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 faculty or staff researchers for special achievements in translational research, such as entrepreneurial activities related to research outcomes, technology transfer of research through licensing of intellectual property, and research leading directly to products/outcomes with notable […]

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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 and contributions to the profession. She was nominated by her MechSE colleague, Professor Joseph Bentsman. Fellows represent just 5 percent of ASME’s membership. The details can be checked here.

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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 study, “SLES: Guaranteed Tubes for Safe Learning across Autonomy Architectures,” is a collaboration with Shenlong Wang from UIUC’s Department of Computer Science and electrical engineering professor Xiaofeng Wang at the University of South Carolina. The latter Wang is […]

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MechSE Magazine Summer 2023

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 safely and securely fly humans in urban areas. Ideally, one should be able to continue living in their affordable house in Urbana-Champaign, have a fancy dinner in Chicago and maybe […]

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