Patrick Sun, Ph.D.

RISElab Director

Research Interests: 
  • Non-contact strain sensing for structural health monitoring 

  • Computer vision-based human sensing in public open spaces

  • UAV-based remote sensing for smart city infrastructure

Academic Training:
  • Postdoc in Intelligent Systems: University of Michigan (2017-20)

  • PhD in Civil Engr. - Structures: Rice University (2012-17)

  • MS in Earthquake Engr.: Southeast University (2009-12)

  • BS in Civil Engr.: Southeast University (2005-09)

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Syed Zohaib Hassan

RISElab Member
Ph.D. Graduate Student

 

Research Interests:  
  • Computer-vision based sensing application for structures and human

  • UAV-based remote sensing for smart city infrastructure

Academic Training:
  • PhD in Civil Engr. - Structures: University of Central Florida (2021- )

  • MS in Automatic Construction: Yonsei University, Korea (2019-20)

  • BS in Civil Engr.: NED University, Pakistan (2014-2018)

Hobbies:

  • Cricket. 

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Seyed Sina Shid-Moosavi

RISElab Member
Ph.D. Graduate Student

 

Research Interests:  
  • Non-contact sensing for non-destructive evaluation

Academic Training:
  • PhD in Civil Engr. - Structures: University of Central Florida (2021-)

  • MS in Structural Engr.: Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran (2014-17)

  • BS in Civil Engr.: Shiraz University, Iran (2010-14)

Experience and Hobbies:

  • Sina worked as graduate research at Tehran University and an engineer in a consulting engineering firm before starting his Ph.D. study at UCF. He enjoys swimming, hiking and watching movies. 

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Kevin Chase

RISElab Member
Undergraduate Student

 

Research Interests:  
  • UAV-based remote sensing and noncontact strain sensing

Academic Training:​
  • BS in Civil Engr. - Structures & Transportation: University of Central Florida (2018-) (EXCEL/COMPASS program)

Bio:

  • Born and raised in Florida, Kevin is an undergraduate student at the University of Central Florida, currently pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering with focuses on Structures and Transportation. His hobbies include Fencing, learning new software, and Tennis. 

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Arnittar Kanya

RISElab Member
Undergraduate Student

 

Research Interests:  
  • UAV-based remote sensing and water network sensing

Academic Training:​
  • BS in Math and Civil Engr.: University of Central Florida (2018-)

Bio:

  • I am currently a senior with an interest in all things science mainly water resources and technology. The main influence that got me interested in STEM was FIRST Robots in middle school. From there it inspired me to do more, mainly in water resources. I believe that with more knowledge and creativity we/I can help solve the global water and sanitation crisis. Hobbies include looking at space videos, learning about stocks, and traveling. 

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Derrick Var

RISELab Member
Undergraduate Student

 

Research Interests:  
  • Base motion system and control

Academic Training:​
  • BS in Mechanical Engr.: University of Central Florida (2019-)

Bio:

  • Derrick was an officer for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (A.S.M.E.) and used this position to connect with individuals and collaborate on objective-based projects. One of his most
    memorable projects is the Claw Bot, where a team of two designed, coded, and constructed a remotely controlled, motorized vehicle to collect an assortment of objects using the arm and claw attached to it. He was also involved in a project where a team was tasked to design a catapult from 3D printed material while abiding by given constraints and objectives. Some of Derrick’s skills include CAD modeling (Solidworks and Autodesk Inventor). His hobbies consist of creating visual arts through mediums such as dance, graphic design, photography, drawing, and is particularly skilled in Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
     

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