Current Students 


  1. Chelsey Edge, PhD (started Fall 2018)
  2. Sadman Sakib Enan, PhD (started Fall 2018)
  3. Corey Knutson, PhD (started Fall 2021)
  4. Demetrious Kutzke, PhD (started Fall 2021)
  5. Sakshi Singh, PhD (started Fall 2022)
  6. Maryam Kameli, PhD (started Fall 2023)
  7. David Widhalm, PhD (started Fall 2023) 


  1. Cory Ohnsted, Ms in Robotics (started Fall 2022)
  2. Elsa Forberger, MS in Robotics (started Spring 2023)
  3. Connor Pargman, MS in CS (started Spring 2023)
  4. Rishi Mukherjee, MS in CS (started Fall 2023)
  5. Amitabha Deb, MS in Robotics (started Fall 2022)


  1. Ashwin Wariar (Computer Science)
  2. Jonathan Meshesha (Computer Science)
  3. Nathan Anye (Computer Science)
  4. Rishi Joshi (Computer Science)
  5. Zhipeng Cao (Computer Science)
  6. Vennela Dupati (Computer Science)
  7. Grant Schwider (Computer Science)
  8. Brock Schmertman (Computer Science)

Past Students

University of Minnesota

  1. Megdalia Bromhal (Computer Science, UNC Wilmington, Summer 2023 NSF REU in Computing for Social Good)
  2. Jungseok Hong, PhD (Graduated May 2023, joined MIT CSAIL as a Post-doctoral Fellow with Professor John Leonard)
  3. Michael Fulton, PhD (Graduated March 2023, joined Independent Robotics)
  4. Jordan Zumberge, MS in Robotics (Graduated December 2022)
  5. Jiawei Mo, PhD (Graduated May 2022, joined Amazon Research)
  6. Md Jahidul Islam, PhD (Graduated May 2021, joined Bosch Research LLC, currently Assistant Professor at ECE, University of Florida)
  7. Sowmiya Narayanan Govindaraj, MS in Robotics (Graduated Spring 2023)
  8. Andrea Walker, MSc (Graduated May 2021, joined Honeywell)
  9. Santhosh Alladi, MSc (Graduated Spring 2020: joined Amazon)
  10. Jack Perisich, MSc (Graduated Spring 2020)
  11. Pallavi Mitra, MSc (Graduated Summer 2020: joined as Computer Vision Engineer at Sentera, MN)
  12. Liyao Lu, Data Sciences MSc (Graduated Summer 2018: joined Walmart Labs, CA)
  13. Yi-Chun Lu, Data Sciences MSc (Graduated Summer 2019: joined Qualcomm, CA)
  14. Cameron Fabbri, Computer Science MSc (Graduated Summer 2018, now at 3M AI Labs, MN)
  15. Noah Seichter, Undergraduate RA (Computer Science, Graduated Summer 2018)
  16. Julian Lagman, Undergraduate RA (Biomedical Engineering, Graduated Summer 2018, joined Abbot Laboratories)
  17. Mustaf Ahmed, Undergraduate RA (Computer Science)
  18. Hannah Dubois, Undergraduate RA (Computer Science)
  19. Marc Ho, Undergraduate RA (Computer Science; joined Optum, MN)
  20. Elliott Imhoff, Undergraduate RA (Physics/Computer Science; joined Sentera)
  21. Youya Xia, Undergraduate RA (Computer Science, started PhD at Cornell, Fall 2019)
  22. Hunter Bashaw Undergraduate RA (Computer Science, Clarkson University, NSF REU)
  23. Berik Kallevig, Undergraduate RA (Mechanical Engineering)
  24. Corey Knutson, Undergraduate RA (Computer Science, UoM Duluth)
  25. Peigen Luo, Undergraduate RA (Computer Science; MS at Carnegie Mellon, Fall 2020)
  26. Yuyang Xiao, Undergraduate RA (Computer Science)
  27. Emma Petersen, Undergraduate RA (Computer Science, PhD in University of Chicago from Fall 2020)
  28. Keara Berlin, Undergraduate RA (Computer Science, Macalester College, NSF REU Summer 2020)
  29. Mazzin Khidir, Undergraduate RA (Mechanical Engineering)
  30. Muntaqim Mehtaz, Undergraduate RA (Computer Science)
  31. Cole Wyeth, Undergraduate RA (Physics and Computer Science, now MS in Math at the UoM)
  32. Tanmay Agarwal, Undergraduate RA (Computer Science, at Sentera)
  33. Kimberly Barthelemy, Undergraduate RA (Aerospace, at Collins Aerospace)
  34. Christopher Morse, Undergraduate RA (Computer Science, now PhD student at University of Virginia),
  35. Kevin Orpen, Undergraduate RA (Aerospace, at Collins Aerospace)
  36. Ruobing Wang, Undergraduate RA (Computer Science, now MS at Carnegie Mellon),
  37. Christopher Walaszek, Undergraduate RA (Computer Science)
  38. Nyle Siddiqui, Undergraduate RA (Computer Science, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, NSF REU Summer 2021)
  39. Izzy Hurley, Undergraduate RA (Computer Science, Colby College (Maine) , NSF REU Summer 2021)
  40. Safiya Anwar, Undergraduate RA (Computer Science)
  41. Benjamin Withey, Undergraduate RA, UROP (Computer Science)
  42. Sanjana Pattanaik, Undergraduate RA (Computer Science)
  43. Elsa Forberger, Undergraduate RA (Computer Science)
  44. Mitra Kian, Undergraduate RA, UROP(Computer Science and Electrical Engineering)
  45. Cory Ohnsted, Undergraduate RA (Computer Science)
  46. Aditya Prabhu, Undergraduate RA, UROP (Computer Science)
  47. Marcus Rana, Undergraduate RA, UROP (Computer Science)
  48. Connor Pargman, Undergraduate RA, UROP (Computer Science)
  49. Ashvin Pidaparti, Undergraduate RA , UROP (Computer Science)
  50. Preeti Pidatala, Undergraduate RA, Honors Thesis (Computer Science)
  51. Brandon Herrera, Undergraduate RA (Computer Science)
  52. Nyomi Morris, Undergraduate RA (Computer Science, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, NSF REU Summer 2022)
  53. Grace Campidilli, Undergraduate RA (Plant Sciences, Cornell University, NSF REU Summer 2022)
  54. Christopher Ulate (Physics, MnDRIVE/LS-NSSA REU Summer 2022)
  55. Isabella Lauer (Computer Science)

Undergraduate Research Supervision -- Clarkson University

  1. Michael Fulton -- Vision-based lane departure warning system. SURE talk slides.
  2. Cameron Fabbri -- intuitive information exchange in human-robot dialog. Finished April 2015. SURE Poster
  3. Dominic DeMarco -- Multimodal human activity recognition from smartphone sensors for distributed human-robot collaboration. Finished April 2015. Project Report.

Master's collaboration -- The University of British Columbia

  1. Pouria TalebiFard -- A risk assessment infrastructure for a powered wheelchair with limited sensing. Msc Thesis@UBC Libraries.
  2. Vignesh Sankaranarayanan. Towards a time-lapse prediction system for cricket matches. MSc Thesis@UBC Libraries.

Undergraduate Thesis Supervision -- The University of British Columbia

  1. Mark Grimson - Enhanced-MultiMaster -- A Unified Software Framework for Distributed Human-Robot Interaction. Co-supervision with Professor James Little. Undergraduate Thesis.