People

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.

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


Graduate Students

Iman

Iman Salehi

Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Degree: Ph.D.
E-mail: iman.salehi@uconn.edu
Expected Graduation: May 2022

 

 


Ghananeel Rotithor

Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Degree: Ph.D.
E-mail: ghananeel.rotithor@uconn.edu
Expected Graduation: Dec 2022

 

 

 


Tyler Taplin

Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Degree: Ph.D.
E-mail: tyler.taplin@uconn.edu
Expected Graduation: Aug 2025

 

 


Rounak Bhattacharya

Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Degree: Ph.D.
E-mail: rounak.bhattacharya@uconn.edu
Expected Graduation: Dec 2024

 

 


Alex Lyall

Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Degree: M.S.
E-mail: alexander.lyall@uconn.edu
Expected Graduation: Aug 2023

 

 

 


Ali Almulla

Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Degree: M.S.
E-mail: ali.almulla@uconn.edu
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 (2015-2021) Dissertation title: Object Shape Estimation and Tracking based on Earth Mover’s Distance and Image Moments
Position after graduation: UBTech Robotics, CA.

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)