Robotics and Autonomous Systems Faculty

Meet our faculty who build and control robots that move through land, water, and air to help people spot dangerous situations, evaluate structures, and help solve real-world problems.

  • Shaghayegh Bagheri wears a black cardigan and white blouse in her faculty profile for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

    Assistant Professor

    Research Interests: Additive Manufacturing, advanced materials, failure mechanics
  • Ali Beheshti wears a dark suit, blue tie, and glasses in his faculty profile for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

    Assistant Professor

    Research Interests: Additive Manufacturing, advanced materials, failure mechanics
  • K.C. Chang wears a dark sweater and glasses in his faculty profile for the Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research at Mason

    Professor

    Research Interests: Information fusion, Bayesian networks, distributed sensor networks, decision making under uncertainty, explainable AI
  • Paulo Costa wears a dark suit, striped tie, and glasses in his faculty profile for the Department of Cyber Security Engineering at Mason

    Associate Professor

    Research Interests: Defense systems, ontologies and information fusion, probabilistic reasoning
  • Pei Dong wears a mustard-yellow shirt, dark suit and glasses in her faculty profile for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

    Assistant Professor

    Research Interests: Sensors, micro/nano mechanics, soft robotics
  • Zuran Duric wears a dark gray suit and light blue shirt in his faculty profile for Mason's Computer Science department.

    Associate Professor Computer Science

    Research Interests: Haptics, computer vision, HRI
  • Behzad Esmaeili wears a dark suit and tie in his faculty profile for the Civil Engineering department at George Mason University

    Assistant Professor

    Research Interests: Robotics in construction, human-robot teaming, workplace monitoring
  • Celso Ferreira wears a light blue shirt in his faculty profile for the Civil Engineering department at George Mason University

    Associate Professor

    Research Interests: Underwater robotics, coastal mapping and resilience, water resources engineering
  • A headshot of research associate professor Michael Hieb

    Research Associate Professor, C4I Center, College of Engineering and Computing

    Michael Hieb is a research Associate Professor in the C4I center at George Mason University.
  • Wenying Ji wears a dark suit and tie in his faculty profile for the Civil Engineering department at George Mason University

    Assistant Professor

    Research Interests: NLP in human-robot collaboration, human-robot teaming