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March 8, 2014
Zhuo Li defended his Ph.D. dissertation proposal on Feb. 27, 2014. His committee members include Profs. Stefano Carpin and Gerardo Diaz. His one hour presentation title is "Fractional order MIMO process modeling and control". The committee passed his defense with no reservation. Well done...
March 2, 2014
MESA Lab welcomes three new Visiting Scholars: Prof. Dr. Jiacai Huang, Prof. Dr. Zhigang Lian and Mr. Xiaobao Jia. Details of their research topics at MESA LAB and their publications are briefly listed below. Dr. Jiacai Huang, Visiting Professor, March 2014-Sept. 2014. Topic @ MESA LAB: Fractional...
March 2, 2014
MESA Lab Ph.D. student Brendan Smith was invited to showcase drones at the Drone Conference hosted by Southwestern Law School. Using Drones in the News and Entertainment Industries: The Legal and Regulatory Issues Friday, February 7, 2014 Southwestern Campus 9:00 a.m. - 4:40 p.m. Reception...
March 2, 2014
IFAC World Congress Accepted Contributions   Number Type of submission Authors or proposers Title Profile Status 1114 Contributed regular paper Chun Yin, YangQuan Chen*, Shouming Zhong (46997, 14519, 43497)  Robust stability...
February 17, 2014
The Head of AggieAir Flying Circus (AAFC) Austin M. Jensen visited MESA LAB in UC Merced's Castle Research Facility on Feb. 14, 2014 showing his love in seeing AggieAir's multiplying in California's Central Valley. Morning visitors include a team led by Andy Moreno as well as Dr....
February 17, 2014
The first R&R was on Feb. 9, 2012 started by Brandon Stark, the MESA LAB MANAGER. The 10th MESA LAB R&R Symposium held on Feb. 8, 2014 from 2-6PM. Details can be found here. The event flyer is here. Dr. Chen announced the MESA LAB 2013 top 10s as follows: Top 10 DRONE News of MESA LAB @...
February 17, 2014
Article title: Elevated Research: Peaceful Apps for a New Generation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (PDF form) http://citris-uc.org/elevated-research-peaceful-apps-for-a-new-generation-of-unmanned-aerial-vehicles-2/ CITRIS: The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society...
January 26, 2014
Dr. Guimei Zhang earned her Ph.D. in 2006 from NWPU, China. She is a full professor in Institute of Computer Vision, Nanchang Hangkong University, since 2011. Her research ares are in Image segmentation theory and method, including extraction surface defection using Otsu algorithm based on...
January 26, 2014
It is exciting to announce that UC MERCED MESA LAB has obainted FAA CoA! According to this Map of Domestic Drone Authorizations: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=214769660919529725423.0004bde31d74fe6eb1ece we probably are number 1 in UC system in terms of approved (not applied) FAA...
January 26, 2014
"DATA DRONE" term will be spreading. "DATA DRONE VALLEY" will being forming. Watch the news story and the live eNDA-DRONE demo http://www.kmph.com/story/24486432/u-c-merced-students Next: How to address liabilities and insurance coverage of routine data drone missions? New...

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