LCSR Achievements

Russ Taylor

  • Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Mathias Unberath

  • Awarded NIH NIBIB R21 Trailblazer titled “Task-aware and autonomous robotic C-arm servoing for fluoroscopy-guided interventions”
  • Group won Kaggle COVID-19 Dataset Award for our work described in
    Killeen, B.D., Wu, J.Y., Shah, K., Zapaishchykova, A., Nikutta, P., Tamhane, A., Chakraborty, S., Wei, J., Gao, T., Thies, M. and Unberath, M., 2020. A County-level Dataset for Informing the United States’ Response to COVID-19. arXiv preprint arXiv:2004.00756.
  • NIH MICCAI Travel Award

Gregory Chirikjian

  • Received the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ 2019 Machine Design Award.

Ali Ebrahimi

  • Selected to receive a Link Foundation Fellowship in Modeling, Simulation, and Training

Noah Cowan and Ismail Uyanik

Muyinatu Bell

Simon Leonard

Neha Thomas

  • Awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study in Germany at the Max Planck Institute with Katherine Kuchenbecker

Sergio Machaca

  • Awarded an NSF GRFP Fellowship

Long Qian

  • Won the Audience Award (which is the only award given) for his project “Teleporting the Expert Surgeon into your OR” at the Medical Augmented Reality Summer School in Zurich, Switzerlan. The project video is here:

Chen Li

Terradynamics Lab

  • Best Student Paper Finalist(Ratan Othayoth), Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology Annual Conference, Division of Comparative Biomechanics, 2019
  • Robert George Gerstmyer Award(Zhiyi Ren), for outstanding undergraduate achievement, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University 2019

Gregory Hager

  • Named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery

  • Named a Fellow for the American Association for the Advancement of Science

ISMR Awards

  • Shahrir Sefati and co-authors won the best paper award.  The paper reference is: Sefati, S., Hegeman, R., Alambeigi, F., Iordachita, I. and Armand, M., 2018. FBG-Based Position Estimation of Highly Deformable Continuum Manipulators: Model-Dependent vs. Data-Driven Approaches. International Symposium on Medical Robotics (ISMR), Atlanta, Georgia, April 4-5, 2019.
  • Max Li and co-authors (from JHU and Hamlyn Centre) won the best poster paper  award.  The paper citation is: Li, M. Shahbazi, N. Patel, E. O. Sullivan, P. Chalasani, H. Zhang, K. Vyas, A. Deuget, P. L. Gehlbach, I. Iordachita, G.-Z. Yang, and R. H. Taylor, “An Image-Based Control Framework for Teleoperated Semi-Autonomous Retina Endomicroscopy Scanning”, inInt. Symposium of Medical Robotics (ISMR), Atlanta, Georgia, April 4-5, 2019.

Chien-Ming Huang

  • Gao, Y., & Huang, C. M. (2019). PATI: a projection-based augmented table-top interface for robot programming. In Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (pp. 345-355). ACM.

Long Qian

  • Runner Up for the Best Paper Award at Hamlyn Symposium on DVRK-XR

Terradynamics Lab

Chien-Ming Huang

  • Scassellati, B., Boccanfuso, L.*, Huang, C.-M.*, Mademtzi, M.*, Qin, M.*, Salomons, N.*, Ventola, P., and Shic, F. (2018). Improving Social Skills in Children with ASD Using a Long-Term, In-Home Social Robot. Science Robotics. *These authors have equal contribution.
  • Ramachandran, A., Huang, C. M., & Scassellati, B. (2019). Toward Effective Robot–Child Tutoring: Internal Motivation, Behavioral Intervention, and Learning Outcomes. ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS)9(1), 2.


  • I. Uyanik, S. A. Stamper, N. J. Cowan, and E. S. Fortune, “Sensory Cues Modulate Smooth Pursuit and Active Sensing Movements,” Front Behav Neurosci, vol. 13, iss. 59, 2019.
  • R. P. Jayakumar, M. S. Madhav, F. Savelli, H. T. Blair, N. J. Cowan, and J. J. Knierim, “Recalibration of path integration in hippocampal place cells,” Nature, 2019.


  • Wiacek A, Rindal OMH, Falomo E, Myers K, Fabrega-Foster K, Harvey S, Bell MAL, Robust Short-Lag Spatial Coherence Imaging of Breast Ultrasound Data: Initial Clinical Results, IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, 66(3):527-540, 2019

Noah Cowan

  • Research Grant, National Institutes of Health (1R01MH118926-01) “CRCNS Research Proposal: Collaborative Research: Dynamics of Gain Recalibration in the Hippocampal-Entorhinal Path Integration System.” $1.5M.  Collaborative project with Jim Knierim (PI)
  • Research Grant, National Institutes of Health (5R01NS102537-02) “A Control Theoretic Approach to Addressing Hippocampal Function.”  $2M. Collaborative project with Jim Knierim (Co-PI)
  • Research Grant, Army Research Office (ARO-MURI 72929-EG-MUR-01), “Science of Embodied Innovation, Learning and Control (PI: D. Koditschek).” $7.5M Collaborative project with University of Pennsylvania, UC Berkeley, and UIUC. $1M to JHU Co-PI’s Noah Cowan & Jim Knierim.
  • Research Grant, National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: Identifying Model-Based Motor Control Strategies to Enhance Human–Machine Interaction (PI: J. Freudenberg),” (NSF #1825931). $800K Collaborative project with University of Michigan. Johns Hopkins, and Kennedy Krieger Institute ($400K to JHU/KKI).
  • Research Grant, NSF (#1830893), “EFRI C3 SoRo: Programming Thermobiochemomechanical (TBCM) Multiplex Robot Gels PI: David Gracias; $2M Collaborative project with Co-PI”s Noah J. Cowan, Vicky Nguyen, Rebecca Schulman.

Jeeun Kang

  • Research Grant, Nurturing Next-generation Researcher Program, National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), South Korea, “Non-invasive, Real-time, Transcranial Photoacoustic Imaging of Electrophysiological Neural Activity In Vivo,” (2018R1A6A3A03011551).

Laboratory for Computational Sensing + Robotics