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
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
Email: simingl@unr.edu
Dr. Liu joined ARA Lab in Jan. 2017 to partially work on the INSPIRE project.

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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
Email: JFL0132@GMAIL.COM
Dr. Leaman joined ARA Lab in Jan. 2015 to work on the iChair project.

 

 

 

 

 

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PhD Students

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BS, Computer Science/Cognitive Psychology, from Harvard University
Research Interest:
Robotics, Mobile Sensor Networks, Artificial Intelligence
Joined ARA Lab in Fall 2016
Lab Phone: (775) 682-5490
Email: danieljmendez@live.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hai Nguyen

M.S., Unmanned Aircraft Systems Design (With Distinction), University of Southampton, UK, 2017

Research Interest:
Robotics, Machine Learning, UAVs
Joined ARA Lab in Fall 2018
Lab Phone: (775) 682-5490
Email: hainguyen@nevada.unr.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MS2015, Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Oklahoma, USA
Research Interest:
Robotics, Control Systems, and UAVs+UGVs Collaboration Systems.
Joined ARA Lab in Spring 2017
Lab Phone:(775) 682-5490
Email: huy.pham@nevada.unr.edu
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

MS2014, Computer Science, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
Research Interest:
Robotics and Human-Robot Collaboration.
Joined ARA Lab in Fall 2014
Lab Phone:(775) 682-5490
Email: luan@nevada.unr.edu
 
 
MS2018, BS2016, Computer Science, UNR
Research Interest: Robotics, Machine Learning, Computer Vision
Lab Phone: (775) 682-5490
Email: sgibb@nevada.unr.edu
 
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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M.S. Students

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Adarsh Sehgal
BE2015 Honors, Computer Engineering, Panjab University, India
Research Interest:
Autonomous Mobile Robots, Computer Vision
Phone:
Lab Phone: (775) 682-5490
Email: asehgal@nevada.unr.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

BS, Computer Science/Cognitive Psychology, from Harvard University
Research Interest:
Robotics, Mobile Sensor Networks, Artificial Intelligence
Phone:
Lab Phone: (775) 682-5490
Email: danieljmendez@live.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BE2013, Software Engineering, École de technologie supérieure, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Research Interest:
Robotics, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Evolutionary Computation
Phone:
Lab Phone: (775) 682-5490
Email: joseph.ghantous@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Project Assistants

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BS 2017, Mechanical Engineering, UNR
Research Interest:
Dynamic Systems and Controls, Autonomous systems, Robotics.
Phone:
Lab Phone:(775) 682-5490
Email: ryschmid@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

BS 2018, Computer Science, UNR
Research Interest:
Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems, and Human-Computer Interaction.
Phone:
Lab Phone:(775) 682-5490
Email: yrwolrjstudent@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

BS 2016, Mechanical Engineering, UNR
Research Interest:
Robotic Designs and Autonomous Systems.
Phone: (775) 771-0565
Lab Phone:(775) 682-5490
Email: lfalk3021@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Undergrad. 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

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Ashutosh  Singandhupe 
MS, Summer 2017
Current: Software Research Engineer Intern at ScadaTEC Inc.
Research Interest:
Robotics, Computer Vision, UAV navigation , UAV security.
Email: ashu198990@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Devin Connel
MS, Spring 2017
Current: Engineer at Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC)
Research Interest:
Robotics, Path Planning, SLAM.
Email: dmconnell42@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

MS Spring 2017
Research Interest:
Robotics and Mobile Sensor Networks.
Email:
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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

Email: awoods177@gmail.com
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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BS 2015
Current: Mobile Robot Software Developer at Bastian Solutions
Research Interest:
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.
Email: jss.snchz92@gmail.com

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Student Terminated

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1. Mohammad Jafari: PhD student: Joined ARA lab in Fall 2014; Terminated in Spring 2015.
2. Nhan H. Pham: PhD student: Joined ARA Lab in Fall 2015; Terminated in Spring 2017.