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  • GUANGYU ZHOU


    2016 - 2017


    During his time with the group, Guangyu worked on image processing and detection for the NSF Virtual Reality project.

  • ANDREW WHALEN


    2007 - 2017


    During his time with the group, Andrew researched the modeling and control of brain diseases including epileptic seizure prediction in humans, a pathophysiological phenomenon known as 'spreading depression' which is related to traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, and migraine headaches. Andrew incorporated techniques from the weather prediction community and utilized electric and micro-magnetic MEMs devices to stimulate cortical tissues.

  • MENGXIONG WAN


    2016 - 2017


    During his time with the group, Mengxiong designed and installed an encoder on the group's instrumented mapping vehicle and improved an existing tire model.

  • JAN-CHRISTOPHER SCHARSIG


    2016 - 2017


  • PINPIN QIN


    2016 - 2017


    During her time with the group as a visiting scholar, Pinpin researched the effects of infrastructure on following vehicle dynamics in a platoon.

  • HUGO MCMENAMIN


    2016 - 2017


    During his time with the group, Hugo researched vehicle dynamics and control for tire friction estimation and collision avoidance.

  • KANNAN KUMAR


    2016 - 2017


  • MIKE KONTRA


    2016 - 2017


  • CONOR KENNEDY


    2016 - 2017


    During his time with the group, Conor was working with the Nuclear Energy University Program to help develop a robotic system that inspects nuclear storage casks to ensure that the casks are structurally sound.

  • RAVEEN FERNANDO


    2016 - 2017


  • DHRUV BOHARA


    2016 - 2017


    During his time with the group, Dhruv was working on the Nuclear Engineering University Program project designing and manufacturing the parts that need to be there for the robot.

  • DHANANJAY BHASKAR


    2016 - 2017


    During his time with the group, Dhananjay was working on installing ultrasonic sensors on the Husky unmanned ground vehicle for improved obstacle avoidance.

  • ADITYA AGARWAL


    2016 - 2017


    During his time with the group, Aditya helped with research on indoor localization systems that used magnetic fields.

  • JARIULLAH SAFI


    2012 - 2016


    During his time with the group, Jari studied efficient and versatile underlying map representations primarily for robot and autonomous vehicle localization. He also served as the Penn State student working on Volvo's ROAR project. For this project, he created maps as well as low order representations of dense point cloud scans to allow for the localization and real-time monitoring of the trash collecting robot.

  • PRASHANT ARORA


    2015 - 2016


    Prashant graduated with a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2016. During his time with the group,  he developed a driving simulator to investigate how distraction impacts driver performance and countermeasures that minimized negative effects.

  • ULF MUELLER


    2016 - 2016


    Ulf graduated with a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2016. He joined the group as an International Scholar from University of Stuttgart, Germany. He received his Bachelors Degree at DHBW Stuttgart. Ulf also worked at MAHLE in Advanced Research of Heat Exchangers and was involved in the Schools Formula Student Team as head of suspension. After his Undergraduate Studies, he joined Daimler AG as an Simulation Engineer in Vehicle Ride and Handling.

  • HANG YANG


    2014 - 2016


    Hang graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2016. During his time with the group, Hang researched vehicle road departure detection using anomalies in dynamics. His research aimed to identify the transition from on-road to off-road conditions by looking at changes in vehicle dynamics.

  • ZACK WHITTAKER


    2014 - 2016


    During his time with the group, Zack researched test methods to extrapolate robot energy usage during missions.

  • MIKE ROBINSON


    2012 - 2015


    Mike graduated with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2015. During his time with the group, he researched novel ways to to apply optimal control theory to autonomous vehicle motion planning.

  • PATRICK PROFFITT


    2011 - 2016


    Patrick graduated with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2016. During his time with the group, Patrick researched methods of real-time point cloud merging and processing. His goal was to fuse point clouds with other data-sets (video, thermal imaging, etc.) to aid path-planning and obstacle-avoidance algorithms.

  • PEREIRA CAIO


    2015 - 2015


  • CHRIS MILLER


    2013 - 2016


    Chris graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2016. During his time with the group, Chris's research focused on the autonomous wheelchair to increase freedom of mobility for patients with progressive neurodegenerative diseases, namely ALS. His projects on the wheelchair included: electronic hardware design and fabrication, battery state of charge estimation for return path planning, positive and negative object detection and avoidance, safety architecture design, and estimation of patient health via user input monitoring.

  • SIERRA MESSENGER


    2015 - 2015