Mark McClelland, Ph.D.

Mark McClelland graduated from the University of Washington in 2006 with a B.S. in Physics and a B.A. in Classical Studies, received his M.S> in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell in 2012, and completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Cornell in 2014. He is currently a post-doctoral research associate in the autonomous systems lab. He is currently working, in collaboration with researchers at NASA-JPL, on using Qualitative Spatial Reasoning to build mapping and navigation algorithms to enable long-term autonomy for robots operating in large scale unstructured spaces without global sensing. His past projects include human decision modeling in the control of remote systems subject to time delays, and the robotic position and attitude estimation with fused GPS and INS systems. He also served as team lead for Cornell's entry into the 2010 Multi-Autonomous Ground Vehicles International Competition (MAGIC).

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Qualitative Relational Mapping and Navigation for Long-term Operation