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February 7, 2017
Congratulations to MESA LAB Ph.D. students Guoxiang Zhang and Derek Hollenbeck, and undergraduate researcher Moataz Dahabra for travel awards to IEEE RAS Winter School at UNLV and attending CES2017 (http://www.ces.tech/) from Jan. 4 to 7, 2017, Las Vegas. More details are found in the...
February 6, 2017
Only two were awarded in this year across USA. Congratulations Tiebiao!! http://me.ucmerced.edu/news/2016/me-grad-student-awarded-yara-n-america-almond-fellowship Background info:  http://snri.ucmerced.edu/news/global-company-partners-uc-merced-almond-research Call for nominations (PDF)...
February 6, 2017
Congratulations to Derek Hollenbeck for winning NSF NRT (National Research Traineeship Award) Fellowship in IAS topic. IAS stands for "Intelligent Adaptive Systems". The NSF NRT on IAS program has a website at http://www.nrt-ias.org/ News release: http://www.ucmerced....
June 24, 2016
Ph.D. Candidate Tiebiao Zhao was invited to speak at CAPCA ED Modesto CE Seminar Stanislaus County Harvest Hall - Room ABC Wednesday June 22, 2016 On June 22, 2016 the California Association of Pest Control Advisers (CAPCA) held its annual seminar. The purpose of CAPCA ED is to...
June 15, 2016
MESA Lab was fortunate to have participated in Drone Information Day at the California state capitol building this past Tuesday. We were able to share our expertise in Unmanned Aerial Systems(UAS) with many industry leaders and legiaslatures as well as reaching out to the general public. We relayed...
June 13, 2016
Congratulations to Brandon Stark for Establishing and Directing UC COE UAS Safety Center! New release: UC Merced Becomes Drone Use Policy Hub Official Web Site and Contact:  Stark, Brandon, Director UC Center of Excellence on Unmanned Aircraft System Safety http://tinyurl.com/UC...
June 13, 2016
At ICUAS 2016, Washington DC, Brandon Stark won the Best Paper Award for the following paper:  Short wave infrared (SWIR) imaging systems using small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) Brandon Stark; Matthew McGee; YangQuan Chen Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS), 2015 International...
June 13, 2016
Welcome! We have three new Ph.D. students to mature as the NexGen Drone Scientists: Derek Hollenbeck, ME (Since summer 2016) Outstanding Senior Award Telecheck, Long Distance Drone.  UTM etc. Garrett John, ME (Since summer 2016) Part of this ...
March 7, 2016
From: Jeff Hall [mailto:Jeff.Hall@ucop.edu] Sent: Thursday, March 3, 2016 3:26 PM To: snip  Subject: UC receives Sec 333 approval for UAS (drone) uses. Systemwide Advice and Support Available   All, The FAA has (finally) issued its authorization of UC...
February 5, 2016
Congratulations to ARUAV TC on the IEEE RAS Most Active TC Award! RAS Most Active Technical Committee Award About the Award Description: To encourage efforts among IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Technical Committees and to annually recognize outstanding performance by a...

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