© 2018 by Dr. Alex Ramirez-Serrano

FORMER STUDENTS

The following is a list of the students that have obtained their academic degree working in the Unmanned Vehicles Robotarium research laboratory or that have participated in our research efforts.  

Post-doc/R&D Fellows: 4     Ph.D.: 9     M.Sc.: 30       B.Sc.: 24

Post-doctoral / R&D Fellows:

Jonathan Eskritt
09/2008-10/2009
Jeehae Chae
11/2018-01/2019

Project: Design of a 3D-printed life-size humanoid robot torso using biomimicry concepts.

Project: VTOL planning control.

Autonomous helicopter planning in confined spaces. 

Xin Ning
09/2012-10/2013

Project: Control of aggressive UAVs: Dynamics & control of highly agile tiltrotor aircraft with dOAT (double Oblique Active TiltIng).

Diego Ospina L.
06/2018-07/2018

Project: Balance control for humanoid robots to enhance their stability in rough complex terrains.

Ph.D. Students (9 students graduated)

Chen Liu
09/2007-09/2009

Thesis: Reconfigurable manuf.  management for robot design via knowledge discovery & adaptive planning under uncertainty.

Mahmoud Mustafa
10/2010-04/2016

Thesis: Control of mobile manipulators cooperating in rough environments. 

Nasibeh Amiri
06/2009-12/2012

Thesis: Control of maneuverable drones UAVs.

Attitude control of highly maneuverable VTOL UAVs. 

Krispin A. Davies
01/2011-01/2017

Thesis: MPC control of aggressive manoeuvering of UAVs in confined spaces. 

Ahmed El-Kabbany
09/2007-09/2014

Thesis: High-speed navigation of UGVs via  3D online terrain assessment deployed in a priori unknown terrains.

Jie Wang
09/2011-01/2017

Thesis: Locomotion selection and motion planning of multi-locomotion hybrid robots.

Diego Ospina L.
09/2012-01/2018

Thesis: In-hand object manipulation by underactuated hands with a differential transmission. 

Graeme N. Wilson
09/2013-01/2018

Thesis: High-speed navigation of UGVs in unknown heterogeneous rough terrains. 

Ashraf M. Kamal
09/2016-08/2019

Thesis: Flight Dynamics of a Transitional UAV.

Developing formal methodologies for the design of stable and efficient tiltrotor aircraft. 

M.Sc. Students (30 students graduated)

Hubert Liu
01/2004-11/2005
Yu Ying
09/2005-10/2007

Thesis: Course-based student working on ground mobile robots.

Asim Nawaz
01/2004-01/2008
Eduardo J. Perez
09/2010-04/2013

Thesis: Course-based student working on mobile robots for the oil and gas industry.

Thesis: Temperature estimation conditions in a pumphouse for the oil & sands industry.

Colby Bell
01/2011-04/2013
Eric A. Aguilar Rosas
09/2005-09/2007

Thesis: Path tracking control for an autonomous four rotor mini-helicopter.

Jack A.D. Collier
09/2005-03/2009
Sundeep S. Dhaliwal
09/2007-08/2009

Thesis: Double ducted fan VTOL control for indoor/outdoor operations.

Thesis: Adaptive perception system for ground robots.

Thesis: Course-based student working on automation systems.

Pedro M. Zapata
09/2004-09/2006
Abdul Subhan M.
09/2005-01/2007

Thesis: Experimental approach on a conveyor belt system based on functionalities & capabilities of an RMS.

Thesis: Mobile robot mapping and localization in dynamic environments.

Thesis: Localization of unmanned ground vehicles in quasi-dynamic environments.

Vivian Yuen
01/2005-05/2006
Qaiser Shahid
09/2005-10/2007

Thesis: Design of a shape-shifter track system for unmanned vehicles.

Thesis: Control of mobile robots using voice and hand gestures.

Chris Nicole
01/2007-11/2009
Krispin A. Davies
09/2008-12/2010

Thesis: A control Architecture for mapping and motion planning of reconfigurable robots in confined 3D spaces.

Zahra Hosseini
01/2009-01/2011
Frank Jansen
09/2009-09/2011

Thesis: Maneuvering of unmanned vehicles in confined 3D complex spaces.

Thesis: Ground/wall effects on a ducted fan for control applications to VTOLs operating in confined spaces.

Thesis: A robust neural network controller for a quadrotor helicopter.

Mahmoud Mustafa
09/2007-09/2010
Martin Kuhlmann
09/2008-12/2010

Thesis: Breast cancer detection/study using a biomechanical axisymmetrical finite element model.

Thesis: Human-mobile manipulator cooperation in unknown rough terrains.

Gabriel Solana
09/2009-10/2011

Thesis: Design & terramechanics of a novel Mecanum wheel for omnidirectional UGVs moving on rough terrains.

Graeme N. Wilson
09/2011-09/2013

Thesis: High-speed navigation of UGVs in unknown heterogeneous rough terrains.

Victor H. Guzman
09/2012-06/2015
Marshall Staples
09/2015-02/2018

Thesis: Control of a UAV manipulator.

Thesis:  Control and navigation of an all terrain onmi-directional ground robot.

Zakir Gazizov
01/2010-12/2011
Martin E. Barrera
06/2007-01/2012

Thesis: Radiolocation for teams of unmanned vehicles operating in unknown environments.

Thesis: Control of an omnidirectional UGV in 3D rough terrains using semi-circular Mecanum wheels.

Pedram Bagheri
05/2012-01/2014

Thesis: Adaptive control of non-linear mechanical systems with Applications to UAVs.

Sheri Wei
09/2013-01/2016
Daniel Norton
09/2014-01/2017

Thesis: CFD analysis of a VTOL UAV under the presence of aerodynamic ground effects.

Gary Gress
09/2012-08/2014

Thesis: Design and control of a UAV with oblique active tilting (OAT).

Thesis: Development of new sensor for small pipeline leaks detection.

Alexander Gonzalez
11/2017-12/2018

Thesis: Use of UAVs in sulfur emissions monitoring on ships in Canada.

Rafae (Rafay) Malik
01/2017-01/2019

Thesis: Course-based student working on  mobile robot systems for easy deployment.

B.Sc. Students (26 students graduated)

Brett Campbell
05/2004-09/2004

Project: Design of a hybrid amphibious robot with wheels- legs- tracks- thrusters.

Jack Kit Fu
05/2007-09/2007

Project: Self-adaptive robotic hand for high-speed interaction with objects of different shape & size.

Krispin A. Davies
05/2008-08/2008

Project: Design of a hybrid ground robot for urban search and rescue operations in obstructed environments.

Militina Gorobets
05/2012-09/2012

Project: Software and electronics of a High-Speed Robot hand for unmanned vehicles

Monica Lopez
05/2015-09/2015

Project: Hydrodynamic analysis of a highly maneuverable underwater vehicle.

Marshall Staples
05/2015-08/2015
Ayush Ghosh
05/2017-08/2017
Sadok Fennira
05/2018-10/2018

Project: CAD / FEM aspects of robot systems for operation in challenging spaces.

Project:  Control of a humanoid robot vision system via ROS.

Project: Design of a robot arm for UAV applications.

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Gerardo Cano C.
05/2019-09/2019

Project: Design a hybrid power system for a tiltrotor transitional highly maneuverable UAV.

Marcy Ryan
05/2005-09/2005

Project: Control of a mobile manipulator via wireless communication.

Elizabeth D-Smith
05/2006-09/2006

Project: Design of an autonomous two-ducted fan VTOL UAV for indoor applications.

Martin Kuhlmann
05/2007-09/2007

Project: Design of a robotic mechanical system for breast imaging via microwaves.​

Samuel Morean
05/2007-07/2007

Project: Shell and tail design of an indoor self-controlled biaxial helicopter.

Roman Kuzyk
05/2009-08/2009

Project:  Mechanical design of an elliptical double mecanum wheel for rough terrains.

Stephan Huang
05/2013-09/2013

Project: Control of a high-speed robot hand for UAV object manipulation via brain waves.

Sai Prabhakar
05/2014-09/2014

Project: Design of a humanoid robot to help children cope with pain & stress during medical procedures.

Graeme N. Wilson
05/2011-09/2011

Project: Terrain perception for high-speed navigation of autonomous ground vehicles.

Monica Arias Rivera
05/2013-09/2013

Project: Control of a puppet humanoid robot for medical applications.

Adyasha Dash
05/2014-09/2014

Project: Long endurance highly maneuverable UAV using electric hybrid power.

Romas Krivelis
05/2015-08/2015

Project: Control of a portable UAV using a low-cost MultiWii controller.

Mandar Kamalaskar
05/2017-08/2017

Project: Analysis of a highly maneuverable transitional UAV.

Rodrigo Garza
05/2018-08/2018

Project: Joystick teleoperation control of highly articulated humanoid robots via ROS.

Prabin K. Rath
05/2019-09/2019
Anam Rizvi
05/2016-08/2016

Project: Control of a humanoid torso robot for pediatric care.

Adnan Karim
01/2018-05/2018

Project: Humanoid robot vision development for human-robot interaction.

Jia Li
07/2018-10/2018

Project: Control of a UGV with a two-arm torso using ROS.

Project: Humanoid SLAM in dynamic spaces.

Develop SLAM solutions for humanoids moving in dynamic unstructured spaces.