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Nilufer Onder  

Associate Professor  

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Contact information

Address:
   Nilufer Onder
   Department of Computer Science
   Michigan Technological University
   1400 Townsend Drive
   Houghton, MI 49931-1295

Office:    309 Rekhi Hall

Phone:    (+1) 906 487 1641

Fax:         (+1) 906 487 2283

E-mail:
   My e-mail address is my first name followed by @mtu.edu
      (my first name starts with N)

Schedule:
   My classes are:
     10:00am-11:00am MWF CS3311
      4:00pm- 5:00pm MWF CS4811
Click here for my Spring 2014 schedule.

Research areas

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Planning
    • Planning under uncertainty, contingency planning
    • Probabilistic planning
    • Temporal, concurrent planning
    • Markov Decision Processes (MDPs)
    • Applications
  • Project Management
    • Decision making under uncertainty
    • Intelligent assistance for contingencies
    • Use of AI planning techniques
    • Simulations
  • General AI topics such as agent based design


 

Research

Selected Publications:

  • (2014) Hui Meen Nyew, Nilufer Onder, Soner Onder, and Zhenlin Wang. Verifying Micro-Architecture Simulators Using Event Traces. Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Supercomputing (ICS 2014).
    (Conference acceptance rate: 20% among 162 submissions)

  • (2010) N. Onder, A. Mukherjee, and P. Tang. Construction Management Applications: Challenges in Developing Execution Control Plans. Proceedings of the Twentieth International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2010), pp. 263--266.
    Download paper: [.pdf]
    Download presentation: [.pdf]  [.odp]

  • (2009) R. G. Anderson, A. Mukherjee, and N. Onder. Traversing and Querying Constraint Driven Temporal Networks to Estimate Construction Contingencies. Journal of Construction Automation, Elsevier, Vol. 18, No. 6, pp. 798--813.
    Download paper: [Journal site]

  • (2008) L. Li and N. Onder. Generating Plans in Concurrent, Probabilistic, Over-Subscribed Domains. Proceedings of the Twenty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-08), pp. 957--962.
    Download paper: [AAAI site]
    Download presentation: [.pdf]  [.ppt]

All Publications:

   Click here for the full publication list.

Funding:

  • Interactions Unlimited
    PI: Nilufer Onder
    Funding agency: Stevens Institute of Technology's NSF grant
    Total project value: $2,000.
    Project dates: January 1, 2013 - July 1, 2014 (and beyond).
    ( project website )
  • Implementing a Curriculum for Service Systems Engineering
    PI: Leonard Bohmann
    Funding agency: NSF - DUE
    Total project value: $499,994.
    Project dates: October 2006 - September 2010.
  • A Collaborative Laboratory for Human-Robot Interaction at Michigan Tech
    PI: Deak Helton.
    Funding Agency: DARPA (DURIP), Department of Defense.
    Total project value: $467,017.
    Project dates: April 2007 - March 2008.

Current students:

  • Dean Carpenter (CS undergraduate)
  • Li Li (CS Ph.D.)
  • Hui Meen Nyew (CS Ph.D.)
    co-advisor: Dr. Soner Onder
  • Neelanjana Sachdev (CS M.Sc.)

Past students:

  • Maria Garcia Cuesta (CS undergraduate exchange student, Summer 2010)
  • Aubrey Baker (CS undergraduate, Spring 2010)
  • Engin Maden (M.Sc. in Computer Engineering, METU, Feb. 2010)
    Advisor: Dr. Pinar Senkul, METU
  • Corey Tebo (CS undergraduate, Summer 2009)
    co-advisor: Dr. Amlan Mukherjee
  • Matt Watkins (CS M.Sc., 2008)
    co-advisor: Dr. Amlan Mukherjee
  • Janae Foss (CS Ph.D. program until 2009)
  • G. Ryan Anderson (CS M.Sc., 2007)
    co-advisor: Dr. Amlan Mukherjee
  • Bryan Bonvallet (CS undergraduate, Spring 2007)
    co-advisor: Dr. Soner Onder
  • Jin Sok Lee (CS undergraduate, Spring 2007)
  • Bob Stark (CS undergraduate, Spring 2007)
    co-advisor: Dr. Soner Onder
  • Brian Kirby (CS undergraduate, Fall 2006)
  • Andreas Lundberg (CS undergraduate, Fall 2006)
  • Hui Meen Nyew (CS M.Sc., 2006)
  • Ping Huo (CS&E Ph.D.student until 2006)
  • Virginia Bluth (CS M.Sc., 2005)
  • Garrett Whelan (CS M.Sc., 2004)
 

Teaching

Spring 2014 Classes (Current Semester)

Previous Semesters' classes

Connections classes

 

Service

Student groups:

I proudly advise the following student groups. Dr. Poplawski started the UPE group. We alternate advising duties based on availability. Dr. Ott started the WiCS group and I co-advise with her.

Check out the student group web pages and consider joining them.

Outreach Activities:

  • Science Olympiad Volunteer Coach (2005-present)
    I work with the Washington Middle School and Calumet High School teams. The head coaches are Mr. Hendrickson and Mr. Asiala.
  • Grace Hopper Conference travel scholarship reviewer (2008-present)

University and Department Committees:

  • CS Department TPR committee (2006-present)
  • CS Department Undergraduate Committee (2001-present)
  • CS Department Chair Search Steering Committee (2010 summer)
  • MTU Senate Alternate Senator for the CS Department (2002-2007)
    • Senate Research Policy Committee (2005-2007)
    • Senate Curricular Policy Committee (2002-2005)
  • MTU Childcare Board (2000-2005)

PhD Qualifying Exams:

Please see Ms. Sandy Kalcich at the CS office for information about the qualifying exams.
 

Information

Education:

Biography

   Nilufer Onder received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees ...

About me

   I grew up in a nice town ...