Lab Updates

Research updates, announcements, and posts by the members of the UVA Link Lab

    Humans of Link Lab: Faysal Hossain Shezan

    October 16, 2020
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    Faysal, class of 2022, is a native of Dhaka, Bangladesh and when he’s not working towards his PhD, enjoys spending time with loved ones, traveling, and gardening. At the Link Lab, Faysal works with affiliated staff Dr. Yuan Tian on projects related to safety and privacy issues in emerging systems.

    Humans of Link Lab: Minghui Sun

    October 09, 2020
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    Minghui Sun, class of 2021, enjoys having dinner parties in order to meet new people and in his free time also likes to read, swim, kayak, and travel. In the Link Lab, he works with faculty affiliate Cody Flemings on projects related to safety in engineered systems.


    Humans of Link Lab: Jianyu Su

    August 14, 2020
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    Jianyu Su, a native of Hubei, China; is an avid bodybuilder in his free time and also enjoys being amongst friends and real world problem solving. He is pursuing a PhD in the University of Virginia School of Engineering’s Systems Engineering program and works with Professor Peter Beling at the Link Lab on projects related to artificial intelligence (AI) for multi-agent systems. 


    Humans of Link Lab: Faria Tuz Zahura

    August 03, 2020
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    Faria Tuz Zahura, class of 2022, when not working towards her PhD loves to paint nature scenes. She is a student resident at the Link Lab where she works on urban coastal flooding projects with the Associate Director of the Lab, Dr. Jon Goodall.

    Humans of Link Lab: Josie Lamp

    July 27, 2020
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    Josie Lamp, class of 2023, discovered her passion for computer science in high school when she wanted to program a tutu to change colors with music while she danced. This fostered a passion in engineering that led her to pursue a PhD with the Computer Science department in the University of Virginia School of Engineering and to become a student resident at the Link Lab who works with faculty member Dr. Lu Feng.  


    Two Engineering Systems and Environment Students Named 2020 School of Engineering Outstanding Students

    May 13, 2020

    Students from the Department of Engineering Systems and Environment, Anna L. Cerf and Emily C. Chen, have won two of the four 2020 School of Engineering Outstanding Student Awards. The award is given to a student or students — typically graduating fourth-years — who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance, leadership and service. It is one of UVA Engineering’s highest student honors.

    Researchers Study Effects of Climate Change on Forests With Help From Space

    August 07, 2019

    Linnea Saby, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Engineering Systems and Environment and Presidential Fellow at the Data Science Institute, is working on a cutting-edge project to study the effects of climate change on Shenandoah National Park forests. Linnea and her research partner, environmental science Ph.D. student Jake Malcomb, will use massive geospatial data sets collected from the International Space Station through two new NASA programs.

    Their work aims to help understand how to manage and conserve forests under changing climate conditions. The researchers told UVA Today they will use conventional and new data science techniques and tools, including artificial neural networks, to analyze the huge amounts of data. Artificial neural networks are a form of artificial intelligence built with algorithms based on the structure of the human brain that can detect patterns and trends in data.

    Linnea’s Engineering Systems and Environment advisors are Associate Professor Jonathan Goodall and Ernest H. Ern Professor of Environmental Science Larry Band. She is a research assistant in the Link Lab, UVA’s Engineering’s multidisciplinary center for cyber-physical research.

    Video Highlights of the Spring 2019 UVA F1/10 Autonomous Racing Undergraduate Course

    May 24, 2019

    Professor Madhur Behl’s course in autonomous racing allows students working in teams to build, drive and race 1/10th-scale autonomous cars, while learning about the principles of perception, planning and control. They learn to use a robot operating system (ROS); integrate various sensors such as an inertial measurement unit (IMU), cameras, and light detection and ranging (LIDAR) on an embedded computer; and implement algorithms for localization, mapping, path planning and control. The course culminates in a F1/10 “battle of algorithms” race among the teams.

    See this video for this semester’s highlights. 

    For more information about the course, please visit the autonomous racing website.

    F1/10 Final Race Practice

    May 08, 2019

    LL BLog.pngGood luck to all students practicing for the F1/10 Final Race that will commence Friday, May 10th in the Link Lab Arena.