Vishnu Santhosh

Vishnu Santhosh is a sophomore at The University of Texas at Austin majoring in Aerospace Engineering with a certification in Computational Engineering. His interest areas include programming, experimenting with RC aircrafts, and playing football.

Tian Lei

Tian is a visiting PhD student from Chang’an university, China. She currently focuses on novel sensors for traffic flow monitoring, and on viability-constrained solutions to Hamilton-Jacobi equations, with applications to autonomous vehicles.

Sadegh Yarmohammadisatri

I am a visiting scholar working on a new type deflection measuring device for non-invasive pavement monitoring, based on high precision LIDARs, accelerometers and ring laser gyroscopes. I am also focusing on autonomous vehicles, and on pavement serviceability rating measurements. My research interests include dynamics, vibration, automotive systems, optimization, uncertainty analysis and pavement analysis. My hobbies include swimming and ping pong. I also love discovering new cultures. I can speak Persian (mother language), English and have a basic knowledge of French and German.

Michele Simoni

Michele Simoni is a PhD student in the department of Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at
Austin. His current research involves studying and developing models and algorithms for traffic
simulations. Some of the applications of his work include the estimation and control of distributed
parameter systems. Besides traffic flow theory, his main interests consist of urban freight distribution
and congestion pricing. You can find more information about his research at:

Andrew Alexander

I currently research into the application of UAS (unmanned aerial systems) for civil purposes. Specifically, I am looking at the use of fixed wing aircraft for flash flood monitoring and data assimilation as well as quadcopter aircraft for traffic sensing. Currently I am interested in many different aerospace technologies (high-power rocketry, space systems technologies, UAS, etc.), and I hope someday to make a meaningful contribution to the aerospace engineering field that helps to solve some of our greatest technological challenges. For hobbies, I like to learn new things (this involves lots of extracurricular activities), work out, swim, play guitar, spend as much time outside as possible, and play with my baby daughter.

Abduallah Mohamed

Abduallah is a PhD student in the CAEE department of the University of Texas, Austin. He is an experienced automotive R&D engineer. His research interests include deep learning, sensors data fusion, computer vision, and control. His research involves human in the loop control of partially autonomous system, with a current focus on traffic safety. Abduallah worked in multiple international companies and holds a patent in deep learning.

Dr. Shahrazed Elmetennani

Shahrazed is a post doctoral researcher in the CAEE department of the University of Texas, Austin. Her research is in the area of systems control. It involves the design of new control and soft-sensing strategies for physical systems with limited measurements and/or subject to unpredictable external disturbances.

Dr. Christian Claudel

Control and estimation of distributed parameter systems, cyberphysical systems monitoring, and the use of wireless sensor networks for environmental applications.