People

Lab Director

DaniAshwin Dani

Ashwin’s primary research interests are in learning, estimation and control algorithms for nonlinear systems with applications to various robotic systems. Broad research interests are: designing human-robot collaborative systems, learning in robotics, autonomous navigation, multi-agent systems.

Ashwin received his BEngg degree in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering Pune (CoEP), India. He worked as a software engineer with International Business Machines (IBM). He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department at the University of Florida. He worked in the Nonlinear Controls and Robotics group at the University of Florida. He was a Post Doctoral Research Associate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Phone: (860)-486-3344
E-mail: ashwin.dani@uconn.edu

 


Graduate Students

 

GangGang Yao

Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Vision-based Estimation, SLAM, Visual Tracking
Degree: Ph.D.
Prior Institution: University of Connecticut

E-mail: gang.yao@uconn.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 


Iman

Iman Salehi

Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Control systems, System Identification, Machine Learning
Degree: Ph.D.
Prior Institution: University of Hartford

E-mail: iman.salehi@uconn.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ryan Saltus

Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Vision-based Estimation, Controls, Machine Learning
Degree: M.S/Ph.D.
Prior Institution: University of Connecticut
E-mail: ryan.saltus@uconn.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Daniel Trombetta

Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Human-Robot Collaboration, Controls, Machine Learning
Degree: Ph.D.
Prior Institution: University of Connecticut
E-mail: daniel.trombetta@uconn.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ghananeel Rotithor

Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Deep Learning for Robotics, Vision-based Estimation and Control
Degree: Ph.D.
Prior Institution: University of Florida
E-mail: ghananeel.rotithor@uconn.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Group Alumni

Ph.D. Students

Harish Ravichandar (2014-2018)
Postdoctoral Researcher, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (since July 2018).

Master’s Students

Nathan White (2016-2018)
Senior R&D Engineer, Medtronics, CT
Pavan Kumar Thota (2014-2016)
Avnish Kumar (2016-current)
Harvard Medical School

Undergraduate Students

Jacquelyn Khadijah-Hadju (2013-2014)
Engineer at Applied Physical Sciences Corp, Groton, CT
Elizabeth Baranovic (2014-2016)
Graduate Student at Northeastern University, MA
Maya Dubrow (2015)
Electrical Engineer at General Dynamics
David Paquette (2014-2015)
R&D Firmware Engineer at Coherent
Michael Williams  (2015-2016)
Embedded Systems Engineer at CS Communication and Systems, CT
Daniel Trombetta  (2017-2018)
Graduate Student at University of Connecticut
Ryan Saltus  (2017-2018)
Graduate Student at University of Connecticut
Krishnan Sureshkumar  (2017-2018)