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Robotics Seminar: Perspectives on Life After Graduate School

Logan Yliniemi and Eric Klinkhammer
Amazon Robotics

Eric Klinkhammer and Logan Yliniemi both graduated from OSU Robotics (MS 2018 and Ph.D. 2015 respectively). Eric joined Amazon directly out of school. Logan was an Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno for two years before taking a position at Amazon Robotics.

In this talk in three parts, the two will discuss:

  • The types of autonomy challenges faced by Amazon every day (Logan)
  • A compare/contrast of a grad school project vs. an industry project (Eric)
  • A compare/contrast of the academic vs. industrial career paths (Logan)

Eric graduated OSU's Robotics program with a masters in 2018. He has been working as a software engineer for Amazon Robotics since graduation building and orchestrating robots in the warehouses. He primarily works with robotics arms and gantry systems.

Dr. Logan Yliniemi earned a dual Ph.D. from Oregon State University in the fields of Robotics & Mechanical Engineering in 2015. His research involves developing algorithms for multi-objective optimization and multiagent systems.  Upon graduation from OSU, Logan became an assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. He was a Co-PI on a National Science Foundation grant for socially aware navigation of robots, while also teaching classes of 125+ students in the topics of Controls and Autonomous Systems and leading the Unmanned Autonomous Systems minor for the ME department. In 2017, Logan took a position as a Research Scientist for Amazon Robotics  where he has developed algorithms that have been deployed world-wide within the Amazon network.

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 10:00am to 11:00am

Rogers Hall, 226
2000 SW Monroe Avenue, Corvallis, OR 97331

Event Type

Lecture or Presentation

Event Topic

Career Development

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering
Contact Name

Dylan Jones

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