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I work with both graduate and undergraduate students on a variety of projects. If you are interested in working with me as either a graduate student or as an undergraduate doing independent study, then you should read my rules before getting in touch with me.

Current students

Graduate Students

John Morrow (PhD Robotics) Co-Advisor: Ravi Balasubramanian System-level understanding of manipulation: How to improve robotic grasping using human-style control
John is working on methods for using human factors-style studies for improving robotic grasping and manipulation. He finished his Masters under Yigit Menguc in 2017.

Master's thesis: Direct 3D Printing of Silicone Elastomer Soft Robots without Support

Bradly Anderson (MS Robotics)
Brad supervises OSU's Global Formula Racing car

Kartik Gupta (MS Robotics) Co-Advisor: Dr. Ravi Balasubramanian Computer vision for robotic grasping
Kartik is working on using novel machine learning approaches to do better 6 DOF tracking of objects held by robots.

Kyle O'Brien (MS Robotics) Long-Range Path Planning for Electric Trucks (sponsored by Daimler)
Kyle also oversees OSU's Autonomous Global Formula Racing car.

Nathan Charles Harlan (MS Robotics) Co-Advisor: Dr. Joe Davidson Grasp testing and training infrastructure
Nathan has been the primary lead on building our grasp testing infrastructure. He is also looking at apple picking

Nishat Nuha (MS Robotics) Co-Advisor: Dr. Ravi Balasubramanian Robotic grasping and manipulation

Sogol Balali (MS Robotics) Co-Advisor: Dr. Ross Sowell and Dr. William Smart Privacy and security in the context of tele-presence robots
Sogol is working in the space of how to specify privacy in the context of tele-presence robots.

She finished her masters in CS under Dr. Anita Sarma in 2018.

Yi Herng Ong (MS Robotics) Co-Advisor: Dr. Ravi Balasubramanian Improved grasping strategies for robotic hands
Yi is turning strategies learned from people into robotic control strategies.

Parathasarathy Reddy (MS ME) Automated door testing

Undergraduate Students

Cameron Anderson (BA/BS) Robotic rendering in Unity

Committee member

Marjan Adeli (PhD CS) Advisor: Dr. Amir Nayyeri Computational Geometry

Sruti Srinivasa Ragavan (PhD CS) Advisor: Dr. Anita Sarma Information foraging

Christopher Schultz (MS CS) Advisor: Dr. Ronald Metoyer

Andrew Otto (PhD Robotics) Advisor: Dr. Ross Hatton Understanding spider web vibrations

Robert Alphonso De Bortoli (PhD Robotics) Advisor: Dr. Geoff Hollinger Underwater robotics vehicles

Scott Chow (PhD Robotics) Advisor: Dr. Geoff Hollinger Multi-agent learning problems

Suresh Ramasamay (PhD Robotics) Advisor: Dr. Ross Hatton Developing frameworks to identify optimal motion strategies for robots in drag-dominated environments

Shannon Gyles (MS Psychology) Advisor: Jason McCarley Master's thesis: Metacognition, Numeracy, and Automation-aided Decision-making
Shannon is continuing on to her PhD

Rawan Alshaiji (PhD IE) Advisor: Dr. Chinweike Eseonu Care team burnout

Alumni

Doctoral

Timothy D. Gatzke Washington University in St. Louis (PhD CS), 2007-05-01, Thesis title: Comparing Features of Three-Dimensional Object Models Using Registration Based on Surface Curvature Signatures Mapped to a Plane
Reynold Bailey Washington University in St. Louis (PhD CS), 2007-08-01, Co-Advisor: Dr. Ann McNamara Thesis title: Techniques for perception-guided image editing
Rob Glaubius Washington University in St. Louis (PhD CS), 2009-01-01, Advisor: Dr. William Smart PhD Thesis Scheduling Policy Design using Stochastic Dynamic Programming
Ross Sowell Washington University in St. Louis (PhD CS), 2013-12-01, Interactive extraction and editing of surfaces from 3D imaging data.
Michelle Vaughan Holloway Washington University in St. Louis (PhD CS), 2016-12-01, Advisor: Dr. Tao Ju Co-Advisor: Dr. Ruth West PhD Thesis: Guided Medical Data Segmentation Using Structure-Aligned Planar Contours
Anahita Sanandaji Oregon State University (PhD CS), 2018-06-01, Co-Advisor: Ruth West Thesis title: Developing a 2D Cross-section Training Strategy for 3D Volume Segmentation by Analyzing Human Perception and Cognitive Tasks
Matthew Rueben Oregon State University (PhD Robotics), 2018-12-01, Advisor: Dr. William Smart Thesis topic: Privacy sensitive robotics

Masters

Matthew Ayers Brown University (ScM CS), 1998-06-01, Advisor: Dr. John Hughes Master's thesis: A Framework for the Synchronous Editing of Multiple Curve Representations
Ying Huang Washington University in St. Louis (MS CS), 2001-06-01, Master’s project: Bi-directional texture synthesis
Nicholas Haddad Washington University in St. Louis (MS CS), 2002-06-01, Master’s project: Sound mosaicing
Mark Schroering Washington University in St. Louis (MS CS), 2003-04-17, Master's Thesis: A 3D Input Device for Sketching Characters
Martin Hassett Washington University in St. Louis (MS CS), 2003-06-01, Master’s project: 3D Implicit surface interaction
Andrew Schoewe Washington University in St. Louis (MS CS), 2004-06-01, Master’s project: Genetic textures on the GPU
Nathan Dudley Washington University in St. Louis (MS CS), 2005-06-01, Master’s thesis: Non-photorealistic rendering of algorithmically generated trees
Raquel Bujans Washington University in St. Louis (MS CS), 2006-01-01, Master's Thesis: A Thesis on Sketch-Based Techniques for Mesh Deformation and Editing
Amy Hawkins Washington University in St. Louis (MS CS), 2006-06-01, Master’s project: Key frame interpolation using exponential matrices
William Niebridge Washington University in St. Louis (MS CS), 2006-06-01, Master’s project: Spherical texture mapping
Nisha Sudarsanam Washington University in St. Louis (MS CS), 2006-08-01, Co-Advisor: Karan Singh Master's Thesis: A view-based deformation tool-kit
Carol Brickman Washington University in St. Louis (MS CS), 2007-06-01, Master's Project: A Fingerspelling Sign Language Visualization
Mamta Datwani Washington University in St. Louis (MS CS), 2009-12-01, Master’s project: Subtle Gaze Direction in Videos
Ruosi Li Washington University in St. Louis (MS CS), 2011-06-01, Co-Advisor: Dr. Tao Ju Master's Project: Polygonizing extremal surfaces with manifold guarantees
Dilruba Showkat Oregon State University (MS CS), 2015-09-01, Master's thesis: Gender Differences in Robot Teleoperation
Sai Krishna Allani Oregon State University (MS Robotics), 2016-04-01, Advisor: Dr. Ravi Balasubramanian Master's Thesis: Analyzing Human Gaze Patterns During Grasping Tasks To Advance Robotic Grasping
Saurabh Milind Dixit Oregon State University (MS Robotics), 2016-08-31, Advisor: Dr. Ravi Balasubramanian Master's Thesis: Advancing Robotic Grasp Planning using Human Heuristics for Grasp Similarity
Samantha Hemleben Oregon State University (MS Robotics), 2017-03-20, Advisor: Dr. Yigit Menguc Master’s thesis: Modeling a Spectrum of 3D Printed Materials for Soft Robotics
Ammar Kothari Oregon State University (MS Robotics), 2018-06-01, Co-Advisor: Dr. Ravi Balasubramanian Master’s project: Data collection and analysis of human preference for robotic grasping
Taylor Courier Oregon State University (MS Robotics), 2018-06-01, Master’s project: Perception System for a Formula SAE Self-Driving Car
Yu Qui Oregon State University (MS ME), 2018-12-01, Co-Advisor: Dr. Ravi Balasubramanian Master's project: The Design of 8 degrees of freedom fully actuated robotic hand

Honor college

Keith Lippincott Oregon State University (Honors college), 2016-06-01, Honor's thesis: Aesthetics of Curve Approximation
Nick Agalzoff Oregon State University (Honors college), 2017-06-01, Co-Advisor: Dr. Sandra Rugyoni Honor's thesis: Investigation of the Relationship Between Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Rupture and Mechanical Stress

Distributed Mentor Program or Research Experience for Undergraduates

Kristi Blumenberg Washington University in St. Louis (BA/BS), 2005-08-01, Genome visualization
Eadom Dessalene Oregon State University (BA/BS), 2018-09-01, Metrics for robotic grasping
Hiba Al-Zahawi Washington University in St. Louis (BA/BS), 2004-09-01, Perception-based filters
Paul Heider Washington University in St. Louis (BA/BS), 2010-09-01, Local shape descriptors
Alain Pierre-Pierre Washington University in St. Louis (BA/BS), 2010-09-01, Local shape descriptors, published here
Jill Foster Oregon State University (BA/BS), 2013-09-01, Curvature bases for sketching and bio-shape analysis
Laura Casperson Washington University in St. Louis (BA/BS), 2004-08-30, Lewis the Robot Photographer
Trisha Leconte Washington University in St. Louis (BA/BS), 2006-08-01, Co-Advisor: Dr. William Smart Lewis the robotic photographer: Virtual walls
Plamena Petrova Washington University in St. Louis (BA/BS), 2006-08-01, Co-Advisor: Dr. William Smart Lewis the robot photographer, Obstacle avoidance
Suzanne Dazo Oregon State University (BA/BS), 2014-08-01, Co-Advisor: Dr. William Smart Privacy interfaces
Amali Krigger Oregon State University (BA/BS), 2015-09-01, DREU project: Tablet-based version of Volume viewer
Alex Hubers Oregon State University (BA/BS), 2014-09-01, Co-Advisor: Dr. William Smart and Dr. Ross Sowell Privacy and robotics
Leo Bowen-Biggs Oregon State University (BA/BS), 2014-09-01, Co-Advisor: Dr. Ross Sowell and Dr. William Smart Privacy interfaces for tele-op robots
Javier Ruiz Oregon State University (BA/BS), 2015-09-01, Co-Advisor: Dr. Ravi Balasubramanian What do people look at when grasping?
Akanimoh (Sanmi) Adeleye Oregon State University (BA/BS), 2015-09-01, Co-Advisor: Dr. Ravi Balasubramanian Grasp reset mechanism
Brendan John Oregon State University (BA/BS), 2015-09-01, Co-Advisor: Dr. Ravi Balasubramanian What do people look at when they grasp objects?
Julio Medina Oregon State University (BA/BS), 2016-09-01, Co-Advisor: Dr. Ravi Balasubramanian Improved rendering for OpenRave
Margaret Krupp Oregon State University (BA/BS), 2016-09-01, Co-Advisor: Matthew Rueben and Dr. William Smart How do people think about privacy and tele-presence robots?
Victoria Thrasher Oregon State University (BA/BS), 2017-09-01, Co-Advisor: Dr. Ravi Balasubramanian What kind of grasp to use?
William Edwards Oregon State University (BA/BS), 2017-09-01, Co-Advisor: Dr. Kagan Tumer Sound modeling for bat ears
Max Evans Oregon State University (BA/BS), 2017-09-01, Co-Advisor: Dr. Kagan Tumer Bat ears for sonar
Nathan Kizer Oregon State University (BA/BS), 2018-09-01, Co-Advisor: Dr. Ravi Balasubramanian Robotic grasp testing
Alan Papalia Oregon State University (BA/BS), 2018-09-01, Co-Advisor: Dr. Ravi Balasubramanian Robotic grasping
Kristan Hilby Oregon State University (BA/BS), 2018-09-01, Co-Advisor: Dr. Ravi Balasubramanian Automated door for robotic grasp testing
Hasan Berk Sonmezer Oregon State University (BA/BS), 2018-09-01, Co-Advisor: Dr. Ravi Balasubramanian Automated grasp reset mechanism

Undergraduates

Zachary Byers Washington University in St. Louis (BA/BS), 2005-06-01, Co-Advisor: Dr. William Smart Lewis the robotic photographer
Michael Dixon Washington University in St. Louis (BA/BS), 2003-06-01, Co-Advisor: Dr. William Smart Lewis the robotic photographer
Christopher Kulla Washington University in St. Louis (BA/BS), 2003-06-01, Texturing and rendering
Tim Blakeley Washington University in St. Louis (BA/BS), 2006-06-01, Finger-tip UI
Leon Barrett Washington University in St. Louis (BA/BS), 2004-06-01, Non-linear cameras
Timothy Lin Washington University in St. Louis (BA/BS), 0000-00-00, 3D Painting
Hyun-Taek Kwon Washington University in St. Louis (BA/BS), 2011-06-01, Color editing
Kylia Miskell Washington University in St. Louis (BA/BS), 2009-09-01, Color editing
Emily Feder Washington University in St. Louis (BA/BS), 2011-06-01, Intuitive camera control for Storytelling Alice
Jianqi Xing Washington University in St. Louis (BA/BS), 2012-06-01, Intuitive camera control for Storytelling Alice
Blair Cox Oregon State University (BA/BS), 2014-09-01, Bat ears for robots
Amanda Barker Oregon State University (BA/BS), 2014-09-01, Bat ear and nose canonical models
Hannah Gibson Oregon State University (BA/BS), 2017-06-01, Artistic interfaces for robots. Hannah now works for Disney!
Ryan Quick Oregon State University (BA/BS), 2019-06-15, Grasp test infrastructure
Michael Kowalski Brown University (BA/BS), 0000-00-00, Co-Advisor: John Hughes Creating View-dependent texture maps
Jayne (James) Tucek Washington University in St. Louis (BA/BS), 2005-06-01, Worked on non-photorealistic rendering

High school (ASE)

Iman Wahlei Oregon State University (High school), 2015-09-01, Grasp reset mechanism
Matthew Sundberg Oregon State University (High school), 2016-09-01, Co-Advisor: Dr. Ravi Balasubramanian Grasping metrics and Eye tracking for grasping
Ryan Sherman Oregon State University (High school), 2016-09-01, Grasping metrics
Kadon Engle Oregon State University (High school), 2017-09-01, Co-Advisor: Dr. Ravi Balasubramanian What kinds of grasps do people use?
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