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). His work has been recognized by the Tammy L. Blair Best Student Paper Award—1st runner up in 2016, ASME Dynamics Systems and Controls Conference Best Student Robotics Paper Award in 2015, IEEE CSS Video Contest Award in 2015, UConn’s Outstanding Teaching Award from ECE in 2015 and AAUP-UConn Chapter’s Teaching Innovation Award. Dr. Dani’s primary research interests are estimation and control, human-robot collaboration, autonomy and robotics for manufacturing. Broad research interests include designing human-autonomy collaboration, machine learning for control and perception.

 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

 

 


Ghananeel Rotithor

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

 

 


Rounak Bhattacharya

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

 


Group Alumni

Ph.D. Students

Harish Ravichandar (Graduated 2018) Dissertation title: Methods for Imitation Learning and Human Intention Inference: Towards Seamless Human-Robot Collaboration
Research Scientist, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (2018-current).

Gang Yao (Graduated 2020) Dissertation title: Object Shape Estimation and Tracking based on Earth Mover’s Distance and Image Moments (currently at RCL).

Master’s Students

Ryan Saltus (Graduated 2020) M.S. Thesis title: Estimation and Control Methods for Position-Based Visual Servo Control using Dual Quaternions

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

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)