U-M’s Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) enters partnership with one of the nation’s most innovative research & technology firms, Navatek LLC, to advance research in the area of data-model fusion for future naval platform design and operation.
Navatek opens Ann Arbor office, partners with U-M to conduct naval research for data-model fusion
Maani Ghaffari Jadidi joins NAME faculty as Assistant Professor with joint Robotics appointment
EXPERTS: The department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering is pleased to welcome Maani Ghaffari Jadidi as Assistant Professor with a joint appointment with the Robotics Institute. Ghaffari received his Ph.D. degree from the Centre for Autonomous Systems (CAS), University of Technology Sydney, in 2017. He was previously an Assistant Research Scientist at the U-M […]
MIDCE Catalyst Grant awarded to Yulin Pan for Ocean Wave Forecast project
EXPERTS: Assistant Professor Yulin Pan has been awarded a MIDCE Catalyst Grant for his Ocean Wave Forecast project. The Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery & Engineering (MICDE) Catalyst Grants fund innovative research projects in computational science that combine elements of mathematics, computer science, and cyberinfrastructure. Researcher Yulin Pan (Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering) was awarded […]
Visintainer of Ford Motor named 2019 NAME Alumni Merit Awardee
Randal (Randy) Visintainer has been named the 2019 Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Alumni Department Merit Awardee. Randy Visintainer a 1986 NAME graduate and currently serves as Chief Technical Officer for Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC at Ford Motor Company where he leads a global team responsible for driving autonomous vehicle research and development. Visintainer was […]
Katherine Skinner joins NAME department as Assistant Professor
EXPERTS: Katherine Skinner has accepted the offer of Assistant Professor and will join the faculty in September of 2021. Katherine Skinner received a B.S.E. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with a Certificate in Applications of Computing from Princeton University in 2014, an M.S. in Robotics from the University of Michigan in 2016, and a PhD […]
Teaching self-driving cars to predict pedestrian movement
Data gleaned from cameras and sensors increases predictive accuracy.
RobotX: UM Team prepares autonomous boat for competition in Hawaii
Without human intervention or remote control assistance, 19 teams from 6 countries will meet this December to compete in the Maritime RobotX Challenge.
Historic Marine Hydrodynamic Lab gets makeover and new name
EXPERTS: The 112-year-old “tow tank” in West Hall recently got a fresh face and a new name through a renovation project ending this month. Renovations focused on making its workspaces more open, flexible and collaborative, and on creating a space that’s more engaged with the campus around it. The facility also has a new name: […]
Swim with the robots, U-M on the Great Lakes
With a customized Iver 3 underwater drone, the Deep Robotic Optical Perception (DROP) Lab have a new set of underwater eyes that provide a window into the health of the world’s lakes and oceans.