Faculty Member

DaniAshwin Dani

Dr. Dani received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Florida (UF), Gainesville, FL, USA where he was a part of the Nonlinear Controls and Robotics group in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department. He was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA. In 2013, he joined the faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) as Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA, where he is currently an Associate Professor. His current research interests include machine learning for control, human-robot collaboration, and perception. Dr. Dani serves as a member of the conference editorial board of IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) and Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics. CV

 Phone: (860)-486-3344

Graduate Students

Tyler Taplin

Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Degree: Ph.D.
Expected Graduation: Aug 2025



Rounak Bhattacharya

Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Degree: Ph.D.
Expected Graduation: Dec 2024



Alex Lyall

Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Degree: M.S.
Expected Graduation: Aug 2023


Group Alumni

Ph.D. Students

Harish Ravichandar (2014-2018) Dissertation title: Methods for Imitation Learning and Human Intention Inference: Towards Seamless Human-Robot Collaboration
Position after graduation: Postdoc, Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA.

Gang Yao (2016-2021) Dissertation title: Object Shape Estimation and Tracking based on Earth Mover’s Distance and Image Moments
Position after graduation: Machine Vision Engineer, UBTech Robotics, CA

Iman Salehi (2017-2022) Dissertation title: Dynamic System Model Learning and Control with Barrier Methods: Applications to Robotics and Autonomous Systems Safety

Ghananeel Rotithor (2018-2023) Dissertation title: Learning Methods for Image-based State Estimation and Control
Position after graduation: Scalable Robotics, Ellington, CT

Master’s Students

Ryan Saltus (Graduated 2020) M.S. Thesis title: Estimation and Control Methods for Position-Based Visual Servo Control using Dual Quaternions (Position after graduation: Motiv Space Systems, CA)

Daniel Trombetta (Graduated 2020) M.S. Thesis title: Human Intention Inference using Fusion of Gaze and Motion Information (Position after graduation: Dynetics, AL)

Gang Yao (2017) M.S. EE (Position after graduation: joined RCL for Ph.D.)

Samantha O’Connor (2019) MEngg (Position after graduation: Raytheon Technologies)

Nathan White (2018) MEngg (Position after graduation: Senior R&D Engineer, Medtronics)