Lawson L.S. Wong

Assistant Professor
Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Northeastern University

Office: 513 ISEC (805 Columbus Avenue)
Phone: (617) 373-7459
Mail: 360 Huntington Avenue, 129 ISEC
    Boston, MA 02115, USA

Lawson L.S. Wong is an assistant professor in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University. At Northeastern, he leads the Generalizable Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (GRAIL). The group's research focuses on learning, representing, estimating, and using knowledge about the world that an autonomous robot may find useful. His research agenda is to identify and learn intermediate state representations that enable effective robot learning and planning, and therefore enable robot generalization. More broadly, Lawson is interested in, and follows many topics within, the fields of robotics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

Prior to joining Northeastern in 2018, he was a postdoctoral fellow and senior research associate at Brown University, working with Stefanie Tellex. He completed his Ph.D. in 2016 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, advised by Leslie Pack Kaelbling and Tomás Lozano-Pérez. Previously, he received his B.S. (with Honors) and M.S. in Computer Science at Stanford University, both in 2009.

Research Statement (2021)
Research Statement (2018)

Research and Publications

Research group — GRAIL