Daniel M. Lofaro Ph.D

George Mason University
Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept.
4400 University Drive, MSN 1G5
Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
1-703-993-5459
dlofaro@gmu.edu
dan@danlofaro.com

Daniel M. Lofaro

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Daniel M. Lofaro is an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at George Mason University. He is the director of Lofaro Labs Robotics and the Drones and Autonomous Systems Lab @George Mason University (DASL@GMU). An NSF-EAPSI and ONR-SFRP Fellow, he received his doctorate from the ECE Department at Drexel University in 2013. From 2012-2013 he was the Research Lead of the DARPA Robotic Challenge team DRC-Hubo. His research interests include Complex Control Systems and Robotics with most recent ventures relating to Robot Design and Cloud Robotics. Daniel's dissertation title is Unified Algorithmic Framework for High Degree of Freedom Complex Systems and Humanoid Robots. Recent achievements include:

  • U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)- NCARAI - Affiliate Faculty, 2017 - Present
  • Grant: National Science Foundation (NSF) - Doctoral Consortium at the 2017 IEEE/RSJ IROS, 2017
  • Grant: Amazon Inc. - Autonomous Robotic Manipulation and Stowing System for Warhorse Settings, 2017
  • Grant: IEEE - SIGHT Project-Smart Hive, 2017
  • Office of Naval Research - Summer Faculty Research Program (ONR-SFRP) Recipient, 2016
  • Office of Naval Research - Summer Faculty Research Program (ONR-SFRP) Recipient, 2015
  • DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC): Team DRC-Hubo Research Lead, 2013
  • Doctoral recipient, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Drexel University, 2013
  • Dissertation title:Unified Algorithmic Framework for High Degree of Freedom Complex Systems and Humanoid Robots
  • Designed Hubo to Throw First Pitch at Major League Baseball Game, 2012
  • NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Honorable Mention, 2009
  • NSF-East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellow, 2008
  • Lester Kraus Award, 2008
  • Dean’s Fellowship, 2008
  • Honors College - Graduated Honors with Distinction, 2008
  • Drexel University, Cum Laude, BS/MS, 2008


 
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