Faculty

Michael Gennert

Michael A. Gennert

Contact Information:

Atwater Kent Laboratories, 130
Phone: +1-508-831-5476
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
michaelg@wpi.edu
Website

Michael A. Gennert

Working with students and faculty members, we develop robots to inspect trees for invasive insect pests, autonomous boats for monitoring lakes, or medical imaging to improve cancer and heart disease diagnoses and treatment. Read more...

Holly Ault

Holly K. Ault

Contact Information:

Higgins Laboratories, 208
Phone: +1-508-831-5498
Fax: +1-508-831-5680
hkault@wpi.edu
Website

Holly K. Ault

Professor Ault holds the distinction of being the first woman to receive a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from WPI. She enjoys the breadth and depth of global projects and finds them to be an excellent learning opportunity for herself and for students. Read more...

Scott Barton

Scott Barton

Contact Information:

Alden Memorial, 208
Phone: +1-508-831-5620
sdbarton@wpi.edu

Scott Barton

I compose, perform, record, mix and produce electroacoustic music; I am interested in how we can use the tools and techniques of audio production to explore new musical territory. I build mechatronic and robotic musical instruments; I am interested in how we can free electronic music from the world of speakers through computer-controlled automatic mechanical instruments. Read more...

Dmitry Berenson

Dmitry Berenson

Contact Information:

Atwater Kent Laboratories, 124
Phone: +1-508-831-5587
dberenson@wpi.edu
Website

Dmitry Berenson

My research focuses on robotic manipulation, motion planning, and collaborative robotics. Read more...

Sonia Chernova

Sonia Chernova

Contact Information:

Atwater Kent Laboratories, 125
Phone: +1-508-831-6547
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
soniac@wpi.edu
Website

Sonia Chernova

Professor Chernova also serves as director of the Robot Autonomy and Interactive Learning (RAIL) Lab. Her work focuses on building systems that are able to learn from interaction with users and ask for help from humans when necessary. Read more...

Michael Ciaraldi

Michael J. Ciaraldi

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, 129
Phone: +1-508-831-5117
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
ciaraldi@wpi.edu
Website

Michael J. Ciaraldi

For Professor Ciaraldi, the greatest thing about being at WPI is the chance to work with students on so many different projects. His interests include curriculum creation, software development, user interface design, and networking. Read more...

David Cyganski

David Cyganski

Contact Information:

Atwater Kent Laboratories, 128
Phone: +1-508-831-4694
Fax: +1-508-831-4693
cyganski@wpi.edu

David Cyganski

I consider myself to be part electrical engineer, part mathematician, and part physicist. Physics has become as much a hobby as an intellectual interest—even to the point of creating terrible at-home basement experiments in the name of science. Read more...

R. James Duckworth

R. James Duckworth

Contact Information:

Atwater Kent Laboratories, 301
Phone: +1-508-831-5204
Fax: +1-508-831-5491
rjduck@wpi.edu
Website

R. James Duckworth

This [PPL] project started as a result of the tragic incident in Worcester in 1999 when six firefighters lost their lives in a warehouse fire. Its overall goal is to protect the lives of emergency responders and to enhance their ability to accomplish their missions. Read more...

Alexander Emanuel

Alexander E. Emanuel

Contact Information:

Atwater Kent Laboratories, 215
Phone: +1-508-831-5239
Fax: +1-508-831-5491
aemanuel@wpi.edu

Alexander E. Emanuel

I see my students as budding engineers, as future colleagues. I make a point to develop in them the following basic skills: to study effectively, to respect society and the environment, to take responsibility for their ideas, to think a problem through, and then to clearly communicate that problem. These skills are tools for a lifetime. Read more...

Gregory Fischer

Gregory S. Fischer

Contact Information:

Higgins Laboratories, 206
Phone: +1-508-831-5261
Fax: +1-508-831-5680
gfischer@wpi.edu
Website

Gregory S. Fischer

Professor Fischer is a faculty member in Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Engineering with an appointment in Biomedical Engineering at WPI. He is also director of the Automation and Interventional Medicine (AIM) Robotics Laboratory. Read more...

Cosme Furlong

Cosme Furlong

Contact Information:

Higgins Laboratories, 151
Phone: +1-508-831-5126
Fax: +1-508-831-5680
cfurlong@wpi.edu
Website

Cosme Furlong

Professor Furlong is the author of more than 100 technical publications and he actively participates, as organizer and co-organizer, in national and international conferences on optical metrology and mechanics. Read more...

Susan Jarvis

Susan M. Jarvis

Contact Information:

Atwater Kent Laboratories, 011
Phone: +1-508-831-5325
Fax: +1-508-831-5491
sjarvis@wpi.edu
Website

Susan M. Jarvis

The world of work is so interdisciplinary—in any field you can think of, there is the need for tools to measure, study, process, and analyze. Electrical and computer engineers are the tool builders! Read more...

Robert Lindeman

Robert W. Lindeman

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, B24a
Phone: +1-508-831-6712
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
gogo@wpi.edu
Website

Robert W. Lindeman

  • Director, Interactive Media & Game Development
  • Associate Professor, Computer Science

The vast majority of work that has been done in the field of virtual reality has addressed the visual and auditory senses. We are interested in the remaining senses, haptic, olfactory, and gustatory, in addition to these. Read more...

Fred Looft III

Fred J. Looft III

Contact Information:

Atwater Kent Laboratories, 012
Phone: +1-508-831-5369
Fax: +1-508-831-5491
fjlooft@wpi.edu
Website

Fred J. Looft III

My interests in ECE have evolved over the years—from the modeling of sensory receptors and neural coding to off-campus student project advising, the development of space flight systems and small satellites, and, most recently, alternative energy and aircraft avionics. Read more...

William Michalson

William R. Michalson

Contact Information:

Atwater Kent Laboratories, 309
Phone: +1-508-831-5766
Fax: +1-508-831-5491
wrm@wpi.edu

William R. Michalson

My interests in communication, navigation, and computing have led me to play an active role in the development of the Robotics Program at WPI, where I teach robotics courses at the graduate and undergraduate level. Read more...

Cagdas Onal

Cagdas Onal

Contact Information:

Higgins Laboratories, 105
Phone: +1-508-831-4857
cdonal@wpi.edu

Cagdas Onal

An integral part of a rewarding academic career is being an educator. It is a wonderful opportunity to work with students and guide their development to fulfill their potential. I enjoy teaching the fundamentals of robotics engineering, science and technology as well as training students in advanced independent research. Read more...

Taskin Padir

Taskin Padir

Contact Information:

Atwater Kent Laboratories, 229
Phone: +1-508-831-6427
Fax: +1-508-831-5491
tpadir@wpi.edu
Website

Taskin Padir

WPI is the perfect school to start a multidisciplinary robotics engineering program. Our students are hardworking and eager to learn. The size of the school makes it possible for students to receive personal attention with their studies from WPI’s dedicated faculty and staff. Read more...

Marko Popovic

Marko B. Popovic

Contact Information:

Olin Hall, 215
Phone: +1-508-831-5392
Fax: +1-508-831-5886
mpopovic@wpi.edu
Website

Marko B. Popovic

  • Assistant Research Professor,  Physics

Professor Marko B Popovic, PI, is an assistant research professor in the WPI Physics department. His research interest ranges from fundamental physics to human neuro-sensory-motor organization to engineering robotics systems that assist and augment humans. Read more...

Craig Putnam

Craig Putnam

Contact Information:

Atwater Kent Laboratories, 129
Phone: +1-508-831-6658
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
cbputnam@wpi.edu

Craig Putnam

Professor Putnam takes a great deal of pride and pleasure in helping students get off to a good start in their engineering careers. To him, there is nothing more rewarding than when a former student stops by several years later to say thanks. Read more...

Charles Rich

Charles Rich

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, B25b
Phone: +1-508-831-5945
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
rich@wpi.edu
Website

Charles Rich

What gets me out of bed in the morning is the hope that I will one day interact with a true artificial intelligence and the belief that part of what I will do today contributes to that goal; I am interested in all kinds of applications of AI. Read more...

Yiming Rong

Yiming "Kevin" Rong

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 307
Phone: +1-508-831-6020
Fax: +1-508-831-5673
rong@wpi.edu

Yiming Rong

Dr. Rong’s research area is computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), including manufacturing systems, machining and heat treatment processes, and computer-aided fixture design (CAFD). His research on CAFD has been recognized internationally. Read more...

Candace Sidner

Candace L. Sidner

Contact Information:

Fuller Laboratories, B21
Phone: +1-508-831-6637
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
sidner@wpi.edu
Website

Candace L. Sidner

Professor Sidner participates in a variety of research activities with students and faculty members. She enjoys introducing students to new ideas, then watching them take those ideas in new and innovative directions. Read more...

Jeanine Skorinko

Jeanine Skorinko

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 317C
Phone: +1-508-831-5451
skorinko@wpi.edu
Website

Jeanine Skorinko

Jeanine Skorinko’s research program attempts to understand through investigation how different factors in our social environment, especially those factors we are unaware of, influence decisions, perceptions, self-views, and interpersonal interactions. Read more...

Kenneth Stafford

Kenneth Alan Stafford

Contact Information:

Higgins Laboratories, 011
Phone: +1-508-831-6122
Fax: +1-508-831-5680
stafford@wpi.edu

Kenneth Alan Stafford

Ken’s research interests include low-speed aerodynamics, mechanical systems for autonomy and robotic dexterity, continuously variable transmission design, super-charging and hybridization of vehicle power systems, and K-12 pre-engineering curricula development. He relishes student interaction through teaching and academic and nonacademic projects. Read more...

Eduardo Torres-Jara

Eduardo Rafael Torres-Jara

Contact Information:

Atwater Kent Laboratories, 124
Phone: +1-508-831-6028
etorresj@wpi.edu
Website

Eduardo Rafael Torres-Jara

Professor Torres-Jara’s interest in “sensitive robotics,” an approach in which great importance is given to tactile feedback, began with robotic manipulation with great success and is being tested in different areas of robotics. Read more...

 
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