Dr. David Forsyth

Professor David Forsyth currently occupies the Fulton-Watson-Copp chair at the Computer Science department here at Illinois. Prior to UIUC, he was a full professor at UC Berkeley. He has published over 130 papers on computer vision, computer graphics and machine learning. He has also served as program cochair for IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition in 2000, 2011, and 2018, general co-chair for CVPR 2006 and 2015, program co-chair for the European Conference on Computer Vision 2008, and is a regular member of the program committee of all major international conferences on computer vision. Professor Forsyth has served six years on the SIGGRAPH program committee.

Dr. Volodymyr Kindratenko

Professor Volodymyr Kindratenko is a Senior Research Scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) - home of Blue Waters supercomputer - one of the largest high-performance computing (HPC) resources available for open academic research. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. At NCSA, he works on the development and deployment of next-generation HPC systems based on computational accelerators and on the design and implementation of scientific applications for such systems.

Dr. Naira Hovakimyan

Professor Naira Hovakimyan received her MS degree in Theoretical Mechanics and Applied Mathematics in 1988 from Yerevan State University in Armenia. She got her Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics in 1992, from the Institute of Applied Mathematics of Russian Academy of Sciences. She is currently W. Grafton and Lillian B. Wilkins Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering at UIUC. In 2015 she was named as inaugural director for Intelligent Robotics Lab of CSL at UIUC. She has co-authored a book and more than 300 refereed publications. In 2014, she was recognized as Hans Fischer senior fellow of Technical University of Munich. Her research interests are in control and optimization, autonomous systems, neural networks, game theory and applications of those in aerospace, mechanical, agricultural, electrical, petroleum and biomedical engineering.

Dr. Tim Bretl

Professor Tim Bretl received his B.S. in Engineering and B.A. in Mathematics from Swarthmore College in 1999, and his M.S. in 2000 and Ph.D. in 2005 both in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University. Since 2006, he is an Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and a Research Associate Professor in the Coordinated Science Laboratory. He received the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award in 2010. Professor Bretl heads the Bretl Robotics Group, which works on many innovative robots.


Name Team/Role Major Year Email
Shubhankar Agarwal President Computer Eng. Senior sagrwl11 [at] illinois [dot] edu
Adrian Brandemuehl Electrical/Software Computer Eng. Senior abrandemuehl [at] gmail[ dot] com