Graduate Students, Post Doctoral Researchers, and Visiting Scholars

Listed below are Post Doctoral Researchers, Visiting Scholars, and my graduate students who are working on, or have completed, their PhD or MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Past colleagues are listed in order of completion of their degrees, research activity, or visits.

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Current Graduate Students:

Zhongkui Wang, Ph.D. student (finishes Jan. 3, 2014)
Taha Koroglu, Ph.D. student (co-advise)
Yingyi Hu, M.S. student
John Zakelj, M.S. student
Luis Felipe Giraldo, PhD student
Hugo Gonzalez, PhD student
Veronica Badescu, PhD student


Past Students:

Past Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Students:

Kevin L. Burgess, Patent Lawyer


Jeffery L. Layne, Air Force Research Laboratory, WPAFB


Raul E. Ordonez, went to Rowan Univ. as Assist. Prof.; now, Associate Prof., University of Dayton


Manfredi Maggiore, went to Univ. of Toronto as Assist. Prof., now Full Professor, University of Toronto

Yixin Diao, IBM Watson Research Center

Hazem N. Nounou, went to King Fahd Univ. of Petroleum and Mines as Assist. Prof.; now, Assist. Professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar
Yang Liu, Caterpillar Inc.

Veysel Gazi, went to Atilim University, Ankara, Turkey, as Assist. Prof.; now at Istanbul Kemerburgaz University
Alvaro Gil, Xerox Corp.
Yanfei Liu, Caterpillar Inc.
Nicanor Quijano, went to Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia as an Assistant Professor
Jorge Finke, went to Javeriana Univ., Cali, Colombia as an Assistant Professor
Brandon J. Moore, went to do a Post Doc at Department of Automatic Control at the Grenoble Institute of Technology, France; then became a Research Fellow at the University of Michigan
Kevin M. Schultz, went to Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Ted Pavlic, Ph.D. student, Postdoctoral researcher Dept. Computer Science and Engineering, Ohio State University, Postdoctoral researcher at Arizona State University

Past Visiting Scholars and Post Doctoral Researchers:

Manfredi Maggiore, Visiting Scholar from Univ. Genoa, Italy
(see above)
Alvaro Gil, Post Doctoral Researcher, OSU, 2003-2005

 (see above)

Yong Liu, Post Doctoral Researcher, from Univ. of Pittsburgh, went to Missouri Forge Inc., then Indiana University School of Medicine and now with GE Aviation
Jesus Lopez, Visiting Scholar from Univ. del Valle, Cali, Colombia, currently a professor at Autonoma Univ. in Cali, Colombia
Ian Hamilton, Post Doctroal Researcher (in collaboration with T. Waite), became a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the Depts. Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology and the Dept. of Mathematics, OSU
Andrew Nevai, Post Doctoral Researcher, with the OSU Mathematical Biosciences Institute, took tenure-track faculty position at University of Central Florida, Dept. Mathematics
Judy Day, Post Doctoral Researcher, with the OSU Mathematical Biosciences Institute and took tenure track faculty position at University of Tennessee in Knoxville
Andres Pantoja, Visiting Scholar from Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia, currently a professor at Universidad de Nariño, Pasto, Colombia
Wilfredo Alfonso, Visiting Scholar from Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia


Past Master of Science (MSECE) Students:

 Jeffrey R. Layne
 (see above)
 Kevin L. Burgess
 (see above)
Alfonsus D. Lunardhi, Motorola, Austin, TX
 Anthony Angsana  
 Amit T. Magan, Ford Motor Co.  
 David Jenkins, Artesyn
 Vivek G. Moudgal, dSpace Inc.
 Eric G. Laukonen, Motorola (Phoenix, AZ)
 LaMoyne L. Porter, SC Solutions
Waihon Andrew Kwong, Graduate Student, Northwestern University, now working with on the Kindle
Sashonda R. Morris,went to GM, now with Glenayre Corp.  
Jeffrey T. Spooner, Control Subsystems Dept., Sandia National Labs
 Scott C. Brown, Caterpillar Inc., IL
Raul E. Ordonez
(see above)
 Jon Zumberge, Delphi Chassis Div. of GM  
 James R. Gremling, Lucent Technologies (or click here)
 William K. Lennon, Ericsson (or click here)
 Mustafa K. Guven, Caterpillar Inc., IL
 Hazem N. Nounou
 (see above)
 Veysel Gazi
 (see above)
Matthew M. Moore, Battelle, Cognitive Systems Group
 G. Andrew Bushong, Dupont
Mike Baum
Nicanor Quijano
(see above)
Sriram Ganapathy, went to Plug Power Inc., now with General Motors Corp., MI
Jorge Finke
(see above)
Brandon Moore
(see above)
Burt Andrews, went to PhD program at Johns Hopkins University, now with Bosch Corp., Pittsburgh
Doug Torzewski, Started a business in autonomous robots in Cleveland
Ted P. Pavlic
(see above)
Kevin M. Schultz
(see above)
Philip Najlepszy, GE Aviation, Cincinnati, OH
Zhongkui Wang, Ph.D. student OSU
(see above)
Jacob Lesch, GE Aviation, Cincinnati, OH
Fukui Xu, Mathworks, MA
Swanand Phadke, went to Bloomberg Financial, NY
Mehmet Inan, went to iGate Patni Computer Sytems Inc., then dSPACE Inc., MI, now with General Motors, Milford, MI
Abhijit Bansal, went to dSPACE Inc., MI
Nicholas Dodds, M.S. Student, got job with GE Aviation, Cincinnati
Saranya Ganapathy, M.S. student, got job with Cummins Engine, Columbus, IN
Jose Velasquez, M.S. student, got job with Dematic, Grand Rapids, MI

To my past students who may be browsing: If I do not show a picture of you above then please send me one!

Miscellaneous Pictures:


Party at Kevin and Anne's house, Summer 2000 (Manuel, Elizabeth, Carina, Kevin, Juliana, Alvaro, Genesis, Huihui, Jacob, Yang, Ye, Yixin, Veysel, Manfredi, Hazem; Anne took the picture):


At the American Control Conference, Chicago, June 2000 (Yang, Raul, Veysel, Hazem, Manfredi):

Out for dinner in Columbus, during a visit by Profs. Ordonez and Maggiore, April 2001:

Out for dinner in Washington, DC, at the American Control Conference, June 2001 (Raul, Oscar Gonzalez, Alvaro, Manfredi, Veysel, Kevin):

Going to lunch on High Street, Autumn 2001 (Sriram, Doug, Jorge, Kevin, Nicanor, Mike, Yanfei, Alvaro, Veysel):

At the IEEE Conf. on Decision and Control, Orlando, Florida, Dec. 2001 (Veysel, Manfredi, Raul, Kevin, Yang)

Summer Party at Kevin's: Sept. 2002 (Front row: Yanfei, Jacob, Genesis, Juliana, Carina, Sriram, Brandon; Back row: Raul, Alvaro, Jorge, Kevin, Junko, Anne, Nicanor; Elizabeth took the picture)

At the Int. Conf. on Complex Systems, Quincy, MA, May 2004 (Kevin, Jorge, Burt)

Summer Party at Kevin's 2004 (Front row, left to right: Manuel, Genesis, Alvaro, Junko, Nancy, Carina, Greer, Juliana, Nicanor, Yanfei; Back row, left to right: Zac, Kevin, Jorge, Jake, Gonzalo, Andrea, Raul, Lucy, Burt, Jesus, Yong, Brandon; also present, Elizabeth and Anne)

Summer Party at Kevin's 2005 (Back row, left to right: Kevin, Tom, Jorge, Andrea, Brandon, Kevin, Ted; Second row, left to right: Zac, Anne, Monica, Elizabeth, Juliana, Blanca, Nicanor; Front row, left to right: Jake, Carina, Alvaro, Manuel, Genesis)

Lunch, Jan. 12, 2007 (Left to right, Ted, Nicanor, Ian, Brandon, Kevin, Jorge, Kevin)