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December 19, 2018
Congratulations to Michael Haoyu Niu for winning the BIGIDEAS pre-proposal! The reviewers' remarks are extremely encouraging - our creative idea is shining! Past winners on behalf of UC Merced are listed here: https://bigideascontest.org/contests/uc-merced/  all from MESA Lab...
December 19, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Terry Tiebiao Zhao for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation! Congratulations Dr. Zhao! "REMOTE SENSING OF WATER STRESS IN ALMOND TREES USING UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES" - Well done! Thank you for pushing the knowledge boundary on low-cost small UAS based...
December 19, 2018
Professor Chen is listed in 2018 HCR (highly cited researchers list) It is fun to see the list but I confess: I never tried to squeeze in this HCR list. It's simply a byproduct of our original research efforts over the past years. Thanks to the big data era that tells. ...
October 25, 2018
Drones: Technology, Policy, and Society A joint Honeywell and CITRIS and the Banatao Institute sponsored conference at UC Berkeley Conference Chairs-Professor Claire Tomlin (UC Berkeley) and Sudip Mukhopadhyay (Honeywell Fellow) Thursday, October 18, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm PT Banatao...
October 25, 2018
I have a long history hobby of collecting optimization codes/programs since 1985 when I took "Numerical Algorithms" from my then MSc thesis mentor, Professor Zaikang Qi, at Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), all in English!! I soon realized the difference between static...
October 25, 2018
Congratulations to Derek Hollenbeck for winning NSF NRT extended fellowship for Spring 2019 and Summer 2019. Derek was the recipient of NSF NRT Fellowship for Fall 2017, Spring 2018 and Summer 2018. More information can be found at www.nrt-ias.org  Last updated 10/25/2018.
October 25, 2018
$4M USDA NIFA SCRI grant involves MESA Lab crop phenotyping work using both remote sensing and proximate sensing! The PI is UC ANR Kearny Dr. Andreas Westphal, Assistant Nematologist, Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Project title is "Putting phenotypic and genotypic...
September 11, 2018
With great pleasure, MESA Lab welcome the following new exchange Ph.D. students and visiting scholars for Fall 2018: Mr. Panpan Gu, South China University of Technology, Ph.D. candidate. (9/2018 - 9/2020) Ms. Lihong Guo, Jilin University, Ph.D. candidate. (9/2018 - 9/2020) Ms. Tian Feng,...
September 11, 2018
http://www.uasconferences.com/organization.php The 2019 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS'19, will be held on June 11-14, in the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center which is situated in a supreme location in the heart of Atlanta. June 11 will be a...
September 11, 2018
Prof. Chen serves as NoDy Topical Associate Editor and Nodycon 2019 International Advisory Committee https://www.springer.com/engineering/mechanics/journal/11071?detailsPage=editorialBoard to handle most fractional order dynamics, systems and controls papers submitted to Nonlinear Dynamics...

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