Update: I was awarded the Croucher Foundation Scholarship for the next two years!

Hi, I’m Cherie! I’m a first-year PhD Student in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University advised by Prof. Sebastian Scherer. I graduated from Harvey Mudd College in 2017, where I worked with Prof. Chris Clark on shark-tracking underwater robots. I am supported by the Croucher Foundation.


My research interest is in the intersection of field robotics, control theory and machine learning towards the goal of bringing robots to uncertain safety-critical environments. Specifically, I’m interested in developing robot learning and control algorithms that provide theoretical safety guarantees whilst deployed in the field.


Autonomous Aerial Cinematography Among Unstructured Environments With Online Artistic Decision-Making. R. Bonatti, W. Wang, C. Ho, A. Ahuja, M. Gschwindt, E. Camci, E. Kayacan, S. Choudhury, S. Scherer. In submission, 2019 [Video]

Towards a Robust Aerial Cinematography Platform: Localizing and Tracking Moving Targets in Unstructured Environments. R. Bonatti, C. Ho, W. Wenshan, S. Choudhury, S. Scherer. International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2019 [Video]

Predicting coordinated group movements of sharks with limited observations using AUVs. Cherie Ho, Kimberly Joly, Andrew P Nosal, Christopher G Lowe, Christopher M Clark ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC), 2017