Principal Investigator

Dr. Christopher Reardon

Dr. Reardon is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at DU and the founder/ director of the ARISE Lab.  His research interests include human-robot teaming, cognition, perception, and interaction.

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Current Students

Ori Miller

Ori Miller is a Masters student in the Computer Science Department at the University of Denver. He has interests in artificial intelligence and robot perception.

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Aniekan Inyang

Aniekan Inyang is a Masters student in the Computer Science Department at the University of Denver. She has interests in artificial intelligence and its applications. She is a graduate research assistant in the ARISE Lab.

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Ben Dossett

Ben Dossett is a Masters student in the Computer Science Department at the University of Denver. He has interests in augmented reality and human-robot interaction.

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Sherif Bakr

Sherif Bakr received a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in mechanical engineering. They are currently pursuing their Ph.D. in Computer Science at DU. Sherif works on teammate-aware multi-robotic navigation and is interested in new algorithm/product development!

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Max Conway

Max Conway is currently a senior at DU working towards their BS and MS in computer science. They currently are working on sensor fusion for robot perception.  In their spare time,  Max loves walking his dog, Phoebe, playing video games, and finding cool places in Denver to explore with friends.

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Jordan Sinclair

Jordan is working on her Master's at DU in Electrical Engineering, specializing in control systems. She is interested in machine learning and robotics. In her spare time, she enjoys art and web design.

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Joe Ontiveros

Joe is a sophomore at the University of Denver pursuing a BS in Computer Science. He is interested in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.


Yousra Shleibik

Yousra received her master's degree in Computer Science with a specialization in computer vision from UCCS. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in computer science at DU, she is interested in machine learning, computer vision, 3D modeling, robotics, and augmented reality. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and exploring new cuisines.


Janamejay Sharma

Jay graduated with a BS in Computer Science and Psychology from DU.  He is interested in deep learning for computer vision and generative AI. Jay's hobbies include guitar, piano, hockey, and mountain biking.

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ARISE Alumni

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John Mann

John received his BS in Mathematics and Computer science from DU. He worked as the lab manager in the ARISE lab. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing and painting.



Kai Velagapudi

Kai Velagapudi earned her MS in Computer Science and received undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics all from DU.

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Caden Coniff

Caden Coniff earned his BS at the University of Denver in Computer Science and Math. He was an undergraduate research assistant in the ARISE Lab. He enjoys working with graph theory, algorithms, and the intersections of theory and real-world problems. In his free time, Caden is often found climbing, hiking, skiing, and generally enjoying the outdoors.



Khai Lai

Khai Lai earned his BS in Computer Science at the University of Denver. His Graduation with Distinction thesis was titled Teaching Agents Pursuing and Evading Behaviors using Q-Learning with Temporal Difference.  He is interested in basketball, AI, and just coding cool projects in general. "I will become a multimillionaire by 30, you saw it here first."

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