"We are getting close to intelligent machines, but they are showing the necessary weakness of intelligence."
— Richard Feynman


400 Varsity Dr

Raleigh, NC 27606

With 4 years of industry expertise complemented by 4 years in academic research, I specialize in the design and optimization of safety-critical autonomous systems. My focus encompasses autonomous vehicles and industrial robot manipulators. I advocate for an all-encompassing system modeling approach, ensuring each module operates both efficiently and reliably through the implementation of safe control algorithms.

Presently, I am deepening my understanding in learning theory, Psychology, and reinforcement learning at the CIIGAR Lab, NC State University.

Some professional highlights:

Beyond academia, I am passionate about undertaking challenging personal projects, nurturing my garden, indulging in chess games, absorbing wisdom from books and blogs, and exploring the world.


Jan 1, 2024 :page_facing_up: [Research] Paper accepted at AAMAS 2024, Auckland, NZ.
May 9, 2023 :rocket: [Hands-on] Ranked 1st in total # of laps, and 3rd in time-trials in the CPS-IoT Week 2023 F1tenth competition.
Dec 1, 2022 :page_facing_up: [Research] Industry Challenge paper accepted at RTSS 2022.
Jun 30, 2022 :rocket: [Hands-on] Ranked 2nd in the USA, 4th in time-trial and 5th in head-to-head internationally in the ICRA 2022 F1tenth competition.
Apr 28, 2022 :tv: [In the news] Spectrum News Article: Engineering students advance smart car technology as UCF tests driverless shuttles

Selected Publications

  1. RTSS
    Optimizing Real-Time Performances for Timed-Loop Racing under F1TENTH
    Nitish Gupta, Kurt Wilson, and Zhishan Guo
    arXiv e-prints, Dec 2022
  2. CAVS
    Real-Time Hardware-In-the-Loop Emulation Framework for DSRC-Based Connected Vehicle Applications
    Ghayoor Shah, Rodolfo Valiente, Nitish Gupta, and 4 more authors
    Sep 2019


1. Reviewed several conference and journal papers from top venues such as, RTSS, RTAS, DAC, TNNLS, TCRTS, TIST, RTNS, HDIS, ICIST, RTCSA, ICICIP, ICESS, MetroCAD, Field Robotics, and others.

2. Served as Program Committee member for 2nd Workshop on Opportunities and Challenges with Autonomous Racing at ICRA 2022.