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Changjoo Nam (남창주) (CVGoogle Scholar; LinkedIn
Contact: cjnam at inha.ac.kr

Short bio
I am an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Information and Communication Engineering at Inha University. I am also directing AI Robotics Lab. Before joining Inha, I was a Senior Research Scientist at Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST). Also, I worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. I received my Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M University in Computer Science and master's and bachelor's degrees from Korea University in Electrical and Computer Engineering. 

Services (Current)
- Associate Editor, IEEE ICRA 2021
- Associate Editor, IEEE/RSJ IROS 2021
- Associate Editor, Int. J. of Advanced Robotic Systems

News in 2021 (past news)
[Jul 24, 2021] A paper "Fully automatic data collection for neuro-symbolic task planning for mobile robot navigation" is accepted for presentation at IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC).
[Jul 15, 2021] A Samsung STF (삼성미래기술육성센터) grant proposal that I participated as a co-PI will be awarded. (media)
[Jun 1, 2021] A paper "Effects of social behaviors of robots in privacy-sensitive situations" is accepted for publication in Int. Journal of Social Robotics (IJSR).
[Mar 1, 2021] I start a new position at Inha University as an Assistant Professor.
[Mar 1, 2021] Two papers "An integrated approach for determining objects to be relocated and their goal positions inside clutter for object retrieval” and “Tree Search-based Task and Motion Planning with Prehensile and Non-prehensile Manipulation for Obstacle Rearrangement in Clutter” are accepted for presentation at IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2021).
[Jan 21, 2021] A paper "Fast and resilient manipulation planning for object retrieval in cluttered and confined environments" is accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO).

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Mission
My research aims to develop algorithms that compute efficient (preferably optimal) task plans for autonomous robots which may work with humans or in unstructured environments.

Research interests
I am interested in task planning for robots in order to achieve missions across varied domains. In the problems that I'm interested in, planning of tasks needs to consider cost optimization and human factors. It is also important to incorporate uncertainties and dynamics in environments.
- Areas of interests: Multi-robot coordination, robotic manipulation, human-swarm interaction

Media coverage
[Jul 2021] Samsung STF award (in Korean) (link)
- [Oct 2019] Multi-robot systems (in Korean) (linklink)
[Oct 2019] Bin picking (link)


Quote
"If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes."
Clement of Alexandria