Nisar Ahmed, Ph.D.


Past Position: 
Postdoctoral Research Associate
PhD Student
Graduate Field: 
Mechanical Engineering
Graduation: 
2012
Thesis Topic/Title: 
Probabilistic Modeling and Estimation with Human Inputs in Semi-Autonomous Systems
Current Position: 
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder

Nisar Ahmed graduated from Cooper Union in 2006 with a B.S. in Engineering, and received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell in 2009 and 2012. Since then, he has been a postdoctoral research associate in the Cornell Autonomous Systems Lab (ASL).  His research focuses on developing intelligent “human friendly” estimation and control strategies for collaborative human-robot systems in applications such as search and rescue, surveillance, and exploration, with a strong emphasis on Bayesian techniques for modeling, estimation, and information fusion. He was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship in 2007 and was co-recipient of the Best Paper Award at the 2011 AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference. 

In January 2014, he will join the University of Colorado at Boulder as an assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences. Click here to go to his personal webpage

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