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AMP Weekend September 21 – 22, 2018

Thursday, September 20

8:00 – 10:00 pm On-Site Study Session (optional)
Britton Vermaaten, Chang Xu, & Heitor Arakawa, Graduate Teaching Assistants
Darden Classroom 160

Friday, September 21

Continental breakfast available outside Darden Classroom 160

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Class

APMA 6430 Statistics for Engineers and Scientists
Professor Benjamin Lobo
Britton Vermaaten, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Darden Classroom 160

12:00 pm Buffet lunch in the Abbott Center Dining Room

6:00 – 7:00 pm Dinner in the Abbott Center Dining Room

7:00 – 8:15 pm Seminar on Robotics with Professor Nicola Bezzo
Darden Classroom 160

Nicola Bezzo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Systems and Information Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia. He earned both his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering summa cum laude from Politecnico di Milano in Italy. His Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering is from the University of New Mexico, where he focused on the development of theories for motion planning of aerial and ground robotic systems under communication constraints. Prior to joining UVa in January 2016, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the PRECISE Center, in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) where he worked on topics related to robotics and cyber-physical systems security.

Nicola was the recipient of the 2010 Gold Medal from the Politecnico School of Engineering and the 2011 Best Graduate Student Service Award from the University of New Mexico. He has received the 2016 Robotics and Automation Magazine Best Paper Award and the Best Paper Award at the 2014 CPSWeek International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems.

Professor Bezzo’s research “focuses on increasing autonomy, resiliency, and security of mobile robotic systems and cyber-physical systems.” You can read about one of his projects, using robots to laser scan and map the historic Crozet tunnel, in this UVA Today article from last January. See more about UVA’s Autonomous Mobile Robots Lab on Prof. Bezzo’s webpage.

Saturday, September 22

7:00 am Breakfast in the Abbott Center Dining Room

8:00 am – 4:00 pm Class

SYS 6064 Applied Human Factors Engineering
Professor Gregory Gerling
Chang Xu, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Darden Classroom 160
Learning Team Rooms 151 – 158

12:00 pm Buffet lunch in the Abbott Center Dining Room