Students I work with

Research Staff:

  • Andrew Dornbush
  • Margarita Safonova

PhD students:

Masters students:

  • Sameer Bardapurkar (Masters student in Robotics, CMU)
  • Karthik Vijayakumar (Masters student in Robotics, CMU)
  • Kalyan Vasudev (Masters student in Robotics, CMU)


  • Kalin Gochev (PhD student in CIS, UPenn)
  • Ben Cohen (PhD student in CIS, UPenn)
  • Mike Phillips (PhD student in Robotics, CMU; now at Uber)
  • Ben Holden (Masters student in Robotics, CMU)
  • Eui-Jung Jung (Postdoc)
  • Soonkyum Kim (Postdoc; now at Samsung)
  • Aram Ebtekar (PhD student in CS, CMU)
  • Siddharth Swaminathan (Masters student in Robotics, CMU)
  • Sandip Aine (Postdoc; now Assistant Professor with Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi)
  • Steven Gray (PhD student in MEAM, UPenn, co-advised with V. Kumar; now at Lockheed Martin)
  • Subhrajit Bhattacharya (PhD student in MEAM, UPenn, co-advised with V. Kumar; now postdoc at UPenn)
  • Bradford Neuman (Masters student in Robotics, CMU, co-advised with A. Stentz)
  • Victor Hwang (Masters student in Robotics, CMU)
  • Arjun Menon (Masters student in Robotics, CMU)
  • Brian MacAllister (Masters student in Robotics, UPenn)
  • Dinesh Thakur (Masters student in MEAM, UPenn, co-advised with V. Kumar)
  • Alex Kushleyev (Masters student in ESE; co-founder of KMel Robotics)
  • Shinsuke Okada (Masters student in Robotics, UPenn)
  • Shrinidhi Kowshika Lakshmikanth (Masters student in Robotics)
  • Donald Scott (Masters student in Robotics)
  • Sameera Anirudh Peesapati (Masters student in ESE)
  • Rahul Krishnan (Masters student in Robotics)