Jump To: Postdoctoral Scholars  |  PhD Students  |  MS Students  |  Associated Students  |  Alumni


Postdoctoral Scholars
Jishnu Keshavan Dr. Jishnu Keshavan, Senior Research Associate, PhD Student (2012)
Research Interests: Working at the intersection of bioinspired vision and nonlinear estimation/control theory for enabling autonomous obstacle avoidance by unmanned ground/aerial robots in cluttered environments.
E-mail: jishnuk(at)umd.edu

Badri Narayanan Ranganathan Dr. Badri Narayanan Ranganathan, Research Associate, PhD Student (2017)
Research Interests: Dynamics and control of autonomous vehicles, bioinspired sensing, optic flow, avionics design, flow sensing, embedded firmware development, MEMS sensor design and fabrication
E-mail: badrinr(at)umd.edu

Dr. Cosima Schunk, Research Associate
Research Interests: Flapping wing flight dynamics, bio-inspired robotics, system identification
E-mail: cosimaschunk(at)gmail.com





PhD Students

Michael Ohradzansky, PhD Student
Research Interests: Bio inspired control and navigation of small multi-rotor vehicles, exploring the mechanic some insects posess to process optic flow and extract useful information about their surrounding environment to employ its usage onboard a small quadrotor vehicle to autonomously navigate small object fields, relying solely on onboard sensors.
E-mail: mioh0887(at)colorado.edu

Zachary Edward Ott, PhD Student
Research Interests: The control of UAVs/quadcopters for urban navigation and modeling of soft tissue robotics to support growing fields and contribute to the future of industry.
E-mail: Zachary.Ott(at)colorado.edu




MS Students
Prashant Ganesh, MS Student
Research Interests: Control and dynamics of UAVs, Bio-inspired sensing, distributed accelerometers, hovercraft
E-mail: Prashant.Ganesh(at)colorado.edu

Angela Maio, MS Student
Research Interests: Distributed sensing and control, inertial sensing for navigation, and bio-inspired robotics
E-mail: angela.maio(at)colorado.edu





Alumni
Mac MacFarlane Dr. Mac MacFarlane, PhD Student (2017)
Research Interests: Aerodynamics and computational fluid dynamics as they apply to reduced order modeling of flapping wing flight dynamics 

Nil Gurel, MS Student (2016)
Research Interests: Bio-inspired visual processing, analog VLSI, ocelli sensing for angular velocity and attitude estimation.

Julia Ashkanazy, MS Student (2015)
Research Interests: Biologically inspired navigational strategies using atmospheric scattering patterns.

Lina Castano Dr. Lina Castano, Postdoctoral Scholar, PhD Student (2015)
Research Interests: Compliant sensors, capacitive strain measurements, distributed sensors on wings for detection of structural deformation as a tool to improve navigation and gust response.

Alex Dean, MS Student (2015)
Research Interests: Wind and gust sensing, bio-inspired hair sensors, disturbance rejection, estimation and control.

Dr. Hector Escobar, PhD Student (2015)
Research Interests: Bio-inspired visual processing, embedded systems, flight dynamics and control.

Greg Gremillion Dr. Greg Gremillion, PhD Student (2014)
Research Interests: Dynamics and control of autonomous vehicles, bio-inspired sensing and guidance, emphasizing a convergence of multiple sensing modalities, computer vision, system identification.

Kedar Dimble Dr. Kedar Dimble, PhD Student (2013)
Research Interests: Electrostatic analysis of underwater objects, fish dynamics and motion modeling, application of boundary element methods to underwater electric fields, wide-field integration processing, control oriented robotic implementation of electrolocation

Renee Campbell Renee Campbell, MS Student (2012)
Research Interests: Flight dynamics and controls, System identification, Bio-inspired sensing, Navigation using wide-field integration of optic flow.

Nicholas Kostreski Nicholas Kostreski, MS Student (2012)
Research Interests: Controls and Dynamics of flapping wing vehicles. Insect flight kinematics and bio-inspired sensing techniques

Derek Miller Derek Miller, MS Student (2012)
Research Interests: Attitude Stabilization and Autonomous Navigation of a Micro Quadrotor Helicopter.

Doug Szczublewski Doug Szczublewski, MS Student (2012)
Research Interests: Flight dynamics and control, aircraft system identification, UAV and MAV avionics.

Imraan Faruque Imraan Faruque, Research Faculty, Postdoctoral Scholar, PhD Student (2011)
Research Interests: Flapping wing flight dynamics, UAV and MAV flight control, system identification

Steven Gerardi, MS Student (2011)
Research Interests: Micro air vehicle system identification, flight dynamics, and control.

Cyrus Abdollahi, MS Student (2010)
Research Interests: Aircraft system identification, flight dynamics, helicopter aerodynamics, controls and flight testing.

Joseph Conroy Dr. Joseph Conroy, Postdoctoral Scholar, PhD Student (2010)
Research Interests: Avionics design/development, system identification, control of micro air vehicles, and optic flow-based visual navigation

Dr. Andrew Hyslop, PhD Student (2010)
Research Interests: Interpretation of insect tangential cells used for processing of optic flow, stabilization and navigation of 6-DOF platforms using wide-field integration of optic flow.

Bryan Patrick, MS Student (2010)
Research Interests: Control theory, flight dynamics, insect vision, optic flow.

Dr. Jason Vance, Postdoctoral Scholar (2010)
Research Interests: Insect flight biomechanics and aerodynamics, with a focus on: mechanisms for gust rejection, kinematic and aerodynamic responses to wing wear, comparative sensory-limitations to maneuverability, and ontogeny and ecology of maximal flight performance.

Scott Owen, MS Student (2009)
Research Interests: Flight dynamics, control, stochastic properties of wide-field integrated optic flow measurements.

Michael Chinn, MS Student (2008)
Research Interests: MAV control, optic flow using infrared cameras.

Jared Grauer Dr. Jared Grauer, Associated PhD Student (Morpheus Lab)
Research Interests: Dynamics and control of exotic vehicles, system identification, avionics development

Evan Ulrich Dr. Evan Ulrich, Associated PhD Student (AGRC)
Research Interests: Bio-inspired micro robotics (design & control), biological structures, flight dynamics (rotary & flapping), and human space flight