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Directors

  • Prof. Mark Campbell
    Prof. Mark Campbell works in the area of estimation theory and control for autonomous and semi-autonomous systems, with a special emphasis on robotics and aerospace applications. Specific research areas include sensor fusion and probabilistic perception, control and planning in the presence of uncertainties, human decision modeling, and human-robot interaction.



  • Prof. Hadas Kress-Gazit
    Prof. Hadas Kress-Gazit works on verifiable high-level robot control. She is interested in creating autonomous robots that perform user-defined high-level tasks in dynamic environments while providing guarantees of correctness for their behavior. Her areas of research span traditional ME, CS and EE topics and include hybrid systems, symbolic control and connections between formal methods, logic, natural language and robotics.


Ph.D. Students

  • Daniel Lee
    Daniel Lee: Graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Has Been working in Autonomous Systems Lab since Summer 08. Has worked on MAGIC competition for sensory data interpretation such as mapping based on Gaussian mixture, target tracking using SR-SPIF, and many others. Currently working on modular robots sensing environment and estimating 3D object shape.



  • Gangyuan Jing
    Gangyuan Jing (Jim): graduated from the Cornell University in 2011 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Currently, he is a first-year Ph.D student working with Prof. Hadas Kress-Gazit on "Linear Temporal Logic Mission Planning (LTLMoP)".


  • Rina Tse
    Rina Tse graduated from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore with a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics) and an M.Eng. in Computer Engineering. She is working towards a Ph.D. under Prof. Mark Campbell. Her current research focuses on probabilistic modeling and fusion of human and sensor inputs. Her research interest is in the fields of machine learning, pattern recognition, and data fusion.


  • Jon DeCastro
    Jonathan DeCastro graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S./M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2003. After spending time in industry, he is now working towards a Ph.D. under Prof. Hadas Kress-Gazit. His research focuses on controller synthesis for robots described by complex dynamics and its ties to high-level mission planning.


  • Spyros Maniatopoulos
    Spyros Maniatopoulos graduated from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in 2012. He is now working towards a Ph.D. under Prof. Hadas Kress-Gazit. His current research is on high-level mission specification and planning under the open-world assumption.

During the 2014 - 2015 academic year, he is also a member of Team ViGIR, which will compete in the DARPA Robotics Challenge finals in June 2015.

Personal webpage: www.smaniato.me


  • Lucas de la Garza
    Lucas de la Garza graduated from MIT in 2011 with a B.S. in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering. He has been a member of Mark Campbell's group since that same year. His current research focuses on detecting and tracking the local motion of humans on the ASL's segway-based robot fleet.


  • Jennifer Padgett
    Jennifer Padgett graduated from Rutgers University in 2012 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. She is a 2nd year PhD student working in Mark Campbell's group. Her current work is on qualitative mapping and localization in qualitative maps.


  • Alex Ivanov
    Alex Ivanov graduated from Texas A&M University in 2012 as an Electrical Engineering major. He is currently a 2nd year Ph.D student under Dr. Campbell working on efficient control algorithms for robotic exploration.


  • Kevin Wyffels
    Kevin Wyffels graduated from the University at Buffalo (UB) in 2005 with a B.S. and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in 2007 with an M.S., both in Mechanical Engineering. After spending some time in industry, he is currently a 4th year Ph.D student working under Dr. Campbell on probabilistic perception and tracking for large-scale autonomous robots operating in uncertain environments; in particular, Cornell's autonomous vehicle, Skynet.


  • alt = Catherine (Kai Weng) Wong
    Catherine (Kai Weng) Wong graduated from Cornell University in 2013 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. She is currently a 2nd year Ph.D student in Hadas Kress-Gazit's group. Her current research focuses on dealing with unexpected events during correct-by-construction controller execution.



  • alt = Alex Elhage
    Alex Elhage is a PhD student in Mechanical Enginnering at Cornell University. He completed a BS in Mechanical Engineering at SUNY University at Buffalo. During his undergraduate, he worked on autonomous target tracking as well as improvements to empathic design through embedded electronics. As a PhD student, he is working in the field of Human-Robot Interaction.



  • alt = Sam Ettinger
    Sam Ettinger is a PhD student in Mechanical Enginnering at Cornell University. He completed a BS in Engineering at Harvey Mudd College and an MS in Electrical Engineering at Georgia Tech. His past research focused on autonomous swarm control. As a PhD student, he is working on natural language interfaces for human-robot interaction.



  • alt = Jordan Chipka
    Jordan Chipka is a PhD student in Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University. Jordan graduated in 2013 from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, IN with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Jordan is working in the autonomous vehicles division of Cornell’s Autonomous Systems Lab.



  • alt = Scott Hamill
    Scott Hamill is a first year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at Cornell University. Scott completed a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin in 2008 and a M.S. at UT Austin in 2014. He is currently working with Prof. Hadas Kress-Gazit on robot synthesis.


Master's Students

  • alt = Alice Kassar
    Alice Kassar is a master student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University. She graduated from Notre Dame University- Louaize Lebanon in 2014 with a BE of Computer and Communication Engineering. She is currently working on the Segway system identification and feedback control.


Undergraduates

  • alt = Roberto Villalba
    Roberto Villalba: Class of 2015. Majoring in Computer Science. Currently working with quad rotors and implementing them into LTLMOP.


  • alt = Richard Quan
    Richard Quan: Class of 2015. Majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Currently working on the implementation of quadrotors into LTLMoP, focusing on using OpenCV to implement a sensorHandler. Previously worked on electrical components of Segway robots, and outdoor pose test protocol.


  • alt = Sam
    Samuel Rosenstein Class of 2017. Majoring in Electrical Computer Engineering. Currently working on Segway Sensor Networking.


  • alt = Eugene
    Eugene Lieberson Class of 2016. Majoring in Computer Science. Currently working on an indoor Segway robot Target Search project.


  • alt = Nadav
    Nadav Nehoran Class of 2016. Majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering, with a minor in Computer Science. Currently working on robust outdoor localization for autonomous mobile robots.


  • alt = Youwon
    You Won Park Class of 2015. Majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Currently working on sensor network testing and replication.


  • alt = Silverman
    Jake Silverman Class of 2017. Majoring in computer science. Currently working on robust outdoor localization for autonomous mobile robots.


  • alt = Kevin
    Kevin Chan Engineering Physics class of 2016. Currently working with Arturo Sullivan and Ellery Smith on mechanical design and synthesis of the Segway robots.



Past Members

The lists of our past members is located on the Alumni page.