Marios Xanthidis was featured in this
article on the Greek language website eirinika.gr.
Interviews with me and some colleagues about our graduate programs
aired on ETV
Andhra Pradesh, a Telugu-language Indian television station.
The research of my Ph.D. student Jeremy Lewis was featured in an article in The Patriot.
Nick Stiffler successfully defended his dissertation.
Visibility-Based Pursuit-Evasion in the Plane
Nick was also named by the department as the Outstanding
Graduate Instructor for 2015-2016 academic year.
Yang Song successfully defended his dissertation.
Constrained Geometric Approximation Algorithm for Robot Planning
and Distributed Multi-Robot Formation Algorithm
The USC Office of Research named me a "Breakthrough Star" for 2015,
which means (a) some nice recognition, (b) a small, vaguely
obelisk-like award, and (c) a free dinner.
It was an honor for me to give a short course on "Automated Filtering
and Planning for Simple Robots" in the Seventh Winter School
on Computational Geometry at Amirkabir University in
Laura Boccanfuso successfully defended her dissertation.
CHARLIE: A New Robot Prototype for Improving Communication and
Social Skills in Children with Autism and a new Single-Point
Infrared Sensor Technique for Detecting Breathing and Heart Rate
Nick Stiffler won a Special Recognition Scholarship from Upsilon Pi
Epsilon, the international honor society for computing and information
I gave a talk at our college's Edison Lecture Series. A few
short clips of my talk also appeared on the local NBC affiliate's
newscast, sandwiched between stories about an earthquake drill at a
school and a square-dancing club for senior citizens.
Nick Stiffler won an Outstanding Poster award at our department's research
Laura Boccanfuso appeared on the local NBC affliate in
Columbia as part of a story about CHARLIE, a research robot that
Laura and I have been working on.
The story was picked up by a few other news outlets:
[WCSH (Portland, ME)]
[WSTM (Syracuse, NY)]
[WJAR (Providence, RI)]
[WDIV (Detroit, MI)]
[CIHF-DT (Halifax, NS)]
[WVLA (Baton Rouge, LA)]
[KSDK (Saint Louis, MO)]
[Counsel & Heal]
Nick Stiffler was named a Palmetto Pillar Award Recipient by
the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce. This is the only award of
which I am aware that includes a trophy in the shape of a palmetto