Opportunities for Visitors

Visiting Researchers

Visiting Faculty and Senior Personnel

I've hosted several summer faculty and senior visitors over the years, including:
  1. Karl Branting (MITRE), then with U. Wyoming (FY95)
  2. Francesco Ricci (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano), then with IRST (Trento, Italy) (FY97)
  3. Kalyan Gupta, Knexus Research Corporation (FY01-FY09)
  4. Bruce McLaren, CMU (FY03)
  5. Joshua Summers, Clemson U. (FY03)
  6. Kurt Fenstermacher (Bridgewater Associates), then with U. Arizona (FY04)
  7. Sankar Pal, ISI (Kolkata, India) (FY04)
  8. Luke McDowell, USNA (FY07-12)
  9. Gita Sukthankar, U. Central Florida (FY08)
  10. Edgardo Oliveros, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico (FY11)
  11. Brendan Morris, UNLV (FY12)
  12. Briana Wellman, University of District of Columbia (FY14)
  13. Sambit Bhattacharya, Fayette State University (FY14-16, FY18)
  14. Dongkyu Choi, University of Kansas (FY16-17)
  15. Ed Kim, Villanova University (FY18)
  16. Jamie Macbeth, Fairfield University (FY18)
In some cases, special arrangements were made with the visitor's institution. However, the ONR/ASEE Program provides opportunities as well, which were arranged for the visits by Karl, Josh, Kurt, Gita, Brendan, Sambit, and Dongkyu, among others. Please see here for more information (e.g., on the ONR/ASEE Program). Applications are usually due in early December.

Post-Doctoral Researchers

I especially enjoy working with talented post-doctoral researchers, and have had the pleasure to work with the following outstanding post-docs:
  1. Hector Munoz-Avila, Lehigh U. (FY99-01; thru UMd)
  2. Rosina Weber, Drexel U. (FY00-01; thru UWy)
  3. Bill Murdock, IBM (FY01-03; NRC)
  4. Matthew Klenk, PARC (FY09-FY11, NRC)
  5. David Uthus, Google (FY10-FY13; NRC)
  6. Marc Pickett, Google (FY12-FY14; NRC)
  7. Hakan Boyraz, Amazon Research (FY14; NRC)
  8. Swaroop Vattam, MIT Lincoln Labs (FY14-FY16; NRC)
  9. Ron Alford, MITRE (FY14-FY16; ASEE)
  10. Mak Roberts, NRL (FY14-FY17; NRC)
  11. Ben Johnson, Honeywell (FY15-FY17; NRC)
  12. Alexandra Coman, Capital One (FY16-FY17; NRC)
  13. Dustin Dannenhauer (FY17-; NRC)
Information on the two programs for which we currently hire post-docs can be found here. This includes our most-frequently-used vehicle, which is the NRC (Post-Doctoral) Research Associateship, whose deadlines are Feb 1, May 1, and Aug 1. If this opportunity interests you and you qualify, please contact me to discuss this!!

Please note that, due to my time constraints, our collaborations usually must be tied to our funded projects.


This applies to PhD candidates as well as students pursuing their Master's, Bachelor's (i.e., summer or co-ops), or even high school degrees. We've hosted many from each category over the years. Recent visitors with our group have included:

For information on all student programs, please see here. Some of the ones that we've used recently for graduate and undergraduate students include:

NREIP is our favorite program for summer student visitors, but please note its application deadline is often quite early (late October or early November!). Also, we have enjoyed hosting high school students for summer visits through the Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP).

For more information, please see the following links or contact me.

Last updated: 21 March 2018