Master Students

Sanjana Reddy Mohan is a M.S. student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of Denver majoring in Mechatronic Systems Engineering. Her research focuses on developing a mathematical model for 3D formation control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles using artificial potential field theory. She received her B.E. From Bangalore University, India in 2016.

Erik Moore is a M.S. student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Denver. His research focuses on developing a software defined radar testbed for rapid prototyping and evaluation of novel detection, tracking, and identification radar specifically for commercial UAV targets. His skills includes DSP/Machine learning algorithm prototyping and implementation, SDR/embedded systems programming, RF/microwave systems development, and antenna theory and design. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2016. 

Pierluigi Pannozzi is a current MSc student in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department at the Polytechnic of Turin, Italy. Pierluigi is working on his master thesis at the University of Denver focusing on Urban Monitoring of Smart Communities Using UAVs. His research involves building a simulated world scenario in Gazebo, adding inside it actors, animated models like running people, walking people, cars, buses, trains etc. His work includes the integration into this world of a UAV in order to simulate the urban monitoring thanks to its FPV (First Person View) camera sensor. The UAV will be controlled by the Ground Control Station software called QGroundControl, SITL (Software In The Loop) and ROS (Robot Operating System) and it will monitor a simulated district of the city of Turin: the Polytechnic of Turin area. Pierluigi is from Terracina (LT), Italy. He received his BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Rome La Sapienza in December 2015.

Troy Southard is a current MS student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of Denver focusing on Mechatronic Systems Engineering. His research involves building a framework for cooperative mobile manipulation for multiple robot systems with the Robot Operating System and a Gazebo simulation environment. His work also includes integrating LIDAR sensors for object detection and a Vicon Motion Capture system for robot localization. Troy is from Downers Grove, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. He received his BS in Physics from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2017.