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Girish Chowdhary
Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Ag and Bio Engineering, Coordinated Science Lab
Urbana, IL
Biography
Girish Chowdhary is an Assistant Professor at Univ of Illinois. Agricultural and Biological engineering department. Dr. Chowdhary has a Ph.D. degree from Georgia Institute of Technology. He then spent around two years at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems and the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics as a postdoctoral associate. He holds a BE with honors from RMIT university in Melbourne, Australia.
Prof. Chowdhary is the author of over 80 peer-reviewed publications spanning the area of adaptive control, fault tolerant control, autonomy and decision-making, machine learning, vision and LIDAR based perception for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). He has led the development of over 10 Unmanned Aerial Systems for research. He is the winner of the Air Force Young Investigator Award, and the Aerospace Guidance and Controls Systems Committee Dave Ward Memorial award. His recent research is focused on the immediate need to create autonomous systems capable of long duration operation in harsh, uncertain, and changing outdoor environments.