Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
berenson @ eecs.umich.edu | (734) 764-4377
Berenson received a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University in 2005, where he started his robotics work in Hod Lipson's lab. He went on to graduate from the Ph.D. program at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in 2011, where his advisors were Siddhartha Srinivasa and James Kuffner. While at CMU, he worked in the Personal Robotics Lab and completed internships at the Digital Human Research Center in Japan, Intel Labs in Pittsburgh, and LAAS-CNRS in France. In 2012, he completed a post-doc at UC Berkeley working with Ken Goldberg and Pieter Abbeel. He was an Assistant Professor at WPI 2012-2016. He started as an Assistant Professor in the EECS Department at the University of Michigan in 2016. He is also a member of the Michigan Robotics Institute. His current research focuses on motion planning and manipulation. He received the IEEE RAS Early Career Award in 2016.