Rishi is an undergraduate student in his sophomore year (2022-23) at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. He is currently studying math and computer science, and is interested in robotics and machine learning. In his free time, Rishi plays chess and participates in competitive programming contests.
Sakshi started her Ph.D. in the Fall of 2022. She graduated with a master's in ECE from The Ohio State University in May 2020. Before starting as a Ph.D. student, she worked on vision-aided drone landing and in-flight obstacle avoidance. Her area of interest lies in robotics and computer vision. She also enjoys reading and swimming in her free time.
Demetri completed the bachelor of science degree in physics and mathematics at Marquette University in 2015. He completed the master of science degree in physics at the College of William & Mary in 2017. After completing his graduate degree, Demetri pursued an opportunity as a federal civilian employee working as a research engineer in underwater robotics with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, Panama City, FL.
Cory started his MS in Robotics in the Fall of 2022. Before that, he graduated with a Computer Engineering major and Marine Biology minor from the UMN; he also worked at the IRVLab as an undergraduate research assistant for the last three semesters of his undergraduate life. He is interested in underwater robots assisting divers and monitoring the environment. Cory has also served on the University's Autonomous Snowplow Team.
Elsa is a 1st-year master's student under the MnRI MS in Robotics program, with research interests in controls, motion planning, fault-tolerant systems, and human-robot interaction. Their general interests are fixing bugs and making CS more open and accessible.
Enan started his Ph.D. program at the U of M in the Fall of '19. He is interested in how a machine should perceive the real world and act intelligently by leveraging traditional or deep learning-based computer vision algorithms, and in multi/human-robot interaction for underwater human-robot collaboration. For updated information, please visit his personal website.
Corey graduated with a Computer Science major at the University of Minnesota - Duluth in the Spring of 2021, and will be a Ph.D. student in the IRVLab beginning Fall 2021. Corey has previously been an NSF Big Data REU student at the IRVLab in the summer of 2019 when he focused on designing and building components for the LoCO low-cost autonomous underwater vehicle. Outside of the lab you can find Corey mountain biking and playing ultimate frisbee.
Chelsey is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate interested in improving robotic visual perception in environments with degraded visibility, particularly in underwater environments and for underwater human-robot interaction tasks.