Leadership Team

Kagan Tumer
Professor, MIME
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
CoRIS Director

Autonomous robots, multi-robot coordination, multiagent learning

Julie A. Adams
Professor, EECS
Ph.D., Computer and Information Systems, University of Pennsylvania
CoRIS Associate Director for Research

Human-robot teaming, distributed autonomy, coalition formation and planning, swarms

Thomas G. Dietterich
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, EECS
Ph.D., Computer Science, Stanford University
CoRIS Associate Director for Policy

Machine learning, intelligent systems

Bill Smart
Professor, MIME
Ph.D., Computer Science, Brown University
CoRIS Associate Director for Academics

Human-robot interaction, assistive robotics, long-term autonomy, machine learning for robotics, software architectures for robotics

 

Core Faculty

Houssam Abbas
Assistant Professor, EECS
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University

Verification, testing, and reliability of software/hardware systems

Ravi Balasubramanian
Associate Professor, MIME
Ph.D., Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University

Robotic manipulation, robotic hands

Belinda Batten
Professor, MIME
Ph.D., Mathematical Science, Clemson University

Computational modeling, optimal and robust control, marine energy

Rakesh Bobba
Assistant Professor, EECS
Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park

Security for distributed and networked cyber-physical infrastructures

Joe Davidson
Assistant Professor, MIME
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Washington State University

Agricultural robotics, robotic manipulation, multi-functional materials

Alan Fern
Professor & Assoc. Head of Research, EECS
Ph.D., Computer Engineering, Purdue University

Artificial intelligence, automated planning/control

Xiaoli Fern
Associate Professor, EECS
Ph.D., Computer Engineering, Purdue University

Machine learning, data mining

Naomi T. Fitter
Assistant Professor, MIME
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania

Haptics, socially assistive robotics, robots in the arts

Cindy Grimm
Associate Professor, MIME
Ph.D., Computer Science, Brown University

Computer graphics, human-computer interaction

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Ross Hatton
Associate Professor, MIME
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Geometric mechanics, locomotion, snake robots

Geoff Hollinger
Associate Professor, MIME
Director, Robotics Interdisciplinary Graduate Program
Ph.D., Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University

Aerial vehicles, marine robotics, motion planning, robot learning

Liang Huang
Assistant Professor, EECS
Ph.D., Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania

Natural language processing, structure machine learning

Jonathan Hurst
College of Engineering Dean's Professor, MIME
Ph.D., Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University

Legged robots, passive dynamics

Matthew Johnston
Assistant Professor, EECS
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Columbia University

Biosensor and bioelectronic platforms, massively-parallel sensing

Heather Knight
Assistant Professor, EECS
Ph.D., Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University

Human-robot interaction, minimal social robots, entertainment robots

Fuxin Li
Assistant Professor, EECS
Ph.D., Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Computer vision, machine learning, object recognition, scene understanding

Yiğit Mengüç
Assistant Professor, MIME
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Bio-inspired mechanisms, soft robotics

Raviv Raich
Associate Professor, EECS
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Adaptive sensing/sampling, manifold learning

Burak Sencer
Assistant Professor, MIME
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia

Advanced manufacturing, precision motion control, optimal trajectory generation, intelligent machining

Prasad Tadepalli
Professor, EECS
Ph.D., Computer Science, Rutgers University

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, automated planning

Sinisa Todorovich
Associate Professor, EECS
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Eng., University of Florida

Object recognition, region / shape matching, texture, video object segmentation, stochastic image grammars

Weng-Keen Wong
Associate Professor, EECS
Ph.D., Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Machine learning, anomaly detection, human-in-the-loop learning

 

Affiliated Faculty

Roberto Albertani
Associate Professor, MIME
Boeing Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida

Biological flight mechanics, dynamically actuated wings (flapping, heaving, pitching, translating)

Jack Barth
Professor, CEOAS
Executive Director of the Marine Studies Initiative (MSI)
Ph.D., Oceanography, MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Coastal ocean dynamics, coastal marine ecosystems

Matt Campbell
Professor, MIME
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Mechanical design, computational geometry

 

Edward P. Dever
Professor, CEOAS
Ph.D., Oceanography, MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cross-shelf exchange processes, the analysis and prediction of Lagrangian transport, air-sea interaction

Konstantinos Goulas
Assistant Professor, CBEE
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of California Berkeley

Catalytic microcombustors, miniature power devices

Burke Hales
Professor, CEOAS
Ph.D., Chemical Oceanography, University of Washington

Coastal ocean carbon cycles, ocean acidification monitoring and experimentation, measurement and experimental manipulation technology

Christopher Hoyle
Associate Professor, MIME
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University

Optimization, decision-based design, uncertainty quantification

V. John Mathews
Professor, EECS
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Iowa

Nonlinear and adaptive signal processing

Jonathan Nash
Professor, CEOAS
Ph.D., Physical Oceanography, Oregon State University

Physics of ocean mixing

John Parmigiani
Research Associate Professor, MIME
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

Machine design, computational and experimental mechanics

Brian Paul
Professor, MIME
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Manufacturing, joining and deposition, precision bonding for microsystem packaging

David Porter
Associate Professor, MIME
Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

Modeling, analysis and performance evaluation of information systems

Clare Reimers
Professor, CEOAS
Ph.D., Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry, Oregon State University

Benthic biogeochemical exchange dynamics on the Oregon shelf, aquatic eddy covariance methods, microbial fuel cells and energy harvesting from redox potential gradients at the seafloor

Bryson Robertson
Associate Professor, Civil and Construction Engineering
Director, Pacific Marine Energy Center
Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, University of Guelph

Wave, tidal and offshore wind energy resource assessments, optimizing energy harvesting technologies, and numerically integrating marine power into the electrical grid

Kipp Shearman
Associate Professor, CEOAS
Ph.D., Physical Oceanography, Oregon State University

Physical processes in the coastal ocean

James Sweeney
Professor and Special Assistant to the Dean
Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering

Neuromuscular Stimulation Systems, Biomechanics, Rehabilitation Engineering

Jason Weiss
Head, School of Civil and Construction Engineering
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Northwestern University

Construction, Concrete Materials, Durability, Service Life Prediction, Non-Destructive Testing

Michael Wing
Associate Professor, Forest Engineering, Resources and Management
Ph.D., Forest Resources, Oregon State University

Geomatics, remote sensing, precision forestry, spatial statistics