Lucas de la Garza


Position: 
PhD Student
Graduate Field: 
Mechanical Engineering
Graduation: 
2016
Thesis Topic/Title: 
Multi-Object, Multi-Sensor Detection and Tracking of Pedestrians on a Mobile Robot
Current Position: 
Engineering, Near Earth Autonomy

Lucas de la Garza graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2011 with a B.S. in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, and in the fall of that year came to Cornell as a Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering. His current research focuses on detecting and tracking the local motion of humans on the ASL's segway-based robot fleet. His research interests lie in addressing perceptual challenges on mobile robots with an emphasis on approaches using Bayesian reasoning, sensor fusion, machine learning, and distributed systems. He was awarded a Cornell Sloan Fellowship in 2011.