEEE International Conference on Robotics Automation (ICRA)

Aleksandra Faust, Ph.D.

Senior Research Robotics Engineer

aleksandrafaust <at> gmail.com