Faculty

Check out these Purdue faculty and the exciting work they do in robotics.

 

Dr. Daniel G. Aliaga

Department: Computer Science (College of Science)
Web-page: https://www.cs.purdue.edu/homes/aliaga
Research Interests: 3D Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, Visualization.

 

Dr. Ragu Athinarayanan

Department: School of Engineering Technology (Polytechnic Institute)
Web-page: https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/profile/rathinar
Research Interests: Technology Leadership & Innovation.

 

Dr. Charles Babbs

Department: Biomedical Engineering (College of Engineering)
Web-page: https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/People/ptProfile?resource_id=89537
Research Interests: Biological repair of central nervous system damage and overcoming neurologic dysfunction through assistive technology (AT) development and accessible design.

 

Dr. Bedrich Benes

Department: Computer Graphics Technology (Polytechnic Institute)
Web-page: http://polytechnic.purdue.edu/profile/bbenes
Research Interests: Real-time rendering, Geometric Modeling, High Performance Computer Graphics.

 

Dr. Dennis Buckmaster

Department: Agricultural & Biological Engineering Web-page: https://engineering.purdue.edu/ABE/people/ptProfile?resource_id=42205
Research Interests: Machine Systems, Agricultural Systems Management.

 

Dr. David J. Cappelleri

Department: Mechanical Engineering (College of Engineering)
Web-page: http://engineering.purdue.edu/ME/People/ptProfile?id=92669
Research Interests: Multi-scale robotic manipulation and assembly, Mobile micro/nano robotics, Micro-Bio robotics.

 

Dr. George T.-C. Chiu

Department: Mechanical Engineering (College of Engineering)
Web-page: https://engineering.purdue.edu/ME/People/ptProfile?resource_id=12482
Research Interests: Mechatronics and dynamic systems and control, Digital printing and Imaging systems, Digital fabrications and functional printing, Human motor control, Motion and Vibration perception and control.

 

Dr. Melba M. Crawford

Department: Civil Engineering (College of Engineering)
Web-page: https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/People/ptProfile?resource_id=12521
Research Interests: pattern recognition, Data fusion techniques for Multisensor problems, Multiresolution methods in image analysis.

 

Dr. Eugenio Culurciello

Department: Biomedical Engineering (College of Engineering)
Web-page: https://engineering.purdue.edu/BME/People/viewPersonById?resource_id=71333
Research Interests: Analog and mixed-mode integrated circuits with applications to biomedical instrumentation, biological sensors and interfaces, implantable sensors, telemetry sensors, biomimetic sensors; Bio-inspired vision sensory systems.

 

Dr. Daniel DeLaurentis

Department: School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Web-page: https://engineering.purdue.edu/AAE/people/ptProfile?resource_id=1429
Research Interests: Design Methods: Mathematical modeling and object-oriented frameworks for the design of system-of systems, especially those for which air vehicles are a main element; approaches for robust design, including robust control analogies and uncertainty modeling/management in multidisciplinary design Aerospace Systems and Flight Vehicles: sizing/synthesis algorithms for design & performance estimation of revolutionary flight vehicles; exploration of Personal Air Vehicle designs and concept of operations; aircraft flight stability and control, especially as an integral part of conceptual design.

 

Dr. Ed Delp

Department: School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Web-page: https://engineering.purdue.edu/ECE/People/ptProfile?resource_id=2632
Research Interests: Image processing, image and video compression, information security, multimedia systems, medical imaging, computer vision, communication and information theory.

 

Dr. Xinyan Deng

Department: Mechanical Engineering (College of Engineering)
Web-page: https://engineering.purdue.edu/~xdeng/index.html
Research Interests: Flight Control, Aerodynamics, Insect Robot, Actuators & Sensors, Robotic Fish.

 

Dr. Xiumin Diao

Department: Engineering Technology (Polytechnic Institute)
Web-page: http://polytechnic.purdue.edu/profile/diaox/
Research Interests: Human-robot interaction, Robotics and automation.

 

Dr. Brad Duerstock

Department: Biomedical Engineering (College of Engineering)
Web-page: http://engineering.purdue.edu/DuerstockIAS
Research Interests: Biological repair of central nervous system damage and overcoming neurologic dysfunction through assistive technology (AT) development and accessible design.

 

Dr. Jose Garcia Bravo

Department: School of Engineering Technology (Polytechnic Institute)
Web-page: https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/profile/jmgarcia
Research Interests: 3-D Printing soft actuators and integrated componets; Robotics; Tribology

 

Dr. Neera Jain

Department: School of Mechanical Engineering (College of Engineering)
Web-page: https://engineering.purdue.edu/ME/People/ptProfile?resource_id=119137
Research Interests: Multimodal Human/Robot Interacton, management of distributed energy systems, controls, thermodynamics.

 

Dr. C. S. George Lee

Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering (College of Engineering)
Web-page: https://engineering.purdue.edu/ECE/People/profile?resource_id=2910
Research Interests: Robotics, neural fuzzy systems, skills learning.

 

Dr. Daniel Leon-Salas

Department: School of Engineering Technology (Polytechnic Institute)
Web-page: https://tech.purdue.edu/profile/wleonsal
Research Interests: Hybrid energy-harvesting image sensors, OFID.

 

Dr. Nina Mahmoudian

Department: Mechanical Engineering (College of Engineering)
Web-page: https://engineering.purdue.edu/mahmoudian/
Research Interests: UUVs, robotic sensor networks, with emphasis in field robotics.

 

Dr. Ramses Martinez

Department: Industrial Engineering and Biomedical Engineering (College of Engineering)
Web-page: https://engineering.purdue.edu/FlexiLab/?_ga=2.56763882.1389675099.1597914213-1684728735.1597914213
Research Interests: Soft Robotics, Implantable Systems, Nanomanufacturing

 

Dr. Byung-Cheol Min

Department: Computer and Information Technology (Polytechnic Institute)
Web-page: https://web.ics.purdue.edu/~minb/
Research Interests: Human-robot interaction, multi-robot systems, robotic sensor networks, with emphasis in field and service robotics and assistive technology and robotics.

 

Dr. Shaoshuai Mou

Department: School of Aeronautics & Astronautics (College of Engineering)
Web-page: https://engineering.purdue.edu/AAE/people/ptProfile?resource_id=124981
Research Interests: Multi-Agent Networks, Autonomy, Cyber-Security, Optimizations, Control, and applications of Al.

 

Dr. Robert Nawrocki

Department: School of Engineering Technology (Polytechnic Institute)
Web-page: https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/profile/rnawroc
Research Interests: physically flexible organic electronics with the application in biopotential monitoring and soft robotics, as well as neuromorphic systems, smart (meta) materials and neuroscience.

 

Dr. Brittany Newell

Department: Engineering Technology (Polytechnic Institute)
Web-page: https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/profile/bnewell1
Research Interests: Flexible 3-D Printed sensors and actuators, Robotic water quality monitoring and distributionsystems, Rumen understanding through Millipede- Engineered Navigation and sensing .

 

Dr. Shimon Y. Nof

Department: Industrial Engineering (College of Engineering)
Web-page: https://engineering.purdue.edu/~nof/
Research Interests: Best matching protocol, Collaborative decision networks, Facility sensor networks.

 

Dr. Suranjan Panigrahi

Department: Engineering Technology (Polytechnic Institute)
Web-page: https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/profile/spanigr/
Research Interests: Smart sensors/sensing system for automation, quality control, detection and diagnosis application, Intelligent decision support systems using articial intelligent techniques including machine learning, Innovative products/processes for social challenges in low resource setting via interdisciplinary team approach.

 

Dr. Mo Rastgaar

Department: School of Engineering Technology (Polytechnic Institute)
Web-page: https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/profile/rastgaar resource_id=
Research Interests: assistive and rehabilitation robots, systems design, cyber-physical systems, dynamic, and controls.

 

Dr. Victor Raskin

Department: English Language and Linguistics (College of Liberal Arts)
Web-page: https://cla.purdue.edu/directory/profiles/victor-raskin.html
Research Interests: Linguistic and semantic theory and their applications, Natural language processing (NLP) and its business applications, Ontology, Computational semantics, World and lexical knowledge acquisition, Humor Theory.

 

Dr. Tahira Reid Smith

Department: School of Mechanical Engineering (College of Engineering)
Web-page: https://engineering.purdue.edu/ME/People/ptProfile?resource_id=74127
Research Interests: Human/Machine Interaction, Design.

 

Dr. Elisha Sacks

Department: Computer Science (College of Science)
Web-page: https://www.cs.purdue.edu/people/faculty/eps/
Research Interests: Geometric reasoning in science and engineering.

 

Dr. Dharmendra Saraswat

Department: Agricultural & Biological Engineering Web-page: https://engineering.purdue.edu/ABE/people/ptProfile?resource_id=123838
Research Interests: Environmental and Natural Resources, Machine Systems, Agricultural Systems Management.

 

Dr. Justin Seipel

Department: Mechanical Engineering (College of Engineering)
Web-page: https://https://engineering.purdue.edu/ME/People/ptProfile?id=58037
Research Interests: Dynamics and control of biological, bioinspired, and human-machine systems; Animal and robot locomotion, legged robots, human locomotion and transportation devices; Human-centered systems.

 

Dr. Dengfeng Sun

Department: School of Aeronautics and Astronautics Web-page: https://engineering.purdue.edu/AAE/people/ptProfile?resource_id=50922
Research Interests: Modeling, simulation and optimization of large scale networked systems, Control and optimization, Studies for National Airspace Systems, Air traffic control, Intelligent Transportation Systems

 

Dr. Hong Tan

Department: School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (College of Engineering)
Web-page: https://engineering.purdue.edu/~hongtan/
Research Interests: Haptic human-machine interfaces and haptic perception.

 

Dr. Mohit Verma

Department: Agricultural & Biological Engineering Web-page: https://www.vermalab.com/
Research Interests: Biosensors for low-cost and user-friendly diagnostics, human microbiome, nanotechnlogy.

 

Dr. Richard Voyles

Department: School of Engineering Technology (Polytechnic Institute)
Web-page: https://web.ics.purdue.edu/~rvoyles/
Research Interests: Safety, Search and Rescue Robotics; Wireless Control Networks; Reconfigurable Computing; Robotic Systems.

 

Dr. Juan Wachs

Department: Industrial Engineering (College of Engineering)
Web-page: https://engineering.purdue.edu/IE/people/ptProfile?resource_id=63004 html
Research Interests: Machine and computer vision, Robotics, Tele-operations, Human Computer interaction, Assistive technologies and Health support systems

 

Dr. Bin Yao

Department: School of Mechanical Engineering
Web-page: http://engineering.purdue.edu/ME/People/ptProfile?resource_id=11271
Research Interests: Adaptive and robust control, Nonlinear control, Precision control of mechanical systems, Vehicle control, Robotics.

 

Dr. Xue Yexiang

Department: Computer Science (Department of Computer Science)
Web-page: http://www.cs.purdue.edu/people/faculty/yexiang/
Research Interests: Scalable and accurate probabilistic reasoning techniques, statistical modeling of data, and robust decision-making under uncertainty.

 

Dr. Denny Yu

Department: Industrial Engineering (College of Engineering) Web-page: https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/People/NewFaculty/New_Faculty_2016/yu.html
Research Interests: Human factors, Occupational health, Biomechanics, and medical devices with applications in improving the safety of healthcare for both patients and medical professionals.

 

Dr. Haiyan H. Zhang

Department: School of Engineering Technology (Polytechnic Institute)
Web-page: https://tech.purdue.edu/profile/hhzhang
Research Interests: Modeling and Simplification of Robot Manipulator Dynamics; Digital Hydraulic Valve Design and Analysis; Mechatronics Device Development; Large Flow VFS Development.

 

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