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6/2021- Petras Swissler won the Best Student Paper Award in DARS 2021.

3/2021- Congrats to Drew Curtis for winning the 2021 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Award.

1/2020- Congrats to Hanlin Wang for his paper in IEEE Transactions on Robotics. It has been widely published in the media such as IEEE Spectrum and CBS News Chicago.

11/2019- Im happy to be part of the newly created Center for Robotics and Biosystems at Northwestern University.

I am an assistant professor with a joint appointment in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering departments at Northwestern University.

My research interest is to advance the control and design of multi-robot systems, enabling their use instead of traditional single robots and to solve problems for which traditional robots are not suitable. Using these multi-robot systems can offer more parallelism, adaptability, and fault tolerance when compared to a traditional single robot. I am also interested in investigating how new technologies will allow for more capable multi-robot systems, and how these technologies impact the design of multi-robot algorithms, especially as these systems begin to number in the hundreds, thousands, or even millions of robots.

I received my PhD from the University of Southern California in Computer Science. After my PhD, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Self-Organizing Systems Research Group at Harvard University. I completed my undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering at Purdue University.