- Research Program Mentor
PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate
Space Habitat Monitoring
As people travel into deep space, their dwellings will need to self-monitor to ensure the safety of the inhabitants. What measurements are needed and how can that information be presented to astronauts in a helpful way? These questions (and others) can be taken in many directions, all centered around how humans can better interact with their "smart home".
Self-driving Cars on Mars
Self-driving systems have undergone dramatic development in the last decade; this development represents advancements in many fields, both software (computer vision and machine learning) and hardware (sensor systems). How might these technological advancements be applied to exploration on other planets? Research needs to be done to identify relevant technologies on Earth and how they can be applied to extraterrestrial navigation.