Director

Maani Ghaffari

Assistant Professor

Department of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering

Department of Robotics

University of Michigan

Email: maanigj (at) umich (dot) edu

Bio, CV, Google Scholar, GitHub

Team Members

Postdocs and Staff

Junwoo Jang

Postdoc

Email: junwoo (at) umich (dot) edu 

Website

Minghan Zhu

Postdoc

Email: minghanz (at) umich (dot) edu

Joint w/ Michael Posa at UPenn

Ray Zhang

Postdoc

Email: rzh (at) umich (dot) edu

Google Scholar, GitHub, Website

Graduate Students

Tribhi Kathuria

PhD Candidate, Robotics

Email: tribhi (at) umich (dot) edu

co-advised w/ X. Jessie Yang

Chien Erh (Cynthia) Lin

PhD Candidate, Robotics

Email: chienerh (at) umich (dot) edu

Google Scholar, GitHub, Website

Tzu-Yuan (Justin) Lin

PhD Candidate, Robotics

Email: tzuyuan (at) umich (dot) edu

Google Scholar, GitHub, Website

Sangli Teng

PhD Candidate, Robotics

Email: sanglit (at) umich (dot) edu

co-advised w/ Ram Vasudevan

Joseph Wilson

PhD Candidate, Robotics

Email: wilsoniv (at) umich (dot) edu

co-advised w/ Kira Barton

Jorge Arce-Garro

PhD Candidate, Mathematics

Email: jorem (at) umich (dot) edu

co-advised w/ Anthony Bloch

Duong Le

PhD Candidate, Robotics

Email: duongqle (at) umich (dot) edu

co-advised w/ Robert Gregg

Junzhe Wu

PhD Student, NAME - Autonomous Systems

Email: junzhewu (at) umich (dot) edu

Wenzhe Tong

PhD Student, Robotics

Email: wenzhet (at) umich (dot) edu

co-advised w/ Xiaonan Sean Huang

Ben Liu

Visiting Student

PhD Candidate, Southern University of Science and Technology

Chankyo Kim

MS Student, Robotics

Email: chankyo (at) umich (dot) edu

Leslie (Yu-Ju) Chiu

MS Student, Robotics

Email: yujuchiu (at) umich (dot) edu

Website

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Yile Sun

Undergrad Student, Data Science

Email: sunyyyl (at) umich (dot) edu

Past Lab Members

Bo Fu

PhD, Robotics

Email: bofu (at) umich (dot) edu

Next Position: Amazon Robotics

Bruce JK Huang

PhD, Robotics

Email: bjhuang (at) umich (dot) edu

Next Position: Google

Lu Gan

PhD, Robotics

Email: ganlu (at) umich (dot) edu

Google Scholar, GitHub, Website

Next Position: Postdoc at Caltech (Assistant Professor at Georgia Tech)

Jingwei Song

Postdoc

Email: jingweso (at) umich (dot) edu

Website, LinkedIn, Google Scholar, GitHub, Youtube

Next Position: Senior Software Engineer at United Imaging Research Institute of Intelligent Imaging, Beijing

Max van IJsseldijk

Visiting Student

MS Student, Eindhoven University of Technology

Mohammadali Zakeriharandi

Visiting Student

PhD Candidate, Aalborg University

Youngji Kim

Visiting Student

PhD Robotics, KAIST

Next Position: NAVER LABS

Xihang (Jimmy) Yu

Undergrad Student, College of LSA: Computer Science & Mathematics

Email: xihangyu (at) umich (dot) edu

Next Position: PhD Student, MIT

Justin Yu

Undergrad Student

Email: yujustin (at) umich (dot) edu

Next Position: PhD student, UC Berkeley

Fenghua Yang

Undergrad Student, College of LSA: Computer Science

Email: yfenghua (at) umich (dot) edu

Next Position: PhD student, University of Michigan

Arthur Zhang

Undergrad Student

Email: arthurzh (at) umich (dot) edu

Next Position: CS PhD student, UT Austin

Jinyuan Zhang

Undergrad Student

Email: jyzh (at) umich (dot) edu

Next Position: MS student, University of Southern California

Benjamin Rossano

Undergrad Student

Email: brossano (at) umich (dot) edu

Next Position: PhD Student, MIT

Theodor Chakhachiro

MS Student, Robotics

Email: teochiro (at) umich (dot) edu

Next Position: PhD student, University of Southern California

Zhuowen Shen

MS Student, CSE

Email: mickshen (at) umich (dot) edu

Next Position: PhD student, Texas A&M University 

Yanbaihui (Evelyn) Liu

MS Student, ECE

Email: yanbhliu (at) umich (dot) edu

Next Position: PhD student, Duke

Yuewei Fu

MS Student, Robotics

Email: ywfu (at) umich (dot) edu

Next Position: PhD student, University of Rhode Island

Yifan Xu

MS Student, Robotics

Email: yfx (at) umich (dot) edu

Next Position: PhD student, University of Michigan

Jingyu Song

MS Student, ECE

Email: jingyuso (at) umich (dot) edu

Next Position: PhD Student, University of Michigan

Xi Lin

MS Student, Robotics

Email: bexilin (at) umich (dot) edu

Next Position: PhD Student, Stevens Institute of Technology

Ke Liu

MS Student, Robotics

Email: kliubiyk (at) umich (dot) edu

Website

Next Position: TikTok

Wan-Yi (Wendy) Yu

MS Student, Robotics

Email: wendyu (at) umich (dot) edu

Next Position: Perception Software Engineer, Autonomous Driving, Lucid Motors

GitHub, LinkedIn

Tingjun Li

MS Student, Robotics

Email: tingjunl (at) umich (dot) edu

Next Position: Amazon

Xiang Gao

MS Student, Robotics

Email: gxiang (at) umich (dot) edu

Next Position: SLAM Algorithm Developer, General Motors

Tianyi Liu

MS Student, Robotics

Email: tannertl (at) umich (dot) edu

Next Position: Software Engineer, Meta

Aishwarya Unnikrishnan

Research Engineer

Email: shwarya (at) umich (dot) edu

Next Position: Robotics Software Engineer, Nuro

Yicheng Tao

Research Engineer

Email: yichengt (at) umich (dot) edu

Next Position: Robotics & Machine Learning Engineer in China

Xin Luo

Research Engineer

Email: luoxin (at) umich (dot) edu

Next Position: Robotics Engineer, Refraction AI, Inc.

Nicole Campbell

MS Student, Robotics

Email: nicoca (at) umich (dot) edu

Next Position: Prof. Panagou's Lab as Research Assistant

Fengkai Chen

MS Student, ECE

Email: fengkai (at) umich (dot) edu

AJ Bull

MS Student, Robotics

Email: augustb (at) umich (dot) edu

Mellisa Lee 

Undergrad Student

Student Artist

Email: mellisal (at) umich (dot) edu

Dilan Huang

Undergrad Student

Student Artist

Email: dilanh (at) umich (dot) edu

Ashwin Gupta

Undergrad Student

Email: ashmg (at) umich (dot) edu

Nikhil Sridhar

Undergrad Student

Email: niksrid (at) umich (dot) edu

Zoe Li

Undergrad Student

Email: zoeli (at) umich (dot) edu

Next Position: MS student, Johns Hopkins University (PhD student, University of Southern California)

Zareef Safdar

Undergrad Student

Email: szareef (at) umich (dot) edu

Next Position: MS student, Simon Fraser University

Sejal Sharma

Undergrad Student

Email: sesharma (at) umich (dot) edu

Maria Fields

Undergrad Student

Email: fimaria (at) umich (dot) edu