Akash Sharma

Ph.D @ The Robotics Institute, CMU • Be curious always 🔭

1613 Newell-Simon Hall

5000 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Hey there!

I am a Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). My research focuses on long term robotic mapping and 3D reconstruction for scene understanding through graph-based SLAM. At CMU, I am fortunate to be advised by Prof. Michael Kaess.

I graduated with a Masters from CMU recently. Before joining CMU, I spent two years as a Software Engineer at Infinera, where I helped build infrastructure for fault-tolerant optical communications, that manages long-haul internet traffic. I received a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE) in 2017.

I’m a enthusiast, my lua configuration is available here. I also enjoy mechanical keyboards, and I am currently building the Sofle Keyboard.


Dec 13, 2021 I will be interning this summer of ‘22 @ Meta (Facebook) Reality Labs.
Dec 13, 2021 Tarasha and I won two DSLRs (Nikon D3500) for our Computational Photography Course Project Presentation. (Course Page)
Nov 1, 2021 Reviewing for ICRA 2022
Aug 1, 2021 Starting Ph.D. in Robotics at CMU
May 13, 2021 Interning @ Fyusion over the summer of 2021!
May 1, 2021 Graduated MS in Robotics (thesis)
Feb 1, 2021 “Compositional and Scalable Object SLAM” accepted at ICRA 2021
Dec 1, 2020 Reviewing for ICRA 2021

selected publications

  1. Compositional and Scalable Object SLAM
    Sharma, A., Dong, W., and Kaess, M.
    In Proc. IEEE Intl. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, ICRA May 2021