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Ashish Kapoor

Partner Research Manager, Microsoft Research

Ashish Kapoor leads the Autonomous Systems Research Group at Microsoft Research, Redmond. Currently, his research focuses on building intelligent and autonomous flying agents that are safe and enable applications that can positively influence our society. The core technology builds upon cutting-edge research in machine intelligence, robotics and human-centered computation, in order to enable an entire fleet of flying robots that range from micro-UAVs to commercial jetliners. Various application scenarios include Weather Sensing, Monitoring for Precision Agriculture, Safe Cyber-Physical Systems, etc.

Ashish received his PhD from MIT Media Laboratory. He also holds FAA Commercial Pilot certificate (SEL), FAA Flight Instructor certificate (Airplane Single Engine and Instrument Airplane) and is an avid amateur aircraft builder.

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