Dr. Fumin Zhang is a Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received a PhD degree in 2004 from the University of Maryland (College Park) in Electrical Engineering, and held a postdoctoral position in Princeton University from 2004 to 2007. His research interests include mobile sensor networks, maritime robotics, control systems, and theoretical foundations for cyber-physical systems. He received the NSF CAREER Award in September 2009, the Lockheed Inspirational Young Faculty Award in March 2010, the ONR Young Investigator Program Award in April 2010, and the GT Roger P. Webb Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in April 2011. He is currently serving as the co-chair for the IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Marine Robotics, and the chair for the IEEE CSS Technical Committee on Robotic Control and Manufacturing Automation.

 

 

 

Paul Varnell

Paul Varnell is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering studying under Dr. Fumin Zhang with a focus in control theory and robotics. He received his B.S. degree in 2009 from Georgia Tech and then worked at Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) on the Yellowfin underwater vehicle before enrolling in the Georgia Tech Ph.D. program. His research includes topics relating to computational tools for robust control, the influence of communication on control, environmental sensing, and human-computer interaction.

 

 

Carol is currently a Robotic Engineering Ph.D. student studying under Dr. Fumin Zhang. She graduated in 2010 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering, worked for Electric Boat in their Solid Mechanics department, before starting her graduate program.

 

 

Sean Maxon

Sean received his B.S. and M.S. from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2011 and 2015 and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the school of Electrical and Computer Engineering, studying under Dr. Fumin Zhang in the Georgia Tech Systems Research lab. His research focus is on multi-hop network routing for mobile robots operating in communication-constrained environments.

 

 

Ningshi Yao

Ningshi is currently an Electrical Engineering Ph.D. student studying under Dr. Fumin Zhang in the Georgia Tech Systems Research lab. She graduated in 2014 from Zhejiang University China with a B.S in Control Science and Engineering. Her research focus is on model predictive control based on CAN bus.

 

 

Vivek K Mishra

Vivek is a PhD student in Georgia Institute of Technology, working under Dr. Fumin Zhang in Georgia Tech Systems Research Lab. Vivek completed his undergraduate studies in Electrical engineering from National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India in 2011. Currently Vivek is working on projects: Design & Control of an indoor blimp and Plume tracking algorithm for multi agent robot systems.

 

 

Ayesha Khan

Ayesha is currently a graduate student working with Dr. Fumin Zhang at the Georgia Tech Systems Research Lab. She completed her BS in Electrical Engineering from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan in 2013. Ayesha's research focus is on bio-inspired multi-agent systems.

 

 

Qiuyang Tao

Qiuyang is currently an Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. student studying under Dr. Fumin Zhang. He received his B.S. from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2015. His current research project is on developing hardware & software platforms, control algorithms, and identifying system dynamics of autonomous indoor blimps and miniature underwater vehicles.

 

 

Said Al-Abri

Said is currently a PhD candidate under supervision of Dr. Fumin Zhang. He earned his M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Central Florida in 2013 and B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Sultan Qaboos University in 2009. He has a teaching experience at Sultan Qaboos University in the periods of 2009-2011 and 2013-2014. His current research focus is on multi-agent control of bio-inspired source seeking strategies and applications of control in communication systems.

 

 

Mengxue Hou

Mengxue received her B.S. from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering in 2016. She is currently a PhD student majored in Electrical and Computer Engineering and is working under Dr. Fumin Zhang in Georgia Tech Systems Research Lab. Her current research project focuses on path planning for underwater vehicle in spatial and temporal varying ocean flow field, and on data-driven ocean flow modelling and prediction.

 

 

Meriam Ouerghi

Meriam received her B.S. degree in Engineering Cybernetics from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, in 2015 and earned a joint M.S. degree between the University of Stuttgart and Georgia Tech's George W.Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering in 2017. She is currently a Mechanical Engineering PhD student studying under Dr. Fumin Zhang with a research focus on motion tomography flow estimation and underwater path-planning for AUVs.

 

 

  • Sungjin Cho (PhD, 2017)
  • Dongsik Chang (PhD, 2016)
  • Shayok Mukhopadhyay (PhD, 2014)
  • Zhenwu Shi (PhD, 2014)
  • Klimka Szwaykowska (PhD, 2013)
  • ChuanFeng Wang (PhD, 2013)
  • Wencen Wu (PhD, 2013)
  • Steven Bradshaw (MS, 2013)
  • Justin Shapiro (MS, 2012)
  • Jonghyuk Kim (PhD, 2011)