Faculty

Aaron Becker
Dr. Aaron Becker
Assistant Professor
Office Location: N338 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-6671 | Fax: 713-743-4444
Email: atbecker [at] uh [dot] edu

Education: 

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Awards & Honors: 

Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 2013-2014
Best Paper Award: IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Chicago, Illinois, USA, September 17, 2014
Finalist, Best Paper Award, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Tokyo, Japan, November 6, 2013
Best Application Paper, The 10th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots and Ambient Intelligence (URAI 2013), Jeju, Korea, October 31, 2013
Best Graduate Poster (third prize), Rice University ECE Affiliates Day, Houston, Texas, April 2, 2013
Best Poster, Workshop on Magnetically Actuated Multiscale Medical Robots, October 12, 2012
NSF funded IROS Travel Award, 2012
ITI Summer Undergraduate Mentor travel grant, 2012
NIST travel grant, 2012
Georgia Tech's summer school on Cyber Physical Systems Scholarship, 2011
Illinois Space Grant Fellowship, 2010-2011
Henderson Fellowship, 2006
National Merit Scholar, 2001-2005
2008 (spring) List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (ECE486: Control Systems), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008
2007 (fall) List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, Ranked Outstanding (ECE486: Control Systems), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007
2007 (spring) List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (ECE486: Control Systems), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007
2006 (fall) List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (ECE190: Intro to Computing Systems), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006
Graduate Teaching Certificate, 2007

Research Interests: 

Swarm Robotics: distributed robotics, human-swarm interaction, medical robotics, and motion planning. See introductory videos at www.youtube.com/aabecker5.

Broadly speaking, our lab solves problems by using many robots.  Our ‘robots’ range from complex modern humanoid robots to extremely simple particles steered by broadcast signals such as the magnetic field of an MRI scanner or a gravitational field.