Jaime Fernández Fisac was CHAI’s first alumni and he accepted a position at Princeton University last year. Starting this year’s summer, Jaime began working as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. Before his appointment at Princeton University, Jaime worked as a Research Scientist at Waymo for a year.
Jaime’s work combines safety analysis from control theory with machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques to enable robotic systems to reason competently about their own safety in spite of using inevitably fallible models of the world and other agents. Much of Jaime’s research uses dynamic game theory together with insights from cognitive science to enable robots to strategically plan their interaction with human beings in contexts ranging from human-robot teamwork to drone navigation and autonomous driving.