Dr. Yogesh Girdhar is currently an Assistant Scientist at the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering department at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). He received his BS and MS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he was awarded Paul A. McGloin prize for most outstanding academic achievement in Computer Science. He received his PhD from McGill University in 2014, with thesis titled “Unsupervised Semantic Perception, Summarization, and Autonomous Exploration for Robots in Unstructured Environments”, which received the Honorable Mention for CIPPR Doctoral Dissertation Award. After his PhD, Yogi was a Postdoctoral Scholar, and FQRTN Postdoctoral Fellow at WHOI. Yogesh is PI of the WARPLab (http://warp.whoi.edu), which is focused on developing smarter autonomous exploration robots that can accelerate the scientific discovery process in extreme and challenging environments, such as the deep sea.