Jason O'Kane

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of South Carolina

Storey Innovation Center 2229
550 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29208
+1-803-777-1791 (office)

Curriculum vitae

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Information for USC Students


My research is broadly related to planning problems in robotics.




2022-03-16 Hazhar Rahmani successfully defended his dissertation.
Automata-theoretic approaches to planning in robotics: combinatorial filter minimization, planning to chronicle, temporal logic planning with soft specifications, and sensor selection for detecting deviations from a planned itinerary
Congrats, Hazhar!
2022-02-16 Marios Xanthidis successfully defended his dissertation.
On Providing Efficient Real-Time Solutions to Motion Planning Problems of High Complexity
Congrats, Marios!
2021-10-19 Trevor Olsen successfully defended his dissertation.
Sampling and Robustness in Multi-Robot Visibility-Based Pursuit-Evasion
Congrats, Trevor!
2021-05-14 I'm very happy to receive a SCoer Faculty Award from University Libraries here at UofSC. The award recognes efforts to utilize free and open materials in courses.


2020-06-20 Shervin Ghasemlou successfully defended his dissertation.
Algorithmic Robot Design: Label Maps, Procrustean Graphs, and the Boundary of Non-destructiveness
Congrats, Shervin!
2019-04-16 Our new project on structured narrative observation was featured in a recent new story. [Scienmag] [U. Houston] [Science X] [ECN]
2019-03-21 It's an honor to receive the Distinguished Research Service Award from the UofSC Office of Research.


2018-11-16 Jeremy Lewis successfully defended his dissertation.
Algorithms for Robot Coverage under Movement and Sensing Constraints