education and training
- Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign - (Urbana, Illinois, United States) 1995
- M.S. in Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley - (Berkeley, California, United States) 1988
- B.S. in Mathematical Sciences, Stanford University - (Stanford, California, United States) 1986
- A.B. in Economics, Stanford University - (Stanford, California, United States) 1986
- Motes, J., Sandstrm, R., Adams, W., Ogunyale, T., Thomas, S., & Amato, N. M. (2019). Interaction Templates for Multi-Robot Systems. IEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION LETTERS. 4(3), 2926-2933.
- Amato, N. M., Brock, O., Morales, M., & Thomas, S. (2018). Special issue on “Robotics: Science and Systems”, 2016. Autonomous Robots. 42(7), 1299-1300.
- Amato, N. M., Ekenna, C., Thomas, S., & Roy, N. (2018). Editorial. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ROBOTICS RESEARCH. 37(10), 1115-1116.
- McMahon, T., Thomas, S., & Amato, N. M. (2018). Sampling-based motion planning with reachable volumes for high-degree-of-freedom manipulators. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ROBOTICS RESEARCH. 37(7), 779-817.
- Agha-Mohammadi, A. A., Agarwal, S., Kim, S. K., Chakravorty, S., & Amato, N. M. (2018). SLAP: Simultaneous Localization and Planning under Uncertainty via Dynamic Replanning in Belief Space. IEEE Transactions on Robotics. 34(5), 1195-1214.
- Doctoral Student Workshop on Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics awarded by National Science Foundation 2014 - 2015
- AF: Small: Motion Planning Techniques for Protein Motion awarded by National Science Foundation 2014 - 2019
- Nutrition, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Training Grant awarded by DHHS-NIH-National Cancer Institute 2013 - 2021
- RI: Small: Sampling Based Feedback Motion Planners awarded by National Science Foundation 2012 - 2016
awards and honors
- Montague - Center for Teaching Excellence Scholars conferred by Texas A&M University - (College Station, Texas, United States) - 1 year award 1997
recent teaching activities
chaired theses and dissertations
- Morales Aguirre, Marco Antonio (2007-12). Metrics for sampling-based motion planning. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Tang, Xinyu (2007-12). Techniques for modeling and analyzing RNA and protein folding energy landscapes. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Xie, Dawen (2007-08). Design and implementation of a departmental information management system. (Master's Thesis)
- Lien, Jyh-Ming (2006-12). Approximate convex decomposition and its applications. (Doctoral Dissertation)
Texas A&M University; Engineering Academic Coordination; 3126 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3112