SPARTN team members


Usman Khan, PhD
Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tufts University
Lab address: 196 Boston Ave., Rooms 4022-4023, Medford, MA 02155
Office: 135 Halligan, 161 College Ave., Medford, MA 02155
Phone: (617) 627-5299 | Email: khan AT ece DOT tufts DOT edu

PhD Students

MS Students

  • Alexander Henry, Jun. 2014 to date
  • Michael Tran, Feb. 2014 to date
  • Dibeyandu Das, Sep. 2013 to date
  • Anders Simpson-Wolf, graduated Dec. 2014, Privacy and Differentially Private Methods
  • Luke Grymek, graduated Aug. 2013, Coverage and surveillance with autonomous agents
  • Gerald Solimini, graduated May 2012, Distributed path planning algorithms for UAVs
  • Syed S. Akbar, graduated Dec. 2011, Object recognition on AR-Drone (UAV) platform
  • Qiong Wu (Applied Mathematics), Summer 2012, Stochastic modeling of wind turbines


  • Dong Park, ECE Junior, Apr. 2014 to date
  • Cody Chen, ECE Junior, Jan. 2014 to date
  • Oghenefego Ahia, ECE Freshman, Summer 2014
  • Terrence Tufuor, ECE Freshman, Summer 2014
  • Pratik Chatrath, ECE Junior, visiting student from SVNIT, Gujarat, India, Summer 2014
  • John Kelly, CS Senior, Jan. 2013 to May 2014
  • Cornell Wilson, ECE Junior, May 2013 to Sep. 2013, Aerial robot navigation
  • Karman Chu, ECE Junior, Jan. 2013 to Aug. 2013, Robotic networks
  • Josh Pfosi, ECE Sophomore, Jan. 2013 to Aug. 2013, Robotic networks

  • Senior Design Project, 2014-2015
    • D. Park, C. Chen, and B. Zhang: GPS based self-navigating UAV
  • Senior Design Project, 2012-2013
    • M. Tran, R. Singh, A. Simpson-Wolf, and S. Stanneiwicz: Low-power aerial surveillance for engineering infrastructures
    • Best project in ECE
  • Senior Design Projects, 2011-2012
    • E. Zheng, F. Shaukat, T. Perkins, and Y. Garcia: GPS and compass integration on AR-Drone platform
    • 3rd Place Winners, IBM/IEEE Smarter Planet Challenge: Student Projects Changing the World
    • Robust hardware and software redesign for AR-Drone platform

  • ME undergrads (graduated), Spring 2012: N. Stone, C. N. Bargar, J. Arena, W. Langford
  • Kevin Morrissey (graduated), Distributed control of wind-farms, Spring 2012
  • Hassan Oukacha, GPS-based autonomous navigation, Summer 2012
  • Michael Tran, Decentralized target tracking, May 2011 to May 2013
  • Jesse Weeks, Operational attributes and obstacle avoidance, Summer 2011 to August 2012
  • Tyler Heck (Junior), Feasibility of object recognition algorithm, Summer 2011