Kia Cooperative Systems Lab (KCS-lab)

Current members


Principal Investigator
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Solmaz Kia, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dept.


Graduate Student Researchers
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Yi-Fan Chung (winter 2017-present)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dept.

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Hossein Moradian (fall 2016-present)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dept.

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Navid Rezazadeh (summer 2016-present)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dept.

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Reza Asadi (2015-present, joint Prof. Amelia Regan)
Computer Science Dept.

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Jianan Zhu (2016-present)
Mechanical and Aerospace Eng. Dept.

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Pan Wang (Jan. 2016-present)
Mechanical and Aerospace Dept.

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Xiaogang Ni (2015-present)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dept.



Undergraduate Student Researchers
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David Gogokhiya
Computer Science Dept. (June 2016-present)
2016 UCI SURF-IoT Fellow
Project: Robotic testbed development for cooperative localization for mobile robotic teams

Office: 3112 Engineering Gateway

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Alex (Dongheng) Jing
Mechanical and Aerospace Eng. Dept. (Apr. 2016-present)
UCI 2016 SURF Fellow
Project (Founded by UCI UROP): Localization System via single kinematic FFID Reader,

Office: 3112 Engineering Gateway

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Alex (Yiming) Liu
Computer Science Dept. (Apr. 2016-present)

Office: 3112 Engineering Gateway

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Antonio Estrada-Zaragoza
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Nov. 2015-present)

Office: 3112 Engineering Gateway

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Kourosh Hedayatie
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineerng Dept. (Jan. 2015-present)

Office: 3112 Engineering Gateway

Visiting scholars

  • Mahboobeh Zarei (Ph.D. student, Sharif University of Technology, Jan. 2016-Jul. 2016)
  • Collaborators (current and former)

    • Prof. Faryar Jabbari, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dept., UCI
      • M. Sadeghi Reineh (Ph.D. student, fall 2014-present, joint project w. Prof. Jabbari on anti-windup design for LTI systems)
    • Prof. Eli Bozorgzadeh, Computer Science Department, UCI
      • S. A. Razavi Majomard (Ph.D. student, fall 2015-present, joint project w. Prof. Bozorgzadeh on energy efficient decentralized Uncented Kalamn filter for cooperative localization for mobile agents)
    • Prof. Sonia Martinez, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dept., UCSD
    • Prof. Jorge Cortes, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dept., UCSD

    Former students

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    Vu Hoang Dinh (2014-2015)
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dept.
    M.Sc. project: decentralized cooperative localization for mobile robots
    Now with NAVSEA

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    Marc-Arnold Haupt Giro, Graduate Balsells Fellow (2014- september 2015)
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dept.
    M.Sc. project: Target localization in a priori inaccessible environments using RFID mobile sensors

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    Minhoh Han
    Mathematics Department, UCI (Aug. 2014-March 2015)
    Undergraduate researcher: RFID reader API integration in ROS, robotic lab
    Now a graduate student in Pepperdine University

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    Michael Kiiru (2014-Sept. 2015)
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dept.
    MS project student
    Now with Kitty Hawk



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    Michael M. Ishimoto
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering(Jan. 2015-Jun. 2016)



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    Ji Yeon Kim
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering (Apr. 2015-Jun. 2016)



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    Kyle Bendickson
    Department of Computer Science (Jun. 2015- Dec. 2015)



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    Kehmena J. Ockiya
    Department of Computer Science, UCI (Jan. 2015-June 2015)
    Undergraduate researcher: ROS platform setup, robotic lab

    Group Pics

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