Marek W. Doniec


Marek Doniec is a postdoctoral associate working with Nicholas Roy at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) at MIT. His research interests include robotics, instrumentation, sensor networks, underwater wireless optical communication, and multi-robot systems. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT, a M.S. in Computer Science from Yale University and a Vordiplom (B.S.) in Computer Science from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He has been an active member of research labs in the United States, Germany, France, and Singapore. Additionally, he has experience in industry, having worked at Rethink Robotics developing controls for a humanoid arm.

For his Ph.D. Mr. Doniec has been investigating automated data retrieval from underwater sensor networks using a team of autonomous underwater robots. His work focused on finding nodes whose location is not known precisely and on wirelessly downloading all available payload data before a robot heads on to the next node. For this purpose Mr. Doniec developed and implemented a state-of-the-art wireless underwater communication system. Previously he has contributed to autonomous data gathering in herds of cattle; learning hand-eye-coordination for humanoid robots; system-on-a-chip simulation; and brain-computer interfaces.