computational robotics

from tasks to motions

Selected Professional Activities

  • Associate Editor
    • IEEE/RSJ Intl Conf on Intelligent Robots and Systems
  • Steering Committee
    • IEEE RAS Technical Committee on
      Algorithms for Planning and Control of Robot Motion
  • Workshops Co-Organized
  • Program Committee
    • IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
    • IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
    • AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
    • Robotics: Science and Systems
    • International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
    • European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
    • International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling
    • Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control
    • IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics
    • Cognitive Robotics
  • Journal Reviewer
    • PLoS One
    • IEEE Transactions on Robotics
    • International Journal of Robotics Research
    • Autonomous Robots
    • Automatica
    • IEEE Transactions on Automated Science and Engineering
    • IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering
    • IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
    • Artificial Intelligence Journal
    • Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
    • Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence
    • AI Communications
    • Journal of Franklin Institute

Awards, Committees, and Services

  • Best Robotics Paper
    Le D and Plaku E (2017): "Cooperative Multi-Robot Sampling-Based Motion Planning with Dynamics." Proceedings of the International Conference on Planning and Scheduling, pp. 513--521
  • Best Student Paper
    Wells A and Plaku E (2015): "Adaptive Sampling-Based Motion Planning for Mobile Robots with Differential Constraints." Springer LNCS Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, vol. 9287, pp. 283--295
  • Kaman Best Researcher Award, School of Engineering, CUA (2015)
  • Office of Naval Research Fellowship, Faculty Research Program, Summer 2014
  • Burns Faculty Fellowship Award, School of Engineering, CUA (2011)
  • CUA Undergraduate Curriculum Board (Spring 2015 -- present)
  • CUA School of Engineering Committee on Appointment and Promotion (Fall 2018 -- present)
  • Chair of EECS Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (Fall 2012)
  • DC FIRST Robotics CUA Exhibition (2012)
  • Engineering New Frontiers Committee (Summer 2011, Summer 2012)
  • Computer Science Curriculum Revision Committee (Fall 2010, Spring 2011)
  • Computer Science Open House (Oct 2011, Jan 2012)
  • EECS Webmaster (Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Spring 2012)
  • Chantilly High School Robotics (Summer 2011)