Director & Members

Past Members and Thesis

Silvia Ferrari

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).

Members

Pingping Zhu

pingping_zhuPingping Zhu is a Research Associate in the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Controls (LISC) at Cornell University. He received the B.S. degree in electronics and information engineering and the M.S. degree in the institute for pattern recognition and artificial intelligence from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from University of Florida. He is currently a research associate at the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering in Cornell University. Prior to that, he was a postdoctoral associate at the department of mechanical engineering and material science in Duke university. His research interests include approximate dynamic programming, optimal control of mobile sensor networks, signal processing, machine learning, and neural networks. He is a member of the IEEE.

Chang Liu

Chang Liu is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Controls (LISC) at Cornell University. He received the B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and in Applied Mathematics (double major) in 2011 from Peking University, China. He received the M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and in Computer Science, and the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2014, 2016, and 2017, respectively, all from the University of California, Berkeley, USA. His research interests include informative path planning, distributed filtering, machine learning, and human–robot collaboration. Email: cl775@cornell.edu.

Taylor Clawson

taylor_clawsonTaylor Clawson is a PhD student in the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Controls (LISC) at Cornell University. He received the B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Utah State University, where he and his team took first place in a national Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) design competition and appeared subsequently in Popular Science. Upon graduating, he was employed at Northrop Grumman as an engineer and software developer for two years, where he worked on national defense systems. His research interests include numerical optimization, biologically-inspired spiking neural network control methods, flight dynamics, and visual perception. He is a 2018 Cornell College of Engineering Commercialization Fellow and the Entrepreneurial Lead for a 2018 National NSF I-Corps Team. Email: tsc83@cornell.edu

Julian Morelli

julian_morelliJulian Morelli is a PhD student in the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Controls (LISC) at Cornell University. He received his B.S degree in Engineering Physics and Mathematics from Fordham University, one of the first to do so. His research interests include the control of large dynamical systems, distributed optimal control, machine learning, approximate dynamic programming, neural networks, and information theory. He is a member of IEEE, AIAA, NYAS, and AWIS. Email: jam888@cornell.edu

Jake Gemerek

img_1160Jake Gemerek is a PhD student in the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Controls (LISC) at Cornell University. He received his B.S. degree in both Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of New York at Buffalo, where he was an undergraduate researcher in the computational mechanics group. Jake was awarded the Zimmer Research Award (2015) and the Dean’s Award for Achievement (2016) from the University at Buffalo. His research interests include perception and control of autonomous sensor networks for high-level scene understanding. He is also interested in computational geometry and motion planning for the purpose of simultaneously avoiding obstacles and and computing optimal sensing trajectories in the presence of occlusions. Email: jrg362@cornell.edu

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.

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.

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

Zvonimir Stojanovski

zs_resizeZvonimir Stojanovski 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 Cornell, where he was an undergraduate researcher in the Systems Engineering, Architecture and Knowledge (SEAK) Lab. After graduating, he interned at the Air Force Research Laboratory, as part of the Phillips Scholars Program. His interests include space situational awareness (SSA) and optimal control.

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

Yan Zhang

lisc-portrait-yan-zhangYan Zhang is a PhD student in the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Controls (LISC) at Cornell University. She received her B.S. degree in Architectural Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and her M.S. degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include machine learning, computer vision, and spiking neural networks for sensing and optimal control. Email: yz2545@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.

Zhihao Liao

zhihao_liao_portraitZhihao Liao is currently an M.S. student in the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Controls (LISC) at Cornell University. He received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering at Tsinghua University. His research interests include robotics, machine learning and computer vision, with a focus on optical flow analysis. Email: zl673@cornell.edu

Gulai Shen

gulai_resizeGulai Shen is a Master student in the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems and Controls (LISC) at Cornell University. He received his B.S degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests in robotics hardware, sensing, planning, and controlling. He is also interested in other autonomous and intelligent systems. Email: gs682@cornell.edu

Xinyu Gao

xinyu_resizeXinyu Gao is an M.S. student in the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Controls(LISC) at Cornell University. He received his B.S degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. His research interests include robotics, computer vision and camera control. Email: xg273@cornell.edu

Dongheng Jing

dongheng_resizeDongheng Jing is an M.S. student in the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Controls(LISC) at Cornell University. He received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering at University of California, Irvine. His research interests include robotics, machine learning and artificial neural networks. Email: dj348@cornell.edu

Yifeng Shi

dongheng_resizeYifeng Shi is currently an M.S. student in Mechanical Engineering and in the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems and Controls (LISC) at Cornell University. He received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, where he was an undergraduate researcher in the Intelligent Vehicle and System group (IVSG). His research interest includes machine learning, computer vision, and robotics. Email: ys894@cornell.edu

Shenghao Liu

ClaraShenghao Liu is a Master student in the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems and Controls (LISC) at Cornell University. He received his B.S degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include machine learning, computer vision and stochastic process. He is currently working a project related to object scene flow and machine learning. Email: sl3264@cornell.edu

Clara Fontaine

ClaraClara Fontaine is a Rawlings undergraduate research student in the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Control. She is a sophomore studying Electrical and Computer Engineering. Her research interests include robotics, artificial intelligence, and embedded systems.