Mark Costello is a professor in the Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering and the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. He is the Director of Center for Advanced Machine Mobility (CAMM), a multidisciplinary research center consisting of a network of faculty and students focused on mobile platform technologies. Professor Costello's research efforts are focused in the area of dynamics, control, and design with application to a variety of flight vehicles, including rotorcraft, projectiles, parafoils, and unmanned air vehicles. When not engaged in technical activities, Mark enjoys paragliding, playing tennis, throwing pots, and rebuilding vintage Locke lawn mowers.
Arjun Krishnan is a Ph.D. student in the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering. He completed a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering in 2016 and a M.S. in Aerospace Engineering in 2018 from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His current research interests include suppression of helicopter ground resonance using active (robotic) landing gear, and Airborne wind energy harvesting. Outside the lab, he enjoys camping, hiking and adventure biking in the great outdoors with his brother Ashwin.
Ashwin Krishnan is a Ph.D. Student in the Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech. He has always been fascinated by all physical phenomena and how masterfully manipulating them can lead to engineering marvels. He picked up a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering in 2016 and a M.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering in 2018. Both from Georgia Tech, of course. His current research efforts include airborne wind energy harvesting and the suppression of helicopter ground resonance using active (robotic) landing gear. When he isn’t trying to push the limits of autonomous robotic systems, he can be found hiking, biking, camping or kayaking in the great outdoors with his brother, Arjun. Also, he wrote this entire bio in the third person.
Joe Davis is a PhD Student in the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering. He is an Army Experimental Test Pilot and Acquisition Officer preparing for an assignment as a professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He completed his M.S. in Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (both a very long time ago). Joe and his family enjoy serving in local churches and supporting Christian ministry activities.
Sarai Sherfield is a Ph.D. student and a GEM Fellow in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Georgia Tech. She received her B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Norfolk State University. Her research interests are within the realm of control systems and she is passionate about the development of controllers that allow for the safe and reliable deployment of autonomous mobile systems into everyday life. In her free time, Sarai enjoys playing video games, singing, attending musicals, baking pastries, and longboarding around the city.
Cason Butler is a Robotics Ph.D. Student in the Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech. He received a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech and a B.S. in Physics from GCSU. His research interest currently is designing robotic systems to find solutions to difficult problems. In his free time, Cason enjoys gaming, reading, weightlifting, learning about languages, and whatever else seems fun in the moment.
Spencer Mickus is a Ph.D Student in the Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech. He received a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2020. His current research interests are in the development of algorithms to enhance Meta-Optimization techniques as well as applying Meta-Optimization methods to solve system identification problems for aerodynamic projectiles. Outside of the lab he spends his free time hiking and spending time in nature. He also loves to travel, is an avid scuba diver and skier.
Wade Kovalik is an M.S. student in the Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech. He received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech in 2021. His current research interests include multiple-model estimation and adaptive control of hypersonic vehicles, active flow control for hypersonic vehicles, and contact dynamics of constrained flexible multi-body systems. In his free time, Wade enjoys cooking Eastern European food, reading vintage sci-fi, driving on windy roads, listening to 90s DnB, and playing shmup games.
Adrienne Dorr is a M.S. Student in the Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering. She received a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2021. Her graduate work is funded by the Department of Defense’s Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship Program. Her current research focuses on the guidance and navigation of GPS denied drones. In her free time, Adrienne enjoys baking, running, and flying with her new PPL.
Luke Heyerdahl is an M.S. Student in the Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering. He received a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2020. His current research investigates the effects of a bent-frame on the flight dynamics of a quadcopter. He has built a simulation environment in C++, which includes a dynamic inflow model for the quadcopter, waypoint-based navigation, and a Nonlinear-Dynamic Inversion controller. A flight path is generated from the waypoints, and the simulation determines the maximum tracking error of the quadcopter from that flight path for a given amount of damage. In his free time, Luke enjoys reading, gaming, watching baseball, and going out with friends.
Agastya Bagaskara is an M.S. student in the Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech. He received his B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering at Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia. His graduate work is funded by the Indonesian government through the National Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) scholarship. His current research is in systems identification of quadcopter to estimate unknown parameters in simulated quadcopter dynamic model as part of NASA Safe and Secured Assured Autonomy research project. In his free time, he enjoys swimming, cooking, and is a big fan of motorsport and horror movies.