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Vennela Dupati

Biography

Vennela is a first year undergraduate student studying computer science and electrical engineering. She is interested in computer vision and machine learning applications in robotics, and likes to read and spend time outdoors in her free time.

Vennela Dupati

Grant Schwidder

Biography

Grant is an undergraduate student who started research with the IRVLab at during his sophomore year. He is currently studying computer science, with an interest in deep learning and underwater human-robot interaction. In his free time, he composes music and plays video games.

Grant Schwidder

Ying-Kun Wu

Biography

Ying-Kun started his MS in Robotics in Fall 2022. He is passionate about bringing autonomy to vehicles and robots through the use of traditional or deep learning-based computer vision algorithms. His current focus is on enhancing 3D visual perception capabilities for robots.

Ying-Kun Wu

Brock Schmertman

Biography
Brock is a second year undergraduate student majoring in Computer Engineering. He is interested in building and programming hardware systems that physically interact with robots. Outside of academics, Brock enjoys building Arduino projects and playing racquetball.
Brock Schmertman

Hari Veeramallu

Biography

Hari started his MS in Data Science during the Fall of 2022. Before this he worked as a developer for Amazon after graduating with a bachelor's in Computer Science. His interests lie in Perception and Applications of Deep Learning in Vehicle Autonomy.

Hari Veeramallu

David Widham

Biography
David completed a BSE in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Michigan in 2007. Since then he has been employed as a federal civilian employee for the US Navy, first at NSWC Carderock working in ship design and then NUWC Keyport testing underwater vehicles. During this time he earned an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins University focusing on microwave engineering in 2013. He is interested in using models and simulations to reinforce and enhance the information gathered from real-world testing.
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Maryam Kameli

Biography

Maryam will start her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota in Fall 2023. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at K. N. Toosi University of Technology in 2021. Her thesis focused on predicting seizures by using deep learning methods. Prior to her Ph.D., she completed a master's degree in CS at the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2023, where she worked on developing a new navigation system for Pepper robots. She wrote her master’s thesis on exploring gender differences in brain activity while performing different tasks.

Maryam K.

Amitabha Deb

Biography

I am a MS in Robotics student at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. I am interested in robot perception and deep learning. I enjoy programming and working with physical sensors and robots. In my free time i like to explore new places and cook.

Amitabha D.

Nathan Anye

Biography
Nathan is an undergraduate student in their junior year. They are currently studying computer science and are interested in robotics, machine learning, and human-computer interaction. In their free time, they write and play music.
Nathan Anye

Rishi Mukherjee

Biography

Rishi is starting an MS in Computer Science in Fall 2023, and he is interested in Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning. He is primarily focused on Sensory related AI, i.e., Computer Vision and its applications, as well as semantic analysis using AI. Rishi is a former undergraduate RA at the IRVLab.

Rishi M.