Chad Jenkins

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I was previously a Ph.D. Student and Postdoctoral Researcher in the Computer Science Department at the University of Southern California, working within the friendly confines of the USC Robotics Research Lab and the USC Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems. My Ph.D. was completed under the guidance of Maja J Mataric´, a constant source of inspiration, guidance, and stress. My research interests involve analysis and collection of human motion data, primarily for applications to humanoid robots.

Research Projects

My dissertation research focused on the problem of automatically deriving behavior modules from human motion data for controlling humanoid robots and classifying human motion.

A model-free and markerless method for motion capture and kinematic model estimation

Motion classification using vector quantization and human demonstrated primitive motions.

Contact information

Computer Science Department
941 West 37th Place, SAL 300
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA, USA 90089-0781

Phone: 213.740.6243
Fax: 213.740.7512
email: cjenkins at