COHRINT: Cooperative Human-Robot Intelligence

 
Nisar R. Ahmed, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor
Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles (RECUV)
Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences
University of Colorado Boulder


Office: ECAE 175
Office hours: Tuesday, 2pm - 4pm
Contact: Nisar.Ahmed@colorado.edu
                          








My research focuses on cooperative intelligence and control for mixed teams of humans and autonomous robotic vehicles. I currently work in three problem areas:

    -cooperative human-robot sensing and perception
    -modeling and prediction of human decision making and task performance
    -robust fusion of complex information in dynamic human-robot 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  

Research Talks


IEEE Multisensor Fusion and Integration Conference 

(MFI 2014), Beijing, China, 

September 28-30, 2014

CU Boulder Systems and Controls Seminar 

September 2, 2014

CU Boulder, Institute of Cognitive Science, 

February 14, 2014


UC San Diego MAE CCSD Seminar, 

November 22, 2013


Cornell University MAE Colloquium, 

September 17, 2013 


UIUC Aerospace Engineering, 

April 11,2013


CU Boulder Aerospace Engineering Sciences, 
March 18, 2013


UC Riverside Mechanical Engineering, 

March 1, 2013


RPI MANE, 

February 11, 2013


MIT Aero-Astro Department, 

March 28, 2012

News/Updates


Multisensor Fusion and Integration (MFI 2014) Paper Accepted

"Conditionally Factorized DDF for General Distributed Bayesian Estimation" to be be presented at Tsinghua University, Beijing China, September 28-30, 2014 (final paper will be posted here soon)

ASEE Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship

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.


Robotics: Science and Systems X Workshop Proposal on Distributed Control and Estimation Accepted

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!

Welcome, Nick Sweet!

AES grad student Nicholas Sweet joins the research group -- welcome Nick! (check out his webpage)


Ergonomics Journal Paper Accepted

Joint work with cognitive scientists at George Mason University (Ewart de Visser, Tyler Shaw, Amira Mohammed-Ameen, Raja Parasuraman) to appear in forthcoming special issue: "Statistical modelling of networked human-automation performance using working memory capacity". Journal link

AAAI Workshops: "Intersection of Robust Intelligence and Trust in Autonomous Systems" and "Formal Verification for Human-Machine Systems", Palo Alto, CA, March 24-26, 2014

Abstracts accepted for workshops to be held during AAAI 2014 Spring Symposium at Stanford University. Workshop links: IRITAS, FVHMS


New Matlab Demo Code: Variational Bayesian PWARX Hybrid System Identification

Free self-contained code added to "Code and data sets" page


AAAI Workshop on Intelligent Robotic Systems, Bellevue, WA, July 14-15, 2013

Presenting overview of work on cooperative Bayesian human-robot perception. Workshop link

WISENET, Duke University, June 5, 2013

Presenting recent work on Bayesian distributed data fusion with complex models. Workshop link, arXiv link to paper


New Matlab Demo Code: Bayesian Infinite/Finite Gaussian Mixture Learning 

Free self-contained code added to "Code and data sets" page


New Matlab Demo Code: Bayesian Soft Data Fusion (T-RO 2013 paper) 

Free self-contained code added to "Code and data sets" page 


Best Poster Award, Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS 2012), Baltimore, MD

Our poster, "Bayesian Sketch and Share: Enhanced Information Fusion for Mixed Large Scale Robot-Human Search Teams", was a hit at DARS 2012-- thanks again to everybody who stopped by to chat and share ideas! See the poster and find out more


Best Technical Paper Award, 2011 AIAA Conference on Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC 2011)


Student Projects on Human-Robot Data Fusion Featured in the Cornell Chronicle

Article link here