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Stephen Balakirsky

Stephen Balakirsky

Principal Research Scientist
Georgia Tech Research Institute

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Food Processing Technology Building, 640 Strong St, Atlanta, GA 30318


Dr. Eng. Engineering (2003), University of Bremen
M.S. Electrical Engineering (1995), University of Maryland College Park
B.S. Electrical Engineering (1987), University of Maryland College Park

Stephen Balakirsky

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Stephen Balakirsky is Director of Technical Initiatives within the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience as well as the Chief Scientist of the Aerospace, Transportation & Advanced Systems Laboratory (ATAS) at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). His primary research interests include robotics, planning systems, simulation and performance metrics.

Previously, Balakirsky worked as a project manager at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and was a senior research engineer at the Army Research Laboratory (ARL). At ARL, Balakirsky performed mobile robotics research in several areas, including command and control, mapping, human-computer interfaces, target tracking, vision processing and tele-operated control.

  • Bio-manufacturing automation
  • Automation for warehousing and logistics
  • Autonomous task planning
  • Autonomous system architectures
  • Heterogeneous, multi-robot systems
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Georgia Tech Supply Chain and
Logistics Institute
H. Milton Stewart School of
Industrial & Systems Engineering
765 Ferst Drive, NW, Suite 228
Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404.894.2343