Daniel M. Lofaro Ph.D


Assistant Professor, George Mason University
Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept.
4400 University Drive, MSN 1G5
Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
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Affiliate Faculty and Research Scientis
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence (NCARAI)
Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research (LASR)

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dlofaro@gmu.edu
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Daniel M. Lofaro

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I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at George Mason University. I am also the director of the laboratory Lofaro Labs Robotics which is apart of the international laboratory group called the DASL Autonomous Systems Lab Group (DASL Group). Additionally, am a affiliate faculty at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in the Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence (NCARAI) within the Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research (LASR). An NSF-EAPSI and ONR-SFRP Fellow, I received my doctorate from the ECE Department at Drexel University in 2013 under the guidance of Dr. Paul Oh. I was the Research Lead of the DARPA Robotics Challenge team DRC-Hubo from 2012 to 2014. My research focus is in the overarching field of real-world robotics. Within this my research interests include Swarm Robotics, Emergent Behaviors, Robot Design, Real-World Human/Robot Interaction, Humanoid Robotics, Complex Control Systems, Secure Robotics, Cloud Robotics, Unique Musical Instrument Design, and Real-Time Systems. Research interests include Complex Control Systems and Robotics with most recent ventures relating to Robot Design and Cloud Robotics. Daniel's dissertation title is Unified Algorithmic Framework for High Degree of Freedom Complex Systems and Humanoid Robots. Recent achievements include:

  • Treasurer, IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots,IEEE-Humanoids 2019
  • Workshop Organizer, IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots,IEEE-Humanoids 2019
  • Lofaro Labs's Wiki reaches 2M+ hits, 2019
  • Workshop Organizer, IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots,IEEE-Humanoids 2018
  • Chair - Travel, IEEE-RAS International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems,IEEE-IROS 2017
  • Workshop Organizer, IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots,IEEE-Humanoids 2017
  • Chair - Video, IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots,IEEE-Humanoids 2016
  • DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC): Team DRC-Hubo Research Lead, 2013
  • Doctoral recipient, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Drexel University, 2013
  • Designed Hubo to Throw First Pitch at Major League Baseball Game, 2012
  • NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Honorable Mention, 2009
  • NSF-East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellow, 2008
  • Lester Kraus Award, 2008
  • Dean’s Fellowship, 2008
  • Honors College - Graduated Honors with Distinction, 2008
  • Drexel University, Cum Laude, BS/MS, 2008


 
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