Mobile Automation and Sensing Systems



  • Dr. Christian Claudel

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Alexander Minbaev

    Currently working as a software developer (cloud storage) with IBM, Austin.

    Alexander is a graduate student in Operations Research at the University of Texas, Austin. He currently works on network traffic state estimation, and Inertial-Measurement-Unit based traffic flow monitoring.

  • Ofer Eldad

    Currently with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd

    My research concerns developing a control supervisor for UAVs. By using classical reachability techniques we’re able to predict what state the aircraft will be in and assist in preventing it from getting into unsafe scenarios when it’s controlled either by a human operator or by its autopilot. Our goal is to use this control system to allow us to use the UAV in real-time flood monitoring. In this project machine-learning methods are used to tackle the computational challenges involved in the real-time reachability problem.

  • Arthur Erickson

    CoFounder of the drone delivery company Hylio, Inc

    Originally from Houston, Arthur is a senior undergraduate studying aerospace engineering at the University of Texas, Austin. He has a particular interest in control systems and automation. He has been tinkering with UAVs since he started school at UT, and tries to apply everything he learns towards experimenting with and improving UAVs. He is also cofounder of a drone-based delivery startup.

  • Kapil Sharma

    Currently with DigitasLBi (Publicis Group)

    I am a graduate student in Electrical & Computer engineering. My research focuses on developing AR based traffic safety system. These systems will work on fusing real-time video and IMU sensing on-board smart glasses like Google Glass, ODG-R7 etc. to come up with a collision prediction and prevention system. I am a coding geek and helps the group in various aspects of embedded systems, from bringing up the hardware to write software for it. My other project is developing GPS-less (IMU based) tracking systems which our group works on with Texas Department of Transportation (TxDot). My other interests include Artificial Intelligence, developing cool things with chip size computers like Raspberry PI.



MASS is broadly focusing on Transportation Engineering and Environmental Monitoring.


Mobile Automation and
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