Rajat Mishra

Research Fellow

Rajat received his Bachelors degree in Electronics & Electrical from VIT University, India. During his time at VIT, he got the chance to develop control softwares for robotic systems. He was also was one of the developers of Humanoid iZac, which got national acclaim for it’s flexible motions. In addition, he also started a student run lab called Creation Labs at VIT, which is responsible for encouraging its members towards innovation and creativity. Prior to joining as a PhD candidate at NUS, he was working on a NIH (USA) funded project with University of California, San Francisco and St. Johns Research Institute, India as a hardware engineer. He is currently focussng his research on informative path planning using Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASVs) for environmental monitoring of freshwater bodies. In his free time, he likes to read tech blogs and play Badminton.


R. Mishra, M. Chitre, and S. Swarup, “Informed Sampling and Adaptive Monitoring using Sparse Gaussian Processes,” in Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV 2018), (Porto, Portugal), November 2018. [ .pdf ]

B. Kalyan, R. Mishra, V. Hari, and M. Chitre, “An Information Theoretic Approach to Polymetallic Nodule Exploration using AUVs,” in Underwater Mining Conference (UMC 2018), (Bergen, Norway), September 2018.

R. Mishra, M. Chitre, and S. Swarup, “Online Informative Path Planning using Sparse Gaussian Processes,” in OCEANS 2018 MTS/IEEE, (Kobe, Japan), May 2018. [ .pdf ]

R. Mishra and M. Chitre, “Modelling of an AUV with Voith-Schneider Vector Thruster,” in Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV 2016), (Tokyo, Japan), pp. 355–359, November 2016. [ DOI | .pdf ]


R. Mishra, Information Based Adaptive Path Planning and Sampling for Environmental Monitoring. PhD thesis, National University of Singapore, 2019. [ .pdf ]