Usman A. Fiaz ​  

PhD Student | Robotics, Control, & Learning

I am a 2nd year PhD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering, at the University of Maryland College Park. I am affiliated with the Autonomy Robotics and Cognition (ARC) Lab and the Institute for Systems Research (ISR) under the supervision of  Prof.  John S. Baras.

Broadly speaking, my research interests lie in some of the modern areas of control theory, robotics, and machine learning with special emphasis on autonomous multi-agent systems.
More specifically, I'm interested in the following topics:
  • ​Assured autonomy in multi-agent systems 
  • Programmable self-assembly and distributed self-reconfiguration
  • Autonomous aerial grasping and surveillance

Recently I interned with  Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, where I developed a testbed for UAV based indoor surveillance using deep learning techniques. In past, I have also worked at CERN, and with Prof. Jeff S. Shamma at RISC lab, KAUST.
 Curriculum Vitae
Office # 0201-B
Engineering Annex Building (093)
Autonomy Robotics & Cognition Lab
University of Maryland College Park
20742 MD, USA

fiaz [at] umd [dot] edu
My other interests include photography, drones, football (i.e. soccer), and talking to (arguing with) my friends and elder siblings. Please feel free to reach out, if you would like to talk about my work or discuss something of mutual interest.