fbpx Poonawala, Hasan | University of Kentucky College of Engineering


(859) 323-7436
113G Grehan



2018-present: Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky

2015-2018: Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Computational Engineering & Sciences, University of Texas at Austin

2014-2015: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Texas at Dallas


Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2014

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2009

Research Interests

My research interests lie in autonomy and autonomous control of robotic and mechanical systems. My group develops algorithms for controlling robotic systems using decision-making tools from artificial intelligence and machine learning. We focus on the effect of the feedback between robot dynamics and the outputs/predictions of the AI/ML tools, and create new tools that yield provably safe and stable control of robots in uncertain environments.

Strategic Focus Area: Autonomy, Robotics and Controls