Nisar Ahmed
Associate Professor • Smead Faculty Fellow
Aerospace Engineering Sciences

Research interests: human-autonomy/machine interaction; probabilistic machine learning and artificial intelligence; decentralized sensor fusion and state estimation. Applications: ground/air/underwater robotics; roboticspace exploration; surveillance/reconnaissance; dynamic search, localization, cooperative navigation and tracking 

Nisar Ahmed directs the Cooperative Human-Robot Intelligence (COHRINT) Lab. He received his B.S. in Engineering from Cooper Union in 2006, his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in 2012 through an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, and he was a postdoctoral research associate in the Cornell Autonomous Systems Lab from 2012 to 2014. He was awarded the 2011 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference Best Paper Award; an ASEE Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship in 2014; and the 2018 Aerospace Control and Guidance Systems Committee (ACGSC) Dave Ward Memorial Lecture Award. His work has been supported by the Army, Air Force, DARPA, Navy, NASA, Space Force, and multiple industry sponsors. He has organized several international workshops and symposia on autonomous robotics, sensor fusion, and human-machine interaction. He is a Member of the IEEE and the AIAA Intelligent Systems Technical Committee, and he is the CU Site Director of the NSF IUCRC Center for Aerial Autonomy, Mobility, and Sensing (CAAMS).