Faculty


Graduate Students

  • Weizhe Chen

    Weizhe is a PhD student joined the lab in Fall 2018. He works on environmental sampling and monitoring using machine learning methods.

  • Zheng Chen

    Zheng is a PhD student joined the lab in Fall 2018. Zheng is interested in aerial vehicles' perception and state estimation, as well as human-robot coordination system.

  • Malintha Fernando

    Malintha is a PhD student joined the lab in Fall 2017. He is working on micro aerial vehicle control, as well as swarm system involving many robots.

  • Sam Migirditch

    Sam is a PhD student joined the lab in Fall 2019. Sam is exploring his research interests and would love to combine his background in Physics with robotics.

  • Junhong Xu

    Junhong is a PhD student joined the lab in Fall 2018. Junhong's general interests include decision-theoretic planning and reinforcement learning.

  • Manuja Sanjay Bandal

    Manuja is a Master student joined the lab in Fall 2019. She is working on development and control of autonomous underwater vehicles.

  • Shreyas Bhujbal

    Shreyas is a Master student joined the lab in Fall 2019. He is working on development and control of autonomous underwater vehicles.

Alumni

  • Jay Rajendrakumar Patel (2018-2019)

    Current position: Unity (as computer vision/machine learning engineer)

    Jay worked on data-driven planning with his research mentor Weizhe Chen. Jay got his Masters' dgree from Indiana University.

  • Rushabh Patel (2018-2019)

    Last position: Uber (as machine learning intern)

    Rushabh worked on ground vehicle planning and learning with his research mentor Junhong Xu. Rushabh is finishing his Masters' dgree from Indiana University.

  • Gabrielle Cantor (2018-2019)

    Last position: Boeing (as robotics engineering intern)

    As a senior undergraduate student at Indiana University, Gabrielle helped graduate students for research tasks such as robot design and control in VAIL.

  • Nawaz Hussain Khazielakha (2018-2019)

    Current position: IBM

    Nawaz worked on nano-quadrotor swarm control with his research mentor Malintha Fernando. Nawaz got his Masters' dgree from Indiana University.

  • Yezhen Zhao (2016-2018)

    Current position: AutoX (self-driving car startup)

    Yezhen worked on robotic environmental exploration and mapping, especially the underwater environment. Yezhen got his Masters' dgree from University of Southern California and his BS from the University of Science and Technology of China.

  • Chen Huang (2016-2018)

    Current position: Microsoft (Natural Language Processing group)

    Chen worked on Deep Reinforcement Learning that allows marine robot to effectively act under ocean dynamics. Chen got his Masters' dgree from USC and his BS from Tsinghua University.

  • Shoubhik Debnath (2016-2018)

    Current position: Nvidia (Robotics group)

    Shoubhik worked on Decision-theoretic Planning and Reinforcement Learning. Shoubhik got his Masters' dgree from USC and his BE from Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi.

  • Kai-Chieh Ma (2015-2017)

    Current position: Brain Corp (self-driving vehicles)

    Kai-Cheih worked on Robotics, informative planning, and environmental sensing and monitoring. Kai-Chieh got his Masters' dgree from University of Southern California and BS from National Taiwan University.

  • Steven Ly (2015-2016)

    Current position: Iterable (as machine learning engineer)

    Steven worked on web development for the 2017 Southern California Robotics Symposium. Steven got his Masters' dgree from USC and his BS from UCLA.

  • Zhibei Ma (2015-2017)

    Current position: TuSimple (self-driving truck startup)

    Zhibei worked on the Traveling Salesman Problem, as well as the multi-robot coordination. Zhibei got his Masters' dgree from USC and BS from Fudan University.

  • Hesen Zhang (2015-2016)

    Current position: Google

    Hesen worked on Markov Decision Processes and stochastic shortest paths. Hesen got his Masters' dgree from USC and BEng from University of Liverpool.