short bio

photo of me Joel A. Hesch is a PhD candidate in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. His research advisor is Professor Stergios I. Roumeliotis, who directs the Multiple Autonomous Robotic Systems (MARS) Laboratory, which he has been a member of since 2005. His research interests include localization and navigation of autonomous vehicles, sensor fusion, indoor human tracking and guidance, and human robot interaction. In his interdisciplinary research endeavors, he is co-advised by Professor Gordon E. Legge who heads the Minnesota Laboratory for Low-Vision Research.

J. A. Hesch has been awarded the 2011 UMN Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. In 2010 he was selected as a Honeywell International Innovator Scholar. He is also the recipient of the NIH Neuro-physical-computational Sciences Training Fellowship (2007 - 2009) in Computational Neuroscience. In addition, he has been awarded the CSE Excellence in Research Award (2007) for paper [C2].

contact info
Mailing Address:
Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering
4-192 Keller Hall
200 Union Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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Office: +1.612.624.3425
Fax: +1.612.625.0572

Office Address:
Walter Library (DTC), room 452
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  • Nov. 6 - 13, 2011: International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)
    Paper: A Direct Least-Squares (DLS) Method for PnP [details] [code] [ICCV]
  • Jun. 15, 2011: Selected for UMN Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
    J. A. Hesch selected as a 2011-12 UMN Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship recipient [details]

Travel is the art form available to Everyman. You sit in the coffee shop in a strange city and nobody knows who you are, or cares, and so you shed your checkered past and your motley credentials and you face the day unarmed. Bravery! Adventure! Defeat! Survival! And onward we go and some day in the distant future, we will stop and turn around in astonishment to see all the places we've been and the heroes we were.
~ Garrison Keillor

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