Faculty

Dr. Bing Li

is an Assistant Professor of Automotive Engineering at Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) since Aug. 2018. He founded and directs the AutoAI Lab research group. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2018 from The City College (CCNY), at The City University of New York (CUNY). Contact Email: bli4@clemson.edu, Faculty profile page and Google Scholar.

Dr. Jesse F. Leaman

is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the AutoAI Lab at the Department of Automotive Engineering, Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) since Feb. 2022. He received his Ph.D. in Astrophysics in 2008 at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include AI for Astrophysics, Robotic Astronomy, Robotic Wheelchairs and Assistive Mobility, Human-Robot Interaction, Human-centered AI, AI for Climate. Contact Email: jfleama@clemson.edu

Ph.D.
Students

Abhishek Sharma

(2022~) Research areas: Autonomous AI, Autonomous Systems/Simulation, Robotic Inspection, etc. Email: asharm5@clemson.edu

Cigdem Kokenoz

(2022~) Research areas: Perception AI, Sensing, Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM), etc. Email: ckokeno@clemson.edu

Howard Brand

(2017~) Research areas: Sensing, Robotic Inspection, 3D Radar Imaging, Semantic Mapping, etc. Email: hbrand@clemson.edu

Zhimin Chen

(2020~) Research areas: Perception/Autonomous AI, Sensing, Robot Vision/Learning, etc. Email: zhiminc@clemson.edu

Ziyue Feng

(2019~) Research areas: Perception AI, Sensing, Robot Vision, Navigation, etc. Email: zfeng@clemson.edu Homepage: ziyue.cool

Research Interns

Amogh V. Reddy

is currently a Master’s student in Automotive Engineering at CU-ICAR. Email: amoghv@clemson.edu

Nia Alavandi

is currently a high school student at JL Mann High School Greenville, SC. Email: nia.alava@gmail.com

Siddharth Thorat

is currently a Master’s student in Automotive Engineering at CU-ICAR. Email: thorat@clemson.edu

Zack Yang

is currently a Master’s student in Automotive Engineering at CU-ICAR. Email: zongmiy@clemson.edu

Alumni

Akshay Bhagat

(2018-2019) Planning and Controls Engineer (Autonomous Driving/ADAS) – Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc.

Akshay Desai

(2018-2019) Algorithm Engineer – Planning and Controls at Magna International.

Aryan Naveen

(2019-2020) Undergraduate Computer Science Program at Harvard University.

Mingzhe Liu

(2021) Ph.D. student at Arizona State University.

Minni Bin

(2020-2021) ADAS Evaluation Engineer at Toyota North America R&D.

Nachiappan Chockalingam

(2019) Software Engineer at Amazon AWS.

Rahil Modi

(2020-2021) Vehicle Systems Engineer in the Automated Driving – AI team at Volvo.

Sanket Bachuwa

(2018-2019) Autonomous Driving Engineer at ThorDrive.

Shaurya Panthri

(2019-2020) Automated Driving Software Engineer at Toyota North America R&D.

Srivatsav Kamarajugadda

(2018-2019) Senior Planning and Controls Engineer – Autonomous Vehicles at NVIDIA.

Tarun Giridhar

(2020-2021) Undergraduate Computer Science Program at Virginia Tech.