Kostas Daniilidis is the Ruth Yalom Stone Professor of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Kostas’ research interests are in computer vision and robotic perception. His research addresses challenges in the perception of motion and space, such as the geometric design of cameras, and the interplay of geometry and appearance in perception tasks. Kostas’s research gives solutions to perceptual tasks such as panoramic vision, localization, perception of self-motion, large-scale mapping, visual location recognition, 3-D object recognition, and vision-based flocking. Applications of his research involve robot navigation, tele-immersion, and image and shape retrieval.
M. Ani Hsieh is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics at the University of Pennsylvania. She received a B.S. in Engineering and B.A. in Economics from Swarthmore College in 1999 and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007. Dr. Hsieh has been a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Engineering Department at Swarthmore College (2007-2008) and an Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics Department at Drexel University (2008-2017). Her research interests include robotics, specifically many robot systems and marine robotics, geophysical fluid dynamics, and dynamical systems. She is a recipient of a 2012 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award and a 2013 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award.
Alejandro Ribeiro is the Rosenbluth Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. His research is in the application of signal processing to the study of networks
Vijay Kumar is the Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn Engineering with appointments in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Computer and Information Science, and Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Kumar’s group works on creating autonomous ground and aerial robots, designing bio-inspired algorithms for collective behaviors, and on robot swarms.
George J. Pappas is the Joseph Moore Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a secondary appointment in the Departments of Computer and Information Sciences, and Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics. He is member of the GRASP Lab and the PRECISE Center. He has previously served as the Deputy Dean for Research in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. His research focuses on control theory and in particular, hybrid systems, embedded systems, hierarchical and distributed control systems, with applications to unmanned aerial vehicles, distributed robotics, green buildings, and biomolecular networks. He is a Fellow of IEEE, and has received various awards such as the Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize, the George S. Axelby Award, the O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award, the National Science Foundation PECASE, and the George H. Heilmeier Faculty Excellence Award.
Danielle Bassett is the Eduardo D. Glandt Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of Bioengineering (BE) and Electrical and Systems Engineering (ESE) at the University of Pennsylvania. Bassett studies biological, physical, and social systems by using and developing tools from network science and complex systems theory.