Distributed Autonomous Systems Laboratory

What if hundreds of robots and drones worked together to optimize your farm?
What if excavators and backhoes learned from the best operators and taught you new tricks?
What if thousands of drones and robots collaborated to reveal denied and concealed information?
These and other visions for a better tomorrow drive our research at the Distributed Autonomous Systems (DAS) Laboratory. We pursue research at the intersection of decision and control theory, machine learning, and robotics. Our goal is to enable the next generation of autonomous systems that operate reliably in stochastic time-varying and distributed settings. We are a highly motivated and dedicated group of interdisciplinary researchers focused on challenging the state of the art

Prof. Girish Chowdhary

Prof. Girish Chowdhary is the director of Distribulted Autonomous Systems Laboratory(DASLAB) and Associate Professor and Donald Biggar Willet Faculty Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He holds appointments with Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Coordinated Science Lab, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Computer Science and the Beckman Institute.

Prof. Chowdhary was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Oklahoma State University for three years prior to moving to UIUC. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Prof. Chowdhary has a Ph.D. degree from Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to coming to Georgia Tech, he spent three years working as a research engineer with the German Aerospace Center's (DLR) Institute for Flight Systems Technology in Braunschweig, Germany. He holds a BE with honors from RMIT university in Melbourne, Australia.

Prof. Chowdhary is the author of several peer reviewed publications spanning the area of adaptive control, fault tolerant control, autonomy and decision making, machine learning, vision and LIDAR based perception for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), and GPS denied navigation. He has been involved in the development of over 15 research unmanned aerial platforms.

Meet Our Team

Andres Eduardo Baquero Velsasquez, Ph.D.

University of São Paulo, Brazil

Aseem Vivek Borkar, Ph.D.

IIT Bombay, India

Wyatt McAllsiter, Ph.D.


Nolan Replogle, M.S.

Oklahoma State University, USA

Sri Theja Vuppala, M.S.

Oklahoma State University, USA

Joshua Whitman

Anwesa Choudhuri

M. Ugur Akcal

Mateus Valverde Gasparino

Jiarui Sun

Junzhe Wu

Corey Davidson

Garrett Thomas Gowan

Shivani Kamtikar

Bhavana Jain

Joshua Varghese

Sahil Modi

Hassan Kingravi, Ph.D.

Pindrop Security, USA

Hossein Mohomadipanah, Ph.D.

University of Wisconsin, USA

Maximilian Muehlegg, Ph.D.

Audi GMbH, Germany

Erkan Kayacan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, The University of Queensland, Australia

Zhongzhong Zhang, Ph.D.

Amazon, USA

Harshal Maske, Ph.D.

Ford Motor Company, USA

Denis Osipychev, Ph.D.

Boeing, USA

Girish Joshi, Ph.D.

MathWorks, USA

Karan Chawla, M.S.

Elroy Air, USA

Sathwik M. Tejaswi, M.S.

Schneider National, USA

Hunter Young, M.S.

Intelligent Automation Inc., USA

Beau Barber, M.S.


Jasvir Virdi, M.S.

Nexteer Automotive, USA

Aaron Havens, M.S.


Benjamin Thompson, B.S.

HCM Systems, USA

Volga Can Karakus, B.S.

EarthSense Inc., USA

Genevieve(Genny) Korn, B.S.

Micron Technology, USA

Billy Doherty, B.S.

EarthSense Inc., USA

Zhenwei(Selina) Wu, B.S.

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