Yousef Emam

Yousef Emam

Software Engineer



I am a Software Engineer at Zoox in the Planning & Controls team. Before Zoox, I was a Robotics PhD student at the Georgia Institute of Technology co-advised by Dr. Magnus Egerstedt and Dr. Zsolt Kira. My research interests lie in developing data-driven control synthesis frameworks geared towards long-duration autonomy.

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  • Control of Disturbed Dynamical Systems
  • Multi-Robot Task Allocation
  • Safe Reinforcement Learning
  • PhD in Robotics, 2022

    Georgia Institute of Technology

  • MS in Computer Science, 2021

    Georgia Institute of Technology

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, 2018

    Georgia Institute of Technology


Software Engineer
Jun 2022 – Present Foster City, CA
Intern - Autonomy & Mapping
May 2021 – Aug 2021 Philadelphia, PA
Intern - Automatic Planning & Scheduling for Autonomous Teams
May 2019 – Aug 2019 Princeton, NJ
Graduate Research Assitant (GRA)
Aug 2018 – May 2022 Atlanta, GA
Intern - Superconductor & Devices (SCD)
May 2017 – Jun 2017 Geneva, Switzerland
Undergraduate Research Assitant
Jan 2016 – Jun 2016 Atlanta, GA


Data-Driven Robust Barrier Functions for Safe, Long-Term Operation. Accepted in IEEE Transaction on Robotics (T-RO), 2021.
Data-Driven Adaptive Task Allocation for Heterogeneous Multi-Robot Teams Using Robust Control Barrier Functions. In IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2021.
The Robotarium: Automating a Remotely Accessible, Multi-Robot Testbed. In IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), 2021.
A Resilient and Energy-Aware Task Allocation Framework for Heterogeneous Multi-Robot Systems. In IEEE Transaction on Robotics (T-RO), 2020.
A Receding Horizon Scheduling Approach for Search and Rescue Scenarios. In International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), 2020.