Portrait of Ashish Kapoor

Ashish Kapoor

Partner Research Manager


I am the Partner Research Manager for the Autonomous Systems Research Group (new incarnation of Aerial Informatics and Robotics (AIR)  Group) at Microsoft, Redmond. These days I am thinking a lot of safety, pre-training of deep models and data-driven simulation for Autonomous Systems.

Most of my research these days are driven by my deep desire to build 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.

More broadly, I am interested in Machine Learning, Quantum Computation and Computer Vision, with applications in User Modeling, Affective Computing and HCI scenarios.