Maryland Robotics Center Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded annually for a period of one year. Fellowship announcements when posted can be found on the Maryland Robotics Center website under Employment and the University of Maryland e-jobs site.

MRC Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded in the following eight research areas:

  • Autonomous Systems
  • Bio-Inspired Robotics
  • Cognitive Robotics
  • Extreme Robotics
  • Human Robot Interaction
  • Medical Robotics
  • Miniature Robotics
  • Multirobot Systems

Current and Former MRC Postdoctoral Fellows

Shraddha Barawkar
Project Title: Shape shifting multi-drone flying car with stability guarantees
Faculty Advisor: Nikhil Chopra

Gabriele Luzzani
Project Title:
Faculty Advisor: Umberto Saetti

Chahat Singh
Project title: Minimal collaborative perception for small-scale robots
Faculty advisor: Yiannis Aloimonos

Daeun Song
Project title: Robot navigation in outdoor environments using multimodal sensor fusion
Faculty advisor: Dinesh Manocha

Shraddha Barawkar
Project title: Human in the loop physics-based AI for controlling a multi-drone flying car
Faculty advisor: Nikhil Chopra

Chahat Singh,  Daeun Song, and Shraddha Barawkar are supported in part by the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) under the ArtIAMAS cooperative agreement.

Sunandita Sarker
Project title: 3D printed bio-inspired swimming soft robots with fully integrated fluidic circuitry for underwater marine exploration.
Faculty advisor: Eleonora Tubaldi and Ryan Sochol

Peng Gao
Project title: Collaborative perception for multi-robot and human-robot team awareness
Faculty advisor: Ming Lin

Yang Li
Project title: Autonomous soft robot with energy autonomy for extreme environment: underwater and aerospace
Faculty advisor: Po-Yen Chen

Yantian Zha
Project title: Self-explanation-guided deep reinforcement of Imitation learning from human advice for task-driven perception and robotic manipulation
Faculty advisor: Yiannis Aloimonos

Wei-Kuo Yen
Project title: Hydrodynamics, sensing, and control in the coordinated swimming of fish-inspired vehicles
Faculty advisor: Derek Paley

Peng Gao and Yantian Zha are supported in part by the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) under the ArtIAMAS cooperative agreement. Wei-Kuo Yen is supported in part by the UMD Matrix Lab. 

Cong Wei
Project title: Cooperative Control of a Mobile Sensor Network in a Dynamic Environment
Faculty advisor: Derek Paley

Shuaiming He
Project title: Machine Learning-Driven Discovery of Wood-Based Soft Robotics

Krishna Kidambi
Project title: Real-time System Identification and Control Using a Digital Twin
Faculty advisor: Mumu Xu

Georgios Kontoudis
Project title: Informative path planning methodologies for large scale multi-robot systems with limited inter-vehicle communication
Faculty advisor: Michael Otte

Nare Karapetyan
Project title: Planning in unstructured environments with a team of ground and energy constrained aerial vehicles
Faculty advisors: Dinesh Manocha and Pratap Tokekar

Amrit Bedi
Project title: Machine Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Optimization and Applications
Faculty advisor: Dinesh Manocha

Ahmad Bilal Asghar
Project title: Multi-robotics systems and control
Faculty advisor: Pratap Tokekar

Krishna Kidambi, Cong Wei, Georgios Kontoudis, Nare Karapetyan, and Amrit Bedi are supported in part by the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) under the ArtIAMAS cooperative agreement.

Seyede Ghoreishi
Project title: Optimized Design of Soft Robotics for Medical Applications
Faculty advisors: Mark FugeAxel Krieger and Ryan Sochol

Mukulika Ghosh
Project title: Functional Inoperable Compiler
Faculty advisor: Bill Regli

Krishna Kidambi
Project title: Vision-based Control for Autonomous Navigation
Faculty advisors: Yiannis AloimonosCornelia Fermuller and Mumu Xu

Behzad Sadrfaridpour
Project title: Detecting and Monitoring Oyster Population-Generation of Size and Frequency Maps of Oysters in the Chesapeake Bay
Faculty advisors: Yiannis Aloimonos, Yang Tao and Miao Yu

Ahmed Ramadan
Project title: Soft Tactile Sensing for Therapeutic Robotics
Faculty advisors: Elizabeth Smela and Anindo Roy

Behzad Sadrfaridpour
Project title: Modularizing Fine-Motor Actions for Collaborative Robots-Improving Tactile Perception and Grasping Manipulation
Faculty advisors: Yiannis Aloimonos and Cornelia Fermuller

Hamed Saeidi
Project title: Intelligent Robotic Systems for Damage Control Surgery
Faculty advisor: Axel Krieger and Nikhil Chopra

Artur Wolek
Project title: Multi-Vehicle Sensing and Control with Autonomous Aerial Robots
Faculty advisor: Derek Paley and Timothy Horiuchi