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Faculty

George Pappas

George Pappas

Joseph Moore Professor & Department Chair, ESE

George’s research focuses on developing methods for the control of next-generation hierarchical and distributed systems. His research group focuses on developing analysis and design algorithms and tools for hybrid systems, which merge control systems with computing systems. Their methods have been used in developing algorithms for coordinated motion of fleets of unmanned aerial vehicles and multi-robot systems, analyzing the safety of next generation medical devices, and understanding the macroscopic behavior of biological networks.

Research Areas

  • Distributed and Decentralized Control
  • Hybrid Control Systems
  • Learning for Control Systems
  • Nonlinear Control Systems
  • Autonomy
  • Machine Learning
  • Multi-robot Systems
  • Semantic SLAM

Publications

Case study: Verifying the safety of an autonomous racing car with a neural network controller

Publisher ACM International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC)

Reactive Planning for Mobile Manipulation Tasks in Unexplored Semantic Environments

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Reactive Temporal Logic Planning for Multiple Robots in Unknown Environments

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Students

Joseph Auckley

Robotics MSE - Submatric


Nikolaos Bousias

PhD, ESE


Jiaxiao (Mia) Cai

Robotics MSE


Kong Yao Chee

PhD, ESE


Austin Chen

Robotics MS '20; PhD, ESE


Anthony Colangeli

Robotics MSE


Jonathan Evan Inglett

Robotics MSE


Rayana Jaafar

PhD, ESE


Qi Jin

Robotics MSE


Matthew Malencia

Robotics MSE '19, PhD, ESE


Junfan Pan

Robotics MSE


Alexander Robey

PhD, ESE


Orlando Romero

PhD, ESE


Brent Schlotfeldt

Robotics MSE '18, PhD, ESE


Jun Wang

Robotics MSE


Shuzhan Yang

Robotics MSE


Jierui Zhang

Robotics MSE


Research Staff

Victor Amelkin

PostDoc, ESE


Thomas Beckers

PostDoc, ESE


Dionysios Kalogerias

PostDoc, ESE


Yiannis Kantaros

PostDoc, ESE


Lars Lindemann

PostDoc, ESE


Alumni

Nikolay Atanasov

PhD, ESE '15 - Asst Professor, UCSD


Sahan Ayvaz

Robotics MSE '17


Chinwendu Enyioha

PhD, ESE '14


Konstantinos Gatsis

PhD, ESE '16 - PostDoc, ESE '19


Yi-Lin (Eileen) Huang

Robotics MSE '19 - Nuro


Paritosh Kelkar

Robotics MSE '16 - Honda R&D


Fei Miao

PostDoc, ESE '17 - Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut


Cameron Nowzari

PostDoc, ESE '16 - Assistant Professor, George Mason University


Erfan Nozari

PostDoc, ESE '20 - Assistant Professor, University of California, Riverside


Shai Revzen

PostDoc '12, ESE - Assistant Professor, University of Michigan


Vasileios Tzoumas

PhD, ESE '18 - University of Michigan


Prakash Veerasekar

Robotics MSE '19


Nicholas Watkins

PhD, ESE '18


Min Wen

PhD, ESE '18


Klayton Wittler

Robotics MSE '20


Michael Zavlanos

PhD, ESE '08 - Associate Profesor, Duke University


Erik Zhao

Robotics MSE '20 - Facebook


George Pappas

Research Areas

  • Distributed and Decentralized Control
  • Hybrid Control Systems
  • Learning for Control Systems
  • Nonlinear Control Systems
  • Autonomy
  • Machine Learning
  • Multi-robot Systems
  • Semantic SLAM