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Robotics Researcher at NSWC PCD

Matthew J. Bays

My name is Matthew Bays, and I am a robotics researcher at the Naval Surface Warfare Center - Panama City Division.  My research focuses on stochastic and optimal path planning with application to maritime robotics.  

I obtained my Ph.D. from Virginia Tech, with my dissertation focusing primarily on path planning algorithms for autonomous underwater vehicles that inherently optimize for classification missions.  This involves approaches with formal probability guarantees as well as linear programming using approximations to Bayes risk objective functions.

To gain an understanding of my research, please see my Publications page.  All have either been on the academic side only or approved for public release if the research was affiliated with NSWC PCD.

Matthew J. Bays

mjb222 {at} ieee  [dot] org

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6/11 - 8 PCD OCEANS


Eight papers were accepted to IEEE/MTS OCEANS from NSWC PCD.

4/4 - Attended GT ASDL Review

Attended the Georgia Tech ASDL External Advisory Board review. A lot of great research being done there!

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9/4 - Article in press at R&AS

Our paper titled “Multi-agent motion planning using Bayes risk” is in press in Robotics and Autonomous Systems!