Networked Robotic Systems Laboratory

NRSL Members

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Prof. Asok Ray

Distinguished Professor Mechanical Engineering

 

Asok Ray earned the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston, MA in 1976, and also graduate degrees in each of the disciplines of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science. Dr. Ray joined the Pennsylvania State University in July 1985, and is currently a Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics, a Graduate Faculty of Electrical Engineering, and a Graduate Faculty of Nuclear Engineering.

Office: 229 Reber

axr2@psu.edu

http://www.mne.psu.edu/ray

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Prof.Shashi Phoha

Faculty Advisor

 

Dr. Phoha’s research interests are in computational sciences that enable dependable distributed automation of multiple interacting devices over ad hoc and long haul networks. She has forged new research directions in computational sciences to enable dependable distributed automation of multiple interacting devices.

Office: 217 Applied Science Building

Telephone:814.863.8003

sxp26@psu.edu

http://www.personal.psu.edu/sxp26

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Dr. Minghui Zhu

Dorothy Quiggle Assistant Professor             Electrical Engineering

 

Minghui Zhu is the Dorothy Quiggle Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Pennsylvania State University. Prior to that, he was a postdoctoral associate in the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests lie in the design, analysis and control of multi-agent networks with applications in multi-vehicle networks, security and the smart grid.

Office: 227E Electrical Engineering West

Telephone:814.865.3135

muz16@psu.edu

http://www.personal.psu.edu/muz16

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Dr. Thomas A. Wettergren

                    Adjunct Faculty                                    

Mechanical Engineering

 

Thomas A. Wettergren received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA. He joined the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, RI, USA, in 1995, where he has served as a Research Scientist with the Departments of Torpedo Systems, Sonar Systems, and Undersea Combat Systems. He currently serves as the U.S. Navy Senior Technologist for Operational and Information Science as well as a Senior Research Scientist with the Newport Laboratory, Worthington, MN, USA.

Mechanical Engineering

Telephone:814.865.6188

t.a.wettergren@ieee.org

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Dr. Eric Keller

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

 

Eric Keller got his PhD from Penn State in 2001. Since then, he is a research associate with Mechanical Engineering Department. His research interests are High Precision Machining and Prognostics of Complex Mechanical Systems.

Office: 104 Engineering Unit C

Telephone:814.865.6188

eekeller@psu.edu

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Devesh Kumar Jha

Graduate Student

 

Devesh Jha got his Masters in Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering from Penn State. He defended his phD in August 2016. His research interests are in the areas of Machine Learning, Time-Series Analytics and Motion Planning in Robotics.

Office: 104 Engineering Unit C

Telephone:814.865.6188

dkj5042@psu.edu

https://www.linkedin.com/in/deveshjha

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Nurali Virani

Graduate Student

 

Nurali Virani got his Masters degree in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from Penn State. He is currently a doctoral candidate with Mechanical Engineering Department, Penn State. His research interests are Machine Learning, Time-Series analytics and motion planning in robotics.

Office: 104 Engineering Unit C

Telephone:814.865.6188

nnv105@psu.edu

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nuralivirani

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Zhenyuan Yuan

Undergraduate Student

 

Jack Yuan is a junior undergraduate with Schreyer Honors College. His research interests are Motion Planning in robotics.

Office: 104 Engineering Unit C

Telephone:(814)865-6188

zqy5086@psu.edu

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Zeyu Zhang

Undergraduate Student

 

Ed Zhang is a undergraduate student major in Mechanical Engineering. His research focuses on autonomous vehicle platform design.

Office: 104 Engineering Unit C

Telephone: (814)865-6188

zxz5155@psu.edu

personal.psu.edu/zxz5155

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Chuong Nguyen

Undergraduate Student

 

Brian is a senior undergraduate student in the Department of Computer Science at Penn State. His research interests are in Motion Planning for autonomous driving.

Telephone: (814)865-6188

brian.nguyen1994@gmail.com

personal.psu.edu/zxz5155

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NRSL Alumni:

Siddharth Sonti - 2013

Hongtao Yu - 2012

Anthony Cascone - 2012

Kazuhiko Yokosava - 2012

Dennis Krickzy - 2012

Andrew Homich - 2012

Ishanu Chattopadhyay Ph.D. - 2011

Yicheng Wen Ph.D. - 2011

Takumi Akuzawa - 2011

Amit Patel

Jeremy Bridon

Goutham Mallapragada - 2009

Wei Lu - 2008

Yue Li