alumni

Ashvin Pidaparti

Biography

Ashvin (he/him) is a 4th year studying Computer Engineering. He is interested in applying Computer Vision to help underwater robots robustly detect and follow objects of interest.

Ashvin P.

Connor Pargman

Biography

Connor is a 4th-year Computer Science undergraduate. He is interested in how robots can be used in unsafe environments using computer vision in place of humans. He is currently working on aquatic plant detection using autonomous underwater vehicles.

Connor Pargman

Marcus Rana

Biography
Marcus is an undergraduate student in his sophomore year at the University of Minnesota. He's currently studying both Computer science and data science and hopes to obtain a Ph.D. in Statistics at the U of M TC. His interests include Machine Learning, VR Technology, and Software Engineering.
Marcus Rana Photo

Izzy Hurley

Biography

Izzy (she/her) participated in the NSF REU site when she was a rising 3rd-year student pursuing a major in Computer Science with a minor in Chemistry at Colby College. She is interested in human-computer interaction and various applications of machine learning. With the IRV Lab, she worked on optimizing deep learning models for computer vision and risk assessment as part of the NSF REU program.

Izzy Hurley

Nyle Siddiqui

Biography

Nyle is a senior at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire dual majoring in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. His research at his home institution involves using behavioral biometrics and recurrent neural networks for user authentication and cybersecurity. He is working on optimizing deep learning algorithms for robotic vision for this summer's NSF REU program.

Nyle Siddiqui

Khalid Hussain

Biography

Khalid came to the IRVLab during his senior year at Carleton College, located in Northfield, MN, majoring in Computer Science major and Arabic minor. His research involved utilizing stereoscopic imagery to develop an underwater robotic visual perception system, for the purpose of detecting the direction of a diver's pointing gesture. His general interests include deep learning, computer vision, natural language processing, and the Arabic language.

Khalid Hussain

Safiya Anwar

Biography

Safiya is a sophomore majoring in Computer Science. Her research interests include machine learning and human-robot interaction. As of Summer 2021, she is improving the visual diver data set, to assess the quality of labeling on deep-learned diver detection algorithms.

Safiya Anwar

Sanjana Pattanaik

Biography

Sanjana (she/her) is a first-year student majoring in Computer Science and Finance. She is interested in deep learning, specifically to improve diver detection through image enhancement algorithms.

Sanjana Pattanaik

Benjamin Withey

Biography

Ben is a 4th-year student studying Computer Science. He is interested in how robots can perceive the world through computer vision and is currently working on underwater trash detection.

Benjamin Withey

Mitra Kian

Biography

Mitra (she/her) is a first-year student majoring in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. She is interested in the intersection of Computer Science and the natural world, making her very excited to
research underwater robotics.

Mitra Kian