Alumni

Postdoctoral Researchers

Paul Reverdy (2014-2017)
Omur Arslan (2009-2017)
Aaron Johnson (2008–2014)
Galen Clark Haynes (2008–2011)
Shai Revzen (2009–2012)
Pei-Chun Lin (2005–2007)
Haldun Komsuoglu (2005–2008)

PhD Students

Jeff Duperret

Goran Lynch
(Ph.D. 2011, University of Pennsylvania)
Thesis title:Dynamic Vertical Climbing: Bioinspiration, Design, and Analysis
Currently: Project Manager, Synapse Product Development

Dr. Gabriel Lopes
(Ph.D. 2007, University of Michigan)
Thesis title: Perception based navigation for underactuated robots
Follow-up position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Delft University of Technology
Currently: Assistant Professor, Delft University of Technology

Dr. Eric Westervelt (Ph.D. 2003, University of Michigan, co-advised with Prof. Jessy Grizzle)
Thesis title: Toward a Coherent Framework for the Control of Planar Biped Locomotion
Follow-up position: Assistant Professor, Ohio State University

Prof. Richard Groff (Ph.D. 2002, University of Michigan, co-advised with Prof. P. P. Khargonekar)
Thesis title: Piecewise Linear Homeomorphisms for Approximation of Invertible Maps
Follow-up position: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Berkeley
Currently: Assistant Professor, Clemson University

Prof. Uluc Saranli (Ph.D. 2002, University of Michigan)
Thesis title: Dynamic Locomotion with a Hexapod Robot
Follow-up positions: Postdoctoral Researcher, Carnegie Mellon University
Currently: Assistant Professor, Bilkent University

Prof. Eric Klavins (Ph.D. 2001, University of Michigan, co-advised with Prof. W. R. Rounds)
Thesis title: Decentralized Phase Regulation of Cyclic Robotic Systems
Follow-up position: Postdoctoral Researcher, California Institute of Technology
Currently: Assistant Professor, University of Washington

Prof. Noah Cowan (Ph.D. 2001, University of Michigan)
Thesis title: Vision-based Control via Navigation Functions
Follow-up position: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Berkeley
Currently: Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Jun Nakanishi (Ph.D. 1999, University of Nagoya, Japan, co-advised with Prof. Toshio Fukuda)
Thesis title: A Dynamics Based Brachiating Robot
Currently: Member of Technical Staff, ATR, Inc., Japan

Dr. William J. Schwind (Ph.D. 1997, University of Michigan)
Thesis title: Spring Loaded Inverted Pendulum Running: A Plant Model
Follow-up position: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Michigan
Currently: Member of Technical Staff;, Raytheon, Inc.

Dr. Charles Cohen (Ph.D. 1996, University of Michigan, co-advised with Prof. Lynn Conway)
Thesis title: Dynamical System Representation, Generation, and Recognition of Basic Oscillatory Motion Gestures, and Applications for the Control of Actuated Mechanisms
Currently: Vice President, Cybernet Systems Corporation

Dr. Peter Swanson (Ph.D. 1996, University of Michigan)
Thesis Title: Shaking Strategies for Sensorless Parts Orientation
Currently: Engineer, FANUC Robotics, Inc.

Dr. Robert Burridge (Ph.D. 1996, University of Michigan)
Thesis title: Toward a Dynamical Pick and Place
Currently: Researcher, NASA Johnson Space Center

Dr. Dongmin Kim (Ph.D. 1996, University of Michigan)
Thesis title: Calibration Issues in Robotics

Dr. Alfred Rizzi (Ph.D. 1994, Yale University)
Thesis title: Dexterous Robot Manipulation
Follow-up positions: Postdoctoral Researcher, Assistant Research Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Currently: Senior Staff Roboticist at Google

Prof. Louis Whitcomb (Ph.D. 1992, Yale University)
Thesis title: Advances in Architectures and Algorithms for High Performance Robot Control
Follow-up position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Currently: Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Prof. Elon Rimon (Ph.D. 1990, Yale University)
Thesis title: Exact robot navigation using artificial potential functions
Currently: Professor, Israel Institute of Technology (Technion)

Dr. Martin Buehler (Ph.D. 1990, Yale University)
Thesis title: Robotics in Intermittent Dynamical Environments
Follow-up positions: Postdoctoral Researcher, MIT; Professor, McGill University; Director of Robotics, Boston Dynamics, Inc.
Currently: Executive R&D Imagineer at Walt Disney Imagineering

M.S. Students

Anna Brill

Yangyi Shi

Yiyu (Shelly) Wu

Yuxuan Huang

Brian Kwon

Chenze Ning

Chun Chang

Anmol Kathail

Weiyi Tang

Yabing Hu

Julia Messick

Shivangi Misra

Vidula Kopli

Meghna Gummadi

Divya Ramesh

Rosalind Shinkle

Siqi Huang

Piyush Kamal

Cam Zawacki

Hancheng Min

Arunkumar Byravan

Ben Plotnick

Emily Plumb

Mackenzie White

Tim Herrmann

Visiting Scholars

Aaron Peck

Undergraduate Students

Ben Bernstein (2015-16, University of Pennsylvania)

Ahmed Zahra (2014, University of Pennsylvania)

Jordan Martin (2014, University of Pennsylvania)

Ben Kramer (2014-2016, University of Pennsylvania)

Shafag Idris (2011-2014, University of Pennsylvania)

Justin Starr (2011-2014, University of Pennsylvania)

Mike Choi (2012 – 2013, University of Pennsylvania)

Pouria Sanjari (2012-2013, University of Pennsylvania)

Karl Bayer (2012, Columbia University)

Kevin Alcedo (2013, University of Pennsylvania)

Evelyn “Fifi” Yeung (2013, University of Pennsylvania)

Matthew Hale (2008-2012, University of Pennsylvania)

Ryan Knopf

Anirudha Majumdar, currently: Assistant Professor, Princeton University

Sarah Koehler (2009, Cornell University)

Phillip Dupree (2009, Columbia University)

Sam Russem (2007–2009, University of Pennsylvania)