About Me

Hey! I’m Max, a second year Master’s student at Georgia Tech. My research focuses on teaching robots. I use reinforcement learning to teach teams of heterogeneous robots to coordinate themselves and quadrupedal robots how to navigate in real-world environments. I graduated from Georgia Tech in May 2020 with a degree in electrical engineering and a minor in robotics.

I do work in the Structured Techniques for Algorithmic Robotics lab (STAR) with Professor Harish Ravichandar and the Robot Autonomy and Interactive Learning lab (RAIL) with Professor Sonia Chernova. I work closely with Robotics PhD student Joanne Truong.


  • M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-2021
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Minor in Robotics, College of Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-2020


  1. Rudolph, M., Goecks, V., Bohannon, A., Waytowich, N., Ravichandar, H. A Bi-Level Approach to Learning Coalition Formation and Control from Expert Demonstrations, Under Review, 2021
  2. Rudolph, M., Chernova, S., Ravichandar, H. Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures: Towards Risk-Adaptive Task Allocation, In Proc. of The International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2021
  3. Rudolph, M., Wilson, S., Egerstedt, M. Range Limited Coverage Control using Air-Ground Multi-Robot Teams, In Proc. of The International Conference in Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2021.

In the Media

I was part of an intern spotlight while working on Mars2020 at the Jet Propulsion Lab.

When not herding robots…

I like to play tennis and bake. I’m also a National Parks enthusiast.

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree NP

Olympic National Park

Olympic NP

Everglades National Park

Everglades NP