Current Members:

Alireza Sanaeifar, Postdoc


Adam Williams, PhD student, Space Ag


Nicholas Padilla, MS Student


David Aviles, MS Student, Quadruped/Robot Dog Project

David Avilesheadshot

Fengyun Shi, MS student

Fengyun profile photo

An Min, Programmer

An photo

Past members:

Tyler Nigon PhD, Now working at Sentera Check out Tyler's webpage

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Wenhao Su, Postdoc, now associate professor at China Agricultural University

Dr. Su

Ali Moghimi PhD, now assistant professor at UC Davis

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Jaafar Abdulridha, postdoc researcher, now assistant professor at University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff

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Chuanqi Xie Postdoc, now Assistant Professor at East China University of Science and Technology 

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Wanwan Liang, Postdoc, Syngenta

Stijn Vandycke Graduate student, now PH-Systems Engineer at The Walt Disney Company

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Tony Liu, MS Student, now working for HP

Wei Yang, Visiting Scholar

Ruijiao Zhao, Visiting Scholar

Jiapeng Li, Visiting Scholar, graduate researcher

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Alireza Mahdavian, Visiting Scholar, now Assistant Professor of Tarbiat Modares University



Alireza defense


Xiaolei Deng, Visiting Scholar

Xiuying Xu, Visiting Scholar

Ahmed Bihi, undergraduate research assistant

Rigoberto Amaya De Leon, undergraduate research assistant

Abdullahi Abdullahi, MNDrive NorthStar Stem Alliance Intern

Olivia Crowell CFANS UROP student, undergraduate researcher

Otto Castillo CFANS MAST visiting student, graduate researcher



Jiapeng and group
Farewell lunch with Jiapeng


Alireza and group
Farewell dinner with Alireza


Korean BBQ
Farewell dinner (Korean BBQ) with Dr. Xiaolei Deng