Faculty

NIFTI’s research team involves faculty from Case Western Reserve University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Colorado Boulder, the University of Maryland, and the University of Washington.  Additional partners of our NIFTI faculty include researchers at Imperial College, University of Bristol, University of Sussex and Oxford University in the U.K.,  Lund University in Sweden, and the US Air Force Research Laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base.

Case Western Reserve University

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Name


Department


Research area

Jessica Fox, Case Western Reserve University, NIFTI Faculty



Biology


Sensory integration in fly flight

Mark Willis, Case Western Reserve University, NIFTI Faculty



Biology


Odor tracking in animals, modeling, robots


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Johns Hopkins University

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Name


Department


Research area

Cynthia Moss, Johns Hopkins University, NIFTI Faculty



Psychological and Brain Sciences


Multisensory integration guiding behavioral decision processes and flight control

Susanne Sterbing-D'Angelo, Johns Hopkins University, NIFTI Faculty



Psychological and Brain Sciences


Sensorimotor specializations for complex flight behaviors in animals


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University of Colorado Boulder

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Name


Department


Research area

Sean Humbert, University of Colorado Boulder, NIFTI Faculty



Mechanical Engineering


Dynamics, control, and estimation theory with bio-inspired sensing and locomotion


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University of Maryland

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Name


Department


Research area

Pamela Abshire, University of Maryland, NIFTI Faculty



Electrical and Computer Engineering


Tradeoffs between performance and resources in natural and engineered systems

Sarah Bergbreiter, University of Maryland, NIFTI Faculty



Mechanical Engineering


Engineering robotics down to sub-millimeter sizes

Timmer Horiuchi, University of Maryland, NIFTI Faculty



Electrical and Computer Engineering


Neuromorphic analog VLSI design, sensorimotor neural computation, robotics


Nuno Martins, University of Maryland, NIFTI Faculty



Electrical and Computer Engineering


Control theory, estimation, information theory

Susanne Sterbing-D'Angelo, University of Maryland, NIFTI Faculty



Institute for Systems Research


Sensorimotor specializations for complex flight behaviors in animals

Miao Yu, University of Maryland, NIFTI Faculty



Mechanical Engineering


Bio-inspired systems, sensors and actuators, micro/nano systems


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University of Washington

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Name


Department


Research area

Bing Brunton, University of Washington, NIFTI Faculty



Biology


Data-driven, low-dimensional dynamic models of neuronal networks

Steve Brunton, University of Washington, NIFTI Faculty



Mechanical Engineering


Dimensionality reduction, sparse sensing, fluid dynamics, machine learning

Sam Burden, University of Washington, NIFTI Faculty



Electrical Engineering


Predictive dynamical models for sensorimotor control

Tom Daniel, University of Washington, NIFTI Faculty



Biology


Sensorimotor integration and flight control

Sawyer Fuller, University of Washington, NIFTI Faculty



Mechanical Engineering


Insect-sized robotics, flight control in insects, millimeter-scale fabrication

Kristi Morgansen, University of Washington, NIFTI Faculty



Aeronautics & Astronautics


Bioinspired nonlinear control, sensing, and estimation

Matt Reynolds, University of Washington, NIFTI Faculty



Electrical Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering


Wireless power transfer, ultra-low-power communication, and biological applications

Jeff Riffell, University of Washington, NIFTI Faculty



Biology


Neuroecology and chemosensation


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