Interactive & Emergent Autonomy Lab


Principal Investigator

Ph.D. Students

Undergraduate Students



Post Docs

Gerardo de la Torre

After Graduating: Northrop Grumman

Kathrin Fla├čkamp

After Graduating: PostDoc/Research Assistant in Optimization and Optimal Group, University of Bremen

David Pekarek

After Graduating: Data Tactics

Benjamin Tovar

After Graduating: Lead Research Software Engineer at Cooperative Computing Lab, University of Notre Dame

Ph.D. Students

Giorgos Mamakoukas

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Thesis: Real-Time Safe Control for Model-Based and Data-Driven Robotics, 2021
After Graduating: Research Scientist at Motional

Rebecca Abbott

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Thesis: Active Model-Based Inference for Muscle Strength Diagnostics, 2021
After Graduating: Physical Therapist at Shirley Ryan Ability Lab

Katie Fitzsimons

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Thesis: Physical Human-Robot Interaction for Assistance and Training Using Information Metrics, 2020
After Graduating: Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Penn State

Ahalya Prabhakar

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Thesis: Communicating and Modeling Information through Motion, 2020
After Graduating: Postdoc at Learning Algorithms and Systems Lab, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Ian Abraham

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Thesis: Optimal Experimental Learning and Infinite Linear Embeddings, 2020
After Graduating: Postdoc at Biorobotics Lab, Carnegie Mellon University

Emmanouil Tzorakoleftherakis

Thesis: Stable Control Synthesis for Human-in-the-Loop Systems, 2017
After Graduating: Mathworks

Anastasia Mavrommati

Thesis: Real-Time Algorithms for Symbol-Based Automation, 2017
After Graduating: Schlumberger-Doll Research; Robotics Research Scientist at Mathworks

Lauren Miller

Thesis: Optimal Ergodic Control for Active Search and Information Acquisition, 2015
After Graduating: Postdoc at Autolab, UC Berkeley; Senior Software Engineer at Marble

Alex Ansari

Thesis: Sequential Action Control: Closed-Form Optimal Feedback for Nonlinear and Hybrid Systems, 2015
After Graduating: Postdoc at Biorobotics Lab, Carnegie Mellon University 2015-2017; Uber

Andrew Wilson

Thesis: Information-based Trajectory Optimization for Active Estimation in Mechanical Systems, 2015
After Graduating: Robotics and Control Engineer at Intuitive Surgical

Jarvis Schultz

Thesis: Discrete Mechanics Computation for Real-Time Embedded Control, 2014
After Graduating: Senior Robotics Engineer at Azevtec

Vlad Seghete

Thesis: Numerical Methods for Simulation and Control of Impacting Mechanical Systems, 2014
After Graduating: Data Scientist at DataScope Analytics

Tim Caldwell

Thesis: Iterative Methods in Switched System Optimal Control, 2013
After Graduating: Postdoc at the University of Colorado at Boulder; Software Engineer at Zoox

Elizabeth Jochum

Thesis: Deux Ex Machina: Towards an Aesthetics of Autonomous and Semi-Autonomous Machines, 2013
After Graduating: Assistant Professor at Aalborg University

Elliot Johnson

Thesis: Trajectory Optimization and Regulation for Constrained Discrete Mechanical Systems, 2012
After Graduating: Southwest Research Institute

Matt Travers

Thesis: Impulse Smoothing for Data Association, 2011
After Graduating: System Scientist at Biorobotics Lab, The Robotics Institute, CMU

Brian Shucker

Thesis: Control of Distributed Robotic Macrosensors, 2006
After Graduating: MIT Lincoln Laboratories

Undergraduate and M.S. Students

Alex Samland

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B.S./M.S. 2020

Jenny Kim

B.S. 2020

Andrew Kim

B.S. 2019

Chris Kim

B.S. 2019
After Graduating: Pursuing Ph.D. at University of Pennsylvania

Samuel Donis

B.S. 2019

Vismaya Walawalkar

M.S. 2017

Scott Beck

B.S. 2017
After Graduating: SpaceX

Henry Hung

B.S. 2015
After Graduating: 3M

Elliot Hevel

B.S./M.S. 2013
After Graduating: Civis Analytics

Katy Powers

B.S. 2013
After Graduating: 6 River Systems

Yoke Peng Leong

B.S./M.S. 2012
After Graduating: Ph.D. at California Institute of Technology; Mathworks

Corrina Gibson

B.S. 2012

Camaria Lehman

B.S. 2011

Matanya Horowitz

B.S. 2010

Kirk Nichols

B.S./M.S. 2010