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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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Lin was awarded the 2023-2024 Yee Fellowship!

Congratulations to Lin Song, our Ph.D. student, for being awarded the prestigious Yee Memorial Fund Fellowship! The Yee Memorial Fellowship is awarded to five engineering students at UIUC Grainger College of Engineering who are Chinese nationals for the 2023-24 academic year. The award includes a stipend over two semesters. Among other criteria, Yee Fellowship winners […]

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Congratulations! Naira named NAI Senior Member!

MechSE Professor Naira Hovakimyan’s success in patents, licensing, and commercialization has earned entry into the 2023 class of Senior Members of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Hovakimyan was recognized for producing “technologies that have brought, or aspire to bring, real impact on the welfare of society” and for her contributions to the innovation ecosystem at […]

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