Joanne Truong

truong dot j at gatech dot edu

Georgia Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Robotics 2024 (Expected)

Northeastern University
B.S., Computer Engineering
Magna Cum Laude 2019

About Me

I am a first year Robotics Ph.D. student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, advised by Prof. Dhruv Batra and Prof. Sonia Chernova, and work closely with Prof. Devi Parikh. I am interested in working at the intersection of machine learning and robotics. My long-term research goal is to develop robots that are scalable, robust and capable of working in complex, real world environments.

As an undergrad, I worked in the Robotics and Intelligent Vehicles Research (RIVeR) lab at Northeastern University with Prof. Taskin Padir. During my time there, I worked with the Human Support Robot (HSR) from Toyota Research Institute to develop novel perception algorithms utilizing deep learning for personal service robots to improve the quality of life for the elderly and disabled. I competed at the 2019 RoboCup@Home competition in Sydney, Australia and the 2018 World Robot Summit in Tokyo, Japan, in which we qualified for after placing 4th overall and 1st in the US at the 2018 RoboCup@Home competition in Montreal, Canada.

I also spent time co-oping at various robotics start-ups in Boston. Most recently, I was a software engineer at Square Robots, where I developed autonomous robots for tank inspections. Prior to that, I was a software/ electrical engineer at NextDroid, working on self-driving cars and autonomous underwater vehicles.



Are We Making Real Progress in Simulated Environments? Measuring the Sim2Real Gap in Embodied Visual Navigation
Abhishek Kadian*, Joanne Truong*, Aaron Gokaslan, Alexander Clegg, Erik Wijmans, Stefan Lee, Manolis Savva, Sonia Chernova, Dhruv Batra [Preprint] [Website]

2019 RoboCup@Home Sydney, Australia
Joanne Truong , Naoki Yokoyama, Taskin Padir [Paper]

2018 World Robot Summit Tokyo, Japan
Joanne Truong , Naoki Yokoyama, Tarik Kelestemur, Anas Abou Allaban, Taskin Padir

TRI University Challenges Boston, MA
Joanne Truong , Naoki Yokoyama, Tarik Kelestemur, Taskin Padir