People


Faculty

Zhenyu Gan

Assistant Professor

Dr. Gan’s general research interests lie at the intersection of robotics and nonlinear dynamics. He enjoys studying systems with interesting dynamical behavior and applying the resulting knowledge to robotic systems such as legged robots and robotic exoskeletons.


PhD Students

Yasser Gurmallah A Alqaham

Yasser Alqaham is second-year Ph.D. Candidate. He has an academic background in dynamics and control, and mechanical design. He is interested in legged robotics, gait analysis, and trajectory optimization.  

Jing Cheng

Jing Cheng is a second-year Ph.D. Candidate working on research related to gait analysis of quadrupedal or bipedal animals, studying the energetical optimal motions of legged robots to achieve more robust and natural motions.

Jiayu Ding

Jiayu Ding is a first-year Ph.D. student. His research is related to analyzing the underlying dynamics of animal locomotion and building theoretical models for legged systems.


Master Students

Deze Liu

Deze Liu is a second-year master’s student in Mechanical Engineering at Syracuse University. He is interested in the programming of legged robots.

Haben Tekie Gebrekidan

Haben Tekie Gebrekidan first-year master’s student in Electrical Engineering at Syracuse University. She is  interested in Simultaneous localization and Mapping (SLAM), Auto-navigation and Control of mobile robots.

Shan Chai

Shan Chai is a second-year master’s student in Computer Science at Syracuse University. He is interested in Simultaneous localization and Mapping (SLAM), Auto-navigation and Control of mobile robots.

Ayush Saxena

Ayush is a second year Master’s student in Computer Engineering at Syracuse University. His research interests lies in developing smart bots that can adopt and learn autonomously using Sensor Fusion, SLAM, and Computer Vision.


Undergraduate Students

Shane M Sefranksy

Shane Sefransky is a third-year Mechanical Engineering student at Syracuse University. He has an interest in robotics and offroading, developed during his participation in high school VEX robotics and as the President of Cuse Baja, Syracuse University’s offroad car building team.

Ruohan Xu

Ruohan Xu is a second-year student in Mechanical Engineering at Syracuse University. He is the Vice President of the Orange Robotics Club at Syracuse University since 2019 and the recipient of the 2020 Syracuse University Office of Student Living Resident of the Year & Student Leader Award.

Jeremy Rosh

Jeremy Rosh is a fourth year Mechanical Engineering student at Syracuse University. He is interested in the different gait patterns of quadrupedal animals along with the hardware and software of robotics.


Alumni

Jiayu Yang

Jiayu Yang is working full time as a application Engineer at IPG Automotive in Beijing, China.

Andreea Cristina Merloiu

Andreea Merloiu is now a clinical specialist working at Brain lab in San Francisco, California. 

Junxiao Zhao

Zheng Tang

Jingyi He

Deze Liu

Deze Liu is currently a Ph.D. student at Rutgers University.