Nisar R. Ahmed, Ph.D.
Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles (RECUV)
Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences
University of Colorado Boulder
Office: ECAE 175
Office hours: Tuesday, 1pm - 3pm
My research focuses on developing algorithms and models that promote cooperative intelligence in mixed teams of humans and autonomous robotic vehicles. I currently work in three problem areas:
-cooperative sensing and perception in human-robot teams
-modeling and prediction of human decision making and task performance
-robust fusion of complex information in dynamic sensor networks
I'm looking for motivated PhD students, MS students, and undergraduates with strong backgrounds in engineering, physical science, computer science, or applied math to join my new research group at CU Boulder. If you're interested, please e-mail me your resume along with a brief (~1 paragraph) description about yourself, your goals and your specific research interests -- no form letters please!
Click on the links on the left to find out more. Also check out this link for related research at CU Boulder
"Unified Mixture-Model Based Terrain Estimation with Markov Random Fields," by Rina Tse, Nisar Ahmed, and Mark Campbell to appear in IEEE Transactions on Robotics (final paper to be posted here soon...)
"Fully Bayesian Learning and Spatial Reasoning with Flexible Human Sensor Networks," by N. Ahmed, M. Campbell, D. Casbeer, Y. Cao, and D. Kingston to be presented in Seattle, WA, April 14-16, 2015 (final paper to be posted here soon...)
"Bayesian Hidden Markov Models for UAV-Enabled Target Localization on Road Networks with Soft-Hard Data," by N. Ahmed, D. Casbeer, Y. Cao, and D. Kingston to be presented in Baltimore, MD, April 20-24, 2015 (final paper to be posted here soon...)
"Decentralized Bayesian Fusion in Networks with Non-Gaussian Uncertainties", by Nisar R. Ahmed, Simon J. Julier, Jonathan R. Schoenberg, and Mark E. Campbell to be published in forthcoming book Multisensor Data Fusion: From Algorithm and Architecture Design to Applications (CRC Press, H. Fourati and K. Iniewski, Eds.) (final unformatted draft)
Grad student Drew Ellison, MS student Matthew Aitken, and undergrad Jeremy Muesing join the team -- welcome!
"Conditionally Factorized DDF for General Distributed Bayesian Estimation" to be presented at Tsinghua University, Beijing China, September 28-30, 2014 (download paper)
I have been selected to the ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, and will be spending the summer working with Dr. Derek Kingston, Dr. David Casbeer, and other members of the Control Science Center of Excellence at the Air Force Research Lab at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, OH.
I am co-organizing a workshop at the RSS Conference in Berkeley this July on "Distributed Control and Estimation for Robotic Vehicle Networks" -- we have lots of great speakers lined up, please check the link for more information and updates as they occur. Hope to see you there!
AES grad student Nicholas Sweet joins the research group -- welcome Nick! (check out his webpage)