The Waggle team is diverse.  Computationally sophisticated, robust, and secure sensor networks must be designed as a partnership with the science teams deploying them.  Our team joins expertise from high-performance computing and electrical engineering to urban science and climate modeling.




Pete Beckman: Team Lead
Pete Beckman: PI & Chief of Waggling

Rajesh Sankaran: Computer Scientist
Rajesh Sankaran: Computer Scientist

Charlie Catlett: Director UrbanCCD
Charlie Catlett: Director UrbanCCD

Nicola Ferrier: Robotics/Vision
Nicola Ferrier: Computer Vision / Machine Learning

Mike Papka: Computer Science
Mike Papka: Computer Science



We also owe a lot to visiting students, who have helped enormously with design and development during each summer.

The 2015 Waggle Team

[caption id="attachment_84" align="alignnone" width="700"]2014 Waggle Team We had 5 students this in 2014 (but some missed out on our group shot)


And 6 students in 2013

Some candid photos:


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Alumni Students:


Amy Wagoner (Ph.D. in Computer Science, Purdue University)
Ben Harsha (B.S. in Computer Science, DePauw College)
Daniel Schrader (Ph.D. in Computer Science, Purdue University)
Kyle Lueptow (B.S. in Computer Science, Northwestern University)
Nathan Havens (B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana)
Maxwell Dribinsky


Nikhat Karimi (M.S. in Computer Science, Northwestern University)
Kaitlyn MacIntyre (B.S. in Computer Science, Northwestern University)
Brett Rhodes (B.S. in Computer Science, Edinboro University)
Georgios Tziantzioulis (Ph.D. in Computer Science, Northwestern University)
Tony Li (Ph.D. in Computer Science, IIT Chicago)


Gavin Strunk (Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Kansas State University)
Nicholas Bond (B.S. in Computer Science, University of St. Francis)
James Bittner (Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
James Adamiec (B.S. in Environmental Science, Hawaii Pacific University)
Erik Keever (Ph.D. in Physics, University of Oregon)
Xiang Zhu ( Statistics, University of Chicago)