Silvia Ferrari

Professor
Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering

Contact Information

543 Upson Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-4216

Silvia Ferrari

Professor
Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering

Expertise

Intelligent control; autonomous systems; learning and intelligent systems

Current Research Interest

Multi-scale sensing and adaptation; estimation of information value in images; inferential decision making under pressure; dynamic and active localization of fugitive emissions; decentralized perception and navigation

Distinction

mAIRsure Advisory Board Member and Partner
Robohub’s One of the Top 25 Women in Robotics You Need to Know About
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
International Crime Analysis Association Research Award
National Science Foundation CAREER Award
Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award

Selected Publications

Rudd, Keith, Greg Foderaro, Pingping Zhu, and Silvia Ferrari. “A Generalized Reduced Gradient Method for the Optimal Control of Very-Large-Scale Robotic Systems.” IEEE Transactions on Robotics 33, no. 5 (2017): 1226-1232.

Wei, Hongchuan, Wenjie Lu, Pingping Zhu, Silvia Ferrari, Miao Liu, Robert H. Klein, Shayegan Omidshafiei, and Jonathan P. How. “Information Value in Nonparametric Dirichlet-Process Gaussian-Process (DPGP) Mixture Models.” Automatica 74 (2016): 360-268.

Cornell Research Website Article

Autonomous Vehicles for Air, Land, and Sea