People.

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Amy LaViers, Director
(Google Scholar Profile)

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Science and Engineering — UIUC
C.M.A., Certified Movement Analyst, Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies — 2016
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering — Georgia Tech — 2013
M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering — Georgia Tech — 2010
B.S.E, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering — Princeton — 2009
Certificate, Dance — Princeton — 2009

Catherine Maguire, Collaborator and Consultant

C.M.A, Certified Movement Analyst, Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies — 1984
B.A., Dance and Psychology — Wesleyan University — 1983

 

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Umer Huzaifa, Graduate Researcher

Ph.D. Candidate, Mechanical Science and Engineering — UIUC
M.S., Mechanical Engineering — UIUC — 2016
B.S., Electrical Engineering — NUST-Pakistan — 2012

 

Alexandra Nilles, Graduate Student Collaborator

Ph.D. Student, Computer Science — UIUC
B.S., Engineering Physics — Colorado School of Mines — 2015
Minor in Computational and Applied Mathematics — Colorado School of Mines — 2015
Minor in Public Affairs, from McBride Honors Program — Colorado School of Mines — 2015

 

Reika McNish, Research Technician

M.S., Kinesiology — University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — 2019
B.A. Dance — University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — 2017

 

Catie Cuan, Collaborator, Artist-in-Residence (2017-2018)

B.A., Economics — University of California at Berkeley — 2012
PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering — Stanford University

 

Roshni Kaushik, Collaborative Siemen’s Intern

M.S., Mechanical Engineering — UIUC — 2019
B.S., Mechanical Engineering — Rice University — 2017

Wali Rizvi, Undergraduate Researcher

B.S. Student, Mechanical Engineering – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Maxwell Asselmeier, Undergraduate Researcher

B.S. Student, Mechanical Engineering – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Photo credit: Michelle Reid

Erin Berl, Research Technician

A.B., Psychology — Princeton University — 2017
Certificate, Dance — Princeton University — 2017

 

Austin Hamlett, Graduate Researcher

M.S. Student, Mechanical Engineering — UIUC
B.S., Mechanical Engineering — Oklahoma State University — 2018


Photo credit: Alexandra Schmeling

Allison Bushman, Graduate Researcher

M.S. Student, Mechanical Engineering — University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.S., Mechanical Engineering — Yale — 2018

 

Jacey Lambert, Undergraduate Researcher

B.S. Student, Mechanical Engineering – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jordan Parker, Undergraduate Researcher

B.S. Student, Computer Science – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Kate Ladenheim, Artist-in-Residence (2019-2020)

B.F.A., Dance Performance and Choreography — The Boston Conservatory — 2011

 

Past Group Members

Jighisha Sampat (BS) — Berkeley, Robotics
Omar Darwish (BS) —
Yichen Zhou (BS) — Berkeley, Robotics
Roshni Kaushik (MS) — CMU, Robotics
Ishaan Pakrasi (MS) — Ernst and Young
Alexandra Bacula (BS) — Oregon State, Robotics
Nassime Blin
Jubal Kurudamannil
Varun Jain (ME)
Novoneel Chakraborty
Joel Meyer (BS) — Northwestern, Robotics
Madison Heimerdinger (MS) — Kimley-Horn
Alexander Zurawski
Jamie Sergey
Lin Bai
Jialu Li
Anum Jang Sher (MS) — Microsoft
Hang Cui
Manav Sanghvi
Zachary Calhoun
Colleen Kohout
Brett Libowitz
Anne Moenning — Deloitte
Crispin Bernier
Benton Turnbull
Jason Ye
Jerry Heddy
Ashkan Bashiri
Yu Sheng (MS)