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MechSE Professor Naira Hovakimyan is this year’s recipient of The Grainger College of Engineering’s Award for Excellence in Translational Research. The award honors faculty or staff researchers for ...
Congratulations to Lin! He defended his Ph.D. final exam successfully!
Congratulations to John Bullock, our Ph.D. student, for being awarded the ECE Distinguished Research Fellowship!
Congratulations to Jing! He defended his Ph.D. final exam successfully!
MechSE Professor Naira Hovakimyan was named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The distinction recognizes Hovakimyan’s exceptional engineering achievements and contributions to the profession. ...
Congratulations to Neng! He defended his Ph.D. final exam successfully! Here is the final defense recording. The link to the video is here.
Grainger Engineering Professor Naira Hovakimyan is leading a new study that seeks to develop safe learning architecture for autonomous systems. Her NSF-funded study, “SLES: Guaranteed Tubes for ...
We are focused on the verification and validation tools and frameworks for the L1 adaptive controller, augmented with robust perception and learning-enabled components, that can ...
Mechanical engineering graduate student Minkyung Kim has been selected to attend the 2023 Hyundai Vision Conference. The detail can be checked here.
Congratulations to Naira for winning the Outstanding Advisor Award! https://mechse.illinois.edu/news/55496
Naira Hovakimyan
Director of AVIATE Center
W. Grafton and Lillian B. Wilkins Professor
nhovakim@illinois.edu
Mechanical Science and Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Congratulations! Hovakimyan recognized for translational research impacting society

Congratulations! Hovakimyan recognized for translational research impacting society

MechSE Professor Naira Hovakimyan is this year’s recipient of The Grainger College of Engineering’s Award for Excellence in Translational Research. The award honors…

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Congrats! Lin Song defended his thesis successfully!

Congrats! Lin Song defended his thesis successfully!

Congratulations to Lin! He defended his Ph.D. final exam successfully!

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John was awarded the ECE Distinguished Research Fellowship!

John was awarded the ECE Distinguished Research Fellowship!

Congratulations to John Bullock, our Ph.D. student, for being awarded the ECE Distinguished Research Fellowship!

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Congratulations! Jing Wu defended his thesis successfully!

Congratulations! Jing Wu defended his thesis successfully!

Congratulations to Jing! He defended his Ph.D. final exam successfully!

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Congratulations! Naira named ASME Fellow!

Congratulations! Naira named ASME Fellow!

MechSE Professor Naira Hovakimyan was named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The distinction recognizes Hovakimyan’s exceptional engineering achievements…

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Congratulations! Neng Wan defended his thesis successfully!

Congratulations! Neng Wan defended his thesis successfully!

Congratulations to Neng! He defended his Ph.D. final exam successfully! Here is the final defense recording. The link to the…

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Researchers debut new study for safe learning-enabled systems

Researchers debut new study for safe learning-enabled systems

Grainger Engineering Professor Naira Hovakimyan is leading a new study that seeks to develop safe learning architecture for autonomous systems. Her NSF-funded…

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MechSE Magazine Summer 2023

MechSE Magazine Summer 2023

We are focused on the verification and validation tools and frameworks for the L1 adaptive controller, augmented with robust perception…

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Kim recruited to attend Hyundai Vision Conference

Kim recruited to attend Hyundai Vision Conference

Mechanical engineering graduate student Minkyung Kim has been selected to attend the 2023 Hyundai Vision Conference. The detail can be…

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Naira wins the Outstanding Advisor Award

Naira wins the Outstanding Advisor Award

Congratulations to Naira for winning the Outstanding Advisor Award! https://mechse.illinois.edu/news/55496

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