Faculty Directory


Autonomy and Robotics

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Maruthi Akella

Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-471-9493
Office Location: ASE 3.224

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Space and Aeronautics

Research Interests

Nonlinear and robust adaptive control; dynamics of networked systems and sensors; control applications for supersonic flows

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Efstathios Bakolas

Associate Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-471-4250
Office Location: ASE 4.232

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Areas of Impact

Autonomy and Robotics

Research Interests

Systems and control theory, optimal control, differential games, nonlinear control, computational geometry, applications of autonomous vehicles

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Seth Bank

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-9669
Office Location: MER 2.606C, EER 3.876

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Areas of Impact

Autonomy and Robotics

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Semiconductor electronic and optoelectronic devices; molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), Semiconductor nanostructures, metal and semiconductor hetero- and nano-structures

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Alan Bovik

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-5370
Office Location: EER 7.862

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Digital and wireless video communication; image and video processing and quality assessment; computer vision; computational aspects of biological visual perception

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Gustavo de Veciana

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-1573
Office Location: EER 6.874

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Analysis and design of wireless and wireline telecommunication networks; architectures and protocols to support sensing and pervasive computing; applied probability, queueing and information theory

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Ashish D. Deshpande

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-475-7773
Office Location: ETC 5.134

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Design and building of robots for rehabilitation, prosthetic and assistive purposes; study of human movement control through experiments and mathematical modeling

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Andreas Gerstlauer

Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-232-8294
Office Location: EER 5.882

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Embedded system design; electronic system-level (ESL) design automation, modeling, languages, methodologies and tools; embedded hardware and software synthesis

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Todd Humphreys

Associate Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-471-4489
Office Location: ASE 3.234

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Areas of Impact

Autonomy and Robotics

Security

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Estimation and filtering; satellite navigation technology and security; software-defined radio

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Christine Julien

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-232-5671
Office Location: EER 7.806

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Areas of Impact

Autonomy and Robotics

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Mobile and pervasive computing; software engineering and middleware for dynamic environments; algorithms and protocols for mobile and pervasive computing; mobile testbed development and use; application of formal methods to mobile and pervasive computing networks

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Fernanda Leite

Associate Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-5957
Office Location: ECJ 5.302

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Information technology for project management; building information modeling; life-cycle information integration; collaboration and coordination technologies; information technology-supported construction safety management

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Bob Metcalfe

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


+1857-891 1252
Office Location: ECJ 10.332

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Bioengineering and Health

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Innovation; the network effect; internet protocols; distributed algorithms; network operating systems; local-area networks; modeling and simulation

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José Del Rocio Millán Ruiz

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


(512) 232-8111
Office Location: EER 7.822

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Brain-computer interfaces (BCI); neuroengineering; neuroprosthetics; human-robot interaction; statistical machine learning; neuroscience; neurorehabilitation

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Aryan Mokhtari

Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


(512) 232-8112
Office Location: EER 6.826

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Wireless and Network Science

Research Interests

Optimization; machine learning; data science; artificial intelligence and signal processing

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Ryan Russell

Associate Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-471-4190
Office Location: ASE 3.216

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Areas of Impact

Autonomy and Robotics

Computational Engineering/Science

Space and Aeronautics

Research Interests

Astrodynamics; orbital mechanics; numerical methods; nonlinear estimation; spacecraft trajectory design; optimal control

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Luis Sentis

Associate Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-471-5987
Office Location: ETC 4.165

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Areas of Impact

Autonomy and Robotics

Research Interests

Human-centered robotics; mathematics of movement and manipulation; building legged humanoid robots; software architectures for sensing and acting; biomechatronics

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James Sulzer

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering


Office Location: ETC 4.146D

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Areas of Impact

Autonomy and Robotics

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Determining efficient ways to restore healthy gait in people after stroke; the development of novel, neurally-based rehabilitation strategies

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Takashi Tanaka

Assistant Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


(512) 232-0830
Office Location: ASE 4.230

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Areas of Impact

Autonomy and Robotics

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Systems and control theory; Networked and multi-agent systems; Information theory in control

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Andrea Thomaz

Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


Office Location: UTA 7.227

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Research Interests

Enable robots to function in dynamic human environments

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Ufuk Topcu

Assistant Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


Office Location: ASE 4.208

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Design and verification of autonomous networked systems

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Junmin Wang

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


(512) 232-2392
Office Location: ETC 4.152C

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Areas of Impact

Autonomy and Robotics

Computational Engineering/Science

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Control, modeling, estimation, optimization, and diagnosis of dynamical systems, especially for automotive, vehicle, transportation, smart, automated, and sustainable mobility applications

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Daniel Wasserman

Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-9818
Office Location: MRC 1.606

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Bioengineering and Health

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Security

Space and Aeronautics

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Optics; infared luminescence; fields and waves; solid state devices; nanophotonics

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Renato Zanetti

Assistant Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


Office Location: ASE 3.210

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Areas of Impact

Autonomy and Robotics

Computational Engineering/Science

Space and Aeronautics

Research Interests

Stochastic estimation of non-linear/non-Gaussian dynamical systems; GNC of autonomous systems; Spacecraft attitude dynamics, determination, and control; Simulation of large, complex dynamical systems; Vision-based navigation; Sensor fusion, sensor technology, and sensor utilization planning