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Director

Prof. Grace X. Gao

Assistant Professor
James and Anna Marie Spilker Faculty Fellow
Stanford University
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Department of Electrical Engineering (by courtesy)             
Director, Navigation and Autonomous Vehicles Laboratory (Stanford NAV Lab)
Co-lead, Robotics and Autonomous Systems Area, Stanford SystemX Alliance
Member, Stanford Center for AI Safety
​Member, Center for Automotive Research at Stanford       

Email: gracegao at stanford dot edu
Durand 268, 496 Lomita Mall, Stanford CA, 94305
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Postdocs

Sriramya Bhamidipati                                                         

Multi-sensor and multi-receiver positioning and timing for autonomous systems

  • Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2021

  • M.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017

  • B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 2015                                                                                

Akshay Shetty                                                                        

Safe path planning with sensing uncertainty using reachability analysis

  • Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2021

  • M.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017

  • B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 2014     

                                  

Ph.D. Students

Adam Dai                                                                                 

Provably safe trajectory planning under uncertainty

  • Ph.D. candidate, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

  • B.S. Electrical Engineering with minor in Computer Science, California Institute of Technology, 2019                            

Shubh Gupta

Risk assessment in navigation and localization

  • Ph.D. candidate, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

  • B.S. Electrical Engineering with minor in Computer Science, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 2018   

Keidai Iiyama                                                                               

Navigation for the Moon

  • Ph.D. student, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University

  • M.E. Aeronautics and Astronautics, The University of Tokyo, 2021

  • B.E. Aeronautics and Astronautics, The University of Tokyo, 2019       

Derek Knowles 

Multi-robot collaborative positioning and navigation

  • Ph.D. candidate, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University, 2019   

Ashwin Kanhere

Safe sensor fusion of LiDAR, vision and GNSS

  • Ph.D. candidate, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University

  • M.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019

  • B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 2017   

Tara Mina       

GNSS signal design and security using AI and machine learning

  • Ph.D. candidate, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

  • M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019

  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, Iowa State University, 2017           

Adyasha Mohanty

High integrity multi-sensor perception and localization

  • Ph.D. candidate, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University

  • M.S. Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 2021

  • B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019     

Daniel Neamati

Urban GNSS-based navigation using environmental features

  • Ph.D. student, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, minor in Planetary Science, California Institute of Technology, 2021   

Alana Sanchez

Lunar navigation satellite system                                                                

  • Ph.D. student, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University

  • B.S. Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2021 

Asta Wu

GNSS-based relative localization for tandem drifting cars                                           

  • PhD. candidate, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering; Minor Computer Science, California Institute of Technology, 2020           

Alan Yang

GNSS code design using AI and machine learning

  • Ph.D. student, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020
  • B.S. Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018 
                                  

M.S. Students

Timmy Hussain

  • M.S. student, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University
  • B.S. Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020                                                

Torstein Eliassen

  • M.S. student, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • B.S. Cybernetics and Robotics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 2021           

Greg Lund

  • M.S. student, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science; Minor Applied Math, University of Colorado Boulder, 2021  

Cole Maxwell

  • M.S. student, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering,  Stanford University, 2022 

Nikhil Raghuraman

  • M.S. student, Computer Science, Stanford University

  • B.S. Computer Science, Stanford University, 2022   

Matthew Tan

  • M.S. student, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University

  • B.S. Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 2022   

                                  

Undergraduate Students

Mary Cooper 

  • B.S. student, Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Computer Science, Stanford University                                               

Zachary Witzel  

  • B.S. student, Computer Science, Stanford University 

                                  

Administrative Staff

Dana Parga       

  • Everyone's favorite go-to person to keep the lab running                                                                                                            

Alumni

Postdoc

Liang Heng, and Shreyas Kousik

Graduate students

Skye Vandeleest, Shivam Soni, Craig Babiarz, Shubhendra Chauhan, Derek Chen, Daniel Chou, Arthur Chu, Edgar Chung, Bradley Cage Collicott, Cara Kataria, Athindran Ramesh Kumar, Andy Lai, Enyu Luo, Yuting Ng, Marco Nunez, Matthew Peretic, Pulkit Rustagi, Siddharth Tanwar, Alexandros Tzikas, Ridvan Yesiloglu, Rémy Zawislak, and Victor Zhang

Undergraduate students

Mary Cooper, Siddhartha Jagannath, Alexandra Bacula, Oliver Cai, Katherine Carroll, Gilbert Cheng, Isaiah Colobong, Annie Fang, Emilio Garcia, Evan Hedding, Howy Ho, Isabella Juarez, Dan Jia, Zheng Lee, Anna Mattinger, Xuan Hao Ong, Colton Plahn, John Pobega, Justin Song, Evan Chen, Heling Zhang, Raimon Roglans, Niklas Perujo, Connor Madell, Saym Imtiaz, Karolina Koziarski, David Stier, and Cayla Withers