ARC Collaborative Research Seminar Series
Fall 2018

ARC seminars are free and open to the general public. Center members can download the presentation files on our password-access online portal iARC. Non-ARC attendees please email arc-event-inquiries@umich.edu with your requests.

Parking & directions inquires: Contact arc-event-inquiries@umich.edu by 2:00 p.m. the day before the seminar.

Remote attendance via tele/video conference: Contact William Lim choonhun@umich.edu.

Refreshments will be served 9:15-9:30am. The talks will begin at 9:30 a.m. sharp.
Please note that event venue alternates between University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and U.S. Army TARDEC (Warren).


October 12, Friday (9:30a.m. - 11a.m.)
University of Michigan, North Campus, Duderstadt Center, room 1180

1. ARC Project: Ignition Studies for Kinetic Mechanism Development and Validation
Dr. Andre Boehman, Prof. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

Abstract         To be announced.

2. ARC Project: Boundary Conditions for Predictive Combustion Simulation
Dr. Marcis Jansons, Assoc. Prof. Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University

Abstract         To be announced.

November 9, Friday (9:30a.m. - 11a.m.)
University of Michigan, North Campus, Duderstadt Center, room 1180

1. Talk title to be announced
Dr. Jon Smereka, Ground Vehicle Robotics, U.S. Army TARDEC

Abstract & Biography         Abstract to be announced.
        Dr. Jonathon Smereka is a researcher within the Ground Vehicle Robotics (GVR) team at the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development, & Engineering Center (TARDEC) in Warren, Michigan. Currently, Dr. Smereka is responsible for guiding in-house research and future development activities contributing to the TARDEC Robotics Technology Kernel (RTK) software. His own research focuses on machine learning and artificial intelligence related to robotic behaviors, vehicle perception, and scene understanding. He earned a PhD in Computer and Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2016 under the direction of Prof. Vijayakumar Bhagavatula.

2. ARC Project: Autonomously Learning Mobility Limits
Dr. Ilya Kolmanovsky, Prof. Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan
Dr. Anouck Girard, Assoc. Prof. Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

Abstract         To be announced.

November 30, Friday (9:30a.m. - 11a.m.)
U.S. Army TARDEC, 6501 E. 11 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48397-5000
Building 200B TARDEC University Class Rooms A&B

1. ARC Project: Manned-Unmanned Teaming Mission Integration
Dr. Ed Durfee, Prof. Computer Science and Engineering, University of Michigan

Abstract         To be announced.

2. ARC Project: AI-Based Attacker-Defender Dynamics of Adaptable Fleets of Autonomous Vehicles
Dr. Bogdan Epureanu, Prof. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

Abstract         To be announced.

ARC members can download the presentation files on our password-access online portal iARC.
Non-ARC members please email arcweb-info@umich.edu with your requests.