Volkan Isler

University of Minnesota | Department of Computer Science

Lecture Information:
  • January 27, 2017
  • 2:00 PM
  • ECS 241
Volkan Isler photo

Speaker Bio

Volkan Isler is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Minnesota. His research interests are primarily in robotics, computer vision, sensor networks and geometric algorithms, and their applications in agriculture and environmental monitoring.


Mobile robots equipped with various sensors can gather data at unprecedented spatial and temporal scales and resolution. Over the years, our group has developed autonomous surface, ground and aerial vehicles for finding and localizing radio-tagged animals. Recently, we’ve also developed robotic systems for yield mapping and farm monitoring. I will give an overview of these projects as well as some of the fundamental algorithmic problems we studied along the way.