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

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. Email: pz224@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. 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

Rui Luo

rui-luo-portraitRui Luo is a Ph.D. student in the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Controls (LISC) at Cornell University. He received his B.S. degree in Automotive Engineering from Tsinghua University. His research interests include intelligent control, computer vision, and object tracking theory. Email: rl828@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

Samuel Kantor

samuel-kantorSamuel Kantor is an undergraduate researcher in the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems & Controls (LISC) at Cornell University. As a Computer Science major in the College of Engineering, Sam is passionate about leveraging software development, machine learning and computer vision to build artificially-intelligent systems. Email: sk2467@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