Prithviraj (Raj) Dasgupta



Union Pacific Endowed Professor 
Computer Science Department
University of Nebraska, Omaha


I am the founder-director of the C-MANTIC Robotics Lab within UNO's computer science departmentWe have led multiple, federally-funded research projects totaling over $4 million and have published over 150 research papers in leading conferences and journals in the area of artificial intelligence, multi-agent and multi-robot systems. The lab's Website contains information about research projects in the lab, lab members, publications and video demos. 

My research is focused on the following areas:

  • Multi-agent and multi-robot systems
  • Machine learning and AI-based decision making
  • Swarm robotics, modular robotics
  • Game theory based decision making

Recent News

  • We are starting a new multi-disciplinary project on using modular self-reconfigurable robots for muscular rehabilitation of astronauts from July 1, 2018, funded by a 3-year NASA EPSCoR grant. The project is in collaboration with UNO School of Health and Kinesiology and UNL Mechanical Engineering Department. More information about the project is here.
  • Olimpiya Saha successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis on transfer learning using options for improved robot navigation in June 2018. She will be joining as a senior AI-ML research scientist at LG Electronics, Santa Clara, USA. Congrats, Olimpiya!
  • I received the Millard Community Booster Award from the Millard Public Schools Foundation in May 2018. It was a great honor to receive this award for the K-12 robotics outreach efforts our lab has been doing over the past 8 years.
  • I became a Senior level IEEE member from January 2018.
  • Venkat Garlapati successfully defended his Master's thesis titled A Complete Coverage Algorithm for 3D Structural Inspection using an Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in November 2017. Congrats, Venkat! 
  • Dr. Jose Baca has joined as a tenure-track, Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering at Texas A&M Corpus Christi from Fall 2017. Congrats, Jose and good luck! 
  • Dr. Ayan Dutta joined as a tenure-track, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of North Florida from Fall 2017. Congrats, Ayan and good luck! 
  • We received a 2-year seed grant funding from the Nebraska University Systems Science Collaboration Initiative for our collaborative project titled Modular Self-Reconfigurable Robot for Autonomous Rehabilitation Assistance in Daily Living Tasks for Spinal Cord Injury Patients. This is a collaborative project with University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Madonna Rehabilitation Center, Lincoln.
  • I received the UNO-wide best researcher award for 2017 called Award for Distinguished Research or Creative Activity (ADROCA).

E-mail: pdasgupta-at-unomaha-dot-edu

Postal mail: 6001 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68182, USA