Christopher Vo

Christopher Vo, Ph.D.


Alumnus / Autonomous Robotics Lab / Computer Science / George Mason University
Focus on robustness, scalability, and performance in robot motion.
cvo1 at gmu.edu / Facebook / YouTube / Flickr / LinkedIn


Background


  • 2014 - Present: Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Sentien Robotics, Inc., robotics R&D firm focusing on swarm artificial intelligence for UAS. Defense contractor.
  • 2015 - Present: Adjunct Professor, George Mason University, James Madison University, Old Dominion University
  • 2014 - Present: Founder, IrixMedia Interactive, a robotics hardware and software development firm. Registered vendor for the State of Virginia.
  • 2012 - Present: Executive Chairman, DC Area Drone User Group, a nonprofit community devoted to unmanned systems, pending 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. More than 2,500 members.
  • 2015: Drones and Robotics Program Manager, AES Corporation, global Fortune 200 energy company
  • 2014 - 2015: Independent Contractor, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research
  • 2007 - 2014: Robotics research in GMU MASC: Tracking Using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Tracking and Searching for Multiple Targets, Motion Planning with Deformable Shapes, Behavior-Based Motion Planning for Group Control
  • 2009 - 2010: Autonomous Humanoid Robot Project - RoboCup Kid-Size Humanoid League and Humanoid Motion Planning
  • 2001 - 2013: Director of Information Technology for Altos Federal Group


  • Publications in Journals and Conferences


    A Comparative Study of Control Architectures in UAV/UGV-based Surveillance System, Amirreza M. Khaleghi and Dong Xu and Sara Minaeian and Mingyang Li and Yifei Yuan and Christopher Vo and Arsalan Mousavian and Jyh-Ming Lien and Jian Liu and Young-Jun Son, Proceedings of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, 2014
    Web Site / BibTeX
    A DDDAMS-Based UAV and UGV Team Formation Approach for Surveillance and Crowd Control, Amirreza M. Kaleghi and Dong Xu and Sara Minaeian and Mingyang Li and Yifei Yuan and Jian Liu and Young-Jun Son and Christopher Vo and Jyh-Ming Lien, Proceedings of the 2014 Winter Simulation Conference, 2014
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    DDDAMS-based Crowd Control via UAVs and UGVs, Zhenrui Wang and Mingyang Li and Amirreza M. Khaleghi and Dong Xu and Alfonso Lobos and Christopher Vo and Jyh-Ming Lien and Jian Liu and Young-Jun Son, Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Computational Science, 2013
    Paper / Web Site / BibTeX
    Group Following in Monotonic Tracking Regions, Christopher Vo and Jyh-Ming Lien, Proceedings of the 22nd Fall Workshop on Computational Geometry, 2012
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    Following a Group of Targets in Large Environments, Christopher Vo and Sam McKay and Nikhil Garg and Jyh-Ming Lien, Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Motion in Games, Springer, 2012, Invited Paper.
    Web Site / BibTeX
    Collaborative Foraging Using Beacons, Brian Hrolenok and Keith Sullivan and Sean Luke and Christopher Vo, Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Systems (AAMAS 2010), 2010
    BibTeX
    Scalable and Robust Shepherding via Deformable Shapes, Joseph F. Harrison and Christopher Vo and Jyh-Ming Lien, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Motion in Games, Springer, 2010
    Web Site / BibTeX
    Following a Large Unpredictable Group of Targets Among Obstacles, Christopher Vo and Jyh-Ming Lien, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Motion in Games, Springer, 2010
    Web Site / BibTeX
    RoboPatriots: George Mason University 2009 RoboCup Team, Keith Sullivan and Christopher Vo and Brian Hrolenok, Proceedings of 2009 RoboCup Workshop, 2009
    Paper (pdf) / BibTeX
    Cooperative Coevolution and Univariate Estimation of Distribution Algorithms, Christopher Vo and Liviu Panait and Sean Luke, Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Foundations of Genetic Algorithms (FOGA 2009), ACM Press, 2009
    Paper (ACM Portal) / BibTeX
    Behavior-Based Motion Planning for Group Control, Christopher Vo and Joseph Harrison and Jyh-Ming Lien, Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2009), IEEE, 2009
    Web Site / IROS 2009 Slides (pdf) / Technical Report (pdf) / BibTeX
    RoboPatriots: George Mason University 2010 RoboCup Team, Keith Sullivan and Christopher Vo and Sean Luke and Jyh-Ming Lien, Proceedings of 2010 RoboCup Workshop, 2009
    Paper (pdf) / BibTeX


    Posters, Workshops, and Talks


    Following a Group of Targets in Large Environments, Christopher Vo and Sam McKay and Jyh-Ming Lien, 2013, Presented at INFORMS 2013 Conference. Invited talk.
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    Reusable Sampling-Based Techniques for Manipulation via Pushing, Christopher Vo and Jyh-Ming Lien, Workshop on Progress and Open Problems in Motion Planning, joint with the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2011), September 2011
    BibTeX
    Visibility-Based Strategies for Searching and Tracking Unpredictable Coherent Targets Among Known Obstacles, Christopher Vo and Jyh-Ming Lien, Poster: IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2010) Workshop: Search and Pursuit/Evasion in the Physical World: Efficiency, Scalability, and Guarantees, 2010
    Web Site / BibTeX
    Following Multiple Unpredictable Targets Among Obstacles, Christopher Vo and Jyh-Ming Lien, Poster: ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games (i3D 2010), 2010
    Web Site / Abstract (pdf) / Poster (pdf) / BibTeX


    Technical Reports


    Following a Large Unpredictable Group of Targets Among Obstacles, Christopher Vo and Jyh-Ming Lien, George Mason University, (Technical Report), January 2010
    Web Site / Tech Report (pdf) / BibTeX
    Scalable and Robust Shepherding via Deformable Shapes, Joseph F. Harrison and Christopher Vo and Jyh-Ming Lien, George Mason University, (Technical Report), January 2010
    Web Site / Tech Report (pdf) / BibTeX


    Media Mentions (While student at GMU)




    Code Snippets


    Computer Science @ George Mason University