Alex Day

Research Assistant @ Clemson University



About Me

I am a third year Ph.D. student at Clemson University researching in the Motion Planning Lab under Dr. Ioannis Karamouzas. I got my B.S. in Computer Science from Clarion University (now WestPenn Clarion) in 2019. My passion for robotics started during an REU experience I had with the CAT Vehicle team at the University of Arizona and has been fueled by the interesting projects in grad school as well as industry internships.

My research interests revolve around motion planning wheeled robots (from Roombas to AVs) and I currently focus on human-robot interaction (HRI). Outside of my research I am very bad at chess, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and climbing, but I am still in love with all three.

Recent Articles

2023.05.22: Pedestrain Datasets
Collection of pedestrian trajectory datasets


2020.08 - Present: Research Assistant @ Clemson University Motion Planning Lab
Advised by Dr. Ioannis Karamouzas
2020.08 - 2022.08: Lead Graduate Teaching Assistant @ Clemson University
Running, developing, and grading lab sessions for intro and intermediate Java/software development courses
Summer 2021, 2022, Winter 2021, 2022: Software Engineering Intern @ Carnegie Robotics
Wrote software and tested sensor calibration on a large autonomous robot platform
2020.05 - 2020.08: Data Scientist (R&D) @ JGMS Inc.
Developed deep learning for government document summarization and classification


A Study in Zucker: Insights on Human-Robot Interactions
Alex Day, Ioannis Karamouzas
Paper Dataset Webpage
CONFET: An English Sentence to Emojis Translation Algorithm
Alex Day, Chris Mankos, Soo Kim, Jody Strausser
Paper Code Slides
A Comparison of Automatic Extractive Text Summarization Techniques
Alex Day, Soo Kim
Paper Code