Director & Members

Past Members and Thesis

Silvia Ferrari

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

silvia_ferrariSilvia Ferrari is the John Brancaccio Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University. Prior to that, she was Professor of Engineering and Computer Science at Duke University, and Founder and Director of the NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) and Fellowship program on Wireless Intelligent Sensor Networks (WISeNet). Currently, she is the Director of the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Controls (LISC) at Cornell University, and her principal research interests include robust adaptive control of aircraft, learning and approximate dynamic programming, and optimal control of mobile sensor networks. She received the B.S. degree from Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University. She is a senior member of the IEEE, and a member of ASME, SPIE, and AIAA. She is the recipient of the ONR young investigator award (2004), the NSF CAREER award (2005), and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) award (2006). Email: ferrari@cornell.edu

Members

Shi Chang

Shi Chang is a Ph.D. student in the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Controls (LISC) at Cornell University. He received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. His research interests include computer vision, machine learning, decision theory and optimal control. Email: sc2892@cornell.edu

Jaejeong Shin

Jaejeong Shin is a PhD student in the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Controls (LISC) at Cornell University. She received her B.S degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from Seoul National University. Her research interests include information-driven planning, optimization and machine learning. Email: js3456@cornell.edu

Yucheng Chen

Yucheng Chen is a PhD student in the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Controls(LISC) at Cornell University. He received a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics and a minor in Computer Science from Purdue University. He is currently working on human decision modeling and its applications to robots. He is also interested in machine learning and optimization. Email: js3456@cornell.edu

Hengye Yang

Hengye Yang is a PhD student in the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Controls (LISC) at Cornell University. He received his B.S. degree in Energy and Power Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in 2017, where he was an undergraduate researcher in the State Key Laboratory of Coal Combustion (SKLCC). His research interests include Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), intelligent control, and micro-robotics, focusing particularly on the sensing and control of airflow-robot interactions. Email: hy469@cornell.edu

Junyi Dong

junyi-dong_resizeJunyi Dong is a PhD student in the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Controls (LISC) at Cornell University. She received her B.S. degree in Automation from Beijing University of Chemical Technology and her M.S. degree in Thermal Engineering from Tsinghua University. Her research interests include graphic models, information theory, computer vision, and optimal control. Email: jd979@cornell.edu

Qingze Huo

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Qingze Huo is a Ph.D. student in the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Controls (LISC) at Cornell University. He received his M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University. Prior to that, he received his B.S. degree in Engineering Mechanics from Dalian University of Technology. His research interests include computer vision, machine learning and optimal control. Email: qh223@cornell.edu

Keith LeGrand

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Keith LeGrand is a Ph.D. student in the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Controls (LISC) at Cornell University. He received both his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Upon graduating, Keith worked as a Senior Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico for four years where he conducted research in inertial navigation, space systems, and multi-object tracking. His research interests include multi-sensor multi-object tracking; satellite guidance, navigation, and control; and information theory. Email: kal297@cornell.edu

Andre Paradise

ANDRE Andre Paradise is a Ph.D. student in the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Controls (LISC) at Cornell University. He received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine in 2020, where he was an undergraduate researcher for the Computational Environmental Sciences (CES) Laboratory. His research interests include gas sensing, air pollution monitoring, machine learning, and optimal control. Email: aap254@cornell.edu

Karthik Murthy

Karthim Karthik Murthy is a Ph.D. student in the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Controls (LISC) at Cornell University. He received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from B.M.S. College of Engineering, India, and master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from IIT Kanpur, India. Upon graduating, Karthik joined Siemens energy, India as a post-graduate engineer trainee and worked there for two years before joining LISC. His research interests include computer vision, robotics, and control. Email: km878@cornell.edu

Frank Kim

Frank Frank Kim is a Ph.D. student in the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Controls (LISC) at Cornell University.
He received M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). His research focuses on machine learning and robotics. Email: ck766@cornell.edu

Sushrut Surve

Frank Sushrut Surve is a PhD student in the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems and Controls (LISC) at Cornell University. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IITGN), with a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and Minors in Electrical Engineering and Robotics. He was a research intern at the University of Washington, Seattle, and has been the SAE eBAJA team captain at IITGN. He is interested in exploring robotics at the confluence of dynamics, control theory, optimization and estimation. Email: ss4248@cornell.edu

Abhishek Puthige

Abhishek Abhishek Puthige is an M.S. student in the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Controls (LISC) at Cornell University. He received his B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering from PES University. His research interests include vehicle intelligence, robotics, and machine learning. Email: ap2268@cornell.edu

David van Wijk

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David van Wijk is an undergraduate researcher in the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Controls (LISC) at Cornell University. He is a junior in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, studying mechanical engineering, with an intended minor in aerospace engineering. His research includes robotics, feedback control and quadcopters. Email: dev37@cornell.edu