Dr. Adam Leeper

Google-in-Residence Instructor

Dr. Leeper


Department of Computer Science  
Tennessee State University  
3500 John A Merritt Blvd
Nashville, TN 37209

Office   : McCord Hall 005B (Main Campus)
Email    : leeper[at]google[dot]com
Phone   : (615) 963-5800
Homepage   www.adamleeper.com




Stanford University
Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering, Robot Perception and Control, 2013.
MS in Mechanical Engineering, 2009.

University of Tulsa
BS in Engineering Physics, Electrical Concentration, 2007.

Biographical Sketch  
Dr. Adam Leeper holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. He has been at Google since 2014 working on augmented reality as a software engineer and has led various ARCore teams as an engineering manager. He also previously worked at hiDOF, a robotics software consulting company, and Willow Garage, a robotics research lab and technology incubator. He is a Google-in-Residence instructor at TSU.

Dr. Leeper enjoys solving problems, and teaching others about solving problems. His technical interests span software and electro-mechanical systems: software architecture, API design, dynamic simulation, sensors, and control, especially in the context of robotics and user-interactive applications.

Selected Publications

  • A. Leeper , K. Hsiao, M. Ciocarlie, I. Sucan, and K. Salisbury. Methods for Collision-Free Arm Teleoperation in Clutter Using Constraints from 3D Sensor Data. 2013 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots. October, 2013. Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Chen, Tiffany., Ciocarlie, Matei., Cousins, Steve., Grice, Phillip M.., Hawkins, Kelsey., Hsiao, Kaijen., Kemp, Charlie., King, ChihHung., Lazewatsky, Daniel., Leeper, Adam. , Nguyen, Hai., Paepcke, Andreas., Pantofaru, Caroline., Smart, William., and Takayama, Leila. Robots for humanity: using assistive robotics to empower people with disabilities. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine special issue on Assistive Robotics. Volume 20, Issue 1, 2013.

  • A. Leeper , S. Chan, K. Salisbury. Point Clouds Can Be Represented as Implicit Surfaces for Constraint-Based Haptic Rendering. ICRA , May 2012, St Paul, MN.

  • A. Leeper , K. Hsiao, M. Ciocarlie, L. Takayama, D. Gossow. Strategies for Human-in-the-Loop Robotic Grasping.  HRI , March 2012, Boston, MA.