Research Group


Research Groups

Kumar Lab

Kumar Lab

Vijay Kumar

Vijay Kumar is the Nemirovsky Family Dean for the School of Engineering & Applied Science with appointments in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Applied MechanicsComputer and Information Science, and Electrical and Systems Engineering. Kumar’s group works on creating autonomous ground and aerial robots, designing bio-inspired algorithms for collective behaviors, and on robot swarms. They have won many best paper awards at conferences, and group alumni are leaders in teaching, research, business and entrepreneurship. Kumar is a fellow of ASME andIEEE and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Faculty

Vijay Kumar

Nemirovsky Family Dean, SEAS


Staff

Alex Zhou

Researcher Scientist


Dinesh Thakur

Robotics MSE '11- Research Scientist


Edward Steager

Research Investigator


James Keller

PhD, MEAM '16 - Project Research Manager


Jeremy Wang

Robotics MSE '16 - PERCH Design and Mechatronics Staff Engineer


Lifeng Zhou

PostDoc, MEAM


Sandeep Manjanna

PostDoc, MEAM


Siddharth Mayya

PostDoc, MEAM


Terry Kientz

Project Engineer, MEAM - (Robotics MSE '17)


Students

Chao Qu

Robotics MSE '14, PhD, CIS


Elijah S. Lee

PhD, CIS


Ian Miller

PhD, ESE


Jake Welde

PhD, MEAM


Ke Sun

PhD, ESE


Kelsey Saulnier

PhD, ESE


Malakhi Hopkins

PhD, ESE


Parakh M. Gupta

Visiting Scholar


Ryan Kortvelesy

Robotics MSE - Submatric


Shreyas Shivakumar

Robotics MSE '17 - PhD, CIS


Xu Liu

Robotics MSE '19, PhD, MEAM


Alumni

Alex Kushleyev

Robotics Researcher


Amanda Prorok

PostDoc, MEAM '15-'17 - Faculty, Cambridge University


Avraham Cohen

PostDoc, MEAM '20


Benjamin Charrow

PhD, CIS '15 - Software Engineer / Tech Lead, Waymo


Cristina Sorice

Robotics MSE '15 - Robotics Engineer at NASA-JPL


David Saldaña

PostDoc, MEAM '19 - Lehigh University


David Cappelleri

PhD, MEAM '08 - Purdue University


Denise Wong

Robotics MSE '15; PhD, MEAM '16; Robotics Engineer, Exyn Technologies, Inc


Douglas Macharet

PostDoc, MEAM '20 - Federal University of Minas Gerais


Ekaterina Tolstaya

Robo MSE '21; PhD, ESE '21


Elizabeth Hunter

Robotics MSE '17; PhD, MEAM '20 - COO & Co-founder, Treeswift


Gareth Cross

Robotics MSE '15 - Skydio


Giuseppe Loianno

Research Scientist '18 - NYU


Guilherme Vicentim Narda

Visiting Scholar Under V. Kumar '20


James Svacha

PhD, ESE '20 - Autonomy Software Engineer, Locomation


Jimmy Paulos

Robotics MSE '15; PhD, MEAM '17; PostDoc '21 - Head of Robotics at Treeswift


Jnaneshwar Das

PostDoc, MEAM'18 - Arizona State University


John Wright

PostDoc 1999 - Millersville University


Jun Seo

PhD, MEAM '14 - Assistant Professor HKUST


Justin Thomas

PhD, MEAM '17 - Technical Lead, Exyn Technologies


Kartik Mohta

Robotics MSE '11; PhD, ESE '18 - Autel Robotics


Luis Guerrero Bonilla

PhD, MEAM '19


Mac Schwager

PostDoc '11- Stanford University


Matt Turpin

PhD, MEAM '14 - Qualcomm


Michael (Mickey) Whitzer

ROBO MSE '18; PhD, MEAM '20 - Autonomous Systems Technology Engineer, NASA


Michael Watterson

PhD, ESE '18


Monroe Kennedy

Robotics MSE '16; PhD, MEAM '19 - Stanford University


Philip Dames

PhD, MEAM '15; PostDoc, ESE '16 - Faculty, Temple University


Pratap Tokekar

PostDoc, MEAM '15 - Assistant Professor, University of Maryland


Rafael Fierro

PostDoc, MEAM '01 - Professor, University of New Mexico


Rattanachai (Tee) Ramaithitima

Robotics MSE '15; PhD, CIS '18


Rebecca Li

Robotics MSE '20


Sambeeta Das

PostDoc'19 - Assistant Professor, University of Delaware


Sarah Tang

PhD, MEAM '18 - Software Eng at Nuro, Inc


Shaojie (Frank) Shen

PhD, ESE '14 - Faculty (HKUST)


Subhrajit Bhattacharya

PostDoc Math '16, PhD, MEAM '12 - Assistant Professor, Lehigh University


Tolga Ozaslan

PhD, MEAM '19


Yash Mulgaonkar

Robotics MSE '12; PhD, MEAM '19 - Zoox


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