Previous Members

Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD Students

  • Esha Nerurkar [PhD/CS, 2013] Research Engineer, Google, Project Tango. Thesis: "Mobile Robot Localization under Processing and Communication Constraints"
  • Guoquan (Paul) Huang [PhD/CS, 2012] Assistant Professor, Univ. of Delaware. Thesis: "Consistency of Nonlinear Estimation in Robotics: Analysis, Algorithms, and Applications"
  • Joel Hesch [PhD/CS, 2012] Research Engineer, Google, Project Tango, Thesis: "On the Consistency of Vision-aided Inertial Navigation"
  • Ke Zhou [PhD/ECE, 2012], Firmware Engineer, Starkey Laboratories Inc.Thesis: "Active Sensing with Applications in Mobile Robotic
  • Faraz Mirzaei [PhD/CS, 2012], Senior Software Research Engineer, Qualcomm. Thesis: "Observability Analysis and Algorithms for Multi-Sensor Calibration"
  • Xun (Sam) Zhou [PhD/CS, 2011], Computer Scientist, SRI International, Sarnoff Co. Thesis: "Motion Induced Robot-to-Robot Extrinsic Calibration"
  • Nikolas Trawny [PhD/CS, 2010], Navigation Engineer II, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA/California Institute of Technology. Thesis: “Cooperative Localization: On Motion-induced Initialization and Joint State Estimation under Communication Constraints
  • Anastasios Mourikis [PhD/CS, 2008], Associate Professor, Univ. of California, Riverside. Thesis: "Characterization and Optimization of the Accuracy of Mobile Robot Localization"

MS Students

  • Dimitrios Kottas (M.S. Plan C)
  • Yanlai Chen (M.S. Plan C)
  • Vassilios Christopoulos (M.S. Plan B/CS) 
  • Yukikazu Hidaka (M.S. Plan B/CS)

Visiting PhD Students

  • Trygve Utstumo [Dept. of Engineering Cybernetics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)]
  • Loukas Bampis (Ph.D. student, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece)
  • Luis Carlos Carrillo-Arce (Ph.D. student, Technologico de Monterrey, Mexico)
  • Ghazaleh Panahandehnigjeh (Ph.D. student, KTH, Sweden)
  • Hafrún Hauksdóttir (Ph.D. student, Univ. of Iceland)
  • Paolo Stegagno (Ph.D. student - Universita di Roma “La Sapienza”)
  • Serena Pani (Ph.D. student - Univ. of Rome "Tor Vergata")
  • Thor Andreas Tangen (M.S./CS - Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Undergraduate Researchers

  • Tien Do (ECE, Honors project, now PhD student at UMN)
  • Yujia (Eric) Huang (ECE, Honors Project, now MS student at CMU)
  • Matthew Ernst (CS)
  • Da Teng (ECE - UGRA II, now MS student at UCLA)
  • John (Jack) O'Leary (CS - UGRA II)
  • Sean Bowman (ECE - UGRA II) - Now PhD student at UPenn
  • Uchenna Ezeobi (ME - UGRA II)
  • Hung Nguyen (CS - UGRA)
  • Fabio Mariuci (B.S./ME - UGRA II)
  • Greg Olmschenk (Physics)
  • Dingyi Li (B.S./EE - UGRA II), now MS student at Stanford Univ.
  • Bryan Perfetti (B.S./EE - UGRA II), now Ph.D. student at UMN/ECE
  • Cameron Cecchini (B.S./ME - UGRA II)
  • Brian Kirk (B.S./ME - UGRA II)
  • Ryan Elmquist (undergraduate research fellow from Caltech)
  • Jake Horky (B.S./AEM - UGRAII)
  • Dehang Zheng (BS/CS - UGRA II)
  • Andrew Casper (B.S./CE - UGRAII & UROP)
  • Frederick Lewis (B.S./CS - UROP)
  • Nathan Knutson (B.S./ME - UGRAII)
  • Shannon Roberts (B.S./CE - UGRAII)
  • Kyle Smith (B.S./CS - Directed Research, UGRAII, UROP) - Now at Robotics Research
  • Dan Cozine (B.E./CE - Directed Research)
  • John Chilton (B.S./CS - UGRAII)
  • Christopher Singh (B.S./ME)
  • Nobuhisa Ohtsuki (B.E./EE - UROP)
  • Le Vong Lo (B.E./ECE - Directed Research)
  • Joel Hesch (B.E./CE - Directed Research, UGRAII)
  • Joseph Djugash (B.E./ECE - Undergraduate Honors Thesis, UROP); Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University (webpage); now at Toyota
  • Dustin Wright (BS/CS- Intel Student Research Fellow)