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Joseph P. Robinson
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Jonathan Cummings
Undergraduate Student

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Sadjad Asghari Esfeden
Doctoral Candidate

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Andrew Blunt
Undergraduate Student

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M. Usman Ghani
Doctoral Candidate

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Jacob Londa
Undergraduate Student

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Download Resume Joseph P. Robinson
Doctoral Candidate

Joseph P. Robinson is a 2nd year PhD candidate studying computer engineering at North- eastern University (NEU), Boston, MA. His current research is focused on applied machine vision, with emphasis on faces, deep learning, multimodal problems, and database development. Joseph led SMILE lab in their TRECVid debut (MED 2015). Also, he designed difference tools and managed teams to build several image & video databases– most noteworthy, the Families In the Wild (FIW) dataset. Joseph received his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at NEU in 2014, during which time he 1st place in a ECE remote control design contest his 1st year; 1st place in department-wide senior capstone competition his last; and several awards in between. Joseph was active in NEU’s IEEE student chapter, where he held every officer position up to president his senior year. Joseph also was a Relations Officer for IEEE R1 Student Activities Committee Region. He experienced 2 NSF funded REUs (2010 & 2011), and 26 month co-ops at Analogic Corporation & Raytheon BBN Technology. He worked as a grad student intern for MIT-LL (Summer 2014) and at Systems & Technology Research (STR) (Summer 2016).

Download Resume Jonathan Cummings
Undergraduate Student

Jonathan is currently an undergraduate at the University of Rhode Island (URI), working with Dr. Otto Gregory.  This fall, he is studying in France at the University of Technology of Compiegne through the international engineering program at URI, and is seeking an internship opportunity for the spring of 2018. Jonathan is hoping to find something related to the materials and thermodynamics involved with explosive detection.

Download Resume Sadjad Asghari Esfeden
Doctoral Candidate

Sadjad Asghari Esfeden is a PhD candidate in Computer Engineering under supervision of Professor Octavia Camps at Northeastern University. He is working in the field of Computer Vision and Deep Learning for problems such as Video Segmentation, Activity Recognition and Person Re-Identification. He has some R&D experiences with companies like Disney and Hoyos Labs. He was also part of the VAST “Tag and Track” Video Analytics Project with ALERT.

Linkedin link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sadjad-asghari-esfeden-790b0b27/

Download Resume Andrew Blunt
Undergraduate Student

Andrew Blunt is currently a second year mechanical engineering major with a passion for aerospace and robotics. Andrew recently worked on a project that simulated waves through materials of varying dielectric constants to help identify potentially dangerous objects including weapons and explosives. Fun fact, Andrew is an Eagle Scout.

Download Resume M. Usman Ghani
Doctoral Candidate

Usman Ghani is a second-year Ph.D. Candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Boston University (BU).  Usman is working on inverse problems in Computed Tomography (CT) with Professor Clem Karl. His research activities are focused on developing learning-based algorithms to improve image reconstruction algorithms for CT, and his research interests are in the general areas of Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Biomedical Image Processing, and Statistical Signal Processing.

LinkedInhttp://linkedin.com/in/mughani/

Google Scholarhttps://scholar.google.com/citations?user=aVif2ZMAAAAJ&hl=en

Download Resume Jacob Londa
Undergraduate Student

Jacob Londa is in his second year at Northeastern University pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering. He has been working in ALERT’s AIT lab since June 2017, researching a multistatic near-field 3D imaging system for detecting concealed threats. Research tasks include optimizing the radar system to produce accurate images, taking scans and analyzing data in MATLAB, programming the FPGA using VHDL, and working with circuit boards and wiring schematics. He has previously worked at Brooklyn Drones NYC, where he helped customers find information about various aerial drones, while also assessing and repairing consumer drones including the DJI Phantom 3.

Jacob is currently focused on class work and research, and plans to go on his first co-op in the second half of 2018.