People

ARA Lab Director

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Dr. Hung (Jim) La
Assistant Professor, ARA Lab Director
PhD2011, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA
Postdoc 2011-2012: Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
Research Interest:
Robotics, Mobile Sensor Networks, Control Systems
Office Phone: (775) 682-6862
Lab Phone: (775) 682-5490
Email: hla@unr.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Research Assistant Professor

PhD2015, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, USA
Research Interest:
Machine Learning, Computational Intelligence.
Lab Phone:(775) 682-5490
Dr. Liu joined ARA Lab in Jan. 2017 to partially work on the INSPIRE project.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Post Docs.

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PhD2008, Astrophysics, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Research Interest:
Robotics, Smart chair for disable people.
Lab Phone:(775) 682-5490
Dr. Leaman joined ARA Lab in Jan. 2015 to work on the iChair project.

 

 

 

 

 

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PhD Students

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Ashutosh  Singandhupe (PhD Student)
MS2017, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
Research Interest:
Robotics, Computer Vision, UAV navigation , UAV security.
Lab Phone:(775) 682-5490


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel  Mendez (PhD Student)
BS, Computer Science/Cognitive Psychology, Harvard University
Research Interest:
Robotics, Mobile Sensor Networks, Artificial Intelligence.
Lab Phone:(775) 682-5490


 

 

 

 

 

Dzung  Bui (PhD Student)
MS2014, Mechatronics and Control, University of Siegen, Germany
Research Interest:
Robotics, Control Systems, Artificial Intelligence.
Lab Phone:(775) 682-5490


 

 

 

 

 

Hai  Nguyen (PhD Student)

 

MS2017, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Design (With Distinction), University of Southampton, UK
Research Interest:
Robotics, Machine Learning, UAVs.
Lab Phone:(775) 682-5490


 

 

 

 
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Luan Nguyen (PhD Student)
MS2014, Computer Science, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA
Research Interest:
Robotics, Localization, Human-Robot Interaction.
Lab Phone:(775) 682-5490


 

 

 

 

 

 
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Son Nguyen (PhD Student)
MS2015, Control Engineering and Automation, Ho Chi Minh University of Transportation, Vietnam
Research Interest:
Robotics, Automation, Control.
Lab Phone:(775) 682-5490


 

 

 

 

 

 
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Umme-Hafsa Billah (PhD Student)
MS2017, BS2015, Computer Science and Engineering,  University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Research Interest:
Machine Learning, Computer Vision, and Robotics.
Lab Phone:(775) 682-5490


 

 

 

 

 

 

M.S. Students

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BE2015 Honors, Computer Engineering, Panjab University, India
Research Interest:
Deep Learning, Autonomous Mobile Robots, Computer Vision
Lab Phone: (775) 682-549

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Undergraduate Students

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Chuong Le
Research Interest: Robotics and SLAM.
Lab Phone:(775) 682-5490
Email: khuechuong@gmail.com 
Bio: Chuong is an undergraduate student of the University of Oklahoma and joined ARA Lab in Summer/June 2018 to do robotics research under NSF-REU Site program.
 
 
 
Stacey Cubos
Research Interest: Robotics and NDE sensor/Virtual Reality.
Lab Phone:(775) 682-5490
Email: sgtcubos@gmail.com
Bio: Stacey is an undergraduate student of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and joined ARA Lab in Summer/June 2018 to do robotics research under NSF-REU Site program.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alumni


 

Huy Pham
MS, Fall 2018
Research Interest:
Robotics, UAVs, Multi-robot systems.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spencer Gibb
MS, Spring 2018
Current: Software Research Engineer at Scientific Games
Research Interest:
Robotics, Computer Vision, Machine Learning.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Ashutosh  Singandhupe 
MS, Summer 2017
Current: PhD student at ARA Lab.
Research Interest:
Robotics, Computer Vision, UAV navigation , UAV security.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Devin Connel
MS, Spring 2017
Current: Engineer at Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC)
Research Interest:
Robotics, Path Planning, SLAM.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 Brian (Tuan) Le
MS Spring 2017
Current: Norwegian University
Research Interest:
Robotics and Mobile Sensor Networks.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 Hannah Huh
Current: Princeton University
 Hannah attended Davison Academy and joined ARA Lab in Summer 2015 and left 2017. She was doing robotics SLAM research at ARA Lab. She received the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing, the 2017 National Honorable Mention.
 

 

 

 

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Alexander Woods
MS 2016
Current: Engineer at Nevada Nanotech Systems, Inc.
Research Interest:
Dynamic System and Control, Mechatronics/Robotics
Circuit and PCB design, Microprocessor Programming
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Ryan Schmid
Project Assistant for ARA Lab: 2017-2018
BS 2017, Mechanical Engineering, UNR
Research Interest:
Dynamic Systems and Controls, Autonomous systems, Robotics.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RJ Lowry
Project Assistant for ARA Lab: 2017-2018
BS 2018, Computer Science, UNR
Research Interest:
Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems, and Human-Computer Interaction.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Logan Falk
Project Assistant for ARA Lab: 2016-2017
BS 2016, Mechanical Engineering, UNR
Research Interest:
Robotic Designs and Autonomous Systems.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jesus Sanchez
BS 2015
Current: Mobile Robot Software Developer at Bastian Solutions
Research Interest:
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.