Aravind Rajeswaran

Research Scientist at Meta Platforms

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I am a research scientist at Meta Platforms and I also closely collaborate with UC Berkeley. My research focuses on design and analysis of computing algorithms. I recieved my PhD in CSE from the University of Washington working with Profs. Sham Kakade and Emo Todorov. Before that, I recieved my Bachelors degree along with the best undergraduate thesis award from Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

Representative Papers

Representation Learning for Decision Making

The (Un)Surprising Effectiveness of Pre-Trained Vision Models for Control
Simone Parisi*, Aravind Rajeswaran*, Senthil Purushwalkam, Abhinav Gupta
International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) 2022 | (Long Oral)
Project Webpage

R3M: A Universal Visual Representation for Robot Manipulation
Suraj Nair, Aravind Rajeswaran, Vikash Kumar, Chelsea Finn, Abhinav Gupta
Scaling Robot Learning Workshop at ICRA 2022 | (Best Paper Award)
Project Webpage

Can Foundation Models Perform Zero-Shot Task Specification For Robot Manipulation?
Yuchen Cui, Scott Niekum, Abhinav Gupta, Vikash Kumar, Aravind Rajeswaran
Learning for Dynamics and Control (L4DC) 2022
Scaling Robot Learning Workshop at RSS 2022 | (Finalist for Best Paper Award)
Project Webpage

Offline Reinforcement Learning

Decision Transformer: Reinforcement Learning via Sequence Modeling
Lili Chen*, Kevin Lu*, Aravind Rajeswaran, Kimin Lee, Aditya Grover, Michael Laskin,
Pieter Abbeel, Aravind Srinivas, Igor Mordatch
Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) 2021 | Project Website

MOReL : Model-Based Offline Reinforcement Learning
Rahul Kidambi*, Aravind Rajeswaran*, Praneeth Netrapalli, Thorsten Joachims
Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) 2020; Project Webpage

Meta-Learning: Theoretical & Algorithmic Foundations

Meta Learning with Implicit Gradients
Aravind Rajeswaran, Chelsea Finn, Sham Kakade, Sergey Levine
Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) 2019; Project Webpage

Online Meta-Learning
Chelsea Finn, Aravind Rajeswaran, Sham Kakade, Sergey Levine
International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) 2019; arXiv:1902.08438


I enjoy collaborating with a diverse set of students and researchers. I have had the pleasure of mentoring some highly motivated students at both the undergraduate and PhD levels. List of current students and alumni.