LCSR Kudos

Muyinatu Bell

Alycen Wiacek

  • Wins Whiting School of Engineering Research Trainee Award

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

Mathias Unberath

  • BVM 2018 Award for his Dissertation, awarded by the German Society for Medical Image Processing
  • STAEDTLER Award for his Dissertation, awarded by the STAEDTLER Foundation
  • MICCAI Commended Reviewer
  • NIH MICCAI Travel Award

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